How to Capture Streaming Video
This tutorial refers to Screen Capture Studio for Windows.
If you use Mac, please try our Screen Capture Studio for Mac.
There are gigabytes of videos on the internet: YouTube clips, live streams of gigs and sporting events, educational videos, and TV shows. But what if you want to save streaming video and watch it again later?
Unfortunately, video sharing websites do not offer any downloading options, and watching high quality streamed videos often becomes a mess. If your bandwidth is not enough, it can take too much time to load the video. As for the live streaming videos which aren’t available for download or purchase, you can’t review them as well. Unless you have Movavi Screen Capture Studio — the best software for capturing online video or any other kind of screen activity. With Screen Capture Studio you can record online video without slowdowns and copy it to your hard drive in any format or for any mobile device you like. Let’s see how to record streaming video with this real time video ripper.
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Step 1: Install Streaming Video Recorder
Wait until the download is finished then run the installation file and follow simple instructions on how to install the program.
Step 2: Set the Capture Parameters
After launching the program, you will see a yellow frame that marks the boundaries of the capture area. Adjust the frame according to the size of the web video window. If you’re going to view and record the video at maximum resolution, we'd recommend you to open the list of size presets, and select your monitor name in the Fullscreen section.
Next, make sure that the System Audio icon has a green checkmark over it. If not, simply click the icon.
If you need to leave your computer for a while, use the capture timer and the program will stop recording at the designated time. Simply click the timer icon, check Stop capture after, and select the required duration.
Step 3: Record the Webcast
Click the REC button to start the screen video recording and Play to view the streaming video at the same time.
Step 4: Edit and Export Your Screencast
Once you’ve captured the video from the internet, click Stop. You will see a Preview window which allows you to check the captured material. To edit your recording (e.g. apply some artistic effects), click the Edit button.
If you don’t need video editing, save your recording in any video format or convert it for any mobile device right after the stop of screen capturing. To do it, open the formats list, and choose one of the video/audio formats (AVI, MP4, FLV, MKV, etc.) or devices (iPod, Android, Nokia, Sony PSP, etc.). Then click Save so the program begins saving your clip to the chosen format.
Now you know how to capture streaming video on PC in the most efficient way. Add some creativity and turn your recording into a featured video with Movavi Screen Capture Studio.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture Studio does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.
Screen Capture Studio
- Capture screencasts, online video
- Create videoguides with captions
- Record microphone or speakers audio
- Record webcam video
- Add special effects and filters
- Burn video to DVD
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