Best tool to record HDMI output

Rouxenator

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There is a streaming site using JWplayer and try as I may I cannot seem to download the stream. It uses DASH which sends out bursts of 3 seconds clips before starting a new stream, so you can't save it like you would on most other site. I decided that capturing is the best way and have looked at some devices on eBay for about R700 that can record HDMI in 1080p30 at 16mbps straight to USB. Now before I order one and wait a couple of months I would like to know if there are better alternatives or solutions. Perhaps even local sources of hardware that can do the trick?
 

agentrfr

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Can it play on your screen? Yes? Fraps will record it.

Otherwise why not try something like livestreamer piped to an .avi or separate video (x264??) and audio files
 
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Rouxenator

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It's the kind of site I cannot post here (NSFW) but I'll give Fraps a try. If a software solution can't do it I'll give those eBay capture devices a try.

Really annoys me that JWplayer is so complicated, but I get why they are doing it.
 

Rouxenator

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:D no, nothing illegal. Actually belongs to a friend of mine in the UK. I sent some props and got back some videos, but not all of the ones produced with the SA props I sent. So I figured stuff it, I'll buy a months membership and pirate the entire site.

I can PM you a link but just for that 1% chance he might search for his URL and find this thread I won't post it here. There is a preview on the site which uses JWplayer 8.x and this is how I discovered that I am up against a beast of a different nature.
 

GforceD

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You say best...
Elgato are probably the Gold standard for this, however Black Magic are really good as well.
Of course these are top market good so expect to pay top market prices.
The internal card are probably best but it all depends on your needs.


Edit: on reading the replies the wording of your post is terrible. You don't actually want to record the actual HDMI output.
If you have a nVidia graphics card use shadow play. In fact if you have Windows 10 you can use the game capture stuff too.
 
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Rouxenator

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I tried a lot of software, Fraps does not capture the video overlay and I encountered that with a few other apps too.

The one that works best is Flashback Recorded by Blueberry Software. Now best is a term I use loosely here because I am running a low power AM1 Athlon 5370 (quad 2.2ghz) and it can't really do full screen 1080p30 capturing smoothly. Now I do plan to upgrade once the new AM4 Ryzen based APUs come out so I'll give this a try again then.
 

Gwheeler

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Hi Guys... noob here.
I have a Avermedia Gl310 LGP Lite Game Capture and Streaming Box that i want to sell... if anyone knows of someone interested. give me a shout.
its brand new un-opened box.

Thanks
 
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