How to Record Streaming Video

Want to grab some of your favorite shows from online video streams and save them on your hard drive? If you do that then you won’t need to have an active internet connection when you want to watch them, and you’ll also be able to watch them on mobile devices without sacrificing any of your mobile internet bandwidth to do so.

Unfortunately most types of streaming video do not have a ‘download’ link that you can use – but there is one way around that with the help of Movavi Screen Capture Studio. Basically you can use it as a streaming video recorder and record the online video stream as it is playing.


Once you’ve recorded the online video stream, Movavi Screen Capture Studio will then let you save it. While you may feel that all of that is rather complicated, it is actually really easy:

  1. Set the capture frame to encompass the streaming video by resizing and repositioning it accordingly.
  2. Check that there is a green tick on the ‘System Audio’ icon and click it if there is not.
  3. Click ‘REC’ to start recording and play the video at the same time.
  4. Click ‘Stop’ when the video is done (or set the timer so that it stops automatically).
  5. Save the video by clicking ‘Save’ and selecting a format.

As an alternative, when you save your video you may want to consider choosing one of the presets in Movavi Screen Capture Studio instead of a format. By using these presets you can automatically optimize your video for any device or platform, which may help.

Also it would be worth your while to spend a few minutes checking out some of the video editing features that are in the software. By putting Movavi Screen Capture Studio’s features to work, you will be able to cut and combine video segments, enhance the video quality, add customizable text, insert audio tracks, apply special effects, and much more.

In short, you will be able to record streaming video and then tweak it as necessary by either trimming out any unwanted segments, extracting important clips, or just improving the overall quality of the video. If you want you could even use these features to create amazing and impressive-looking video content of your very own – all it takes is a bit of creativity to do so.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.