Record computer audio using ScreenFlow for Mac

ScreenFlow is an all-in-one screen recorder and video editor for Mac. It is able to record screen on your Mac with sound input from microphone. With an extra audio driver installed, you can even record internal sound on Mac with ScreenFlow. In this quick guide, we will show you how to download and install the audio driver, then record your Mac system audio directly into the ScreenFlow video editor. 

Install ScreenFlow audio driver

Run ScreenFlow from the Launchpad on Mac. Go to its File menu, choose New, then the New Recording opens in a pop-up dialogue. Find and click the link titled ‘Need to record Computer Audio?’, you will be taken to the web page where you can download the ScreenFlow HAL Audio Driver. Click the “Install Now” button to download the audio driver installer on to your Mac. Click on the .pkg file to launch the Telestream Audio Installer.

Install ScreenFlow audio driver on Mac

Follow the installer instructions, including entering your admin password to allow the installation of new software on your Mac. Once the audio driver has been installed, go to re-launch the ScreenFlow, you can then find the new Record Computer Audio option from the New Recording configuration box.

screenflow recording configuration Mac

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Enable both the Record Desktop and Record Computer Audio options, then hit the Record button to start.

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Disable the screen recording and the audio recording options, turn on the Record Computer Audio option, then start recording. When you finished recording, go to File > Export, choose Manual > AAC – Audio Only, then Export. Select a file name and location to save the audio recording as .m4a file on your Mac. 

ScreenFlow alternatives

  • Video Converter Ultimate: It is a video editor, converter, downloader, burner with many other useful video tools. You can use it to capture screen video with system sound on Mac.
  • Camtasia: All-in-one video editor and screen recorder for both Windows and Mac users.
  • Filmora video editor: Designed for beginners to make professional videos with screen recording utility, plenty of cool effects.

3 thoughts on “Record computer audio using ScreenFlow for Mac”

  1. Screenflow 9, with driver installed. Computer audio records but I can’t monitor with the headphones. Anyone know how to listen during the recording?

  2. No idea about Mac but in the windows i used default sound recorder tool and if it is not working so you can be updater your windows driver problem. I get help by ITL driver updater tool and now audio recording is working well.

  3. This doesn’t work. I get “Runtime Error Detected: Can’t add a nil AV Capture Input.” I’ve looked at a bunch of other Screenflow forums and the consensus is that SF’s audio function is not ready for prime time.

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