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Free | How to Record Streaming Video on Windows 10/Mac

Jane Zhou Updated on Jul 13, 2021|   min read

Record streaming video

Quick Access - How to Record a Live Stream on PC?

Step 1. Download EaseUS RecExperts and launch it, then open the live streaming video.

Step 2. Click "Record Screen" to adjust the recording area. Next, click "Microphone" to select the audio resource.

Step 3. Once done, click... >> Read More

Live streaming video can be found almost everywhere on social media platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook Live, etc. You can only watch those interesting but temporary videos for a certain period. For instance, a Twitch stream is only available to watch while the streamer is live.

But if you want to watch it again or enjoy it offline, how to save live streaming videos? The best solution is to record streaming video with a streaming video recorder. This post will offer you 4 reliable solutions to capturing streaming video on Windows 10 PC, Mac, mobile devices, and online. 

How to Record Streaming Video on Windows 10 

There are various streaming video recorders for Windows users. In this part, we will introduce the best free video recording software to you.

1. EaseUS RecExperts for Windows

This is a great tool that enables you to record streaming videos freely and easily, and it can almost meet all your recording needs. Using it, you can capture screen, record computer audio, and record your webcam with a few simple clicks.

Moreover, after recording, this software allows you to edit your videos by trimming video length and cut out the parts you don't like. If you need to capture a live stream video at a specific time, a built-in task scheduler can be helpful. All you need to do is add a new task, set the start time and the duration, and then this software will record what you need as a 4K video. That is extremely useful when you want to record a live stream when you are not at home.

Stunning Features:

  • Capture the full screen or a selected area
  • Support schedule recording freely
  • Export the video in more than 10 formats, like MP4, AVI, MOV, etc.
  • Split the recording automatically
  • Capture Twitch stream

Download this powerful tool for streaming video capturing and follow the detailed steps to record streaming videos on Windows now.

Tutorial of Recording Streaming Video on PC:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer. The first option, "Full Screen", can help you capture everything on your screen. If you play the streaming video in full-screen mode, this is suitable for you.

main interface

Step 2. If you play the streaming video in a window, it would be better to select the "Region" option to record only the specific area.

Set the area of the recording screen

Step 3. Make sure that you are in "Region" mode. Then, click on the button in the bottom right-hand corner to select a suitable sound source and adjust the volume. After that, you can click on the "REC" button to start recording.

select recording area and audio

Step 4. There will be a floating toolbar on your screen when you are recording the video. The two buttons on it can help you pause or stop the recording.

Record streaming video

Step 5. If you click on the red stop button, the recording will be ended, and the captured video will be saved on your computer. When the built-in media player pops up, you can view the recording and use tools to trim it, extract audio from it, or add an opening and ending part.

Record streaming video on Windows 10

2. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a free and open-source media player, which can help play and convert media files. Apart from that, it also can help you capture audio and video web streams easily and quickly.

If you need to record streaming video, you can try this freeware without installing a third-party screen recorder. Next, let's follow the tutorials to grab your favorite streaming video.

How to Save Streaming Video with VLC Media Player:

Step 1. Launch VLC and click "View" > "Advanced Control". You can see the Record button on the control bar.

streaming video ercorder - VLC

Step 2. Click "Media" > "Open Network Stream" and paste a URL of the streaming video that you want to record in the box and click "Play".

streaming video recorder

Step 3. Click the red Record button to start capturing the video. When you want to stop recording, click the Record button again.

Step 4. Choose the "Media" button and click on the "Open Recent Media" button. Then you can watch the streaming video on your computer offline.

How to Record a Streaming Video on Mac 

For mac users, there are also two competent recording tools for streaming video capturing. One of them is the default recorder on Mac, while the other is a third-party program.

1. QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a versatile video program. Using it, you can play different media files and do some basic format conversions effortlessly. What's more, there is another hidden function in QuickTime Player - recording the screen.

It allows you to record your screen without effort. Especially, it is straightforward for you to download streaming video on the web page. Next, let's see how to rip the streaming video with QuickTime.

How to Save Streaming Video with QuickTime Player:

Step 1. Open the streaming video that you like and open QuickTime Player. Then click "File" > "New Screen Recording" and the screen recording controls will appear.

streaming video recorder on Mac

Step 2. Click on a triangle to bring up the options menu. From the drop-down menu, choose the "Built-in Microphone", and you also can choose the destination where your recorded video will be saved.

