How to Use StreamFab to Download Streaming Videos for Offline Viewing

Last Updated on 2022-11-03 Echo
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1. Introduction

In an era when streaming services are everywhere, there are still cases when music and video consumers need to enjoy their favorite music, songs, and videos in a completely offline environment. The all-new StreamFab aims to offer music fans and videophiles a comprehensive solution to download online music (up to 320 kbps in quality) and videos (up to 8K in quality), play and watch the downloaded media files with its default associated 4K media player DVDFab PlayFab, and manage and organize the entire media library in a better and professional way.

StreamFab has two PC versions for Windows and macOS respectively, a mobile app for Android and a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome. The PC versions include 15 basic modules that can be purchased separately, the YouTube to MP3 (used to be named as Music Downloader for a while), the YouTube Video Downloader, and more than 30 other streaming downloaders. But by installing the PC versions on your computer, all three modules will be installed in one go.

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Features at a glance:

  • Download tons of online music & videos from 1000+ websites
  • Download DRM-protected subscriber-only videos from Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, HBO NOW, and more
  • Choose your preferred audio quality from 128 kbps to 320 kbps
  • Choose your preferred resolution from 144p all the way up to 8K UHD
  • Download all the episodes of the Series in a batch
  • Turn on the Turbo-Speed to download music & videos 10X faster
  • Process 5 download tasks simultaneously
  • Auto-update newly uploaded music/videos from saved playlists
  • Organize the downloaded music & videos the way you want

2. Download and Installation

2.1 Download StreamFab

To download and install StreamFab onto your computer, visit StreamFab’s product page, or the Download Center to download either the online installer program or the offline installer, and then manually perform the installation prompts to complete the installation procedures.

►Win Download

►Mac Download

Note that both the download buttons at the Product Page and Download Center give you the Online Installer, which is a small setup, around only 5MB in this case, that downloads the remaining components after it is run. You need Internet access every time you want to install StreamFab this way. The advantage is that you can keep this Online Installer on your HDD, and it will always download you the latest version.

However, if you prefer the Offline Installer, you need to click the “Download the Offline Installer Here” text link that shall download you the standalone installer for StreamFab Streaming Video Downloader. And when you run the offline installer, the installation will be done offline because the complete software is downloaded the first time of download. So, no need for Internet during the following installation procedures.

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2.2 Install StreamFab

2.2.1 Via the Online Installer

Step 1 — Download the Online Installer from any of the pages mentioned above;

Step 2 — Double-click to run the Online Installer and “Click to Install”;

Step 3 — Give it a few seconds to gather the required download information;

Step 4 — The Online Installer now starts to download the installation components;

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Step 5 — Required components downloaded, the installation process now starts. Wait as it proceeds.

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Step 6 — Installation procedures complete. You’re ready to rock!

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2.2.2 Via the Offline Installer

Step 1 — Download the Offline Installer from the Download Center;

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Step 2 — Double-click the Offline Installer and the installation procedures shall initiate immediately.

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Step 3 — Wait for the installation procedures to complete. And then you’re ready to rock!

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3. Authorize StreamFab

StreamFab uses the online verification method for authorization. To remind you: authorizing StreamFab requires a live internet connection, so check your Firewall or anti-virus software settings to make sure they do not block StreamFab from accessing the internet. Besides, before authorization, make sure you are already a member at DVDFab Member Center; otherwise, go Create an Account first.

3.1.1 Upon StreamFab startup, click the hamburger-like icon near the top right corner of the main interface, and then from the drop-down menu, click the “Authorize” tab to pop up the Authorization Window;

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3.1.2 Enter your registered e-mail and password at StreamFab Member Center, and then click the "Authorize" button to proceed;

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3.1.3 If the information you entered is correct, you shall see all the “Device Authorized” window pops up next. Then you can dismiss the window by clicking the OK button.

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3.1.4 In case you want to check the license information of the product module(s) you've purchased, click the "License Info" tab from the hamburger dropdown menu;

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3.1.5 To deauthorize StreamFab on your current PC, click the "Deauthorize" tab from the hamburger-like dropdown menu;

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3.1.6 Enter your password and then click the "Deauthorize" button to proceed. You can also deauthorize all your current PCs at the Member Center.

