How to record RTMP stream

Are you a sucker for online TV episodes, shows and movies? You must have known some famous websites contain those resources, like Hulu, ABC, OVGuide, NBC, xfinityTV and Crackle. Besides, for watching videos offline, many people have installed video record plug-ins or applications. However, sometimes probably all of them will fail you. Namely, none of them can download video for you as usual.

Why do you fail to download videos?

Because the websites over which you stumble are using RTMP protocol instead of HTTP for streaming videos. After some attempts to find workable tools and tricks, then you will find that it’s more difficult to record rtmp stream than you can imagine. In this article I will offer you some directions and solutions to record rtmp streaming video from Internet.

What is RTMP protocol?


RTMP stands for real time messaging protocol, which was developed by Adobe Corporation, is also a proprietary protocol that can be encrypted with security technology. Video websites can use RTMP protocol or its variations, like rtmps or rtmpe to protect videos from downloading. Thereby, normal software and methods are not the solutions to record rtmp video.


Get the limitless download ability from RTMP Stream Recorder

 If you are a heavy video downloader, you just can’t miss the almighty video record, convert and edit suite. It will gain you ability to record rtmp stream from abundant good online movies, TV series, animations or any other viral video resources.

Directions of how to record rtmp streams

As a matter of fact, the pre-activated video recorder of the utility can easily deal with your common needs. In another word, it is capable of recording YouTube video and extracting flash video from Dailymotion, Videobash, Collegehumor, VideoBB, Aol, Break, etc.

In order to record rtmp flash video stream, you need to choose Advanced Video Recorder and manipulate as below:
choose advanced video reocrder

When you open the built-in video browser, actually you will be directly provided a quick guide of how to use it. Go over it and you will know how RTMP Stream Recorder works for you as well.

1. Enter the link of your wanted rtmp video into the address bar, which is at the top of the browser, then hit “Go” tab and the video webpage will be opened within browser.

press go icon

2. In a short time after the video is being played, the rtmp video URL will be detected and added to download at fast speed. How much time you will take to download the video also depends on the video size or length.

Import videos you like one by one as above steps, then you will be able to record rtmp stream in batch. It’s very time effective.

Extra bonus: The tedious downloading process is too long, isn’t it? Just watch the wonderful movie or hot web series and show you are downloading. The smart RTMP Stream Recorder facilitates you to enjoy videos instantly while downloading.

play video while downloading it

Convert RTMP videos for Apple products and any other portable devices

Add downloaded rtmp video streams to convert region, and you will be able to convert them to the video formats that compatible with your specific mobile video-playing gadgets, like iPhone 4S, new iPad, PS3, XBOX, HTC or Nokia smart phones.

Record RTMP video on Screen

The screen recording method is different from video file download method, but it’s also a feasible way of which you can make use. More extensive and precise usages of the “Record Screen” feature, you can check out the post Online Video Grabber.