Quicktime + Soundflower not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by McCloud94, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:37 AM.

  1. McCloud94 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2016
    I need to record my phone calls and using Soundflower to route both the audio system output and microphone input into Quicktime.

    I see the signal coming in and everything seems fine.. but when I record, only the microphone input gets recorded properly.. the output (the other guy on the phone) not..

    What can be the issue?
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Depends what Mac are you using and what version of Mac OS are you running?
  3. jonblatho macrumors 65816


    Jan 20, 2014
    Have you tried the steps here? I don’t think you can do what you want to do using Soundflower alone.

    I should also note as a word of caution that Apple is introducing changes in macOS Catalina that may eventually lead to its no longer being supported in its current form with a future macOS release.
  4. McCloud94, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:24 AM
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    McCloud94 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2016

    Yea, I followed this exactly.

    Looks like the same thing.
    But I'll go over the tutorial you sent to see if I missed something.

    Good to know about the OS update.. that's why I hate updates lol.

    The functionality of Soundflower should've been built into MacOS by default.

    Okey, just tested everything.. "Screen recording" works perfectly, but "Audio recording" not..

    How is that possible ?
  5. Kevbasscat macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2016
    Banning, CA 92220
    I was always told Apple disables audio on phone convos due to legality issues with some states. I have tried countless ways and never succeeded.
  6. McCloud94 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2016
    hm, that's interesting. Thanks.

    I have tried this with just regular audio (song/youtube video) playing..

    But I mean, in the worst case I just do screen recordings instead, with a very small recording area (to save space)

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