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Top 4 Best YouTube Screen Recorders to Easily Capture YouTube Videos in HD

Recently, in addition to catching Pokemon for leveling up, another funny thing you may pay more attention is watching other game players' Pokemon videos on YouTube since their gameplay or tutorials will guide you to quickly discover and capture the Pokemon all around you. Desire to record those valuable Pokemon Go videos for offline playback?

When it comes to watching videos offline, most of experienced users who take video quality and copyright issue into consideration will suggest you to apply a functional screen recorder for YouTube videos to capture online YouTube videos rather than online download. Frankly, lots of people have no idea about how to the best one for YouTube among thousands of video tools. For the sake of fluently recording YouTube videos with original quality, in this guide, we list top 4 YouTube screen recorders for both Mac and Windows users.

Part One: Top 2 YouTube Screen Recorders for Mac

MacX Video Converter Pro

To easily record YouTube videos on Mac, you are suggested to apply a user-friendly HD screen recorder – MacX Video Converter Pro. This first-rate YouTube recorder for Mac provides users an efficient way to capture YouTube videos Mac and other non-downloadable online videos with untouched quality. Later, you can replay the recorded HD video on your computer or mobile devices without any limits.

BTW, you also can record a game walkthrough (Pokémon Go, World of Warcraft, World of Tanks, etc) or a tutorial on Mac for sharing on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter and more. >>> Tutorial to capture video games with sound.

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How to Capture YouTube Videos on Mac with the Best YouTube Screen Recorder for Mac

The preparatory work for recording YouTube videos is getting YouTube video recording software free download on your MacBook Air/Pro or iMac 4K/5K. Now, follow the below step-by-step guide to record online videos.

YouTube screen recorder

Step 1: Launch this HD video recorder and click "Screen Recorder" button on the main interface.

Step 2: Adjust YouTube video capture settings. In this step, you can choose "Keep Full Screen" or "Crop Region", adjust YouTube video quality to be recorded, tweak the video frame rate, add sound effect to your video and more.
Note: In order to successfully record YouTube videos, you'd better not adjust any setting in system sounds because your hearing will be affected by the volume increase.

Step 3: Press "Browse" button in output setting area to select a destination folder for saving the captured YouTube videos.

Step 4: Hit "Start Record" button to start to record YouTube on Mac. Of course, you are allowed to cancel the YouTube video record Mac process at any time.

For your reference: This Mac YouTube recording software is also a multipurpose video converter which can be used to convert YouTube video to HD/SD MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, etc. 180+ video formats for compatible with iPhone iPad Android devices, various media player or even web sharing sites. Besides, you also can apply YouTube screen recorder to edit the captured YouTube videos, for example, change background music, add subtitles to a YouTube video, merge separate videos into a new one, etc.

QuickTime Player

YouTube video recorder

Serving as a professional video player developed by Apple, QuickTime player can also be used as a free screen recorder for Mac. To be specific, this YouTube screen recorder is capable of capturing YouTube videos or other screen activities on Mac with audio. Certainly, full screen YouTube capture, audio record and movie record are all supported. And the most important thing is that QuickTime player is totally free.

Simple steps to capture YouTube video Mac with QuickTime player: Open QuickTime player and select file > New Screen Recording > Click the small triangle button to change video capture settings > Hit "Record" button to begin to capture video from screen.

Part Two: Top 2 YouTube Screen Recorders for Windows

Screen recorder for YouTube

No.1: CamStudio

Working as one of the most welcomed free Windows-based YouTube video recording software, CamStudio supports recording full-screen or a portion of YouTube videos in AVI with sound and converting the captured YouTube video file to SWF for sharing with others. Surly, this HD video recorder allows users to add some text comments to videos for personalizing your recorded YouTube video.

How to use CamStudio screen recorder YouTube: Launch CamStudio and click "Record to AVI" button on the right side > select the region area you wanna record > go to "Options" to set video options > hit red button to start to capture YouTube video.

Free screen recorder for YouTube

No.2: DVDVideoSoft Free Screen Video Recorder

Developed by DVDVideoSoft, Free Screen Video Recorder is another useful & free YouTube screen recorder for Windows. It is able to capture anything on the screen including onscreen changes, sounds from microphone, mouse movements, windows, objects and menus. And the recorded YouTube videos will be saved in MP4 format. No spyware and adware.

Effortlessly capture online video with free screen recorder for YouTube: Open Free Screen Video Recorder > press "Options" button to change default video record settings > select a region on computer to capture video (full screen, window, object and region).

Author: Candice Liu | Updated on Dec 20, 2018

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