Streaming Video Recorder Review [Gotd]

7 Gen/10

Streaming Video Recorder is a software program for the Windows operating system that can be used to automatically download videos from popular video portals such as Youtube, Dailymotion or Break but also Internet TV streams offered by NBC, BBC or CBS. The program will sit quietly in the background after startup monitoring the Internet traffic. It will notify the user if videos have been discovered and start downloading them immediately. This happens for instance if the user watches a Youtube video.

Automatic downloads might on the other hand not be the best solutions as the program starts the automatic download of all versions of a video if multiple versions are offered on the same site. That’s highly redundant and it is recommended to switch to manual downloads to avoid this problem. An option to select the video quality that should be downloaded would be welcome.

The videos that have been recognized by Streaming Video Recorder are listed in its interface along with information such as the name, file size or url to the file. Videos that have been downloaded can be played directly with a double-click which will open a build in video player that is offering basic controls.

The lower half of the recording interface contains links to popular videos on Youtube, Metacafe and Break which are displayed as thumbnail previews. A click on a thumbnail will open the video page in the default web browser which in turn will trigger the recognition in the recorder. A direct way of downloading those videos would be helpful as well.

But recording is no the only option that Streaming Video Recorder provides. The program can also convert videos into different formats. The handling is again not optimal as videos can only be added by clicking on the add button. It would be nice if videos that have been downloaded could be selected for conversion directly (a right-click on the videos in the Record window does that but it would be nicer if the videos would appear there directly or if there would be an option to automatically convert downloaded videos).

Videos that have been added can be previewed in the window. All it takes to convert the videos is to select one of the available profiles which range from general video and audio conversions to device specific conversions for devices like the iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox, Wii, Nintendo DS or HD Video.

The settings button can be used to finetune the selected conversion profile which includes making changes to the frame rate, bitrate, resolution or encoder.

Streaming Video Recorder works on many different video portals. It fails however (like everything else) when it comes to downloading Vevo videos or other streams that use encryption. The program works as intended although its usability could be increased by making some changes to the program.

The software is available for free today at the Giveaway of the Day website and afterwards at the developer’s website.

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  1. Thanks for the review….

    Inserito da Streaming Video Recorder | aprile 13, 2010, 11:05
  2. What about me,i use Macvide ScreenCap. It’s prog allows you to capture and record video or audio.Try

    Inserito da Kim | giugno 18, 2010, 13:49


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