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[Solved] How to Record Streaming Audio on Windows/Mac/Online

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

If you love listening to music that's streamed from internet radio stations or websites, then you may like to record it for future playback whenever you want, even offline. With the right streaming audio recorder, you can record hundreds of streaming music sources on the internet to build up your collection of favorite digital music. Continue reading to explore the best streaming audio recorder out there to record streaming audio on Windows 10, Mac, mobile phone, and even online for free. 

How to Record Streaming Audio on Windows 10

There are a lot of streaming audio recorders for Windows 10 users out there. We have tested a lot of programs, and here we'd like to share with you two great streaming music capturing software.  

1. EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is an excellent tool that can meet all of your recording needs. It is a professional audio recording program that can record computer audio, microphone, or both. Anything you stream from the online passes through the system to the speakers, and that's when this program can capture the sound at its finest audio quality. 

Outstanding features:

  • System sound recording ensures the streaming audio quality is exactly as the original
  • Support several output formats, which include AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc.
  • Support schedule recording to start recording at a specific time
  • In-built task scheduler for recording video and audio at a set date and time
  • Get rid of background noise and enhance your audio

You can capture streaming music easily with EaseUS RecExperts. To get it done, you can download this powerful audio recorder first.

Step 1. Launch the software and select the Record Audio option. 

Step 2. The default selection of source for audio recording is the System and Mic option. Click on it, and switch to System sound. Unless you are planning to Karaoke, you don't need the Microphone.

Streaming Audio Recorder

Step 3. Click on the big red Rec button to start recording. The default mode gives you 3 seconds if the audio is on pause, and you want to start playing it.

Edit and Recorded Video and Audio

Step 4. When you are sure that's what you needed to record, click on the stop button to complete the recording. The recorded audio is available on the video list.


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2. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a versatile program, which allows you to play media files and convert file formats. Apart from that, it has another amazing feature - record audio and screen. If you want to capture streaming music, you can get the work done with VLC Media Player by following the tutorials. 

Record streaming audio with vlc

How to capture streaming audio with VLC Media Player:

Step 1. Launch VLC and click Media > Open Network Stream... to open online streaming audio that you are going to record. In the following dialog box, paste the streaming music URL.

Step 2. Click the arrow next to the Play button to bring up the streaming option, and select Stream and Next option.

Step 3. In the following window, choose File followed by Add. Then you can choose a location to save your recorded streaming audio file by clicking Browse.

Step 4. After that, in the Stream Output window, uncheck the check box of Active Transcoding and click Next. Once done, click on the Stream button to begin capturing streaming music. 

How to Record Streaming Audio on Mac

If you want to record streaming audio on Mac, you also can complete the job with a few simple steps. In this part, we will introduce you two freeware to help you capture streaming music on your Mac computer.

1. Audacity

Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Mac users. This streaming audio recorder can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media. What's more, it offers some editing tools, so you can easily edit your recorded file by trimming, cutting, etc. after recording.

how to record streaming audio with audacity

How to record streaming audio with Audacity on Mac:

Step 1. Prepare a headphone wire with a 3.5 mm plug on each end, and connect the headphone output port to the line input port.

Step 2. Open your System Preference, then select Sound > Output > Line out. Click on the Input button to choose the Line Input.

Step 3. Launch Audacity to select Built-in Input as the recording devices. Then click on the Transport menu to make sure Software Playthrough is not checked.

Step 4. Once done, you can create a new track and start to record the streaming music flexibly on your Mac computer.

2. QuickTime Player

To capture streaming audio on your Mac, you can take advantage of Apple's QuickTime Player available on every Mac. Yes, it's is not just a video player. With the assistance of it, you can even record yourself through the FaceTime camera, record the screen, and most notably, record internet audio. 

How to record streaming audio on Mac

Let's learn how to use QuickTime Player to get streaming audio on Mac:

Step 1. To get started, you need to first launch QuickTime Player (you can hit "Command + Space and then type QuickTime to find the app) on your Mac. 

