Are you a gamer who wants to record your computer screen with game audio and microphone audio for game commentary? Are you a YouTuber trying to record walk-throughs or tutorials of teaching something like make-up by recording a webcam video? All of these need you to record computer screen.


This article is intended to equip you with the simple knowledge of how to use a simple screen recording software to record computer screen on Mac or Windows. It can record computer screen, webcam video, system audio, and microphone audio.

Recommended Computer Screen Recorder – VideoSolo Screen Recorder

VideoSolo Screen Recorder is one of the best video recording software on the market. As it boasts a variety of features, users are allowed to do the following things.

• Specify your own computer screen recording area of any size, ranging from full screen, fixed region to a specified active program window.

• Record computer screen along with webcam at the same time. The size and position of the webcam video can be adjusted as you like.

• Select recording the sound from either build-in audio system or microphone, or both, or none.

• Preview and clip the recorded video before saving to your computer.


You can download the Windows or Mac version of VideoSolo Screen Recorder from the icon below.

Five Steps to Record Computer Screen on Windows and Mac

There are only five simple steps to record computer screen with audio. Below is the tutorial about how to record computer screen on Windows. The operation on Mac is quite similar.


Step 1. Launch the Recorder and Click on "Video Recorder"

Install VideoSolo Screen Recorder on your computer. Then launch it and you will see an intuitive interface. You need to select "Video Recorder" to capture your computer screen.

Main Interface of Screen Recorder

Step 2. Customize the Recording Area

In the main interface of "Video Recorder", you can customize the recording area by clicking the drop-down icon of the first button. And you can also drag the rim of the frame to adjust the area.

Adjust Recording Area

Step 3. Customize the Webcam and Sound

For those who also want to capture themselves, you are recommended to click on the second button – a webcam icon to turn on your webcam, which is particularly helpful for users requiring to shot their own reactions during video recording. After that, adjust the system sound and microphone by dragging the respective buttons if necessary.


Step 4. Click "REC" to Start Recording

Click the red button "REC" on the right to start recording the computer screen. While recording, you can use the mouse or hotkeys to control the recording process or hide the floating bar.

Recording Computer Screen

Step 5. Draw in Real Time and Stop Recording

When recording the computer screen, you are allowed to use the toolbar, including drawing, annotating, and taking snapshots as you like. After you click on the "stop" button, you'll be able to preview and clip your recordings before saving.

Draw and Add Annotations During Recording

To conclude, as computer technologies advance, recording penetrates in people's life and work. With simple and quick recording features available on VideoSolo Screen Recorder, both Windows users or Mac users can have an easy time of recording any computer video. For advanced users, more useful features are waiting for you to explore. Enjoy!