How to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac

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Recording your screen is an important skill especially if you are a trainer and want to teach people on YouTube without having to show your face.  You need to know How to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac and PC too.

How to record screen and audio with Quicktime Player

When recording on a MAC you will need to have Quicktime Player installed in your device. Quicktime Player usually comes installed in your computer as a media player. One of its important capabilities is to record your screen and use your system speakers as audio recorders.

Although it is great in recording video by default, you will need to add Soundflower extension to record both audio and video simultaneously.

How to record screen

Step 1: Download and install Soundflower extension. Go to preferences and under volume click on create a multi output device. Set master device to Built in output. Sample rate to 441100,0 Hz.

How to record screen soundflower

Step 2: Go to Quicktime player, File – New Recording. Next to the start recording button, click the drop down and choose Soundflower as your mic.

Step4: Start Recording by clicking Record, on the pop up menu that appears.

Step 5: When done, click the red button to stop.

How to record screen and audio with Movavi Screen Recorder

The Movavi screen recorder is one of the best screen recorders out there. Where the Movavi screen recorder dominates most competitors, is the ability to select regions to be recorded and the ability to record in multiple windows or apps simultaneously.

Additionally, the screen recorder is also able to capture audio from your computer or microphone.

These additional features offer you control and make it easier and more efficient as compared to other screen recorders.

Step by step How to record screen Movavi Screen Recorder

Step 1; Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder. Launch the screen recorder on your computer.


Step 2; Open the software. Once opened, click on the recording icon. Draw an area you want to record using your mouse. If you select the wrong section, you can rectify that by adjusting the area at the edges of the box.


Step 3; Capturing audio is quite easy as you only need to select the microphone icon  and/or the speaker icon to turn on or off from your microphone or computer.

Moreover, if you want to record yourself as the screen records, you can use your Webcam. Simply click on the Effects Menu and set up Keystroke recording or Cursor effect for a more professional recording.

Once you are done, you just stop the recording and your recorded video will open up in the inbuilt video editor. The editor allows you to preview, edit, convert and export the video as MP4, AVI, MOV or MKV files.

Capturing System Audio using Movavi Screen Recorder

Sometimes you’d like to record the system’s audio only, without images or recording a video.

Capturing System Audio using Movavi Screen Recorder

Step 1; Once you have launched the sound recorder, click the Add button and add the Audio Recording to the Audio recorder widget to the control bar.

Step 2; select the Audio recording icon in order to open it in a new window and select the speaker icon. Next to the speaker icon is the microphone icon which you can also select if you need both the system sound and  the microphone sound.

Step 3; click on the red button to start the recording and on the bottom you will see the cancel, pause and stop recording.

Similar to the video screen recording, once you’re done recording, hit on stop recording and the inbuilt audio editor will appear where you will be able to play, cut and save the file.

How to record screen and audio with VLC

I believe we are all aware of the VLC media player, since it is one of the most common software used to listen to audios or watch videos.

 What most people don’t know is that you can use your basic media player to record your computer screen.

Step by step How to record screen on VLC

Step 1; Download and install VLC. It is quite easy to get a hold of the software and when you have installed and launched the software you shall open it and we can get started.

Step 2; click on Media on the top left corner of the software. On the box highlighted, click on Capture device.


Step 3; on the tab that appears, change Capture mode to Desktop mode. Then set the frame rate to the desired rate, i prefer 30fps but you can to 50+.

Step 4; Convert. You might not be able to see the button, but below you can see a play option and next to it is an arrow pointing down. Click on the arrow and a dropdown menu will come up with one option being Convert. click on it.


Step 5; Select the Output folder. Once you press convert a box will pop up. Name your file and click save.

Step 6; Click start and there and then your screen recording will begin.

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Step 7; once you’re done, click the stop playback button on the bottom left corner of VLC.

There you go. Your file will be on the destination you saved with the name you saved it by.

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