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Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

David Nuss
Hey TidBITsers;

I’m trying to help a family member save for home re-watching, an internet-streaming tv show about gardening and cooking. He saw it on live tv and sees the stream online but would like to have it on his mac or pc for viewing again.

I tried QuickTime Player Screen recording, but the audio didn’t come through and file was huge.

Did a test using the only QT audio option, internal mic, but there was a lot of echo in the audio (was sure I’d seen more options in the past; searched for QT plug-ins but couldn’t find anything relevant).

They have an iPad which they could use perhaps to make a video of the video playing on the mac…

It’s an hour-long tv program, streamed using something called Brightcove.

I’m familiar with plug-ins and Resources tricks to find source video files and download them but this stream isn’t on YT, only the station’s web site. The video link itself is some kind of .mu8c or something. Click and it opens only the video in another window and Resources are not available on that window.

I also though I’d seen QT Player options for recording from other sources than the internal mic. Like, Piezo and plenty other audio apps can record system sound or application sound.

After a good 2 hours of internet searching, I’m just not getting results. I’m trying keywords like ‘download streaming audio and video mac’, or ‘save streaming video mac’ and variations on those but they are not producing sites that solve the issue.

Don’t want to use dodgy sites where you send the link and download, or more 3rd party sw. Already have Piezo, WireTap Studio, Audacity, VLC, those kinds of things.

I was sure I’d done something like this but now the family is much less impressed with my online skills!

Anyway, any keyword suggestions or already-on-the-mac solutions, much appreciated.

dave


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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

Norm Beazer

David

I’m trying to help a family member save for home re-watching, an internet-streaming tv show about gardening and cooking. He saw it on live tv and sees the stream online but would like to have it on his mac or pc for viewing again.

I think the genre you might best look at is * screen capture * utlities.

I have in the past used Voila, now upgraded and called Capto [ from Global Delight ]

Records whatever is on on screen, including HD video and sound.


Norm




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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

Alia Michaels
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I'd concur with Norm about video recording capture, but I've used
another program. When I've encountered an online video that I want to
preserve locally, I've used SnagIt (15-day free trial available).

Like David, I used QuickTime to record in the past, but various problems
occurred (of which I can't remember at the moment), so SnagIt is my
go-to app for capturing screen recordings. (I have had a full license
for business reasons for many years, so I don't know its current cost in
comparison to Norm's suggestions.)

HTH,
Alia Michaels


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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

Zac Imboden
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If I understand your problem correctly, could you use something like Aimersoft's YouTube Downloader app (for MacOS)? It allows you to download streaming videos to your hard drive.

Zac



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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

Raimund
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G’day Dave

I’m trying to help a family member save for home re-watching, an internet-streaming tv show about gardening and cooking. He saw it on live tv and sees the stream online but would like to have it on his mac or pc for viewing again.

I use Quicktime to do the screen recording with audio coming in through SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba, then use the Export function in Quicktime to reduce the file size as necessary.


Cheers, Raimund



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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

David Nuss
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Norm-thanks for the tip on Capto.

Alia-thanks for the Snagit suggestion.

Raimund-
I use Quicktime to do the screen recording with audio coming in through SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba, then use the Export function in Quicktime to reduce the file size as necessary.

I’m not clear on how you’re making the 'audio coming in’ to QT. I have SoundSource and other audio utilities, I can’t figure out how to tell QuickTime to use them for the audio portion of a Screen Recording. Do you record simultaneously and sync them later somehow? Or should SoundSource be a drop-down audio source option in QuickTime?

Sorry to be so dense.

david




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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

Curtis Wilcox
On Jun 12, 2017, at 4:19 PM, David Nuss <[hidden email]> wrote:

Raimund-
I use Quicktime to do the screen recording with audio coming in through SoundSource from Rogue Amoeba, then use the Export function in Quicktime to reduce the file size as necessary.

I’m not clear on how you’re making the 'audio coming in’ to QT. I have SoundSource and other audio utilities, I can’t figure out how to tell QuickTime to use them for the audio portion of a Screen Recording. Do you record simultaneously and sync them later somehow? Or should SoundSource be a drop-down audio source option in QuickTime?

I haven't used SoundSource but you can do this using the free Soundflower extension and Audio MIDI Setup.app.


The example steps given on that page are for making an audio recording of whatever is playing in iTunes but really they are the steps that allow you to simultaneously hear *all* audio from your Mac and record it using QuickTime Player, regardless of source (audio alone or as the audio source for a screen recording).

If you wanted to record your Mac's audio output *and* a microphone input (e.g. if you're recording a video call), that might still be possible using only Soundflower and Audio MIDI Setup.app using the latter's Aggregate Device *and* Multi-Output Device options but I haven't tried it. For anyone who does that regularly, it's probably worth it to spend a little money on software that helps.




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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

Raimund
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Or should SoundSource be a drop-down audio source option in QuickTime?

G’day David

My apologies. As soon as I read “dropdown” in your message I realised I’d had a brain fade and put you wrong.

Of course it’s not SoundSource that I use for recording audio in Quicktime screen recordings, but another Rogue Amoeba app called Loopback Audio https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/ .

After installing Loopback Audio, add Safari or whichever apps you’re using as the primary playback (you only need to do this once). Then when you go to do a new screen recording in Quicktime, you’ll see a small arrow next to the Record button. Click it and you’ll get a dropdown. Select Loopback Audio as the microphone source, then record as usual.

Apologies again.

Cheers, Raimund



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Re: Bad keyword day searching for streaming video techniques

David Nuss
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Thanks for this Raimundo;

On Jun 14, 2017, at 12:00, [hidden email] wrote:

Of course it’s not SoundSource that I use for recording audio in Quicktime screen recordings, but another Rogue Amoeba app called Loopback Audio https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/ <https://rogueamoeba.com/loopback/> .

Loopback looks like the right tool, but $99 is a bit over budget for this small project. I already have Piezo and SoundSource, too bad those can’t do the same trick.

I downloaded two trial versions of screen capture apps, one is $30 and one is $50, so may go with the lower one, need to try out the trials and see.

Happy Trails!
dn



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