FREE Method of downloading Youtube Live Streaming Videos ✅

You Tube Live Streaming Download Tips

Ever since live streaming has become popular on Youtube (and on other platforms), you must have looked to download some of your favorite live streaming videos online.

However, if you have used much software in the past, then you must have known that almost all of them do not work perfectly. In fact, most of the software does not download live streaming youtube videos. But today we will show you how you can download such videos without any extension, and with light-weight free software.

Can you download Youtube live streaming online videos for free?

Absolutely Yes, you can. And in fact, you don’t even need an extension or buy a paid software. We have looked for many paid software online but couldn’t find any credible evidence or review of them where we can see that those software actually worked.

Free software Youtube live streaming video downloader

So what is this software that we are talking about? The answer is Streamlink. You can download this free and open-source software from Github

Step by Step Instruction on how to download the Youtube Streaming videos with free GitHub software

  1. First, you need to download and install the software. Once you have installed the software, you will get a message like the one shown in below image

  2.   Now, simply copy the URL of the live streaming video on Youtube that you want to download.
  3. For e.g. is the URL of live streaming video that we want to download
  4. Open Command Prompt as administrator and Paste the live streaming URL in between the command code as shown

    The command is: –   streamlink best -o “desktop/1.mp4”

    Paste the URL between the command code like as shown below

    streamlink best -o “desktop/1.mp4”

And then Press Enter

The video will then start to download in the best streaming quality (as provided by the live streamer on Youtube). Check below image

Image of video getting downloaded from Youtube Live Streaming

The video will then download until you close the Command Line Prompt. You can, however, close the browser and the video will continue to download in the CMD

Understanding the Syntax of this free streaming downloader

streamlink best -o “desktop/1.mp4”

In the above code

Streamlink is the name of the software
Then we have the URL on Youtube where live streaming is going on
The command code “best” extracts the highest resolution that the video is being streamed at YouTube
-o refers to as output
“desktop/1.mp4” is the destination where we want to save the video

Note : – There is only one space between each syntax of the above code.

Advantages of this free Github software for downloading streaming videos.

This software can download streaming videos not only from Youtube but from many other popular platforms. The List of other websites on which these software works is provided somewhere on the streamlink Github section. You can check that out for yourself.

It is very light on memory resources.

Once the videos start to download, you can close the browsers and the video will continue to download in the CMD


Sometimes, the video downloading stops on its own but that is very rare, like once in 20 downloading sessions. This happens because either there is a bug in the software or the URL of live streaming has been changed by the streamer.

Final thoughts!

We hope that from now on, you will be able to download the Youtube live streaming videos with ease. We have downloaded several videos using this method and it has been so much more efficient and easy than any other method that we have tried.

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  1. It will work when the live streaming will start. If u want to check then test this method on channels which are live streaming something currently.

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  5. OK, I am a real dummie about this stuff. I downloaded the program, it finds what i want to download, a live youtube video, and then it says no such path or directory. I first put in what you had, which said desktop/1.mp4. it didnt like that on my windows 10 desktop computer. it doesnt like anything else i have tried to put in because i dont know what to put there. can you give an idea?

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  8. Is it possible to download part that already have been streamed in the live session? Like a live camera on youtube running 24/7 but keeps 12h roll back, I would like to just download part of the streaming. Is that possible?

  9. When you start the downloading process, it will start to record the video only from that particular instant. For e.g. if the live session has already surpassed 20 minutes, and then if you start the download process, the recording will be done only from the 20 minutes onwards, not from before.

    Once the live video has been completed, the uploader usually keeps it there on Youtube for the audience to view it. For such videos, you can use the IDM tool to download videos from Youtube.

  10. “No plugin can handle” :- If you are getting this error, then it means that the developer has not yet added that site for downloading.
    There is a list on Github for this software that shows which sites are supported. If some site is a paid one, then it will obviously
    not work

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