How to record streamed streams (audio, video)?

Video hosting sites -YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc.- are veritable gold mines for unearthing unseen footage. Here is a very simple method to save these audio/video streams on your computer in order to be able to consult them offline or simply keep them in your media library.

Installer VDownloader

Tools for recording audio/video streams from the Web are legion, but some may require relatively complex settings. This is not the case with VDownloader which requires almost no configuration. Free, easy to use and very complete, the latter is responsible for downloading and encoding a sequence alone in the format of your choice. It works in particular through a remarkable extension to be installed directly in the Firefox browser.

Visit the official VDownloader website to download and install the extension. Its logo then appears in the toolbar of the browser. The latter will flash each time it detects a media that it can recover. VDownloader is compatible with many content sharing sites: Dailymotion, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, MySpace, etc.

How to record streamed streams (audio, video)?

Record audio/video streams

Over the course of updates, the program has become so simple that one click is now enough to record an audio/video sequence. When a media interests you, click on the small arrow to the right of the VDownloader logo and choose one of the formats and definitions offered: mp4, flv, 3gp (360, 480, 720, 1080p...). In the window that opens, all you have to do is indicate in which folder to save the sequence and that's it.

How to record streamed streams (audio, video)?

When recording, it is possible to choose other formats in order to convert the video so that it can be played directly on a mobile device (iPhone, iPod, Zune, Galaxy Tab...) and common formats such as : Avi, WMV, MPEG-4, etc. To do this, click on the logo and select “Download and convert” from the menu that appears on the right. Choose the format of your choice, click “OK” then “Save” in the window that opens.

How to record streamed streams (audio, video)?How to record streamed streams (audio, video)?


It's hard to do any simpler than VDownloader for retrieving audio/video streams from exchange platforms like YouTube or Dailymotion. In addition to its compatibility with high definition content (720 and 1080p), it can encode in all common formats, including those intended for mobile devices.
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