What are the best Tools for recording videos from websites?

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    #1Loom

    Loom
    Loom is a minimalistic recorder that captures your screen, mic and even, if you want, the front-facing camera (a good option if you want to be a YouTuber). Oh, and unlimited recording time.
    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Doris Reid
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "A friend of mine suggested I try "Loom" to record videos from websites. She said it is the best thing ever. Maybe it is, but I am still trying to figure out how to use it. I am hoping to get the hang of this soon."
  2. 17

    #2Fotofriend - Video Booth

    Fotofriend - Video Booth
    Now it's easy to record a short video online with our webcam video booth. Capture video from your webcam with over 55 special effects. Make a short movie, download it, or upload it to YouTube.
    Software

    Web

    Free

    Randy Garrett
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "I needed to record a video from a website for my work. With Fotofriend - Video Booth, this software is specifically designed for use with a webcam and recording personal videos. Because I could not record the action going on the website, this product did not work for me. "
  3. 15

    #3Clipchamp

    Clipchamp

    Clipchamp is a Google Chrome extension and an online video editor that allows users to easily convert, compress, record, edit, and upload various video file types. It is instantly compatible with Gmail and Google Drive as well. 

    Software

    Web, Chrome

    Free

    Debra Morris
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Not only am I getting a great app to record video but the privacy settings are fantastic. I feel like this app is the safest while not compromising features."
  1. 14

    #4Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic

    Screencast-O-Matic is a free screen recorder which is used by many educators as a tool for creating instructive demos or tutorials on PC. Users can also add narration using a microphone.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Roger Powell
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I used this to record some tutorials for Office 365 at work. It worked pretty well most of the time, and it let me save the video directly to my computer, upload it to YouTube, or upload it to the proprietary cloud service provided with the software. I didn't have any issue with it, but since we already use some other software for this service (corporate license), I don't think I'll use it further. It's good to know that other options exist at a low price."
  2. 11

    #5Screencastify

    Screencastify

    Screencastify is a Google Chrome extension that enables users to record everything going on in one of their browser tabs or on their whole PC desktop. It records professional quality videos which can also be shared on YouTube.

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Ann Song
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This is a great program tool to record my screen on my laptop. It allows me to share my screen with clients and show my coworkers what I'm working on. It's really powerful, but doesn't use much cpu."
  3. 9

    #6Movavi Screen Capture

    Movavi Screen Capture
    Movavi Screen Captures is very simple to use that will get you professional-looking results
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Rachel Banks
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "My job requires me to capture my screen as I trouble shoot websites. Movavi Screen Capture has performed great. It's easy to use and free"
  4. 5

    #7Snagit

    Snagit

    Snagit is a software which allows users to record screen activities, take screenshots, and edit images. The software is considered by many to be the best screen-capture tool in the market and even offers a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.95

    Gao Tian
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "Used to DL videos from the websites I go to, didn't know theres a tool to record those videos straight from the page itself. Good thing Snagit showed up on a sidebar ad while I was browsing lol"
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    #8Video Recorder

    Video Recorder

    Video Recorder is a free and secure online app with flexible settings for recording videos and taking pictures with your webcam. All you need is a web camera and a good internet connection. 

    Software

    Chrome

    Free

    Shreyas Nair
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "After visiting website, my security system automatically detected a malware threat and blocked any further exposure to this very corrupt website. I can't do any type of activity with a webpage that is incompetent as a threat to online security. This tool is a complete failure from the start and should never be trusted. This is simply a poor rehash of what is already available to any user with a web cam."
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    #9Open Broadcaster Software

    Open Broadcaster Software
    Open Broadcaster Software, also known as OBS, is a free and open-source program for video recording and live streaming. It supports YouTube, Mixer, and Twitch platforms. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Janet White
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I think this is great advice. I love OBS, it is great for mixing and the video and audio capacities are spot on. I used this for the first time a few weeks ago, and right away saw that even me (a video novice) could handle the app. Everything is streamlined and easy to use. You can even pick a light or dark theme. So, don't worry if you are easily intimidated by new recording apps. This one is easy and free."

Summary

Best What are the best Tools for recording videos from websites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LoomSoftware 23 Free
2Fotofriend - Video BoothSoftware 17 Free
3ClipchampSoftware 15 Free
4Screencast-O-MaticSoftware 14 Free
5ScreencastifySoftware 11 Free
6Movavi Screen CaptureSoftware 9 Free
7SnagitSoftware 5 Paid
8Video RecorderSoftware 1 Free
9Open Broadcaster SoftwareSoftware 0 Free
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