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QuickTime: Screen Recording with audio from Flash video?

109218 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2009 8:47 PM by Waymen RSS
Roger Barre Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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Aug 31, 2009 1:35 PM
I saw a short flash video on a website that I wanted to save. SO I tried using the new QuickTime's Screen Recording feature, but no matter what options I use (Line input or Internal microphone), I get no audio.

Is this because Flash won't allow it, or am I doing something wrong?
MacBookPro (Intel), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Podcaster Level 2 Level 2 (370 points)
    The recording options don't include the option to capture any audio outputs, only audio inputs.
    iPhone 3GS 3.0, MacPro 8-Core, iMac 20, MacBook, 2 x PMac G4, Mini, 30Gb iPod., Mac OS X (10.6), You Make It, We Break It
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    Try Soundflower
    Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS 3.0.1
  • California Matt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    just figured this out myself today. you're on right track.

    open system pref and go to SOUND - got to OUTPUT tab and choose soundflower (2ch) as your OUTPUT

    open safari and open a new window - drag SWF file into that. it should play in the browser window. hit pause on the video.

    open quicktime. go to NEW SCREEN RECORDING, and use the arrow to the right to open options. Choose sound INPUT as soundflower (2ch). do not raise the volume in the record window - keep it at lowest possible else you'll get an echo.

    you are ready to roll.

    so the browser will be outputting sound to soundflower, whilst the quicktime screenrecord gets input from soundflower. works like a charm. sounds great.

    good luck.

    keywords: convert SWF to MOV files convert flash to quicktime

    Message was edited by: California Matt
    13" BlacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM
  • Waymen Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
    Or, just take a standard 3.5mm stereo cable and connect your Mac's sound output to the sound input and select the sound in as the source for the screen recording's audio.
    Mac Pro 2.66GHz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook 2.0GHz 2GB SDRAM on Mac OS X 10.5.6


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