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

VLC is a feature-packed program that can do many different multimedia tasks besides playing media files. And one of its many features is screen recording. Yet, many users found that VLC does not record audio when capturing desktop, and they wonder if there is a way to get VLC screen recording with audio. The answer is, unfortunately, almost negative. We will explain the reason below and provide an alternative way to record the desktop with sound. If you’re interested, read on.

Michelle | Aug 20, 2021

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, a warmhearted user seemed to find a “working” solution 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 see the alternative way to record desktop with sound directly.

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Possible Way to Make VLC Screen Recording with Audio

The following method is contributed by ROGERDPACK. For more detailed information, go to the source

The idea is to use DirectShow and set video and audio input devices separately to 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.

Alternative Way to Record Desktop with Sound

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a Windows-based program designed to handle various video & audio problems. It features four main multimedia tools: an a/v converter, an a/v downloader, a video editor, and a screen recorder that you can easily use to capture any activity on your screen (with audio) in HD quality. And if you want, you can also take advantage of the other tools to polish the recording. Moreover, the software is very easy to use. I will show you how to record the screen with sound on Windows with this program below.

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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.


Making VLC screen recording with audio is hard. If you found the VLC solution not working, you’d better try the third-party 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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