How do I make Camtasia capture video from Netflix?

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Camtasia 8.6.0 How do I capture video from Netflix?

=== Camtasia Studio 8.6.0 Diagnostics ===Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC  Version 4.00.0000
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (decode only)  Version 1.09.0401
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC  Version 4.00.0000
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC  Version 4.00.0000
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC  Version 4.00.0000
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (professional)  Version 3.04.0000
Microsoft PCM Converter  Version 5.00.0000
TechSmith LAME MP3 Codec v0.9.2 - 3.99.5  Version 4.00.0000

System Information:
 6.2 Build 9200 
Display Colors: 32 bit
WaveOut Devices: 3
WaveOut Driver: Speakers / Headphones (IDT High(version 10.0)
WaveOut Driver: Speakers / Headphones (IDT High(version 10.0)
WaveOut Driver: Speakers / Headphones (IDT High(version 10.0)
WaveIn Devices: 4
WaveIn Driver: Microphone (HP Webcam HD 3310)(version 32.52)
ACM version 5.00

Audio Codecs:

Video Codecs:
vidc.cvid Cinepak Codec Cinepak Codec by Radius C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\iccvid.dll
vidc.i420 IYUV codec Intel IYUV codec C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\iyuv_32.dll
vidc.iyuv IYUV codec Intel IYUV codec C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\iyuv_32.dll
vidc.mrle MS-RLE Microsoft RLE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\msrle32.dll
vidc.msvc MS-CRAM Microsoft Video 1 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\msvidc32.dll
vidc.uyvy MS-YUV Microsoft YUV C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\msyuv.dll
vidc.yuy2 MS-YUV Microsoft YUV C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\msyuv.dll
vidc.yvu9 Toshiba YUV411 Toshiba YUV Codec C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tsbyuv.dll
vidc.yvyu MS-YUV Microsoft YUV C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\msyuv.dll
vidc.tscc TSCC TechSmith Screen Capture Codec C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tsccvid.dll (Version: 3.1.14308.7)
vidc.tsc2 TSC2 TechSmith Screen Codec 2 C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\tsc2_codec32.dll (Version:
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Woodrow Nathan

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kayakman, Champion

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are you trying to screen capture off a playing Netflix video?

I suspect that is probably a prohibited activity [?] due to copyright issues?
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Kevin Bone

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Pet peeve; people that "suppose" or "guess" or simply state that something is "so" when they actually don't KNOW. If you don't actually KNOW the answer, please prefix your comment with, "I don't actually know..." so people won't waste their time reading your misinformation.

The right to record and playback Netflix, Amazon and other premium video services is covered in the 'TimeShift" legislation. You've paid for it. You're not stealing anything. You just want the ability to watch it where and when it is most convenient to you.
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As kayakman says, "naughty you!"

I am the owner of a hundred+ copyrights am prosecute any infringement including shaky claims of fair use. If you cannot figure it out on you own don't go seeking accomplices on a public forum.

BTW-heinous cases of copyright crime can earn you three hots and a cot.
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Kevin Bone

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Steve, please consult your attorney. Have her explain to you in a way that you can understand the "Timeshift" legislation.

Naughty you for deceiving people. Do you expect people to pay you every time they revisit something you have covered in copyright? I bought the book/movie/song/media and I can read/watch/listen to it as many times at any time and anywhere I wish.

Greed is NOT good.
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Hello, Woodrow;

I have edited your original post as it contained a number of personal entries (specifically your software key).

As to the topic at hand, kayakman has the right of it; due to the nature of Netflix (and other services that stream copyrighted content), there is very likely HDCP / Copyright Protection placed on the service that prevents the copying of protected materials.
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Andy DeLaVergne

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Hi Woodrow,

There are a couple points to make here.

1) It is against Netflix 'Terms of Use' 6b to record the content. That, in and of itself doesn't make the activity illegal, its simply against their policy.

2) I disagree with steve.hammill saying that you aren't entitled to fair use as a blanket statement. Provided the recordings were to be made for your own personal private use, will not be publicly played, and will not be redistributed, there shouldn't be anything legally wrong with desiring to have a copy of media you have legal access to. The legality of this activity is covered rather well in this Tom's Guide article. I'm not personally a lawyer, but I think it is wrong to be misinformed of your rights as well. Considering you've made no mention of intending to go beyond fair use, the discussion is okay.

3) Netflix does implement encryption and other software extensions as a means of copy protection/prevention (DRM), this includes working with organizations like W3C to make recording more difficult.

This is the part that becomes legally problematic and makes it so instructions can't be provided. According to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act it is not legal to circumvent or 'break' this DRM except for 'research purposes'.
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Basically Netflix uses silver light for copy protection and the only thing that works is a commercial streaming media recording program that records the stream in real time as it plays on your pc .reply video catcher should work,but someone who cares will have to test it. "Commercial" means you have to buy it  -not free.
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People will not like my comment, but if you are recording something like "Netflix" for your own use, I don't see a problem like hat. Even though I don't have an issue Netflix will, and so you should most likely not try and record it. I have bought many movies through Verizon, and that is the way to go. My best friend is a copyright lawyer and he told me that if Netflix, Verizon, etc. finds out they can take you to court, as you are breaking the law, and it will cost you a lot of money, so it is just not worth taking risks like these!
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Why is everybody getting into the legalities of copying netflix videos when this is a SOFTWARE forum? The OP asked a question about how to do something in the software, not legal advice. I'm sorry if I offended anyone with that, it's just a pet peeve.