Despite the program’s name, recording your desktop’s activity or any images coming via your webcam is but one of the many tasks that Streaming Video Recorder can perform. Thus, this comprehensive app can also download online videos for hundreds of sites and convert them into any of the multiple popular formats supported.
Recording, of course, is still an important part of the program’s functionality. You can easily make recordings of your desktop in full-screen mode, of a section of it only, of whatever action is taking place around your mouse pointer, of the image coming through your webcam, and even audio-only recordings of whatever is happening or whatever video is playing on your screen. The program comes with output profiles for various sizes and resolutions in either widescreen (16:9) or full-screen (4:3) modes, and even for specific Apple devices.
Streaming Video Recorder, though, comes with its own video download manager and a built-in Internet browser that will allow you to locate, select, and download your favorite online videos from any of the most popular and other not-so-well-known video sites. The program’s browser (under the Detect option of the menu) offers you direct links to YouTube, Vimeo, Ted, Dailymotion, and Vevo, though you can always navigate to your favorite portal or simply tell the program to find your video on the Web. You can also visit the program’s Library, where you’ll find recent, recommended, and popular video files that you may also be interested in downloading.
The conversion area is also worth visiting. Here you’ll find a media player and an extensive set of conversion presets both for video conversion and audio extraction tasks. Each media format opens a useful selection of suggestively-named output profiles (such as DVD Quality, Mobile Quality, HD 1080P, etc.), or you can look directly for your own device and the output presets compatible with it in the section provided.
As you can see for yourself, Streaming Video Recorder is much more than just one more desktop recording tool – it is an integral solution to create, download, convert, and play back your favorite videos.