As you’ve probably noticed the majority of videos that you may watch on websites nowadays tend to be online streaming videos. That means that while it is convenient to watch them, if you were hoping to ‘save’ a particular video so you could watch it later without having to be online – you may run into issues.

The only surefire way to be able to save videos from websites regardless of whether they’re online streaming videos or not is to record them, and then save them onto your Mac. For that you’ll need a screen recorder, and there is none that will make it easier to carry out video capture on Mac than Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac.

How to Start Recording a Video From a Website

Needless to say the first thing that you should do is download Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac and install it. All you need to do is run the installation file and follow the simple step by step instructions to set it up.

Once installed you should open up the webpage with the video that you want to record, but don’t press play or pause it if it automatically starts to play. Instead, launch Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac and click and drag your mouse cursor to draw a frame that encompasses the website video.

That frame that you drew denotes the part of your screen that will be recorded, so you should adjust its size and position until it fits as precisely as possible. If you intend to watch and record the video in full screen you could select your display in the presets under the ‘Capture Area’ list on Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac’s interface.

On Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac’s interface you should also check that the ‘System Audio’ icon is highlighted so that the audio from your speakers (i.e. the website video’s audio) will be recorded. It should be highlighted by default but if it isn’t just click on it to toggle it.

If you’d rather not sit around and wait for the video to be over so that you can stop recording, you can set a timer to automatically stop it after a fixed duration. To do so, click on the ‘alarm clock’ icon on Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac’s interface and set the timer to match the duration of the video.

In any case all that remains is to click ‘REC’ to start recording and then click ‘Stop’ later on when the video is done (if you didn’t set a timer). The video will automatically be saved, though you can trim out any unwanted parts in the ‘Preview’ window that appears and save it again or using a different format if you prefer.

As you can see there’s nothing complicated involved in recording videos from websites with Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac and it should just take minutes to set it up. Simply put you now have an easy way to save any videos that you would like from any website at all.