How To Record On Quicktime With Sound

Quicktime is a versatile multimedia player that can play various formats of audio and video files. It also comes with a built-in screen recording feature that allows users to record their screen with audio. In this article, we will guide you on how to record on Quicktime with sound.

Step 1: Open Quicktime

First, open Quicktime by clicking on the Quicktime icon in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight. Once Quicktime is open, click on “File” in the menu bar and select “New Screen Recording” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Choose Sound Input

Before you start recording, make sure that the sound input is set up correctly. Click on the down arrow next to the record button on the Quicktime screen recording window and select “Internal Microphone” or “External Microphone” depending on where you want to record the sound from.

Step 3: Start Recording

Once you have selected the sound input, click on the red record button to start recording. You can record the entire screen or just a portion of it depending on your preference. You can also choose to show or hide the mouse cursor during the recording.

Step 4: Stop Recording

When you are done recording, click on the stop button in the menu bar or press the “Command + Control + Esc” keys on your keyboard to stop the recording. The recording will automatically be saved to your desktop.

Step 5: Save your Recording

You can now save your recording by clicking on “File” in the menu bar and selecting “Save” from the drop-down menu. Give your recording a filename and choose a location to save it on your computer.

Step 6: Edit and Share your Recording

If you want to edit your recording, you can use iMovie or any other video editing software. Once you have edited your recording, you can share it on social media or upload it to YouTube.

Tips for Recording on Quicktime with Sound

Here are some tips to help you record on Quicktime with sound:

  • Make sure that your sound input is set up correctly before you start recording.
  • Use an external microphone for better sound quality.
  • Choose a quiet location to record to avoid background noise.
  • Use the “Option” key to adjust the recording area if necessary.
  • Use the “Shift” key to change the recording area size proportionally.


Recording on Quicktime with sound is easy and convenient. Whether you want to record a tutorial or a gameplay video, Quicktime can help you do it. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can record high-quality videos with sound and share them with your audience.

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