[For Beginners] How to Record Online Streaming Videos Easily as a Pro

Valyn Hua

Oct 12, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

- How do I record online webinars with sound on my computer?
- How can I download streaming videos?
- How to record a live stream on PC?
- I want to capture a live streaming video from YouTube…

Actually, there are many situations that you need to record online videos. For instance, when you want to watch YouTube videos offline, you need to download or record the streaming video first. If you attend online webinars, you had better record online webinar videos for future use. No matter which reason you take, if you want to record a live stream on PC, then you just come to the right place.

This article introduces how to record online videos from websites step by step. Well, you can use the following solutions to download online videos for free too. In spite of common video recorder freeware, this article shows 2 representative tools. Thus, you can record streaming Internet videos in different aspects.

1. How to Record Webcam Videos Online for Free

Once you enter webcamera.co site, you will be asked whether to use your microphone and camera. Click Allow to confirm. Otherwise, you may not record online webcam videos with sound. Later, you can get a tool named Video Recorder. The online Video Recorder allows users to capture videos and take snapshots with your webcam. In addition, do not forget to check the Wi-Fi connection.

Search and visit the webcamera.io online video recorder.

Confirm the access of your camera and microphone.

Click the Settings icon to trigger Mirror Mode if necessary.

Choose the Camera icon on the lower right corner of the window to take a picture.

Click the red Stop icon to finish the webcam video recording process.

Choose the Save option to download your webcam video to your computer.

record video online

Seriously, it is a place that you can record webcam videos online for free. However, there are not much preferences and video recording effects. You can record microphone audio only here. If you want to get more features, you can move to the next section.

2. Your Ultimate Way to Record Streaming Videos on Mac and Windows

It is FoneLab Screen Recorder that allows you to record all kinds of videos and audios. To be more specific, you can record not only online videos, but also live shows, gameplay videos, tutorials, FaceTime calls, etc. The program can capture both the system and microphone sound. Thus, it’s just a piece of cake to record online streaming videos.

Of course, all websites are supported, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and more. Even though there is no “Download” icon on the website, you can still record online videos for offline watching. In a word, you can record any video online and offline using highly customizable filters with FoneLab Screen Recorder.

Main Features of FoneLab Screen Recorder

  1. Record online videos with full screen or customized screen size with no lag.
  2. Capture streaming audios and then save them to any destination folder you want.
  3. Take screenshots during or after recording online videos.
  4. Add texts, arrows, lines, step tools and other graphics on your video or snapshot.
  5. Set hotkeys to control the whole video recording process.
  6. Use a timer to record online videos for a long time smartly.
  7. Choose the output video, audio or snapshot format.

How to Download Streaming Videos from Any Website in High Quality with FoneLab

Run FoneLab Screen Recorder

Free download and install FoneLab Screen Recorder on your Windows or Mac computer. If you want to record a live streaming video without the time limitation, you need to activate the account with your email address and registration code. Later, launch the online video recorder software after the installation.

run fonelab screen recorder

Prepare for online video recording

Click the Video Recorder in the main menu. Use your mouse to draw the screen area you want to capture. Well, you can lock the screen if necessary. During this time, you need to set the input audio source. Trigger on System Sound and Microphone options according to your need. What’s more, you can move the Volume slider below.

prepare for online video recording

Record online videos with sound

Click the REC icon after all preparations. You need to open the online streaming video within the 3-second countdown. Later, you can pause and resume recording freely. Well, you can use the drawing panel while recording. It is also supported to take a screenshot.

record online video

Note: The default output video format is MP4. You can change the format and other preferences in the More section before recording. Therefore, you can adjust the screenshot format from PNG to other formats too.

Save or share the recording video

When you want to finish recording, you can click the Stop icon. Sooner, the preview window pops up. You can check if everything goes well. Then choose the Save option on the lower right corner of the window. If you want to change the destination folder, you can click the More option to browse a new folder. Choose Next to move on. At last, you can even share the recorded video to YouTube and other sites directly.

expert the recording video

3. Tips and Tricks of Downloading and Capturing Online Videos

You may use online video downloaders to capture streaming videos. However, it is quite common that some video links are not supported. Furthermore, you may spend a lot of time on downloading. Though the downloaded video quality is not good enough. To bypass those annoying questions, you had better record online videos instead. Moreover, you can even capture certain video clips instead of the entire movie.

That’s all for how to download or record online videos for free. If you encounter any question while recording, just feel free to contact us. Of course, your suggestions and comments are welcome all the time.

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