All you need to know about how to download twitch clips

A brief introduction to Twitch

Although YouTube might be the biggest destination for online videos (and one of the largest social networks on the web), Twitch is the place to go to find live streaming content. Twitch’s 2021 growth in such a short time has dwarfed that of YouTube Live. About seven years ago, Twitch was introduced as a gaming-only spinoff of Justin tv, a popular live streaming service at the time. In response to the booming popularity of gaming streams, Justin tv began focusing more on Twitch, ultimately shutting down Justin tv forever. 

Its content has slowly expanded to include music streams, radio shows, podcasts, and its two non-gaming categories. These categories include Creative, which shows users creating artwork and other projects, and IRL (In Real Life), which offers users going about their days. Since there is so much content on Twitch, you can expect many people to want to watch something from the service, whether it’s gaming, podcasts, or just your favorite Twitch personalities. Twitch doesn’t offer offline options, unlike YouTube, which you can subscribe to if you want to download videos.

What’s the Difference between Clips and Videos?

A video and a clip differ significantly from each other, unlike YouTube. The majority of Twitch streams aren’t automatically saved, even if full-length on-demand videos are available. This feature is not automatically enabled for streamers; it has to be enabled manually by them. If you have enabled the option to save your favorite streamer’s content to your channel, you can still limit how that content is protected. Twitch limits how clips can save compared to YouTube, which may retain the content indefinitely after a live stream or video upload.

How to download Twitch clips?

Clipping content from any platform is straightforward and can be done directly in the video player. A clip can be downloaded straight to your computer once it has been saved to your own Twitch account. Twitch provided a “Save Video As…” prompt through the context menu for right-clicking on the video; clicking that menu would download the clip. In May of 2018, a recent change prevented clips from being downloaded. It was an unintentional change, according to Twitch’s Clips team. This means it is very likely that streaming and creators will be able to download clips again on Twitch at some point.

Initially, the instructions called for AdBlock Plus, but we tested it using Chrome and uBlock Origin. The first step is to find a clip you want to download or save to your account. Make sure that any segments you download are sixty seconds or less, as this only works with clips. Although it’s possible to edit multiple clips together in a video to create a longer piece, the process requires a high level of time commitment and effort. Use this method only for short clip downloads. You can get long videos using the guide below. Click the adblocker icon and select options from the right-click menu. You’ll see the blocker settings right there in your browser.

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For long videos:

Look in the My Filters section of your browser for this option. If you use uBlock Origin, it’s under “My Filters.” If you use AdBlock Plus, it’s under “Advanced” menu options. In Twitch, you will need to set up two custom filters. Then click the “Save” button to apply your changes. Find the clip you wish to download by refreshing Twitch. The Save Video As option will appear anytime a clip is right-clicked inside the video player. An mp4 file will be downloaded to your computer. They can be played back, edited, uploaded, and played on almost any device or viewer because they are in their original resolution.

Video Downloads from Twitch

The first thing you need is a Windows computer, as Twitch Leecher is not currently available for Macs. Streams can be downloaded directly to your computer once you’ve installed the program. It was tested on Bethesda’s Twitch page, where they showed fallout 76 and announced Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI with teasers each. Once you opened the tool on your Windows computer, you discovered a pleasant and well-crafted user interface, which is surprising for a device without emphasizing design.

A search bar, a list of the most recent downloads, and an option to directly link your Twitch account allow you to discover and download content only available to Twitch subscribers. If you don’t care about downloading sub-only content, you don’t have to add your Twitch account. You can also change your downloads folder, adjust your download schedule, and set your default video player under the preferences menu. Choose “Search” to begin downloading. Several choices will appear after you select “Search.” The channel name, URL, or video ID from the URL may be entered for batch downloading. There are pros and cons to each of them. In addition to video IDs, URLs are also a convenient way to add videos without repeatedly entering their URLs. Searching through a channel allows free access to both URLs and video IDs while adding search options like dates and the number of videos.

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