Iphone – How to record currently playing audio on the iPhone


I'd like to record what the iPhone is currently outputting. So I'm thinking about recording audio from Apps like Music (iPod), Skype, any Radio Streaming App, Phone, Instacast… I don't want to record my own audio or the mic input.

Is there an official way to do this? How do I do it? It seems like AVAudioRecorder does not allow this, can somebody confirm?

Best Solution

Officially you can't. The audio stream belongs to the app playing it ,and iOS.

The Sandbox paradigm means that a resource owned by your App can't be used by another App. Resource here means Audio/Video stream or file. Exceptions are when a mediator like Document interaction controller are used.

If you want to do this you'd have to start with deducing AVFoundation's private methods and find out if theres a way there. Needless to say this it wouldn't be saleable on the App store and will probably only be possible on a jailbreak.

Good Luck.

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