Yes, we do agree that QuickTime is one of the best ways for recording your Mac screen. Even though it records selective regions, entire screens and lets you record your voice via headphones, you got to accept the fact that it does not have the potential to record the system sounds. While you can put your laptop’s speaker on their highest volume and record it via the mic, there is only a feeble chance that it will be recorded clearly. Moreover, it is not really a feasible or a long-term solution for recording the Mac screen with the audio. The question still lingers: how to record screen with audio on Mac.
Therefore, to record Mac screen with audio we supply a permanent solution for doing so: Soundflower. It is an app that allows the Mac users to record audio from one application and use it as an input voice for the other application. For instance, if you create YouTube videos, you can easily use Soundflower to record videos by using songs from the iTunes.
How to Record Screen with Audio on Mac/MacBook Pro
Soundflower uses the output of the iTunes as the input of the QuickTime. Before you start recording Mac screen with audio, you first need to download Soundflower on your Mac. Once you download it, install it in your Mac.
Recording Mac Screen with Audio
Follow the below-mentioned steps to record Mac screen with audio with Soundflower:
Step #1. Select the Option button and then keep on holding it.
Step #2. Then in the menu bar, click on the Volume icon.
Step #3. From the drop-down menu, which has a list of all the output and input devices, select Soundflower (2ch) from under the output device.
Step #4. Go to QuickTime and to start screen recording, click the File option and then select the New Screen Recording option.
Step #5. On the side of the record button, click on the disclosure button.
Step #6. From the drop-down menu, select Soundflower (2ch) option as your microphone.
Step #7. Now click on the Record button to start recording.
Once you stop the recording, you can hear the sound with the screen as well. So, if you are wondering what exactly Soundflower did, let us help you out. Soundflower just used the audio of the iTunes and routed it as an input for the QuickTime player. On the other hand, QuickTime used the channel of Soundflower as its microphone and thus the sound that came out of Soundflower was used by QuickTime as its input.
How to Uninstall Soundflower?
If you are done with all the screen recordings or if you encounter issues with your Soundflower app, then you can uninstall it from your Mac to put an end to this chaos. At times, what happens is that by default, the output gets set to the Soundflower and might create a lot of issues. Therefore, the best way is to uninstall the app. If you have been trying to uninstall this app but could not find it in the Application folder, then not to worry as we will assist you in doing so.
The reason you are not able to find this app in the Application folder is that it’s just an extension and not an app. Therefore, you cannot just simply click and uninstall it.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to uninstall Soundflower from your Mac:
Step #1. Open the dmg that you downloaded for installing Soundflower.
Step #2. Search a file with the name Uninstall Soundflower in the dmg file.
Step #3. Once you find this AppleScript, simply open it by double clicking it.
Step #4. Open the script of this file in the Script Editor and click on the Play button present at the top-left corner of the dialog-box.
Step #5. Enter your login password to uninstall the extension.
With this, Soundflower will get easily uninstalled from your Mac.
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