How to Record & Save the French Open

The 2017 French Open kicks off Monday, May 22, at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, marking the beginning of the second stretch of the infamous Grand Slam tournament. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are clear favorites for the win the Men’s title this year, with Stan Wawrinka (2015 champion) slowly closing in under the radar of media attention. Experts are doubtful that anyone other than Nadal will take it all home for the 10th time, however.

On the Women’s side, Simona Halep came in strong and won the title in Madrid. With many mainstream tennis stars out-of-the-running (Maria Sharapova was denied the wildcard; Serena Williams is out during pregnancy; Roger Federer decided not to play in lieu of Wimbledon), there are bound to be some fresh faces vying to really make their mark. We’re in for some intense head-to-heads and matchups between highly-skilled players this year.

How to Record French Open 2017

Tennis fans everywhere can enjoy full coverage of the 2017 French Open online through NBC Sports’ Live Extra! Plus, record and keep every minute with Replay Video Capture for PC and Replay Video Capture for Mac. Here’s how it’s all done:

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New on Netflix: What’s Coming This May

Another new month, another chance to enjoy some great new titles on Netflix! Arguably their best and worst quality is the constantly rotating collection of TV shows, movies, and documentaries available; while there’s always something new to watch, you just have to make sure to download from Netflix before your favorites go away.

Get ready for a heap of awesome content coming soon — from Netflix original movies to series specials to mainstream films, there’s a little bit of everything for online streamers. Here’s our pick of some titles coming to Netflix starting May 1st.

Happy Feet (2006)

An animated musical with some of Hollywood’s top stars voicing adorable penguins sounds like just about the most wonderful family movie ever. Happy Feet follows the story of Mumble (Elijah Wood), a young emperor penguin who has a terrible voice but can’t keep from tap-dancing around Antarctica and making a ton of friends along the way. You can watch and download Happy Feet on Netflix, available 5/1.

Forrest Gump (1994)

A forever kind of classic, Forrest Gump is one film you won’t want to miss capturing for your collection. With Tom Hanks in one of his most infamous roles and a young Robin Wright as his illusive co-star, you’ll find yourself within one man’s journey from disadvantaged and disabled to inspirational and completely unrestricted. You can watch and download Forrest Gump on Netflix, available 5/1.

Sense8: Season 2

What would happen if you woke up one day and were suddenly linked, intuitively, to other people around the world? What if you could travel to them in the blink of an eye? Sense8 is an action-packed Netflix original series from The Wachowski sisters (of the Matrix franchise fame) that follows 8 strangers as they navigate the confusing, complicated and often dangerous world they now live in. You can watch and download Sense8: Season 2 on Netflix, available 5/5.

Chelsea: Season 2

America’s snarky sweetheart is back for another season of her talk-meets-adventure show, Chelsea. The hour-long series will feature some amazing in-depth interviews and, of course, her signature envy-inducing dinner parties, airing once weekly, along with a lot of travel and self-exploration. You can watch and download Chelsea: Season 2 on Netflix, available starting 5/5.

Master of None: Season 2

Aziz Ansari drew inspiration from his own personal life experiences to create the characters and situations in Master of None, a wonderfully enjoyable Netflix original comedy. Playing Dev, a struggling actor living in New York, Ansari explores life in the modern era with all of its twists, turns, and weird expectations. You can watch and download Master of None: Season 2 on Netflix, available 5/12.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglorious Basterds tells the fictional alternate tale of a secret assembly of soldiers on a mission to eliminate the Nazi Germans in WWII. Starring Brad Bitt, Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, and others, it’s a brutal, yet hilarious, account of a plot to assassinate Nazi leaders and navigate the tense era. You can watch and download Inglorious Basterds on Netflix, available 5/22.

House of Cards: Season 5

Conquering Washington, D.C. with skill and ruthlessness is more complicated than the President and First Lady anticipated. Season 5 of our favorite political drama, House of Cards, is set to begin soon, offering with it all of the cold-blooded and calculated political moves we’ve now come to expect. You can watch and download House of Cards: Season 5 on Netflix, available 5/30.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)

One of Marvel’s more recent blockbuster hits is coming to Netflix earlier than we’d expect. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the doctor himself, Doctor Strange follows a neurosurgeon as he attempts to recover from an accident of his own. When traditional medicine fails him, he makes science work for him; but of course, it’s not all good news. You can watch and download Doctor Strange on Netflix, available 5/30.


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How to Record a Facebook Live Video

Facebook Live is a phenomenon sweeping the connected, live-streaming world we live in today. Everyone from celebrities to close friends, politicians to musicians, and everywhere in between can broadcast right from the camera on their smartphone.

While Facebook Live videos are real-time in nature, those watching the live streams are restricted to the access that their favorite broadcasters allow. Replay Video Capture is the only way to create high-quality recordings from Facebook Live videos, making it easy to watch live streaming moments anywhere, anytime and on any device, even after they are removed.

