EaseUS RecExperts

An easy-to-use screen recording utility to record and capture everything for any occasion.

  • Capture a full or a certain area from the screen
  • Record audio like system sound, microphone, or both
  • Record zoom meetings, YouTube videos, live streams, etc.

Free | How to Record Lectures Easily on Windows and Mac

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

As time and technology changed, most of you are willing to learn knowledge from online lecture videos, as you can get various information from all kinds of lectures without leaving home. Sometimes, you may find that a particular lecture is important and watch it again while offline, but how?

The easiest way is to record lectures with screen recorders. On this page, we will show you how to record lectures with four best screen recorders. Now continue reading to find more information.

How to Record Lectures on Windows 10

EaseUS RecExperts is an all-in-one screen recorder on the market and it can help you record lectures easily. With a simple and intuitive interface, it is friendly to all levels of users, especially the novices. This screen recording software allows you to record your screen in customized sizes, like a full screen, a single window, or a selected area. Besides, it offers you many other options, like record audio (system sound, microphone, or both), capture webcam, gameplay, zoom meeting, streaming audio and video, etc.. All the recorded video or audio files will be exported in high quality.

More stunning features:

  • Offer basic and advance editing tools after recording
  • Allow you to record narration while capturing your video
  • Enable you to add texts, lines, arrows, or use zoom function to emphasize the key content when recording
  • Support to set the start time and top for recording
  • Provide a lot of output formats, like MOV, MP4, MP3, GIF, and many more
  • Upload your recorded audio and video to the social media platforms, like YouTube and Vimeo
  • Allow you to record a specific window or program, regardless of which software moves in front of it

Now play a lecture video and record it with EaseUS RecExperts by checking below tutorials:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. You can choose one of the four main functions on the main screen. Here you need to click "Record Screen".

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click "Custom" to select a screen area to record. You may choose "Full Screen", "Selected Region", "Fixed Region", "Locked Window" or to customize window size here. If you want to record the screen and webcam at the same time, make sure you connected a webcam to your computer.

select record area

Step 3. Click "Microphone", and you may choose to record system sound only, record microphone only, record both, or record without audio.

choose microphone

Step 4. Click "REC" to start recording. After recording completed, the videos will be shown on the "Video List".

video list of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 5. Right-click the video recorded, you may preview, compress, edit, share the video, and do more.

edit recorded video

How to Record Lectures on Mac

For Mac users, there still some freeware you can use to record lectures. Here we will introduce two popular and reliable screen recorders for you.

1. QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a multifunctional program on Mac. This software can not only media files but record audio and screen on your computer. It can capture anything appearing on your screen with ease. If you need to record lectures, you need to install free software called Soundflower on your computer, as Mac does not allow you to capture the internal audio. 

Record lectures on Mac using QuickTime Player

Step by step on how to record lectures on Mac using QuickTime Player

Step 1. Download and install Soundflower on your Mac. Then click "System" > "Sound Preference", and select Soundflower (2ch) as the Input audio from the Input bar.

Step 2. Open the lecture video that you want to record and launch QuickTime Player. Click "File" > "New Screen Recording" on the top bar. Then click the triangle beside the red button, and select Soundflower (2ch) from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. When you are ready, you can click the red button to start recording lectures. When the lecture finishes, click the stop button to end the recording.

Step 4. Once done, the recorded lecture will be saved on your Mac in the MOV format. You can watch it anytime and anywhere.

2. OBS Studio

OBS Studio is an open-source screen recorder that is used widely all over the world. It is mainly used for video recording and live streaming. Apart from that, with rich features, it is also a wonderful lecture recorder. You can use it to record any lecture video online to watch it while offline. However, it is a little difficult for beginners to use without guides. 

Record lectures on Mac using OBS

How to record lectures using OBS Studio on Mac:

Step 1. Download and install iShowU Audio Capture on your Mac. Then go to "audio MIDI Setup" and choose the "iShowU Audio Capture" as the main device. 

Step 2. Choose the "System Preference" followed by "Sound Preference", and then select "Multi-Output Device". After that, open OBS Studio and set Audio to "iShowU Audio Capture".

Step 3. On the main interface of OBS Studio, right-click, and choose Windows capture to select the lecture window that you are going to record. Then you can click the red button to start capturing lectures.

Step 4. When it finishes, click the stop button to end recording. Your recorded lecture file will be saved on your Mac.

How to Record Lectures on iPhone and iPad

If you want to record lectures on iPhone or iPad for convenience, you can use the iOS Screen Recorder. Using it, you can easily and quickly record lectures on your iOS devices without installing third-party applications. Know the screen recorder but do not know how to use it to record lectures? Take a look at the following steps.

Note: You can use the iOS screen recorder only if the iOS system on your devices is 11, 12, or later versions.

Record lectures on iPhone and iPad

Detailed tutorials on how to record lectures on iPhone and iPad:

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone or iPad, then tap "Setting" > "Control Centre" > "Customize Controls" to find "Screen Recording" in the bottom list. Then tap the "+" button.

Step 2. Find the lecture that you want to record and open it. Swipe down from the top-right of the screen, and you will see the Control Centre. Tap the screen recording and press "Start Recording" to start recording lectures.

Step 3. Tap the red bar to stop the recording of lectures. Then you can find the recorded lecture video in your Photos app.

The Bottom Line

Regardless of what devices you are using to record lectures, you can find the best software to record lectures in this article.

If you are going to record lectures on iPhone or iPad, the built-in screen recorder is your best choice.

If you record lectures on Mac, you can choose QuickTime Player or OBS Studio.

If you work on a Windows computer, we highly recommend EaseUS RecExperts. This screen recording software can record audio, screen, webcam, gameplay, etc. with simple clicks. It can meet all your needs and never disappoint you!

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