Best Tools for Recording Live Stream Video on Mac

Last updated on June 1, 2017 by Cindy Smith

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Live streaming on the internet is something which has become more common over the recent years and because of this, it has become a mainstream method and is often the optimal choice over simply airing live on television. With live streaming, many industries have taken advantage of it and it has allowed them to step up among their competitors. However, the issue with live streaming is simply the fact that it is live and therefore, if you miss it you cannot rewind and catch up.

With that in mind, today we are going to be taking a look at how you are able to record a live stream on a Mac computer so that you can either take clips and put together a highlight reel, or if you’re like me and have a busy schedule, catch-up so that you don’t miss out.

The tool that we’re going to be looking at is the Mac Screen Recorder, a fantastic tool for screen recording. If you’re looking to record a live stream which can then be watched later on, this is the tool for you. The best feature about this program is that you are able to schedule your recordings; meaning that if you aren’t home and want a live stream to be recorded, you can simply schedule the recording!

Recording a Live Stream with Mac Screen Recorder

The following steps allow you to record a live stream on your Mac computer using the Mac Screen Recorder tool.

  • Step #1 – First of all, download and install the Mac Screen Recorder. Once installed, go ahead and launch the program.
  • Step #2 – Once you have the program launched, open up your browser and head over to the live stream that you want to be recorded.
  • Step #3 – Play the live stream and click on the “Start Recording” button. This will then prompt you to select a certain region to have recorded.
  • Step #4 – Select the region and click on the “OK” button to get started.
  • Step #5 – Once the live stream is over and you’ve got the recording, click on the “Stop” button.

As we mentioned before, there is a built-in feature allowing you to schedule a recording. This allows you to record a live stream which cannot be viewed afterwards and watch it at a later date. If this is something that you’re interested in, click on the “Create Schedule Task” option at the bottom of the program. You will then be prompted to schedule the starting time of the recording, how long you’d like your screen to be recorded for, and select the region of the screen that should be recorded during this time. After doing so, simply click on the “Create” option and you will have successfully scheduled a recording.

Lastly, this program is the perfect tool when it comes to recording a tutorial or reviewing products. With the built-in tools which allow you to record in the highest quality possible, there simply isn’t a better tool. Another handy feature which this program includes is the ability to choose whether you want the entire screen to be recorded or just a section of it.

If you are looking to create a more personal video or are looking to add something different to your recordings, you are able to record your webcam’s feed while you are recording. This can be a great thing to include, especially when recording a “reaction” video.

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 June 1, 2017

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