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Chrome Audio Capture (delisted)

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This extension captures the audio on the current tab and saves the output file on your computer when the capture is complete

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Description from store Chrome Audio Capture is a Chrome extension that allows users to capture any audio playing on the current tab. Multiple tabs can be captured simultaneously. Captures can be saved as either .mp3 or .wav files. Users will have the option to mute tabs that are currently being captured. To begin capture on a tab simply click on the Chrome Audio Capture icon and use the interface or hotkeys to start and stop the capture. Once the capture is stopped or when the time limit is reached, a new tab will be opened for you to save and name your audio file. Make sure to save your file before closing the tab, otherwise the file will be lost! Check the options page for different output file formats and other features! If you enjoyed the extension, please leave a review on the extension page! Please report any bugs or suggestions using the support tab of the extension page. Note: Currently captures are limited to 20 minutes due to Chrome memory constraints. Limit can be bypassed, but it is not recommended as more testing is required to determine the maximum time for lower quality settings. Version History: version 1.1.1 - Some fixes improvements version 1.1.0 - The long awaited MP3 update! Along with other new features and improvements version 1.0.6 - Various bug fixes and better hotkey display version 1.0.5 - Fixed keyboard shortcuts mac version 1.0.3 - Reduced max capture time to 20 minutes. Bug fixes. version 1.0.2 - Added timeout function, set max capture time to 25 minutes. Disabled capture on YouTube due to copyright.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-04-19) Andrea Jame: Thank U
  • (2021-04-15) Obi: I give them 4 stars because although i love the product the developer has not shared the privacy practices and whether they are collecting data as I'm using it. I doubt it, but for all I know they could be collecting my PII data.
  • (2021-04-14) Petteri Salmela: Very good extension. I turned off the setting for the 20 minute limit. I have recorded several times 30..45 min audio without any problem. But even longer recording time would be useful. And adjustable timer for autosave and perhaps powering off the PC. Information of quality for the mp3 to be saved would be nice, too.
  • (2021-04-14) Suellen Lami: Muito ruido nas gravações.
  • (2021-04-11) Alex Gamer: this is helpfull for me and my family thank you who made this <3
  • (2021-04-10) • KenzGamer1007 •: Didn't even record my audio, I know my mic works fine, I just want a installment that can actually record.
  • (2021-04-08) Cory Kent: I had to give it a low rating. It gives an option to change recording time, but no matter what I change it to, it automatically changes it back to 20 mins. If 20 mins is a limit, then fine, I know what I'm getting. But don't put in an option that doesn't work. I see many comments about this and it's still the same, so I count that as a strike against the developer. I can't choose to remove capture time limit, so that's another strike. I have no idea what mute the tab is going to do, because I don't know how sound can be recorded if the tab makes no sound. I can do all these things in Audacity, I just wanted a more convenient way. Audacity lets you record however long you like, and shows you sound/audio lines to show that a track is being recorded and at well volume level.
  • (2021-04-07) Hinda Hershtik: מעולה. איכות גבוהה
  • (2021-04-06) Weverton S.: Não funciona no Google Chrome pra MAC o som fica mudo
  • (2021-04-05) YT Jurassic: Loved it worked A-Okay for me
  • (2021-04-05) Miklovan: Audio is not recording / muted when I click capture on the extension even though i see the audio is playing but I still can save audio the saved MP3 / wav file is blank when played. kindly address this issue.
  • (2021-04-05) JUMARI JUM: mantap
  • (2021-04-04) Rahul M: Helped me a lot. Thanks for creating such an awesome extension.
  • (2021-04-04) Kaden Patten: Does what it says, very useful. BUT the quality is... ehh... You'll here ton's of popping and crackling in the audio.
  • (2021-03-31) ñööß: Works great. Does exactly what it says it does. Capture Audio. I have very rarely experienced problems with this extension. For people who want to record past 20 minutes, simply click on the extension, go to "Options", and click the check box next to "Remove capture time limit (not recommended)".