How to record a Facebook Live video:

1. Launch Software 

Open Replay Video Capture for Mac or Replay Video Capture for PC on your desktop or laptop computer.

2. Open Facebook

Head for the Live broadcast you want to record, either via your News Feed or the broadcaster’s Facebook Page.

3. Start Recording

Replay Video Capture will automatically find the Facebook Live video window in your browser – all you have to do is hit Record!

Unlike other screen recording programs, Replay Video Capture is designed for the highest quality video output possible and has recording capabilities up to 100 frames per second. It’s the fastest, most powerful way to legally record ANY live streaming content from Facebook Live and save it in a high-quality format.

Here’s how it’s done:

Remember: if you can watch it on your computer screen online, you can capture it forever! 

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Music Streaming: Which Service is On Top in 2017?

Music is always changing — the way it’s created, distributed and enjoyed advancing with the connected landscape of technology. Since the first music streaming platform was introduced in the late 1990s, how we consume music has become more centralized to web-based services.

Before Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, there was Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA), Last.fm and Napster. While the services and sites have been tweaked and updated over the years, the main goal has always been the same: to give people access to on-demand music. In 2016, the United States alone saw 431.7 billion music streams, up nearly 40% from the previous year. 51% of all U.S. music revenue in 2016 was also attributed to online music streaming, racking up $2.48 billion over the year.

Americans are consuming more music than ever before. Of course, as music streaming continues to rise in popularity, traditional album sales (even digital album sales) continue to plummet.

Why Streaming Is “Too Big to Fail”

The music industry has always had a love-hate relationship with music streaming services. On one hand, these platforms make music incredibly accessible and place artists’ music in front of more ears. On the other hand, streaming services are notorious for providing a minimal payout to the musicians themselves.

No matter your personal or professional stance on the debate, music industry and streaming service executives have realized that they need to work together to survive. Recent lengthy negotiations between Spotify and Universal Music Group led to a multi-year licensing deal to benefit everyone:

“This partnership is built on a mutual love of music, creating value for artists and delivering for fans…We know that not every album by every artist should be released the same way, and we’ve worked hard with UMG to develop a new, flexible release policy. Starting today, Universal artists can choose to release new albums on premium only for two weeks, offering subscribers an earlier chance to explore the complete creative work, while the singles are available across Spotify for all our listeners to enjoy.”

 

– Daniel Ek, Chairman and CEO of Spotify

The contract has some obvious compromises, like Universal agreeing to lower royalty rates and Spotify allowing Universal to exclude free users from listening to new releases for up to two weeks. These less-than-perfect negotiations show us just how co-dependent the relationship between labels and streaming services has become.

Music Streaming: Today’s Top Services

Last year, Spotify was the reigning leader of streaming services, experiencing the fastest subscriber growth in the entirety of its 7 years in business in the last half of 2015 alone. While the site was worth more than half of the global recorded music industry at the time, industry leaders can quickly change.

Pandora

It’s easy to see how quickly the streaming industry changes from year to year, and even from month to month. Just last year, Spotify was arguably the most popular, fastest growing streaming service in use. In comparison to this knowledge, the chart below shows the percentage of Americans aged 12+ who listened to the following music streaming services in the past month (February 2017).

As you can see, Pandora has a visible lead at 32%, with Spotify trailing behind at 18% of Americans aged 12+ listening in. Key Pandora statistics for 2017 include:

  • 4.39 million subscribers
  • 81 million monthly listeners
  • $1.55 – $1.7 billion projected revenue
  • 18 – 24 years old largest age group of users

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Spotify

Spotify has been through some major ups and downs over the past couple of years. While the number of listeners Spotify sees each month is impressive, the company reported an operating loss of 184.5 million euros ($195.5 million) just 2 years ago. Overall, Spotify is seeing growth and change internationally; the company is expanding efforts and attempting to shift their focus to supporting artists, rather than their own profitability.

The chart above shows the number of paid subscribers that Spotify has had, from 2010 to 2017. Other key Spotify statistics for 2017 include:

  • 50 million subscribers
  • 100 million listeners
  • 20,000 songs added per day
  • 60 countries in service and counting

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Apple Music

By far the newest to the game, Apple Music has seen relatively consistent growth since launching 2 years ago. While experts banking on Apple’s market share and notoriety in hardware/software speculated that it would surpass Spotify’s number of listeners, Spotify has so far kept Apple Music at an arm’s length away.

This chart shows the steady gap between Apple Music and Spotify subscribers from 2015 to today. As each service releases information on new milestones, we’re curious to see how things look in another 6 months. Key Apple Music statistics for 2017 include:

  • 20+ million subscribers
  • 30% growth in subscribers in the past year
  • $7 billion in revenue in 2016

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Who do you think will be dominating the music streaming market at the end of this year? Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comments below!

