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How to record lectures on Mac?

Try the easiest way to record lectures on Mac, whether in choice of a lecture on Zoom or record a class in Google Meet or other online classes. It helps:

  • Screen record on Mac with internal audio in MP4 with a smaller size than MOV recorded in the built-in recorders on Mac.
  • Record yourself and screen together by your needs.
  • Mark the important part using drawing tools when recording.

How to record

Record Lectures on Mac using 3 Recommended Built-in Screen Recorders.

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Way 1

Record your screen with the built-in screen recorder -

Command + Shift + 5
to Wake up macOS
built-in Screen Recording with options to choose an audio source from Internal audio (built-in Microphone) or System Audio Recorder.
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Way 2

Open QuickTime Player and click File to choose your prefer recording mode from New Movie Recording

Command + Option + N
/ New Audio Recording
Command + Shift + N
/ New Screen
Command + Control + N
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Way 3

Open iMovie (Record Movie with audio, not Mac screen)-> File
-> New Movie
-> Import Media->
Cameras (FaceTime HD Camera)
to start a movie recording and further edit.

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How to record a class in Google Meet?

How to record a class in Google Meet?

Google Meet has recording capabilities. It allows the meeting organizer and the one in the same organization as the organizer to start a video recording with audio. Still, it will notify other participants and is only support Meet on computers rather than mobile app users.

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How to record lecture on Zoom?

How to record lecture on Zoom?

Zoom allows hosts and the ones who got permission to record locally by hosts to start local recordings on macOS or Windows, but it has some limitations and risks of losing the recordings when the meeting unexpectedly shuts down. To make recording a lecture to review easier, the third-party Screen Recorders for macOS or Windows are recommended.

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Top 10 online class recording apps recommended

Top 10 online class recording apps recommended

An excellent screen recorder is necessary for online course makers. It requires not only capturing your mac screen but also stability, easy-using, and more editing tools like subtitles. Here, explore your preferred Screen Recorder for Mac.

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How to record a PowerPoint presentation with audio and video Mac?

Try the easiest PowerPoint Record Feature Alternative to Create a narration Powerpoint presentation in high quality with the passion and personality intact without any technical hassle. It helps:

  • Record a PowerPoint presentation with audio and video on Mac in Clicks.
  • Use PIP and Drawing features to video record yourself presenting a PowerPoint on Mac.
  • All-in-one solutions for further converting, compressing, editing, and captioning the video created from PowerPoint.

How to record

Complete Guide to Record PowerPoint presentation with audio and video in PowerPoint for Mac

You can complete the task using PowerPoint for Mac if you want to record PowerPoint presentation or a single slide with audio
and video, even ink gestures. The most recommended version of PowerPoint for macOS to record a PowerPoint presentation
with audio and video is PowerPoint for macOS 2019 and the Microsoft 365 subscription.

Steps on How to record a PowerPoint presentation with audio and video Mac

(video record yourself presenting a PowerPoint on Mac included)

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Install PowerPoint for Mac and go to the Slide Show tab > Record Slide Show, and set Play Narrations/Use Timings/Show Media Control by your choice.
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Click Record Slide Show to active the window of PowerPoint presentation recording, and click the camera icon to turn on or turn off recording yourself at the same time.
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Click the Voice icon to turn on or turn off recording audio on PowerPoint (System Audio Recorder or built-in Microphone). After all settings are done, click the REC button to start recording.
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Draw tool help make notes in your presentation recording. When finished, click the Red button to stop and click the File > Export to choose the output format as MP4 or MOV.

Top troubles you may encounter when using PowerPoint Screen Recording on Mac

1 Powerpoint not recording audio on Mac.

Fix 1. Allow PowerPoint to access the Microphone on Mac

Click System Preference > Security & Privacy > Microphone > Check the box of PowerPoint/Screen Recorders on Mac.

Fix 2. Remove the cache files for PowerPoint Mac

  • 1 Search and open Terminal from Launchpad.
  • 2 Check for the folder ~/Library/Containers/
  • 3 If found, delete the contents of the folder. If failed, please refer to this.

Fix 3. Looking for an alternative

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Failed to export a video from PowerPoint on Mac.

It may be because of the file size of your PowerPoint file is too large or there are too many slides or too long set timings on slides.
You can consider reducing the size of your PowerPoint file by compressing media files or deleting some slides.
Or try the best alternative to screen record your PowerPoint on Mac.


Video created from PowerPoint has low quality and hassle to be used in editing tools, like Adobe Premiere.

You can change the output when exporting your PPT to Video from 480P to 4K and choose the Seconds to spend on each slide.
Obviously, it takes time. It is not a recommended workflow to record in PowerPoint and edit in Premiere.
It will be easier to use UniConverter or other third-party tools to record and edit at once.

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How to record gameplay on Mac?

