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[Solved] How to Record PowerPoint with Audio/Video

Jane Zhou Updated on Jul 14, 2021|   min read

PowerPoint Presentation is one of the most effective ways to express your thoughts with your audiences or partners. But when you are not giving a face-to-face speech to your audience, the presentation would be less persuasive. To mitigate the influence of a remote presentation, an intact PowerPoint slide video with audio is the right solution. 

On this page, we will show you five methods on how to record PowerPoint with audio on your computer.

How to Make Video Presentation in PowerPoint with Audio?

Something you might not know about PowerPoint is that it records your screen, creates videos with integral audio sounds and a webcam (PowerPoint 2016, 2019, and 365 support this function). Now this instruction will guide you to record PowerPoint presentation videos with audio and video Mac and Windows.

Step 1. On the top of the interface, select Slide Show, then record Slide Show. You can either record from the beginning or record from the current slide.

powerpoint records videos wih audio

Step 2. Before recording, you need to set up some options. The picture below suggests the location of your audio sources. You can configure your microphone there. Also, in the bottom-right corner, you can choose whether to add your webcam or microphone to your recording.

powerpoint recording overlay

Step 3. Here is the key step to record your slides with audio. Hit the Red button on the top-left corner. If you want to do a voiceover to your slides, talk to your mic, and your sound will be recorded. Don't forget to draw and highlight your content with the provided annotation tools.

Step 4. When you finish recording, you can export it as a video file.

powerpoint creates video

These are all the necessary steps to leverage the default recorder of PowerPoint. But many users reflect they can't record computer audio from PowerPoint. This problem may have things to do with their audio drivers. To solve it, professional recorders are needed.

Now let's see some most useful recorders we collect for you, and they can easily record PPT slides with system audio.

Record PowerPoint with Audio [Two Windows Solutions]

For Windows users, there are a lot of screen recorders that you can use to capture PowerPoint with audio. To save your time on testing them, here, we will show you two fantastic screen recording software in this part. 

1. EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is one of the most popular and useful screen recorders, which is used widely in many countries. This screen recording software enables you to record your screen and audio (from system or microphone) at the same time. If you are searching for a screen recorder to complete the recording tasks, you can try this versatile one.

Apart from that, it also can help you record online streaming videos, audio, and webcam easily. This screen recorder will simplify your daily work.

Key features:

  • Simple and intuitive workflow
  • Export recorded videos in 1080P or 4K
  • Flexible capture any area of your screen
  • Record audio with screen from various sound sources
  • Customize frame rate and bitrate to adapt to equipment performance

Now download EaseUS RecExperts and open your PowerPoint presentation to record it with a voiceover.

How to Record PowerPoint with Audio Using EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two different options for screen recording, i.e., "Full Screen" and "Region". If you select "Full Screen", you will capture the whole screen.

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. If you select the "Region" option, this software will ask you to customize the recording area. Make sure that everything you want to capture is within the bounds of the select box.

record part of screen

Step 3.  Tap on the button at the bottom left side of the main interface, and there will be many options you can select. This recorder supports recording microphone and system sound separately or simultaneously. The "Options" button is for you to adjust the volume and microphone device.

full screen mode sound souce

Step 4. If you want to record the webcam simultaneously, click on the "Webcam" icon at the bottom of the interface. Tap on the button to enable the webcam recording, and there will be a drop-down menu to select the recording device. Click on "OK" to confirm your settings.

full screen mode and webcam

Step 5. When you turn back to the main interface, click on the "REC" button to start recording. A floating toolbar offers you buttons to pause or stop the recording during the recording process. In addition, the camera icon can be used to take screenshots, and the timer icon can help you stop recording automatically.

video list of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 6. The recorded video clips will be saved on your computer. When the media player appears, you will see a set of tools you can use to trim the recordings, extract audio, and add opening title & closing credits to the recorded video.

edit recorded video

2. ShareX

ShareX is a free and open-source software for screen recording, which has a fast screen recording function. It allows you to take screenshots and record your screen in a customized size. Besides, this program allows you to share images and screenshots with others through editable hotkeys easily.

Record powerpoint with audio on Windwos

Follow the steps to record a PowerPoint with audio on your computer:

Step 1. Download and install Share X on your computer, then launch it. Click "Task settings" > "Screen recorder" to download ffmpeg.exe

Step 2. Click "Install recorder" on the screen to download and install additional software. Just follow the instructions. When it is complete, you can select the "Virtual audio capture" in the audio source drop-down menu.

Step 3. Open your PowerPoint. Choose the "Capture" button to select the desired recording area, then click "Screen recording" from the drop-down menu to capture your PowerPoint. Here you can narrate when recording your PowerPoint.

Step 4. Once done, you can find the recorded file on your computer.

Record PowerPoint with Audio [Two Mac Solutions]

If you are using a Mac computer, there are still many recording software that can help you record PowerPoint with audio. In this part, we will introduce you to two freeware: QuickTime Player and OBS Studio. Note that if you want your videos to be produced with intact audio, you will need the assistance of Soundflower. 

1. QuickTime Player

If you record PowerPoint with audio on Mac, you can use a screen recorder built-in the QuickTime Player. Everyone knows it as a media player, but apart from that, it is also a simple screen recorder. It can capture everything that appears on your screen, including online streaming videos. All the work will be completed within a few steps. 

how to record powerpoint audio on Mac

Here is how to record PowerPoint with audio on Mac using QuickTime Player:

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player, then click "File" > "New Screen Recording" from the menu bar. 

Step 2. Click the triangle beside the red circle button to change the recording settings. To record a PowerPoint with audio, here you can use a microphone. If you want to get audio feedback or lower the volume, you can adjust the volume slider.

Step 3. Open your PowerPoint and select the region that you want to record. When everything is ready, click the red circle button to start recording PowerPoint with your voice.

Step 4. To stop recording, you can click the black button in the menu bar or press Command-Control-Esc.

Step 5. Once done, you can open, edit, or share the recording file.

2. OBS Studio 

As a free and open-source screen recorder, OBS Studio is widely accepted and used by a lot of people. This freeware is famous for video recording and live streaming. It can help you capture anything you want on your screen and share it on media social platforms. But with a complicated interface, it is not friendly to the novices.

how to record powerpoint with audio using obs

Step by step to record PowerPoint with narration on Mac using OBS Studio:

Step 1. Download OBS Studio and open a presentation on your Mac computer.

Step 2. In the Scenes bar, right-click and choose "Add" to set a name. Then right-click in the Sources bar and choose Windows capture to select the window you want to record, then click the "OK" option.

Step 3. In the Audio Mixer bar, right-click and select "Properties" to set the Microphone as the audio input. Make sure your microphone is connected to your computer. If you want, you also can add a webcam during the recording. 

Step 4. Then click the Record button to begin or stop recording PowerPoint with audio. Once done, your recording file will be saved on your computer.

Editor's Final Words

Recording PowerPoint with audio is not tough only if you have a screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts. Besides recording a PowerPoint presentation, you also can use it to record live streaming video or music. If you need to record a PowerPoint presentation, this is what you need to have a try. 

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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