Google Hangout Recording Settings

Podcast 298 : Recording a Google Hangout with Camtasia (video)

I spent today trying to figure out how to record a Google+ Hangout. The biggest problem was recording both my audio from my mic, and the audio coming in through my system from the Hangout. I thought I'd cracked it early on, but the key turned out to be in the audio settings for the Hangout in the browser, as well as the software I used. I also use Techsmith's Camtasia for the Mac, so I really wanted to make this work with Camtasia, to save me from buying another application just for this. Another part to the puzzle was...

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  • Sanjay Shetty
    Posted at 14:07h, 21 December Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing this, after more than 12 hours of struggling, your blog post proved invaluable.

    I was struggling with recording skype. And Camtasia proved to be the perfect solution.

    One additional point on windows, you don’t need any extra plugins, camtasia allows you to capture the audio from the system itself. Works brilliantly, and is far superior to the crappy skype third party recording tools, which have extremely low fidelity and too many issues.

    Thank you once again 🙂

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 17:53h, 21 December Reply

    That’s great!

    Camtasia does provide the plugin for the Mac OS, but it doesn’t install it until you try to record system sound. It’s an extra step, but totally aided.

    Thanks for letting us know that this post helped out Sanjay!


  • Jessica Murray
    Posted at 07:01h, 21 January Reply

    Thank you for sharing such a detailed video, none of this information is even on the Camtasia forum!

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