Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 9:26 AM (in response to kitdoor)
Sorry but no. QuickTime Player can record only from the microphone or from the computer's line input. If you want to record sounds from an application or web site, you'll need to use some other screen capture software.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to kitdoor)
Soundflower allows you to route system audio into an application.
Install Soundflower-- http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/ (instructions for use) and http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/downloads/list (application)-- to add system audio (core audio) inputs to the line-in and microphone options already present in QuickTime Player (i.e., QuickTime 10). Once it's installed,
1. System Preferences > Sound > Output. Select Soundflower (2ch).
2. Open QT and begin a New Screen Recording. In the Screen Recording window, click the dialogue triangle on the right. Under Microphone, select Soundflower (2ch).
3. Begin your screen recording.
Note, however, that you won't be able to hear system audio while using Soundflower as a QT input--the audio that was going to your speakers is now going into QT instead. When you finish your recording, go back to System Preferences > Sound > Output to route the audio back to Internal Speakers or your usual default audio output.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 6:32 PM (in response to kitdoor)
For Macbook's with seperate input and output audio ports, you can actually use an audio-in/audio-out cable (looks like a headphone jack at both ends) to trick your computer into feeding itself its own audio.
Hope that helps!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to mns579)
Thanks ! I had the same problem/question as the first guy ! You made my day ! Thanks a bunch !!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to varjak paw)
Does this explain why I can't succeed in using Quicktime to record audio that is being played and heard on my Mac from an online web source?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to Red Robin)
The explaination is that it's simply not an available option without an extra cable, third party device or software like Soundflower, Jack or Piezo. I assume that it's primarily to thwart piracy, but that's just my $.02.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to jedward45)
JEdward45's cable solution is a simple and effective technique that requires no extra software. Excellent suggestion!
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to kitdoor)
Absolutely not correct. There is a drop down box on the right when you fire up Quicktime, it isn't very easy to see, but it allows you to select "Internal Microphone" and you capture a "Screen Recording" you will be able record with video and sound. I just pulled a clip off of YouTube for a research project using this method.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 6:46 PM (in response to TVojta)
That works even better! Thanks!
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 2:50 AM (in response to TVojta)
The Internal Microphone option records all the sound the Mac can hear. So yes it does record the sound coming out of your speakers, but it also records any background noise from your room, which is not what the OP wanted.
That said, it's the only thing I can get to work with sound at all. I've downloaded soundflower, and followed mns579's instructions, and it does record webpage sound without background noise of the room, but it echoes over and over so you can't understand anything. Anyone know how to fix it?
Edit: Nevermind, works in (64ch) instead of (2ch)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 3:55 AM (in response to An Angry Horde)
I stand corrected. I later learned that it was picking up the sound from the external speakers. I ended up having to use third party software. I used iShowU to do what I needed to do.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to mns579)
If you want to record internal sound and still be able to listen to it at the same time go to:
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 1:40 AM (in response to mns579)
Had the same issue as the OP, and this worked great for me. Thank you so much.