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4. Hamburger Dropdown Menu

The Hamburger Dropdown Menu is at the top right corner of the Main Interface.

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Settings: This tab opens the Settings panel.

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Authorize: This tab opens the Authorization panel where you can activate StreamFab on your computer.

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Deauthorize: This tab opens the Deauthorization panel where you can deactivate StreamFab on your computer.

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License Info: This tab opens the License Info panel where you check your license status for the downloader modules you’ve purchased.

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Forum: This tab leads you to DVDFab Official Forum, where you can join the community, discuss the products, post your questions to seek help from others, etc.

Online Help: This tab takes you to the FAQs page of StreamFab.

Check for Update: Click this tab if you want to see if there is a new version available.

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Open Log Folder: This tab directs you to the location where you can find the log files of StreamFab.

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Feedback: Click this tab if you encounter a problem or want to send us your feedback.

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About: This tab opens the window where you can find the version info, access our official website, etc.

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5. Settings Panel

To open the Settings panel, click the Settings tab from the Hamburger Dropdown Menu mentioned above in Chapter 5.

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5.1 General

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Language: Select the UI display language you want here.

Auto-start upon system startup: Tick the checkbox if you want to automatically launch up StreamFab each time after your computer is logged in.

What to do when closing the main interface: Choose what you want to do when closing the main interface if the downloader, you have three options to go, Ask me each time, Exit the program, or Minimize to systray.

Audio Directory: The default path where all the downloaded MP3 music files are stored on your computer hard disk drive. You can change it anytime when necessary.

Video Directory: The default path where all the downloaded video files are stored on your computer hard disk drive. You can change it anytime when necessary.

Temp Directory: The default path where all the temporary files are stored on your computer hard disk drive. You can change it anytime when necessary.

Download Audio: Choose a default quality level for the music you download.

Download Video: Choose a default quality level for the videos you download.

Default video download quality for subscription: Choose a default quality level for the videos downloaded from your subscribed YouTube Channels.

Subtitle: Choose what language of subtitles you want to download.

Safety: Decide whether or not you want to show the supported adult websites on the main interface.

System: You can choose to monitor the clipboard and automatically open the containing folder when the download finishes.

OpenGL rendering mode: decide which OpenGL rendering mode you want to apply.

5.2 VIP Services

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Settings under this page are related to paid streaming services.

Amazon Region: Choose the regional website of Amazon Prime Video you are subscribed to.

HBO Europe Reign: Choose the regional website of HBO Europe you are subscribed to.

Amazon Video Codec: Choose your preferred download video codec from Amazon Prime video between H264 and H265.

Audio Codec: Choose your preferred audio format to download, between AC3 5.1 and AAC 2.0

Video Resolution: Choose your preferred video resolution to download, between 1080p and 720p

Download Subtitles: Choose how to want to handle subtitles, you can Remux Into File, or Extract to SRT File.

Output: Choose the output directory for your downloaded streaming videos. Just choose a path from your HDD.

Create a subfolder for each streaming service: You can choose to create a subfolder for each streaming service to save the downloaded videos.

Enable GPU Hardware Acceleration: if your computer is installed with a higher-end graphics card, you can enable this option to accelerate the download and conversion.

5.3 Library

If you’ve installed DVDFab PlayerFab on your computer, you can make the downloader automatically import the downloaded streaming videos into the movie library of PlayerFab, for easier media management and playback.

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5.4 Network

This is the place you configure up the network settings for StreamFab.

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5.5 Sound

Choose your favorite notification sound when a download is successfully completed, you can make it play only once, or play continuously until you manually turn it off.

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6. Main Interface

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Upon launching StreamFab, you will be brought to the Main Interface, to be more specific, to the Homepage of the inbuilt Explorer section. At the left Navigation Pane, you can jump from the Paste URL button, the Explorer, the VIP Services, Adult Services, other DVDFab Products, and Your Library containing your Subscription, Local Files, and Downloading task queue.

