QuickTime Screen Recording No Sound? Solutions Explained!

Posted on: Nov. 12, 2021

QuickTime Player gains a large amount of popularity among Mac users due to its cost-free and easy-to-use feature. It is widely used for recording different types of videos, including a meeting, video games, tutorials, live streaming, and more.

However, a common issue that the users face is that the screen recording has no sound. That's so annoying, especially when you use it to record a conference or live streaming. So, how can we address the QuickTime screen recording no sound issue? Follow the instructions below to fix the problem in minutes!

Solution 1: Check Mac's Security & Privacy settings

Sometimes, the screen recording no sound problem may be caused by inappropriate Mac's security & privacy settings. So, check if your Mac allows QuickTime Player to use the microphone. Here is the guide:

Step 1
Access your Mac's Security & Privacy tab.

Click the Apple icon at the top-left of the screen > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy.

Step 2
Choose Microphone at the left of the window.

You will find QuickTime Player at the right of the microphone option. Check if the application is permitted to use the microphone. If QuickTime Player doesn't get permission, follow step 3.

Step 3
Change the settings.

Hit the lock icon > enter your password > click check box to allow QuickTime to use the microphone.

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Solution 2: Check the sound input settings

If you have already enabled QuickTime Player to access the microphone, but there is still no audio. Maybe there is something wrong with the sound input settings that you may turn off the input volume. To fix this, follow the guide below.

Step 1
Access the sound settings menu.

Hit the Apple logo > System Preferences > Sound > Input.

Step 2
Turn up the Input volume.

Select Mac Book Air Microphone. Then, you will find the input volume option at the bottom of the window.

Check if the volume is turned on. If not, turn up the volume to ensure that your Mac is capable of catching the input sound.

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Solution 3: Download a third-party audio recorder - Soundflower

If both of the solutions mentioned above don't work for you, you can try a third-party application to fix the screen recording no audio problem. Let's see how to capture the screen with audio using QuickTime Player and Soundflower.

Step 1
Click here to download Soundflower.

If the Soundflower doesn't get permission from Mac, you can go to System Preferences to modify the settings.

Click the Apple logo > System Preferences > General > hit lock icon > enter password > select Apple Store and identified developers.

Step 2
Open Audio MIDI Setup.

Click "+" at the bottom-left of the window > Create Aggregate Device > select Built-in microphone and Soundflower(2h).

Click "+" again > Create Multi-output Device > select Built-in microphone and Soundflower(2h).

Step 3
Go to System Preferences > Sound.

On the Output tab, select screen record w/ audio. And on the Input tab, choose QuickTime Player.

Step 4
Open QuickTime Player.

Select New Screen Recording and click the arrow button at the right of the play button. You will see a drop-down menu.

You can select "QuickTime" to capture the screen with both internal audio and microphone. If you need the internal audio solely, choose Soundflower (2h).

How To Screen Record With Audio on Mac

Solution 4: Switch to a QuickTime Alternative

For beginners, Solution 3 may be a little bit complicated. If you don't want to download any third-party application, you can also try a QuickTime alternative. FlexClip screen recorder is one of the best online tools that can help you capture the screen with audio. With Flexclip, you are able to capture the screen with internal audio or microphone input.

Whether you want to record a webinar, online course, or How-to video, this excellent tool can help you out. Additionally, you don't have to download it or register for an account. Here are some reasons why people prefer to use it.

  • It is a FREE and easy-to-use tool perfect for beginners.
  • The intuitive interface makes it easy for you to record the screen. With this tool, you can capture whatever you want, such as the full screen, window application, Chrome tab, just with a few clicks.

  • It offers powerful editing tools and rich resources to enhance your recording.
  • After you finish the recording, you can use its versatile editing tools to level up your video. For instance, you can trim and crop the video, change the video speed, modify the aspect ratio, and more. To make your video more attractive, you can add transitions, stickers, and text animations to your video.

  • It allows you to export high-resolution video without a watermark.
  • Three export video resolution are available - 480p, 720p, 1080p. When you're done, you are capable of exporting the video without a watermark.

    How to use FlexClip's screen recorder? Here is the guide:

    Step 1
    Go to FlexClip website.

    Navigate to "Tools" > Screen Recorder

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    Step 2
    Choose an audio recording method.

    Click "Start Recording." You will find three audio options - Microphone, System Audio, No Audio. Choose the one you need and hit the red button.

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    Step 3
    Start sharing the screen.

    Select the screen you want to share and click "Share audio." Then, hit "Share."

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    Step 4
    Finish the recording.

    Click the "Stop" button at the bottom of the screen. If you choose the record chrome tab, the "Stop" button will appear at the top left of the screen.

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    Step 5
    Download and edit the captured video.

    After you stop sharing the screen, go back to FlexClip and click "Download and Edit in MP4." Or you can solely download it.

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    Bottom line

    Hopefully, this tutorial does help you settle the QuickTime screen recording no sound issue. If you want to level up the captured video with text animations, stickers, and more, try FlexClip's screen recorder for free!

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