How to Record YouTube Videos/Audios on PC

Since you’re here, you must be looking for a way to save YouTube videos or audio on your PC. Well, YouTube doesn’t provide any download button or webcam features to record YouTube videos. Especially when you want to save the YouTube Live Stream or record music from YouTube, it’s helpful if you have an easy but powerful YouTube recorder. So in this post, we will specify how to record YouTube Videos on PC. Go on!

WARNING: Downloading YouTube videos is a violation of the YouTube Terms of Service, and the videos you download or record from YouTube should not be for business use.

How to Record YouTube Videos on PC

Movavi Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use but powerful desktop YouTube recorder that can capture YouTube video/audio from YouTube in high quality. There are more than 8 reasons why we like to use it to record a YouTube video on PC.

  • Record YouTube videos with/without system audio and microphone sound to make a brilliant tutorial or interaction;
  • No recording time limit. Feel free to record YouTube videos or YouTube Live Stream for hours;
  • Support scheduled recording, which means that the recorder can end recording automatically, saving your time of waiting up beside the computer for the recording to finish;
  • Record audio so that you can rip music only from YouTube;
  • Record YouTube videos in multiple formats, including GIF, MP4, MOV, WMV, TS, AVI, F4V;
  • Capture audio from YouTube to MP3, M4A, AAC, WMA;
  • Capture still images from YouTube videos; Record YouTube gameplay videos up to 60fps.

Besides using this recording software for YouTube, you can also use the recorder to record screencasts. When doing screen recording, the recorder provides you tools to annotate, track mouse action, share screen capture with your friends via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

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Step 1: Start YouTube Recorder on PC
Play the video that you want to record on YouTube. Then enter into the “Video Recorder” on Movavi Screen Recorder.

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Step 2: Select YouTube Window to Record
A rectangle of blue dotted lines and a floating control panel will appear. Click the arrow-cross icon on the center of the rectangle to drag it over the YouTube playback screen. Then adjust the border until the rectangle perfectly fits the playback screen.

customize the size of the recording area

If you play the YouTube video in full screen, simply click the arrow down button in Display and choose to record in full screen. If you want to record the YouTube video only, you can try “Lock and Record Window” in the Advanced Recorder. As the name means, this function can lock the recording area to avoid other disturbing things.

Before starting recording, you may click the gear icon and go to “Preferences” > “Output”. Then you can customize output settings such as in what format and quality you would like to save the YouTube video, where to save the videos, whether to include mouse action in the recording, etc.

Step 3: Record YouTube Videos to PC
Turn on System Sound to make sure the recorder capture audio in the video as well. Then click the REC button to start recording. While recording, a control panel will appear (unless you have enabled “Hide float bar during recording” in Settings), where you can pause or stop the recording. If you need to stop the recording automatically when the YouTube video ends, click the timer icon and enter the video length to schedule a recording.

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Tip: While recording the YouTube videos, there are annotation tools that let you make some simple editing such as draw, write on the video.

Step 4: Preview, Save, and Share YouTube Video
Once the YouTube video is recorded, click the REC button again to stop. You can play the recorded YouTube video, rename it, and also share it on social media in just one click.

save the recording

If you accidentally close the program before you save the recording, you can restore it after you enabled the YouTube recorder.

Isn’t it easy? Have a try of this YouTube recorder right now!

How to Record Music from YouTube on PC (Audio Only)

If you would like to rip audio from YouTube or record music from YouTube on a PC, you can also use Movavi Screen Recorder. Recording YouTube audio to a PC is quite similar to record a video.

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Step 1. Select “Audio Recorder” on the homepage.

Step 2. Click the gear icon, navigate to the Output area to decide the format to save YouTube audio (MP3, MWA, M4V, AAC) and the audio quality.

Customize Settings

Step 3. Turn on System Sound and turn off the Microphone to make sure that no external audio can be captured while recording the YouTube audio. Before formally recording, go to Preference > sound > start soundcheck to test whether the voice is OK.

Step 4. Click the REC button. There will be 3 seconds countdown. Play the music, songs, or other audio files on YouTube before the countdown finishes.

Step 5. When YouTube stops playing, click the REC button again to end the recording. The YouTube audio will be saved on PC in the location that you have chosen.

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FAQs You May Wonder

After introducing the YouTube Recorder – Movavi Screen Recorder, you may have other questions about recording YouTube Videos. Go on!

1. How to upload the video to YouTube?
YouTube has its general video resolution of the uploading video. Before uploading, you need to adjust your YouTube videos first. You can upload 15 videos at a time. First, you need to sign in to YouTube Studio. Move your cursor to the top-right corner and click CREATE > Upload videos. Select the file you want to upload. Finish!

2. Can you record a YouTube Video on your phone?
For recording YouTube videos on iPhone, you can use the in-built screen recorder to record. For Android users, you can use AZ Screen Recorder to help you.

3. Can you record a YouTube Video on your phone?
6 to 8 minutes makes for an ideal length. It can be longer (up to 15 minutes long) but only if your videos are engaging and viewers are sticking around to watch.

Thanks for your reading of this post. With this YouTube recorder, you can grab any videos on YouTube for offline enjoyment. If you still have any problems on how to record YouTube videos on PC, feel free to contact us!

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