How to Record Videos on YouTube to Your PC, Mac and iPhone with High Quality

To preserve your favorite YouTube videos, using a YouTube screen recorder is more and more popular. Due to the latest copyright regulation of YouTube, if you are looking for the YouTube downloader, you probably find that the YouTube downloader might fail to download the videos from YouTube. Compared to the video downloader, capturing videos from YouTube is a workable solution to get the YouTube videos you just want. This post will share you the ways to record videos from YouTube on your PC/Mac/ iPhone with excellent quality.

How To Record Youtube Videos

Part 1: Best Way to Record the YouTube Video on PC/Mac

YouTube is the most popular streaming video website and there are a lot of interesting videos. Capturing the videos you are interested in is a good way to preserve them to your computer. So, how do you record on YouTube or YouTube TV? Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is an excellent and professional YouTube screen recorder to capture videos in various popular formats and with high quality. This screen recorder enables you to record any on-screen activities you want with original image/sound quality. For instance, you can use it to record online videos, Skype calls, GoToMeeting, games, podcast, webinars, lectures, online conference, webcam videos, and more. Moreover, you can also custom the capture screen for YouTube videos and further edit the YouTube files.

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder

  • Capture YouTube videos, online videos, games, gotomeeting, Skype calls, Podcast, etc.
  • Custom the recording screen area to record the videos on YouTube.
  • Record built-in webcam and other external camera on your computer.
  • Support extensive custom options, output formats and parameters.
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How to Record a YouTube Video with Screen Recorder for YouTube

Step 1 Launch Screen Recorder

After installing this screen recording software, you can run it on your PC or Mac. Choose the Video Recorder option from the main interface. If you need to record webcam videos from external camera, you should connect it to your computer beforehand.


Step 2 Custom recording area for YouTube

Before recording, you should choose the recording area at first.

You can select the size of the recording area by dragging the red point on the side. And you also can input the width and length on the bar to select the size.

Video Recorder Interface

Or click Custom to choose fixed region. It has five types: 1920*1080, 1280*720, 854*480, 1024*768 and 640*480.

Fixed Region

Step 3 Customize audio settings

If you want to record the audio, make sure you switch on the System Sound and Microphone.

Microphone Andsound

Step 4 Record YouTube video

Click REC on the right side of this video screen recorder to begin recording


And it will show you the hotkeys. You can change it according to your need.

Show Hotkeys

Step 5 Edit the recording videos from YouTube

During the recording, you are able to make drawing or add annotations based on your need by clicking the writing icon.


Click the clock icon to set the length of the target video and take snapshot by clicking the camera icon.


If you forget to set the sound or want to move the window when recording, you can click the wheel icon on the top right corner of the interface to accomplish it.

Set The Sound

Step 6 Save the recorded video

Click the red square on the top left corner to finish recording.

Finish Recording

You can preview the recorded video. Then, click the Save button to save the video.

Preview Video

Part 2: How to Record Videos from YouTube with QuickTime

QuickTime is one of the most popular media playing software, which is widely used by Mac users. It is also regarded as a powerful screen recording tool to help you save YouTube video on Mac. If you don’t know how to use QuickTime to capture videos from YouTube on Mac, you are at the right place.

Step 1 Launch QuickTime on your Mac. Click File on the menu bar and then choose New Screen Recording from the drop-down list. Then, you will see the Screen Recording window.

Quicktime Screen Recording Settings

Step 2 Before the QuickTime screen video recording, you need to set the recording settings by clicking the arrow next to the Record button. Then you can choose camera or iOS device, recording quality, microphone, and more.

Quicktime Screen Recording

Step 3 Click Record button to start capturing the YouTube video. You can capture the whole Mac screen. Or, you can drag to select an area to record. Then click the Start Recording button to start the QuickTime screen audio recording.

Step 4 End the process by clicking the grey Stop recording button when the recording is over. Or you can press the Command + Control + Esc to stop the recording process.

Stop Recording Screen

When the recording is finished, the captured video will be saved and opened automatically. You can view, edit and share it with ease.

You can compress the QuickTime recorded video of YouTube and make it smaller on your Mac when you find it is too large.

Part 3: How to Record YouTube Videos on iPhone

If the iOS version has been upgraded to the latest iOS 11/12/13, you can directly record YouTube videos on your iPhone or other iOS devices. Here you can follow the steps below to capture YouTube videos on iPhone.

Step 1 Add screen recording feature on your iPhone

Unlock your iPhone and navigate to Settings app. Then tap on Control Center > Customize Controls.

Find the Screen Recording, then tap on the + button to add it to the Control Center.

Add Screen Recording Feature

You can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to make sure the Screen Recording is added to Control Center.

Step 2 Record YouTube video

Open YouTube app and find the YouTube video you want to capture. Then, swipe up to Control Center, and tap the Screen Recording icon to start the recording process.

iOS11 Screen Recording

There will be a three-second countdown. So you can first tap icon, then play the YouTube video. When you finish capturing the desired video, you can swipe up to Control Center again, tap on the Screen Recording icon to stop, or tap the red bar to end the recording. Then the Screen Recording video of YouTube will be saved to Photos App.

Record Youtube Videos On iPhone

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In this article, we mainly talk about how to record YouTube videos on your PC, Mac and iPhone. For capturing videos from YouTube on PC and Mac, Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is the best video recorder for YouTube. With this amazing YouTube recorder, you can capture the videos on YouTube with ease. If you still have any problem, you can leave us a message.

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