  • (2021-03-30) Angel Wang: 好用,希望可以超過20分鐘。
  • (2021-03-29) Jillian Bloodthirst: 👍
  • (2021-03-29) Mario Palla: Love it and bravo for the effort. The saved mp3 though very often has crackles which are not heard in the original streaming. Do you think you can do anything about that? (Or if it depends on some technical issue with the PC or audio card, etc. can you suggest a way around it?) Thanks
  • (2021-03-28) 1992 Restorations: quá tuyệt vời
  • (2021-03-28) Toeaso Jennings: it works really well.....the problem is that when i record a song it makes the song go out of tune
  • (2021-03-24) roan corners: its not allowing me to save the files and i wold like to download an app version on my ipod or android devices
  • (2021-03-23) Mátyás Bencsik: Does not work, save the file, but it is empty (silent)...
  • (2021-03-23) Rafael Lima: Perfect!! Works like a charm!!
  • (2021-03-21) Plant Enthusiast: Exactly what I was looking for. I usually don't leave reviews on anything because I'm stingy, but this extension was exceptional. It was also super easy to use when compared to other audio software. The quality of the audio was exactly the same as the original. Really good work.
  • (2021-03-19) Benjamin Dean: Works great!
  • (2021-03-19) Exotic_Tea: omg I USE THIS ALL THE DANG TIME FOR YOUTUBE!! it works perfectly! i use it all the time on my chromebook!
  • (2021-03-16) Peter Kabiru: Its a great App. thank you. You can do more and keep advancing it. thanks
  • (2021-03-14) Rao Duvvuri: Great. It recorded very well and I am using it more now. You can uncheck the maximum 20 minutes limit and I am able to record more than an hour. Only one request is that we should be able to choose the the default folder to save the recording. May be we can see this incorporate in the future update.
  • (2021-03-12) Vivek Rp: Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • (2021-03-09) 6komet: I did set the timer not default which is 20 min, i recorded 67 min i got the record and i hear nothing absolutely silent .......the shorter records are not deaf, tried to record from a youtube livestream radio.
  • (2021-03-08) Joakim: I must admit not trying it extensively but I was looking for something that could save audio from a messenger chat, and this just worked. Full marks.
  • (2021-03-07) Divya Nandini: When I first started using it, it worked great. But after a while it just jams up when it's time to encode the audio. Basically just wasted my time trying to capture the audio in the first place
  • (2021-03-07) Nilesh Bhosale: Atlast this is what I was searching for. Its simply great !! But would like to know is this runs in background without playing in front as for multiple files it is difficult. It works for one file at a time guess.
  • (2021-03-07) Mikey Onions: Works great!
  • (2021-03-05) 미안해요 고양이: Did exactly what it says. Great for ripping samples and such for music, or recording things that don't have built-in save functionality. 10/10.
  • (2021-03-02) Muhammad Zuhaib Zahid: Works like a charm. Thanks!
  • (2021-02-26) Chris Partridge: I have been looking for a way to capture short audio clips. I used to be able to use Audacity and just record the Sound Mapper but that no longer works. Then I was using my phone to play the website and an audio cable to connect it to my computer. It worked but it was iffy. This is simple.
  • (2021-02-26) Digital Universe: I want to Love it, as the first recording worked really well. After that I tried again and again but it would just stay on the same page "Encoding Progress" but never completes. Support any ideas why?
  • (2021-02-25) Joshua Javier: It does what it says. Simple and neat.
  • (2021-02-24) Miguel Costa: Just great! Simple and functional and practical
  • (2021-02-24) Stuart Wright: This app is simple, effective, and makes great quality audio. Does exactly what it says on the label and no messing around. I couldn't be happier. Thanks!
  • (2021-02-20) DonPedro: Muy buena
  • (2021-02-16) JW MUSIC: 5 stars would recommend 20mins max recording but its only because chrome only has 20mins max recording
  • (2021-02-12) David Plans: Works super well, love it can do wav. So simple, but so perfect.