Step 2. Right-tap on the icon in the Dock.

Step 3. Select Record Audio. 

Step 4. Tap the arrow that's beside the record button. Also, ensure that the internal microphone is selected. 

Step 5. Locate the webpage that has audio you like to record. 

Step 6. Tap the record button and begin playing the audio. And don't forget to click the stop button when you're done with recording and that's it. 

How to Record Streaming Audio Online

To record streaming or online audio online for free, you can count on Online Voice Recorder. It is a simple and easy online tool that you can use right in your browser. It lets you record online audio using a microphone and save the recording file as an MP3 file. Plus, the tool even lets you crop your recording file to the section you need. 

How to record streaming audio online

Here is how to use the Online Voice Recorder:

Step 1. Go to Online Voice Recorder. 

Step 2. Just tap the "Red" button to record the background online audio. 

Step 3. When you're sure that's what you need, you can stop the recording and hit "Save". 

Try:  https://online-voice-recorder.com/

How to Capture Streaming Audio On iPhone/Android

You might encounter a situation when you like to record audio or much on your iPhone or Android devices. To do the job, there are several streaming audio recorders out there for both iPhone and Android. There's no need for you to go through the hassle of determining which one is ideal for you. Instead, you can simply consider below to record streaming audio on iPhone or Android. 

1. Smart Recorder [Android]

Smart Recorder is a free decent streaming audio recorder for Android. It has been specially designed for long-time and high-quality recording with a simple and clean user interface. Additional features include changing the audio quality and specify the folder where you like to save your recorded audios. Moreover, it even allows you to turn off or on the skip silence features that would eradicate the silent parts. Indeed, it is very easy to use. 

Here's how to capture streaming audio using the Smart Recorder:

Step 1. Get the app on your phone and open it. 

Step 2. Just, click the "Red" button and it will begin recording. 

Step 3. When you're done, you can stop the recording. Plus, you can pause it also and then resume when ready. 

Try:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andrwq.recorder&hl=en_IN

2. Voice Memo [iPhone]

Well, iPhone users can take advantage of their in-built Voice Memo app to record streaming audio on their devices. It's free and easy to use. The app even lets you edit the recording. And if you want advanced features, then you can get the recorder app from the App Store. 

How to record streaming audio on iPhone

Here's how to use the Voice Memo app to record streaming audio:

Step 1. Open the Voice Memo app

Step 2. Just, click the red button to start recording. Click it again to stop it. 

Step 3. You can click the three-dot icon for editing. 


As you can see that recording streaming audio or music is not any hassle when you are aware of the right tools to do the job. Whether it's on Windows, Mac, or Android/iPhone, you can record streaming audio with ease and on-the-go. Indeed, tools like EaseUS RecExperts have made a job much easier and quicker and on top of all, offer much more than just recording streaming audio. 

How to Record Streaming Audio FAQs

1. Can I record streaming music?

Yes, you can indeed and there are many streaming audio recorders out there you can use to do the job. Here we take EaseUS RecExperts as an example.

Step 1. Download EaseUS RecExperts and choose the "Record Audio" option.

Step 2. Choose the "Record system" button as the recording source. Then play the streaming music you want to record and click "REC" to begin the recording.

Step 3. Once done, the recorded file can be available on the video list.

2. What is the best streaming audio recorder?

There are a lot of streaming audio recorders on the market.

  • EaseUS RecExperts
  • Audacity
  • VLC Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • OBS Studio
  • ...

3. Can I record streaming audio on my iPhone?

Yes. There are two ways to record streaming music on your iPhone - either use the in-built Voice Memo app or get the recorder app from the App Store. For the detailed tutorials, you can move to click here to get more information.

4. Can you use audacity to record streaming audio?

Yes, it can. Audacity comes with recording streaming audio capability. You can get the detailed guide in Part 2

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