I have used Quicktime player on Macbook Air to record a Google Hangout video. I have noticed that it doesn't record the voice but only video. I am wondering if there are any settings that I am missing to make sure the audio also works with QuickTime.

If there are no settings, then I am thinking to record the video and audio in my iPhone voice memo together . Then is there a way to add the audio in the video recorder by QuickTime?

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In this case you can't capture 2 recordings simultaneously with Quicktime. You have use additional Apps e.g Garage Band, Audacity, Audio Hijack or a iPhone to record your internal audio.

In previous Quicktime Pro Versions it was possible insert a audio sequence to a Quicktime Movie.

Here’s a quick how-to:

  1. Open Apple iMovie
  2. Import your Google Hangout Video Screen Capture
  3. Add your audio recording to your iMovie project.
  4. Export your Video
  • Okay, I have Version 10.4 of QuickTime Player. So, you mean even if I record audio from my iPhone (in Voice memo), there is now way with my version of Quick Time to combine the Audio with the google hangout screen capture?
    – John
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 23:57
  • Yes. You can combine your iPhone Voice Memo Recording as well as your Quicktime Recording using iMovie.
    – user136834
    Commented Jan 23, 2016 at 10:32

Recording Audio and Video should perfectly work. Did you select your Microphone besides the Recording Button? See attached screenshot

How to record-audio-and-video-with-Quicktime

  • Thanks for your answer. I don't think I have done anything like that as I just started the recording by using Start New Screen recording option from QuickTime.I actually did not use microphone/headphones. I just kept my mac on the mac inbuilt speaker and tested whether it was recording or not. Did I do something wrong?
    – John
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 22:14
  • No I don't think so. Maybe Line-In was selected as audio-in source. What Mac do you use? Mac mini and MacPros don't have a buil-in Microphone. Please go ahead and open Quicktime > Choose File > New Movie Recording. > To change the recording settings, click the arrow next to the Record button. Then choose your camera or iOS device, microphone, and recording quality. Click the Record button to start recording.
    – user136834
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 22:20
  • I use Mac Book Air 13 inch (Early 2015). I updated my post with the screenshot. The Movie Recording steps you have mentioned is recording me and not the screen, that's why I selected Screen Recording option before.
    – John
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 22:37
  • Audio wasn't recorded due to "None" Microphone has been selected. You have to select "Built-in Microphone: Internal Microphone"
    – user136834
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 22:44
  • So after selecting that, even if I use my head phones to listen the video, it should work?
    – John
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 22:47

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