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Audio Hijack Pro for Mac

By Rogue Amoeba Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 28, 2014

Audio Hijack Pro for Mac records audio from a variety of sources and gives you the tools to process it for multiple purposes. It offers a complete set of options for both recording and conversion, and its interface, while rather utilitarian, is straightforward enough to make the program accessible to users of all experience levels.

Pros

Record from anywhere: This program can record from all kinds of sources on your Mac. You can use it with a DVD Player, iTunes, QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, and Safari. And you can quickly record calls you make on Skype and iChat through it as well.

Processing options: Once you've made your recordings, you have some options in terms of what to do with them. The processing side of the program lets you select what you want to use the recording for and what quality you want it to be. For instance, you can process something for Internet Distribution with either High or Low quality, and there are plenty of other options as well.

Cons

Extra installation: The basic program that installs initially requires a restart every time you want to record from a new source. In order to avoid this, you can download an extra Instant On feature, but it's unclear why this couldn't just be included in the main download to begin with.

Bottom Line

Audio Hijack Pro for Mac provides a good deal of functionality through a straightforward interface. While it may require some extra installation steps to get it exactly the way you want it, the quality of the program is worth it in the end. You can try this app for free, and the full purchase price is $32.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Audio Hijack Pro for Mac 2.11.0.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.11.4

  • Audio Hijack Pro can now capture Call Relay audio from FaceTime on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Just select FaceTime and Record!
  • Instant On 8.0.3 improves compatibility with Accessibility's VoiceOver function, fixes several small issues with sound effects device handling, and improves the backend
  • An AppleScript regression, which caused issues with the 'audio recording format', 'timer actions', 'silence monitor action', and 'file size limit' classes, has been fixed. Note that scripts which specify Timer Actions may require updating.
  • Developer News no longer loads if the "Check For Updates" preference is turned off.

General

Release October 28, 2014
Date Added October 28, 2014
Version 2.11.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 151,451
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Audio Hijack Pro drastically changes the way you use audio on your computer, giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack Pro - it's the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.

Audio Hijack Pro will allow you to record any application's audio, from internet streams to DVD audio and everywhere in between. If your machine can play it, Audio Hijack Pro can record it. And that's not all - Audio Hijack Pro will also enhance any audio, unsing industry-standard VST and AudioUnit audio effects to make your music sound incredible. Record. Enhance.