  • (2021-02-11) legal lowlife knarz: Funktioniert super *****
  • (2021-02-10) Jetting Chen: Good, but the Encoding work doesn't seem to be working in the Chrome browser on my Acer Chromebook Tab after recording.
  • (2021-02-10) Shuddup N Drive: It only works about 50% of the time. Most of the time, I have to attempt a capture more than once to get it to actually capture the audio on the tab. The other time, it does nothing when I click "save capture". Frustrating is not what I need from a capture extension.
  • (2021-02-09) Soroush: Perfect app for me. I use it to sentence mine for language learning and it helps me extract audio from web pages. This is a severely underrated extension!
  • (2021-02-09) Zorcor: This is great, Exactly what I needed. Easy to use, it downloads the file where ever you tell it to. Its fantastic.
  • (2021-02-05) Harry: absolutely brilliant !!

Latest issues

  • (2021-04-05, v:1.1.1) Miklovan: NOT WORKING
    i start capturing and when i am done i save the capture but always it's empty track inside why is it happening
  • (2021-02-19, v:1.1.1) Manisha Prosad: NOT WORKING
    i start capturing and when i am done i save the capture but always it's empty track inside why is it happening
  • (2021-01-09, v:1.1.1) Rick Brenner: 20 minute limit
    Hi, I was so thrilled to find this plugin, but I'm afraid it does me no good since it's limited to 20 minutes. The description says this can be overridden. Can you tell me how? Thanks, Rick
  • (2020-12-08, v:1.1.1) Wisnu Wardoyo: encoding took too long
    I've finished recording for about 13 - 15 minutes long of audio. However, it took too long in encoding. The progress bar did not move at all. How can I solve this issue?
  • (2020-12-04, v:1.1.1) Taras Kurennoy: Запись Google Translate
    Could you make extension which automatically record Google Translate audios?
  • (2020-10-29, v:1.1.1) Dennis Allen: CPU+GPU+RAM resources needed
    what kind of resources would it take to record each tab? Let's say i want to monitor and record hundreds of online FM radio stations for the purpose of logging plays of audio fingerprinted songs...what kind of resources would it take? is there someone who can contact me directly for this solution?
  • (2020-10-24, v:1.1.1) Raphaël Belly: Music Played Is Freezing When Recorded
    When I record a music; around like every 5-10 seconds the music is freezing for 1/2 seconds when recorded, Like an old badly recorded CD there are «jumps» in the music played and consequently in the music recorded. On a 2:03 long music it appeared 14 times... 0:17 0:27 0:34 0:41 0:56 1:06 1:13 1:16 1:27 1:41 1:44 1:51 1:55 1:58
  • (2020-10-20, v:1.1.1) Carlos Torres Palencia: Forgot to save
    Hello there! As many other users of your extension (which works really great when you don't forget to save...) I have forgotten to save the audio file. I have looked into the Cache folder of Chrome and it seems that I have located a file that could have the audio. Is it possible to encode it as the extension does? Thanks in advance!
  • (2020-09-08, v:1.1.1) Owen Thomas: Recovering a deleted recording
    Hello, I've just finished doing a live stream, and I accidentally closed the tab that was recording with Chrome Audio Capture. Is it possible to recover the audio from that closed tab, or has it disappeared forever? Thanks.
  • (2020-08-28, v:1.1.1) Kelly Cockerill: Distorted Recording
    As soon as I hit record the music starts distorting. I have a Windows Dell that is new. What issue may be causing this?
  • (2020-08-27, v:1.1.1) Candice Luo: Auto save when tab closes
    Hi I just started using the extension and it's been helpful. One thing though - when I accidentally close the window I am recording (which happens most of the times actually because I close the tab the moment a video conference ends), is there a way to autosave the audio for the closed tab? So far I have not been able to do it. Thanks.
