QuickTime: screen recording with audio?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by badman89, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. badman89 macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    QuickTime allows me to create screen recordings, and it allows me to create audio recordings: http://imgur.com/1i63HFL.png

    However, I don't know how to combine these into a screen recording with audio (so that I can narrate what's going on).

    Is this not a feature of QuickTime? Can anybody suggest an alternative method for me to achieve my desired result? Thanks very much in advance!
  2. Canubis macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2008
    Vienna, Austria
    Use GarageBand or iMovie for the purpose of combining/refining the recording an adding voice explanations. QuickTime (Player) is rather simple and not meant for more advanced edits.
  3. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    It's not cheap, but if you are planning on doing a lot of screencasts I recommend you get a copy of Screenflow. It is a screen capture program and editing solution. There is a trial available for you to try. It's the best screen capture and editing program available for the Mac.
  4. applegirlaz macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2013
    You CAN record audio.

    You absolutely can record audio in a quicktime screen recording without having to pay any money for another application. Sorry I am so late to this, I just registered. :)

    When you select screen recording, click the triangle to the right of the box that pops up. It then gives you an option to include sound, and asks which mic you would like to use... the built in mic, or a connected peripheral. Here is the link to the apple support page that explains it all.


    Happy Recording!
  5. jpine macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Camtasia is great too. I use both and there is also a 30 day trial for Camtasia.
  6. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011

    Amazing how yours is the only relevant answer, and the others all involve spending on 3rd party software. :rolleyes:
  7. grpsxbyurslf macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2015
    Take a head phone jack with two male ends, plug one end into the mic input and the other end in the headphone jack. go to preferences/audio then set output for head phones and set input for line in mic. In quicktime, right beside the record button, click the down arrow and set it for built in input- line in. You won't be able to here anything but it will record and you'll have audio on playback. Done and done. No downloading no messing around.
  8. dwightrick macrumors newbie


    Jun 12, 2016
    Check Out This Video It shows everything you need to know about recording screen with audio and its very short and easy to understand also with links for downloads

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