Paste URL: If you’re already watching a video with your own web browser, then you can simply copy the video URL and then click this button to download the video you’re watching.

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As shown in the above pic, on the Homepage of the inbuilt browser, you can directly search your wanted videos from YouTube using the Search Box on the top, access your Frequently Accessed Websites, visit the Popular Websites, or browse through all the supported music & video hosting websites using the Alphabetical Table, scroll down the slider on the right to see more websites.

if you want to show the supported adult websites on the Homepage, you need to enable the software to display adult websites on the Homepage, in the Settings panel. If it’s your 1st time installing this software, there will be a Display Websites button under the Safety section. And also, by enabling the option, an Adult Services tab shall also appear under the Streaming Services tab.

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Streaming Services: This is the place you should go if you want to download paid streaming content (including TV Shows and Movies) from Netflix, Disney+, HBO MAX, HBO NOW, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, EPSN, and other subscriber-only streaming services that are DRM-encrypted.

Adult Services: under this tab, you can get access to the paid adult streaming services including R18 and FANZA for now. More are coming soon.

DVDFab Products: This section gives you easier access to all the information about the other products from the DVDFab software family. In case you are interested in any of them, just click it from here and you will be taken to the product page of that specific product for detailed information.

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Downloaded: This is where all your downloaded music, videos, TV Shows, and movies are sorted and organized. You can access them here directly, play them with the default media player DVDFab PlayerFab, or delete them when necessary.

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Downloading: All your current downloading tasks will be listed here, you can come back and check the real-time download status anytime you want. You have the options to Start All downloads, Pause All, or Delete All of them, too.

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7. Download Non-Paid Online Music & Videos

StreamFab allows users to download music and videos from over 1000 websites. The downloaded music files (by the YouTube to MP3 module) will be stored in MP3 format, with varying quality levels ranging from 128 kbps to 320 kbps. The downloaded videos (by the Video Downloader module) will be saved in MP4 format, and the video quality can also vary from 144p all the way up to 8K UHD.

7.1 Paste the Video URL to Download

This way is usually used when you want to download the video you’re currently watching in your own web browser. In this case, you just need to copy the video URL from your browser’s address bar, and then click this Paste URL button and paste the video URL at the popup window to download the music/video.

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At the next window, paste your copied video URL into the upper box, select Video at the Format selection box, choose a video quality at the Quality selection box, then hit the Download button to start the download.

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Additional Tips:

  • If you want to batch download multiple videos at one go, then you can copy their URLs into a .txt file line by line, and load the .txt file using the Select file button to import all the URLs in a single time.
  • If you only want to download the music of the video, then you can simply choose Music at the Format selection box.

7.2 Use the Inbuilt Browser to Download

It is also very convenient to download videos using the inbuilt web browser. To do that, navigate to the YouTube section from the left navigation pane, which you shall be taken to the default Homepage of the inbuilt browser. There you can choose your target website either from the Frequently Used Websites, Popular Sites, or the Alphabetical Table that lists all the supported websites. Just click the website logo or name, YouTube, for example, and the inbuilt browser will open the website in a separate tab.

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Then, search your target video by entering the keywords into the search box like you usually do on your own browser.

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Next, from the search results, pick out the one and play it by directly clicking on its thumbnail picture. When the video/movie/music starts to playback, a black Download button shall appear at the top left corner of the inbuilt browser, click on that download button.

Now, this is the time when you decide to download the video as a video or as pure music. According to your need, choose between the Music and Video tab, and choose your wanted music/video quality as you wish. Click the Download button at bottom of this window to start downloading the music/video.

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To check the real-time download progress, click the Downloading tab on the left navigation pane. When the download completes, you should be able to locate the downloaded music/videos at Local Files > Music/Videos, right-click on the video thumbnail and click the "open containing folder" to locate the downloaded music/videos.

8. Download DRM-Protected Streaming Contents

The VIP Services modules and Adult Services modules of StreamFab Downloader are the ones that you can use to download streaming TV shows and movies from the major streaming services, including Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, HBO Now, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, ESPN, and a couple of others. To use this feature, you need to navigate to the Streaming Services or Adult Services section from the left Navigation Pane. There you can find the currently supported streaming platforms as of now.

