Screen capture with audio using vlc

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Did you know that you can use VLC to record your screen with sound ?

For most Windows users, VLC is the media player of choice. The main reasons for this are its broad support for a variety of media files, built-in streaming support, and easy-to-use user interface. No other media player comes close to VLC in terms of file format support, ease of use, and sheer number of options and settings. Most importantly, VLC is free and open source.

If you use VLC, you may already know that it can do a lot more than just play media files. These include, but are not limited to, converting media files, recording the currently playing video, ripping DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and streaming video online.

One of the lesser known of these features of VLC is the ability to record your screen with a few clicks. This feature is useful when you want to record a problem, capture footage of your favorite game, or create a step-by-step guide to using a particular Windows feature.

Regardless of the reason, knowing how to record a screen with sound using VLC can be quite useful in an emergency. So, How to use VLC to capture a screen with sound .

The following procedure works the same in Windows 10 and 11.

Using VLC to capture a screen with audio

To quickly capture a screen with VLC, you can use the Capture Device feature. Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Open VLC media player .
  2. View > Advanced Controls …”Click on
  3. Media > Open Capture Device …”Select ” Media > Open Capture Device …”.
  4. Select ” Desktop ” from the ” Capture Mode ” drop-down menu.
  5. Click the drop-down menu ” Run “.
  6. Select ” Convert “.
  7. Select the radio option ” Convert “.
  8. Select ” Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4) ” from the drop-down menu ” Profile “.
  9. Press the ” Explore ” button.
  10. Go to the destination folder.
  11. Enter a name in the ” File Name ” field.
  12. Press the ” Save ” button.
  13. Press the ” Run ” button.
  14. Click the ” Save ” button in the VLC main window.
  15. VLC will start screen capture with audio .
  16. When finished, press ” Stop ” to stop screen recording.
  17. The screen capture is automatically saved in the destination folder.
  18. Now you have successfully captured a screen with audio .

Detailed steps:

Open VLC Media Player from the Start menu. Press the Start key, search for “VLC Media Player” and click on the search result.

First, activate the Advanced Controls feature. It displays additional recording controls on the screen. To do so, select “View > Advanced Controls”

“Media > Open Capture Device”

and do the above to display the “Open Media” window. Select “Desktop” from the “Capture Mode” pull-down menu. Optionally, enter the desired frame rate (e.g., 24, 30, or 60 frames per second). Click the “Convert” option in the “Playback” drop-down menu.

If you accidentally/spontaneously click the Playback button instead of the Convert button, there will be a start moment.

In the “Convert” window, select the profile as “Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4)” and click the “Stop” button to get out of it. Click the “Browse” button.

Select a folder to save the recording file to, give it a name of your choice, and click the “Save” button.

Then click the “Start” button.

This will start the screen capture by VLC. If you look at the “Advanced Controls” of VLC, you will see that the “Record” button is enabled.

When recording is finished, click the “Stop” button to stop screen capture.

The file will be automatically saved to the destination you have just selected.

That is all. Saving your screen in VLC is as easy as . It’s not perfect, and it’s not even close to dedicated screen recording software, but it certainly comes in handy in a pinch. Plus, there is no need to install yet another quick screen recording session software.

I hope this simple and easy Windows guide has helped you.

If you need pinch or help, send me an email and I will help you as much as I can.

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