Creating Smaller Screen Capture Recordings On a Mac

When you record the screen for a long period of time, the file can be huge. But by using third-party software like OBS Studio, you can record directly to a compressed file at a fraction of the size, only sacrificing a little of the quality.

Comments: 2 Responses to “Creating Smaller Screen Capture Recordings On a Mac”

    Razvan Mihai
    3 years ago

    Gary: Another drawback of using Quick Time is that the audio is recorded from the mac output speaker. With OBS, is there a way to route the audio signal in such a way as to capture the original audio input?

    3 years ago

    Razvan: Computer audio is not recorded with macOS screen capture at all. Well, your mic can pick up the sound from the speakers, but that's not really a good way to do it. You can use a third-party app to re-route the computer audio to either macOS screen recording or OBS. See

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