How to Record Abema TV Videos?
You can use the technique that I will show you here to record Abema TV in high quality. This allows you to pay just one month's subscription, save all your video titles, cancel your membership, and then record them all.
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Recording techniques to complement the download function
The "download function" has been made an official AbemaTV feature. This means that you don't need to record videos. However, it is a useful technique to have.
The following video titles are available on AbemaTV
- Some titles are not available for download.
- Titles that will be discontinued after a certain period of time
- Rental titles that require a separate fee from the monthly fee
You can quickly make a recording and save them for later use.
Abema TV can be subscribed for one month, and you can record all titles at once. All titles can be recorded and viewed offline with your tablet, smartphone or computer.
Explanation of how to record Abema TV
This article will show you how to record video content using AbemaTV's video streaming service. AbemaTV is currently called "ABEMA", but this has not been widely adopted by the public, so I will refer to it as "AbemaTV". The recording technique I will show you is legal. You can therefore record VOD with no worries!
Let's look at how to record video content using AbemaTV, a video streaming service.
Recording about Abema TV
AbemaTV video content can't be recorded on any device, such as smartphones, tablets and HDD recorders. The "HDCP" technology prevents unauthorized video recording. This encrypts audio and video outputs from HDCP-compliant HDMI, DVI–D, and DisplayPort ports. To play encrypted audio and video correctly, the input device must be equipped with HDCP compliant HDMI, DVI/D or DisplayPort.
What you need for recording Abema TV?
You can record Abema TV by preparing the following items.
- Personal computer (+ internet connection)
- AbemaTV Account
- Special recording software
Apart from basic equipment for video playback (such as a computer and internet connection) recording AbemaTV will require a special recording software called the "StreamGaGa AbemaTV downloader".
You can reduce the cost of AbemaTV by signing up repeatedly and cancelling when you don't need it. If you have videos that you wish to view on Abema TV you can pay for only one month. You can then record them all and save them forever. Then you can access them again without having to pay a single yen.
The advantage of being able to download all video content that is not being distributed is also quite small. Recording rental movies at an additional cost is another huge advantage. Recording it will mean that you won't need to worry about its expiration date. And, most importantly, it will allow you to view the same title any time and anywhere you want, without the need to rent it again.
It makes sense to pay 10,000 yen to record software, given the above purposes. Although the full software is recommended, there are no functional limitations. However, you can also download a free trial version to test the software.
How do you record on Abema TV?
This section will describe how to record video content from the AbemaTV video streaming service.
Install the StreamGaGa AbemaTV downloader
Go to the following URL, and then install the recording software "StreamGaGa AbemaTV downloader" on your computer.
Official site: StreamGaGa AbemaTV Downloader
- To download the installer, click on the button marked "Free Download".
- Click "Quick install" when the installation screen appears to initiate the installation.
- Allow the installation to finish for a few minutes. It should take approximately five minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
- Click on "Launch Now" when you see it.
- This will launch the "StreamGaGa AbemaTV downloader".
Click on "VIP Service", left sidebar of "StreamGaGa AbemaTV Downloader".
Click "Abema" in the list of streaming services that are supported.
To log in to AbemaTV.
- Click "Viewing Plan" to open the operation screen.
- Next, click "Switch To Registered Account" to log in. Enter your email address, ID and password.
- Once you have logged in, you can start recording the video content that you wish to.
The screen will open automatically and allow you to select the video content that you wish to record.
Once you have made your selection, click "Download now" to instantly download it. Or "Add to Queue", if you wish to add other videos to the queue. The selected video title will be displayed when you click "Downloading" on left side. You can also click "Home" to view other video titles. Follow the same steps to select them.
After selecting the videos that you wish to record, click on "Start All" and you can start recording (downloading). Once the recording is done (download), click "Download" on left side of operation screen. The recording data for the video that you have just selected can be viewed here.
To see the exact destination of the download video file, click on the folder icon to the right of the line.
What should you do if you are unable to download a video?
A reader sent me a solution to the problem of not downloading videos after following these steps. I would like to share it here.
To install the software, right-click the downloaded installer and choose "Run as administrator". You can continue with the rest of the process as before. If you have any issues with the software, please select "Run as administrator" to proceed.
The free trial version has a limit on the number of recordings
As I said, StreamGaGa AbemaTV downloader allows you to record AbemaTV using very simple operations. However, the trial version has a limit on the number of recordings you can make.
You can only record three recordings in the free trial. If you need to record more, the paid version is required. The free trial version is sufficient to test the software's performance, but not enough to be able to use the software for long periods of time.
You can also purchase the paid version if you wish to record more video titles using the StreamGaGa AbemaTV downloader.
How do I watch recorded videos?
There are two main ways you can watch a movie. One is on a computer, the other on a tablet or smartphone. This is the traditional way to watch a movie on your computer.
It is easy to download a media player for free if you wish to view it on your computer.
The standard, free VLC Media Player is my favorite. It's easy to use and can be used by beginners without difficulty.
You don't need to pay anything for the software.
VLC Media Player available for free
How to play video recorded?
After you have launched VLC Media Player you can simply click and drag the video data that you wish to play into it. The video will be automatically played.
You'll also be able to use the basic operations intuitively, such as the "Play" and "Stop" buttons, so you'll be able to use it right away.
How to put recorded video data on your tablet or smartphone?
You can view the video data captured by this method described in this article on your iPhone/iPad.