Do you want to record a Zoom Meeting Without Host Permission? Then you are in the right place. We all know that Zoom has risen our beloved video conferencing tool during this lockdown period. Besides all of its contemporaries, Zoom offers a pretty vigorous free license.
If you’re a host or a participant of a meeting where recording is turned on. Also, you can record meetings on Zoom directly from the desktop app. The ‘Record’ choice resides the meeting screen on the right side of ‘Chat’ and both hosts and participants will have the functionality depending upon the meeting settings.
However, Zoom limits the recording of meetings that are turned off by the host. If you’re a member of a meeting that can’t be recorded, then you should be able to record the session using audio. Come let’s take a look:
- 1 Record a Zoom Meeting Without Host Permission on Web
- 2 Record a Zoom Meeting Without Host Permission on the desktop client
- 3 Alternative Zoom recording software
- 4 Recording Zoom meeting on Phone
Make sure that Zoom has a recording choice of its own to enable you to record any meeting you want.
But, if the meeting host turns it off or can’t turn it on. Or else it has banned anyone from recording a meeting, there this page has workaround articles for these scenarios.
So, you are not a host but a member of a meeting. Also, the recording feature is not turned on for you. You can then you can use the tricks to record a meeting after using a screen recorder software on your computer.
So, briefly put, if the recording is turned on by host for you. Simply you can tap the Record button in your Zoom meeting interface to record a meeting and don’t need the brief setups mentioned below. Alternatively, if the recording choice is not available for you, then use the tricks mentioned below for Web and Desktop clients to force record a meeting.
Record a Zoom Meeting Without Host Permission on Web
If you like to record a Zoom meeting on the web without installing desktop software. Then use Apowersoft’s Free Online Screen Recorder tool to do so (link is mentioned below). The tool doesn’t take a toll on your processes as it moves over the web and doesn’t want you to sign in to use the service.
Head over to the Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder page on your web browser.
Once the page loads up, simply tap on ‘Start recording’ and then ‘Install Launcher’.
Tapping this will prompt you that an online launcher wants to be installed on your computer to turn on the Screen Recorder to work.
Simply install the launcher app on your computer after opening the file. Also, download it as per the steps on the screen.
Now on the Online Screen Recorder page, tap on ‘Start recording’ again. It opens the screen recorder on the screen.
Head over to the Zoom app and join a meeting.
Now choose the specific window that the recorder wants to record. Simply tap on the Frame icon on the recorder toolbar and select the Zoom meeting screen to pick the recording area. Also, you can drag the edges of the recorder to choose your own recording screen.
Step 7 (Optional):
You can change other recording settings. It includes audio and video quality, frame rate, video format, bitrate, keyboard shortcuts, mouse styles, and much more. Also, you can do so by tapping the 3-dot icon on the recorder toolbar and choosing Settings.
Then you will get the General and Recording tabs to check the recorder the way you like to.
Simply view if the audio source is set to ‘System sound and microphone’ after tapping the microphone icon on the toolbar.
Tap the red ‘REC’ button on the recorder toolbar to initiate recording and hit ‘Confirm’ when prompted for confirmation. This will begin recording your meeting session.
Once the meeting complete, you can stop or end the recording by tapping the Stop button. Then, you can save the recording as a GIF or video file and directly share it with Youtube, Google Drive, Vimeo, or Dropbox.
That’s all! If you want to record other meeting sessions, simply open the Apowersoft Free Online Screen Recorder page. Also, press ‘Start Recording’ to press the ground running. It directly pop-up the screen recorder without it needing to install all over again.
Record a Zoom Meeting Without Host Permission on the desktop client
If you want to use third-party screen recorder software on your Desktop to record a Zoom meeting without permission, simply follow the article below to do so.
For the following article, we’re using ApowerREC on Windows or Mac to record a Zoom meeting that is available for free. If you want to spend some additional, simply install Bandicam and Camtasia to record meetings without any limitation.
Initially, Install and Download the ApowerREC app on your Windows or Mac PC. Simply provide it the important permissions like access to the contents of your microphone and screen
Also, open the Zoom app and then join a meeting.
Open ApowerREC on your computer.
Choose the Zoom meeting window so that the latter easily map the screen area of the meeting. How to do? Simply by tapping the Custom tile on the recorder then dragging the pointer from one corner to the other of the meeting window. Then leave some additional space so that no meeting window parts get cropped out.
ApowerREC also enables you to change other recording settings. These are like audio and video quality, frame rate, bitrate, keyboard shortcuts, video format, mouse styles, output folder, Autostop, and much more. Also, you can do so by tapping the More icon located at the top right corner, choosing ‘Settings’, and making the important modifications inside the Settings window.
If you want to record your sound or the sound of other members. Then you will have to choose the ‘System sound and microphone’ choice after tapping the Speaker icon on the recorder window.
Step 7 (Optional):
You can also set the ApowerREC app to end the recording automatically after a certain amount of time. This can be quite essential and helpful if you are using Zoom free accounts. As the maximum time required in one meeting session that is 40 minutes.
If you want to turn on Auto stop, simply tap on the Auto-Stop choice on the recorder window. However, analyze the box that is adjacent to ‘Turn on Auto Stop’. Then set a time duration or file size after which the recording will ends automatically and then tap ‘Ok’.
You’re all set now to initiate the recording.
Initiate the recording by tapping the red ‘REC’ button on the window. When it begins, a floating toolbar appears on the screen. It displays the time with choices to pause/resume, capture screenshots, Zoom and annotate on the recording window.
Tap on the red button on the floating toolbar to finish a recording session.
Once you finish a recording, a list of recordings displayed on the ApowerREC app. Here you want to upload it to YouTube, FTP, and other platforms remove or locate them on your computer.
Alternative Zoom recording software
For a Zoom Meeting:
- On the web, simply use the Chrome extensions like Loom and BombBomb
- On Desktop client, you can simply use paid choices like Bandicam and Camtasia to record meetings without any limitation.
Recording Zoom meeting on Phone
Just like the desktop screen recorder software. You can simply use the screen recorder apps on your Mobile too. Just to record a Zoom meeting without permission.
Are you ready to record all your Zoom meetings without depending on Zoom’s own screen recorder? Share your thoughts with us. Let us know in the comments section below.