[Tutorial] How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio - Several Easiest Ways Shared

Posted by Bella to Video Recorder, Record Screen | April 27, 2017

Recording screen on Mac has been highly demanded for a long time, either for sharing a tutorial, capturing a game play video or creating a product demonstration. And this can be achieved with QuickTime player. It's built in a reliable screen recorder for Mac users to capture screen activities on macOS in a few clicks. But Mac users many understand QuickTime is malfunctioned to record audio along with screen recording on their Macs, especially when it comes to capturing the sound playing in games, movies, or software running on your Mac. It must rely on the third-party audio recording helper Soundflower to accomplish both screen and audio recording on macOS. If you are fed up with no sound error during screen recording using Mac's QuickTime player, this post will be helpful for you to record gameplays, tutorials, instructions, and any other you've displayed on Mac screen. 

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Part 1: How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio Using QuickTime

QuickTime is far from perfect when you want to record Mac screen together with audio the computer is producing, even when you raise the volume on your speakers. This following steps are in response to QuickTime not recoding sound error.

Download soundflower to record audio on mac

Step 1: Go to Github to finding Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg to download and install Soundflower, which is actually an extension to Mac devices that allows you to route system audio within your Mac.

Step 2: Restart your system so as to avoid any recording trouble.

Step 3: Go to Sound system preference, select the Output tab and choose SoundFlower (2ch) for current audio recording.

record screen with audio on mac using soundflower

Step 4: Open QuickTime Player and initiate the screen recording process after adjusting the sound recording. Go to File on the top bar and select New Screen Recording from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: Tap the little arrow on the screen to start the recording process on Mac screen. Then the QuickTime player will record high-quality video on Mac screen along with high-quality audio by virtue of SoundFlower.

Step 6: Go to System preferences, select the sound settings and choose Internal Speakers as destination to get back your audio on speakers after finishing the screen recording on Mac.

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QuickTime player is totally free and easy to use, which generates videos with high quality. But it isn't the best option for Mac screen recording with sound, because of the following problems:

1. QuickTime player cannot record the audio playing on your Mac during screen recording. You have to rely on SoundFlower or others to capture both sound and video with Mac screen.

2. You have to do some settings before and after the screen recording process, which is troublesome and time-consuming.

3. You have to disconnect SoundFlower in order to hear sound from speakers.

4. QuickTime Player gives no more control in the output options. You cannot record the screen in a format other than MOV or MP4. Besides, the resolution is restricted within 1080p or 720p. This means you have to rely on other software to convert the recorded video to other format for further playing or uploading.

5. Many screen recorders for Mac, including QuickTime, are prohibited from capturing DRM-protected videos, e.g. iTunes movies, or the copy protected DVDs. So you have to rip the protected DVD or remove DRM from iTunes first before recording.

Part 2: Best QuickTime Alternative to Record Screen and Sound on Mac

If you are looking for a free screen recorder for Mac then MacX Video Converter Pro is the good to go for with rave reviews. whether you're recording streaming video playing on YouTube, software training session, demo of your app, video chats, a full-screen 3d game, or whatever displayed on Mac screen, the Mac screen recorder will suit your needs with system audio, microphone or other mic plugged into your Mac being recorded easily. It is also available for you to convert the recorded video to MP4, MOV, H264, MPEG4, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc and even transfer the recordings to a format for playing on iPhone, iPad, Android or uploading to YouTube with great balance between file size and quality.

How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio Using the Best Screen Recorder for Mac

record screen on mac with audio

Step 1: Free download the screen recorder on Mac. Install and run it. Then click Screen Recorder on the main interface to initiate the screen recording feature.

Step 2: Do some screen recording settings:
a. Go to Setting -> Audio Device -> System Sound. Then a message will pop up informing you of installing add-on software to record audio. Just follow the steps and click Install Software button to record screen on Mac with audio.
b. choose the Session Preset and move the Framrate slider to determine the quality of the recorded video.
c. Set the output folder to save the file from the Target Folder.
d. Crop the specific area of the screen to record or simple check Keep full screen if you want to record full screen video on Mac.
e. Check Add recorded movie to convert list, in case you want to convert the screen recording to specific format.

Step 3: Hit Record blue button, then the screen recorder for Mac will capture the screen activities happening on Mac.

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