Recording sound on computer is easy. The Windows OS comes with the stock Sound Recorder software you can use without the need for third party audio recorder software tools. See how you can record sound in Windows 10 here. The built-in voice recorder can help you record audio on Windows computer, but it only captures audio from your microphone. It can’t help us record sound playing on computer, capture audio stream from web videos, online music, online radio, computer playback, etc. To record streaming audio and music on PC, or record sound playing on computer, you need a more specialized audio recorder, such as this Screen Recorder for Windows users, which can record any video or audio on your computer and save them in high quality. Check out following steps to record internal sound or system audio on your PC.
Record streaming audio & music on computer
Run the Screen Recorder on your computer. You will see two modes at its home screen: Screen Recorder and Audio Recorder. Click “Screen Recorder” if you want to record both video and audio. Check out this tutorial to record screen videos on Windows PC. In this demo, we are going to record only audios on computer, so choose “Audio Recorder” instead, you can then see an interface as below.
You will see both system audio and microphone are checked by default. Click the Microphone icon to exclude the voice input from microphone, so only System audio is checked. Hit the gear settings icon to select audio format you like to save. It can be MP3, WMA, AAC or M4A. You can also choose a output location or folder to save the audio recordings.
Play any music or sound on your computer, could it be online radio, podcast, internet video, online movies, video games, local music and movies on your PC or else. Click the REC button in red on the right side of this audio capture to begin recording. The Pause and Stop buttons will show up during the recording process. When you are ready to save the audio recording, hit the Stop button, then play the recorded audio clip, finally save the audio recording from your computer sound card to your computer hard drive as MP3, WMA, AAC or M4A file.