Overview on Capturing Streaming Video
Streaming Video doesn't work like other types of internet media -
usually you can right click on a link or an image, and save it as
a file to your PC. Streaming was invented as a way to deliver multimedia
(audio and video) over the internet without overloading the web server.
It also had the advantage of being hard to capture, making media pseudo-copy
Today, there are a few wonderful tools that can capture all kinds of
streaming video. The articles on this site tell you how to use the best
software for capturing streaming audio and video.
Streaming video comes in four major flavors: Windows Media, Real, Flash
and QuickTime. Below are guides for capturing these formats:
If you're looking for one software program to capture as many of these
formats as possible, check out Replay
A/V. This handy software can also capture audio, and it will
even convert video and audio files to all the popular output formats,
Recording DRM Video
Some streaming formats are copy protected using DRM (Digital Rights
Management). This means that stream capture programs won't work. However,
you can make
screen capture videos of almost anything that appears on your PCs
display, including any kind of streaming video. The playback quality
might not be as good as the original, but you will be able to capture
whet you see.
See this article: How to Make
Screen Capture Videos for more details.