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4 Ways to Record Your Computer Screen and Audio
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How to record a computer screen with audio on a PC or Mac
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder
First, you need to download the software. Make sure you are getting the version appropriate for your operating system. Once downloaded, follow the installation instructions and launch the program.
Step 2. Adjust settings and recording parameters
You'll notice a small navigation panel appear when you open the software. Click on the Screen recording button to start the process. Drag your crosshairs to select the area of your screen you want to record.
Once the screen capture area is set, you'll see additional options on the bottom right of the frame. Here, you can adjust settings like microphone audio, webcam source, and cursor highlights.
To screen record with computer audio, turn on desktop sounds by clicking the System audio icon. If you want to capture a video with voice, make sure the Microphone icon is on. With those ready, you can move on.
Step 3. Screen-record with computer audio
Just hit the REC button to start the screen-recording process.
Step 4. Save and share the recording
Click the Stop button when you’re done recording. A preview window will then appear. Here, you can remove sections of your video by dragging the white pointer to them and then clicking the Scissors icon. To cut out the fragment, hit the Delete fragment button.
To save the video, click on Export and choose your format settings. You can also directly share the file to platforms, including YouTube and Google Drive.
Then you’re done! You’ve learned how to record your computer screen and audio on a PC or Mac in just a few steps.
How to screen-record with computer audio online
Step 1. Go to Screen Capture
Open your internet browser and visit the Screen Capture website. Since this is based online, you can access it through any operating system, whether it's Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Step 2. Enable your preferred recording settings
On the homepage of the Screen Capture website, you’ll see four checkboxes: Microphone, Sound, Webcam, and Watermark. If you want to screen-record with computer audio, ensure the Sound option is ticked.
If you want to add camera footage with sound, enable the Microphone and Webcam functions. Since the service is free, you’ll have to settle with watermarks on your outputs. To remove them, the site will prompt you to purchase any of their paid plans.
Step 3. Capture audio and video
Ready with your recording parameters? Then press the green Start Recording button. A new window will pop up, asking you to choose which screen to capture. You can record a browser tab, a window, or your entire screen.
Once you’ve selected a capture area, click the Share button to start the screen recording process.
Step 4. Download your screen recording
To finish the recording, click Stop Recording. You’ll get to see a preview of what you just screen recorded. If you’re satisfied with the results, go ahead and hit the Download button to get your file.
If you want to re-record, simply click New Record under the Download button and repeat the process. That’s how easy it is to screen-record with computer audio online!
How to record your computer screen and audio using an extension
Step 1. Add the extension to your browser
Step 2. Select your screen-recording settings
Extensions can be found on the top-right part of your browser. Click on the Nimbus icon to open the settings. To access the screen-recording settings, click on Record Video.
Toggle the sliders shown and enable the ones that will allow you to record both audio and video. You can go to Video Settings to customize further and adjust video quality and recording countdowns.
Step 3. Screen-record with sound
Hit the Start Record button to move on. If you enabled annotation features, you can select an annotation tool while recording. Remember that the free version of Nimbus only allows 5-minute-long videos.
Step 4. Save your recordings
When you’re done, stop the recording and save the file to your disk. With the premium version, you can enjoy additional sharing features, like trimming your video, converting to MP4 or GIF, and direct uploading to Google Drive or YouTube.
That’s it! You finally learned how to record on a computer with sound with a browser extension.
How to screen-record on a computer with sound on Linux
Step 1. Install and launch Kazam
To install Kazam, open the Terminal and type the command: sudo apt install kazam. If you want to use the more recent version, which is version 1.5.3, run the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sylvain-pineau/kazam.
Once installed, launch the program through the Application menu.
Step 2. Choose your preferred recording parameters
From the main menu, you can pick which area you want to record. Choose from Fullscreen, Window, Area (for custom area), or All Screens. Then, tick the checkboxes you prefer for your recording.
To enable screen recording with sound, check these boxes: Sound from speakers, Sound from microphone. If you want to include all system sounds and webcam footage, include the checkboxes Mouse cursor, Key presses and mouse clicks, and Video from webcam.
Step 3. Capture your screen with audio
All set? Hit the Capture button to start recording. You can also use the shortcut keys Super + Ctrl + R. If you enabled a countdown, wait for it to hit zero before beginning any activity you want to record.
To pause the recording, press Super + Ctrl + P on your keyboard. If you want to quit the recording entirely, simply hit the keys Super + Ctrl + Q.
Step 4. Stop recording and save your video
To finish recording, you may use the shortcut Super + Ctrl + F. Your recorded video will then be saved to your computer or laptop.
Congratulations! You know now how to record your computer screen and audio on Linux.
Features to consider when choosing a screen recorder
Frequently asked questions
Why is there no audio when I screen record on Windows?
If you're using Windows and the audio isn't being recorded when you screen-record, it's likely because your sound settings are not set up correctly. To fix this issue, go to Control Panel > Sound > Recording tab and make sure that both Microphone and Stereo Mix (or similar) are enabled. Also double-check the recording parameters in your screen-recording software.
How can I record my PC screen with audio?
You can record your PC screen with audio by using a specialized program, such as Movavi Screen Recorder. Just follow the instructions below:
Download and install the program.
Download Movavi Screen Recorder
Adjust the recording settings.
Hit the REC button to start recording.
Save a video on your computer or share it.
How can I record my computer screen with sound online?
If you don't want to download any software, you can use Screen Capture by Movavi. This online tool allows you to record system sounds, microphone sounds, and your screen. And you don't need to install any additional programs.
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