How to Record Streaming Video

Nowadays, more and more people go to video sites like youtube to watch their favorite movies or music videos. However, the videos or music from these sites usually cannot be downloaded easily. What can you do if you want playback of the videos offline on personal computers or portable devices? Yeah, you can record the streaming videos from the websites and it's even better that you can download the streaming video directly. Here we provide two tools for you to get streaming videos via video screen recording abd direct video downloading.

Part 1: How to get streaming video through video screen recording

Let's first see the introduction to the program and then check out the detailed steps of recording streaming video with it.

Program you need-Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

  • 1. Convert videos to 158 formats
  • 2. Record streaming video with zero quality loss
  • 3. Edit videos with many styles

How to use Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to record streaming video

Step 1. Install the streaming video recorder

Download this program and install it. Launch it after installation and you will go to a window like the one on the right.

record streaming video

Step 2. Record streaming video

Hit the Start menu of your computer to find the Wondershare Video Recorder. Click the option and go to play an online video. After the program detect the video, a red rectangle will surround the video screen and also several options will appear on the top left. Click the record streaming video button to start recording the video.

wondershare streaming video recorder

Step 3. Convert the videos to other formats

When you stop the recording, the recorded video file will automatically show in your front. If you need to convert the video, you can import the video to the program again to get it converted.

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Part 2: How to get streaming video through direct downloading

Let's first see the introduction to the Wondershare AllMyTube and then check out the detailed steps of downloading streaming video with it. Note that not all of the video websites support direct downloading. If you come across some of them, please turn to part 1 for help and straightly record the online streams.

Program you need-Wondershare AllMyTube

wondershare streaming video recorder
  • 1. Download videos from many streaming video sites like youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and much more
  • 2. Convert downloaded videos to different formats you need-AVI, MOV, MP4 etc.
  • 3. A Task scheduler and support managing and playing videos

How to use Wondershare AllMyTube to download streaming video

Step 1. Install the Wondershare AllMyTube

Download this program and install it. When you launch it after installation, you will see a clean window as shown on the right.

streaming video recorder

Step 2. Download streaming video

Launch your browser and find the streaming videos you want. Click a Download button on the top right of the video when it starts to play. Then the program can begin to download the video right away. Or you can copy the URL of the streaming videos and click the Paste URL Button on the primary window of the program to start downloading the videos.

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Step 3. Convert the videos to other formats

If you want to play the videos on your portable devices, please click Convert and select the format or device you want as below. After that, you can enjoy your videos anytime and anywhere.

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someguyinnewjersey
Thanks for the quick reply. I used to have My Documents folder on a different drive using windows to change the location of the My Docs folder but it ended up causing problems with some other apps that used a literal path to the c drive location and not the windows location for it. Wondershare really need to have a way to change that download location!
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No - I keep my C drive tiny by comparison - all files, video, photos etc should be and stay on the second part of my split hard drive - so far, I just move them over. If you can use the 'download' feature you can set it -if you have to 'screen record' it goes to C under Documents - however it is looking for that 'documents' folder. so now I moved the default location of the 'documents' folder over as well to the back and larger part of my spit drive. However that only solves one part. what I really want to do is record screen video on a second drive because that 'Documents' folder no matter where it is by default is backed up automatically so now I am filling up my backup drive as well before I edit or decide if I even want to keep it. It is pain. right now I just went and checked and I have 37 gigs of video files under Documents - it 's not on the C drive anymore - in my case it's F drive where the default Documents locations is now but I don't want it there either. No I haven't found the solution yet.
someguyinnewjersey
Hi Richard, Did you ever find out how to change the path Video Recorder records to? I cant seem to find a way either. I really dont want it to keep recording to my ssd C drive all the time.
WondershareOfficial
Sorry, can you please contact support#wondershare.com (replace # with @)
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What you are telling me is not true - I absolutely know there is a place to set the default output for the converter and for downloads - I did that and it downloads and convert to the folder I selected EXCEPT when I use the 'video recorder' feature for 'screen recording' of un-downloadable streams! Everything else goes to the folder of my choicer but when using the 'reorder' those file go to Documents/Wondershare Ultimate Converter/ Output/ Downloads instead! That is what I set - the setting of the default output folder as you describe does not effect where the Video Recorder sends files by default. How do I fix THAT!
WondershareOfficial
After loading your video to the program, you can customize the output folder at the bottom of the main interface . Then click the Convert button at the right bottom and you will get your video converted in the location you set .
WondershareOfficial
Sorry, if you use Video Converter Ultimate, you can set the location: click “Convert”, then you will find output folder on the bottom of the interface, which you can modify the location. If you still have question,please contact: support#wondershare.com (replace # with @)
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The Record Video feature of Wondershare ultimate saves toDocumentsWondershare Video Converter UltimateOutputDownload I want it to go somewhere else. I see where to set that for downloading YouTube, etc. but when using the screen recording function, I haven't found out where I can change it's default save location? I need it to go to a partition that my back-up software doesn't automatically re-copy, it ties up the machine because the files (over 8 gigs at times) are so large. How do I change the default location for the Video Recorder -not the standard downloader??
Cassaz
I am using the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.
Cassaz
I am trying to record a movie that I purchased on Amazon. The Video recorder is recording the audio only. It just records a black screen. What am I doing wrong?
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