There is also a free website available to save streaming video from the Internet and it does not include any software to download. Find a website that has the video you want to capture and then visit keepvid.com. At the top of the page, enter the video’s URL into the search box and it will determine if the site is compatible with the website the video is on. If so, it will ask you to change the name from .htm into .flv. It will download the video for you. You will then need an FLV player to watch the video.
It is also possible to purchase software to capture streaming video.
For Real Media video clips, including .rm, .ram, .ra and .smil streaming video, Replay A/V is a possibility. You can purchase the software from applian.com/replay-av for $49/95 as of October 2010. The software also offers the possibility of trying it before buying by allowing up to 5-minutes of video footage to be downloaded.
The software is easy to use, allowing the user to capture and save streaming video clips from the Internet, record audio clips and record radio or Internet TV with the click of a button.
For capturing streaming video from Windows Media applications, “WM Recorder" is available for purchase. The software is $49.95 as of October 2010, capturing Windows Media, Real and Flash streaming video. The software allows users to open the program and play the Internet video and it saves automatically to the user’s hard drive. The software is available for download at wmrecorder.com.