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[2 Solutions] How to Record Screen with Internal Audio on Mac

Jenefey Aaron Posted by Jenefey Aaron Oct 31, 2022

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?

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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.

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.

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Mac Internal Audio Recorder

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.

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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.

Screen 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.

Select Recording Area

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.

Output Preferences

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.

Save Video Recording
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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.

Soundflower Input Setting

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.

Sound Preferences Internal Audio Recording

Step 3Launch QuickTime on your Mac. Click the File menu and choose the New Audio/Screen Recording option to open the recorder.

Start a New Audio Recording

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.

Record System Sound on Mac with Soundflower

Tips

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.

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Part 3: FAQs of Recording Screen with the Internal Audio on Mac

Conclusion

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.

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