YouTube live stream allows YouTuber to start streaming videos in real time. But for audience, they can't assure the live stream videos will be recorded and archived to look back.Worse still, the YouTuber may delete it or change the setting of the archive. Besides, for different live stream types, YouTube will provide different archive lengths. If the stream exceeds archive length, it may not be captured at all.


Based on the above, how to ensure that you get a full live stream video to playback? The best approach is to record a YouTube live stream from the beginning to the end using a screen recorder. Here, we will show you how to record YouTube live streaming with VideoSolo Screen Recorder.


How to Use VideoSolo Screen Recorder to Record YouTube Live Stream

It's so powerful to record all the screen movements including YouTube live stream videos, music, and any other videos on Mac/Windows computer. Of course, it can also record other platforms' live streaming. The quality of the recorded video is almost as perfect as the original. Then you can look back the video without any trouble! Any state of YouTube live streams can be easily recorded with VideoSolo Screen Recorder, then you can transmit and playback the video in all kinds of devices.

Record Past Live Streaming and "Live Now" Streaming


Step 1. Click "Video Recorder" to Capture Screen and Audio

To record the YouTube live stream, you will need to capture the picture and sound through video recorder. If you just want to record the audio in YouTube live stream, click "Audio Recorder" and learn through How to Record Audio from the Internet (Include Streaming Music and Radio).

Main Interface of VideSolo Screen Recorder

Step 2. Adjust the Recording Area

Using "Custom" to hover over the YouTube live stream region you want to record. Remember the "System Sound" button should be toggled on and set proper system volume. For avoiding noise, you'd better turn off the microphone.

Select Live Stream Recording Region

Step 3. Adjust Output and Hardware Acceleration Settings

Now, go to "Preference" by clicking the icons which parallel to "Video Recorder". Tap on Output. You have the option to record YouTube live stream in lossless quality and 60fps frame rate. VideoSolo Screen Recorder also enable you to have hardware acceleration. It can not only reduce system load but also allows high-definition video to be recorded quickly and achieves high compression. And you must reserve enough computer memory if you select high-definition.

Notice: You can also decide on audio format and quality in "Output" tab if you record live stream audio.

Preference Output

Step 4. Start Recording in One Click

Click "REC", then recording begins. While the recording, you will be able to capture the full screen of the YouTube live stream video if you hide the floating bar. By the way, if you don't want to sit by computer to wait its ending, you can set record length on the tool bar. Click the "Clock" icon, fill in the time length you want.

Start Recording

Record YouTube Live Stream That Hasn't Started Yet

VideoSolo Screen Recorder enables users to record videos automatically. It means that you don't need to sit by the computer to wait the beginning of the YouTube live stream and then record. YouTube will show the beginning time of live stream. Therefore, you can click "Task Schedule" to set in advance. But this function is only pushed out in the Windows version.


Enter into the main interface of VideoSolo Screen Recorder. You can find the function "Task Schedule" is on the bottom column. Then You need to tap on "Add new task". Set its start time and stop time. Please note that you should make the recording settings before you create the task. In addition, a detailed guide is provided for you to know more details on "How to Use Task Schedule".

Task Schedule Settiing

When time is up, the recording will start automatically. It's very convenient for you to record the live stream automatically such as radio or sport show at night.


In summary, you are able to record any kinds of YouTube live stream with VideoSolo Screen Recorder. With the function "Task schedule", recording live stream at any time is a piece of cake! You can also look back the video infinitely, no longer worry about losing the archive of the YouTube live stream. Hope this article help you!