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How to Record Audio on Chrome

By Tony Moton

August 02, 2018

Have you ever encountered a background song that attracted you very much when you were surfing the internet on Chrome? Are you still figuring out how to keep these appealing songs to your computer? Don't worry, recording audios on Chrome is no longer a difficult thing. What you just need is a recorder that enables you to capture sounds. Therefore, in order to help you save those songs you discover on Chrome in the future, this article is going to introduce three methods/recorders to teach you how to record audios on Chrome successfully.


Method 1. Use A Chrome Extension to Capture Audio

Chrome Audio Capture is a Chrome extension that allows users to capture any audio playing on the current tab. Multiple tabs can be captured simultaneously. Captures can be saved as either .mp3 or .wav files. Users will have the option to mute tabs that are currently being captured.

Step 1. Visit Chrome Web Store on your Chrome browser.

Step 2. Write down "Chrome Audio Capture" in the search bar.

Step 3. Tap "Add To Chrome" to download and install on Chrome.

Step 4. Click on the red button in the upper right corner of Chrome.

Step 5. Hit the "Start Capture" button and Chrome's sound will be recorded.

Step 6. When finishing recording, click "Save Capture" to store the file in your folder.

Chrome Audio Capture

However, its limitations are obvious.

1. You cannot record segments longer than 20min.

2. Sometimes there may be a little click or glitch upon playback.

3. When you capture over 20 mins, the file could be silent during playback.

Method 2. How to Record Sounds on Chrome Online

Voice Recorder is a clear and simple online tool that can be used right in your Chrome browser. It allows you to record Chrome's audio and save it t as an MP3 file to your computer.

Voice Recorder

Step 1. Open Voice Recorder's official website.

Step 2. Tap the red button to start recording.

Step 3. Click "Save" to start file conversion.

Step 4. Tap "Click to Save" to keep the file.

Though it is very easy to use, problems do exist when using it.

1. Users can only capture up to 7 minutes. It won't work if you want to record exceed the set time limit.

2. Users cannot stop Microphone to record those noises unrelated to what people actually want to record.

3. The webpage does not have any instructions. Many people asked questions & no one from the company is responding.

Method 3. A Powerful Recorder to Get Chrome's Audio

TuneFab Screen Recorder is specially developed for audio recording and video capturing. You can respectively choose to record audio and video. In terms of capturing video, it can help you record all screen activities, such as online videos, games, webcam chatting, video tutorials etc. Recorded audios or videos are of high quality. Additionally, you can take a screenshot when you want to keep some special information or moments during using the computer and edit when recording video.

Now, download the free trial version and follow the steps below to take a try.

Step 1. Install TuneFab Screen Recorder

When you have downloaded a free trial version that suits your computer running system, then follow instructions to install it. When the installation is over, you can run the TuneFab Screen Recorder in the picture shown below.

Main Interface

Step 2. Setup Recording Inputs

Launch the program, on the main interface, tap on "Audio Recorder". Sounds on Chrome will be recorded when the "System Sound" is on by showing you a green dot. You have to be clearly aware that "Microphone" should be off to avoid recording noises if you only want to record audios on Chrome instead of your voice.

Record Audio

Step 3. Choose File Format

Click on the gear "More Settings" button on the interface. Then click on "Output", you will see a lot of parameter of the recorded files, like the file folder, file format, and the others. Here, WMA, MP3, M4A, and AAC are available for you to choose from. Besides, you can adjust Code for System Audio and Microphone.

Output Settings

Step 4. Change Hotkeys

You can change hotkeys in your preference to start/stop record, pause/resume record audio tracks on Chrome.

Change Shortcuts

Step 5. Control Recording

Click the "REC" button to start recording audios on Chrome. When the audio is being captured, you can control the whole process by clicking the Pause and the Stop button. Make sure to click the "Save" button to have a preview of recording files.

Preview and Save Recording Video/Music

Both three methods above can lead you to record audios on Chrome, However, Chrome Audio Capture and Voice Recorder have some fatal defects that make users feel annoyed. While a full TuneFab Screen Recorder version won't set a time limit for you. You can record audio on Chrome as long as you want. Therefore, I strongly recommend you to try TuneFab Screen Recorder. Besides, there are more features such as video capturing and edit functions are waiting for you to explore.

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