Multiformat stream recorders

Replay Media Catcher Editor’s choice! (Shareware – $49.95/Windows) – the only stream ripper/recorder that lets you capture streaming Video and .MP3 Audio from RTMP, HTTP, MMS and RTSP protocol servers. And it’s incredibly easy to use.

  • Window Media: .WMA, .WMV, .ASF, .ASX, .WAX, .WMX, .WVX (RTSP, MMS, HTTP protocols)
  • Real Media/Real Video/Real Audio: .RM, .RMJ, .RAM, .RA, .RMVB, .SMI, .SMIL, and .RPM (RTSP, HTTP protocols)
  • QuickTime video: .MOV (HTTP protocol)
  • rtmp:// Flash Video .FLV files
  • http:// Flash Video .FLV files
  • mms:// Windows Media files
  • rtsp:// Windows Media and Real Audio/Video/Media files
  • rtmp:// MP3 Audio
  • http:// MP3 AudioFlash video: .FLV (HTTP and RTMP protocol)With Replay Media Catcher you may now record/capture .FLV streaming videos from hundreds of popular places: Facebook, YouTube, ABC, NBC, New York Times, Reuters, FabChannel, TVGuide, MusicBox, Metacafe. For audio and music sites, Replay Media Catcher will capture the MP3 audio files as they stream down to your PC. It works great with sites like MySpace, Pandora, Grooveshark.Moreover Replay Media Catcher features “automatic naming” – it can figure out the names of most captured MP3 song files and FLV videos from the popular web sites.Replay Media Catcher is designed specifically to record/save/capture Flash (.FLV) streaming video and MP3 music. But it also supports stream capture of other protocols and formats:

WM Recorder can record more Windows Media streaming video and audio than any other stream recorder.

Platform: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Requirements: Real Player (for recording Real Media streams), Windows Media Player (for recording Windows Media streams).
Price: $49.95 (30 day unconditional money back guarantee). Try our readers top rated stream recorder for FREE today!

Jaksta Editor’s choice! (Shareware – $39.95/Windows) is a video stream downloader and audio/video converter. It supports popular stream formats and protocols. It can download streaming media including:

  • Flash video .FLV and .MP3 audio (HTTP and RTMP protocol)
  • Window Media (RTSP, MMS, HTTP protocols)
  • Real Media/Real Video/Real Audio (RTSP, HTTP protocols)
  • QuickTime video (HTTP protocol)
  • ShoutCast/Icecast radio stations
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  • Platform: Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000
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Replay AV Editor’s choice (Shareware – $49.90/Windows) – allows you to record almost any streaming audio and video instantaneously, or schedule recordings to happen automatically later. All the popular formats are supported, including:

  • Nullsoft video streams (AOL .NSV videos);
  • iTunes radio stations (Shoutcast compatible MP3 http streams. You can split and tag mp3 files automatically);
  • Windows Media audio and video streams (HTTP, MMS, RTSP);
  • Real Audio and Real Video streams (HTTP, RTSP);
  • QuickTime (HTTP);
  • Sirius and XM Online radio;
  • Flash Video (HTTP / .FLV);
  • Flash (HTTP / .SWF);

Net Transport 2.x (Shareware/Windows)
Net Transport can record:

  • Windows Media streams (.ASF, .ASX, .WMA, .WMV, …) through HTTP, RTSP and MMS
  • Real Media streams (.RM, .RA, .RMVB, .RAM, .SMIL) through HTTP, RTSP
  • QuickTime streams through HTTP
  • ShoutCast streams (.MP3, .NSV) through HTTP

Net Transport can postprocess metafiles (ASX, RAM, SMIL)
You can download password-protected files. BASIC and NTLM authentication is supported for HTTP, MMS and RTSP downloads. In addition, RN5 authentication works for RTSP downloads. Even OPIE (One Password In Everything) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) are also supported for FTP.
Shoutcast Metadata Protocol and MP3 broadcast streaming are supported.
Platform: Windows
The free trial period is 30 days.
Price: $29.95.

RipTiger (Shareware – $34.99/Windows) is a video stream downloader and audio/video converter. It supports all the most popular stream formats and protocols. Software Features:

  • Download/Rip/Record RTMP Flash Video
  • Download/Rip/Record HTTP Flash Video
  • Download/Rip/Record Windows Media (HTTP, MMS, RTSP)
  • Download/Rip/Record Real Audio/Video (HTTP, RTSP)
  • Download/Rip/Record MPEG, QuickTime, Streaming MP3 (Shoutcast)
  • Record multiple audio/video streams simultaneously

Platform: Windows.

HiDownload (HD) 7.x (Shareware/Windows)- is the leading download manager that download streaming media.
HiDownload(HD) allows you to download individual files (or lists of files) from the Web and FTP sites and MMS and RTSP sites at the maximum available speed, allow you download movies, music and mp3.HD can record:

  • Windows Media streams (.ASF, .ASX, .WMA, .WMV, …) through HTTP, RTSP and MMS
  • Real Media streams (.RM, .RMVB, .RA, .RAM, .SMIL, .SMI) through HTTP, RTSP
  • QuickTime streams through HTTP
  • Icecast/ShoutCast streams (.MP3, .NSV) through HTTP (can split and tag MP3 files automatically)

HD supports multi-threaded downloading with resuming capability
Downloading using multiple threads (especially video recording), shortens download period significantly (you can fully use your ISP bandwidth).

Platform: Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
The free trial period is 50 days.
Upgrades are free!

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MetaProducts Offline Explorer Pro (OEP) 4.7recommended for specific purposes (Shareware – $70/Windows) is an offline browser. It can download complete web-sites or just selected folders and/or file types at the highest possible speed.
Offline Explorer Pro can save the following streaming audio/video formats to hard disk:

  • Windows Media audio and video streaming (HTTP, RTSP and MMS protocols)
  • RealMedia/RealVideo/RealAudio streaming (HTTP, RTSP and PNM protocols)
  • QucikTime video streaming (HTTP protocol)
  • Nullsoft .NSV video streaming (HTTP and UNSV protocols)

Offline Explorer Pro can download streaming audio and video from your Windows Media Player, Real Player, QuickTime player to hard disk. Simply give it rtsp://, pnm://, mms://, unsv:// or http:// URL and watch the file from your hard disk. You can also download on-demand audio/video streaming with the highest possible quality even on a slow modem Internet connection.

Offline Explorer Pro support all modern Web technologies, including Flash, XML, Director, RealMedia, VRML, etc. You can browse, data mine, search, export to CD or perform other operations on downloaded sites using a clear, intuitive and convenient user interface

OS: Windows Vista/XP/98/ME/NT/2000
The free trial period is 30 days. W

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/VLC (Free/Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, BeOS …)
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. VLC can record some streaming content.

StreamBox VCR Suite 2.0 (Freeware/Windows)
StreamBox VCR can record:

  • Real Media streams through HTTP, RTSP and PNM
  • Windows Media streams through HTTP and MMS (very limited support)
  • QuickTime streams through HTTP (very limited support)

It supports HTTP Proxy servers and download resuming.

StreamBox VCR Suite 2.0 contains:

  • StreamBox VCR v1.0 Beta 2, Beta 3.0, Beta 3.1, Beta 3.1 SMF (outdated)
  • StreamBox VCR v1.0 Beta 3.1 SMF+
  • StreamBox VCR v1.0 Beta 3.1 SMF+turbo
  • StreamBox Ripper v2.009
  • RealAudio Renamer

Reading about Streambox VCR problems before downloading is recommended.