How To Record Your Mac Screen With Audio

You can use the open source BlackHole audio driver extension to record your screen with audio in macOS Big Sur. I'll show you how to set it up, hear the audio over your speakers while recording, and even mix microphone and internal computer audio with level control.

Comments: 26 Responses to “How To Record Your Mac Screen With Audio”

    wbump25
    2 years ago

    Thanks for this. I haven't needed to do this much since the pandemic, but for anyone that needs audio recorded when creating a recording, this is terrific.
    Your instructions are concise and clear.
    Great!

    John
    2 years ago

    This was great content and well presented. Thanks. I've been looking for this for a while.

    brad
    2 years ago

    I've tried a bunch of free methods for capturing screen video w/ audio and always got what I paid for. It has baffled me why the process has been so complicated and not made a part of the os's since wayback. This is a great alternative to anything I've found and will be glad to have it every 6 mos or so when I want to record something worth nothing. :) Gary, I bet you've forgotten more than I've known! Thanks again and again and again!

    Kim Nguyen
    2 years ago

    Hello! I just came from the "To Record Your Mac Screen With Audio 2020" video tutorial. Thank you for providing this, I've been screen recording and trying to find ways to record with the audio too!

    Jimmy Tee
    1 year ago

    Thanks heaps! Big Sur's 'improvement' was driving me crazy.

    Kali
    1 year ago

    This is great ! is there any way to record a portion of the screen instead of the whole desktop ? l
    Thank you !

    Edarmo
    1 year ago

    thank you

    Marcus Ferreira
    1 year ago

    I have been having a lot of problems recording audio with my Mac.

    Vy
    1 year ago

    Unfortunately, I tried this after trying other similar tutorials and still not working for me. I have bigsur OS. As soon as I set the BH + Speakers as the sound output, all sound goes out on my computer, and it doesn't record it either.

    Kai
    1 year ago

    Thanks for the great tutorial! Screen recording with audio is working in general (e.g. for YouTube), but unfortunately not working with a Zoom meeting (even if the Zoom audio setting is setup to use the system settings). What am I doing wrong?

    1 year ago

    Kai: For Zoom, use the built-in Zoom recording feature.

    Kai
    1 year ago

    The problem with Zoom is that the recording is either disabled by the host and/or everybody is informed about the recording. I wonder whether there is an easy solution with your approach. Actually I do not understand why there is a difference in recording YouTube videos (working) and Zoom (not working). PS: I am using BigSur.

    1 year ago

    Kai: You are opening up a whole can of legal worms there. In many places it is illegal to record someone without their permission, not to mention unethical. If the owner of a Zoom meeting doesn't want there to be a recording, then debate that with them, but don't try to record it anyway, right?

    Kai
    1 year ago

    Totally agreed, thank you!

    george
    1 year ago

    thanks for this workaround now that Catalina came around and quick time isn't the same I'm glad this option saved me from going crazy to find a replacement

    jerry
    12 months ago

    gameplay

    Dario
    12 months ago

    Thanks this is the only good tutorial out there. I just have the problem whenever I switch to BH + Mic everything starts to playback at half the speed. What's the issue here?

    12 months ago

    Dario: I can't imagine how one would have anything to do with the other. By "everything" do you mean in any app? Like QuickTime Player, TV, Music, web videos in Safari, etc?

    gulcan
    10 months ago

    I am trying to do screen recording with audio and am using Big Sur, I am having problems. if you could help me would be very happy.

    10 months ago

    gulcan: Just follow along closely with the instructions in the video.

    Ira Abramowitz
    8 months ago

    I cannot get Blackhole to work with OBS on my Mac mini M1 (Monterey) for display recording. No Sound. Blackhole does work with built-in Screen Recording. Are there any alternates? Thanks.

    8 months ago

    Ira: What are you trying to record? No every app will allow this.

    Ira Abramowitz
    8 months ago

    I want a screen recording with sound from Safari. I get the picture, but no sound with an OBS recording. I get picture and sound using the built-in (Option-Shift-5) record. I just want to get a compressed output directly so I am using OBS. Thanks

    Ira Abramowitz
    8 months ago

    Within OBS, I set a scene for screen capture with the mic being set for blackhole 2, volume at maximum, but the volume bar had no indication of sound. I tried other inputs as blackhole, but they didn't work either.

    8 months ago

    Ira: Ah, so Blackhole is working, you just have to figure out how to do it in OBS. Just make sure you add audio to your "scene' as well as video. Set the audio to your Blackhole capture. See https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/mac-desktop-audio-using-blackhole.1191/

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