How to record audio and video from online games, meetings or classes

In this article, we will discuss how to record online games, virtual classroom sessions, conferences, online movies, music and practically anything multimedia that are playing on your computer screen. Know how to record video, audio and even take screenshots and convert them into useful resources with annotations.

With the world pushed further into a society where virtual meets are becoming more common be it for personal reasons or professional reasons, COVID-19 has really changed our society a lot and fast-forwarded changes that we were earlier hesitant to make. Calls with friends, online meetings with colleagues, online classes for students and even online concerts are happening online!! For those who were anyhow hesitant in interrupting someone to ask them to repeat something, these online meets have further exacerbated the problem. With quick online classes, meets and sessions, it has become difficult to take notes and remember everything from the online meet.

However, if you make use of tools which can record online audio and video, you can convert this trend of online meets into an opportunity. After all, once the meeting is recorded, you can play it any number of times to keep revisiting the things that happened in the meeting, class or seminar.

Screen Recorder software

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder home
Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is a premium software to record video/audio and capture screen on your Windows or Mac computer. It is an all in one solution to record any graphic activity on your computer screen. You can record online movies and music, make your own tutorial videos by capturing the screen activity as well as the webcam input, record online classroom sessions to have it as your digital multimedia notes, make a video of your video chats with your friends to make memorabilia to remember and look back on your discussions or you can just simply use it to take screenshots.

How to record computer screen and webcam

Computer screen recording with webcam
To start a video recording, select the Video Recorder option on the Apeaksoft Screen Recorder.
  • You can choose to record the full screen or a custom area of the screen.
  • If you want a webcam overlay, toggle the webcam button on the tool. This will start your webcam and you should be able to see your own face on your computer screen. You can resize the webcam video window to fit as an overlay on a particular area of your computer screen you are recording.
  • Choose if you want to record system audio or not.
  • Enable mic recording if you are going to speak while recording.
  • Set record length lets you fix the duration during which the video recording will start and then automatically stop.
  • Video Recording task scheduler
  • There is even a Task Schedule option you can use to start and end recording automatically between a time interval. For instance, if you are attending an online class or watching a live show, you can schedule the recording to start and end automatically so that you don't fumble with the settings at the end moment.
  • Advanced Screen Recording options
  • Advanced Recording has a complete set of features for customized recording. This section contains customizations for recording a particular dimension of the screen around your mouse, within a fixed window if you have a multiscreen setup or record the part excluding a particular screen. This is a great feature for making sure that you keep your video focus only on the required part rather on the whole screen.
  • Annotations can be added during the live recording. These can be text box, arrow, airbrush, highlight and more.
  • Adding annotations to on-screen recording

How to record computer or microphone audio

Audio Recording
From the first screen of Apeak Screen Recorder, click on the Audio Recorder button. In the next screen, you can click on the REC to start audio recording. Start a video or audio in whatever application you want to run, for instance, I started my Windows Spotify application and selected a playlist to play music. The music playing on my computer was being recorded by the Apeak Screen Recorder application. Once the music stops, stop the recording as well. If you started the recording before the music started playing, like me, the next screen of the application lets you trim the unwanted parts from the audio from the start or end of the recording.
Save audio recording
Once you are done trimming your video, you can save the file on your computer. In the same way, you can also save audio from your microphone if you want to create an audio clipping of your own voice.

How to take screenshots and add annotations

I wouldn't have gone into details of the screenshot feature of this application if it wasn't for the fact that the additional features it provides are highly useful to generate informative screenshots.
Screen Capture
You can add all those annotations that we discussed during video editing in your screenshot capture as well. Make your screenshot informative using text box, callouts, arrows and more.

Wrap up

I found the software Apeaksoft Screen Recorded a worthy tool to pay for. There are so many use cases that the tool offers not just for recording online movies and sessions, but also for people who are into making useful how-to YouTube videos and articles which need instructive images and videos. In a world where online tutorials and classes have become the new normal, this tool is a all in one solution for a vast variety of users.


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