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How to Record Audio from Chrome

By Tony Moton

Updated on July 03, 2020

What can you do if you happened to an unknown but attracted song playing on your Chrome broswer and would like to keep it on your computer? The best and effective way to make it is to find out the best Google Chrome Audio Recorder to record audio on or from Chrome broswer tab and save it as commonly used audio file formats, like MP3, M4A and etc. And that is why we write this post for you.

In this post, we would like to share with you 2 different Chrome Audio Capture, online or desktop software, to help you on how to record audio on Chrome. Now read this post and pick up your desired way to record audio on chrome.


Method 1. Record Audio from Chrome with Chrome Audio Recorder

TuneFab Screen Recorder is not only developed for recording video but also designed for recording audio. It can record audio from your system sound, microphone and even some broswer and then save as commonly-used audio file formats, like MP3, M4A, AAC and more. Besides, you are allowed to customize the audio quality from the lowest to the lossless. You can download the Chrome Audio Recorder and follow the guide below to record audio from Chrome. Following we will take the macOS system as an example.

Step 1. Download & Install TuneFab Chrome Audio 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 Inteface of TuneFab Screen Recorder

Step 2. Enter Audio Recorder Mode

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 on Mac

Step 3. Choose Audio Format

On the main interface of Audio Recorder, there is a Gear button for customizing the preference of the audio. Hit Output then you can choose the Audio Format from MP3, M4A, AAC and more on Windows and M4A and CAF on Mac.

Select Audio Format on Mac

Step 4. Record Audio on Chrome

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.

Save recorded Audio on Mac

Method 2. Use A Chrome Extension to Capture Audio from Chrome

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. Add Chrome Audio Capture to your Chrome by clicking to the link above to get ready to record audio from chrome.

Step 2. Click on the Red Button on the Menu bar and then press Ctrl + Shift + S or directly click on Start Capture to activate Chrome Audio Capture.

Step 3. End up the whole audio recording by pressing Ctrl + Shift + X or click on Save Capture or Cancel Capture to save your audio from chrome.

Chrome Audio Capture

However, this way has its limitations for recording audio from Chrome:

#1 Audio formats are limited: MP3 and WAV.

#2 Options are limited for choice.

#3 Audio is allowed to be recorded in 20 minutes if it goes longer, then the quality may be not stable.

Now, you've got 2 methods of recording Audio on Chrome, Chrome Extension and the Chrome Audio Capture, the TuneFab Screen Recorder. We highly recommend testing these 2 methods and then making up your mind for the right and suitable way to record audio from Chrome. Enjoy this magic trip on recording audio on Chrome here. That's all for today, see you next time.

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