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Download Online Streaming Video

Is there any way to watch Netflix movies offline without expire time? Then how to download streaming videos from YouTube and other websites?

Though there is no such a "Download" button in many video-sharing sites, you can still download streaming video from any website for offline viewing. Wanna know how to capture streaming video online?

Just read and follow.

Part 1: Easiest Way to Record Streaming Video from YouTube and other Sites (Record)

By using Apeaksoft Screen Recorder, you can download any streaming video to your Windows or Mac computer permanently. The online streaming video recorder software allows users to record all on-screen activities and take screenshots in easy ways. So it does not matter if you have no experience of recording live streaming videos. Of course, you can run the video recorder software to record games, video tutorial, Skype calls and more in high quality too.

What can Apeaksoft Screen Recorder do for You

  • Record streaming video with system audio and microphone voice on Windows or Mac.
  • Record Skype call, online meeting, gameplay, live video, etc.
  • Save online videos from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.
  • Use hotkeys to record/capture or finish the video recording.
  • Preview the recorded video and save to any format you want.
  • Adjust video and audio settings before recording.
  • Customize screen size based on your need for online videos, gameplay, webcam videos, etc.

How to Download Streaming Videos from Any Website in High Resolution

Step 1: Run Screen Recorder

Get the best streaming video downloader installed on your Windows or Mac computer. Then launch Apeaksoft Screen Recorder and choose "Video Recorder". This feature can help you download streaming video online with ease.

Screen Recorder Main Interface

Step 2: Customize screen size

Then draw the screen area you want to capture. In addition, you can also choose from the downside arrow besides the screen icon to get fixed region options.

Turn on "System Sound" or "Microphone", and then adjust the related volume bar. Of course, you can record streaming video with both audio sources as well.

Custom Screen Size

Step 3: Manage streaming video recording settings (optional)

Choose "More settings" on the top right corner of Screen Recorder. You can get a popping-up window with the name of "Preferences". During this time, you are able to set the output format, video quality and other settings freely.

There are 5 different sections that you can personalize with, including "Recording", "Mouse", "Hotkeys", "Output", "Others" and more. Later, click "OK" to save your change.

Recording Setting

Step 4: Record streaming video

Click the red "REC" icon to start to download a streaming video. Now you can open any one video to record. Well, Screen Recorder allows users to pause, restart and stop video recording whenever you want. When the process finishes, you can preview and take screenshot freely.

Preview Video

Then choose "Save" to confirm and move on. Change the destination folder if necessary. Later, click "Next" to continue. Sooner, you can see the file in the left panel. Change its name if you want. Furthermore, you can also share your recorded video to YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms by one click.

Project History

Well, you can record streaming audio from online sites as well. Just head to "Audio Recorder" in the main interface to start the process.

After getting the online videos, you can directly play them on computer, or transfer videos to iPad iPhone or Android phone for portable devices.

Part 2: How to Download a Streaming Video to PC with VLC Media Player

Step 1: Enter online video URL

Free download and install VLC media Player on your Windows computer. Run the program and choose "Open Network Stream…" from the "Menu" drop-down list. Copy and paste the streaming video URL under "Network" section.

Step 2: Customize the output settings

Find and click the downside arrow next to "Play" button at the bottom. Then select "Stream" option. Click "Next" when the "Stream Output" window pops up. Select "File" in the "New destination" list. Choose "Add" to set your output folder.

Step 3: Download streaming video free

Select the small option before "Activate Transcoding". Later, set "MP4" or others as the output video format. Choose "Next" and "Stream" in order. Sonner, you can download streaming video VLC with a progress bar.

The video downloads are synced with subtitles that are not synchronized? Just change or remove subtitle from video file.

Download Streaming Video Vlc

Part 3: How to Record Streaming Video to Mac with QuickTime

Step 1: Set QuickTime recording settings

Run QuickTime Player. Choose "File" on the top toolbar. Select "New movie Recording" from its list. If you want to change the online video recording settings, you can choose the arrow next to the "Record" button. Now, you can select "Facetime HD Camera (Built-in)", "Display Audio" and its output quality.

Step 2: Download streaming video free on Mac

Move the volume slider to monitor audio while recording. Then you can click the "Record" button to record streaming video online with audio.

Download Streaming Video With Quicktime

You can record streaming video on iPhone, iPad and iPod with QuickTime as well. Just make sure your Apple device runs iOS 8.0 or later, then use a lighting port to connect iPhone to Mac.

Part 4: How to Record Streaming Video Chrome/Firefox with Video DownloadHelper

Step 1: Add Video Download Helper to Google Chrome

Search and install Video DownloadHelper on your Chrome browser. You can click "Add to Chrome" option to add it. Then head to the online video you want to download.

Step 2: Download streaming video Chrome

Click its icon with blue, red and yellow dots. Choose "Download" from its list. Then select one video file from various resolutions. Wait for a while until you download video from website on Chrome successfully.

Download Streaming Video Chrome

The Chrome video downloader may slow down browser performance.

All in all, you can download streaming video from any website by using above methods. If you really want to choose one online video recorder app, then Apeaksoft Screen Recorder can be you first choice. Both novices and professionals can download online video in high quality effortlessly. Just free download and try right now.

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