[FFmpeg-user] Which videoc codec gives best compression for screen recording?

Tobias Rapp t.rapp at noa-audio.com
Thu Nov 13 11:41:57 CET 2014

I want to do screen recording with FFmpeg (on Windows). It works fine 
with "gdigrab" but the output file size is quite high.

What video codecs are available that give good compression for screen 
recordings while maintaining a good picture quality (screen text remains 
readable)? Maybe anybody has created a nice MP4 profile for it?


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