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Top 4 Ways to Download Twitch Videos

By Tony Moton

May 30, 2018

-"I want to watch Twitch streams while commuting (by train) and the internet connection is not stable enough. How can I pre-download videos for offline viewing?"

-"Is there a way to download videos from Twitch?"

The two questions above were asked by some netizens. It seems like that they are looking forward to solutions to fix the problem about how to download Twitch videos. Fortunately, there is more than one way to download videos from Twitch. Here is the article of downloading videos from such a website. In this article, 4 methods are given to download Twitch video, and all of the methods could be extended to other video sharing websites.


Method 1. Directly Download Video from Twitch Website

If you are a streamer on Twitch, you can directly download your previous broadcast videos. A validity period varying from 14 to 60 days starts since you have first initiated your broadcast. After that period, those broadcast videos will be gone forever. Let's get started on how to do download your own past Twitch videos.

Step 1. Go to the Twitch website, choose "Settings" by clicking the drop-down menu in the upper right corner. Click on "Channel & Videos" and then scroll down to choose "Channel Settings". You will see a box saying "Automatically archive my broadcasts". When you finish your broadcasts in the future, this is where they are stored.

Step 2.Go to the main drop-down menu, click "Video Manager". You will be shown a list of all your past broadcasts that have been saved here. Every video thumbnail is with a link saying "Download". Click it to save the video to your local computer folder.

Video Manager

Note: You have to be aware that this method only targets at your personal past broadcast videos. You cannot download others' Twitch broadcasts.

Method 2. Capture and Save Twitch Videos Easily

Since we cannot download others' Twitch videos directly, we need to find a way out to do that. TuneFab Screen Recorder, a software specializes in capturing videos and recording audios. Not only can it help you record online Twitch shows, but also can it record gameplays, webcam and tutorial videos. Every recorded video is of high quality.

Now, let me tell you how to record Twitch videos with this recorder.

Step 1. Download, Install TuneFab Screen Recorder

Click the link above to download a trial version and follow instructions to install it. You will see the main interface showing as follows.

Main Interface

Tips: A free version only allows you to save 2 minutes of your recorded video/audio. While a full version will unlock this limitation. You have to register after you purchase the full version.

Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

Step 2. Select Recording Area

To record Twitch videos, you have to first click on "Video Recorder". To record the video, you need to select a recording area. When you select "Video Recorder" you will the the below interface. Click on the first screen button, you will see different options from the drop-down menu, such as "Full screen", "Custom", "Fix region", "Lock windows", etc. 

Select Recording Area

Step 3. Record Sound

Click "System sound" to turn it on to record video sounds. Click "Microphone" to turn it off in order to avoid recording noises around you. Otherwise, the quality of the video will be lowered.

Record Sound

Step 4. Alter Output Folder

Click the gear button at the bottom right corner to activate "Preferences". Click "Output" > "Location of output files" to

change the location of output files and for screenshots.

General Output Ssettings

Tips: Reset Hotkeys (Optional)

Click "Hotkey" section, and you can change hotkeys to "Start/Stop, Pause/Resume Capture and Take A Screenshot" as you want.

Change Shortcuts

Step 5. Change Output Format

Click "Video format" from the "Output" section,  you are free to select output formats such as WMV and MP4. What's more, you can still adjust video codec, quality and frame rate.

Choose Output Video Format

Step 6. Record and Preview the Video

Go to Twitch and find the video that you want to record. Click on the button "REC" to start recording. You need to play the video after the 3-second-countdown ends. Before you click "Save" to store the video you can preview it.

Preview Recorded Video

As long as you follow steps and tips above one by one, I am sure that you will succeed in recording Twitch videos with high quality.

Method 3. Get Twitch Videos with Free Online Video Downloader

VidPaw is an online video download service helping you to download videos. It is accessible to over 10,000 sites, of course including Twitch. All you need to do is copy the link of the Twitch video that you want to download and paste the URL into the downloader. It will search the video and start downloading.

Three steps for downloading video from Twitch

Step 1. Select the video you want to download from Twitch Website

Step 2. Copy the URL and back to VidPaw to paste it in the box

Step 3. Download the right one with your desired quality and file format.

Copy URL to VidPaw

Method 4. Convert and Save Twitch Videos with Online Converter

Zamzar is an online video grabbing website. You can turn to Zamzar to grab your favorite Twitch videos. You don't need to download any third-party software. You just need to paste the URL of the Twitch video into the website to download and convert.

However, you have to know that it only allows you to convert up to 50MB. If you want more, you need to pay $9 per month for up to 200MB, $16 for 400MB and $25 for 2GB.

Interface of Zamzar

Though Zamzar can help you download your favorite Twitch videos, problems exist when you use them, from not working errors to expensive price. As for VidPaw and TuneFab Screen Recorder, it is stable enough to record long Twitch videos. Additionally, for the former, it is for free, and for the later, the price for a full version is relatively reasonable and there are more than that to be expected.

Of course, you are welcome to choose any one of these to have a try but I strongly recommend you to experience VidPaw and TuneFab Screen Recorder.

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