How to convert Zoom recording to MP4?
Help! Zoom recording stuck converting to .MP4
-Questions from Zoom Community
Do you have ever recorded a Zoom recording but found it in a format that can’t be easily played? If so, you’re not alone. Sometime, a suddenly stop or breakdown will create a .zoom file or a corrupted recording that can’t be opened directly. Fortunately, there are many workarounds that help you convert Zoom recording to MP4 in minutes so that you can share and play with ease.
In this article, we’ve gathered the 5 best ways to convert a Zoom recording to an MP4 with a step-by-step guide. And in the last section, you’ll also learn something about FAQs of Zoom recording. Let’s dive in right now!
Method 1: Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 via Zoom Client App
By default, Zoom will automatically convert your local recording to MP4. However, if it fails, follow the step below to manually convert the Zoom recording to MP4 within the Zoom Client App.
Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 via Zoom Client App
The process of turning Zoom recording to MP4 via Zoom Client App is straightforward and easy but it may fail to work under the circumstances below:
Method 2: Use Transcode on macOS to Convert Zoom to MP4
If you can’t confirm the recording file location on Zoom, Transcode, a free and open-source tool recommended by Zoom officials, is your go-option to convert Zoom recording into MP4. Since it’s platform-specific, it may not be suitable for other platforms like Windows and Linux.
Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 via Transcode on macOS
Method 3: Convert Zoom to MP4 via zTscoder (Windows Only)
Like macOS users, Zoom also provides a built-in converter named zTscode.exe for Windows to convert Zoom to MP4. Simply follow the steps below to learn how to turn Zoom into MP4 using zTscoder.
Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 via zTscoder
Note: If zTscoder doesn’t respond, use zTscoder.exe alternatively. Go to Control Panel > search System and Security > System. Then navigate to the Advanced system settings > Environment Variables > type C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Zoom\bin to launch the conversion.
Method 4: Turn Zoom Recording to MP4 via a Trick
This trick is recommended by a user on Zoom Community that can work in some cases. It runs based on the fact that Zoom converts recordings to MP4 automatically when the meeting ends. So, you need to create a new meeting and record it. When it ends, replace the new file with the previous non-converted file. By doing so, Zoom may be tricked into converting the earlier recording to MP4.
Let’s see how to turn Zoom recording to MP4 using the new Zoom file.
Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 via Trick
Method 5: Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 by Screen Recording
If none of the tips are useful or you prefer a more straightforward workaround with flexible editing, then try FlexClip’s online screen recorder to convert existing Zoom recordings to MP4 easily. It captures all sorts of Zoom recordings with audio and saves them in MP4 for free. No download or editing experience is required.
Besides screen recording, FlexClip has more to offer for Zoom recordings:
Use FlexClip to Screen Record Zoom Recording
Make Settings of Audio Options
Check the Completed Zoom Recording
1.What is a Zoom file?
A Zoom file is a Zoom recording that has not been converted to .MP4 file. It typically contains video, audio, or text data recorded through Zoom with a name of double_click_to_convert_##.zoom.
To play a Zoom file, a conversion to MP4 or M4A is required.
2.Why I Zoom not converting?
Many reasons will lead to a failed conversion, and here we’ve listed some causes.
3.How to extract a transcript from my Zoom recording?
Although Zoom provides an automatic transcript feature, it’s only accessible to a paid subscriber who happens to be a host or a co-host of the Zoom meeting/webinar with many limitations. Alternatively, you can use FlexClip’s online transcript generator to automatically extract a transcript from Zoom recording with ease.
It can accurately transcribe meetings in 140 languages and download the Zoom transcript in SRT, VTT, SSA, ASS, SUB, and SBV files. Meanwhile, you can customize the generated transcript by changing font, size, style and more.
Here's how to convert Zoom recording to transcript using FlexClip.
Make Settings and Launch Transcript Generation Process
Download the Generated Zoom Transcript