How to Record Twitch Stream on PC

Last updated on May 21, 2017 by Cindy Smith

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Twitch.tv or just Twitch, is one of the largest live streaming video service that concentrates on video gaming and e-sports. It’s 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 get some game recording videos for offline enjoying or replaying to learn more about it. Or you may need to watch the live Twitch streams you have missed due to busy work. Looking for ways to download Twitch videos? Yeah, many sites have kindly lent a helping hand to you for downloading videos from Twitch. However, still live Twitch streams cannot be downloaded directly. In order to save Twitch broadcasts, you will need a video recorder to record Twitch stream 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 the following details, we will show you how to record Twitch stream 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 play on Twitch. With it, you can effortlessly save streams and broadcasts on Twitch to videos in popular formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV and so on. By following the user-friendly interface, you can get all recording tasks done without having to learn. Just download and Windows or Mac version according to the system you use 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’ve downloaded the installation file, open it and follow the wizard to install it on your computer and then 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 following the intuitive interface. As you see, different recording ways are provided for your choice, just choose the one that best suits. If you want watch Twitch videos offline on portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., MP4 is recommended as the output format.

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Step2 Start to Record Twitch Stream

Now you can play the Twitch video you want to save in the browser and click the Start button on the top menu of the Twitch video recorder to start capturing the video stream from Twitch. After a 3-second countdown, the program will begin to record the area you’ve specified. During the recording process, you can click Pause to take a break or ignore the part you don’t need.

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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-end, you will see a list of editing functions, like adding circles, arrows, texts, highlights and many more.

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Step3 Finish Recording and Save Twitch Stream

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

This Twitch video recorder is packed with a scheduling feature that allows you to set the start time and recording duration so that the program will start and stop capturing videos at designated time. To create a scheduled task, you can navigate to Settings and click Task Scheduler. And then 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. In this way, you don’t have to wait and record the Twitch stream videos till it’s done. Just leave your computer to process the Twitch video recording itself.

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Congratulations! In a few clicks, you can save the Twitch video to your computer’s hard drive for watching 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 May 21, 2017

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