How to Record Internal Audio on Windows 10/8/7 without Losing Quality

There is no built-in audio recorder that can record internal audio on Windows. If you want to record computer audio, an internal audio recorder is required. This article introduces 2 different ways to record the sound coming from a Windows computer. You can get beginner-level and expert-level internal sound recorders to record the system audio on Windows PC. Just read and follow.

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Part 1: Best Way to Record Internal Audio on Windows 10/8/7

All you need is a lightweight and powerful internal sound recorder for Windows 10 and earlier versions. It is Aiseesoft Screen Recorder that can record audio playing from Windows 10/8/7 without losing quality. You can capture streaming audio and digitalize online audio into MP3, M4A, etc.

Moreover, you can set the audio recording length to record system sound for a long time. Once it reaches the predefined time, the Windows internal audio recorder will stop recording and save it into MP3 format automatically. You don't need to sit in front of your computer all the time.

The high-quality output, built-in audio trimmer, hotkey controls, and preferences make the program fun to use. There is no technical background required. You can quickly record audio from any Windows program or browser.

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  • Record the sound coming from Windows 10/8/7 with the original quality.
  • Capture online and streaming audio for offline playback.
  • Save the recorded audio into MP3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, AAC, and OPUS.
  • Set scheduled tasks and record length to auto start and stop audio recording.
  • Extract any audio clip and cut out the unwanted parts.
  • Set hotkeys to control Windows system audio recording.
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Step 1:
Free download, install and launch the Windows internal audio recorder software. Choose Audio Recorder from the drop-down menu next to Video Recorder to record Windows computer audio.
Choose Audio Recorder
Step 2:
Turn on System Sound to set the input audio source. If you want to capture internal audio and external audio on Windows simultaneously, you can turn on Microphone and adjust its volume as well.
Audio Recorder
Step 3:
The default audio output format is MP3. You can click Preferences and navigate to Output to change the audio format and quality options.
Step 4:
Click REC to record internal audio on PC. Play the audio file you want to capture. After the 3-second countdown, the program will start recording internal audio on your computer.
Record Audio
Step 5:
Click Stop to finish the internal audio recording. In the Preview window, you can set a custom start and stop point to extract an audio clip. At last, click the Folder icon to save Windows computer audio into MP3.
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Part 2: How to Record Computer Audio on Windows with Audacity

Audacity is a free audio recorder and editor for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Despite the Windows audio recording support, you can edit audio files by cropping, blending, duplicating, etc. There is no need to enable the stereo mix to screen audio on Windows 10/8/7 with Audacity. You can use Windows WASAPI to capture computer sound on Windows instead. Now, let's see how to use Audacity to record Windows internal audio.

Step 1:
Open Audacity software.
Step 2:
Find the first drop-down list on the top left corner of the Audacity interface. Choose Windows WASAPI from its list.
Step 3:
Unfold the drop-down list beside to set the audio recording device. To record Windows 10 internal audio, you can choose the active speaker manually, such as Speakers (2 – High Definition Audio Device).
Step 4:
Click the red Record button to start recording internal audio on Windows 10 PC via Audacity. (What if Audacity not recording ?)
Step 5:
If you want to stop recording system audio, click Stop to finish the process.
Step 6:
From the File drop-down list, choose Export and select the output audio format. You can export the audio in MP3, WAV, or OGG format.
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Part 3: FAQs of Windows Internal Audio Recording

How to record computer audio online?

Aiseesoft Free Online Audio Recorder is a free audio recorder that can record internal and external audio on Windows computers. Visit its official website. Choose Start Recording to install its launcher first. Select the system audio recording source. Later, you can click REC to start and stop the audio recording.

Can QuickTime Player be your internal audio recorder?

Yes. After installing soundflower, you can record system internal audio on Mac with QuickTime Player. However, QuickTime Player cannot be your Windows audio recorder freeware.

Does Windows 10 have an audio recorder?

There is the default Voice Recorder app on Windows 10. You can record microphone voice for free on your Windows 10 computer, such as interviews, lectures, etc. But if you want to record screen audio on Windows 10, you need to use other internal audio recording software.


All in all, you can record internal audio on Windows 7/8/10 with Aiseesoft Screen Recorder and Audacity. Obviously, the former one is easy to use for beginners. You can also record screen video with audio by using Aiseesoft Screen Recorder. If you want to edit multi-track audio files for free, then Audacity can be your good choice. You can record and edit audio on Windows PC for free. As for daily internal audio recording tasks, Audacity is too much to use. The complex interface and limited mixing capabilities are annoying. Whatever, you can free download Aiseesoft Screen Recorder and have a try for free right now!

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