Mac build in screen recording app

iBaba

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Jul 10, 2018
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Using the build in screen recording app doesn't allow me to record the system audio output.

Is there any way around this?
 

harriska2

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Ooooh, didn’t know about this on a mac. On the ipad, you can manually tell it (every time) to record sound but it only records the external speaker.
 

iBaba

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Jul 10, 2018
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You can. I do, Check in the options
No only build in mic shows up. No system sound option.

I installed sound flower extension which is supposed to do this but it's not working and can't uninstall it. Quite annoying.
 

Significant1

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Dec 20, 2014
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No only build in mic shows up. No system sound option.

I installed sound flower extension which is supposed to do this but it's not working and can't uninstall it. Quite annoying.
Soundflower does work, but you have to do a few things.
- select in the menu bar that sound out must be Soundflower (2ch)
- press shift + cmd + 5
- select video (full screen or area)
- press settings and select Soundflower (2ch) as microphone
- start recording
- after recording, switch audio back to built-in speakers before playback.

You cannot hear the sound while recording, but it can easily be solved by running "Audio MIDI Setup.app" in Utilities and create a multi-output device where you choose built-in speakers and Soundflower (2ch). Then select this as output in the menu-bar. Note that the volume keys do not work as long as the sound is output via multi-output device, so set the desired volume beforehand.
 

iBaba

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 10, 2018
52
6
Soundflower does work, but you have to do a few things.
- select in the menu bar that sound out must be Soundflower (2ch)
- press shift + cmd + 5
- select video (full screen or area)
- press settings and select Soundflower (2ch) as microphone
- start recording
- after recording, switch audio back to built-in speakers before playback.

You cannot hear the sound while recording, but it can easily be solved by running "Audio MIDI Setup.app" in Utilities and create a multi-output device where you choose built-in speakers and Soundflower (2ch). Then select this as output in the menu-bar. Note that the volume keys do not work as long as the sound is output via multi-output device, so set the desired volume beforehand.
Excellent! thanks
 

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