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The Swiss army knife of watching and saving online streams.

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StreamBuffRe - (Buffer and Redirect Streams) is basically a tool to buffer (download into ram) media streams and redirect them to different destinations. Based on this core functionality, StreamBuffRe lets you watch, save and manage many available media streams. Its plugin architecture provides a way to add even more functionality.



Slimlined user interface

StreamBuffRe provides a slim and classical interface. Icons make it simple and intuitive to find actions and settings. The most common tasks can be done with just a single click; more advanced tasks are organized in clear menus.

Supports several protocols and streaming services

StreamBuffRe can handle URLs from various video and streaming websites using different protocols. If a you find a service not supported yet, you can add compatibility with your own scripts written in JavaScript.

Highly parallel

Don't either watch, save or convert a stream; Use StreamBuffRe and do all of this at the same time. No matter if you want to watch several streams at once or decide on the fly to save some of them, with StreamBuffRe you don't need to download them again. This includes recording of livestreams after you have alredy watched them.

External players

StreamBuffRe uses external media players to play streams with best quality and performance. You can create your own player profiles to directly start a player with custom settings, like using a certain screen or audio output device. Also several different players can be started at the same time, showing different streams parallel.

Remote control

Don't want to sit in front of your PC or no more screen is left to control StreamBuffRe? StreamBuffRes remote control allows you to handle all streams and running players from any device. The only requirement to use it is a modern web browser. No other program or app is necessary. The remote controls interface can also be freely modified to perfectly match every purpose.

External converter

StreamBuffRe is not limited to just save the streams as they are buffered, but can also use external converter to directly get them in the format you need. Extracting the sound from a video or converting a stream to be played on another device for example, are tasks StreamBuffRe will do for you with only a view clicks.

Manage streams

Create favorites to start streams with preset player profiles with a single click. Get informed if streams are online or new streams are available, to handle every supported playlist like it would be a podcast.

Preview window

Quickly check something or play a stream by using the preview window. It can be customized with several widgets, like schedules showing when a certain show starts on a stream. The preview window opens automatically, when the mouse is above the taskbar icon and hides again on leave.

Ongoing development and automatic updates

The constant development not only ensures quick fixing of bugs, but also adds new features. The internal updater keeps StreamBuffRe, its plugins and other external programs up to date for you. It ensures that you always have the latest features available.



The main window

The main window of StreamBuffRe comes with a clear structure and follows the natural workflow:
At the top you can enter the URL of the stream and add it to the current playlist. Once in the playlist you can either save it to disk, play it with an external player or mark it as favorite. The progress of buffering is shown by the bar beneath the streams title. Underneath the playlist, you can select the quality of the selected stream and the player profile to start new streams in.

The preview window

Keep an eye on all your schedules and streams with StreamBuffRe's preview window. Just hover with the mouse over the taskbar icon and it opens.

You can customize it to perfectly match your needs by adding different widgets to it (in the free version only one at a time).

Two examples of widgets are shown in the picture:
The schedular widget (on top) shows you the schedule for every event, you can provide the schedule for. Supported are google calendars as well as .ical and .ics files.
If there is no schedule or you are just interested if a stream is online, you can use the online checker widget instead. It works with every stream StreamBuffRe can handle and lets you directly play the stream if its online.


External players

As stated above one the features of StreamBuffRe are the tight integration of external players. StreamBuffRe lets you watch several streams in different players at once. You can also buffer other streams at the same time, as long as your internet connection can take it. The different player profiles are the perfect way to start the players just like you need them. Perfect for multi monitor systems.


Remote control

In order to keep control over all running players and StreamBuffRe itself, it provides a remote control interface. The screenshot shows it on the left running in an android browser and controlling all four running players on the right screen. It is used like any other website by simply opening its address with a modern web browser. Thus no extra app is necessary and a wide range of modern devices is supported. If you want to customize the remote controls interface you can do so by simply editing its controls HTML and JavaScript code to fit your requirements.