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How to record streaming audio

This tutorial is relevant for the Windows version of Movavi Screen Capture.
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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 Screen Capture Studio for Windows, 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: Select Capture Mode and adjust settings

Step 2 - Start using Movavi music recording software

For capturing streaming music or podcasts you should record the screen and then save it to an audio file. Please select the Online Video mode on the right-hand side of the interface then go to an Audio menu and make sure that the Record audio option is enabled. For advanced settings, go to Options.

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: Save the recording as audio file

Step 4 - Use audio recording software and save the result

You will see a preview window with four options. Open the Save to menu at the lower part of the interface, click More presets, than expand the central list and choose one of the audio formats which are at the end of the list and marked as (Audio only). Once you’ve chosen the desirable format, click Save.

Step 5: Cut or split the recorded audio

Step 5 - Use sound recording software and edit the result

When the audio file is created, you can edit it within Movavi Video Editor which is a part of the Screen Capture Studio package. Run Movavi Video Editor from your Start menu in Windows, click Open Media File on the left side of the interface, browse your folders to select the file, then drag and drop it to the Audio track on a timeline. Then move the the roller to the moment you want to cut the file and click the scissors icon to split the recording.

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 capture audio from your computer, record your voice, or grab sounds from your favorite video game. With Movavi screen recorder 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.

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