Since online streaming video was first introduced Flash has been one of the most popular forms in which it was implemented. While there are other forms of online streaming videos available nowadays, Flash remains widely in use across social media, online video sharing platforms, and many websites.
The sheer amount of content that can be streamed in the form of Flash videos is pretty amazing, but just like any type of online streaming video – you need to be online in order to watch it. Most platforms won’t give you the option to ‘save’ or ‘download’ the content so that you can watch it offline, which will limit your options somewhat.
If you want to save online Flash videos so that you can watch them at your leisure the most effective way to do so is by capturing it off your screen. Although that may sound complicated, Movavi Screen Capture can actually make it straightforward and simple enough that you can do so in minutes.
Essentially you will have to set up Movavi Screen Capture to record the part of your screen where the Flash video is being streamed. While there are several ways that you could do that, the easiest is undoubtedly to just click and drag your mouse cursor to draw a frame encompassing it. Once you have drawn the frame you will be able to resize and reposition it, so there’s no need to worry if it is a bit off.
Alternatively Movavi Screen Capture will let you select a specific window to record, or utilize presets for common screen sizes. Within the presets you’ll find an option to record your entire screen – which may be best if the video being displayed in full screen.
Aside from the capture area, the only other setting that you need to look at is the audio source. In order for Movavi Screen Capture to record audio from the Flash video it needs to be set to capture the system audio – which should be on by default, but you can check to see if the appropriate icon is highlighted.
Assuming everything checks out you can start recording and play the Flash video whenever you see fit. Keep in mind there is a 5 second delay after you start recording, and play the Flash video accordingly. During the recording you can manage it by either using the on-screen controls, or the system of hotkeys that Movavi Screen Capture provides.
When you do stop the recording, the video will automatically be saved to your hard drive in MKV format. That being said if you would prefer it to be saved in a different format you can opt to do so, and simply select a format or use one of the hundreds of presets in Movavi Screen Capture to automatically optimize it for a particular device or platform.
In any case that should cover pretty much all you need to know to capture Flash videos that are streaming on the web and save them so that you can watch them as and when you see fit. If you would like more detailed instructions you can find more information here, but as you can see it is really quite easy to set up Movavi Screen Capture and start recording.