How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers

How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers

Surely you still happened to be on the computer and want to record audio of a beautiful song that you are listening to on an online radio, or do you want to record the soundtrack of a movie that you are streaming, or would you like to record the music of a video game, but unfortunately you don’t really know which way to start to record audio from the speakers of the computer and keep its original quality intact without using any microphone and no cable.

How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers
How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers

How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers

If you want to record audio what you hear from the speakers of the computer or any other sound reproduced then you just have to take five minutes of time and read this simple but detailed guide where I explain how to record from the speakers of the computer while keeping the original quality of the music intact.

To record audio from the speakers of the computer we use a free program compatible for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems called Audacity that once installed on the computer allows you with a few clicks of the mouse to record everything that comes out of the audio speakers and transform it into format AIFF (Apple), WAV (Microsoft), MP3OGGFLAC or MP2 to listen to it comfortably later.

In order to use Audacity on the computer as a first step, start the browser connected to the main page of the software and click on the word Download located at the top then in the drop-down menu that opens select the version of the operating system installed on your computer to take you to the download page of the file.

Once you are on the download page, if you use Windows as an operating system, click on the link  Audacity 2.1.3 installer  (the version numbers may be different) to start downloading the installation file to the PC, if instead as a computer use a Mac system click on the link text  Audacity 2.1.3 .dmg file.

How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers
How to Record Audio from Computer Speakers

After downloading the installation file to install Audacity on the PC with Windows system, click twice with the left mouse button on the file you just downloaded, from the first window that opens select Yes then set the language and click Ok> Next> Next> Next> Next> Install> Next and Finish to finish the installation and start the first screen of the digital audio recorder.

If instead as an operating system you use macOS to install Audacity on the Mac, once the file has been downloaded, drag the Audacity icon into Applications and at the end of the installation, start the request and select the Open button to start the first screen of the software.

At this point to record audio from the speakers of the computer you have to set some options as the first step with the program open click on the first drop-down menu that you see positioned to the left of the microphone symbol and set the Windows Wasapi item, then as the next step in the menu curtain located to the right of the microphone symbol select the item Loudspeakers (Realtek High Definitions Audio), the option of your computer may be different from the Realtek brand select the one you see, to finish set the item 2 Stereo in the right-most menu ) .

After setting the various settings you are ready to record audio from the speakers of the computer to do it with Audacity open click on the round button located at the top with a red dot in the center to start the audio recorder.

To end the recording, click on the round button with a yellow square in the center, but in order to save the MP3 music just recorded from the computer speakers you must first install a plugin called Lame for Audacity.

To download the plugin, start the browser connected to the main page and click on the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe link  if you use Windows, or on the Lame_Library_v3.99.5_for_Audacity_on_macOS.dmg link  for computers with macOS system.

At the end of the download to install Lame for Audacity on Windows click twice on the file you just downloaded, then from the first window select the Yes> Next> Next> Next> Install> Finish button .

If instead you use a Mac system click on the plugin file you just downloaded in Download click on Open> Continue> Install  then at the request type the password to access macOS and select the button, Install software after successful installation press the Close button.

Now that you have installed the Lame for Audacity plugin you are ready to record audio from the speakers of the computer and save the music in Mp3 the music to do it with Audacity open once you have pressed the round button with a yellow square and then finished recording click on written in the menu located at the top left File> Export audio …  then in the window that opens, type the name of the save on File name and then click on Save> Ok> Ok  and you’re done you have just saved the audio recorded by the speakers Of computer.

In conclusion

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