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How to download streamed video?

I want to be able to download video that is streamed to me via a browser. In this case internet explorer. How do I do this?
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Mark Epstein

8/22/2022 - Mon
Sam Jacobs

I use the open-source program OBS Studio.
Mark Epstein

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Can you please give me some guidance how to use this? I have minimal understanding of video streaming
Sam Jacobs

Here's an article on it (scroll down or search for Open Broadcaster Software):
https://www.howtogeek.com/183231/how-to-record-your-desktop-and-create-a-screencast-on-windows/

Here's a pretty good YouTube video on it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7teWxV5BCE
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Mark Epstein

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I watched a couple tutorials. I am having a problem getting the window of the browser to appear in the OBS viewer. The stream I am trying to record is a box within a internet explorer browser window. Can you please give me some guidance here?
Sam Jacobs

A bit tied up today, but will try to put together a step-by-step guide later tonight ...
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You are the best! Thank you so much Sam!
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Sam Jacobs

I'm trying to use OBS to record my IE11 window, but I'm just getting a blank screen.
Seems like others have the same issue.
I use Firefox and can record without any issues.
Do you need to use IE, or can you also use Firefox?
Mark Epstein

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Firefox will work fine.
Is there any advantage using OBS over Camtasia?
Mark Epstein

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Firefox doesnt work either
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I am naive to streaming. I thought that maybe there was a way to capture the video file as it came in, rather than do a screen capture. I will stick with Camtasia. Interesting, the audio did not record properly using IE, but worked fine with Chrome.

Thank you!!