How to Screen Record Video/Audio off YouTube on Computer

Bianca Willis 2019-12-16 17:25:41 Filed to :Screen Record Guides

Summary: Sometimes you just want to capture the content from YouTube for further personal watching or listening. At this time, a YouTube screen recorder is badly needed. Just go ahead to get a decent recorder.
How to Screen Record Video/Audio from YouTube on Computer
To begin with, you are suggested to take an overall look at YouTube’s Terms of Service and related copyright lawsuit in your country before you start the recording in case there come some copyright issues. And we don’t advocate any behaviors on recording or downloading YouTube content, but only offer a feasible way for your reference.
People take time on YouTube every day!
YouTube, a 14-year-old big boy, is undoubtedly the most popular video-sharing platform worldwide. Since its birth, it has given both viewers and creators a good place to communicate with each other via video, and also brought about much pleasure to them. If you happen to be a YouTube aficionado and find a way to record video or audio from YouTube while watching or listening, this tutorial will help you work it out in clicks.

How to Capture Video from YouTube?

To record online YouTube videos in 4K/1080p or lower, you should turn to some recording software. Here RecMaster is our recommendation for its excellent stability, security and flexible recording settings. Please free download it first and complete the setup on your computer then follow the steps below one by one easily. Note that RecMaster is now compatible well with newer versions of Windows and macOS.
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Step 1. Open up your target YouTube video page you’d like to record.
Step 2. Launch the software and choose a video recording mode as you need.
Generally, if you get used to watching YouTube videos at full screen, then choose the “Full Screen” recording mode at RecMaster. If you are viewing the content at Windowed mode, please choose “Custom Area” to select the player window on YouTube and then move on to the next step.
Screen Record YouTube Video

Step 3. Set for output video (optional)
By default, RecMaster will output a high-quality MP4 video with all sounds turned off. You can adjust options for video format, quality standard, frame rate, whether to absorb system or microphone sound, add your webcam video layer onto video and whether to use some mouse cursor or watermark effect. To record a living stream event at a certain time, you can utilize the task scheduler to start the recording automatically.
Record YouTube video
Step 4. Play YouTube video and press the start button on RecMaster’s interface to recording while playing.
It’s highly recommended to use hotkeys during the recording process – F for switch YouTube playing mode between full screen and window, K for playing YouTube video, “Alt + 1” for starting/pausing recording at RecMaster and “Alt +2” for ending the recording. If you are afraid of missing some video content at the beginning, you can start the recording beforehand and then play the video. You don’t have to worry about the unwanted content because you can cut the segment off with RecMaster’s preloaded editor. During the recording period, it’s also available to do some annotations with the drawing tool.
Step 5. Stop the recording when YouTube video ends playing.
By stopping the recording, you can then open to watch it from recording list. Moreover, the access to editor is located on video list window, too. Click to enter into editor control if it’s necessary.

How to Record Audio Only from YouTube?

There must be times when you are watching some (music) videos or listening to some songs, you just want to keep the audio but cannot download them directly. A simple workaround is to record the internal YouTube audio with RecMaster. So how do you record it? Please go through the following steps.

Step 1. Download RecMacter for Windows or RecMaster for Mac according to your system. Complete the installation by following the wizard.
Step 2. Open the software and go to “Audio Only” window where you are free to set audio format into MP4 or WAV. Do turn on “System sound” and fine tune its volume to a proper level. If it’s useless to record microphone audio at the same time, please turn it off here.
Use RecMaster Record Audio Only to Capture YouTube Audio
Step 3. Navigate to YouTube to play the target video or music and tap the red circle button from RecMaster to record immediately.
Step 4. Pause and continue recording if necessary. When the recording goes to an end, tap the “Stop” button to export the audio file into the recording list. You’d better change its name to what’s good to remember.

With the aid of RecMaster recorder, capturing content from YouTube is not such hard. But keep that in mind always: since YouTube doesn’t allow users to copy, reproduce, transmit or sell the content owned by YouTube or other respective licensors, you should think twice before your any action regarding the recorded content.

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

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Bianca Willis

Bianca Willis started her copywriting career since 2014. As a tech editor with over 5 years writing experience, she has worked out hundreds of posts on multi-media solutions (video recording included), hot gadgets and troubleshooting tips.