“Is there a way to convert .kmz or .kml Google Earth tour files into MP4 format or any other video format? I am currently looking for a way to convert a Google Earth .kmz or .kml tour file to an MP4 file or any preferable movie file format.”
If you are currently looking for a way to convert a Google Earth .kmz or .kml tour file to an MP4 file or any preferable movie file format (e.g. AVI, MPEG, WMV…), you may wish to read this post. It displays an easy workaround to convert KML/KMZ to MP4, MPEG, WMV on a Windows PC or Mac computer.
KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for mobile. KML uses a tag-based structure with nested elements and attributes and is based on the XML standard. KML files and their related images (if any) can be compressed using the ZIP format into KMZ archives.
Currently, only Google Earth can play a kml/kmz. No other tool is going to be able to convert it. For those who are not willing to drop money on Google Earth Pro Movie Maker Module, the alternative, that most people who have posted these GE animated travel-tour files on YouTube, etc., have used is a desktop recorder/video capture app that simply records the GE tour playback from the desktop and then makes a video file, like an MP4, AVI, or MPEG.
Here’s a quick guide demonstrating the process of turning .kmz/.kml to MP4 video. The software we will use is Screen Recorder, a very popular and easy-to-use application that can successfully record .kmz/kml files as MP4 files.
How to record Google Earth kmz/kml video to MP4 format?
Screen Recorder (It has Windows and Mac versions, simply download the proper version depending on your OS.)
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Screen Recorder app, and click “Video Recorder”.
Step 2: Select the recording area on your computer
Before recording with this screen capture software, you should adjust the recording area first. With this Screen Recorder, you are able to choose the full screen or custom the recording area by yourself.
Step 3: Set audio
If you are going to record a video conference, or record the Skype chat, you may need to select both system audio and the microphone. Click the system audio and microphone to make sure the checkmarks appear.
If you are going to save streaming video from YouTube, the music videos, online movies, Netflix or some other sites else, you need to select the system audio and turn off the microphone. Why? Because the noise around will reduce the quality of your video and affect the video effect.
Alternatively, Screen Recorder can be used as the webcam recorder to capture video with your web camera. More amazingly, this software supports multi-monitor recording. That means, if you have one more monitor, you can switch to take record on different monitors. So you can capture music for one second, and then switch to another computer for gameplay recording.
Step 4: Select MP4 as target forat
Click “More settings” in the main interface to custom recording settings before capturing videos. Here you could choose MP4 as output format.
Step 5: Record the desktop screen with this professional Video Recorder
After setting the recording area and audio, you need to open the window which you want to record. For example, if you want to record Google Earth files, you should open the .kmz/kml files, and select the recording video area, then click “REC” on the right side of this video screen capture to begin recording.
Step 6: Click the red pause button to stop recording.
Now you have finished the Google Earth video recording process with this desktop recorder. You can find the generated MP4 video in the output folder easily.