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Chrome Audio Capture

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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 record any audio playing on the current tab. Multiple tabs can be recorded simultaneously. Recordings can be saved as either .mp3 or .wav files. Users will have the option to mute tabs that are currently being recorded. To begin recording on a tab simply click on the extension icon and use the interface or hotkeys to start and stop the recording. Once the recording 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 recordings 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 recording on YouTube due to copyright.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-12-04) Peter Jones: Free and Fabulous
  • (2022-12-03) Daryl Wearn: Keeps popping and clicking when audio is played back
  • (2022-12-03) Paulo Munhoz: Fantastico!!!!!
  • (2022-12-02) max schwartz: it kept speeding up my recordings
  • (2022-12-02) One Engineer: Works great!
  • (2022-12-01) Sfm Ads: Works like a charm and quality is also pretty good
  • (2022-11-29) Kuba Czarra: git
  • (2022-11-29) Mitch Chesney: Only works for first 30 seconds. After creates distortion and acceleration.
  • (2022-11-28) Zepp ViG: most of the best in this class. encoding to "wave" 16x48, with 20000 resolution
  • (2022-11-28) krea design: it's very useful for recording online lessons
  • (2022-11-27) Sonia Pestana: Era tudo o que precisava! Funcionou bem!
  • (2022-11-23) Laudelino Quintanal López: Ha funcionado muy bien desde hace meses, pero hace días que graba con distorsión. Lleva más de un año sin actualizar.
  • (2022-11-22) Thyago de Souza Pereira: I've been using it to record drum tracks on an online drum machine and it's helping me a lot! I definitely recommend it.
  • (2022-11-22) Dee K.: At the 30-second mark of every recording, the audio becomes distorted and sped up. It worked great until now, but this issue makes it unusable.
  • (2022-11-22) Ian Burrell: Easy to use but very poor qualityh capture, unusable. Broken patchy audio.
  • (2022-11-20) Michael Loizou: The extension crashes at the end of a recording! The recording is lost.... no way to recover. Using latest version of Chrome browser.
  • (2022-11-18) darshan patil: Best and simple extension to capture audio from all the sites without any external noise .
  • (2022-11-18) José Moraes: Show, obrigado
  • (2022-11-18) Dama HARA: capture stop後。Save Capture と Close選択画面で 日本語自動翻訳だとCloseが「近い」になって分かりづらい。翻訳機能の問題だが。
  • (2022-11-13) Common Bridge: I'm so tired of this extension giving me crackling audio every other time I need to use it. To this day I don't know how to immediately fix it. It just... randomly goes away after a long while. Seems like a lot of other people have the same issue.
  • (2022-11-12) winter mute: worked great for a while, but all of a sudden its stopped working and speeds up/distorts audio. do not download
  • (2022-11-12) Quarantine does not deserve educational snacks: Never loads my audios anymore
  • (2022-11-10) Patek Swiss: me too. Been using it for a couple of years but as of a week or two ago it is broken. First few seconds OK, but then distorted, skippy, sped up. Feels like someone at Google decided to deliberate phuck with it. I hope there will be an update because its a very handy app.
  • (2022-11-09) Alex Alexandrov: Работает какое то время (многое количество часов в разные дни). После этого запись портится, почему то ускорено в несколько раз и появляются дефекты записи. На двух компах пробовал. Предположительно какой то кэш переполняется, но я не знаю как решить этот вопрос
  • (2022-11-09) Andrew Sandlin: the audio file is corrupted and starts playing 1.5 times as fast with distortion a minute into recording
  • (2022-11-08) Gianfranco Andrade-Martina: worked perfectly until a few days ago. audio gets distorted :-(
  • (2022-11-08) Pipe Draven (Vampipe): It doesn't work anymore. Chrome update broke it.
  • (2022-11-07) Carryn Hone: I used to use it all the times.Been using it for years without issue, but something has changed recently and all my recordings are distorted about 30 seconds in. Can sadly no longer use it, even after a reinstall.
  • (2022-11-07) Jokuvitusankari: F ups the tempo constantly.
