2 Ways to Record Mac Screen with Audio

By Carrie Murray, Monday, December 04, 2017

To record Mac screen, you can use QuickTime screen recording. But if you need to record internal audio on Mac as well, QuickTime player is not good enough as the built-in recorder can only record the audio through external speakers and built-in microphone. Here we will introduce you two ways to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac. You can capture screen video with sound, including the system audio and voiceover.

Method 1: QuickTime to Record Screen Video with Audio on Mac

1. Begin QuickTime Screen Recording

Step 1 On your iMac, MacBook, use Finder to find QuickTime player and launch the program.

Step 2 Click File on the top menubar and choose New Screen Recording.

QuickTime New Screen Recording

2. Choose Audio Sources for Screen Video

Step 1 On the Screen Recording box, click the down arrow icon next to the record button.

Step 2 On the drop-down menu. You can choose record audio from internal microphone or an external microphone. If you don't need a high quality of sound, you may just record screen with audio from the Mac's microphone.

QuickTime Record Mac Screen

Step 3 Click the red record button to start capturing Mac screen with sound.

Note: To record system audio on Mac, you can use Soundflower with QuickTime screen recording. Soundflower is an audio system extension that allows an application to pass audio to another application. For example, you can select Soundflower as the output device for YouTube and choose Soundflower as the input device for YouTube. QuickTime will be able to record both screen and video of the YouTube streaming video on Mac.

3. Stop QuickTime Screen Recording

When you have captured everything you need with your Mac screen, you can click the record button again to stop the QuickTime screen recording. Or you can right click on the QuickTime in the Dock and select Stop Recording.

Method 2: Screen Recorder with Audio for Mac

Some users reported that Soundflower doesn't work on Mac OS Sierra. Since QuickTime cannot record internal audio without the help of third-party application, why not replace QuickTime with a better Mac screen recorder?

FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder can work as a great alternative for QuickTime. As a professional recorder for iMac, MacBook, iOS devices, the iOS Screen Recorder is much more powerful than QuickTime.

  • Record Mac Screen with system audio as well as voiceover from microphone;

  • No extra application needed;

  • Mirror Mac screen to Windows PC Monitor;

  • Project multiple device screens, e.g. the screens of MacBook, iPhone, iPad, to the same PC screen.

Windows Version Download

1. Airplay Mac Screen to PC

Step 1 Download FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder on PC and launch the program.

Step 2 Put your iMac/MacBook and a Windows PC on the same Wi-Fi.

Step 3 On the top menubar of Mac, click the Airplay icon and choose Airplay name of iOS Screen Recorder. The Mac screen will be presented on the PC.

Mirror Mac Screen to PC

2. Record Screen and Audio at the Same Time on Mac

Step 1 On the main window of iOS Screen recorder, tick "add an extra lossless quality audio-only Airplay receiver" under Advanced Setting, which allows you record Mac screen video with high quality of sound.

Step 2 Click the record button button to begin recording Mac screen. Make sure you have enabled microphone.

Record Mac Screen with Audio

Step 3 When you have done recording, click the record button again.

Step 4 A window will pops up, click Start Export to save the Mac screen video on the PC.

iOS Export Videos

Now you can use these methods to record streaming video, streaming audio, Skype video call, etc. on Mac. Enjoy!

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