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Solutions for Recording Streaming Video from Firefox

By Tony Moton

August 04, 2018

Now, more and more people would like to download Firefox as it is really a powerful web browser. You may like to watch online streaming videos from Firefox, have you ever thought about recording streaming videos such as flash videos so you can watch offline at any time? But how to do that? Today, I will show you two best solutions for recording streaming video from Firefox. One method is to use a professional Firefox video recorder such as TuneFab Screen Recorder which can record streaming and audio with high quality, the other method is to use available Firefox extensions such as Capturefox. First, let me make a brief introduction for Firefox.

Record Video from FireFox


Part 1. Brief Introduction to Firefox

Firefox is a free and open-source web browser which developed by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation in 2002. It is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems and uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.

Here are some main features of Firefox:

1. You can customize your browser. There are hundreds of thousands of themes available to choose from.

2. Password management. Firefox Password Manager keeps all your passwords so you can log in automatically, or find saved passwords easily.

3. Browse without a trace. Firefox Private Browsing automatically erases your online info like passwords, cookies, and history from your computer.

4. Shake off tracking weight. Firefox Private Browsing blocks ads with hidden tracks, so you can drop the baggage and browse freely.

Part 2. Record Streaming Videos with TuneFab Screen Recorder

As you can't wait to know how to record streaming videos from Firefox, we recommend you the first method: use TuneFab Screen Recorder.

TuneFab Screen Recorder is the most powerful tool for screen capturing and audio recording. It helps you to record screen activity, streaming videos and audios easily. What's more, users can use it to take a screenshot and edit video when recording. Besides, it is not only a screen recorder but also an audio recorder, which can record the audio from not simply from websites but also from your microphone. Knowing much about TuneFab Screen Recorder, let's walk through the step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Download and Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

To download this functional program, you need to click on the button below.

Install and open the program, then you will see a pop-up window as below which show you the differences between the registered version and trial version. As is shown below, with a trial version, you could only save 3 minutes of files which are more than 3 minutes. Therefore, to save the whole files, you should register the program.

How to register? Easy Job!

First, you need to click on "Purchase" button at the bottom right corner to purchase. Then you will receive an email with activation code. Next click on "Register" button, enter the activation code and click on "Register" button. Finally, you can enjoy using the registered version.


Step 2. Select Recording Area on the Computer

As TuneFab Screen Recorder records screen and audios, so in order to record screen, you need to click on "Video Recorder" option on the interface.

Next, you need to select the recording area by clicking the "V" button, there are two options for you including the "Full screen" and "Custom".

Screen Display Settings

Step 3. Select Recording Inputs

Select "System Sound" and turn off "Microphone" to avoid the noise around you will lower the quality.

Note: If you want to record video conference or Skype chat, then you need to click on both "System Audio" and "Microphone" to enable the checkmarks.

Select Video Recorder

Step 4. Change Setting

Change Location of Output Files and Screenshots: You can click on the "More Settings" button and choose "Output" to change the output folder. Also, the output file format is allowed to choose from.

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.

Change Setting

Step 5. Record Streaming Videos from Firefox

At last, you can open Firefox and go to the web page that you want to capture, then click on the "REC" button or press hotkeys to start recording. To stop recording, click on the "stop" button or press hotkeys, then don't forget to save the files by clicking on "Save" on the lower right corner.

Record Videos

Part 3. Capturing Streaming Videos with Capturefox

Capturefox is a Firefox video recorder which is created to provide recording mainly on the Firefox platform. You can download it from the Mozilla Add-ons page for free. It can help you record your screen and audio, the record clip will be saved as AVI files. Besides, it allows you to modify the recording settings according to your need. But sometimes it does not respond, and it's not compatible with the newer Firefox versions.

To record streaming videos with this add-on, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download this Firefox video recorder from Mozilla Add-ons page and install it to your browser.

Step 2. Once it's finished, go to the Firefox page that you want to capture, or play a video clip that you need to record.

Step 3. Click the "Capture FOX" icon located on the taskbar and set the appropriate settings, then click "Start Capturing".

Step 4. Click "Stop Capturing" to stop the recording and then save the recording to the folder as you like.

Capturefox Settings

The two ways are shown as above, TuneFab Screen Recorder allows you to select the output format and recording area, and what's more, it can also help you to download music such as the popular song, Shade of you sung by Ed Sheeran. Therefore, I highly recommend you to download TuneFab Screen Recorder which will surprise you once you use it.

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