Unusually, it's recommended that you use a microphone or an external recording device to record your audio. Your computer produces sound that the internal microphone picks up that can distort the recording. In addition, the quality of the internal computer microphone is usually not very good and doesn't produce a high-quality sound.
However, sometimes there is no other option.
This guide provides options to improve your audio recording when you don't have access to higher quality equipment.
NOTE: The quality of the microphones varies greatly by device. You will want to test the audio quality before you commit to a single method of recording.
Stereo Mix is not available on all PCs, but if it is, these are the instructions to enable it.
We usually recommend recording audio through a microphone or separate recording device rather than recording through your computer microphone. This is because the computer microphone picks up sounds from your computer. However, the WASAPI Loopback feature can record the audio coming out of your computer and then remove it from the recording.
NOTE: If this doesn’t work, you may also need to select the correct number of recording channels to match your device using the dropdown box to the right of device selection box. For example, If you have a 7.1 channel headset, select “8.
Local recording allows users to record meeting video and audio locally to a computer. The recorded files can be uploaded to a file storage service like Dropbox, Google Drive, or a streaming service like YouTube. Local recording is available to free and paid subscribers.
Note: Local recording is not supported on iOS and Android.
Step 1: Enable Local Recording
Step 2: .Starting a Local Recording
For more information, please see the Zoom Support page.
Zoom does not always produce the best audio quality, even when you're using a mic. Zencastr is a tool that allows you to meet with someone on any video chat platform and record the audio separately. Each participant is sent a link and the audio is recorded directly from their computer. You can then combine and edit the files in an audio editor like Audacity.
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