Best gameplay recording software to record Minecraft on Mac, or record other popular gameplay for Mac with Timed and picture-in-picture recording. It helps:

  • Record gameplay on Mac by setting from 15 FPS to 60 FPS according to your games and GPUs.
  • Options to record yourself playing games in the mode of picture-in-picture recording.
  • Record gaming video in MP4/30 FPS for YouTube or other sharing usages.

How to record

Top issues may happen when recording gameplay on Mac


OBS Black Screen Game Capture

It often comes with incorrect OBS settings, Administrator privileges, Overclocking, or Conflicting software. Try to restart Game Capture in OBS, Run with Admin Privilege, Choose The Correct GPU for Resources or look for a screen record alternative.


OBS Recording Laggy

If you're experiencing lags when streaming, check if it is network latency. But if it keeps lagging, whether in recording or exporting, it's mainly caused by your graphics card.


Failed to record gameplay on Mac M1

OBS is not compatible with macOS M1 for now. If you are using M1 OS, we recommended the best alternative to the OBS game recorder - Wondershare UniConverter, which not only helps record gameplay on Apple M1 but also a powerful feature to convert and compress recordings to the smallest file size with high quality.

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Can I record Video from YouTube or other social media?

Try the best video recorder for Facebook/YouTube/Instagram to record video/TV Shows/Music/Live Stream, or pre-record video to post and share. It helps:

  • Record audio from YouTube on Mac not only in M4A but also in portable MP3 or high-quality WAV.
  • Record YouTube/Facebook videos on Mac in MP4/FLV/AVI formats.
  • All-in-one solutions for further converting, compressing, editing, and captioning the video for YouTube/Facebook/Instagram Story.

How to record

Issues You may focus on when screen recording videos from/for Social Media


Most Helpful Game Screen Recorder for YouTube in 2022

If you are looking for a game screen recorder for YouTube, here have the best 10 choices for you.


Safari doesn't support Facebook live/video calls

Make sure you Allow Safari can always use your camera on Mac. If not, click Safari > Preferences to check.


Can you record Facebook Video/Facebook messenger calls?

Using a third-party or built-in video recording tool, you will be able to capture the video without any issues along with the internal sound and microphone sound. There are thousands of applications that can be used as Facebook video call recording software.

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How to record audio and video on Mac from Apple Music Apps and Stream Platforms?

Try the best video and audio recorder for Mac to record music from Podcast, Spotify, SoundCloud, etc., and record videos and shows on streaming platforms. It helps:

  • Record music from Podcast/SoundCloud/Spotify to MP3 on Mac in high quality.
  • Record video from Netflix, Hulu live, and more to MP4 easily ( Only copyright-free content is allowed).
  • All-in-one solutions for further converting, compressing, editing and captioning the video for playback, and sharing.

How to record

Issues You may focus on when Record Podcast/Music/Videos/Shows on Mac


How to Record BBC iPlayer on Mac?

Mac-based computers come with a Quicktime player that can easily record screens in high quality without any issue and also record audios with the same quality. Learn detailed steps on how to record BBC iPlayer on Mac.


How to screen record Netflix without Black Screen?

Netflix does not allow screen recording of its content. As soon as you try, the screen will go black. If you want to find an interesting movie to watch or record, try these sites to explore.


Can I record Spotify on Mac with Audacity?

Audacity has features to capture sound from an audio playback device, but it takes effort. The easiest way to record streaming audio on Mac is using third-party software and easily adding the recorded audio to Audacity to further edit.

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How to record a meeting as a participant on Mac?

Try the easiest macOS screen recorder to screen record Facetime, Zoom meetings, Skype video calls, and more in work collaboration. It helps:

  • Record Zoom Meeting on Mac with audio without limitations.
  • Record Video Calls from Facebook/WhatsApp/Skype, etc., with audio in MP4 formats.
  • All-in-one solutions for further converting, compressing, and editing the recorded video for email and backup.

How to record

Issues you may focus on when recording meetings/video calls on Mac


Can you record a Zoom meeting if you are not the host?

By default, only the host can initiate a Local Recording. If another participant would like to record, the host will need to provide permission to that participant during the meeting.


Can I live webinars with a pre-recorded presentation on Zoom?

Zoom webinars allow you to share previously recorded sessions as video files in a live meeting with live chat and Q&A. You can also pre-record a video to share using another easy-to-use Screen Recorder on Mac.


Should I Use a Screen Recording App For Code Review?

The traditional Code Review method is via document and meetings, but if trying to go on with Screen Recorder, you can pre-record to explain and review code for everyone to improve team efficiency.

Level Up Your Video Recording on Mac

Where will your mac os screen recording be used?

