Recording Website Videos and Sound Bytes

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Blue Max, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Blue Max

    Blue Max Guest

    Can the Media Center or Media Player be used to record sound bytes or videos
    as they play?
    Blue Max, Mar 20, 2008
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  2. Blue Max

    Jaime Guest

    I'm confused, if you are running a video, you already have a recording.

    If you mean TV shows, yes with a tuner install, Media Center can record TV
    content, it can play FM radio as well, but does not have a record function
    for radio.
    Jaime, Mar 20, 2008
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  3. Blue Max

    Blue Max Guest

    I am referring to a means of recording a video or sound byte while it is
    playing. We want to save it to our hard disk for later enjoyment or for
    emailing. Other programs allow the user to record, or 'capture' (if you
    prefer), video and sound as it is being played by the player and saved to


    Blue Max, Mar 20, 2008
  4. Blue Max

    Jaime Guest

    You still aren't explaining where the video and sound is coming from, if it
    not already on your PC.

    Do you mean media from the internet?
    Jaime, Mar 21, 2008
  5. Blue Max

    Blue Max Guest

    Forgive me for not being more explicit. I assumed it would be understood
    that we are trying to capture internet content. Most players have the
    ability to record or 'rip' computer content, but our question refers to
    internet content available through news stories, YouTube, or other similar


    Blue Max, Mar 25, 2008
  6. Blue Max

    Jaime Guest

    Those type of videos and music are many times streaming media, normally they
    are sent and deleted from your system as viewed. This might be done for
    copyright reasons or to force you back to the site to view it again (and
    their ads).

    At some sites, you have the option to view or download and sometimes
    (depending on the media format), your can right-click and choose Save Target
    to download as a file, rather than just viewing. Occasionally if you check
    your Internet Cache, you will find them residing there as temp files, but
    usually that isn't the case.

    There are several 3rd party apps around you may be able to use, here's a
    couple of links to try.
    Jaime, Mar 25, 2008
  7. Blue Max

    Blue Max Guest

    Thank you Jaime, we certainly appreciated your suggestions and will explore
    the links you sent.
    Blue Max, Mar 26, 2008
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