Zoom is one of the best video conference and video call programs in the world, on account of its high video quality and powerful online collaboration. Ensure that you do not miss out on meeting information is super important. You might be wondering: is it workable to record Zoom meeting for backup or share, so every participant can re-watch the important stuff of the conference? Yes of course! There are two perfect ways to record Zoom Meeting with video and audio: use Zoom local recorder or a third party screen recorder. Here I am going to show you step-by-step.

Record Zoom Meeting with Zoom Local Recorder

One of the killer features of Zoom is that it offers Zoom local recorder to be a powerful and easy use build-in tool. It can be used on Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and Android Phone. If you are the host of a Zoom meeting, you will have the authority to use it. However, for participants, you need to get authorization from the host to record Zoom meeting.

Zoom local recorder offers two options for recording: local recording and cloud recording. The local recording will save the file on your local storage drive. Cloud recording is only available to paid subscribers. Here I am going to show you how to use Zoom local recorder to save the meeting video file onto your local drive on Windows.

Step 1. Set Zoom Local Recording Options

Click "Settings" on the main screen and a window will pop up for you to change the recording setting. In the "Audio" tab, you can adjust system sound & mic sound volume to make sure the meeting participates can hear from each other as well as to record clearly. In the "Recording" tab, you will have the option to custom save path.

Zoom Record Setting

Step 2. One Click to Start Record

When you start hosting a Zoom meeting, locate the menu bar then hit "Record" to start record in one click.

Click Record

Step 3. Set Sharing Area with Computer Sound

Click "Share > Advanced > Portion of Screen" to select a window or an application, then you can hover over the region you want to share & record. To record the computer sound in sharing windows, "Share computer sound" should be ticked before you confirm the "Share" button in the bottom right corner. You can make drawing and add annotations during the Zoom meeting share.

Select Sharing Area

Step 4. Pause and Stop Recording

Now go ahead the Zoom meeting and hit pause(Alt+P)/stop(Alt+R) to control. After you end the Zoom meeting, the recording will be saved automatically in the output path.

Control Recording

Part 2. Choose a Third Party Software to Get More Powerful Recording Capabilities

Zoom local recorder is convenient. However, it can only record the video (with audio) as MP4 format and record audio as M4A format. Moreover, if you are not the host, maybe you won't get an authorization to record Zoom meeting. In such cases, using a third party screen recorder like VideoSolo Screen Recorder will be an excellent solution.

VideoSolo Screen Recorder is a powerful desktop software to record all the computer sound, microphone sound, and image from Zoom meeting on both Windows and Mac. Same as Zoom local recorder, it can set recording area, use hotkeys to control, draw and add all kinds of annotations. Beyond that, it has amazing recording functions such as record the Zoom meeting as so many formats, preview before save and take snapshots while recording. Most importantly, with VideoSolo Screen Recorder, you are able to record freely without the authorization from the host.

Step 1. Click On "Video Recorder"

Hit "Video Recorder" in the main screen to capture the Zoom meeting video.

Click Video Recorder

Step 2. Select Recording Area and Adjust Sound

Click the drop-down list of screen setting to choose the Zoom meeting screen area you want to capture. If needed, modify the system sound and microphone sound.

Select Recording Area

Step 3. Select Output Format and Set Hotkeys

In "Output" tab, you can select the Zoom meeting output format such as WMV, AVI, MOV more than just MP4. You are available to hide the floating panel by setting your own hotkeys in the "Hotkeys" tab.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Click "REC" In the Video Setting Interface to Begin Recording

Join the existing Zoom meeting in progress or start to host a meeting. Then you can click "REC" to record. Functions such as hide the bar, set recording length, take snapshot or draw are all supported in VideoSolo Screen Recorder. When stopped, a preview window will pop up then you can decide whether to save it in your local drive.

Click REC


The use of Zoom local recorder is really suitable on Zoom App. While on record Zoom meeting from Mac/Windows computer as a participant, VideoSolo Screen Recorder may be a more outstanding method. It can capture all your computer movements including online meeting, web stream and gameplay. You are welcome to have a try.

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