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Cannot see shared desktop in VLC when playing back Webex recordings

I've download the MP4 file of a recorded Webex meeting, which plays back fine in Windows Media Player (on my Win10 laptop).  All shared content is visible.  However when I play the same file in VLC (3.0.6), I get only audio, no shared desktop content.  The only "video" is the still image of "There is no content to view at the moment, either because no content is being shared, or because an unsupported medial object is being shared".

 

This link suggests the problem has to do with the FFMpeg playback codec, and suggests setting the hardware decoding to "automatic".  This is already how my VLC is configured, however.  No hardware decoding setting (Automatic, Direct3D11, DirectX, Disabled) makes any difference.  Nor does changing the output device (Automatic, Direct3D, OpenGL, etc.) fix the problem.

 

Has anyone gotten Webex MP4 playback working properly in VLC?

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: Cannot see shared desktop in VLC when playing back Webex recordings

As a test, do you have the same issue if you convert the ARF to WMV instead of MP4?

Wayne
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Cisco Employee

Re: Cannot see shared desktop in VLC when playing back Webex recordings

Wayne, I don't seem to have that option.  My Webex recordings pages just shows the format they're in (MP4) and gives a download link.  There's no option to access an ARF (or any other) version of the file.

 

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If I go to the info page for an existing recording (which appears to go to an older Webex interface), I again have only a download link (which downloads the MP4 file).  There doesn't seem to be any configuration option anywhere to indicate a different format type to use for recording.

 

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Cisco Employee

Re: Cannot see shared desktop in VLC when playing back Webex recordings

Same issue here.  I can view it in Windows Media player without an issue.  Running VLC 3.0.7.1.  I normally just watch these online but this one I plan to go forward and back a lot and the online version doesn't handle that very well.  Sometimes it locks up and I have to reload it.  I love VLC so was hoping to use it.  Have not found much on a fix. 

Re: Cannot see shared desktop in VLC when playing back Webex recordings

I am having same issue. Has anyone made any progress?

 

Thanks

Dan

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