How to Screen Record with Audio when You Can’t Download Movie/Song

In the vastness of the Internet, sometimes it is not possible to download movies or songs conveniently. Whether due to legal restrictions, platform restrictions or personal preference, not all content can be easily downloaded for offline use. In this case, screen recording with audio becomes a valuable option. In this guide, we will explore alternatives and solutions when downloading movies or songs is not feasible. That is to use recording software to record screen, or record audio.

Choosing the good screen recording software is essential to capture video and audio seamlessly. Popular options include Joyoshare VidiKit and OBS Studio. Make sure the software you choose supports recording of system sounds. Next, I will give you a detailed introduction to how to use them.

Best Screen/Audio Recorder – Joyoshare VidiKit

Joyoshare VidiKit is an all-in-one video toolbox that not only helps you record screen, record audio, but also quickly cut, merge, convert and compress videos, remove watermarks from videos and images, and capture games, movie, webcams at up to 240 fps, simultaneously record screen and audio, etc. Anyway, it is the best screen recorder with internal audio. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of screen/audio recording with Joyoshare VidiKit, to replace downloading movie or song.

Step 1. Download and install Joyoshare VidiKit

First download Joyoshare VidiKit from the official website. Joyoshare VidiKit is available for Windows and macOS. After launching Joyoshare VidiKit, navigate to the main interface. Select Screen Recorder in the Recorder section if you plan to download movies, that is, screen record with audio. Select Audio Recorder in the Recorder section if you need to download songs. Below we will show an example of screen recorder with audio.

Step 2. Select the screen area to be recorded

How to screen record with audio? Joyoshare VidiKit allows you to customize the capture screen on computer, capture webcam, system audio and microphone input simultaneously. If you want to include audio commentary or capture sounds from your system, make sure the relevant options are enabled.

Step 3. Customize recording settings (Optional)

Before starting the recording process, customize your settings by clicking on the gear icon. Here, you can set the frame rate, select the audio source, choose the output format and quality setting hotkeys, etc.

Step 4. Start screen recording

Click the “REC” button to start screen recording. A 3-second countdown timer will appear, giving you time to prepare before recording begins.

Step 5. Stop screen recording

During recording, a toolbar will appear on the screen, allowing you to control and monitor the recording process. You can use the toolbar to pause, stop, or take a screenshot. After clicking the stop button, Joyoshare VidiKit will stop video recording and pop up a list of recorded videos, where you will see the video you just recorded, as well as previously recorded videos.

Step 6. Manage the recorded video (optional)

After the recording is completed, right-click the mouse and you can rename the recorded video, remove recorded video, edit recorded video.

How to Screen Record with Audio Using OBS

Unlike Joyoshare VidiKit, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio is more difficult to operate as it’s complicated interface, but it is also a powerful and free tool for content creators, offering a variety of features for screen recording, live streaming, and video production.

Step 1. Download and install OBS Studio

First download OBS Studio from the official website. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software on your computer.

Step 2. Create scene

In OBS Studio, a scene is a collection of sources arranged in a specific layout. Click the “+” icon in the scene box to create a new scene. Name it appropriately considering what you want to record.

Step 3. Add the source to the scene

Sources are individual elements in the scene. To add a source, click the “+” icon in the Source box. Choose the appropriate source type based on your recording needs. For screen recording, select Display Capture to capture the entire screen, or Window Capture to capture a specific application.

Step 4. Adjust source settings

After adding the source, adjust its settings by right-clicking the source in the Source box and selecting Properties. Here you can select a specific display or window to capture, configure capture options, and set other parameters.

Step 5. Set video output settings

In the Settings menu, go to the Video tab. Here you can configure the output resolution and frame rate. Choose the settings that match your desired recording quality and platform requirements.

Step 6. Preview scene

Use the preview window to check how the scene will appear during recording. Make sure all elements are placed correctly and audio levels are balanced.

Step 7. Start and stop recording

Once you’re satisfied with your scene setup, click the “Start Recording” button in the lower right corner. OBS Studio will begin capturing your screen and audio. To stop recording, click the Stop Recording button.


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