If you have ever wondered about downloading a Live streaming YouTube, then you must have googled about them. Sometimes, it’s the news Channel live streaming that you want to download. Other times, you want to download the event which is streaming live on that platform. The popular extensions and software do not work for downloading live streaming videos. And this is why we have come up with this post. We are going to tell you how you can download such videos, that too for free.

  1. In order to download the streaming video on YouTube, you need to first install the free and open-source software. Streamlink is the software that we are talking about here.

2. When you have installed the software, all you have to do is copy the URL of the Youtube live video that you want to download.

3. Then you need to open the command prompt and paste the live streaming video in the proper syntax. The proper syntax is show below.

streamlink https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_adyKqfKHrE best -o “desktop/4.mp4”

In the above e.g. Streamlink is the name of the software that we are using in the command prompt.

The URL of the YouTube is the one of live streaming video which we want to download on our computer or Laptop

The word “Best” tells the software to download the highest resolution of the streaming video that is provided by the uploader. Usually most videos these days are provided with the best resolution of 720p.

Once you press ENTER after pasting the syntax as shown in the above yellow background color, then the download will start. The best thing about using this software is that the video will continue to download even if you close the browser.

Will this method work with other live streaming platforms other than Youtube?

There are many platforms that support this method. It is obvious that this method will only work on free platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion and not paid ones like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and etc. Streamlink keeps on adding the name of the sites for which this software becomes compatible. You can check the name of those sites on streamlink’s Github page.