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Recording Encoder Presets Guide

OBS Studio comes with encoder presets to make recording videos in high-quality simple.

Preset Information

Same as stream

This preset uses the same settings as the streaming video encoder. This lets you record exactly the same quality as your stream.

Note: recordings cannot be paused if the recording quality is set to "Same as stream".

High Quality

This preset produces a high quality video with a medium file size.


This preset provides a higher quality video at the cost of larger file sizes and a potential performance impact on older or weaker hardware, depending on the choice of encoder.


This preset produces tremendously large file sizes, around 7 GB of data per minute of video, in lossless quality. This also uses the CPU encoder.