Rexord streaming video on Mac

Step 3. Record your streaming video. Click the red dot in the middle of the screen recording box. Besides, you can adjust the area that you want to record.

Record streaming video on Mac

Step 4. Once done, click the stop button. Next, click "File" > "Export" to save your recorded video.

2. EaseUS RecExperts for Mac

To better solve the problem of how to record live stream videos on Mac effortlessly, we recommend this recorder to you. This is a lightweight video and audio recording tool designed for everyone, especially those who never use this type of program before.

Its elegant interface enables you to find the button you need to click in a few seconds. When you plan to save a streaming video, you only need to select a suitable recording area and an appropriate audio source, then start recording by clicking the "REC" button. And there are more features you need to know.

Key Features:

  • Record YouTube video or streaming videos on other platforms
  • Capture computer sound and microphone audio simultaneously or separately
  • Record screen of iOS devices on Mac via AirPlay
  • 100% no watermark

This rich-featured video recording tool is appropriate for multiple occasions. You can use it at work, for entertainment, and in your e-learning. Don't hesitate and download it to record whatever you want to save on your screen.

How to Capture Video from the Internet on Mac:

Step 1. Open the video that you are going to capture. Then launch EaseUS RecExperts to get used to its interface on your Mac computer.

Open tha video and launch EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. In the Video tab, click on the "Screen" and "Custom" option to adjust your screen's recording area. After that, click on Audio Sources to choose the "System Sound" option. Once done, you can click on the red circle button to start the recording.

Select the audio resource

Step 3. Once the video has ended, click on the Stop Recording button in EaseUS RecExperts. Then you can watch the recorded video once you click the Stop button. 

When you are satisfied with your recording, you can choose the "MP4" option to export and save it on your Mac.

Save the recorded video

How to Record Live Stream Videos on iPhone/iPad 

If you want to record a streaming video on your iPhone or iPad, you can do the task easily and quickly. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or later version. Now let's take a look at how to capture a streaming video with the iOS screen recording.

Record live streaming video on iPhone and iPad

Step 1. Swipe up from the bottom age of any screen. Then press the Screen Recording button. If it turns red, it indicates that the screen recording is enabled.

Step 2. Open a live streaming video that you want to record. (you can not adjust the recording area, and it will capture the full screen.

Step 3. If you want to stop the recording, you can choose the blue indicator on the iPhone screen's top. And the recorded video would be saved on the Photos app of your iPhone.

Note: Record Live Streaming Video on iPhone (For iOS 11 or later version)

How to Rip Streaming Video Online 

Many tools allow you to rip streaming video from the internet and save it to your computer. Among all those choices, Video Grabber is an outstanding one. With its help, you can download streaming videos from nearly all the popular video hosting platforms, like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Bilibili, etc.

The steps to use this streaming video downloader is extremely easy, and you only need to copy and paste the URL of the video you want to save. This tool will analyze the URL and download the video for you. Even if it failed to download the video, a built-in recorder would capture what you want.

video grabber

Step 1. Copy the URL of the streaming video that you want to save.

Step 2. Open the page of Video Grabber, and paste the URL into the input box.

Step 3. Click the "Download" button. Select the desired quality option and click on the "Download" on the pop-up window. 



We have discussed several live streaming recorder tools to help you capture your favorite streaming videos on this page. For capturing streaming video on Windows PC, EaseUS RecExperts is your best choice.

You can record any video and audio with it. Besides, it supports many formats, which means you can play the recorded videos on almost any player and device. 

FAQs About How to Record Streaming Video

There are some questions related to how to record streaming video. If you want to learn more about it, go on reading.

1. How can I record streaming video for free?

You can use a free screen recorder to capture streaming video for free. 

  • EaseUS RecExperts
  • VLC Media Player
  • QuickTime Player
  • ...

2. Can I record streaming video on my computer?

Yes, you can record streaming video on your computer with a screen recorder. Go to Part 1 for the detailed tutorials.

3. Can you record a streaming show?

Yes, you can record a streaming show on your Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad with the streaming video recorder.

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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