Recording Live Streams with OBS Studio

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Download and install OBS. OBS is free and open-source software used to broadcast live streams and record video on your computer. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Use the following steps to download and install OBS:

  • Go to https://obsproject.com in a web browser.
  • Click the blue button with your computer’s operating system.
  • Double-click the install file in your web browser or Downloads folder.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the install.
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    Open the OBS app. It has a round, black icon that contains three cycle shapes. Click the icon in the Windows Start menu or Applications folder to open OBS.

    • If prompted to review the license agreement, click on OK.
    • The first time you run the app, you’ll be asked if you want to run the Auto-Configuration Wizard. Click on Yes if you’d like OBS to guide you through the set-up process.
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    Open the video stream you’d like to save. This can be any live stream that is happening on YouTube, Twitch, or other streaming app.
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    Click on +. It’s at the bottom of the OBS window, beneath the pane labeled “Sources.”
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    Click on Window Capture. It’s near the bottom of the pop-up menu.
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    Enter a title for the video stream you’re capturing and click Ok. Use the text field below “Create new” to enter the name of the video stream you want to capture and then click Ok at the bottom of the Window.

    • The “Create new” radio button should be selected. It’s at the top of the dialog box.
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    Click on the “Window” drop-down. It’s the first drop-down menu below test capture window.
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    Select the app that contains the streaming video and click Ok. If you are using a web browser to watch the streaming video, select your web browser. Then make sure you have the tab that contains the streaming video selected.

    • The stream should be enlarged to take up as much of the window as possible.
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    Click on Start Recording. It’s in the lower-right corner of the OBS window.
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    Click on Stop Recording when you’re finished. The video stream has been saved to your computer.

    • To view your recorded stream, click on File in the menu bar and click on Show Recordings.
    • By default, video capture files can be found in your “Videos” folder. They’re file name is the date and time they were recorded.
Method2

Downloading Videos Using 4K Video Downloader

Download and install 4K Video Downloader. 4K Video Downloader is a free app that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, and other web based services. This includes live streaming videos that have already ended. Use the following steps that allow you to download and install 4K Video Downloader: #*Go to https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader in a web browser.

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    • Click Get 4K Video Downloader
    • Double-click the install file in your web browser or Downloads folder.
    • Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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    Go a video streaming website. Use your web browser to go to the website of a video streaming service. This can be YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, or any other website that has live streaming videos.
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    Search for a video. Use the search bar on the website to search for the title, or creator of the live streaming video you want to download.
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    Open the video. When you find the video you want to download, click it to start playing it.
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    Copy the video URL. The way you copy the URL is a little different from one platform to another, but generally steps to copy a video are as follows:

    • Click Share below the video.
    • Click CopyCopy Link, or similar.
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    Open 4K Video Downloader. It has a green icon with an image of white cloud. Click the icon to open 4K Video Downloader.

    • To change the quality, format or language of the downloaded video files, click Smart Mode next to the “Paste Link” button and use the drop-down menus to select the video format and quality you want. Then click Ok
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    Click Paste Link. It’s the green button with a plus (+) sign in the upper-left corner of 4K Video Downloader. This automatically pastes the link to the video you copied and starts downloading the video. Alternatively, you can right-click the video download in 4K Video Downloader once it is complete and click Show in Folder to open the folder.

    • Some videos may not allow you to download them.
    • Downloaded videos can be found in the “4K Video Downloader” folder in your “Videos” folder by default.
Method3

Extracting Videos with X2Convert.com

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    Go to a video streaming website. Use your web browser to go to a video streaming website, such as YouTube.com.
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    Search for a video. Type the title or description of a video into the search bar at the top of the browser window.
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    Click on a video. This will start playing it.
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    Copy the URL for the video.
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    Go to https://x2convert.com/ in a web browser. X2Convert is a is a video download site that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, and other platforms.

    • Video download are frequent targets of copyright claims and tend not to last very long. If X2Convert is not available, there are other websites like it on the internet. Just use Google to search “download videos from YouTube” or something similar to search for other websites that allow you to download videos from the internet.
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    Copy the video URL. The way you copy the URL is a little different from one platform to another, but generally steps to copy a video are as follows:

    • Click Share below the video.
    • Click CopyCopy Link, or similar.
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    Paste the link in the link field. The link field is at the top of the screen. Click the field and then right-click and click Paste to paste the video link in the field. X2Covert will automatically start processing the video.

    • Some video links may not be supported.
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    Click Download Video next to the quality and format you want to download. Once the video is finished processing, you may see a variety of download options. These may be different video formats, and quality videos. Click the green button that says “Download Video” next to the quality and format you want to download. This will display a pop-up Window.

    • You may need to disable your pop-up blocker to allow the pop-up to appear.
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    Click Download. It’s the green button in the pop-up Window. This will download the video and start the playback in your browser.
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    Click . It’s the icon with three dots in the lower-right corner of the video playback. This displays a pop-up menu.
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    Click Download. It’s the first option in the pop-up menu. This downloads the video to your computer. The video file can be found in your Downloads folder

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