How to Record a Zoom Meeting with Audio on Mac?

Fri. 30 Oct. 20204855 min


How to record a zoom meeting with audio on Mac?

When we need to record an important online meeting/online exam/online course on zoom, we often need a good screen recorder to take a detailed recording. However,  the quality of the softwares recommended by search engines is always uneven. Some can only record for 10 minutes for free, and some cannot record system sound. If there is no sound after recording, it will cause great inconvenience. 

So you need Filmage Screen, a screen recorder for Mac without time limitation, to help you perfectly record the sound of the zoom meeting.


Before recording a zoom meeting, you need:

Step 1.Download Filmage Screen. If you meet any software installation problems, you can search for why there is an installation error on Mac.

Step 2.Launch Filmage Screen. You need access to the screen recording permission to record your Mac screen.


Congratulations! You have downloaded and opened Filmage Screen. Here are the steps to set up sound settings before recording a zoom meeting:

Step 1.Open System Preferences -> Click Sound -> Choose Filmage Multi-Output Device in the Output;

Note: Here are the instructions about how to create Multi-Output Device and Aggregate Device.



Step 2.Launch Filmage Screen -> Choose System Sound/System Sound & Microphone/Microphone according to your needs;


Step 3.Launch Zoom -> Click Preferences on the main menu;


Step 4.Click the sound setting of the online meeting app, and choose the built-in microphone in Microphone and Filmage Multi-Output Device in Speaker;


Step 5.Start a zoom meeting -> Click on the red button of Filmage Screen to start recording.


Step 6.When the meeting is finished, you can simply click on the stop button to finish and save the recording.

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After the recording is finished, you can share your video to your friends or share it to YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook and more.


How to record a zoom meeting with/without host permission?

- Without Host Permission

By default, only the host of the video call is allowed to record the meeting in Zoom. So it will be inconvenient when you want to record an important video call while you don’t have the host permission. We recommend a screen recorder, Filmage Screen, the software mentioned before, which enables you to record any zoom meeting with ease.


- With Host Permission

Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. You can easily record a Zoom meeting if your account has permission.


Step 1.Start a Zoom meeting when ready, and click on the Recording button;


Step 2.When you need to pause or stop recording, just simply click on the Pause / Stop button;


Step 3.Once recording is complete, the file will be converted and saved in mp4 format. The recorded files will also pop up under the Zoom folder;


Step 4.Unable to locate your file? Open the software, click on Preferences.... Choose Recording, once it opens you will find the recorded files.



Recalling each and every point that was discussed during the meeting can be difficult, especially when the meeting covered more than one topic. Instead of taking notes, you can record your Zoom meetings and watch them whenever you need an important piece of information.

Moreover, recording a Zoom meeting will enable you to share the details that were discussed with your colleagues who couldn’t attend the meeting. Using Filmage Screen, you don’t have to be tech-savvy in order to record a Zoom meeting when you don’t have host permission, because Filmage Screen will teach you how to record a zoom meeting with audio on Mac. By the way, Filmage Screen offers a 7-day free trial so that you can enjoy all its advanced features!

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