Streaming Video Recorder can record video directly from your computer screen, which is often the solution when you need to grab those videos that you cannot obtain otherwise.
Fortunately, with this program, the procedure is very simple. First, open the page where the desired clip is shown. Then, use the application to select the specific screen area occupied by the video and start downloading it including background sound. The resulting video file is then stored on your disk in the WMV format.
Another solution is to use the built-in browser to go the video's URL and let the program detect and save RTMP/RTPME streams automatically, which is effective for such sites as Hulu, Netflix, CBS, PBS and ABC.
However, recording streaming video is not the only feature supported by this tool as it does far more things. First, it can download video clips from multiple video-sharing sites. Luckily, the tool works as a download manager supporting various jobs simultaneously. Besides, when a video URL is supplied, it can identify available formats to let you choose one of them, including 4K definition. It also has a built-in video search that allows using keywords and such filters as duration and categories.
Secondly, the utility allows converting video clips to other formats, even if they weren’t downloaded with it. Besides, it supports an extensive list of both source and output formats. What's more, there are multiple output presets conveniently arranged according to the devices that support them.
Thirdly, the program can be used to perform basic editing actions. These include cropping the video image, trimming a segment and merging various clips. Likewise, adding effects and subtitles is also supported. Finally, the program allows burning the resulting videos to DVDs or adding them to iTunes.
In general, Streaming Video Recorder has much more features than those suggested by its name. This is probably because its developer uses different names to sell the same product with only slight changes. My advice is to explore the program’s features carefully before spending any money on it.