globally capture whatever your mac is playing—as simply as a screenshot
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Latest commit cc37a25 Jan 4, 2016 1 @pje Update
Mention that WavTap is broken on El Capitan.


Capture whatever your mac is playing to a .wav file on your Desktop—as simply as a screenshot.

(This is alpha software. It will cause your computer to catch fire. 🔥)


El Capitan

NB: WavTap is completely broken on El Capitan due to Apple's System Integrity Protection. The next release of WavTap will fix this.


As of Yosemite, Apple bans drivers that haven't received explicit approval from Apple. The only workaround I'm aware of is to set a system flag to globally allow all unsigned kernel extensions. This means WavTap will not work unless you've enabled kext-dev-mode, using something like this:

sudo nvram boot-args=kext-dev-mode=1

Yes, this sucks.

Once that's done, run the installer.


make uninstall removes everything

Nerd Corner

WavTap began as a fork of Soundflower. thanks to Cycling '74, tap, ma++ ingalls, and everyone else who's contributed to it.