Streaming Video Downloader: How to Download Streaming Video on Mac and Windows

"Is there any way to download streaming video from YouTube and other video-sharing sites for free?"

Sure! To do so, we humbly recommend you to use the best Streaming Video Downloader. With it, you can easily download streaming videos from any video streaming sites including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Instagram, ESPN, Metacafe, MTV, The NY Times, Xhamster, Niconico, Playvid, VEVO, Lynda, Bilibili, FC2, and many other video sharing sites. Just read on and learn more about streaming videos download on Mac and Windows PC.

Download Streaming Video on Mac/Windows in One Click

iTube Studio Streaming Video Downloader for Mac (or iTube Studio for Windows) allows you to download and convert streaming videos to any format fast and easily. This streaming video downloader also supports to download streaming videos from Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers on Mac (macOS High Sierra, 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan and 10.10 Yosemite included) and Windows. There are more features for you to explore.

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Why Choose iTube Streaming Video Downloader:

  • Download streaming videos from 10,000+ online video sites, such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Metacafe, Vimeo, etc.
  • Equipped with a video recorder which allows to record any of those unable to download videos from online sites.
  • Convert downloaded streaming videos to almost any video and audio formats, even to presets for iDevices, game consoles, smartphones, etc.
  • You can even batch download multiple streaming videos at the same time and enjoy other videos in the background.
  • Transfer downloaded steaming videos to mobile devices with USB cable easily to enjoy at any time and anywhere.

How to Download Streaming Video on Mac and Windows in Steps

Now see how to download streaming videos with iTube Streaming Video Downloader step by step, and convert to any format (e.g. MP4) in no time.

Step 1. Open the Streaming Video Downloader

Needless to say, you should download and install this streaming video downloader app. After this process, a Download button will be integrated into your browsers, which will show up when you're watching streaming video.

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Step 2. One Click to Download Streaming Video

With this stream video downloader running in the background, go to the streaming video site you want to download video from, and play video. When the "Download" button shows up at the top left corner of the video player, click it to add the streaming video to the downloading queue.

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There are also other ways to download streaming video with Streaming Video Downloader for Mac: 1) Directly click the "Paste URL" to download streaming video via the copied URL; 2) Drag and drop the URL icon to the application's interface.

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For those streaming video sites which don't allow downloading, open the video you want to download, and then turn to the Record category on the left side of iTube Studio. Click the Record button on top left, adjust the capture area according to your need. When everything is OK, hit the REC icon to start record streaming videos to download streaming videos to your Mac or Windows PC for free.

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Optional: Convert Streaming Video to MP4 or Other Formats

iTube Studio Streaming Video Downloader not only allows you to save streaming video, but helps you convert to almost any format you want. After downloading, you can convert videos to a variety of formats including suitable formats for the iPod, iPad and iPhone. It also converts various formats like FLV, MP4 and WebM into any format that you wish to. This will enable you to watch all types of videos when you're offline, and without buffering again and again. To convert streaming video to a video format that is compatible with your mobile devices, click the "Add to Convert List" icon in the "Downloaded" tab to send video to "Convert" tab.

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Then navigate to "Convert" tab, click "Convert" icon and choose the format you want to convert the video to in the slide down window. Click "OK" button to start conversion and wait for it to complete.

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Video Tutorial on How to Download Streaming Video

Tips: What's Streaming Video?

The best way to understand streaming video is to imagine it as the transfer of data as water flows in a river. The flow goes out as a stream for the user to watch the video while it comes in through the internet. When you click on a video link on a site the process of streaming will start. While you are watching the video, the following parts of that video are being sent to you over the internet and getting buffered. The buffer helps you to enjoy the video without any interruption.

The video is compressed by a codec which serves to make the size of the file smaller making it easier for storage. When it is streamed it enters the program that is receiving it and the program in turn and puts it into a buffer. The buffer is then sent out for the user to watch as a video. An extra portion remains in the buffer if everything goes well as planned. From the user's perspective it is like watching a show live. The flow of the video gets decompressed and goes into the buffer. The buffer is very important as it keeps the video playing on the user's screen. As long it keeps flowing and the buffer works the video plays smoothly without delay.

Streaming video came into existing at the time when internet connections were slow due to dial up technology. In those days, before broadband technology was invented, it's not a good idea to download an entire video before being able to watch it. Nowadays, by downloading streaming video downloader to your Mac, you can watch a video on your computure without an internet connection.

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Oct 31,2017 14:52 pm / Posted by to Download Video

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