Record Streaming Video on Mac

How to capture clips from streaming video on a Mac?

Looking for a streaming video recorder for my macbook pro. I tried Screenflow, but the only thing that opens the saved file is screenflow. I use VLC for videos, so if I could save video, then convert it to mp4, that would be great. If there a program that would be able to just download it as mp4? What are you using?

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Although online streaming video gives us instant playback, we’ll get nothing to do without internet connection. So we do want to capture the streaming video to watch later on computer or portable devices like iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Here we’ll introduce you a excellent video recorder for Mac program that can directly download the live streaming video from YouTube and many other online streaming video source like VEVO, Vimeo, Metacafe, Break and more. What’s more, you can convert the downloaded video to MP4, M4V, WMV, MKV, AVI, MPEG, MOV and other video format for playback on any video player.

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YouTube Downloader offers an easy way for both Windows and Mac users (including OX X 10.11 El Capitan) to get online streaming video by downloading streaming video from YouTube and other video-sharing sites. With this streaming video recorder for Mac, you can easily get your own online video library for playback or sharing.

OK! Let’s download the free trial of the YouTube downloader and start the detail process of downloading live streaming video.

How to record streaming video with YouTube downloader for Mac?

Step 1. Launch streaming recorder for Mac

After you have this program downloaded on your Macbook Pro, install and run it, you’ll get the neat interface as shown below.

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Step 2. Download the live streaming video

Launch Safari, Chrome or Firefox, then go to the streaming source website and find the video you want to download. Open and play the video, click the Download button that appears in the top right corner of the video while playing.

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Or you can just copy and paste the video URL to the address bar of the program to start downloading.

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Step 3. Convert the downloaded video to other formats

You can convert the downloaded streaming videos to other format so that you can play them on your mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android phone / tablet.

Enter into the Downloaded interface, here you can find all downloaded streaming videos with the detailed information like video size, format and resolution. Select the video you want to convert and click the Convert button.

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Choose your target video format and start converting streaming videos. The converted files can be automatically transferred to your iTunes if you check the box before "Export the converted files to iTunes".

After the conversion, you can freely enjoy online streaming videos anytime and anywhere.

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