Bring Free to Digital Life


How to Record Flash Video from Website

By Zoe Clarke

July 12, 2019

Guys, you are free to watch streaming video on the Internet, however, when Internet connection is not available, you are supposed to download streaming videos from website for the purpose of enjoying streaming videos and sharing with others. But you probably find that not all videos from website can be downloaded to your computer. Then why not record them for offline listening?

As most streaming videos from website are in a Flash or FLV format, so you might need to learn how to capture Flash videos. Next up, let's walk through an ultimate method for recording streaming Flash video.


Part 1. Preparation for Recording Flash Video from Website

Before getting started on recording Flash video from website, you should check whether you've made good preparation.

Below are what you need to prepare:

#1. Computer (running Windows 10/8.1/8/7or macOS 10.9/10.10/10.12/10.13/10.14);

#2. Website containing streaming Flash video that you want to download;

#3. Professional Flash video recorder - TuneFab Screen Recorder;

Why TuneFab Screen Recorder is your best tool for capturing Flash video?

With this professional Flash video recorder, you can easily record Flash video with audio or without audio from website with a few clicks. Users can save the recordings as WMA, MP3, M4A, AAC, WMV, MP4, MOV, AVI and other common formats and customize output parameters. Furthermore, TuneFab Screen Recorder is also characterized by "Task schedule" function, which enables you to record Flash video from website without manual operation.

In a word, the latest version of TuneFab Screen Recorder is an indispensable tool for capturing Flash videos. Therefore, if you haven't installed TuneFab Screen Recorder on your computer, then directly click on "Try It Free" button to download the latest version.

Part 2. Ultimate Method for Recording Streaming Flash Video

Since you've prepared well now, you can start to follow the below method to record Flash video from website with TuneFab Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Select Video Recorder to Record Flash Video

After following the wizard to install this tool, launch it and then you will see the main interface as below. As you can see, there are four sections on the main interface, including Video Recorder, Audio Recorder, Screen Capture and More. As you want to record Flash video with audio, so simply select Video Recorder section.

Main Interface

Step 2: Adjust Output Settings

From the Video Recorder interface, turn on DISPLAY1 and System Sound sections and turn off Webcam and Microphone sections.

Adjust the recording area: On the DISPLAY1 section, you can choose "Full" or "Custom", which depends on the size of the Flash video window. If you intend to record the full screen, choose "Full", or you can click on "Custom" > " Select region/window" and then draw the recording area by using the mouse.

Adjust Recording Area

Turn up or down the system sound volume: On the System Sound section, you are allowed to turn up or down the system sound volume by moving the slider to the left or right.

Set mouse parameters: As you want to capture Flash videos, you had better click on setting button to go to the Preferences window and then select "Mouse" option, deselect "Show mouse cursor" and click "OK" to save your choice.

Adjust Mouse Parameters

Adjust output parameters: On the "Preference" window, click on "Output" section to change location of output files, video format, video quality, video codec and other output parameters.

Adjust Output Parameters

Note: The Webcam section is used for recording webcam video or taking screenshot of your webcam video, and the Microphone section is used for recording microphone sound, therefore, don't forget to switch off Webcam and Microphone sections when you plan to capture Flash videos.

Step 3: Start to Record Flash Video from Website

At last, open the website and play the streaming Flash video that you want to download. After that, click on "REC" button to start the recording process. 

Start to Record Streaming Flash Video

On the recording panel, you are allowed to pause, stop and resume recording streaming Flash videos, and edit the recording.

Recording Streaming Flash Video

But if you've added a new task before, then you don't need to do anything but just wait provided that you've already set the start time and stop time. Moreover, you can enable "Shut down when end recording." on the "Task schedule" interface.

Note: In order to make your task available, you are supposed to keep your computer not in sleep or lock mode during recording streaming Flash videos.

Part 3. Tips for Recording Streaming Flash Video

Considering that most of you might have not recorded streaming Flash videos with TuneFab Screen Recorder, I hereby provide some tips for you.

#1. Get the full version of TuneFab Screen Recorder

The free trial version can save only 3 minutes of the recording, so you should purchase the full version when recording streaming Flash video longer than 3 minutes.

#2. Reset hotkeys

If you want to start, stop, pause and resume recording by entering the hotkeys, then you had better reset hotkeys as you like by going to Preferences window.

#3. Set record length

Except adding a new task, you can also set record length after clicking on "REC" button so that the program can stop capturing Flash videos automatically.


Now you can try to record Flash videos from website with TuneFab Screen Recorder. Actually, this professional tool can record all kinds of videos with or without audio from all websites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. provided that you can play the video. Therefore, you don't need to spend money on downloading Flash video from website anymore.

Was this information helpful?

Copyright © TuneFab Software Inc. All rights reserved.