Convert a Team Viewer session recording into AVI

How to record a TeamViewer Remote session

When you start a remote control session in TeamViewer, you will see the top bar on the screen that has options for TeamViewer session and communication.
From the top bar, click Files & Extras from your remote toolbar, and then click Record to record the session.

Once the session is finished, you will be prompted to save the recording file, and you will need to choose the appropriate path to save the recording.

TeamViewer Recording

After the session is over and the recording is done. You can choose to convert the file from the Extras menu on the TeamViewer main screen. But this option is only available in the Windows version of TeamViewer. File conversion is done by selecting one of the pre-installed “encoders” embedded in your Windows OS.

In the menu of the main TeamViewer window, click Extras > Play or convert recorded session:

Choose the desired file you want to convert.

TeamViewer Recording
The video clip is being played back in TeamViewer. You’re going to have the usual video file play options. Click the Convert icon in the recorded session window. You can set the settings and choose the codec you want for file compression, you can also change the resolution. Click Convert as soon as the settings are configured.

Convert TeamViewer Recording
And that’s done. In my case, I have converted the file to an AVI format. And it’s running smoothly.

Minimize file size

In case you require smaller video sizes, you might want to install an additional encoder. A list of video codecs such as the “ffdshow” can be found under

After installation, select the desired codec from the Codec dropdown in the convert dialogue.