Q&A How to record YOUTUBE live stream online?

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No it’s a live stream which is continuous that never stops.We can watch it for last 4 hours but it doesn’t save on YouTube.its a live stream broadcast of a TV Channel
 
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youtube-dl and probably with an addition of ffmpeg will get the job done.

There's also GUI frontend out there if you're not really comfortable with cmd.
 

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Do you want to Record your own content and stream to YouTube?
> YouTube
Stream options and Enable DVR.

If you have your own software set-up it can save directly to your local drive, as well as a livestream to YouTube.

Or did you mean to save someone else's livestream?
 
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Do you want to Record your own content and stream to YouTube?
> YouTube
Stream options and Enable DVR.

If you have your own software set-up it can save directly to your local drive, as well as a livestream to YouTube.

Or did you mean to save someone else's livestream?
He said he wants to record the live stream of the TV channel.
No it’s a live stream which is continuous that never stops.We can watch it for last 4 hours but it doesn’t save on YouTube.its a live stream broadcast of a TV Channel
 
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Since everyone insist that it's not possible, let me say this one more time. Livestream video can be downloaded with the help youtube-dl. Of course it's not a straight forward task and require some reading through the manual. But I assure you, it can be done.

  1. Grab the executable from here: rg3/youtube-dl
  2. Also download ffmpeg, nightly or stable are equally fine. Builds - Zeranoe FFmpeg
  3. Put them in the same directory and add the directory to your PATH.
You can find an example of this case from here: How do you use youtube-dl to download live streams (that are live)?

youtube-dl is a very powerful tool and it supports many sites, not just youtube. You can even use it to watch stream directly from your favorite media player instead of your browser. I use it in conjunction with mpv mainly to watch twitch livestream.

And last but not least, refer to youtube-dl manual for further explanations and detailed options.
 
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Since everyone insist that it's not possible, let me say this one more time. Livestream video can be downloaded with the help youtube-dl. Of course it's not a straight forward task and require some reading through the manual. But I assure you, it can be done.

  1. Grab the executable from here: rg3/youtube-dl
  2. Also download ffmpeg, nightly or stable are equally fine. Builds - Zeranoe FFmpeg
  3. Put them in the same directory and add the directory to your PATH.
You can find an example of this case from here: How do you use youtube-dl to download live streams (that are live)?

youtube-dl is a very powerful tool and it supports many sites, not just youtube. You can even use it to watch stream directly from your favorite media player instead of your browser. I use it in conjunction with mpv mainly to watch twitch livestream.

And last but not least, refer to youtube-dl manual for further explanations and detailed options.
Ok, it can be done, but do you really think that an average PC user will know how to set this up?
 
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Ok, it can be done, but do you really think that an average PC user will know how to set this up?
There's difference between impossible and tricky/difficult.
I didn't mean any offense to you or anybody else.
But IMO we shouldn't dismiss other possible solutions to certain problem just because it's a difficult option.
 
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If it still works, posted in 2016.
How To Download YouTube Videos Using VLC Media Player

Don't some here use media downloaders, such as EagleGet etc.
Yeah, VLC is a possible option too. But I've only ever tried it on VOD, not sure about livestream. Can't test it because I don't use VLC anymore nowadays.

EagleGet doesn't work on livestream. I have it and it still can't download livestream even with the latest update.
 
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