How to Use QuickTime Screen Recording with Audio

Last updated on November 19, 2019 by Cindy Smith

As we all know, QuickTime Player is one of the pre-installed apps that comes with every Mac, and it has been the default media player for Mac devices. If you own a modern Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, you will find that there is a screen recorder built-in the QuickTime Player X app. This QuickTime recorder allows you to record anything displayed on your Mac screen easily. No matter you want to capture some gameplay footage or show somebody how to use a program with video tutorials, you can make the screen recording using QuickTime without spending a dime.

However, when doing the QuickTime screen recording, you will find that you only get the screen – no audio. What about the situation when you need to record the audio simultaneously on your Mac? Can QuickTime record and sound at the same time? Now follow the instructions below to use QuickTime record screen and audio to capture your Mac’s screen with audio with no hassles.

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How to Use QuickTime Screen Recording on Mac

quicktime player Quicktime is the default screen capture on Macs, this software is known as the QuickTime to record Quicktime player record screen audio, and here we will briefly teach how to use this beauty. QuickTime is an indispensable and non-replaceable multimedia extension tool for any interactivity of multimedia programs with Apple computers, including the proper functioning of the program. “iTunes,“ among many other applications, as well as dockable hardware, including – but not limited to – the DVD player. Without QuickTime installed, these functions will not perform on an Apple computer.

How to Use QuickTime

  • Download and install Soundflower on your Mac. It will ask you to reboot the system after the installation.
  • Launch QuickTime Player and navigate to File in the menu bar, and then choose New Screen Recording to start a recording. (You can also use the shortcut Control + Command + N to get the screen recording option.)
  • start new recording

  • The screen recording window will then pop up and you can configure the video capture settings.
  • Click the downward arrow that is located on the right side of the Record button to select an audio input. Here you can select Soundflower 2ch as the audio input source to get the audio from Mac.
  • Click the “Record” button on the toolbar and click the screen to record “Full Screen” or drag the frame to go to the “Region” mode. After that, click the “Start Recording” button to initiate the recording.
  • When the video is done, click the “Stop recording” button on the menu bar and save the file.
  • The video will appear after ending the recording process. Play the video from the default player.

start recording process

In this way, you will capture video and audio simultaneously in one recording using QuickTime Player. Any sound made by your Mac, including notifications from the system will be recorded. It’s not hard to record screen with audio using QuickTime, right?

AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro

screen grabber pro AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro for Mac is recommended as the best alternative to QuickTime screen recorder to capture Mac screen with sound easily. With it, you can record anything on your Mac screen along with audio from the system, microphone, or both simultaneously. Besides, with the built-in editing functions, you can edit and annotate your video during the recording process. Moreover, it allows you to convert recorded videos to all popular formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, FLV, etc. so you can play and share them anywhere you like. Just download the program, and you can get all the recording tasks done following its intuitive and friendly interface.

Step1 Get the installer and set it up

To download the installer, click the download buttons below and install it afterward. Once set up is finished, run the tool to enter the home screen.

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Step2 Start the Recording

On the interface of the tool, select what mode to use, “Region” allows you to record a specific part of the screen while the “Full Screen” mode covers the entire desktop screen. Once decided on the recording mode, click the “Record” button to start the process. To add additional content to your recording, you can click the “Draw” button to add notes and other things to your video. Click the “Camera” icon to capture screenshots.

select recording mode

Step3 End the Recording Process

Once done with the recording, click the “Stop” button to save the video. The “Preview Panel” will appear after you click the “Stop” button, and the video will be available for playing. To locate the video, click the “Folder” icon.

notes and sceenshots

Free Online Screen Recorder to Capture Screen with Sound

free screen recorder Another excellent alternative for QuickTime screen recording with sound is the AceThinker Free Online Screen Recorder, which is available for both Mac and Windows users. It allows you to record screen activity together with the sound from the system, microphone, or both. With this free online app, you can record either the whole screen or just a part and save the screencast in your preferred format like MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, and many more. As it’s an online app, you don’t need to install it on your computer. But if it’s the first time you use it, you will need to install a launcher.

Step1 Launch the tool

To access the tool, directly visit the website. Then click the “Start Recording” button to open the main interface of the tool. Once the tool initializes, the toolbar along with the frame will appear. Drag the frame to the part that you want to record and click the “Record” button. Note that this online application also enables you to record screen with facecam.

access tool

Step2 Add Annotations

While the recording is in progress, you can add shapes and make notes to the video by clicking the “Pen” button which is placed on the floating toolbar.

annotate while recording

Step3 Launch the tool

To finish recording, click the “Stop” button and the video file will be saved. The “Preview window” will appear after clicking the “Stop” button. Click the “Save” button to keep the file.

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