Tonight, I was able to record some Netflix movies using my Ubuntu computer and ScreenStudio.
WARNING: DO NOT RIP NETFLIX MOVIES! It's illegal. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
Now that we have settled the legality issue, here's how I did it...
- Install the Chrome browser if not already done. You'll need it to access Netflix and play it's content.
- Start ScreenStudio and add your desktop to the sources
- Select the "Option" tab to select the proper audio system source, often you'll have only one to select.
- Adjust the audio volume using "pavucontrol" or the default audio settings
- Adjust quality and video format to your liking in the first tab
- Start playing the movie in full screen in Chrome.
- Press: CTRL-SHIFT-R to start ScreenStudio's recording
- Wait until the end of the movie...
- Press again CTRL-SHIFT-R to stop the recording
And that's it. You can even recording a smaller version by resizing the capture area of the desktop (double-click on the desktop source to set the area...)
The faster the computer, the better the quality as playing Netflix inside Chrome does use a lot of CPU on less powerful computer.
WARNING: This was only for testing purpose and curiosity. Do not rip movies. It's illegal and I do not endorse any issues you may encounter if you do so. You've been warned.
The scenario will also work with Skype if you want to record a video session. Basically, ScreenStudio will record whatever is on your display and audio playing on your speakers.
Have fun and remember, do not engage in illegal activies!