  • (2022-11-06) A Beck: doesnt work at all
  • (2022-11-06) ASUBONTENG KWABENA (Sparkle): Great Extension
  • (2022-11-06) Дмитрий Чангли: Последнее время в сохраненном файле появляются посторонние пукающие звуки из за чего невозможно использовать это расширение. Исправьте пожалуйста, раньше работало отлично
  • (2022-11-05) Luke Canna: Practical for every use I've used it for a while and it worked PERFECTLY The audio is a little little bit raw, but for amatorial works, it's fantastic Recommend
  • (2022-11-05) Roger G: The recording played back at double speed and was unusable, so what's the point.
  • (2022-11-04) Blandine Hugonnet: Pas du tout efficace : le son s'accelère et se hâche à l'enregistrement, c'est inexploitable... et ce n'est pas un problème de RAM je pense, l'ordi est neuf et sort de sa boîte donc ça serait étrange. Qqun aurait une solution ? Merci!
  • (2022-11-04) VIJAY MOHAN: good one !
  • (2022-11-03) Bruno Fraitag: Bravo pour cette extension bien utile et très facile à utiliser.
  • (2022-11-03) edward chan: Awesome extension for audio recording and convenient when using text to speech
  • (2022-11-02) Trevor Piekema: So far so good. Very easy to install and use. I've captured up to 60 min of music using the lowest quality without any issues so far (AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U with Radeon Graphics 1.70 GHz with 16G of installed RAM)
  • (2022-11-02) darlington chitura: Simple and easy to use. would be nice if it speed up the playback and recording
  • (2022-11-02) Andrea S: Convenient, efficient, helped me a lot.
  • (2022-11-02) OCriz: Funciona, mas o áudio sempre sai com ruídos.
  • (2022-11-01) Luis R: Fantástica y muy simple aplicación, que cumple todo lo que promete
  • (2022-10-28) Tony Broome: As a blind ministry podcaster, this is neat and works well for what I need. Just by pressing ctrl+shift+S to start, and ctrl+shift+X to stop, I am able to use it for the voice overs I need. It is so much easier than having to go into a recording software and trying to work with an open browser tab window at the same time. Audio Capture Chrome extension allows us to stay on the same page, in the same tab, and takes away the guess work.
  • (2022-10-28) Prateek Agarwal: Good extension for audio recording.
  • (2022-10-27) Dennis Moody: Ideal for my purposes as a language student.
  • (2022-10-25) Charpenet Pierre: Super simple a utiliser pour une captation de flux audio, effectivement le buffering peu générer quelques désagréments, mais rien de bien méchant. BRAVO pour cet appli simple et efficace.
  • (2022-10-24) afrogroov: my experience is not great and rather frustrating....yes easy to use but the audio quality is bad, files is crackled, the speed unstable.....its unusable....dont know if my old computer might be the issue?
  • (2022-10-23) Paulo Jose Lopes: Funciona, mas acrescenta alguns estalidos no áudio que tornam desagradável a reprodução.
  • (2022-10-20) Ali Altuntop: It works and it is easy to use. The only problem is when my laptop isn't being charged it causes the recordings to be crackled.

Latest issues

  • (2022-11-29, v:1.1.2) Elvira Vreeswijk: app broken
    works only for the first 30 secs, pls fix
  • (2022-11-09, v:1.1.2) Carryn Hone: Please cn you fix the distortion issue
    Just repeating what others have written. Sounds gets distorted at around the 30 second mark. I really miss using this extension! Please can a fix be made asap. Thanks so much.
  • (2022-11-08, v:1.1.2) hansen hossain: speed up mid-recording
    echoing the same issue as previous users -- thank you!
  • (2022-11-08, v:1.1.2) Gaëlle Courtens: Problem recording
    With my mac computer sound gets messed up after 30 seconds... Thank you for fixing this problem.
  • (2022-11-06, v:1.1.2) Priority Appraisal: Recording
    Others are reporting this problem. In an attempt to add clarity. The recording are speed up. A 4-minute recording results in 3-minutes. This is why the audio sounds so bad. It sounds like speed talking. You had this issue before. Please fix again!
  • (2022-11-05, v:1.1.2) Lisa Hale: doesn't work
    tried numerous times to record sound - the recording never works. There is no sound at all.
