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YouTube Stream Downloader – How to Download YouTube Live Streams

Author by Vita

October 12, 2019

On YouTube, people are able to watch live streams in different types. Apart from watching YouTube streams online, many people also try to download YouTube streams so this article introduces a good tool to save live streams from the beginning to the end. Before start-up, you can install the YouTube stream downloader here:

YouTube’s live streaming feature allows individuals and groups to stream videos in real time and audiences are able to access more live streaming content like live gaming, live music, live sports, live news, live courses and so forth. Some live streams will not be publicly available after streaming in real time, so some people may want to record these live streams for later viewing. Besides, many people also like to download live music or courses for offline playback. Nevertheless, YouTube doesn’t offer a way for users to download live streams and most YouTube video downloaders people use for downloading YouTube videos cannot apply to download YouTube live streams. Don’t worry! Today we will introduce an effective YouTube stream downloader for you.  

Also Read: Best Sports Streaming Sites l Download Twitch VODs l Record Streaming Videos

It’s not legal to download any copyrighted content and use them for commercial purposes. Before you download any content from YouTube, you’d better check out whether the sources are copyrighted.

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WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a highly acclaimed multiple-purpose program. It combines video converter, recorder, downloader, editor, and more other tools into one body, offering overall solutions for users to deal with video/audio files and grab videos. For YouTube live download, there are two effective and common ways – Download and Record. Unlike other live streaming capture tools that only provide users with a single function, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is equipped with both YouTube stream downloader and screen recorder to help you grab live streams no miss. Besides, it’s easy to handle and can perform at lightning speed. The following tutorials show you how to save YouTube live streams in the two ways with the help of WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

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Method 1: Download YouTube Live Streams

Choose Downloader

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software on Your PC.

Step 1. Copy the Live Stream URL

Open the webpage of the YouTube live stream you want to download, and copy the URL from your browser address bar.

Step 2. Open the YouTube Stream Downloader

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, navigate to Downloader, select +New Download, and a new window will appear.

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Step 3. Paste and Analyze the URL

Click on the Paste and Analyze button and wait for the analysis process.

Step 4. Download YouTube Live Stream

It will soon display all resolutions and formats for the video you can download. Choose the needed one under the Download video section, then choose OK > Select All to download the video to your computer.

In this way, you can download a YouTube live stream that is ended or download live streams that are in progress. Please note that if you need to download a live stream ongoing, the video duration will be from the beginning to the point in which you copy the live stream URL. So how to download YouTube live streams completely? You can move to the next method.   

Method 2: Record YouTube Live Stream

How to Record a YouTube Live Stream

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software on your PC.

Step 1. Open the YouTube Stream Recorder

After you open the program, select Recorder on the main interface, and the Screen Recorder window will pop up.

Customize the Record Settings

Step 2. Customize the Record Settings  

You need to choose a screen record mode from Custom and Full screen; then check the Mic in front panel(Pink) R box so as to record audio, as well; the quick setting empowers you to set the recorded file quality; click on the inverted triangle button to choose an output path.

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Step 3. Record YouTube Live Stream

Open the YouTube live stream and click on the red REC button to start the recording process. To stop the record, click on the record button on the top of the record screen or directly press Ctrl+F1. After finishing the record, you can click on the folder icon on the lower-right of the Screen Recorder to check the recorded video.  

In Summary

With the YouTube stream downloader and recorder of HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you’re able to watch YouTube stream videos offline easily. If you think this article is useful for you, please share it with more friends. Here you can also install WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to download any video from websites, convert between 300+ digital formats, edit videos, etc.

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