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Download Periscope Videos | Save Periscope to MP4/WMV/MOV/More

author Carrie Murray
date Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Periscope won't be unfamiliar to you if you are fond of watching live videos. It is a popular live streaming video app in which you can make your own live broadcast videos or just watch the videos uploaded by other users. Within the app, you are able to follow the accounts you are interested in to catch up with the latest live videos. When watching the lives, to tap on the "heart" button shows your appreciation or like to that video.

Now Periscope is both available for Android phones and iPhone, and it also offers an official website for online watching. Many users, however, still wonder how to save their favorite Periscope videos on mobile phones or computer, since the app doesn't provide the download option. So this guide will show you three methods of how to save Periscope videos to MP4, MWV and more.

Download Periscope Videos

Method 1. Save Periscope on PC/Mac

If you get used to watch Periscope videos on its website through PC or Mac, it is recommended to record and save the favorite ones by FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window). It is a well-rounded professional screen recording program that offers plenty of functions:

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  • Screen activities can be recorded along with either system audio or microphones.
  • You can customize the recording area and even lock the recording window if you want to do something else during the recording process.
  • Presetting the recording time according to the video length is supported in case there's no enough time to watch the live video you like.
  • You can set the video or audio quality before recording and preview the recorded video before you save it.
  • Multiple export formats are offered.

With FonePaw Screen Recorder, you are able to save your favorite Periscope live videos in 4 simple steps:

Step 1: Get the Recorder Ready

Download, install and launch the recorder program. To record Periscope video, choose "Video Recorder" in the main interface. And then toggle on "Display" and "System Sound" to make sure both the screen picture and audio are recorded.

FonePaw Video Recorder

But if you can need to save audio from Periscope videos, "Audio Recorder" is enough.

Step 2: Set the Output Format

Click on "More Settings" and then open "Output" section. Here you can choose the location and the output format as well as the video/audio quality to save the Periscope videos. Multiple output formats are available: MP4, F4V, MOV or AVI.

Video Formats to Save Periscope Videos

For a clean-looking HD recorded Periscope video, you might not want to see the mouse movement appear, then head to "Mouse" section and uncheck the option of "Show mouse cursor". Don't forget to click OK to save the settings.

Disable Mouse Action in Video Recording

Step 3: Open a Periscope Video to Record

Go to Periscope web page, open the video you want to download and save. Then turn to FonePaw Screen Recorder program, click on the arrow-down icon in the Display section to set the recording area. You can select the entire screen with "Full Screen" or part of it with certain fixed region by stretching the frame on your own.

Open Periscope Video to Download

Play the Periscope video you've opened and click on REC button to start recording. In the recording control panel, by clicking the clock icon, you can set the recording time with the video length. Check the option of "Shut down when end recording", the program will stop automatically when time's up.

Recording Periscope Video

Step 4: End Recording and Save the Video

After recording, you can preview the video and rename it. Click "Save" when everything's OK. That's it. Now you've saved your favorite Periscope video on your computer.

Recorded Periscope Video

Method 2. Save Periscope Video from iOS

Though Periscope app doesn't offer a built-in download or save function, there is still one way to save Periscope video from your iOS devices – with FonePaw ScreenMo (opens new window). This is an easy-operated and powerful iOS recording app, through which you can easily mirror iPhone screen to PC and then record the Periscope videos with audio. Follow the steps below to save Periscope video from your iPhone:

Step 1: Download and Install the Screen Recorder

Launch FonePaw ScreenMo on your PC and click Continue to use it. Remind you that at present, this program is only compatible with Windows system.

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Step 2: Enable the Screen Mirroring

Make sure your iPhone and the computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then turn to the phone, tap on Screen/Airplay Mirroring from the screen control panel, and select FonePaw iOS Screen Recorder (or FonePaw ScreenMo) to connect.

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After the phone is successfully connected, you can see the phone screen is presented on the PC screen.

Mirror iPhone Screen to PC

Step 3: Start Recording Periscope Video

Open Periscope app on iPhone and play the video you want to save. Then return to PC, click on the red record button to start recording.

Save Periscope Videos from iPhone

Step 4: Export and Save the Periscope Video

When the video ends, click on the red button again to stop recording. In the new dialog, you are able to select the save path, rename the video and set the file size. Click Start Export to save the Periscope video on your computer. Head to the folder you've chosen to get it!

Export and Save Periscope Videos

Method 3. Online Periscope Video Downloader

There is a website called Scopedown which enables users to download videos from Periscope.

Step 1 Copy the web page link of the Periscope video that you want to download.

Step 2 Open Scopedown's website and then paste the link into the designated address box.

Step 3 Click the blue download button on the right.

The download process will be automatically on. After that, open the folder to check the video file. Note that the video downloaded with Scopedown is ".ts" file. It is recommended to use MX Player in Android devices or VLC Player in PC for watching. Since TS files are not widely supported, if you want to download Periscope videos in MP4, MWV or other popular video formats, use FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window) to record the video.

Hope this guide can help you download and save your favorite Periscope video successfully. Which method do you think the most useful? Let us know in the comment! Welcome to share this post to more people.

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