How To Play A Webex Arf File

Playing an ARF file on Webex may seem overwhelming at first, but with some guidance, you can easily watch your recordings without any trouble. As someone who has spent numerous hours using Webex, I recognize the significance of being able to play and distribute ARF files, so let’s explore the step-by-step procedure.

Step 1: Downloading the Webex Network Recording Player

The first thing you’ll need is the Webex Network Recording Player, which is a free software that allows you to play ARF files. You can download it from the official Cisco website at Once you’ve downloaded and installed the player, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

Step 2: Opening the ARF File

Now that you have the Network Recording Player installed, it’s time to open your ARF file. Simply double-click on the file, and it should automatically open in the player. If for some reason it doesn’t open, you can right-click on the file, select “Open With,” and choose the Network Recording Player from the list of available programs.

Step 3: Navigating the Playback Controls

Once your ARF file is open in the Network Recording Player, you’ll see a set of playback controls that allow you to navigate through the recording. These controls are similar to those found in most video players, so if you’re familiar with watching videos online, you’ll feel right at home. You can use the play/pause button to start and stop the recording, the forward and backward buttons to skip forward or backward, and the volume slider to adjust the audio level.

Step 4: Customizing Your Viewing Experience

The Network Recording Player also offers several options to customize your viewing experience. For example, you can change the playback speed by clicking on the “Speed” dropdown menu and selecting a different speed. You can also enable or disable subtitles by going to the “View” menu and selecting “Subtitles” or “No Subtitles.”

Step 5: Sharing and Saving the ARF File

Now that you’re able to play the ARF file, you may want to share it with others or save it for future reference. To share the file, you can click on the “Share” button in the Network Recording Player, which will provide you with options for sharing via email or a link. If you want to save the file locally, you can go to the “File” menu and select “Save As,” then choose a location on your computer to save the file.


Playing a Webex ARF file may initially seem intimidating, but with the right tools and a little know-how, it’s a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined above, you’ll be able to play and share your ARF recordings with ease. Remember to download the Network Recording Player, open the ARF file, navigate the playback controls, customize your viewing experience, and finally, share or save the file as needed. Happy viewing!