Browsers play an important role in our digital life. If you are not aware, these browsers even allow you to capture or record audio on the current tab and save the output file to your computer. However, you need to install a Firefox add-on or a Chrome extension for this purpose.
Record or capture audio from the browser tab
We’ll see how to record audio from the opened current tab of both browsers, Chrome and Firefox, using these extensions:
- Chrome Audio Capture for Chrome
Live Recorder for Firefox
Let’s see how to use them.
1] Chrome Audio Capture for Chrome
Chrome Audio Capture is a simple extension for the Chrome browser that allows users to capture any audio playing on the opened tab (current).
Once you have installed this browser extension, you can start capturing audio.
You will see a red record icon appearing on the toolbar of your Chrome.
Start capturing the desired audio sound on a tab by simply pressing ‘Start Capture’ button.
The extension will start to capture audio from the Chrome browser.
If you would like to record multiple songs, you just need to repeat the actions on other tabs as Chrome Audio Capture supports multiple tabs that be captured simultaneously. Click on the Chrome Audio Capture icon to get started.
To stop the capture, press ‘Save 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!
If you would like to find out different output file formats that the extension supports, go to the Options page. Here, you can make some changes and save the settings. As you can see in the image above, currently, the captures can be saved as either .mp3 or .wav files. Users also have the option to mute tabs that are currently being captured.
Download it for Chrome from its Web Store.
2] Live Recorder for Firefox
Live Recorder add-on for Firefox records audio and video as WebM, in real-time. After you add it to Firefox, an icon will be displayed under the tool bar.
Also, a button to start recording will become visible as shown in the image above.
Start recording and when done, press the ‘Stop‘ button.
Click on ‘Preview‘ (the one with the camera) and a new tab should open, seeking permission to download and play the file in a program of your choice.
Simply, grant the permission and start playing the recorded video.
Download it for Firefox from here.