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 Post subject: Capture live stream
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:44 am 
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I'm looking for a free program that can capture a live streaming flash video. I tried the FLV program that MaxPC had in their November '08 issue, but it doesn't work with live streams. I've been looking around and have had some trouble finding one.

Something I thought about trying was changing the buffer size of the flash movie so that I can watch it for more than 3 seconds before it has to buffer again. Is there any way to make the buffer size big? My internet isn't very fast....well, it's dang slow. So when I watch videos on YouTube or whatnot I usually have it load for a while before I actually watch it, so I'm not interrupted part way through for it to continue loading.

Is there any way I can do this with a live steam?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:59 pm 
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What I do is to hit Pause as soon as the video starts. I let a whole lot of the video download and buffer before I hit Play again... at least one-third to one-half of the video. That gives me time to get my screen capture software going, and to eliminate unwanted pauses when new data is needed.

What do I use for screen capture? Freez is free, as is CamStudio. I usually use ZD Soft Screen Recorder, though.

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