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How to Record Streaming Audio on PC

This tutorial is relevant for the Windows version of Movavi Screen Capture.
If you use Mac, please try our Mac OS screen capture

If you are a music lover or used to listen to internet radio, you probably asked yourself: how can I record online music to listen to it again or to share it with my friends? The answer is simpler than you might think. You don’t need any special hardware for your PC or expensive software to capture live streams and convert them into audio files.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio will help you with recording online audio and saving screencasts in MP3, FLAC, WAV, or other popular format. With this handy online audio recorder you will be able not only to capture audio from the web. You can also use it as a voice recorder, online sharing application, and, of course, a screen video recorder which is MSC Studio’s primary function.

Download Movavi Screen Capture Studio and check this step-by-step tutorial on how to capture online streaming audio. Go through these steps yourself and record a few songs from the web right now!

Step 1: Install Movavi’s Program for Video and Sound Capture

Run the downloaded file MovaviScreenCaptureSetup.exe to install the program and follow the instructions. You are just in three simple steps away from capturing internet audio!

Step 2: Set the Capturing Parameters

Step 2 - Start using Movavi streaming audio recorder

To capture streaming music or podcasts, you should record the screen and then save it to an audio file. First, make sure that the System Audio icon in the middle of the window has a green checkmark (if not, just click on it). Next, open the web page containing your audio track. If there is a music video clip as well, you’ll probably want to record a video stream too. To do this, adjust the yellow frame to the size of your desired video file. If you want to record audio only, you can simply position the frame anywhere on your screen.

Step 3: Capture the Online Audio Stream

Step 3 - Click the button to record audio from computer

Click REC to start sound recording. It will start in five seconds. If you’re capturing some internet radio, a YouTube clip or other webcast from a video sharing website, start its playback during the countdown. Once you’ve recorded the desirable fragment, click Stop or press F10 on your keyboard.

Step 4 (Optional): Cut or Split the Recorded Audio

Step 4 - Use sound recorder on Windows and save the result

After finishing recording you’ll see a preview window with several options. If you want to trim your file or split it into multiple parts, click the Edit button. You’ll be taken to the Video Editor app, where you’ll see your recording in the Media panel. Drag and drop it onto the timeline and move the roller to the point at which you want to cut the file and click the scissors icon to split the recording. If you want to delete the splitted fragment, simply click it and press Delete on your keyboard.

Step 5: Save the Result

Step 5 - Record sound from computer and edit the result

Open the Save as menu in the lower part of the screen, click Video and audio formats, and pick one of the audio formats at the end of the list (marked as Audio Only). Once you’ve chosen the format you want, click Save.

As you can see, internet music capture isn’t a hard task at all if you have the right software. Capture music in MP3, but please keep in mind copyright issues. You can also record sound from your computer, or record your voice. With Movavi online sound recorder for Windows you can do all this in just a few steps. Take a look at other Screen Capture Studio tutorials and try other kinds of screencasting.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

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