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Detailed Steps of QuickTime Recording Screen with Internal Audio

Aira Lesly Escoto Posted by Aira Lesly Escoto to Record Audio, Record Video Feb 03, 2023

As a default video player on Mac, QuickTime Player also supports recording screen with the microphone. But you may find that there is no system sound recording option. In this way, you need to use QuickTime to record screen and internal audio with the help of SoundFlower. Keep reading to learn the detailed steps to adjust the correct settings. Moreover, this article also provides an easier way to record screen with the internal audio on Mac without QuickTime Player.

Part 1: QuickTime Recording Screen with Internal Audio [with SoundFlower]

Although QuickTime can only record screen with the microphone, you can use SoundFlower to change the audio input settings. Follow the steps below to use QuickTime to record the screen with the internal audio, including the iTunes music, game sound effects, and background audio.

Step 1Download and install SoundFlower on your Mac. Launch it and click the Audio HDMI Setup button to change the internal sound settings. Under the Internal Audio Rec tab, you need to tick the checkboxes ahead of the Built-in Output and SoundFlower options.

Change Soundflower Input Setting

Step 2After that, you also need to change the output settings on your Mac. Go to the System Preferences settings and click the Sound button. In the Output menu, you can click the Multi-Output Device to set it as the output sound and make QuickTime record screen on Mac with the internal audio.

Sounds Preferences Output Settings

Step 3Open QuickTime on your Mac and click the File button on the top menu. Then, click the New Screen Recording button to start using QuickTime to record screen with the internal audio.

New Screen Recording Quicktime

Step 4A window will pop up, and you can click the Audio dropdown list to choose the SoundFlower as the input audio. Now, you can record any video and game with the internal audio on Mac.

QuickTime Screen Recording Soundflower

Part 2: The Best Alternative Way to Record Screen with All Sounds on Mac

No need to download SoundFlower and change the complex settings, you can directly use 4Easysoft Screen Recorder to record screen with all sounds without QuickTime on Mac. This screen recorder enables you to record screen with internal and external audio in high quality. With customized recording and output settings, you can freely record all activities on your screen and export them in different formats. In order to record screen and internal audio with high quality, you can use the noise cancellation feature to record your voice clearly.

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The Best Screen Recorder with Audio on Windows/Mac

Record screen with system audio and microphone on Windows/Mac, which is easier than QuickTime.

Provide noise cancellation and audio enhancement to capture high-quality audio with the desired volume.

Adjust the audio settings like sample rate, quality, and channel, and export them in MP3, M4A, WMA, etc.

Enable you to add real-time drawings, clip the recording and set schedule time to record videos.

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Step 1Free download 4Easysoft Screen Recorder and click the Video Recorder button to record screen and internal audio without QuickTime. Here are more modes to capture webcam and take screenshots.

Video Recorder for Mac

Step 2Click the Full button to record the whole screen. Or you can click the Custom button and set the desired region to capture. Then, you need to turn on the System Sound and Microphone buttons to start recording the screen with internal and external sounds on Mac. Moreover, please turn on the audio enhancement and noise cancellation functions to improve the quality.

Select the Desired Region

Step 3Under the Preferences menu, you can click the Sound button to check your audio recording at first. Then, in the Output tab, you can change the format and quality as you like. After that, save the changes and click the REC button to start recording. You can easily record Zoom meeting, Webex, and more.

Output Settings Mac

Step 4During the recording, you can use many tools to add rectangles, lines, callouts, highlights, etc. Finish the recording by clicking the Stop button and you can clip the recordings. At last, click the Save button to export them.

Save Video Recordings

Part 3: FAQs about QuickTime Recording Screen with Internal Audio


The above professional ways can help you record any screen and internal audio with/without QuickTime. With the help of SoundFlower tool, QuickTime recording screen with internal audio is workable on Mac (exclude M1). For more easier and professional method, you need to free download 4Easysoft Screen Recorder. In this way, you can record screen with microphone and system sound in high quality.

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