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YouTube Recorder: How to Record YouTube Videos on PC

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, July 19, 2018

Updated on April 08, 2019: Add tip for editing the recording.

Since you're here, you must be finding a way to download YouTube videos or audio. We all have some favorite videos on YouTube. Whenever we want to watch them we just rush to YouTube. However, what if I want to download YouTube videos to my computer for offline watching? It is a pity that we users can't find any download button on YouTube.

You may have tried searching "how to download YouTube videos" on Google. True, there are some kind of YouTube downloaders that can save YouTube videos according to the URL that you copy. However, some online YouTube downloaders are not safe and may do harm to your computer: they may steal user information or occupy your bandwidth for their own use.

Let's jump out of the box. If we can't save YouTube videos safely, just record it with a YouTube video recorder! Now we're going to take you through it, no matter you want to keep a video or simply a song from YouTube.


WARNING: Downloading videos is a violation of the YouTube Terms of Service, and the videos you download or record from YouTube should not be for business use.

Record YouTube Videos on PC

FonePaw Screen Recorder, is an easy but powerful screen recorder that can capture your screen on Windows and Mac computer with or without audio. It can be used as a YouTube video/audio recorder to capture video or audio from YouTube.


FonePaw Screen Recorder Homepage


There are more than 8 reasons why we recommend it to record a YouTube video on PC:

  • Record YouTube videos with system audio, the sound that comes from the videos;

  • No recording time limit. Feel free to record YouTube videos for hours;

  • Support scheduled recording, which means that the recorder can end recording automatically, saving your time of waiting up beside the computer for the recording to finish;

  • Record audio so that you can rip music only from YouTube;

  • Record YouTube videos in multiple formats, including GIF, MP4, MOV, WMV, TS, AVI, F4V;

  • Capture audio from YouTube to MP3, M4A, AAC, WMA;

  • Capture still images from YouTube videos; Record YouTube videos in up to 60fps.

Besides using this recording software for YouTube, you can also use the recorder to record screencasts. When doing screen recording, the recorder provides you tools to annotate , track mouse action, share screen capture with your friends via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. 

Try it here. And download YouTube videos in only 4 steps.

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Step One: Start Video Recorder for YouTube

Play the video that you want to record on YouTube. Then open FonePaw Screen Recorder. Enter the homepage and click Video Recorder.


Video Recorder for YouTube


Step Two: Select YouTube Window to Record

A rectangle of blue dotted lines and a floating control panel will appear. Click the arrow-cross icon on the center of the rectangle to drag it over the YouTube playback screen. Then adjust the border until the rectangle perfectly fits the playback screen.


Record YouTube Videos on PC


If you play the YouTube video in full screen, simply click the arrow down button in Display and choose to record in full screen.

Before starting recording, you may go to More Settings and customize output settings such as in what format and quality you would like to save the YouTube video, where to save the videos, whether to include mouse action in the recording, etc.


Step Three: Record YouTube Videos to PC

Turn on System Sound to make sure the recorder capture audio in the video as well. Then click the REC button to start recording. While recording, a control panel will appear (unless you have enable "Hide float bar during recording" in Settings), where you can pause or stop the recording. If you need the recording to stop automatically when the YouTube video ends, click the timer icon and enter the video length to schedule a recording.


Schedule YouTube Video Recording


Tip: While recording the YouTube videos, there are annotation tools that let you draw, write on the video.


Step Four: Preview, Save, and Share YouTube Video

Once the YouTube video is recorded, click REC button again to stop. You can play the recorded YouTube video, rename it, and also share it to social media in just one click.


Isn't it easy? Have a try right now!


Demonstration Video on Recording YouTube Video on PC



Record Audio from YouTube on PC

If you would like to rip audio from YouTube or record music from YouTube on PC, you can also use FonePaw Screen Recorder. Recording YouTube audio to PC is quite similar to record a video.

Step 1 Select "Audio Recorder" in the homepage.


Audio Recorder for YouTube


Step 2 Click More Settings, navigate to Output area to decide the format to save YouTube audio (MP3, MWA, M4V, AAC) and the audio quality.


Save YouTube Audio to MP3


Step 3 Turn on System Sound and turn off Microphone to make sure that no external audio can be captured while recording the YouTube audio.

Step 4 Click REC button. There will be 3 seconds countdown. Play the music, songs, or other audio files on YouTube before the countdown finishes.


Record YouTube Audio on PC


Step 5 When YouTube stops playing, click REC button again to end the recording. The YouTube audio will be saved on PC in the location that you have chosen.

Tip: Edit the Recording with Simple or Advanced Features

Both video recording and audio recording can be edited for a better movie or audio file. PawEditor is the one that 30k users tried and recommended in this month. Only with 3 mintues, will you create a video with your own style. No skills and experience required.

For example, if you want to edit your video recording, try:

1. Add the video to the library and drag it to the timeline.

2. Select template from Effect, Transition, Color and add to the element.

As for setting the transition between two scenes, the following image guide will direct you for a vivid video.


Add Transition to Video

3. After editing, export it in certain format you like. MP4, MOV and more are supported.

All the above are the easy ways to save YouTube videos/audio to PC. If you find it useful, please give us a like! Have a nice day!

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