How to Capture Streaming Video on Mac
If you are a Windows user, please refer to this tutorial.
Today there are many streaming services that let you watch all kinds of TV programs, movies, and music clips on multiple devices. Alas, most popular websites that stream video don’t provide any downloading options, so what do you do if you still want to save a streaming video from the internet to your Mac so you can enjoy it offline? You need a video stream downloader! Movavi Screen Capture is a powerful video ripper that will easily copy web video to your Mac. Just download the program and follow the simple instructions below.
1. Install Movavi’s Video Recorder
Download and open the executable file and follow the installation instructions.
2. Set the Capturing Parameters
Go to the streaming site and cue up the video you want to download. Launch Screen Capture, click Record screen, and draw the orange capture frame over the video area on the screen. You can also open the Capture Area list and choose a preset frame size after drawing an initial frame.
If you don’t want to sit in front of your Mac and watch the recording process, you can go to Capture > Schedule recording via the menu bar at the top of your screen and set the timer. The program will end the recording after the designated amount of time has elapsed, so you can leave the computer and get on with your life while the recording is happening.
3. Download the Streaming Video on Mac
Click REC and get ready to play your video – you have five seconds. You can manage the video capturing process by clicking the Cancel, Pause, and Stop buttons, or by pressing ⌥ ⌘ 1 to pause/resume the recording and ⌥ ⌘ 2 to stop capturing. By default, the recording will be saved in MKV format and open in a preview window. If your video contains ads or other parts you don't want to keep, or you want to save it in another format, go on to the next step.
4. Edit and Convert the Video (Optional)
If you want to remove the unwanted parts of the video, do the following: place the marker on the timeline at the start point of the segment you want to get rid of and click scissors, then do the same to mark the end point. Now select that segment on the timeline and hit the trash can button. Once you're ready to save the changes and convert the video, click Save As.
Open the More presets list, go to the Video and audio tab, and choose the format for saving. You can also click Devices to choose from the convenient preset formats for portable devices. Then click Save.
Now you know how to rip live streaming video on Mac. Downloading web content onto your Mac has never been so easy!
Movavi Screen Capture for Mac
The perfect way to record from your screen
- Capture video from your computer screen
- Grab sound from multiple sources
- Save recordings without quality loss
- Export videos in any popular format
Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Capture does not allow capture of copy-protected
video and audio streams.