How to record streaming video on a Win10 PC?

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Does anyone have a good solution for recording streaming video from the History Channel to a Win 10 PC?  I have tried some of the online solutions, like for you tube, but they won't work for the History Channel.  I guess because it is strictly streaming video!

I tried the Cyberlink Screen Recorder and it does work to record the video in the browser window, but the sound has to be cranked pretty high to hear it properly on playback.  
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I use a video capture recorder from Hauppauge which connects to the back of my satellite receiver and then to my computer via USB. It records the program as it's playing and saves it as an MP4 on the computer. Works for programs recorded on the DVR as well. As for streaming video and saving it to your PC I am only familiar with video capture cards that need to be installed in the computer.
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What I'm trying to do is record some episodes that I have missed.  I can stream them "on demand" so I can record early in the day when the internet isn't too congested.  I'm trying to find a good solution to record the streaming video on my pc.

What type output from your satellite are you using?  Do you have to swap cables around to do what you are doing?
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The device connects to the receiver via component cables and can record in 720p or 1080i. No swapping of cables required.
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Windows 10 has a built in video capture. Hit the windows key and G i believe. Works great.
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No, I would like to be able to keep using my computer while recording the streaming program.  As for the audio, ultimately I would like to use Plex and Roku to play my recordings to my TV and I don't want to have to adjust the volume up whenever I play one one of these recordings.

I'm looking at an open source program called OBS Studio that looks like it might do what I want.  Just haven't had time to get it dialed in yet.
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A lot of work for not having to adjust the volume accordingly.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Michael, I believe a video capture card is your best bet for what you are wanting to do. Unless you go with the Hauppauge PVR that connects to a satellite or cable receiver.
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The problem is I want to do it on my schedule, although I guess I could record the program from the satellite receiver using it's video on demand feature to play it on my schedule.   Have to give it some more thought, it might be simpler that way.
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I have managed to do pretty much what I was after using the free version of Cyberlink's  Screen Recorder 4.  I found I have to turn the PC vol all the way up but I can mute it and it still records properly.  One other problem is it also records system sounds, I had the Ring Doorbell software running and every time one of the Rings sensed motion, I got the alarm in the audio of the recording.  I'll just have to log out of the Ring software in the future. Other than that it works pretty well,  good video quality as long as the program is streaming properly.
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Though I have no personal experience with it, I keep seeing "GetFLV" mentioned for video capture.  It might be worth researching.  
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Thanks Gabe, I'll check it out.
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I wouldn't mess with GetFLV. There are tons of complaints about lack of support. Allavsoft is a program that I've heard good things about and it is continuously updated. Don't know if it would work with History Channel though.
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The Hauppauge PVR isn't cheap. I think I paid around $150 for mine but it works great. I've been able to get copies of tons of programs I've recorded off my satellite DVR and saved to my computer or external HDD.
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So, after you record them on the satellite DVR, you have to play them back to record them on the Hauppauge PVR?
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Correct. It records the program as it is playing and saves it to your PC. Works the same with live TV as well.