How to Record Twitch Stream on PC

Last updated on September 6, 2017 by Cindy Smith

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Twitch.tv is one of the largest live streaming video services that concentrate on video gaming and e-sports. It is a great platform for gamers to watch game videos, broadcast live game competitions, play games, and even chat with other gamers. With a wide selection of gaming events and video shows, more and more gamers are attracted to Twitch.

As a game enthusiast, you must want to download some gaming videos for offline enjoyment or to replay to learn more about it. Alternatively, you may want to watch the live Twitch streams you had to miss due to a busy work schedule.

Are you looking for ways to download Twitch videos? Many sites have kindly lent a helping hand to download videos from Twitch after a live stream has finished. However, live Twitch streams cannot be downloaded in as they occur. To save Twitch broadcasts, you will need a video recorder to record Twitch streams so that you can watch them wherever and whenever you want. By recording, you can save both live video streams and VOD videos from Twitch to your computer. In this article, we will show you how to record Twitch streams using a screen recorder.

Easy Steps to Record Twitch Live Streaming Videos

AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro is recommended as the best Twitch recorder to capture any video you watch on Twitch. With it, you can effortlessly save live Twitch streams and broadcasts to videos in popular formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, and so on. By using the user-friendly interface, you can get all your recording tasks done without having to learn a complicated system. Just download the Windows or Mac version according to your needs and follow the simple guide below to record a Twitch stream to your computer.

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Step1 Run the Twitch Recorder and Configure Settings

Once you have downloaded the program, open it and follow the wizard to install it on your computer and run the Twitch recording software. Before you record on Twitch, you will need to configure some recording settings first. You can choose the audio input and capture mode by following the intuitive interface. As you can see, different recording methods are provided from which to choose. Just choose the one that best suits your needs. If you want watch Twitch videos offline on portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, and so on, MP4 is recommended as the output format.

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Step2 Start Recording the Twitch Stream

Play the Twitch video you want to save in the browser and click Start in the top menu of the Twitch video recorder to start capturing the video stream from Twitch. After a three-second countdown, the program will begin to record the area you have specified. During the recording process, you can click Pause to take a break or ignore the parts you do not need to record.

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Tip: Some basic editing functions are provided for you to annotate and enrich your video in real-time. By clicking the pen icon on the right side, you will see a list of editing functions, including adding circles, arrows, text, highlights, and more.

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Step3 Finish Recording and Save the Twitch Stream

When the recording work is one, simply click Stop to finish the Twitch video recording. Once the video has been processed, it will be displayed in the video list on the main interface of the recording program. You can then play, rename, or upload the video to YouTube.

Tip: This Twitch video recorder has a scheduling feature that allows you to set the start time and recording duration. The program will start and stop capturing videos at the designated time. To create a scheduled task, navigate to Settings and click Task Scheduler. Create a task and set the start time and duration in the pop-up Task Scheduler window. Next, choose a recording mode and click Create > OK to complete the settings. By scheduling a recording, you do not have to wait and manually record the Twitch stream video. Just leave your computer to process the Twitch video recording itself.

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Congratulations! In a few clicks, you can save Twitch videos to your computer’s hard drive to watch anytime and anywhere you like.

Cindy Smith

Cindy has been a website editor for some years. She has reviewed numerous multimedia software like screen recorder, video downloading programs and more. She contributes to articles regarding PDF editing tips and video downloads. Last updated on September 6, 2017

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