How to Stop Your Recording Automatically? Check Solutions Here

Do you want to learn how to auto stop screen or audio recording on computer? Don't know how to auto stop recording when you are recording gameplay or important meetings? We have provided different solutions to this problem for Windows and Mac computers.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Feb 26, 2024

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"I was searching for a way to auto stop screen recording on my computer. I had no luck with that. Can anyone help me figure this out so that I can easily start/stop screen recording automatically from my computer?"

Maybe you need to record your screen for creating YouTube videos, or you need to record an important meeting or gameplay to post on social media; screen recording is helping a lot of people both personally and professionally. So auto stop recording is also an important term in this matter.

Many people want to learn how to auto-stop screen or audio recording on their computer. If you are reading this article, then you have come to the right place. We will discuss solid step-by-step guidelines for stop screen recording automatically at a specified time, duration, or file size. So don't panic and follow this article for your own good.

Stop Recording Automatically using EaseUS RecExperts on Win/Mac

The best way to record your screen with clear HD resolution and audio is EaseUS RecExperts. This is an amazing and powerful screen recorder with intuitive and simple functions. Though it can be handled by any newbie or expert user, it has amazing and advanced screen recording features that are rare.

The simple user interface can allow you to record the screen, system, or microphone sounds and automatically start, pause or stop recording whenever you want. All of these amazing features are combined into RecExperts, and everyone can enjoy its full potential.

EaseUS RecExperts

  • Record system sounds and external microphone audio as well
  • A free video recording software to capture live streaming videos
  • Capture the entire screen, record part of screen, and webcam
  • Edit the recorded video and audio into the program interface
  • Export recordings in various formats

Step by step Tutorial to Auto Stop Screen Recording Using EaseUS RecExperts.

We have divided the steps into 2 parts for your better understanding. You need to follow the below steps to understand how easy it is to auto stop screen/audio recording:

#1. Stop Recording After a Period of Time Automatically

Step 1. Download and launch RecExperts for Windows

Download, install and launch the program on your computer. Click on the "Auto Stop" option.

Homepage of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Configure Time Duration/File Size for Auto Stop Recording

Next, you need to set the settings for auto-stop recording. Simply select all the settings and recording areas according to your choice. Then set the recording time duration on the option that says "When the recording time reached (Minutes)". Then click "OK".

Stop recording in a specified time duration

(Optional) If you want to stop the recording according to the file size, check the following settings. Simply select all the settings and recording area according to your choice. Then set the file size of the recording on the option that says "When the recording time reached (Minutes)". Then click on "OK" to proceed.

Stop recording at specific file size

Step 3. Check the Scheduled Screen Recordings

Once done, the program will automatically stop the recording and save the screen recorded video file. Click on the "Recordings" option of the software to access the recorded files.

View recorded video

#2. Start or Stop Recording at a Specific Time

Step 1. Create a Timed Recording Task

Download and launch the screen recorder on your computer. Then, click "Task Scheduler" at the bottom right of the main interface. 

Schedule recording

Then, select the "New Task" option to add a new schedule to the program.

New Tasks

Step 2. Configure the Scheduled Recording Task

On the following screen, you need to set a task name and define how your screen should be recorded. 

Task name
  • In the "Task time" tab, specify a start time and select an end time.
  • In the "Recording setting" tab, select the recording area, choose the audio input, and specify other options. Then hit "OK".

Step 3. Edit or Delete a Scheduled Recording

If you change your mind and you would like to edit the scheduled recording time or other options, or if you would like to delete the schedule altogether, you can do so easily. Get back to the "Task Scheduler" screen and click on either the "Edit" or "Delete" icon.

Manage schedule recording task

Step 4. View Your Scheduled Screen Recordings

Once your scheduled time has passed, the software will capture and save your screen recording video file automatically. You can access this file by clicking on the "Recordings" option on the main interface. All of the recordings that you make using this tool are saved here.

View recordings

Auto Stop Recording with OBS Studio

For Mac users, OBS Studio is a good helper for auto-stop your recording. Just to clear out the difference, you can set a time to stop recording, but you must start the recording by yourself. There is no schedule recording option available for OBS on Mac. Here is how to do this:

Step 1. First, launch the software from the "Applications" folder on Mac. When you get to the software homepage, go to the "Tools" option from the menu bar and select "Output Timer". You'll get an interface like below that will allow you to set the stop recording time.

Launch software

Step 2. Now click on the "+" icon under the "Sources" tab. Then select the "Display Capture" option from the list.

Screen recording with obs

Step 3. Next, you need to select "Create New" and then click on "OK" from the "Create/Select Source" window.

Select capture source

Step 4. After that, you can choose the display that you want to record. If you only use one video card or monitor, you don't need to make any changes. If you want to record a different display, you can select it from the "Display" drop-down menu. Then click on "OK" to proceed.

Step 5. Now you need to adjust the volume by using the two sliders from the "Mixer" tab.

Adjust volume

Step 6. After setting up everything, click on the "Start Recording" button from the "Controls" tab of OBS.

Step 7. Finally, when the recording time is over, OBS will automatically stop the recording as you have already scheduled a time for stopping it. Or you can manually stop it using the "Stop Recording" button.


This article clearly states the step-by-step guideline for auto stop recording on EaseUS RecExperts. It's not too hard to use the "Scheduled Time Recording" or "Auto Stop" features of this amazing tool. These features make this software different from any other screen recorder on the market.

The interesting and amazing fact is, this program is now available for Mac too. So without having any second thoughts, follow the guideline from this article to learn auto stop screen or audio recording on Windows/Mac computer.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

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