How to Use Streaming Audio Recorder

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi Screen Recorder
  2. Specify the settings
  3. Capture the online audio stream
  4. Save your recording

How to Record Streaming Audio

If you are a music lover, you’ve probably asked yourself: how to capture streaming audio to listen to it again or share it with friends? The answer is easier than you might think. You don’t need any special hardware for your computer or expensive software to capture live streams and convert them into audio files.

Movavi Screen Recorder will help you to record sound from your computer in no time. With this handy screen audio recorder, you will be able to not only record streaming music, but also capture system audio or other sound source. Plus, of course, you can use it as a screen video recorder – its primary function.

Download Movavi Screen Recorder for Windows (compatible with Windows 10/8/7) or Mac (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 or higher), and check this step-by-step tutorial on how to record streaming audio. Go through these steps yourself and copy a few songs from the Web right now!

  • Step 1. Install Movavi’s Screen Sound Ripper

    DownloadDownload the installation file and run it to install the streaming audio recorder. You’re just a few simple steps away from capturing web audio!

  • Step 2. Set Up Audio Capture

    To grab streaming music or podcasts, run Screen Recorder. To configure the capture parameters, you need to define the capture area – for example, the web page containing the desired audio track, simply adjust the capture frame with a cursor. After the capture interface appears, check that System Audio is active – the button will be highlighted in green. You should also make sure no noise from your microphone will interfere with the recording process by deactivating that option.

  • Step 3. Capture the Online Audio Stream

    Click REC to begin recording. Whatever you intend to record – podcasts, a music track, or a webcast from a video sharing website – start playback after the 3-second countdown, so you get the audio fully recorded. Once you’ve recorded the desired segment, click Stop. Alternatively, you can manage the recording process with hotkeys: if you are a Windows user, click F9 to pause the recording and F10 to stop. On a Mac, click ⌥ ⌘ 1 and ⌥ ⌘ 2 respectively.

  • Step 4. Save Your Recording

    After you've finished recording, a preview window will open. Here, you can review the recorded segment with the video track. To extract the audio, hit the Save As button and select MP3. Press Save to export your audio file.

    Awesome! Now you know how to record audio from websites of your choice with Movavi Screen Recorder.


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

Movavi Screen Recorder

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Save recordings as videos and GIFs
  • Save videos in any popular format

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

How to Use a Streaming Audio Recorder for Free

One option to capture audio from a website is to use the Aktiv MP3 Recorder. You can download this handy streaming audio recorder for free, and it provides all the basic recording features. Unfortunately, the Aktiv MP3 Recorder has a couple of significant downsides – it’s only available for Windows, and doesn’t include a video recording option.

  • Step 1. Install the Streaming Audio Downloader

    Download the installation file and install the program on your PC. Open the recorder once you’ve installed it.

  • Step 2. Specify the Settings

    To grab audio from the Internet, first make sure that you’ve selected the correct input device. In the Device Settings area, click the Device list and choose the appropriate sound source. To set the destination folder for your recordings, click the Browse button in the Target File Location area, choose the folder, and click OK.

    All recordings are saved in MP3 format by default. If you want to save your recordings in a different format, click the File list in the Format Settings area and select the desired format. The program also offers a recording scheduler. Click the Schedule button in the top right of the program window to add a new recording task. Specify the exact times you want to start and stop recording, click Add, and close the dialog box.

  • Step 3. Record Audio Stream

    To rip streaming music, click the Record button. When you want to stop recording, just hit the Stop button. Your recording will be automatically saved to the destination folder.

    Now you know how to download streaming audio in two different ways. We recommend you use Movavi Screen Recorder. This software, with its simple interface, is a great recording tool even for beginners. Capturing screen video and audio has never been easier!