How to Compress Screen Recording to Smaller File Size on Windows 10/11?

A screen recording can be a great way to share information with others, but the file size will quickly become large and unmanageable, especially when you are recording videos in HD or UHD standard. Given this, we will explore some of the ways to compress screen recordings. We will also provide tips on how to record screen with a low file size.

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Kevincy | Oct 26, 2022

Part 1 - How to Compress Screen Recordings with 6 Flexible Ways?

Part 2 - How to Record Screen in Smaller File Size Directly?

Screen Recording File is Too Large to Manage?

Confronted with a full folder of large-sized screen recordings? Oh my gosh, it's probably a real pain when you want to save space on computer/hard drive, upload the screen recording to a website that has a size limit, or transfer to another device. It is not uncommon for those who want to compress the video size of their screen recordings.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways available for compressing screen recordings, but if you not feeling comfortable with industry-specific jargon and advanced video editing, I'll introduce an all-round yet simple application, and show you how to reduce size of screen recording in Windows 10/11.

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Compress Video Size of Screen Recording with a Handy Utility

Most people would be hampered by improper operation and lack of video editing skills. But don't panic, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro has you covered with a one-stop solution to simple video processing. It's a novice-oriented application that incorporates multiple features, allowing you to resize screen recordings by six methods. In addition, it comes with a Screen Recorder with low file size. So you don't need to jump from screen recording compressor, editor, recorder to converter software and back again, this app can meet all your needs.

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How to Compress Screen Recordings with 6 Flexible Ways?

Step 1 - Add Large-Sized Screen Recordings

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open "Converter" module. Press "Add Files" button to add your screen recordings, or just perform a quick drag-and-drop. It may need a while to load all of them depending on the file sizes and the number of files.

Step 2 - 6 Flexible Ways to Compress Video Size of Screen Recording


#1. Choose an Advanced Encoder - HEVC or VP9

Expand 500+ optimized presets on the right side. Navigate to "Video" category and select "H265 for MP4", "H265 for MKV" or "VP9" profile to compress screen recordings to smaller file sizes without losing any quality, which offers up to 50% better data compression at the same level of video quality if your original recordings are encoded with H.264 and VP8.

#2. Lower Video Bit Rates

Select a preferred export format, open "Parameter settings" window to reduce the video bit rates or change CBR to VBR, which will reduce size of screen recordings at the expense of sacrificing the video quality.

#3. Batch Compression Bar

Select a preferred output format, press "Batch compression" icon on the bottom of the program to activate the feature. Once the icon becomes orange, move the slider along the bar towards the right to batch compress screen recordings.

#4. Downscale Resolution of Screen Recordings

Select a preferred output format, then you can move the slider along the "Quick setting" bar underneath the Format Profile section to downscale video resolution from 8K to 4K, 4K to 2K, 4K to 1080p or 1080p to 720p. Alternatively, you can also open "Parameter settings" window to change video resolution to make screen recordings smaller.

#5. Decrease Frame Rate

If the original screen recordings are captured in 60fps or higher, after you choose a desired export format, open "Parameter settings" window and change the frame rate to 24fps or 30fps, which can also compress video size of screen recording to a large extent.

#6. Trim Screen Recording

Choose a desired export format, then click "Scissors" icon on the editing toolbar to open "Trim" windows. Move the two sliders to select the desired video segment, or input start time and end time for fine-tuning, then click Trim button. You're allowed to split screen recording video into multiple parts. If needed, you can also merge multiple video segments together later. You can also crop screen recording to remove unnecessary objects for screen recording video compression.

Step 3 - Batch Compress Screen Recordings

Once you choose any option, specify a destination folder below. Lastly, press "Run" button to batch compress screen recording Windows 10/11 at a fully hardware-accelerated speed.

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How to Record Screen in Smaller File Size Directly?

The above content tells you how to compress the off-the-shelf screen recordings, and I bet you've figured out the major factors that can determine the file size: Video Bit Rate, Codec & Format, Resolution, Frame Rate, and Duration. To your surprise, as a feature-packed application, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is also capable of hardware-accelerated screen recording with low file size.

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Step by Step Guide on Screen Recording with Low File Size

Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open "Recorder" module.

Step 2. Select a recording mode among 4 options: Custom Mode, Full Screen Mode, Gaming Mode, and Audio-Only Mode.

Step 3. To record screen with low file size, you can record a part of the screen, choose Low Quality, or select a lower FPS value.

Step 4. Decide to record sound from computer system or Microphone or both.

Step 5. Choose a destination folder to save the output recording file. One more thing, remember the shortcut to stop the recording: Ctrl + F1.

Step 6. Finally, hit the big red "REC" button. After a 5-seconds countdown, it will start the screen recording in smaller file size.

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Final Words...

That's all I want to share with you about how to compress screen recording to smaller file size on Windows 10/11 with great ease. You know, compressing a screen recording means reducing the file size without compromising on quality. This can be done using many such software programs, but choosing the right one can be a challenge.

Fortunately, it won't be a head-scratching issue anymore. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro makes it quite easy to compress screen recordings for transferring between devices or uploading online, and you don't have to install multiple applications on your computer. The functional application can bring you different experiences. Don't hesitate to free downloadfree download and give it a bash. I can imagine a joyful "WOW" coming out of your mouth. Cheers!

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