[2 Solutions] How to Record Screen with Internal Audio on Mac
I'm running OS X 10.8.2 with QuickTime 10.2 and can't get the screen recordings to record audio. No matter what settings I use for input, it ONLY records from the internal microphone. Can I fix it? Is there any way to record internal audio of system sound on Mac?- From Apple Community
Unfortunately, you can't record the internal audio from the system sound on Mac through the built-in recorder - QuickTime. That's because QuickTime only supports recording sound from Microphone through both the internal or external devices. Don't worry, there are two easy solutions introduced in this article. Keep reading and learn how to use the audio extension or professional screen recorders to record internal audio on Mac.
Guide ListPart 1: The Best and Easiest Way to Record Internal Audio on Mac Part 2: Detailed Steps to Record Internal Audio on Mac through Soundflower Part 3: FAQs of Recording Screen with the Internal Audio on Mac
Part 1: The Best and Easiest Way to Record Internal Audio on Mac
Since the built-in screen recorder can't record Mac screen with internal audio of the system sound, AnyRec Screen Recorder will be your best choice. It provides two audio inputs, including the system sound and the microphone. Moreover, this powerful screen recorder has many additional editing functions.
Record Mac screen with the internal or external audio tracks.
Able to record sound from system or microphone with separate volumes.
Provide the full-screen, selected regions, and certain windows to record.
Adjust the output video parameters to keep high quality.
Clip, and edit the recordings easily according to your need.
Step 1Free download AnyRec Screen Recorder and launch it on your Mac. Click the Video Recorder to screen record your Mac with internal audio. If only want to record the internal audio, please choose the Audio Recorder.
Step 2Click the Full button to choose the entire screen to capture or click the Custom button to select the desired region to screen record on Mac. Then you should turn on the System Sound to record the internal audio on your Mac. It can capture all the sounds of games, videos, etc. You can also choose to turn on the Microphone according to your need.
Step 3Click the Record Settings icon on the main interface and choose the Output option in the left pane. Then you can adjust the video format, quality, and frame rate to the desired parameters. Click the OK button to save the changes and choose the REC button to start recording internal audio on Mac.
Step 4After that, you will see a small toolbox with multiple additional editing functions. You can add annotations in real time, and then click the Stop icon as you like to finish recording. At last, clip the recording and click the Save button to save it on local files.
Part 2: Detailed Steps to Record Internal Audio on Mac through Soundflower
Soundflower is a designed audio extension for Mac to capture the internal sound. It is not a recorder, so you need to use it through QuickTime. After learning the easiest way to record system audio on Mac without Soundflower, and you can also know about a relatively complex way to record the Mac screen with internal sound by changing the audio settings in the following.
Step 1At first, you should download and install Soundflower on your Mac, and then click the Audio HDMI Setup button to change the audio settings. Choose the Internal Audio Rec option in the left pane and tick the Built-in Output and Soundflower options.
Step 2Go to the System Preferences and choose the Sound menu. In the Output option, choose the Multi-Output Device as the output sound to record your Mac screen with the internal audio.
Step 3Launch QuickTime on your Mac. Click the File menu and choose the New Audio/Screen Recording option to open the recorder.
Step 4Click the Arrow icon next to the Rec button. Then choose the Soundflower option and click the Rec button to start recording internal audio of system sound on Mac.
You can use QuickTime to record audio on Mac for free. Just make sure to install Soundflower or BlackHole in advance. Otherwise, you may fail to capture computer audio on Mac.
Part 3: FAQs of Recording Screen with the Internal Audio on Mac
1. Can I use Soundflower to record internal audio only on Mac?
Yes, you can. With the help of Soundflower, you can change the output sound to the internal audio. Just choose the Soundflower option when recording the Mac screen with internal audio. Since it changes the audio settings of your computer, you need to restore settings for daily use.
2. Why is there an echo when recording internal audio on Mac through QuickTime?
After you click the Rec button and start recording the internal audio on Mac, you can't adjust the volume of the sound. Otherwise, there will be an echo in the recordings. Please set all parameters in advance.
3. How to record the internal and external audio together on Mac?
You need to add the microphone and Soundflower in the Internal Audio Rec option. And then choose the Multi-Output Device when recording. Besides, the easiest way is to use professional screen recorders, including AnyRec Screen Recorder.
Now, you have learned how to record internal audio on Mac. By installing Soundflower and changing the built-in audio output, you can use QuickTime to record your Mac screen with the internal audio of the system and microphone. Since it will affect the audio output of your daily use, it's not convenient to adjust the settings every time. In this case, have a try on AnyRec Screen Recorder and you will love it.