How to Capture Audio from Chrome in 3 Ways

Updated by Adam Gorden on Aug. 26, 2021 2:15 PM

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Many users may encounter situations where they inadvertently hear extremely attractive songs while surfing the Internet on Chrome. If you happen to wonder how to keep those songs on your computer, then you've come to the right place. In fact, all you need is only a recorder that can capture sound to record audio from Chrome. We'll show you three ways on how to record audio from Chrome without too much effort.

Part 1. Record Audio from Chrome via TunesKit
Part 2. Capture Audio with Chrome Audio Capture Extension
Part 3. Record Audio from Chrome Online
Part 4. Conclusion

Part 1. Get Audio from Chrome with Third Party Tool

TunesKit Audio Capture (or Mac version) is an all-purpose sound recorder that is designed to grab any sound from computer sound card output through browser or web player (such as Chrome), including streaming music, in-game sound and so on. In addition, it can also record sounds reproduced by media players and other software like iTunes, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player and so forth.

This software enables you to play different tracks on several programs independently in the mean time with high quality. What's more, TunesKit Audio Capture fully supports all commonly used output audio formats, such as MP3, M4B, M4A, FLAC, AAC and WAV. You can listen to any audio on all popular devices as you wish.

Now just download the right free trial version and learn how to download streaming audio Chrome following the steps below.

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TunesKit Audio Capture - - Chrome Audio Recorder

  • Record and download streaming audio from any programs and websites
  • 6 plain formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B available
  • Preserve streaming music tracks with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support many customization functions and groove the songs even offline
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Step 1Open TunesKit Chrome Audio Recorder

Launch TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer, and then click the Chrome icon listing on the opening window to open it. If you can find the target program, just click the "+" button to add the program you want to capture the audio from.

set capture preferences

Step 2Set capture parameters

set output format

Tap on the Format button at the lower right corner, and then set the output preferences in the window popping up. This software currently supports common output formats including MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, M4B and FLAC. You are allowed to personalize the output audio by setting the audio quality, such as codec, sample rate and others. Tap on the top menu > Preferences to set output folder.

Step 3Capture the audio tracks

record audio from chrome

Now go back to the Chrome browser and find the audio you want to capture, start to play the tracks then. You will then see the new recording task created in the capture list of TunesKit. When you play the sound, it will start capturing the audio in real time. Stop playing music and close the media program if you want to quit recording.

Step 4Split or merge recorded audio tracks

edit audio

Tap the Edit icon for each track to trim the audio tracks by length of time. You can click the time slider or manually entering a value to set up segmentation. You are also able to manage the ID3 tags of the audio, including artists, year, music titles, cover images and more in the specific window. Plus, you can select to combine different tracks into one through the merge function if you capture multiple tracks at the same time.

Video Tutorial - How to Record Audio from Chrome

Part 2. Capture Audio with Chrome Audio Capture Extension

There's another way to record audio from Chrome tab, which is to take advantage of Chrome Audio Capture, a Chrome extension to capture audio playing on the current tab. You can save those captures as MP3 or WAV formats according to your own needs. Additionally, you are allowed to capture multiple tabs at one time and choose to mute the tab being captured at present.

chrome audio capture

Step 1. Launch Chrome browser on your computer and visit Chrome Web Store:

Step 2. Enter Chrome Audio Capture in the search bar, and the download and install it on Chrome by clicking the Add To Chrome option.

Step 3. Tap on the red button from the top left side of Chrome and press the Start Capture button to record the sound in Chrome.

Step 4. Tap on the Save Capture to save the file in your computer as soon as it completes recording.

Part 3. Record Audio from Chrome Online

Voice Recorder is another easy-to-operate tool that can be used to record audio from Chrome directly in the browser. It enables you to record audio on Chrome and then store it as a file in MP3 format on your computer. But you can only record audio within 7 minutes. In addition, the sounds that you don't actually want to record like noise will be captured as well.

online voice recorder

Step 1. Open the official website of Voice Recorder.

Step 2. Start recording by clicking the red button.

Step 3. Tap on the Save option to start convert the file. Finally press the Click to Save button to keep the file.

Part 4. Conclusion

You can definitely record audio on Chrome referring to the 3 methods mentioned in this post, but what we want to remind you is, what makes TunesKit Audio Capture superior to the latter two is that it has no limitation at all. That's also why more users prefer to use our product to complete the Chrome audio capture. More importantly, it has a editing feature for you to experience.


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