How to Record YouTube Videos on PC (with Audio)?

Updated on Feb 17, 2022
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  • 1. Open the YouTube video recorder;
  • 2. Set recording parameters and select a recording area;
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Best Way to Record YouTube Videos
1. Open Screen Recorder
2. Customize Region
3. Start Recording

YouTube hosts videos for all viewing needs. When you find a YouTube video you like and want to save it for offline enjoyment, besides downloading it with a YouTube downloader, you can also choose to record the video. This is extremely helpful if you want to record YouTube live stream or just want to save a short clip from the YouTube video. So, how to record YouTube videos on PC? Don’t worry. In the next part, I will share with you a dedicated YouTube video recorder and lead you through the whole process of how to record from YouTube with audio in detail.

Disclaimer: WonderFox does not endorse or encourage recording any copyrighted works from YouTube. This article is for educational purposes only. Please ensure your action does not violate YouTube’s terms of service.

How to Screen Record YouTube Videos with Sound?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the YouTube recorder (no watermark) we’ll be using to capture YouTube videos.

The software is an all-in-one video toolkit that comes with five modules: a converter, a downloader (* can download videos directly from YouTube and many other sites), a GIF maker, a toolbox and a simple screen recorder. And with the recorder, you can record part of the screen or capture full screen with audio in high-quality MP4. Moreover, it can record videos with no lag and no time limit. After you’ve recorded your YouTube videos, you can also make use of other modules to further customize your recording, like trimming, cropping, compressing and converting.

The recorder features a user-friendly interface, and the recording process is pretty simple, too. Now, free download free download this YouTube video recorder and follow the tutorial to see how to record a video on YouTube.

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro offers the best way to record YouTube videos with sound in high quality without lag. It also lets you download YouTube videos and music directly with no issue. It is simple, fast and efficient. Try it now!

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Step 1. Open YouTube Video Recorder

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Recorder.

Step 2. Set Recording Parameters and Customize Region

Check the Stereo Mix audio source to make sure the system sound is included. If the Stereo Mix option is disabled, you can enable it by go to your System sound settings > Sound Control Panel > Recording > right-click to Show Disabled Devices > Enable Stereo Mix. In the Quick setting below, select a quality for your recording. High quality is recommended for smoother video output. Next, go to the output folder and set an output path.

Now, open the YouTube video you want to record. Then, return to the recorder and choose a recording mode. You can pick Custom and select the recording region manually, or you can maximize your video playing window and use the Full Screen mode to capture the video. After the region is selected, click OK.

Step 3. Start Recording YouTube Video

Finally, hit the red REC button to begin recording. It will start after a five-second countdown. When you are done, press hotkeys ‘Ctrl + F1’ to stop recording. You can go to the output folder you just set to view the recorded YouTube videos.

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1. Is It Legal to Record YouTube Videos?

It is illegal to get copy-protected works without permission in any form, including recording. However, Fair Use gives you the freedom to use copyright-protected works in certain circumstances.

Read for more info: A Comprehensive Guide – Is It Legal to Download YouTube Videos

2. How to Record Audio from YouTube?

If you want to record audio from YouTube, you can record the video first with the screen recorder used earlier and then convert the video to audio within its Converter module. That said, you can also convert YouTube to audio with the Downloader directly.


That’s the whole process of how to record YouTube videos on PC. I hope you’ll find this article helpful. Thanks for reading!

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