How to record a Zoom Meeting

What is Zoom? Why Choose Bandicam for Zoom?

Zoom is a video conferencing web-based tool. It is available for both mobile and desktop users and allows users to communicate online with or without a video camera. Zoom users can share another screen while using Zoom's quality audio, video, and wireless screen sharing features. While using Zoom for video chatting or online class, you can record a Zoom meeting and watch it later on your PC or smartphone. Zoom has no feature to watch or replay a meeting after it is over, instead it allows you to record if permitted by the host.

Bandicam record zoom video conference

Comparison of Bandicam and Zoom recording function

Recording privileges Both host and participants Only host
Hardware Acceleration O X
Real time Drawing O O
Conversion process after recording X O
  • Bandicam allows you to record your screen while the Zoom meeting is going on with or without the host's permission.
  • Bandicam optimizes recording performance by using a hardware-accelerated H.264 encoder(NVIDIA, Intel, AMD). (Zoom’s own recording function doesn’t support hardware acceleration.)
  • You can use Bandicam's real-time drawing function or add a mouse cursor effect.
  • Bandicam allows you to check the recorded files without the conversion process. (On the other hand, when recording with Zoom, you have to go through the conversion process, which may cause quality loss or consume additional time.)

How To Record a Zoom Meeting without host permission

  1. Bandicam settings for Zoom recording

    How to record computer and microphone sound - Bandicam

    • To record both computer sound and your voice, select "(Default Output Device)" for the Speakers and "Your microphone device" for the Microphone.
    • If you want to record computer sound without your voice, please choose "(Default Output Device)" for the Speakers and "Disable" for the Microphone.
  2. Windows settings for Zoom recording

    Please check "Do nothing" under the [Communications] tab in Windows.

    Computer sounds, Communication, Do nothing

  3. Start Zoom and choose the recording mode in Bandicam

  4. Access your recorded video

    Go to "Home" then "Video" to see your recorded footage.


FAQ: I cannot record Zoom sound - Bandicam and Zoom audio settings

If you select the same 'Speaker Device' and 'Microphone Device' in Bandicam and Zoom settings, you can record Zoom sounds.

sound settings

audio settings, zoom

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Essential Tip for Zoom recording

1. How To Record Zoom With Audio

Bandicam, by default, records your video with its audio.
Nevertheless, if you can't hear the audio, you have to check the sound settings of both Bandicam and your computer. Please refer to How to record computer sound to solve the issue.

2. How to Draw on Your PC Screen

You can simultaneously draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording in 'Screen Recording' mode.

3. How to Add Mouse cursor effects

You can add mouse cursor, mouse click effect, mouse highlight effect and mouse click sounds to the video that will be recorded.

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