Recording Hulu (Live) TV is not hard and there is more than one way…
Although Netflix stands tall, Hulu app is still worth a shot. As a mix of video-on-demand and live service, it not only offers people thousands of (original) TV shows and movies to pick for playback at will, but also has over 60 Live TV channels to synchronize TVs, sports and news events. You can watch whatever hot entertainment video as you like with Hulu.
However, the problems are:
– Live TV streaming only lives for once, and for some contents you want to view more than one time or you don’t have time to sit in front of the monitor to watch, you need to do recording.
– Sometimes when you go for a travel or holiday, you want to pass time with Hulu TVs on the airplane or other wireless places, and at this time, you need to record them in advance for offline playback.
– Also for those non-live video-on-demand videos, once your subscription goes to an end, you can’t access and play those you haven’t finished any more.
Hulu gives its Live TV subscribers a Cloud DVR service to record any TV shows, movies, and other live events for playback. So you don’t have to worry about missing what you love for various reasons, just add the right name(s) to “My Stuff” to record. But the default free storage is only 50-hour. Once it reaches the full capacity, new recording will replace the older according to the time order.
You can choose to upgrade the storage to 200 hours by paying a $9.99 monthly fee for Enhanced Cloud DVR Add-on, with which you can also enjoy extra ability to fast forward through recording ads.
Hulu, plus Live TV or not, has a wide range of supported devices. From common TV, mobile, to gaming console and computer, you can stream and view your favorite Hulu show on nearly dozens of mainstream smart machines. Then except for Hulu’s Cloud DVR, is there any other recorder which is designed with more storage space or could empower you to record and download TVs for unlimited playback? The answer is yes.
DVR, full name is digital video recorder, also known as PVR in Canada, is an electronic device developed for recording any streaming to hard drive or networked space. It can be included in the television sets, set-top box, TV gateway or portable media player with recording functionality, so take advantage of either to do the capture. Also, by combining your personal computer with video capture device or leveraging the home theater PC/HTPC, you can still move Hulu streams into local hard drive with ease. What’s more, there are so many handy Hulu downloader/recorder apps for iOS, Android and computer, which are actually tools with cloud streaming DVR capability.
The purpose of so many words is to show you that, set aside the internal Cloud DVR of Hulu, many alternative ways are available. And this part will put focus on 4 ways on how to record Hulu.
Please note: You are suggested to record and use the Hulu copyrighted content for personal and nonprofit purpose, and any unfair usage without the consent of copyright owners may violate the law in your country.
Widevine DRM is the copy protection tech that Hulu as well as many other streaming giants adopt in their subscribed media. As one of the less secure DRM implement, L3 carries low-quality video and audio data and is not hard to decrypt. In the past 2019, a security researcher has cracked it successfully. After decrypting Hulu video with third-party tool like WidevineCDM, you can watch and record any Hulu-locked content with RecMaster screen recorder for unrestricted playback in clicks. For ad-included videos, you’d better pause and resume the recording to skip the ad forward. And for upcoming Live show, you can create and enable a scheduled task to auto-start the capture at time. (Note that normally, RecMaster is unable to crack and record protected Hulu content directly. If you are willing to have a try, you will probably get a black screen video.)
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Since it’s impossible for general public to do this tech thing, and two other Widevine levels – L1 and L2 (who holds high quality A/V data) are hard to defeat, another simpler way to work this out is to hire dedicated streaming DRM remover and recorder software like that from Audials, PlayOn etc. This kind of streaming recorder is able to access & remove DRM and record any movies, TVs and matches so that you can open them at will regardless of the playback devices.
VCR and DVD recorders seem a little bit old-fashioned, but they work quite well on Hulu content recording. Once your set-box DVR keeps shows locally, you can output them from DVR and input them into VCR/DVD machine with related cable.
Another possible way is: after documenting the Live video into such as set-box DVR, connecting it with computer with a slick (HDMI) video capture card and then do the capture with its companion capture software or any other more flexible utility like RecMaster.
By mastering these Hulu recording methods, you can enjoy any hot new TV series, movies without limit even your subscription is expired.
Most popular channels of Hulu Live TV: ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, Fox, NASA TV, Univesal Kids…
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