[Easy Tutorial] How to Record YouTube Live Stream on PC?

Feb 10, 2022
  • Download Download the handy YouTube stream recorder and follow the steps:
  • 1. Open stream recorder;
  • 2. Select area to record;
  • 3. Adjust recording settings;
  • 4. Start recording YouTube live video;
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How to Record YouTube Live Stream?
Step 1. Open Recorder
Step 2. Adjust Settings
Step 3. Customize Region
Step 4. Record YouTube Stream
FAQs about YouTube Recording

Disclaimer: WonderFox does not endorse or encourage recording any copyrighted materials without the copyright holder’s permission. This article is for instructional purposes only.


YouTube Live offers a portal for users to enjoy live gaming, live music, live sports, and live news in real-time. However, unless the channel owner makes it available, you may not be able to re-watch the live stream after it’s over. Recording your wanted live stream hence becomes necessary. In the following post, I will introduce an excellent screen recorder and show you how to record YouTube live stream in detail. Keep reading.

How to Record a YouTube Live Stream on Windows?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the highly-recommended software to help you record desired YouTube live stream on PC without any effort. In simple clicks, you can record live YouTube videos (with audio) in high resolution with no lag, no time limit. You can also use it to record streaming videos from other websites efficiently. Besides the screen recording function, this software also comes with a video editor, a compressor, and a converter, allowing you to customize the recording for better sharing and viewing.

Now, let’s free download free download the YouTube live video recorder and see how to record live YouTube videos with it below.

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro makes it easy for every user to record any screen activity they want, such as YouTube live stream, gameplay, conference meeting, etc., in high quality. It is also available for video editing, compression, and conversion. Try it now.

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Step 1. Open the YouTube Stream Recorder

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro. You will see five modules on the home interface (Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, and Toolbox). Click the Recorder to open the screen recorder.

Step 2. Adjust Recording Settings

First, check the audio source Stereo Mix to make sure the system sound is included. If you can’t see this option, you can open the Sound Control Panel > Recording > right-click and Show Disabled Devices > find Stereo Mix and right-click to Enable > reopen the recorder.

Next, in the Quick setting, choose a recording quality.

Now, click the bottom inverted triangle button to specify an output path to finish the recording settings.

Step 3. Select a Region to Record

Open the YouTube live stream you want to record. Then go back to the recorder and select one recoding mode. You can choose Custom to record a selected part of the screen or use Full Screen to capture the entire screen. Then click OK.

Step 4. Record YouTube Live Stream

Now, click the red REC button and be ready to record the live streaming video on YouTube after a five-second countdown. When you finish, press hotkeys ‘Ctrl + F1’ to stop recording. You can go to the output folder you set earlier to view the recorded file.

FAQs about YouTube Live Stream Recording

1. Is It Legal to Record YouTube Live Stream?

YouTube prohibits video downloading in any form, including recording. You would be violating YouTube’s Terms of Service if you screen record live stream on YouTube. However, if you only record video for personal fair use, you should be fine.

2. How to Record YouTube Live Videos with Browser Extension?

If you don’t want to install any software, you can try a browser extension Loom to help record your entire screen easily. You can also trim video after recording. The recording will be saved to the cloud automatically and you can share the link or download the file later.

At Last…

That’s the whole process of how to record YouTube live stream on PC. I hope you find this article helpful. Thanks for reading.

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