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When you’re at the homepage of VIP Services/Adult Services, then you can click the website logo, Netflix for example, from the supported website list that shall take you to the webpage with a separate window.

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Log in with your Netflix account and then search the wanted title of your favorite movies as you normally do. Next, you need to playback the video as usual. When the playback begins, a popup window shall show up asking you whether you would like to download the video immediately or add it to the download task queue and manually start to download it at a later time.

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If you click the Download Now button, then the video shall begin to download immediately under the Task Queue > Downloading tab. Here, you can monitor the download progress in a real-time manner, and you can also toggle on the High-Speed button to take advantage of your bandwidth, or Cancel the download anytime you want.

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Once the download begins, you can no longer do anything on the website until the download is complete. When the download finishes, you will be able to find the downloaded video under the Finished tab.

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However, if you would rather add the video to the task queue for a while and manually start to download it later, then feel free to click the Add to Queue button. This is quite useful when you want to add more than one movie to the download queue. You can put them in the queue and start the download later.

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If you are going to download a TV Show including multiple seasons, then you can take advantage of the Batch-Download feature that allows you to download the entire show in one go.

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9. Organize & Manage the Downloaded Media

StreamFab streaming video downloader stores the downloaded videos under its own Downloaded. While YouTube to MP3 and Video Downloader organize and manage its downloaded media contents at Your Library > Local Files > Music/Videos. All the downloaded music is categorized under the Music tab, and videos under the Video tab.

9.1 Manage Music

The Play All button under the Music tab lets you play all the downloaded music in the current order, with DVDFab Player 6, the default media player to playback the downloaded media files. If you haven’t installed Player 6, there will be a popup asking you to install it. The Delete All button next to it completely deletes all the downloaded music;

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To change the music order, you can click the small triangle buttons to sort the music by title name, artist, and duration;

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Right-click on a specific title and a drop-down menu shall pop up, from where, you can play the selected title, copy its source URL, open its source page with the inbuilt browser, and open its containing folder on your HDD, or delete the title if you want. The horizontal three-dots icon at the end of that title line can also bring up the same drop-down menu as well.

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If you just want to playback one specific title, you can also click the tiny playback button behind each title, which shall appear when you point your cursor over that title.

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9.2 Manage Videos

Compared to managing music, the management of videos is much easier.

The Play All button adds all the videos into a temporary playlist in Player 6 to play them in order, and the Delete All button deletes them all.

Similarly, right-click on a specific video, a drop-down menu shall pop up, from where, you can play the selected video, copy its source URL, open its source page with the inbuilt browser, open its containing folder on your HDD, or delete the video.

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And also, to playback one specific video, the Play button appears at the bottom right corner of the video thumbnail still works as it is designed.

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10. Update StreamFab

There are two basic ways to update StreamFab to the latest version, one is through the live update feature, and the other is to manually download the latest installer which is always available at the product page and Download Center of DVDFab official website.

10.1 Old-Fashioned Updatev

For users preferring an old-fashioned way of making an update, simply visit the StreamFab Downloader’s home page, or the Download Center to download either the installer program or the offline installer, and then manually perform the installation prompts to complete the installation procedures.

10.2 Live Update

Live updates can be only realized from inside the program itself, which means only users already installed StreamFab can use this method to keep their installed versions up-to-date. To do that, follow the steps below:

10.2.1 Click the hamburger-like icon near the top right corner of Main Interface, and then from the drop-down menu click Check for Update;

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10.2.2 Once a newer version is detected, click the button to download the update package;

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10.2.3 Wait for the download to complete;

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10.2.4 After the download finishes, exit StreamFab and proceed to install the updates;

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10.2.5 Wait as the update package is being installed;

10.2.6 When the update package is successfully installed, you are ready to use the newest version.

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Note that, due to network reasons, the Live Update might occasionally fail to detect the new version. When this occurs, users can also use the traditional way to make the update.

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