How to Capture Online Streaming Video

Online streaming video is a great way to watch videos, mostly because you don’t need to wait until they are downloaded and can immediately play them instead. However because streaming videos literally work by downloading the videos as they are being played – you will need to have an active internet connection in order to view them.

That can sometimes be an issue, particularly if it is a video that you watch regularly and would like to be able to do so even when you’re offline. Similarly if it is a live webinar or some other sort of livestream and you aren’t free to watch it at the time that it is aired you may miss out entirely because there is no way to save it and watch it later.

All those problems can be solved quite easily with the help of Movavi Screen Capture Studio. True to its name it is a screen recorder – meaning that you can use it to record videos directly from your screen, and in this case capture online streaming videos while they are playing there. Once you’ve captured any online streaming video, you can then save it and watch it later even if you’re offline.

How to Capture Online Streaming Video with Movavi Screen Capture Studio

Setting up Movavi Screen Capture Studio to capture online streaming videos is actually a piece of cake. In fact if you want to learn how to record a live stream or any other kind of online streaming video, just follow these steps:

  1.  Launch the software and select ‘Record screen’ in the main menu.
  2. Use the mouse cursor to draw a frame over the online streaming video that you want to record, or use the presets in the ‘Capture Area’ list.
  3. Check that the ‘System Audio’ icon is highlighted in green so that audio from your speakers will be recorded, and click on it once if it is not.
  4. Click ‘REC’ to start recording after a 5 second delay, and play the video at the same time.
  5. Click ‘Stop’ when the video is done.
  6. If you want to edit your video, you can click on the ‘Open in Editor’ button, or otherwise you could save it immediately by clicking on the ‘Save as’ button.

In the event that you want to capture a live stream but aren’t going to be free to start or stop the recording you should take advantage of the ‘Schedule Recording’ option under the ‘Capture’ menu. With it you can set a time to start and stop the recording, or even choose to start manually and use a timer to automatically stop the recording after a certain duration.

As you can see Movavi Screen Capture Studio really does make it both easy and convenient to capture online streaming videos of any kind. That being said its true potential arguably lies in the fact that it also includes a wide array of editing tools and features that can help you to tweak and improve your videos after they have been recorded.

Some of these features will let you process the video footage that you record by improving its quality, trimming out unwanted segments, fixing common issues, or joining clips together. Others will give you the means to add some flair to your videos, such as by including background music or a voiceover, applying special effects or filters, inserting customizable text as captions, and much more.

Simply put, Movavi Screen Capture Studio has everything you need to both record any video off your screen and then edit and transform it to suit your needs. On your part so long as you’re willing to spend a few minutes and try it out – you will be able to figure out how its features work quickly and without any hassle.

Abhishek Balani

A full stack developer, sometimes designer, passionate coder, tireless knowledge seeker, curious learner. I have a strong passion for new technologies, very autodidact and love to build new things from the ground up. Having 5+ years of dynamic experience accumulated from working in early stage startups to mid-sized organizations in Agile environment. Skilled in Python and related frameworks, React.js, Databases, Hadoop, Elastic Search and various AWS Services like Boto3, API Gateway, Lamda, EC2, EMR, CloudWatch.

One Comment

  1. Hi Abhishek,
    I have used this amaziing Movai screen capture tool and its amazing.
    Although, thanks for sharing about it.
    Have a good day ahead.

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