For sharing on YouTube or other social media, your video recordings better be:

  • ① Accepted video formats: MOV, MPEG4, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, and WebM. MP4 works well for videos posted on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • ② Aspect Ration: 16:9 (Auto adds pillarboxing if 4:3).
  • ③ Video Size & Length: The maximum file size accepted by YouTube is less than 256 GB or 12 hours. 1080p or 1920 x 1080 is the ideal YouTube video dimensions for a standard video recommended by G2.
  • ④Subtitles & Intro & Outro & more skills to reach audiences: You can upload a subtitle file in .srt/.sbv/.sub, etc., or Auto Subtitle your uploaded video on YouTube.
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For sharing via Email or Google Drive, your video recordings better be:

  • ① Email accepted formats: MP4 is the most recommended output format for widely-used Email like Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, Apple Mail, etc.
  • ② Google Drive accepted formats: Audio formats (MP3, MPEG, WAV, .ogg, .opus), Video files (WebM, .MPEG4, .3GPP, .MOV, .AVI, .MPEGPS, .WMV, .FLV, .ogg).
  • ③ Email accepted Video Size & Length: Outlook and Apple Mail limits in 20 MB, Gmail and Yahoo Mail limits in 25MB.
  • ④Google Drive accepted Video Size & Length: When the file size of your macOS screen recordings is larger than 25MB, it will be convenient to share or store via Google Drive or others which will perform well if the video at a smaller file size with higher quality.
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For easier playing and reviewing on Mac, your video recordings better be:

  • ① QuickTime accepted formats: QuickTime movie (.mov) using the or codec. Movies that are exported as audio only are exported as MPEG4 audio files. QuickTime Player doesn't export movies as MP4 videos.
  • ② iMovie accepted formats: 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV (QuickTime), MP4
  • ③ Final Cut Pro accepted formats: 3GP, AVI, MOV (QuickTime), MP4, MTS/M2TS, MXF
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For further editing, your video recordings better be:

  • ① Editing in Final Cut Pro: Formats - and from Apple Devices, DSLR, GoPro, and iFrame cameras and drones, ProRes files.
    Resolution - 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, or 60 fps. Audio samples up to 192kHz.
  • ② Editing in iMovie: Recommended import video in 16:9. If added a video in 4:3, iMovie automatically crops the video to fit the full 16:9 frame.
  • ③ Adobe Premiere Pro Mac: Support for Variable Frame Rate files. Make sure the recorded video is VFR files.
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How can UniConverter for Mac improve your macOS screen recording

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Convert MOV macOS screen recordings to MP4 Easily

Convert MOV macOS screen recordings to MP4 Easily

Rich output settings for recording video on Mac for playing, editing, and sharing usages. Also, powerful video converter to change your video recordings to any format you need.

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Compress macOS screen recordings without quality loss

Compress macOS screen recordings without quality loss

Compress videos with the right size and quality for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and other social media platforms.

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Smart trim clips and merge them quickly

Smart trim clips and merge them quickly

The feature of Smart Trim automatically analyzes and trims the muted part in your recordings and merges all clips into one quickly.

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Custom your Mac screen recording with smart editing tools.

Custom your Mac screen recording with smart editing tools.

Powerful value-added features like Subtitle Editor, Intro&Outro, Video background Remover, Watermark Editor, and more to make your video recording more inspired.

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UniConverter - Best Screen Recorder for Mac

  • Screen Recorder Mac Record Full Screen or Custom Screen in 16:9/4:3 or any area easily.
  • Screen Recorder Mac Record games without frame rate loss by pre-setting the FPS.
  • Screen Recorder Mac Drawing Tool - Add text and annotations to the recorded screen.
  • Screen Recorder Mac Support MP4/MP3 as output for social media or mobile devices.
  • Screen Recorder Mac PIP Mode - Capture your screen and film yourself at the same time.
  • Screen Recorder Mac Switch screens while recording
  • Screen Recorder Mac

    Step 1
    Launch UniConverter for Mac and Choose Screen Recorder.

    Launch the Screen Recorder of Wondershare UniConverter on Mac. Tab the Screen Recorder option to open the recording window.

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    Step 2
    Custom settings for macOS screen recording.

    1. Custom the ratio and size of the screen to capture.
    2. Choose to record the screen with audio or not.
    3. Choose record simultaneously with the macOS screen or not.
    4. Set MP4 as the output format for YouTube or other social media.

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    Step 3
    Start macOS screen recording.

    Click the REC button to start recording, and in the process, you have options
    to make notes using Drawing tools. When finished, click the Red Stop.

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macOS FAQs & Tips

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You can reduce the screen recording file size by pre-set the output format and FPS before start recording. If you already have a recording file in large size, you can also try our UniConverter to compress videos quickly without quality loss.
You can trim video clips in QuickTime Player > Edit/Trim > dragging the yellow handles > Save.
Press Command-Control-Esc (Escape) to stop screen recording on Mac when using QuickTime.

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