1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 19, 2012 10:29 PM by David Strumsky
David Strumsky Level 1 (15 points)

Something's changed on me... Now when I use QuickTime to record (using "New Screen Recording"), it records the portion of the screen I've selected same as always but the resulting file is way fat.

Get Info says its recorded as: codec Photo-JPEG.

It used to record in H.264 but now it's a bloated file and this screwy wrong format.


How do I change it back to record screen as a H.264 file?

I see only options for Quality: Medium or High. (I choose Medium.)

I'm using latest Lion and QT.

Any ideas...? Thanks

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • David Strumsky Level 1 (15 points)

    Further research answered my question. Found my answer posted by QuickTimeKirk on a related topic:


    "There are two options for quality in the screen recording set up (Medium and High). Medium uses Photo-JPEG codec and High uses H.264. Medium quality actually makes much higher file sizes."


    My thanks to QuickTimeKirk. Since I haven't seen any of this extremely helpful info posted here or in a Google web search, I must assume I'm the only idiot on the block. However, let's get the word out.