How to record your desktop screen or gameplay on Windows ? How to use ChrisPC Screen Recorder v 2.00 ?

On many occasions, as an internet computer user or computer geek you need a set of programs that make your life easier, more enjoyable and smooth: a kind of a toolbox. We all have such a toolbox on our desktop PC, laptops and nowdays even on our smartphones or tablets: from a favourite MP3 player, to your photo viewing and processing app, a movie player, your file browser or back-up software, a YouTube file downloader, a screen recorder and so on.

ChrisPC Screen Recorder will make your day-to-day private and/or professional life more simple and practical while using a Windows PC or laptop.

This is not only a useful tool to make screenshots or save videos like its name says, but think of all possibilities. With Screen Recorder, there is a safe and easy way of saving video streams from sources you cannot save/download directly, from your computer’s browser for example.

Furthermore you can record tutorials for your friends, family, employees or students. Why explain to your remote colleagues from the East Coast how to operate a spreadsheet or a word processor hidden feature in an email or by phone when you can upload a video on YouTube with the steps recorded in a clip on your laptop? It’s faster, right? And re-usable. It’s an easy way to help your friends, students or parents.

Easily share and spread your know-how and computer skills with the desktop recording features of ChrisPC Screen Recorder. Your recordings of the desktop screen are available for editing and publishing after recording is finalized.
Screen Recorder has the options to edit out parts from the beginning and/or ending of the recorded clip so you can decide on the final version.

You can simply add custom text or a picture watermark to your recordings with the PRO version. Watermarking can be your best option to avoid being copied or to indicate the source of the recording and have your personal/professional touch like a text or logo image with the attributes font, color desired, and position.

ChrisPC Screen Recorder is a freeware software for non-commercial use. Some features of the software may be limited or unavailable in the free version. To enable all the features you need to upgrade to the ChrisPC Screen Recorder Pro version.

To find out the differences between the two versions, check the feature comparison page.

What is HLS M3U8 ? Learn how to download M3U8 video stream 🎞️ and how to download YouTube live event ✨?

HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol implemented by Apple Inc. as part of its QuickTime, Safari, OS X, and iOS software.

It resembles MPEG-DASH (MPD) in that it works by breaking the overall stream into a sequence of small HTTP-based file downloads, each download loading one short chunk of an overall potentially unbounded transport stream. As the stream is played, the client may select from a number of different alternate streams containing the same material encoded at a variety of data rates, allowing the streaming session to adapt to the available data rate. At the start of the streaming session, HLS downloads an extended M3U8 manifest playlist containing the metadata for the various sub-streams which are available.

How to download HLS – M3U8 video stream?

ChrisPC VideoTube Downloader Pro version 10 has improved detection for M3U8 Recorded video stream and also for Live events. Depending on your Internet connection, the download speed is up to 15x times faster than watching your favorite show in your browser.

While browsing and playing the desired video content in the embedded browser, Link Finder engine detects and displays all URLs to video content, indicating the video type and the URL where the video content is located for each video found. You have then the option to add the URLs to the download list and start the download.

Beside M3U8 HLS manifests, Video Link Finder also detects other popular streaming protocols like RTMP,  HDS (HTTP Dynamic Streaming – F4M), MPEG-DASH (MPD), HLS (HTTP Live Streaming – M3U8) and VOD files (Video-On-Demand files like MP4, MP3, FLV, AAC etc).

What is MPEG-DASH 🎬? How to download MPD video files 📺?

Nowadays many sites start using the MPD manifest instead of well known M3U8 and F4M.

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH,  is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers.

The multimedia file is partitioned into one or more segments and delivered to a client using HTTP.  For the client, aka video player, to know each segment position, a media presentation description (MPD) file describes segment information: timing, URL, media characteristics like video resolution and bit rates.

How to download MPD manifests?

ChrisPC VideoTube Downloader Pro version 10 comes with improved detection for MPD files and has up to 15x times increased download speeds.

It’s really easy to use, launch Link Finder engine, navigate to your video and the video will be detected.

Once the MPD is detected, you have to add it to download list and start the download. It will create a MP4 video file you can watch in any media player software.

Where to watch the PyeongChang 2018 🏅 Olympic Winter Games ? 🌍🏑

The Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony just took place yesterday in PyeongChang, South Korea. You probably want to watch some skiing, hockey, curling and some ski jumping 🙂

So we made a list with the websites you can watch live or replay/recorded the Winter Games!

Keep in mind that this will work depending on your location or you can just use a proxy or VPN to “teleport” yourself in the right location to view the website you want.

Watch Winter Olympics Games on BBC Sports:

If you live in United Kingdom or use a UK Proxy or VPN you can enjoy whole events on this website:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics

Watch Winter Olympics Games on NBC Olympics:

If you live in U.S.A or use a U.S.A. Proxy or VPN you can enjoy whole events on this website:  http://www.nbcolympics.com

Watch Winter Olympics Games on CBC.ca:

If you live in Canada or use a CA Proxy or VPN you can enjoy whole events on this website:  https://olympics.cbc.ca/

Watch Winter Olympics Games on RTS.ch:

If you live in Switzerland use a Swiss Proxy or VPN you can enjoy whole events on this website:  http://www.rts.ch/sport/jo/pyeongchang-2018/

Of course if you want to watch it later offline you can always download your favorite winter event video using ChrisPC VideoTube Downloader Pro.

 

9 YouTube Facts You Didn’t Know About

Everyone nowadays has heard of YouTube. Want to search for a tutorial? You go to YouTube. Want to watch and listen to some music? the answer is the same: YouTube.

But I guess you didn’t know about these facts:

1. YouTube started as a Dating Site 🙂

Crazy, right? It’s true! They have started YouTube as a Dating site back in 2005, you can check this by yourself using the Wayback Machine.

2. You can create YouTube Playlists

This is one of the powerful feature of YouTube. You can create as many YouTube Playlists as you want with your favorite videos, TV show, news videos and so on.

3. First Video was uploaded in 2005

The first ever YouTube Video was uploaded on april 23rd, 2005 by Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube.

4. You can download YouTube videos to watch them offline

There are moments when you want to download some nice videos either music video clips, news, tutorials, cartoons, documentaries and/or even (old) good movies.
Why? Because you want your favorite collection of videos with you when you are offline: on the beach on a remote island 😉 or when flying.

Now how to do that? Simple just download this Free Tool.

5. Every minute, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube

6. YouTube has over a billion users and rising each day.

7. YouTube was founded by 3 former employees of PayPal

8. Google bought YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars just 18 months after YouTube’s creation

9. 60% of YouTube’s 1000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany