How to Record Streaming Audio on PC
If you are a music lover and/or listen to Internet radio, you’ve probably asked yourself: how can I record online music to listen to it again or share it with my 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 Capture will help you record audio from your computer in no time. With this handy streaming audio recorder, you will be able to not only capture audio from the web, but also use it as a system audio and voice recorder. Plus, of course, you can use it as a screen video recorder - its primary function.
Download Movavi Screen Capture, your handy sound recorder for Windows or Mac, and check this step-by-step tutorial on how to rip online streaming audio. Go through these steps yourself and grab a few songs from the web right now!
1. Install Movavi’s Program for Sound Capture
After downloading, run the file to install the program and follow the instructions. You’re just a few simple steps away from capturing Internet audio!
2. Set Up Audio Capture
To capture streaming music or podcasts, run Screen Capture and select Record screen in the program launch window. To configure the capture parameters, you need to define the capture area – for example, the web page containing the desired audio track, simply click on it with the cursor to select it. After the capture interface appears, check that the System Audio capture is active – the button will be marked green. You should also make sure no noise from your microphone will interfere with the recording process by deactivating that option.
3. Capture the Online Audio Stream
Click REC to begin recording. Whatever you intend to record – Internet radio, a music track from a YouTube clip, or a webcast from a video sharing website – start playback after the 5-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.
4. Save Your Recording in an Audio Format
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 expand the More presets list. There, switch to the Video and audio tab and scroll down to the audio formats. You'll see presets for MP3, WAV, AAC and many other formats – just select the one that suits you best and press Save to export your audio file.
Awesome! Now you know how to record Internet radio and save audio from websites of your choice with Movavi Screen Capture – the best online video/audio downloader for your computer!
Movavi Screen Capture
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Save recordings without quality loss
- Export videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.