Nowadays there’s a ton of great content available in the form of video streams between video sharing platforms such as YouTube, video on demand services such as Netflix, livestreaming platforms such as Twitch, and even social media videos such as Facebook, Instagram, and much more. Simply put there is no shortage of content for you to watch – the only prerequisite being that you have to be online to do so.
If you were hoping to save any of your favorite streams onto your Mac so that you could watch it later, you’re in for a rude awakening. Generally most online video streams don’t have that feature, and require you to be online to watch any videos. Fortunately there is a way to get around this limitation, and all you need to do is use Movavi Screen Capture for Mac to capture your favorite streams directly from your screen.
As a screen recorder, you can use Movavi Screen Capture for Mac to capture streaming video on Mac so that you can then save it to your hard drive and watch it at any time – without having to be online. Assuming that interests you why not get started right now and launch the software then select ‘Record screen’ to get underway, then draw a frame encompassing the video stream that you’d like to record.
In the interface that appears you’ll see several options and the most important one is the ‘System Audio’ icon that should be highlighted. If it isn’t just click on it once, then go over the other options in Movavi Screen Capture for Mac to enable microphone recording, adjust the sound levels, set the frame rate, and so on.
If you’d rather not manually control the recording, you can schedule it to start and stop at a specific time, or set a timer to automatically stop it after a certain duration. On top of that Movavi Screen Capture for Mac will let you record keyboard and mouse actions as well – though that isn’t necessary in this case.
Once the recording parameters are configured according to your preferences, click ‘REC’ to start recording then control it using the on-screen controls. When you click ‘Stop’, Movavi Screen Capture for Mac will immediately save the video that you recorded in MKV format and show you a preview so that you can go over the footage and trim out any parts you don’t need. Afterwards you can save the video in a format of your choice, or use one of the presets to automatically optimize it for a particular device or platform.
Considering it is so easy to record your favorite streams with Movavi Screen Capture for Mac, you should definitely try it out. By saving them on your hard drive you can watch them at any time you want, and may even want to consider transferring them to other devices, burning them onto a DVD or sharing them with others if you like.