Mac will not let you record your computer’s audio with any of their built in program. If you have ever tried recording your Mac’s screen, you probably know there are so many ways to do it.  Recording can prove to be expensive with costly paid software’s. Here are few methods for how to record screen and audio at the same time on mac.

  1. WinX HD Video Converter
  2. QuickTIme Player
  3. Screen Flow
  4. Capto

WinX HD Video Converter

It is an extra tool for help and simple to use: Download, run and record.  Get the software online and install it. When you run it, you will see “Screen Recorder” button, click it ! A new windows will pop up to select the frame rate, audio device, target folder, some further option to capture mouse clicks or not and count down seconds. Hit “Start Record” and begin the capture. This software is multi-purpose, apart from recording screen you can download and convert videos.

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QuickTIme Player

How to record screen and audio on mac QuickTime :

Wouldn’t it be great if you could capture all the system sound for free? One way to do it is with QuickTime. Mac OS X has QuickTime Player built-in and it allows you to record your screen easily.  It supports recording entire screens or selective regions. However, there is one feature that is missing from the otherwise perfect screen recording solution, and that is the ability to record audio. For that you need a way to route the audio playing to QuickTime and for that purpose you can use a free program called Soundflower. This comes handy when you want to record your computer’s audio while you are recording the screen. Here are few steps to download and setup soundflower mac:

  1. Downloading:

Go ahead, download and install the software to start with.

  1. Configuring

Now that you have installed the software, how do you know it is functioning? Open up sound system preference and look for output and input tab, here you will see our installed software. To route the sound from Mac’s speaker just select Soundflower in the output tab and you are done. Whatever sound comes from those speaker will channel through our Soundflower.

  1. Capturing

How to record internal audio on mac

While you are recording screen with QuickTime, Soundflower needs to be set up to record audio. So, open up QuickTime Player, choose New Audio Recording form File. Now, in the recording audio interface you will see a down arrow, click on that. Select Soundflower from that menu and you are good to go. Start to record when you feel so.

  1. Monitoring


There is a slight problem with our Soundflower, remember configuring our software? When you configured it all the audio was channeled through Soundflower, hence, your speakers won’t output anything. To fix that, just simply go to our Soundflowerbed menu bar and select your output device. Now, capturing and channeling will go hand in hand.

Screen Flow

It is often regarded as the best screen recording software you probably have. Telestream’s $99 ScreenFlow is not only a screen recorder but along with that you can edit videos too. Although, it doesn’t give you the freedom to capture just the part you want to record. It automatically selects the audio channel, you can use it with Soundflower too. It has this interesting feature of adding overlays to the recorded videos. You can mimic finger taps, add transitions and what not? It goes on to record the full screen with customized options like selecting frame rate, adjusting video quality and whether or not to record computer audio.

It requires no technical ability to install and bring it to use.  Just follows the steps below:

  • Pay for the software, it is definitely worth every penny and download.
  • It has this shortcut, which always comes handy. Press and hold shift command 2.
  • A pop up will seem asking for what to record and what not to. Select so and click the red button to start recording.
  • When you are done recording, press and hold shift command 2, a screen will appear to edit the video recorded. Edit in whatever ways you want to and then export the file.


It is a powerful, easy-to-use tool which can definitely help you to save time. It is a suite of video editing and screen recording tool. Capto takes capturing, recording, video and image editing to the next level. You can capture your screen with HD quality and audio crystal clear. You can adjust the frame rate and get sharp quality recording. It also comes with intelligent file-manager and quick sharing options. You can have it for trail or spend $29.99 to download a copy of yours. Once you get away with all the installing you have variety of options. Record the entire screen or any specific region of choice. Choose to show or hide the cursor when creating informative tutorial videos. Whatever you do, you are assured of high quality videos. You can set a pre-defined screen recording duration beforehand. Along with the audio recording, you can use this feature to record anything important if you know the amount of time well before-in-hand.

That was all, choose whatever way you want to . There are many paid software but if you don’t want to pay use the already built-in software to enjoy your recordings. Have fun recording !