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6 Best Streaming Video Recorder of 2018

By Tony Moton

May 07, 2018

Do you want to record online videos such as YouTube videos? Are you tired of telling your friends how to operate some software step by step? If your answer is yes, then you may need a streaming video recorder which can record online videos and audios. Considering that you may don't know which one to choose, so I will show you the 6 best streaming video recorder of 2018.


Part 1. Why You Need a Streaming Video Recorder

With a streaming video recorder, you can do the following things:

A. Create demonstration videos for any software program.

B. Record online videos from video sites.

C. Record videos tutorials to teach others to solve the most frequently asked questions.

D. Make video presentation for school or college class.

E. Sell video-based information products by recording videos.

Part 2. Top 6 Streaming Video Recorders

As streaming video recorders can help us a lot, so I will introduce 6 best streaming video recorders for your reference.

1. TuneFab Screen Recorder

It lets you record online videos, games, webcam videos and make video tutorials, take a screenshot.


A. Stop and start screen recording by clicking on the shortcut button.

B. Before recording, you can customize the video quality and frame rate.

C. Supported input formats: online video sites, 4K UHD Video formats, 4K UHD Encoding, HD video, SD video and audio and more.

D. Supported output formats: MP4, WMV, M4V, MP3, WMA, and AAC.

E. Risk-free and thoughtful service promised


It only has Windows version for the moment.


TuneFab Interface

2. Camtasia Screen Recorder

It makes video editing simple and intuitive. Anyone can create informative and engaging videos easily with Camtasia screen recorder.


A. It's easy to record your screen or import your own video and audio files.

B. The multi-track timeline expands to fit all your projects.

C. Stand out with stunning video effects.


A. You can use the free trial version for only 30 days and the price of the full version is high.

B. It has a high requirement of your Windows configuration.


Camtasia Interface

3. Filmora Scrn

It can be used to record screen and audio which aims at making the whole recording and editing process easier.


A. Record up to 120 FPS.

B. Record screen and webcam simultaneously.

C. Built-in video editor.


It only has Windows version for the moment.


Filmora Scrn Interface

4. Apowersoft Streaming Video Recorder

It can help you record video streams, TV shows and online movies from video sites including YouTube, Google Video and more.


A. Record the most media protocols and formats.

B. Preview the video in action.

C. Boost the options for merging videos into one, importing subtitle files, trimming or cropping video files and tuning special effects.


The price for the full version is expensive.


Apowersoft Interface

5. EzVid


A. Capture and edit on Windows computer.

B. It can be used to create videos for YouTube, Facebook, and other user-generated content websites.

C. It's free to download and use.


It needs DirectX 9.0 or higher and only supports Windows platform now.


EzVid Interface

6. CamStudio

You can record all screen and audio activity on your computer, create industry-standard AVI video files and add text comments to videos with CamStudio.


A. It is an open-source screen recorder for Microsoft Windows.

B. It's a free streaming video recorder.


It has distributed malware and harmful viruses via the installer.


Camstudio Interface

Part 3. How to Record Video with TuneFab Screen Recorder

As TuneFab Screen Recorder is the best one, so I will take it as an example to show you how to record videos.

Step 1. Download and Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

First, click on the button below to download and install it.

Then launch the program. In a pop-up window, you can see the limitations for free unregistered version. With a trial version, you could only save 3 minutes of each file. So in order to save the whole recorded videos, you had better purchase and the full version.

How to register? So easy!

Click "Purchase" >> Click on "Register" >> Enter activation code you received and email address >> Click "Register".

Now, you can enjoy using registered version.


Step 2. Select Recording Area on the Computer

As TuneFab Screen Recorder records screen and audios, so in order to record screen and video, you need to click on "Video Recorder" option on the interface. Next, you need to select recording area before recording. Just select "Full screen" or "Custom" as you like.

Select Recording Area

Step 3. Select Recording Inputs

If you record video conference or Skype chat, then you need to select both "System Sound" and "Microphone" to enable the checkmarks. But just select "System Sound" and turn off "Microphone" when you are recording online videos.

Select Recording Inputs

Step 4. Change Setting

Change Location of Output Files and Screenshots: You can click on the gear button and launch the "Preferences" interface, then choose "Output" to change output folder.

Reset Hotkeys: In the setting menu, you can also reset the hotkeys by choosing "Hotkeys". Especially when you select full screen as recording area, then you need to operate by pressing hotkeys.

Select Output Format: In addition to that, you are free to select output formats like WMV or MP4, video codec, video quality and set audio preferences.

Change Setting

Step 5. Record the Desktop Screen

At last, you can open a window or software that you want to record, then click on the "REC" button or press hotkeys to start recording. To stop recording, click on the "stop" button or press hotkeys, then save the files by clicking on "Save" on the lower right corner.

Preview Recorded Video

As you can see, you can finish recording videos easily and quickly with TuneFab Screen Recorder. If you have other problems with recording, please writing a comment or E-mail to our support team, we are all ears!

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