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Capturing Favorite Video Streams on Mac with Movavi Screen Capture for Mac

written by Shane "Geek" Lundberg March 6, 2017

Streaming video has undoubtedly revolutionized the way that most of us watch videos. The fact that you can simply launch a video stream and immediately have the video play without having to wait for a download to complete is definitely a good thing. However because of the nature of streaming video, every time you want to watch the same video you have to essentially re-stream it – and you won’t be able to watch it offline.

Although most online streaming videos don’t provide you with download links, technically you can ‘save’ it nonetheless – all you need to do is record it directly from your screen. At first that may sound a bit difficult, but with a screen recorder such as Movavi Screen Capture for Mac it is actually a piece of cake.

When you want to download streaming video on Mac, you basically need to set up the recording parameters to record the area of your screen where it is playing, and also capture audio from your speakers – so that the audio from the video is recorded. That can be done in just a few simple steps with Movavi Screen Capture for Mac:

  1. Launch the software and click on the ‘Record screen’ option.
  2. Click and drag the mouse cursor to draw a frame encompassing the video stream that you want to record, then adjust it manually.
  3. Make sure the ‘System Audio’ icon is highlighted in green or click on it if not.
  4. Click ‘REC’ when you are ready, and play the video stream at the same time.
  5. Click ‘Stop’ once it is finished, and then click on the ‘Save as’ button to save the video.

That is all that is required to set up the recording parameters in Movavi Screen Capture for Mac to capture your favorite video streams. If you want to adjust other areas however you will definitely be able to do so – and you could set the frame rate of the recording, capture audio from a microphone and other external devices, adjust the audio levels, or even record any keyboard and mouse actions.

Assuming you aren’t able to manually start and stop the recording, Movavi Screen Capture for Mac will let you schedule both the start and stop time, or set a timer that will stop it after a fixed duration. In any case after you record your video you can review the recording and trim out any footage that isn’t needed. Once you opt to save it you will be able to choose from the hundreds of built-in presets that will help automatically optimize your video for any device or platform.

All in all Movavi Screen Capture for Mac will make it easy to set up and start capturing your favorite video streams. As you can see it is certainly intuitive, and so figuring out how to use its other features should fall into place nicely too – and you’ll be able to capture any videos you need from your screen in top notch quality.

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