Best bet to record web video

Best bet to record web video

Last updated on June 19, 2013 by

Free web videos are increasingly popular with today’s Internet. Millions of people like browsing videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Google video, Dailymotion, Metacafe and other video websites, which are indeed resourceful destination for video clips, music, movies, news, sports and a lot more. The only demerit of those sites is that they can only be viewed online, but not offer downloads.

However, some video viewers are not content to watch on the browser, they are more willing to record web video for offline playback or transfer the downloaded videos to iPhone 5, iPod touch, the new iPad and other cell phones. At some point, you might be in the same situation. How did you arrive at it?

Tricks and tips to record video from web

Since it is not allowed to record web video directly on the websites, you must look for some tools to figure it out. As each video sharing site varies, the program you used should be in accord with all popular video sharing sites.

For instance, Firefox downloadhelper is a free web browser downloader that only works with YouTube, Dailymotion and a few sites. With regard to some websites that streamed through rtmp like Hulu, Justin TV, CBS and MySpace, this plugin hardly plays any role in it. Another well-known program is Realplayer downloader, which enjoys great popularity among users. The biggest problem mainly embodies in its incompatibility with live streaming video sites including Liveleak, Twitch, Ustream, Livestream and more.

Record video from web with Streaming Video Recorder

Given this, what you really need is a software program that can record 100% videos from all web video sites. Luckily, Apowersoft Streaming Video Recorder is a superb application available for recording web videos. Now just do it as follows.


Way 1: Start recording web video automatically

For downloading videos from YouTube-like sites, the easiest way to use Streaming Video Recorder is enabling its video recorder. Once start playing a web video, it will auto-grab it and record video to your hard drive. In the Options panel, it is advised to specify output folder and formats.

Enable video recorder

Way 2: How to record web videos with Advanced Video Recorder

The second way aims at downloading episodes, TV shows and movies from Hulu, Netflix, Ovguide and even more. After launching Advance video recorder on the app, what remains to do is pasting the video into built-in browser. You can record many videos from the web synchronously.

Advanced video recorder

Way 3: Record screen activities as video

In the last case, you will be told how to record protected video content and live video stream. The typical sites mainly contain Veevr, Ustream, Liveleak and more, which cannot be recorded by the above two ways. In this way, a hassle-free way is recording screen. In order to better control recordings, you’d better enable hotkeys under Options button.

Okay, the detailed instruction guides you how to record web videos from 100% sites. Provided that you do not wanna any installations, the alternative way is online service such as free online video downloader, keepvid, savevid and keeptube.

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Posted by: Alice Wang on to Video Downloader, Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on June 19, 2013

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  • I like the the screen recorder.. one question:I have a loan laptop which may not be with me for another 2 months. So, How may I purchase and not be able to use the same laptop????
    • Hi, you can directly purchase and use the license code to register on the current loan laptop for 2 months. And whenever you wanna change the laptop, you just need to uninstall the current program, and then download and register it on your new computer.
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