How to Download from Opencast

Download, record and capture video and music from Opencast

Step by Step Guide on How to Download from Opencast

Opencast may contain videos or music that have a license agreement that prohibits you from recording them. Do not use Jaksta Products to record copyrighted content or content for which you are prohibited from recording under your license agreement. The instructions on this page are generic and have been autogenerated from your search term.
  1. Preparation
  2. Get the Opencast video page address from web browser
  3. Enter the Opencast video page address in Jaksta Media Recorder
  4. Jaksta Media Recorder extracts Opencast video streams
  5. Jaksta Media Recorder downloads the selected Opencast stream quality and format

Preparation

  1. Download the Jaksta Media Recorder installer;
  2. Install Jaksta Media Recorder by running the downloaded installer;
  3. Once installed, start Jaksta Media Recorder from the Windows Start Menu;
  4. Open your favorite web browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge;
    Step 1 to download from Opencast

Get the Opencast video page address from the web browser

  1. Navigate your web browser to Opencast and the page hosting the video or music;
  2. Copy the url of the Opencast page hosting the video or music. Select the Opencast url from the address bar and use Ctrl-C or right mouse click and select Copy from the context menu.;
    Step 2 to download from Opencast

Enter the Opencast video page address in Jaksta Media Recorder

  1. Paste the Opencast url into the Jaksta Media Recorder's text box - Enter (or Drag and Drop) the URL of a video page to download using Ctrl-V;
  2. Press enter or click the down arrow ;
    Step 3 to download from Opencast

Jaksta Media Recorder extracts Opencast video streams

  1. The Opencast video will be detected and begin to extract on the Home screen;
  2. If multiple qualities or formats are available for the Opencast video then these will be displayed in the Multiple Streams Detected popup window. To download the format/quality combination you want, double click the entry;
    Step 4 to download from Opencast

Jaksta Media Recorder downloads the selected Opencast stream quality and format

  1. The Opencast video stream will then begin to download on the Home screen;
    Step 5 to download from Opencast
  2. Once the Opencast video download is complete, double click the download entry to watch it in your favorite video player.