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How to record streaming DivX video?

  1. Jan 12, 2006 #1
    How do I do this? Is there any free software. I have been looking for hours without any luck. Please help me, I really need to record this video soon.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2006 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Wait, do you want to record a video that is being streamed from some website.... or do you want to create a video so that you can stream to other people?

    I don't think divx is capable of streaming in the first place.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2006 #3
    The file type is actually called: "DivX Ticket File". It is a streaming video that I rented, therefore I only have a limited time to record it.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2006 #4
    I want to record the streamed video onto my HD.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2006 #5

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    Divx Ticket file? Never heard of it, sounds cool.

    You probably can't do it though... I remember a few yers ago wanting to record a .wma stream and i was told it just couldn't be done. Might want to google around for something like that.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2006 #6
    Dude, I have been googling for about an hour.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2006 #7
    Can't I just record everything that is on my screen? You know, like record me typing this now and every thing on my screen?
     
  9. Jan 12, 2006 #8
    Like using Camtasia? That could be possible, but I don't think I would recommend it. How long are these streaming videos?
     
  10. Jan 12, 2006 #9
    it is just one file, and it is about 1.5 hrs. Why wouldn't you recomend using that. And what is that thing you mentioned?
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2006 #10
    Will this Catmania program work?
     
  12. Jan 12, 2006 #11
    I downloaded this Catmania program, and i can only figure out how to capture still images. How do you get it to catpture video?
     
  13. Jan 12, 2006 #12
    I got it to capture the video, but with no audio? Can you not record both audio and video?
     
  14. Jan 12, 2006 #13
    You can record audio, I believe. I am unsure about Camtasia because I believe if you want good quality, you will end up with HUGE file sizes for long videos.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2006 #14
    In purely technical terms it is possible to capture and save the file (its all just data after all) but I don't know of any programs that can do this. The fact is, the media companies don't want you doing this for obvious reasons. Anyone who wrote a program to do this would likely get slammed with lawsuits.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2006 #15

    Pengwuino

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    1.5hours of recording what is on your screen would just plow through your hard drive like nobodys business. A fully compressed ~640x480 video at 1.5 hours is probably 1GB. Now a normal desktop these days is either 1024x768 or 1280x960 which would be like 3-4GB. What you'll be dealing with, however, is uncompressed video. That is when you start talking about tens or hundreds of GBs of data
     
  17. Jan 12, 2006 #16
    Ahh, I missed the video length. I agree with Pengwuino, 1.5hrs is way too long.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2006 #17

    Pengwuino

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    Speaking of big ass file sizes... anyone see that dell XPS commercial where they are offering terrabyte hard drives? What idiot buys dell off a tv and actaully needs ... hell more then 100GB let alone a terrabyte?
     
  19. Jan 12, 2006 #18
    I have a few hundred gigs on one of my harddrives to spare. I am not worried about the size.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2006 #19
    Beer companies also don't want people to brew there own beer, but that doesn't stop the millions of people that brew dope in their own home.
     
  21. Jan 12, 2006 #20

    Pengwuino

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    Hope that hard drive is fast enough to keep up with the writings.
     
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