How to record Zoom meeting with sound without host permission on Mac
Use the Zoom build-in recorder to record it
1.During the meeting, if you are the hoster or the hoster allowed to record the meeting, you can click the record button in the meeting window to do a recording.
2.All the participants of the meeting will see the recording badge when you start recording. You can pause or stop it at any time during the recording.
The following is the main limitations of recording zoom meeting using the zoom build-in recorder
**1.The host of the meeting or the Zoom administrator's permission is required for the recording. **
2.All the participants of the meeting will see the recording reminder. You can not record the meeting in private.
Use Omi Screen Recorder to record Zoom meeting with sound without host permission on Mac
After trying many screen recording Apps on Mac, I finally found A free screen recording App that support recording Zoom meeting with sound on the Mac App Store - Omi Screen Recorder.
The First use of Omi Screen Recorder
After installing the omi screen recorder, the first time you open the APP, an authorization window will pop up, requesting permission to record the screen, microphone, and camera. When recording a zoom meeting, you must want to record the screen, the microphone, or the system sound. It is recommended to allow all of these permissions here.
Start recording and enable recording system sound and microphone sound
1.After the App is launched, click on the Omi Screen Recorder icon on the status bar to show the main menu. Choose Record Screen (default global shortcut key: Ctrl + ⌘ + 1) or Record Area (default global shortcut key: Ctrl + ⌘ + 2).
2.It shows the recording options panel at the bottom of the screen. Check the System Audio checkbox, and a system alert will pop up to let you download the Omi Screen Recorder Audio Driver PKG Installer. Double click to install it after downloading.
3.After installation is finished, do the operations in step 1 and step 2 again. Check the System Audio checkbox, check the Microphone checkbox if you want to record the microphone sound at the same time. If you are using an external microphone device, click the drop-down icon beside the Microphone checkbox(the system build-in microphone will be selected by default).
4.Click the red circle button on the recording options panel to start recording directly (default shortcut key Ctrl + ⌘ + R) . The system sound will come out from your headphone or speaker at the same time when recording with it.
5.Click the end button on the status bar to finish recording and save the recorded video. Open the recorded video to check if it included the system sound and the microphone sound.
Start recording Zoom meeting with sound using Omi Screen Recorder
1.Open Zoom, click the avatar on the top-right corner, then click the settings in the pop-up menu.
2.Click the audio tab in the settings window, open the Speaker list on the right side
If the Zoom version is higher than 5.8, and you see the Speaker Setting with "Same as System", you do not need to change anything, just keep the "Same as System".
If the Zoom version is lower than 5.8, and you did not see the speaker default options "Same as system", the default one is "System Default" you need to change it to "Omi Recorder Aggregate Device".
3.Record the Zoom area with system sound and microphone enabled using Omi Screen Recorder.
If you are not using Zoom, but you still want to record screen with audio, here is the "How to record screen on macOS with audio?"