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Record your desktop with QuickTime


This article explains how to record a video of your desktop using QuickTime player on a Mac OS X computer.

  1. Open QuickTime Player
  2. Click File
  3. Click New Screen Recording
  4. Click the arrow next to the record button to select your audio source
  5. Click the record button

You can choose to record a selection of your screen or the entire screen. To record system audio you must install a third party application such as Soundflower. Once Soundflower is installed and your computer is restarted, choose Soundflower (2ch) as your audio source to capture system audio.