How to Record Audio on PowerPoint Mac [Ultimate Guide]

You can easily record audio on PowerPoint Mac in various methods. While PowerPoint offers basic inbuilt recording, you have to look for options to make them more appealing. Read the article to find an amazing Screen Recording tool to record audio on PowerPoint Mac.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Mar 11, 2024

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Be it for a student or an employee, we find ourselves in many situations where we have to convey our ideas to people. In such cases, PowerPoints are quite popular to tell people stories in an engaging manner with pictures and details. While many people are used to giving PowerPoint presentations in person, in some cases, you may have to record PowerPoint with audio and preset them. If you are wondering how to record audio on PowerPoint Mac? We have got you.

In this post, we will explain to you three simple methods to record audio on PowerPoint Mac and preset them.

🛠️Method 👍Effectiveness 🙉Difficult Level
EaseUS RecExperts High - Record your PPT with system and microphone audio along with webcam overlay Super Easy
PowerPoint Medium- Can cater to basic requirements only Medium
QuickTime Low- A best free Mac screen recorder but lacks the ability to capture system audio and editing features. Easy

Can I Record Audio on PowerPoint Mac

Yes, you can record audio on a PowerPoint Mac. While many people wonder how it is possible, recording your audio while presenting your PPT is quite easy. Not many know that PowerPoint offers two features, recording slide shows and screen recording features, that help in recording audio.

You can assume both methods are the same since they give you a similar output with your audio over the slideshow. The preferred one is the recording slideshow, as it automates the process and ends it once the slides are complete; if you wish to explain anything further, you can opt for screen recording features.

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Record Audio on PowerPoint Mac via 3 Ways

As we have discussed, PowerPoint provides a built-in tool to capture your audio while you explain the slide show. Along with this built-in method, we will see two more super-easy methods to record voiceover on PowerPoint.

Method 1. Capture Audio and Video in PowerPoint with EaseUS RecExperts

We will start with the best and easiest method to capture audio and video in PowerPoint. EaseUS RecExperts is the best screen recording tool for Mac users to capture audio with PowerPoint. The Mac screen recorder allows multiple screen recording modes, with both system and microphone sound capture features. Moreover, EaseUS also provides an online screen recorder to help you capture anything you want!

To make your presentations more interactive, add the webcam overlay to capture both the internal and microphone audio while you explain your PPT. The powerful noise reduction powered by AI eliminates unwanted noises and improves the audio quality. After completing the recording, you can save it in 10+ formats and share it with ease. Download the tool now and try it for yourself.

Step 1. Launch this Mac screen recorder, then click the "Audio" button on the main interface.

Main interface

Step 2. Next, select the audio source by clicking "Sound" on the lower left. Here you can choose to record system sound, microphone, or both simultaneously, and even adjust the volume. Once done, click on the "OK" option.

Select audio source

Step 3. When you are ready, hit the "REC" button to start the audio recording.

Start audio recording

Step 4. Once done, you can preview the recorded music files by clicking "Recordings" on the homepage. If needed, you can trim unwanted parts by clicking the Scissor icon at the bottom.

View audio recording

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Method 2. Record Audio on PowerPoint Mac Directly

Now, we will see how to record voice on a PowerPoint Macbook using the built-in tool. This is a built-in screen recorder and is very convenient to use. Even beginners can set up this and start the recording in no time. This method works for all Macs, including the Macbook Air and Mac M1/M2.

With this method, You can easily record PowerPoint without external apps for free. However, the recording quality is essential, with no system audio support. If there are any mistakes, you cannot edit your files and must record them again.

Here's a tutorial on how to use the built-in tool to screen-record PowerPoint with audio and video 

Step 1. Open the PowerPoint presentation you want to talk about. 

Open PowerPoint

Step 2. Now, click on the Slide Show section from the menu bar and click on the downward arrow beside the Record Slide Show option.

Step 3. Select the Start Recording from Beginning to turn the recording mode for your PPT.

Start recording on PowerPoint

Step 4. If you want to turn on your microphone and webcam, use the icon in the bottom right corner. To make changes, click the Settings icon at the top-right corner and choose the microphone or camera you want to record.

Step 5. Now, with all the adjustments, you can see the below screen. You can also use the highlighter tools to improve visibility and interaction. 

Step 6. After completing the recording, close the recording mode. Click on File on the menu bar and select Export.

Export the final output

Step 7. Select Create a Video and select the video quality. Finally, click on Create Video and Location to save it.

Method 3. Record Audio on PowerPoint Mac via QuickTime 

Another popular method to record PowerPoint audio is using the QucikTime feature. It is a built-in utility on Mac to watch videos that can be used to screen record. You can use this feature to add audio to PowerPoint for all slides with ease and export it. The added advantage of QuickTime is you can record 1080p videos, and it is easy to use. But with a lack of editing features, you have to record again in case of any disturbances or mistakes.

Here's a guide on how to use QuickTime player.

Step 1. Open the QuickTime player on your Mac.

Step 2. Click on File and select New Screen Recording.

Open QuickTime

Step 3. Now, you can see a screen recording widget with controls. Click on the downward arrow beside the Recording symbol and select "Internal Microphone".

Step 4. Hit the recording button to start the recording and simultaneously open the PowerPoint presentation on your Mac. Start giving the voiceover as you move through the slides.

Step 5. Once you are done, click the Stop recording icon (Square inside the circle).

Step 6. Again, click on File and Save to download the video file on your Mac.

Save the screen recording

Final Words

You can record audio on a PowerPoint Mac with ease. You can do it using the built-in PowerPoint tool, QuickTime player, and a professional app. The method to choose depends on the type of presentation you want to make. While the built-in tool does not offer anything fancy, the QucikTime player fails to record the system audio.

In such cases, if you want to make the videos more interactive, EaseUS RecExperts offers excellent tools packed onto an intuitive UI to get the job done in no time. To explore the benefits of this tool download it and use the trial version.

FAQs about Recording Audio on PowerPoint Mac

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on recording audio on PowerPoint Mac. I hope you find these queries helpful. 

1. Why can't I record Audio on PowerPoint Mac?

Mac provides security features that restrict the apps from recording audio using a Microphone. To enable access to the PowerPoint, click on Apple menu > System Preferences > Security and Privacy > Privacy > Microphone. A list appears with permission. Check if PowerPoint has access; if not, enable it.

2. How do I allow access to my microphone in PowerPoint for Mac?

Follow the steps to allow access to the PowerPoint to access the microphone on your Mac.

  • 1. Click on the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.
  • 2. Navigate to Security & Privacy > Privacy.
  • 3. Click on Microphone to see the list of apps having Microphone access.
  • 4. If you do not see PowerPoint in the list, enable Microphone access.

3. Can PowerPoint record computer audio?

No, PowerPoint cannot record computer audio. You can capture the Microphone audio as you narrate your PPT with the slideshow, but it does not provide any features to capture the system/computer audio natively.

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