Record audio and video with VLC

Step by step tutorial on how to record audio and video with VLC. This will enable you to make a screencast without special software. This has been tested with VLC 2.0.8 and VLC 2.1.3.

Required to record audio/video

  • http://www.videohelp.com/download/UScreenCapture2015.zip (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/UScreenCapture)
  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/screencapturer/files/

Procedure:

  • VLC > View > Advanced Controls
  • VLC > View > Status Bar
  • CTRL+C (open capture device)
  • Screen capture record (video device)
  • Virtual audio capture (audio device)
  • If applicable: go to advanced settings and change 4:3 into, 16:9. You can change the default 4:3 aspecto ratio:

    change default picture aspect ratio in vlc
    If you want to set the default picture-aspect ratio n:m to 16:9, go to advanced preferences (CTRL+P), show all settings, Input / codecs > DirectShow > Picture aspect ratio n:m, and change 4:3 to 16:9.
  • Next to play button, click arrow and choose “convert”
  • Choose a destination filename, e.g. test.mp4
  • Start recording…

 

 

Step by step tutorial adapted from:

4 thoughts on “Record audio and video with VLC”

  1. Hi,
    If I change the aspect ratio, it automatically goes back to 4:3 and records in 4:3. What’s the solution?

  2. Great guide. I don’t know VLC can record computer screen. In my mind, it’s just a good video player. Thanks for sharing your experience. I used to create screencast with Acethinker online screen recorder, free and works like a charm. Share it here as an alternative to VLC player.

  3. any updates on version 3.0.3?
    I tried about what you say but I still get lagging and no sound.
    I changed capture mode to desktop, and put put the f/s to 10 or 20, still lags.
    Any tips?

  4. Is vlc-3.0.8 broken with the feature of recording both desktop video and microphone audio concurrently. I have watched and followed the instructions of about 20 distinct videos and written instructions and once I am done with my recordings… I have either desktop video, or I have desktop audio, but never both in the same mp4 file as a result of using VLC.

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