  • (2022-11-05, v:1.1.2) Todd Herman: Audio messed up after 00:30 point
    Hi there - this has become a consistent issue in the last few days. The first 00:30 of a clip is fine, after that the sound degrade and, as time goes on, the audio speeds up. It is making the extension unusable. Is there a fix?
  • (2022-11-04, v:1.1.2) NTH PRZ: Record after 30 seconds
    Hi, recording after 30 seconds gets mixed up, can this be fixed?
  • (2022-11-02, v:1.1.2) Christopher Arbisi: Audio gets weird/ distorted after 30 seconds
    After recording audio @ the 30 sec mark audio gets funky and distorted.
  • (2022-10-18, v:1.1.2) Ethan Wolfe: Allow option to record in mono and choice of kHz.
    Audio is recorded at 96kHz! Please allow option to record in 44.1kHz. This would be a very welcome update to this wonderful extension.
  • (2022-10-15, v:1.1.2) Sara Collins: Saving audio files automatically
    Where can I find my last recording? I've searched all downloads
  • (2022-10-03, v:1.1.2) jim orrell: option to change the hotkeys?
    option to change the hotkeys?
  • (2022-10-03, v:1.1.2) jim orrell: is it possible to change the hotkeys?
    is it possible to change the hotkeys?
  • (2022-09-23, v:1.1.2) Doge Gang: I heard crackles and the voices got weird and deep
    I heard crackles and the voices got weird and deep so yeah plz fix this
  • (2022-09-06, v:1.1.2) Steve Becker: Stuck on "encoding progress"
    Recorded 10 min of audio, when I clicked "save capture" it got stuck on "encoding progress" and won't let me save! Thanks for any help--2nd day in a row this has happened.
  • (2022-08-19, v:1.1.2) Cynthia Menjivar: Where do you find the recording?
    How can find the audio file?
  • (2022-07-06, v:1.1.2) A to Z Official Channel: Help
    after saving the file sound not comes in audio file please help.
  • (2022-06-25, v:1.1.2) Brandon W: Popping and Crackling Sounds happening.
    Hi, I'm sure you've gotten lots of these but i was wondering if there was a fix to the Popping and Crackling noises present in the recordings? Thanks for your time!
  • (2022-06-09, v:1.1.2) Dilara Onat: seste cızırtı yaşanması
    sesi kaydetmeye başladıktan sonra sesi cızırtılı kaydediyor bunu nasıl çözebilirim.
  • (2022-05-06, v:1.1.2) Jackson Montoya: Encoding Problem
    It Is In An Infinite Loop For Encoding
  • (2022-04-24, v:1.1.2) Logan Prescott: Sound Crackling
    Can you please help with audio being captured but has crackling sounds on the recording?
  • (2022-04-18, v:1.1.2) Eva J. Koulouriotis: Recording problem
    When I use the extension, all other voices are recorded but my voice is not. I have checked all other applications and there is no problem with my microphone. My voice is recorded. I suppose there is a compatibility issue of the extension. I tried it both in Mac and in Windows, but the problem still persists. Please advise.
  • (2022-03-11, v:1.1.2) Brajesh Gahlaut: Cracking sound
    during recording sound is cracking, please suggest how to resolve this problem
  • (2022-02-07, v:1.1.2) Jeannette Anderson: How do you record multiple tabs simultaneously?
    i started playing the video on multiple tabs but it only recorded the tab I started with
  • (2021-12-08, v:1.1.2) dutch pattex: bad sound quality, stuured sound with crackling
    No matter what I try, I keep hearing crackling noises, don't get it. I think the tool needs to be adjusted due to chrome updates. Windows 10 latets and adient EVO 4 soundcard and Chrome Versie 96.0.4664.45 (Officiële build) (64-bits)
  • (2021-12-01, v:1.1.2) Ahead Air: mutes audio while recording
    extension works great- the recording is good. However, it mutes the audio while recording, regardless of whether that option is checked in settings.
  • (2021-11-20, v:1.1.2) Kairi Tori: not showing "add chrome"
    Its not showing the "add to chrome" button...
  • (2021-04-05, v:1.1.1) Aleks K: 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.


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4.4 (1,706 votes)
Last update / version
2021-09-13 / 1.1.2
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