Recording Meetings in Standard File Formats
Numerous web conferencing products record one or the other data type, but not all of them; and most hardware-based video conferencing products are only capable of recording the video and one H.239 data sharing channel. OmniJoin® captures everything it controls in display memory, then runs the data through an encoder that compresses it and creates an output file in one of two industry-standard formats: FLV (Flash) and AVI (Audio Video Interleaved). Many products save their conference data in proprietary formats, which limits playback to those computers with the proprietary player already installed.
Because the recording is in a non-proprietary format, OmniJoin® users can edit the recording with standard tools such as Adobe Flash Professional/Creative Suite, then distribute it as needed.
For the FLV format, any computer running OmniJoin® can play the file in the OmniJoin® Flash Player, which is included in the OmniJoin® application. FLV is also playable on other media players that support Flash — e.g., Adobe C5, FLV Player, Real Player, and many others. Files recorded using the AVI format are playable on Windows Media Player.
In generating the AVI files, OmniJoin® uses compression techniques that are highly optimized for this application — multi-party video conferencing with live sharing and web collaboration — thereby producing a smaller file that makes it easier to distribute.
You also have the option of HTML output. This generates an HTML pointer to the FLV file that you may place on a web server. When users click on the link in the HTML page, it invokes the Flash Player plugin and plays the recording in their browser. This feature may be useful in posting video recordings to websites and employee portals.