Software for capturing and recording streaming video

By dyeman ยท 14 replies
Dec 30, 2010
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  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if anyone can recommend good software for capturing and storing steaming video from the web....a streaming New Years Eve concert for example.

  2. Inforanop

    Inforanop TS Rookie
    You may have to pay a bit for full live stream recording though.
  3. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

  4. dyeman

    dyeman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Thank you very much. I know there are some products out there and I don't mind paying if it works well. Just looking for what people here are might be using.

  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Not 100% for sure, but I think it also depends on the type of streaming video as not all can be captured / recorded (e.g. not 100% but don't believe MS Sliverlight or Adobe video streams can be captured)

    Should you decide to buy a product see what it works with and what you;re trying to record (those free trials help!)
  6. dyeman

    dyeman TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Yeah I think you are right. not sure what kind of stream I will be recording tomorrow night.

  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I use camtasia and adobe flash media encoder to stream my screen in livestream.
  8. StreamRecorder

    StreamRecorder TS Rookie

    Have you tested it? Compared to something really good like Replay Media Catcher or Jaksta for Mac?

    Check out how many good streaming video recorders are out there:

    Just check the link above. Both Smooth Streaming (without DRM) and Flash video streams can be downloaded captured.

    But your suggestion to test software before buying is great! It is always a good idea to do it (unless there is an unconditional money-back guarantee)

    Screen video capture software always gives worse quality / file size, so if you can download or capture instead, then go for it.
  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Sorry I totally misread the question.
  10. StreamRecorder

    StreamRecorder TS Rookie

    No, your suggestion is good! If I'm not mistaken, the question was about saving streaming video by any mean.

    Some streaming videos can't be recorded otherwise! And may be some users won't be willing to spend time checking out for stream downloaders/ capturing software.
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    No i haven't tested it...I hardly ever need software for the recording of streaming video (for some reason)...I'm assuming you know some on this stuff with a name like "StreamRecorder" then?.
  12. StreamRecorder

    StreamRecorder TS Rookie

    I tested lots of such applications indeed.
  13. sharkcrush

    sharkcrush TS Rookie

  14. StreamRecorder

    StreamRecorder TS Rookie

    Why on earth do you need this for recording streaming videos? Even if you want to record from screen there are better and much cheaper or even free applications
  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I use camtasia, but again I totally misread the question. It's great for streaming videos though.

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