Due to the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a lot of people have to work at home. So, how to connect with each other? What is the best way to provide the smooth working environment? For many people, they would choose Zoom meeting as their firm choice. In order to work effectively at home, Zoom meeting could be adopted so as to contact with each other in the better way. As an excellent way to present video meetings, Zoom meeting can also allow you to record the meeting as well. The recorded meeting would be quite useful for those who have not attended the meeting. But if this is your first time to use Zoom meeting, the steps on how to record Zoom meeting would not be clear enough. Furthermore, if you have not gained the permission, the recording task would not be carried out smoothly. In today’s article, we would focus on this part, if you are interested in this part, you should not miss.

How to record Zoom meeting with the built-in recorder

Zoom Meeting, as a powerful online meeting tool, is designed by a company dedicated to providing users with mobile and cloud-based video conferencing software. Zoom Meeting can span the four operating system platforms of WINDOWS, MAC, IOS, ANDROID, and can also provide access to H323/SIP protocol conference equipment. A single Zoom meeting can support up to 1,000 high-definition video and audio interactive participants. With the easy-to-use video and audio conferences features, Zoom could be adopted by many employers to chat with their employees as well as their peers. But an important factor you should keep in mind is that no matter how powerful the program is, you would also need to share the meeting with someone who was not in the meeting. What’s more, you should record all the necessary details in the meeting down for further references. Well, like many other online meeting tools, Zoom could allow users to record the meeting as well due to its built-in recorder. But the meeting could only be recorded by the organizer of the meeting. At the same time, you should let all the attendants know that you would record the meeting. In other words, you have to gain attendants’ permission to record the meeting. For the details, you could refer to the following steps.

Step 1. You can record the meeting on your computer. Before recording, you should make sure everything can work properly. First, you can log into Zoom on the browser to set more parameters related to Zoom local recording. Then you can go to My Meeting Settings to set more details related to the recording parameters. If you are the organizer of the meeting for a business account, then the setting section would be a bit different.

Step 2. Then, go to Recording tab at the very top of the screen once you entered the Settings panel. On Recording panel, choose Features in this section and then you can find Local recording option. Then click Status to make sure whether the Local recording is enable or not. If it is not enabled, then simply enable it.

Step 3. Start a Zoom meeting. If you are the host or the organizer of the meeting, then you can start the Zoom meeting now. At the bottom of the screen, you can find many options, here you should click Record option to start recording. For some screens, you may see the option to Record on this computer. They are the same, and you only need to select for the local recording. While the meeting is on, and all the meeting contents would be recorded simultaneously. Of course, you can record the meeting whenever you want.

Step 4. End the recording. Actually, you don’t have to do anything before the meeting ends. When your meeting ends, then you can see the notification popping up on your screen showing that Converting the meeting recording. Finally, once your meeting comes to the end, then the recording would be automatically saved in M4A format on your computer. You can then directly go to the Zoom folder on your computer to obtain the recording audio under the Meetings section.

How to record Zoom meeting without permission

For your further references, if the organizer did not obtain the permission from all the attendants, but the need to record the Zoom meeting still exists, then other useful tools have to be adopted. Here, I will introduce two of the best additional meeting recording programs to you. That is Bandicam and Leawo Music Recorder. Here, more details related to the two programs would be introduced below.

How to record Zoom meeting with Bandicam?

If you are not satisfied with Zoom’s built-in recorder, then Bandicam could be another option you can choose. Bandicam is a computer software for high-definition video recording developed by South Korea. Bandicam can record high-quality video with a resolution of up to 3840×2160. When Bandicam is recording, you can add your own LOGO to the video. Bandicam can support bmp, png, and jpeg format screenshots. Bandicam supports CUDA/NVENC/Intel Quick Syuc and a variety of external codecs for users to customize the recording code. Bandicam is small and easy to carry, which is a good choice for recording videos. The steps showed below could be your referential notes while recording Zoom meetings with Bandicam.

Step 1. Download and install Bandican on your computer.

Step 2. Log in to Zoom and here you can choose to record the Zoom in full screen or rectangle on a screen mode. Here I will show the details on how to record the full screen of Zoom.

Step 3. Start recording on Bandicam. Open Bandicam and click “Fullscreen” option at the top left of the Bandicam window. Then, click “REC” at the top right of your screen to start recording. Then shift the screen to the Zoom screen. During the recording process, you can click the F12 hotkey to start and stop recording. Once the Zoom recording has ended, then the recording audio would be saved automatically on the Bandicam folder on your computer.

Step 4. Find the recorded Zoom recorded audio on your computer. Once your Zoom meeting ends, then go to "Home" > "Video" to find the recorded footage.

How to record Zoom meeting with Leawo Music Recorder?

Asides from the built-in recorder of Zoom and the powerful third-party recording program Bandicam, you can also refer to another excellent tool -- Leawo Music Recorder. Leawo Music Recorder is an easy-to-use recording tool that allows you to record sounds in high sound quality. It has smart tools like Task Scheduler and Auto-filter, making you record sound in an easy and quick way. It is definitely affordable and useful software for you. Leawo Music Recorder have more comprehensive functions which would not only allow users to record audio from built-in device, but also users can record audio from computer audio and other online sources, like YouTube audio and Spotify and so on without any quality losses. This program could be used as a music editor. Asides from recording, this app could allow you to manage all the recorded files based on your own preferences. You can also share your recorded audio files to iTunes. Furthermore, Leawo Music Recorder could allow users to get the customized settings, including the Task Scheduler, Audio Source, Output Format and so on. Based on this settings, users could obtain different customized settings and viewing experiences. Now, the following steps would show you the detailed steps on how to record audio from Zoom with Leawo Music Recorder.

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  • Leawo Music Recorder

    • Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.
    • Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
    • Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.
    • Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.
    • Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses.

Step 1. Download Leawo Music Recorder and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Import the music files to the program. Click the “Audio source” icon on the main interface to set the audio parameters. Then choose “Record Computer Audio” to sync the content from Zoom meeting you are using.

Step 3. Prepare your Zoom. Once set, you click the “Start” icon on the top left corner to start recording process. At the same time, when anything in Zoom would be recorded to this program. And you can easily locate the recorded content on your computer.

In order to record Zoom meeting in an efficient way, you can try the above methods respectively. If you prefer an easy and direct way, well, the built-in recorder of Zoom would be quite proper for you to try. But this solution would only record the meeting audio only without any further editing functions. What’s more, to show respect, you have to ask for permission of all the attendants during the meeting. If you would like to try other different ways to record the Zoom meeting, Bandicam and Leawo Music Recorder would be your best referential tools. But this also depends on your own needs.