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How to Download Twitch Clips

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Twitch clips are short snippets of your stream's content. Your viewers can take 30-60 section of your stream and share it on their social media. You can also use the clips to showcase your content.

Twitch Clips are a great way to share your favorite moments with your favorite Twitch streamers. But how do you download them? Luckily, it’s easy! While many services claim to give high-quality downloads, the safest way to download a clip that is not from your own stream is to play the clip and record your screen using OBS.

If you want to learn how to take your own clip, you can read our full guide on how to clip on twitch covering PC and mobile.

The process is straightforward if the clip is from your own personal stream. Start by finding the clip you want to download. You can do this by going to the Twitch website and navigating to the “Clips” section. Alternatively, you can find clips directly on individual streamer’s pages. Once you’ve found the clip you want, simply click on it to open it up.

Next, look for the “Download” button underneath the clip. This button will usually be available in the bottom-right corner. Once you’ve found it, simply click on it and select a save location on your computer. The clip will then begin downloading automatically. And that’s all there is to it! Now you can enjoy your favorite Twitch moments offline, anytime you want.

Here’s a step-by-step guide with screenshots of the process:

How to Use a Free Twitch Clip Downloader 

To download a Twitch clip to your computer you must first make sure it is saved to your Twitch account. After you have selected the clip URL, use the free downloader Clipr. Log onto the site and do the following:

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    Copy the clip link (see above for details on how) and paste it into the provided space.

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    Press the “Get Download Link” button. The page will refresh and show you a “Click to Download” button. After clicking it, the clip will download to your computer (most likely to your Downloads file). 

You can also use Clip Ninja to download your clips. It works in a very similar method to Clipr.

How to Download Twitch Clips in High Resolution

While Clipr and other free programs allow you to quickly and easily download the clips you love, you won’t have any say in their resolution. To download clips in a higher resolution, you will need to download them directly from your browser. This process will work with both Google Chrome and Firefox using the browser’s inspect tool.

To start off this process, find the clip you want to download on Twitch, then complete the following steps:

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    Click the settings icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video screen. You will be able to choose from one of 4 different resolutions, the highest quality being 1080p.

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    Right click on the video screen to pull up the menu, then select the “Inspect” option.

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    Use the search feature on the inspect menu to search “.mp4” to locate the video file. You may have to press CNTL-F to access the search menu.

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    Double-click on the link in order to copy it by using the command CNTL-C (on PC) or COMMAND-C (on Mac). You can also right click and choose “Copy” from the available options.

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    Open a new tab on your browser and paste the code into the address bar at the top. This action should automatically create a download which you will see at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen (if using Chrome) or you can find it in your Downloads folder. You can then move the file to any location on your computer.

How to Encourage Your Viewers to Share Clips

Viewers can also help out their favorite streamers by sharing high-quality clips with their friends and family. Your viewers will likely have friends who enjoy the same sort of content they do. Sharing clips is an excellent way for them to entice others to join them. 

How Best to Use Twitch Clips

There are several ways you can use your Twitch clips to create, improve, or grow your channel. Here are a few things you can try out for yourself:

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    Promotion on Other Platforms

    Clips are a great way to promote your stream on Facebook, Discord, or Twitter. They give an actual representation of your content and your setup. High-quality clips can also potentially go viral, which will expand your audience quickly. Just be sure to deliver on any promises you make in your promotions. Always strive to produce high-quality Twitch content

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    Content Compilations

    In addition to promotion, you can also download clips to use in future YouTube compilations. Short snippets of highly entertaining game-play can make for an exciting video that many should love. You can also use clips as intros or outros to your videos to entice viewers to visit your stream.

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    Channel Trailer

    Use a few of your best clips in your channel trailer for Twitch. Make sure to show future viewers your personality, reactions, and multiple aspects of what your channel is about.

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    Analyze Your Clips

    Take note of which of your clips get the most views. Seeing what goes over well with them will give you an insight into what your viewers like to see. You can incorporate similar moments into your upcoming streams. Don’t try to “recreate” the moment or overdo it, as that can become old. Instead, use the information to learn what excites your viewers.

About the Author

Zac

Zac is a part-time tech blogger. He’s an avid gamer with a taste for old-school RPG’s and Indie Sandbox games. He excels at theory crafting and finding new ways to enjoy a well-loved game.

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