Have you ever been watching an online streaming video and wanted to save it to watch it later? If you have then you probably know that most of these videos don’t provide that option – which is probably why you’re looking for ways to do so.
The good news is that there are several ways that you can save online streaming videos. Just remember that many of these methods aren’t perfect and may only work for certain types of videos.
Online video down-loader platforms
Nowadays there are lots of online video downloader platforms that will let you save online streaming videos. The caveat is that these platforms only tend to work with popular websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and so on – and are unable to download live online streaming videos.
For some browsers (i.e. Chrome) you can install extensions that will let you download videos that are present on the website you’re looking at. Generally these extensions scan the source code to find the video source and let you download it – making them more flexible than online video downloader platforms. That being said this method is still unable to save live online streaming videos, and may not be able to save videos from some websites.
Possibly the most versatile way to save online streaming videos is to record them directly from your screen using a screen recorder. Unlike other methods this one will let you save any videos from any website – including live online streaming videos. To pull it off you will need a screen recorder, and will have to let the video record while it is playing on your screen.
If you’re looking for a simple screen recorder that will let you capture YouTube video on Mac or any other online streaming videos – give Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac a try. All you need to do is launch it and draw a frame over the video using your mouse cursor, and you can start recording immediately after.
Within Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac’s interface you can adjust the other recording parameters as well, such as the audio source, frame rate, volume levels, and so on. In fact you can automate the recording as well, and either schedule both the start and stop time – or manually start it by pressing ‘REC’ and set a timer to stop it after a fixed duration.
When you’re done Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac will even let you trim out any unwanted parts from your video before you save it in the format of your choice. As you can see it really isn’t complicated, and you should be able to start saving online streaming videos in minutes – at most.