Failed to Get VLC Record Screen with Audio? Here’s the Fix!

VLC is a feature-packed program that can do more than just playing media files. It is also capable of screen recording. Yet, many users found that VLC does not record audio when capturing desktop. Can VLC screen recording with audio? Short answer, possible but difficult. Read on to know more about how to record screen with audio in VLC.

Tips. You are most recommended to use an alternative screen recorder to record desktop with sound directly. Try the HD screen recorder here:

Michelle | Updated on May 17, 2022

Why VLC Not Recording Audio?

Possible Way to Make VLC Screen Recording with Audio

Alternative Way to Record Desktop with Sound

Why VLC Not Recording Audio?

VLC-not-recording-audio is not a recent problem but a long-existing issue that has been there with VLC since a decade ago. It seems that the VLC desktop recorder is made without the audio recording feature in the first place. Many people have reported the bug to the VLC team. But, for certain reasons, the team decided not to fix the problem. And the current bug status is WONTFIX (meaning the bug will never be fixed).

However, there is a solution circulated on the internet to make the VLC record screen with audio. I’ve tested it but with no luck. If you want to try this method, go check the next part. Or you can jump to part three to follow an alternative way to record desktop with sound directly.

HD Screen Recorder with Audio

HD Video Converter Factory Pro allows you to record games, meetings, streaming videos, and so on on your desktop (with sound) in high quality. With it, you can further customize the recordings by editing, compressing and converting.

Possible Way to Make VLC Screen Recording with Audio

The idea is to use DirectShow and set video and audio input devices separately to get VLC record desktop with audio. To do this, you need to download a direct show screen capture input filter and set your sound card properly. Then under the DirectShow recording mode, set the Video device name as Screen Capture and the Audio device name as the sound card you just set. Then click Stream.

Next, change the destination to HTTP and URL to “/go.mpg”. After that, select an output profile, and then hit Stream. If nothing goes wrong, the stream should start, and you should be able to watch it within another client VLC. In the meantime, the VLC screen capture with audio is complete.

The method is contributed by ROGERDPACK. For more information about how to use this VLC screen recorder, go to the source

Alternative Way to Record Desktop with Sound

If you still can’t make VLC capture screen with audio, you may try a different screen recorder. For Windows users, HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a good choice. It features a handy screen recorder that lets you record screen with audio in HD quality. You can use it to record full screen or only part of the screen. You can also record video from website. After the recording, you are allowed to edit the file with its built-in video editor, such as cropping the screen recording.

The screen recording tutorial is given below. Free download Free download the program to get started.

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Step 1. Open Screen Recorder

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Recorder.

Step 2. Set Recording Parameters and Start Recording

In the Screen Recorder window, select Custom to record a particular area or Full Screen to record the whole desktop. Next, tick off the Stereo Mix to make sure the system sound will be recorded. Then, select a quality through the Quick setting below and specify an output folder for your recording. When you think it’s ready, click REC to start the recording (There is a 5-second countdown before the recording starts).

Tips: If the Stereo Mix option is grayed out, you can follow the moves to enable it: right-click the audio icon in your system tray > Audio Devices > Recording > right-click on Stereo Mix > Enable.

Step 3. Finish Recording

When the recording is over, click Stop or press Ctrl + F1 to stop recording. The recorded video will show up in the output folder you set.

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Making VLC screen recording with audio is hard. If you found the VLC solution not working, you’d better try the alternative screen recorder. Anyway, I hope you have solved your screen recording issue, and that’s all for now. Thanks for reading.

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1. Convert video/audio to 500+ formats and presets;

2. Download movies and music from 1000+ websites;

3. Record screen with audio in high quality;

4. Basic editing tools for making GIFs, slideshows, etc.;

5. Batch conversion mode and hardware acceleration;

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