Add a download manager, an online video library, a video conversion tool, a video editor, and a media player to a versatile desktop recording tool and you’ll end up with Streaming Video Recorder. This flexible and full-featured utility offers much more than what its name implies, and only its video download and conversion capabilities widely exceed anyone’s reasonable expectations.
Installing this Apowersoft tool is like installing a suite of video-related apps. Each tab on the program’s main interface seems to take you to a full-fledged standalone new application, rather than to a simple menu option. Except for its editing functionality, which pales in comparison with the rest of the program’s functionality, every other feature is like a full app in itself. “Download” will take you to a comprehensive video download manager, with support for all the most popular video sites. “Detect” opens a built-in Internet browser, while other similar tools just add this functionality as a new feature to your default navigation tool. “Library” is an always up-to-date video library with the most recent, recommended, or popular online videos, complete with its own search engine for you to look for your own favorites. “Record” is the heart and soul of this app and it comes with everything you need to record your desktop activity and edit it. And “Conversion” alone offers you much more features and functions than many “video converters” in the market. The video detection tool and the online video library are probably the weakest features of all. Not that I don’t find them useful (even though the video detector seems to work intermittently), but I believe that they would be even more appealing if you could use them on your favorite browser instead.
Undoubtedly, the video recording tool is the program’s biggest asset. It is fully configurable, allowing you to choose the area of the screen you want to record, be it a playing video, a TV program or anything else. This means that you can also use this feature to create your own tutorials, to save your gameplay to a video file, or to produce high-quality presentations. The program’s editing functionality, limited as it may be, will let you fine-tune and personalize your videos before sharing them to social networks or storing them in the cloud directly from the app.
More than just a simple video recording tool, Apowersoft’s Streaming Video Recording is a comprehensive suite of video-related tools, media player included. It can download videos in all kinds of formats and resolutions from all popular sites, edit them, convert them into the format of your choice (including audio-only formats), and help you share them online in a breeze.
- Includes basic video editing features.
- Comprehensive video converter.
- Extracts audio from video files.
- Download manager.
- Supports all popular video sites.
- Records all your desktop activity.
- Online video library.
- Detects and downloads online videos
- Video detection fails occasionally.
- Limited editing functions