Best methods to record Kodi 17.6 content for watching offline later

What are the best methods for recording content showing within Kodi 17.6 and saving it in a universal video format such as .AVI or .MPEG that can be watched later on a Windows, Mac, or Android device?

I will only be doing this with non copyrighted and non restricted content.

Are there any Kodi plug ins that will do this?
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
I don't know about recording within Kodi.
I do have an Android box and this is how I record HD output from it (and all devices).

I have a DVB Modulator for HD distribution throughout the house.
(I can switch the HD input between various sources).

I have various DVB TVs and PVRs around the house.
THIS one works well with a large external Hard Disk for HD recording.

When recording is completed, just connect the external Hard Disk to a PC for ....
> Immediate viewing (I use VLC Media Player)
> Editing (I use VideoReDo).
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Does anyone else know of any software programs or plugins that can do this?
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MereteCommented:
Kodi
refresh my memory this is a raspberry pi upgrade from the XBMC right and you installed it to what please?
smart TV?
Since your response is>that can be watched later on a Windows, Mac, or Android device?
Need to visualize what you have to help you.
Where is Kodi installed currently as there are many devices it can be installed to and those devices have capture abilities.
Maybe is you install Kodi to different devices save the programs to library and save that library to different devices.
Maybe some of these programs you like are also available on youtube?
Which can be downloaded.
https://kodi.tv/
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Kodi is installed on my Windows 10 laptop.

Now I need to know what are the best methods for recording content showing within Kodi 17.6 and saving it in a universal video format such as .AVI or .MPEG that can be watched later on a Windows, Mac, or Android device?

I will only be doing this with non copyrighted and non restricted content.

Are there any Kodi plug ins that will do this?
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MereteCommented:
Not really Knowledgeable, Kodi is just a media player, mp4 is the popular format.
Here in Australia with free to air TV there is IQ or On demand for most of the free to air channels, go online and watch those videos later
For example SBS
https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/
I dont use BBC but in other countries they have the iPlayer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/tv_missed_programme
I would use a DVR set top box and connect the raspberry pi with xbmc to my TV hdmi then using the DVR record what is on the screen of the TV just like you would with old VCR.
Have a look at this
Live TV and PVR/DVR Setup Guide
http://kodi.wiki/view/PVR
How to Watch and Record Live TV with Kodi and NextPVR
https://www.howtogeek.com/247311/how-to-watch-live-tv-on-your-kodi-media-center-with-nextpvr/

There is the plugins available for Kodi  1/3 party .
No recording
Here is the A to Z  plugins
https://kodi.tv/addons/plugins?page=1

To cover all bases for you.
All my purchased capture tools wouldn't run in windows 10 as the Aero was missing so rolled back to windows 7.
As it is still supported to 2020.
Windows 10 is limited with multimedia support as it runs as a service and wants the users to buy the tools as apps.
Windows 10 does have a desktop screen capture inbuilt the Game Bar desktop capture ,I tried it but didn't like it.
How to Record PC Gameplay With Windows 10’s Game DVR and Game Bar
https://www.howtogeek.com/219947/how-to-record-pc-gameplay-with-windows-10%E2%80%99s-game-dvr-and-game-bar/
http://au.pcmag.com/operating-systems-and-platforms/44814/news/how-to-capture-video-clips-in-windows-10

What worked flawlessly  for screen capture was DVDSoft screen capture still use and even donated 7 dollars as it's so good.
Download the free Studio and in that is 9 various tools
https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/ 
The screen capture aspect captures a small sized mp4 and you choose  from desktop or region.
Free Screen Video Recorder
https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Screen-Video-Recorder.htm
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Anil SharmaCommented:
Kodi version 17.5 had some bugs which is why Kodi 17.6 Krypton Update came into place, it is one of the biggest updates Kodi has ever launched. It removed many flaws of Kodi as one which you have discussed here also one caused in Windows 10 creators fall update, i suggest you to update to Kodi Krypton update, here is the link you will get step by step process with pictures and complete details about the update
https://crumbles.co/update-kodi/
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