Zoom recordings are automatically converted to MP4 and saved to your computer. But sometimes, the conversion fails, and you have the .zoom files for your recordings. In such a case, you need to convert zoom recording to MP4. In this article, we will share some simple methods to convert zoom to MP4 and discuss where recorded zoom meetings go.

Part 1: Convert Zoom Recording to MP4 within Zoom Client App

If your recording is not saved to your computer in the MP4 format, you can easily convert it into MP4 using the Zoom Desktop Client. It is the simplest way to do that, and you just need one click to convert the file. Follow the steps below and convert your .zoom file into MP4.

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Step 1: Open the Zoom Desktop Client App

Open the Zoom app on your computer. If you have recorded any meetings, you will find them in the app.

zoom desktop app

Step 2: Go to Meetings

On the top of the window, you will see a few tabs. Click on Meetings. On the Meetings page, you will see two tabs: Upcoming and Recorded. You need to click on Recorded.

zoom recorded meetings

Step 3: Convert the File

On the left, you will see the meetings you have recorded. Click on the recording you like to convert. If the recording is in the .zoom format, you will see the Convert button. Otherwise, you will have the Play button.

zoom file convert

Click on the Convert button, and your recorded file will be converted quickly. Now, you can play the video.

Advantages:

yesIt is the simplest method to convert a zoom file to MP4.

yesYou do not need any third-party tool.

yesIt converts the file quickly with one click.

Disadvantages:

noIt might not work in every condition.

noYou might not see the file in the recordings.

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Part 2: Record the Zoom Meeting with Filme

Zoom has a built-in recording feature, but you can only record the meeting if you are the host or you have permission to record the meeting. Therefore, you cannot record your meetings whenever you like. The best solution to these problems is a third-party screen recording tool, such as Filme.

Filme is quite simple and easy to use. You just need to follow a few simple steps.

Note
If you want to record the external voice, you need to go to the Editing Mode and start the video recording and audio recording simultaneously.

Step 1: Launch Filme

After installation, open Filme on your computer. You will see a few options. Click on Screen Recorder.

filme screen recorder

Step 2: Adjust the Screen

Now, you will see a big rectangle on the screen. This rectangle is the recording area. You need to adjust the rectangle according to your needs.

filme select recording area

Step 3: Start the Recording

At the bottom right corner of the screen, you will see two buttons and a timer. Click on the red button to start recording. Your recording will start instantly. You can also pause it whenever you want.

filme record zoom meeting

Step 4: Stop the Recording

When you are done, click on the red button again to stop the recording. The video will appear on the timeline of the video editor.

Step 5: Edit the Video

Filme is a complete video editor, so you can edit your zoom recording. You might need to cut certain parts and adjust the duration. You can apply filters, text, images, transitions, stickers, or anything you like.

filme edit zoom meeting

Step 6: Export the Video

After all, click on the Export button. Select MP4 or any other format as well as other settings and save the video.

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Advantages:

yesYou can record the meeting without permission.

yesIt is quite simple to record the screen; you just need one click.

yesYou can edit the video after recording it.

Disadvantages:

noThe screen recording feature does not record the voice.

Part 3: Convert .zoom Files to MP4 by Switching with New .zoom Files

This method is a hack that can work in some cases. You can try it for converting zoom files to MP4. It works on the fact that Zoom converts the recording to MP4 when the meeting ends. We can take advantage of this fact by creating a new meeting and recording it, and we will replace the newly created zoom recording file with the previous non-converted files so that they can be converted to MP4 once the meeting ends.

Let's have a look at the steps.

Step 1: Copy the Zoom Files

First, you need to find the non-converted zoom files. The easiest way is to open the Zoom app. Go to Meetings>Recordings. You will find the recordings there. Even if you do not find your recording there, click on any recording. Click on Open. This will open a folder. All Zoom files are stored in this directory, and you can find the zoom files you need to convert. Once you find the files, copy them.

zoom recordings

Step 2: Start a New Meeting and Recording

Open the Zoom app and start a new meeting. Start the recording and after a few seconds, stop it. Now, go to the same directory where zoom files are stored. You will see the newly created recording folder. Open the folder and replace the files with the files you copied in the last step.

zoom recording zoom format

Step 3: End the Meeting

Now, stop recording and end the meeting. The Zoom app will convert the file to MP4, and after conversion, you can go to the same folder and see your recording.

Advantages:

yesWorks in many cases

yesIt does not require a third-party tool.

Disadvantages:

noIt is a bit difficult and confusing.

noIt might not work in your case.

Part 4: Where Do Recorded Zoom Meetings Go

Zoom recordings are automatically saved in a folder. You will find all recordings at one location.

(1) Find All Recordings in Zoom Desktop (Mac/Windows)

In Windows, you will find the directory in the Documents folder. Go to the Documents folder and find the Zoom folder. All your recordings will be here. There will be a separate folder for each recording.

If you cannot find the location, you can follow this,

Go to C> Users > [Username] > Documents > Zoom

zoom recording saved folder

On a Mac, there is also a separate Zoom folder for recordings, and it is inside the Documents folder. Go to Users > [Username] > Documents > Zoom. You will have the folders of all the recordings.

(2) Find All Recordings in Zoom on the Web

If you are using the web application of Zoom, then your recordings will be saved in the cloud. It is quite easy to access these recordings.

Open your profile on the Zoom web app. You will see the Recordings tab on the left. Click on it, and you will find the Cloud Recordings there. Click on it and see your recordings.

zoom cloud recordings

Final Words

We have seen how to convert zoom recording to MP4, and we have shared two methods to do that. The zoom files are automatically saved on your computer, and you can find them and convert them.

The best method to record a Zoom meeting is by using a screen recording tool, such as Filme. You won't need any permission, and you can edit your recorded video and save it as you like.