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How to Record Any Meeting Without Host’s Permission in PC


The frequency of conference calls and video meetings is increasing as more firms, and education institutes go digital. You probably feel pressured to document every meeting you attend as an employee or student, even if it isn’t a productive or formal meeting.

Meetings are a necessary part of the workplace, but they may also be inefficient. If you’re not cautious, they can easily devolve into long meetings in which individuals try to catch up on prior talks or deal with other matters. That’s why it’s critical to have a mechanism in place for secretly recording discussions. You’ll ensure that everyone is focused on the meeting and that nothing is forgotten. You’ll be able to refer back to the recording later if necessary.

It seems that your host doesn’t allow participants to record the meetings and you’re tired of asking them to do so even it’s just a click of a button away.

Record Meetings without Host Permission
Record Online Meetings

​By the end of this article, you will be able to record meetings without letting anyone know simply by using OBS Studio application.


Step 1: Download OBS Studio from the official site and install it on your system.

Step 2: Click on the Add Icon (+) and select “Display Capture” button.

click the plus icon and select display capture button in OBS studio
“+” Icon > Display Capture

Step 3: Add the “Name” for the display capture and click “OK” button.

add the name for display capture screen recording and click the ok button in OBS studio
Add a Source Name

Step 4: Set the “Capture Method” to “Automatic”, choose the desired screen resolution and click the “OK” button.

set the capture method to automatic and choose the desired screen resolution
Set Capture Method and Screen Resolution

Step 5: To start the screen recording, click the “Start Recording” button on the right side.

click the start recording button in the OBS studio to start screen recording
Start Recording Button

Step 6: Record the Meeting on ZOOM, Cisco WebEx, Google Meet, Slack, Discord, or any other platform.

Step 7: After recording the meeting, click the “Stop Recording” button. You can temporarily halt the recording by clicking the “Pause” icon on the right side.

click the stop recording button or pause button to stop and save or pause the screen recording
Stop or Pause The Recording

Step 8: Saved File Path of File is visible at the bottom left side of the OBS Studio window. Open that file path in windows to play the saved recording.

file path listed at the bottom left of the OBS studio to see the saved recordings
Save Recording Path

NOTE: The Recordings of OBS Studio are by default stored in following path:
This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Your_User_Name > Videos.


Yes, you may record an online meetings without seeking permission as long as it’s for personal use only and not for commercial gains. You must also be cautious not to capture any critical information regarding the company.

Is there any recording limit while recording meetings in OBS Studio?

No, there is no time limit for recording meetings in OBS Studio unless you set in the settings yourself.


Next Steps

We’ve covered how to recording meetings in Windows without permission using OBS Studio.

You can use any screen recording software but since OBS Studio is free, open-sourced, and one of the best screen recording software in the market we have recommended it. Hopefully, you were able to record your meetings or classes easily.


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