How to Screen Record on Mac With Audio From Video

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Screen recording on a Mac is a useful feature that allows you to capture and save video playback from your screen. Whether you want to create a tutorial, record a gameplay session, or save an important video clip, the ability to capture both the video and audio is essential. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of screen recording on Mac with audio from video.

Step 1: Open QuickTime Player

To start screen recording on your Mac, first, open QuickTime Player. You can find it in the Applications folder or use Spotlight search by pressing Command + Space and typing “QuickTime Player”.

Step 2: Start a New Screen Recording

Once QuickTime Player is open, navigate to the top menu bar and click on “File”. From the drop-down menu, select “New Screen Recording”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Control + N.

Step 3: Configure Recording Options

After clicking “New Screen Recording”, a small recording window will appear on your screen. Before starting the recording, make sure to configure the recording options.

  • Select Audio Source: To include audio from videos in your screen recording, click on the small arrow next to the red record button in the recording window. From there, choose “Internal Microphone” or any other connected external microphone if available.
  • Select Video Size: Clicking on the small arrow next to the record button also allows you to choose between different video size options. Select either “Actual Size” for full-screen recording or click and drag over a specific area of your screen to record only that portion.
  • Show Mouse Clicks: If desired, you can enable this option by right-clicking anywhere within the recording window and selecting “Show Mouse Clicks in Recording”. This will display a visual cue whenever you click during the screen recording.

Step 4: Begin Screen Recording

After setting up the recording options, you are now ready to start the screen recording. Simply click on the red record button in the QuickTime Player recording window. You can also choose to record audio from your Mac’s microphone simultaneously by clicking on the small arrow next to the record button and selecting “Internal Microphone”.

Step 5: Capture Video with Audio

Once you’ve started the screen recording, navigate to the video you want to capture audio from. Open the video file using QuickTime Player or any other media player of your choice. Make sure to adjust the volume levels on your Mac accordingly.

Step 6: End Screen Recording

Once you’ve finished capturing both video and audio, click on the stop button in the menu bar at the top of your screen or use the keyboard shortcut Command + Control + Esc. A save dialog box will appear, allowing you to choose where to save your recorded screen video with audio.


Screen recording on a Mac with audio from a video is a straightforward process using QuickTime Player. By following these steps, you can easily capture both video and audio simultaneously for various purposes such as creating tutorials or saving important clips.

Remember to configure your recording options beforehand and make sure that you have selected an appropriate audio source. Happy screen recording!

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