How to Record Zoom Audio Only [Without Permission]

Recording only audio on a Zoom meeting is an easy affair as long as the host allows participants to record said meetings. So this article will show users how they can record Zoom audio only if they don't have the permission to do so.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 24, 2024

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Can You Record Zoom Audio Only?

Zoom has an in-built feature for recording that lets users record the meeting they are in at the moment. However, there is no way to record Zoom without permission of the original meeting owner. That's why people look for ways to record meetings without consent to save information.

Now, users will record both audio and video if the host has granted permission to record Zoom meetings. But the only way they can record Zoom audio is by using a Zoom audio recorder. But they can also use Zoom's built-in feature for recording if the meeting is audio-only.

So here are the three main ways to record Zoom audio only:

  • 🎨Use the in-built option to record audio and video and then convert video to audio
  • 🎯Use the in-built option if the meeting itself is only audio
  • 💻Use a third-party video capture software to record audio in the ongoing Zoom meeting

These are the three viable ways users can record Zoom audio only on their computers. So, let's keep doing this to learn more about this and explore these methods.  

Effective Ways to Record Zoom Audio Only

Finding an effective method to record Zoom meetings can be a challenge, but the methods we're about to discuss will make it easier. These methods have helped only record Zoom meeting audio. So, here are the three effective ways a user can use today:

🛠️Method 👍User Experience
EaseUS RecExperts EaseUS RecExperts is the most effective way to record either audio or video on Zoom. It's also the best way to record Zoom without permission.
Zoom in-built feature The in-built feature is excellent, but only if the host has allowed it. And there is no option to record only audio if it is a video meeting.
Audacity Audacity is another great method to record only the PC's internal audio. It also has many effects and quality tweaking options.

Method 1. Use a Professional Screen and Audio Recorder

The first method on this list also happens to be the best option for recording Zoom audio. That is to use a third-party professional screen and audio recorder called EaseUS RecExperts. You can easily record Zoom audio without permission via this screen recorder.

Built with an AI-noise remover, this software allows you to record high-quality Zoom audio without any background noise. And that's on the back of its marvelous features that render it an exciting tool for audio recording. Here are some fantastic features:

  • Ability to record high-quality input from a Microphone
  • In-built AI-based audio enhancer
  • An in-built audio trimmer and editor

Just hit the below button to get it and start recording your Zoom audio now:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer, and click "Audio" (looks like a speaker) on the left side of the main interface.

Record Audio

Step 2. To record the internal audio, you need to select the "System sound" option on the next window. You can adjust the volume by clicking on "System sound" > "Advanced options".

Go to Advanced Settings

Step 3. Next, click on the red "REC" button to begin your recording. While recording, you can pause or stop the recording by clicking on the according buttons.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. Once done, you can find the recordings in the pop-up recording list window.

Recording List Window

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Method 2. Use Zoom Local Recording Feature

Zoom has an in-built audio recorder, which we have already mentioned throughout this article. This option allows users to record audio or video meetings on Zoom. But this is only as long as the host has allowed a participant to record the meetings.

So, here's how to use the in-built recording option to record Zoom meeting audio only:

Step 1. Open Zoom on PC and join a meeting or start one.

Step 2. Tap the Record button on the button.

Tap the Record button

Step 3. Now tap Record on this Computer.

record on this computer

Method 3. Use Audacity

Audacity happens to be the best option for a lot of audio geeks. So, there's no wonder that this program has options to record internal audio on a PC. Now, it's important to configure it correctly to record internal audio with Audacity.

So, here's how to record Zoom audio with Audacity in a few easy steps:

Step 1. Launch Audacity on a PC.

Step 2. Now go into "Audio Setup" > "Host" and set it to "Windows WASAPI."

Now go into Audio Setup.

Step 3. Now go into "Audio Setup" again.

Step 4. Select "Recording Device" > "Headset Earphone (Loopback)."

Select Recording Device

Step 5. Now tap the "record" button to begin recording Zoom meeting audio.

Step 6. Click on the "Stop" button to stop recording.

Final Words

It's important to understand that Zoom recording without authorization might be bad in some cases. So, the user needs to be responsible when recording audio or video without the permission of the host. That's why it should only be used when the intentions are responsible and ethical.

And EaseUS RecExperts happens to be the best out of the three options. Because it allows users to record their audio efficiently while ensuring that they capture high-quality audio from Zoom meetings, this includes meetings without permission or meetings with both audio and video.

Record Zoom Audio Only FAQs

Here are some more questions that people ask about recording Zoom audio only:

1. How do I record a Zoom meeting with audio without the host permission?

You can use third-party screen recorders to record Zoom meetings with audio without the host's permission. Now, a few programs let a user record specific regions on their screen or simply the entire screen, and one such program is EaseUS RecExperts.

2. How do I record a Zoom meeting with only the speaker?

It's important to know that in-built recording on Zoom only allows this when the recording is saved on the cloud. So, the user can simply select Active Speaker in the options to record the one speaking only.

3. Can you separate Zoom audio and video?

Zoom supports recording for both audio and video files separately. The user needs to head into the Zoom client's settings and then go into the Recording Tab. From there, they can change the setting by clicking on Enable Record a Separate audio file for each participant.

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