  • (2020-08-17, v:1.1.1) Sandeep Chatterjee: Saving failed
    it is very nice extension. simple and useful But, sometimes when I click "save audio", after the new page opens, the progess bar doesn't move, and both, download and close buttons don't work, in this way, all audio is gone. Please fix this bug, that would be very helpful.
  • (2020-08-05, v:1.1.1) Rich Reader: Installed, but I do not see the start/stop button in my chrome browser
    Audio Recorder documentation shows a red button. It is not showing up in my chrome browser window. Please advise.
  • (2020-08-04, v:1.1.1) Tabrez Pasha: Audio is not recording / muted when i click capture on the extension.
    Audio is not recording / muted when I click capture on the extension even though i see the audio is playing but I still can save audio the saved MP3 / wav file is blank when played. kindly address this issue.
  • (2020-08-04, v:1.1.1) Tabrez Pasha: Audio is not recording / muted when i click capture on the extension.
    Audio is not recording / muted when I click capture on the extension even though i see the audio is playing but I still can save audio the saved MP3 / wav file is blank when played. kindly address this issue.
  • (2020-08-02, v:1.1.1) Valeriy Tsyvinskiy: Short pauses appear in the saved file
    From time to time, after saving, short pauses appear in the saved file, which are perceived as crackling. What can be the reason?
  • (2020-07-05, v:1.1.1) Gerson Pinto: Not working
    I have two pcs and the extension not record nothing. The file recorded is mute (no sound). Windows 10 and last chrome. Maybe the app not access the microphone or sound system? Other extension ask me for permissions (mic and cam for example). Your extension don`t ask for permissions...
  • (2020-06-11, v:1.1.1) Bianca Anina: Audio capture not working
    I start an audio recording in lets say youtube, but immediately when the recording starts, the audio stops ( no sound), even as the video continues to play. After I save audio file and try to play the file, no sound as well. Please assist.
  • (2020-06-08, v:1.1.1) nightmare_ReX: Mp3 audio not working
    Not working with TTS
  • (2020-06-03, v:1.1.1) Amari Menns: Recording won't encode
    Hi! I used this last week seamlessly but now my recording won't encode or download. Can this be rectified? - chrome-extension://kfokdmfpdnokpmpbjhjbcabgligoelgp/complete.html
  • (2020-06-01, v:1.1.1) Eden Durant: Recover canceled audio capture
    I accidentally pressed to cancel the audio capture instead of stopping it to save. Is there any way to recover the audio from a temp file? I have not recorded any additional captures since and I thought that the data might be in a temp file somewhere. Thank you.
  • (2020-05-20, v:1.1.1) Mark Guthrie: No sound
    This is probably my issue. I have a new chromebook. The recording is captured but no sound. I don't believe it is the replay as I can listen to YouTube, for example. Perhaps my microphone is off...but I don't know how to check.
  • (2020-05-19, v:1.1.1) Connor Dietrich: I am unable to save a cancel captures once I start.
    I am unable to save a cancel captures once I start. I can rarely ever actually capture an audio file. When the timer runs out on the capture I have to uninstall this extension to unfreeze it.
  • (2020-05-14, v:1.1.1) Sam Siegel: Ctrl + Shift + S to start capture on current tab
    I start the recording and then press, Ctrl + Shift + S to start audio capture. Unfortunately, Ctrl + Shift + S refreshes the Chrome tab and doesn't start Chrome Audio Capture. I am not fast enough to start the recording and then left-click on the extension to start the capture. Suggestions? Thanks
  • (2020-05-01, v:1.1.1) Mun Yee Tung: Unable download the app
    Chrome Audio Capture (extension ID "kfokdmfpdnokpmpbjhjbcabgligoelgp") is blocked by the administrator.
  • (2020-04-30, v:1.1.1) Чорный Михаил: не сохраняет запись
    добры день не сохраняет мою запись помогите сохранить. chrome-extension://kfokdmfpdnokpmpbjhjbcabgligoelgp/complete.html
  • (2020-04-30, v:1.1.1) Чорный Михаил: ошибка
    Добрый день не сохраняет запись которую должен был записывать просто не загружает её
  • (2020-04-19, v:1.1.1) Nestor Guillermo Cortes Garcia: Sin sonido
    Hise capt. 20 min. al querer escuchar capt. no hay sonido.Que debo hacer?
