ShareX is a free screen video capture for Windows. When you record a screen video using ShareX, you may find it is muted without any sound. Does ShareX record audio? By default audio input or recording is disabled in ShareX. In order to record audio or record screen video with audio in the background using ShareX on your PC, you will need to select audio source in the screen recorder settings or install extra virtual sound recorder if you like to record system audio as well. Check out details below.
- How to record audio in ShareX?
- Enable audio recording & record system audio - video demo
- Record audio from Microphone
- Record computer system audio
- Video quality suffers & solution
- Adding audio to video
- Record audio only
- Record MP3, AAC, OGG
How to record audio in ShareX?
Run the screen capture software on your Windows computer. Open its main window. Go to Task Settings >> Capture >> Screen Recorder >> Screen recording options >> Audio source. By default the audio source is set to none so no sound or voice can be captured in ShareX screen recording. If there’s no audio source available to use, follow these steps to install the audio capture recorder device for ShareX.
Enable audio recording & record system audio in ShareX – video demo
Record audio from Microphone in ShareX
To record audio from Microphone, you can simply select Microphone as the new audio source so ShareX will record any sound or audio input via your microphone.
Record computer system audio in ShareX
If you like to record music playback, system audios on your PC, click the Install recorder button to install both ‘screen capture recorder‘ and ‘virtual audio capturer‘ for ShareX. After that you will find them in the Video source and Audio source separately. To record music playback, system audios, gameplay audios on your computer, select the Virtual audio capturer as the audio source. You can refer to this guide to record internal or system audio on PC for free with ShareX.
Video quality suffers when audio is included?
You can try to change a different audio/video codec, reduce the video bitrate or audio quality, see if any update.
Adding audio to video
Other than recording both audio and video at the same time, you can also choose to add music or audio recordings to videos later using a media editor. This is a great way to enhance video tutorials. From the previous linked post, you can also find quick tools to split audio from video, remove audio track from video, etc.
Record only audio without video in ShareX
Set the Video source to None while enable the audio input via microphone or the virtual audio capturer, so you only record and save audios in ShareX.
Record MP3, AAC, OGG in ShareX
Do you want to save your audio recordings as specific file formats? You can select AAC, Vorbis, MP3 as the audio codec so you save the audio or sound recordings as m4a, ogg or mp3 audio files.
7 thoughts on “How to record audio in ShareX?”
The “Install Recorder” button isn’t available in the current version I just downloaded. Has it moved?
To anyone that is having trouble finding it,this is how:
In ShareX go to “task settings”
Then In “capture” select “screen recorder” then press on “screen recording options”
Once it pops up press “Install recorder devices” right below “Refresh”
Like RMANKE said, I can find that “Screen recording options” screen but there is no “Install recorder devices” right below “Refresh”
Just a blank space, then “Video codec” Audio source only shows None and Microphone
Hi Garry, are you using the Microsoft Store build? If so you can go to ShareX website to download the Setup or Portable build. It seems Microsoft Store app can’t run installer as admin. Therefore the install button in Microsoft Store build is not available.
Hi RMANKE, Was the ShareX installed from Microsoft Store on your PC? If so you can go to ShareX website to download and try the Setup or Portable build. It seems Microsoft Store app can’t run installer as admin. Therefore the install button in Microsoft Store build is not available.
can i record both my desktop audio and microphone audio at the same time?
sorry, it seems you have to choose either internal or external audio. you can try this screen recorder which allows us to record audio from both system and microphone. it is however a premium software.