|My Screen Recorder: Changing Screen Resolution|
Changing Screen Resolution
Screen resolution has an effect on the quality of the screen recording. Recording at a lower resolution can avoid problems when your audience will play your recording on PCs that have lower screen resolutions. If you record your video in a higher screen resolution, it may not be displayed properly on standard monitors or TV sets.
Reducing the screen resolution can produce a smoother video, because recording less information with each frame puts less of a load on the computer's resources. In general, it's a good idea to record at the lowest resolution which still clearly shows what you are trying to demonstrate.
The resolution of the screen (the number of pixels it's divided into) determines the quantity of information My Screen Recorder has to save for each frame of video. The lower the resolution, the less information in each frame, and the smaller the final movie file that is created.
To adjust screen resolution in Windows XP:
- Right-click on a blank area of the Windows Desktop and choose "Properties". You can also open the Windows Control Panel and double-click the Display icon.
- Switch to the Settings tab.
- Drag the Screen Resolution slider to the chosen setting.
- Click OK.
To adjust screen resolution in Windows Vista:
- Open Display Settings by clicking Start >> Control Panel >> Appearance and Personalization >> Personalization >> Display Settings.
- Under Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.