How to Download Twitch Videos [Clips, VODs & Streams]

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

As a gameplay lover, you must be familiar with Twitch TV, the online platform for gaming players to watch and stream broadcasts. When watching some cool clips and lives on Twitch, you must be desperate for downloading them, saving them on your PC so to watching them offline. Moreover, if you missed the live stream you like, you can follow it when you are free if you've downloaded them locally.

How to download Twitch videos with ease? Well, you are right on the page navigating you to the best Twitch video downloader. Keep reading.

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VideoProc: Download Twitch VODs, Streams | Even Over 2 Hours

VideoProc is an all-in-one video editor with a built-in downloader. You can download Twitch videos without limits no matter you are a streamer or a follower on Twitch TV. Compared to online downloading tools, this desktop software is more competent to download Twitch videos and streams, and performances more steadily when you download a Twitch video/live longer than 2 hours.

VideoProc - Download Twitch Videos without Any Fuss

  • Download all sorts of Twitch videos: short clips, full VODs, highlits, streams, etc.
  • Save Twitch videos in MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV and 370+ videos formats without quality loss.
  • Download videos from virtually all mainstream online websites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Fast convert, download, record, and edit videos in one stop.

Now download it on your Mac or Windows, and save videos from Twitch in 3 steps.

Step 1. Open VideoProc, and launch its built-in downloader.

Lanuch VideoProc Built-in Downloader
Lanuch VideoProc Built-in Downloader

Tips: You can customize the output folder and default video format before downloading by clicking on the settings icon in the right upper corner.

Step 2. Click "Add Video" to paste the URL of a VOD or a live video from the Twitch website. Then hit "Analyze".

Step 3. Select the desired output format along with the file extension, frame rate, and video size. Ultimately, hit "Download Selected Videos", and you'll get the Twitch video in seconds.

Download Twitch Videos - VideoProc
Download Twitch Videos - VideoProc

Note: Any commercial or illegal use of downloaded Twitch videos is strictly forbidden.

How to Download Your Own Twitch Videos

To protect streamers' content, Twitch does not allow downloading videos on this platform directly. But If you are a streamer on Twitch, you can save your own videos from this site without any third-party tool.

Step 1. Enable Auto-saving settings on Twitch.

Go to twitch.tv, and open the drop-down menu by clicking on your avatar. Navigate to Settings > Channel and Videos > Store past broadcasts, and then save changes. Now Twitch is going to auto save all your future broadcasts for up to 14 days (60 days for Partners, Turbo, and Prime users).

Store past boradcasts
Store Past Boradcasts

Step 2. Download your achieved videos from the Twitch website.

Once Twitch achieved your broadcasts, you can find them in Video Producer. Choose one of your Videos (including upload, past premiere, past broadcast, highlights, expiring videos, and channel trailers), and hit the three-dot icon at the end of the video column. Ultimately, hit Download to start saving your Twitch video to your PC.

Download Your Twitch Video
Download Your Twitch Video

Optional: Record your Twitch live while streaming using a third-party screen recorder. Then you can get the videos right after streaming without presetting anything on Twitch.

How to Download Twitch Videos from Other Streamers

However, for Twitch viewers and followers, downloading videos from other streamers gets sort of tricky. There's no way but using third-party tools, online tools and browser extensions for short clips, and the desktop software for long broadcasts. Just choose the one according to your specific needs.

1. Untwitch - Online Twitch Video Downloader

UnTwitch is an online free tool which can help you download Twitch videos quickly, and you don't even need to sign in or register an account for that. All you need is to copy & paste videos and clips URL from Twitch, then submit it in UnTwitch, and you will get it downloaded afterward.

  1. Copy the URL of your Twitch video that you want to be downloaded > Go to UnTwitch website.
  2. Paste the URL link in the upper central bar > Click the SUBMIT button.
  3. Choose your desired video format for downloading in the drop-down bar > Cut the duration of excessive video length to be within 1 hour.
  4. Click the red-colored Download Video button to start the download processing.
UnTwitch
UnTwitch

Note: UnTwitch only works with recorded Twitch videos and clips, no live streams are allowed to be downloaded in it.

2. Twitch Clip Downloader 2020

Twitch Clip Downloader 2020 is an extension that enables you to download Twitch clips directly on your browser. Once you installed it, head over to Twitch.tv page and hover over some clip videos. A purple download button will show up when you move the cursor to a certain clip. Click on the Download Clip button, the clip will be downloaded and saved as an MP4 file on the local storage.

Twitch Clip Downloader 2020
Twitch Clip Downloader 2020

Note: Twitch Clip Downloader 2020 only downloads clips without filtering. If you go to Live Channels, Videos, Replays & Highlights, or filter clips by languages, the download button would never show up.

3. Twitch Leecher

Twitch Leecher is a free and open-source program to download Twitch VODs. The best thing is that the downloading speed reaches up to 20 times faster compared to direct download with FFmpeg, also, much easier to handle than FFmpeg. And you are enabled to save the latest VODs from all channels since it catches up to Twitch update all the time. Here are steps to download VODs in Twitch Leecher:

Step 1. Download the latest version of Twitch Leecher from GitHub, and install it on your PC. It requires Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8 or higher to run. So make sure Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8 is already installed, otherwise, the installation will fail with a message telling you to install it first.

Step 2. Launch this program and search the desired Twitch videos by Channels, URLs, or IDs. After loading the Twitch video, hit Download to proceed.

Search Video - Twitch Leecher
Search Video - Twitch Leecher

Step 3. Finish the downloading and output settings, including video quality, the output folder, the file name and video duration. Click Download and wait for it to output.

Download Video - Twitch Leecher
Download Video - Twitch Leecher

However, you would be prevented from downloading sub-only videos by the 410 error if you are using its previous version. And the latest Twitch Leecher 1.8 removes the feature of sub-only video downloading directly. That because it decides to protect streamers' content copyright along with Twitch rules. So this is not a workable option at present although it gets recommended in most tips.

FAQ

1. How do I download Twitch videos to my phone?

Download Twitch clips on iPhone:
> Download the Save Twitch Clips shortcut in the Shortcuts app.
> Go to the Twitch app and paste the link of a clip to this shortcut.
> Select a certain video quality.
> Starts to save the video to Photos app.

Download Twitch VODs, clips and streams on Android:
> Download a third-party app (Xtra for Twitch in our case).
> Open Xtra for Twitch and sign in/up. And browse to select a video.
> Set the output quality, video duration, and location.
> Start downloading.

2. Is there any Mac version of Twitch Leecher?

No. Twitch Leecher is developed for Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit) exclusively. Any site claims it provides the Mac version of Twitch Leecher installer entices you to download another software. If you are a Mac user on the lookout for a Twitch Leecher alternative, you can give VideoProc a whirl with the tutorial above.

3. How to upload your Twitch streams to YouTube?

If you have already connected your Twitch account to YouTube, select a VOD in Video Producer > click on the 3-dot button > hit Export > choose the YouTube option. If you are a new streamer, there's no way to connect these two platforms since this feature was removed years ago. So you have to upload your VODs on YTB after downloading them from Twitch. Of course, you are not allowed to re-upload videos from other streamers without the permission of the streamers.

Conclusion

To download all sorts of Twitch videos of different lengths, you might switch among online downloaders, browse extensions, and Twitch Leecher. If you are looking for a powerful and easy-to-use tool to download Twitch VODs, lives, clips, highlights, and long uploads, VideoProc is your tool! It also ships with multiple features: editing videos, recording the desktop, converting videos, etc.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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