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How to Record YouTube Videos with Best YouTube Recorder

Summary: How to record YouTube videos? How to record audio from YouTube? Is there any easy-to-use screen recorder for YouTube? This post will introduce you with a powerful YouTube recording app to capture online videos with ease.

YouTube is the most popular streaming video website around the world and you will find a lot of interesting contents there. Sometimes, you may want to preserve those YouTube videos and audio on your computer for later playback, or watch them on your portable iPhone or Android phone offline.

YouTube doesn't allow you to directly download YouTube videos from its platform. And through our tests, many YouTube video downloader apps can't help you save all videos, not to mention the live videos. Considering that, recording can be the best solution to download YouTube videos. Then how to record YouTube videos?

YouTube Recorder

All you need is a YouTube recorder!

Screen recorder for YouTube can help you record YouTube videos or audio. Check the following contents and find the best recording app for YouTube and learn how to record video or audio from YouTube.

Best YouTube Recorder

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is a professional and easy-to-use screen capture program. It has the capability to record YouTube videos and audio and save them in high quality. Two recording modes are designed in this YouTube Recorder. You can choose to only record music from YouTube. Or you can capture both image and sound content from YouTube.

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

How to record YouTube videos and audio with this YouTube Recorder

Step 1 Download and install YouTube Recorder

With the download button above, you can handily download and install this professional recording app for YouTube on your computer.

Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

Two options are provided for you, you can choose to capture YouTube video or just record audio from YouTube. Here we take recording YouTube video as an example, so here you should choose Screen Recorder.

Screen Recorder for YouTube

Step 2 Make settings before recording

You can click "Settings" in the main interface to make settings before capturing YouTube videos. Choose the location for saving output video and screenshot in "General". You can also set the hotkeys to start or stop capture, pause or resume capture and take screenshot in "Shortcuts". Moreover, choose output format as MP4 or WMV, video codec, video quality and set audio preferences according to your needs.

Set Recording Settings

Step 3 Prepare to record YouTube video

Select recording inputs from system audio. If you do not want to add any noise, turn off microphone sound while recording. You can choose the "Screen Device" if you have more than one screen. Then select the recording area, and you can either choose full screen or set the recording screen size according to your need. With the clock-like icon, you can set the ending capture time.


Step 4 Start recording YouTube video

After the preparation, you can start capturing YouTube video by click "REC" button. At full screen statement, you can use the hotkey F10 to start/stop capturing, F9 to pause/resume capturing and F8 to take a screenshot. After stop recording, you can preview your recorded YouTube video and save it to your computer if it is OK.

With this YouTube Recorder, you can handily record any video and audio from YouTube, even for the live videos. The recorded file will keep exactly the orginal image and sound quality. You don't need to worry about the quality loss. If you want to record music with this recording app for YouTube, just enter the "Record Audio" interface and set the audio recording settings.

Check how ot use this YouTube Recorder from the video below:

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Other YouTube recorder apps for Mac/PC

In case you want to know more recording apps for YouTube, this part will show you some other YouTube gaming recorders, screen recorders and music capturing tools. Whether you are using a Windows PC or Mac, you can find suitable YouTube recorder in this part.

Filmora scrn

Filmora scrn

Filmora scrn is a very popular screen recording software for both Windows and Mac users. It enables you to record desktop screen by customizing areas you like. What's more, compared with other YouTube recorders, Filmora scrn provides a built-in video editing tool to help you directly add annotations, personalize cursor effects, and crop, trim, cut the recorded YouTube video.



If you are a Mac user, when you have the need to record YouTube videos, QuickTime will definitely be your first choice. This YouTube recorder can record audio from microphone but not compatible with system audio. One thing you should know first, because the restricted solution for screen recording with limited tools and features, sometimes, QuickTime is not good at game recordings.



Screencast-o-Matic is an easy-to-use online screen recorder for YouTube. You don't need to install any software on your computer, with the installation of a specially designed launcher, you can start to record YouTube videos with this YouTube recorder. The recorded YouTube length can go up to 15 minutes. In addition, this screen recorder for YouTube can offer up to 720p online video recording. Compared with the recording apps above, Screencast-o-Matic may give you a little poor output video quality.

Best YouTube recorder alternative

Sometimes, you may want to recording YouTube video or audio and do something else on your computer or try to do the batch recording. At such situation, you may better use the best YouTube screen recorder alternative - YouTube video downloader.

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Learn how to use this YouTube Recorder alternative to save videos from YouTube

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Now all the YouTube recorder apps are introduced. Hope you find your preferred one.

We mainly talk about YouTube recorder in this post. We recommend a very easy-to-use and powerful screen recorder for YouTube at the first part. Then we show you the detailed steps of recording video/audio from YouTube. We also list other YouTube recording tools. You can easily find the suitable YouTube recorder from this page.

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March 01, 2018 10:25 / Updated by to YouTube, Media Recorder