  • (2020-03-02, v:1.1.1) Solar Renewal: no sound
    no sound whenever i record please help me?
  • (2020-02-26, v:1.1.1) Sea Millo: Edge Chomium
    This isn't working on the new Edge :(
  • (2020-01-31, v:1.1.1) W. Galvez: chrome mute audio palyback
    as soon as i hit the capture tab the audio playback gets mute, therefore is does not capture
  • (2020-01-22, v:1.1.1) Andrew Crosby: no sound
    looks like an mp3 with 820kb but no sound on playback, no amplitude trace in Audacity
  • (2020-01-10, v:1.1.1) Robert Hodge: problem.
    the pitch changes when i start recording. can you please fix it? it would be a honor if you fix it.
  • (2019-10-31, v:1.1.1) Paul 8thDay: its driving me crazy
    where are the files saved in W10 ? There is no option of specifying a location in any settings very poor interface imo
  • (2019-10-12, v:1.1.1) ghgiaoer: suggestion for the app
    I really do love this app. It has been one of the most helpful things ever on the internet. One thing that happens to me sometimes when I have a long clip is it is not done processing to mp3 and I think it is done, it takes a long time, the red bar has become very long and I am in a hurry and not paying close attention, I click on the button to download and it is the close button instead!!! Oh this is very sad when this happens, I have to start all over. It would be lovely if when it is not done processing and you click close, it gives you a warning, do you mean to close this? and you can save yourself from yourself. Or another idea would be to make the close button red and the download button green. This would require way less code. Thank you.
  • (2019-08-23, v:1.1.1) I need help please
    Somebody else need help to fix the audio capture and not to get report anymore
  • (2019-07-28, v:1.1.1) Dwight Holt: How to open audio file capture on chromebook
    How to open audio file capture ?
  • (2019-07-08, v:1.1.1) Joseph Park: Wav File Save
    I can't seem to save the file as a WAV format. I only get the option to save as MP3 (VLC) format. Can you help me save the recording as a WAV file?
  • (2019-04-23, v:1.1.1) Richard Amster: No audio in captured file.
    I just tried this for the first time on my Windows 10 PC. There is no audio in the capture file - it is silent. Earlier today I used the app on my chromebook and it worked fine. Any thoughts?
  • (2019-03-21, v:1.1.1) Maureen Fautley: transferring a captured audio file to an external stick
    hi - i successfully captured an audio file - how do i find it on my computer, and how do i transfer the file to an external stick?
  • (2019-02-27, v:1.1.1) BWC: Upgrade
    Hello development team. one hit frommy side, could you add a pause button to recorder? For pause the record? please give me a feedback. have a nice day!
  • (2019-02-12, v:1.1.1) Ross Koning: Snap Crackle Pop = Chrome Audio Capture
    I'm capturing a 3-minute audio clip. The original audio sounds perfect even with headphones and volume cranked, but the Chrome Audio Capture app somehow inserts lots of very obvious clicks, crackles, and snaps into the resulting audio file that it creates. I've tried the mp3 and the wav file formats with identical results. There are too many to use Sound Studio to remove them all. I LOVE the idea of this app and could use this often, but the degraded audio quality prevents it from being useful to me. Is there a fix?
  • (2019-01-23, v:1.1.1) Recorded audio is silent
    I'm able to record audio on various websites successfully. But when I use the plugin the save audio file is silent. This is using a chromebook and not just the chrome browser. Is there something I need to do to get this to work? It seems very simple, there's just no audio in the saved file.
  • (2018-11-26, v:1.1.1) Lori: No sound
    I get no sound when I save


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4.4 (1,300 votes)
Last update / version
2017-06-04 / 1.1.1
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