Top 5 Most Amazing Web Series on YouTube Right Now

You’ve seen our roundup lists for our favorite YouTube comedy channels, news channels, and even science and technology channels before; sufficed to say, we’re big YouTube fans in general. While we’re usually busy streaming and downloading from Netflix, HBO and other services with amazing shows, YouTube is one platform that’s been quietly dominating the online streaming scene.

Did you know shows like Broad City, Portlandia, and Billy on the Street started as a web series online? It’s the number one way for video creators, writers, comedians and other media creatives to truly shine, without the need of a contract. While you can subscribe to YouTube Red for unlimited access to all of their new, original content and web series, not everyone wants to pay to play. For everyone else on the standard YouTube site, there are still some super-creative, well-done mini-web series to get caught up on.

The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae is well on her way toward production stardom for her well-crafted video projects. One that we’re particularly in love with is The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, which was released on YouTube in 2011. With a full two seasons and short episodes averaging just a few minutes each, it’s a quick binge session to catch up with (and finish) this brilliant series that was turned into a book. Plus, Issa Rae offers more videos and series on her main channel. Watch and record The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

Ladies Room

This Mumbai-based lady-duo has been quietly killing it with their hilariously real comedy, Ladies Room. Mainly based in, you guessed it, stalls from various ladies’ bathrooms, the two comediennes rant through things like pregnancy scares, narrowly missed arrests, and accidentally consuming illegal substances. The humor is dangerous, relatable, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminiscent of predecessors like Broad City. Watch and record Ladies Room on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

The Actress

Actresses who are looking for new work and glory on the big screen can often have a rough, dramatic life. The Actress chronicles the life of one such struggling star in particular, and delicately balances the hilariousness and despair associated with “becoming a star.” If you love the humor of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ricky Gervais’ Extras, you’ll love the squirm-inducing, almost painful-to-watch situations in this 3-season mini web series. Watch and record The Actress on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

H+

Who says you can’t manage real effects without a full production team? The team behind H+ has mastered the art of creating a gripping, graphics-based series without a large budget. Utterly confusing and yet completely binge-worthy, H+ is a futuristic-style drama that dives into the complexities of technological implants that take things too far. Watch and record H+ on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

Video Game High School

Many high school teen’s dream-come-true, Video Game High School (VGHS) is a feature-length YouTube series that follows a gamer named Brian who is recruited to attend a very special school after winning a tournament on live TV. Laden with fun humor and some surreal absurdities, this 3-season mini web series is as charming and goofy as it is creative. Watch and record Video Game High School on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.


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9 Powerful Hacks for the Ultimate Netflix Experience

Love kicking back for a relaxing night with Netflix? Us too. No matter how much time you spend watching, though, you’ll never be a real power user if you don’t poke around under the entertainment hood. We took the time to really dive in (so you don’t have to), and rounded up a collection of tricks will greatly improve your Netflix experience.

Here are our top tips to take your Netflix binges to the next level:

1. Switch to high quality

High quality is the best quality when you’re enjoying movies online. You can manually force HD playback on Netflix on your TV to ensure your media is always shown in the highest-quality possible. First, make sure that your internet connection supports streaming 5 megabits/second or more, then log in and go to Account Settings > Playback Settings to select high quality.

(Note: Chrome users won’t be able to use this trick – sorry!)

2. Stream off peak hours

This may seem a little more on the obvious side, but choosing to stream Netflix shows NOT during peak hours will always award you with better quality. When less people are using Netflix overall, it improves downstream data traffic and thus, your viewing experience.

3. Use your phone as a remote

Lost the remote in your couch cushions again? You can turn any smartphone into a remote control just by downloading the Netflix app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Once installed and synced properly, you’ll be able to play, pause, stop and browse all from your connected device. Technology rules.

4. Create multiple profiles

We all have those guilty, yet amazing, pleasures we jump to when no one else is around to judge our viewing habits. Now you don’t have to hide when you create multiple profiles on Netflix! It’s free, easy to set up, and you’ll be able to generate a different profile for your chick flicks, horror movies, or anything else you may want to keep separate from your main account.

5. Say goodbye to buffering

Buffering movies and shows on your laptop can be a serious time-waster. To get rid of buffering in Netflix while playing a title, select Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu called the Stream Manage. You’ll find buffering fixes, along with some other helpful tips!

(Note: For Chrome users, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access this menu.)

6. Find the best flicks

Reddit brings out the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the Internet. Use it to your advantage and head to r/netflixbestof to check out all of the best, most painstakingly-selected shows and movies to see so you never have to browse aimlessly again.

7. Record anything for later

Technology now allows us to record streaming movies and television shows from Netflix to watch forever, even after the site has taken them down. Using Replay Video Capture, you can screen record ANYTHING on Netflix in amazingly high-quality formats.

8. Enhance your viewing

Browser extensions are better than they’ve ever been. With one add-on in Chrome called Netflix Enhancements, you can instantly access IMDB profiles, movie trailers, pop-up ratings from sources like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and more. You can even customize what you see once it’s installed.

9. Utilize keyboard shortcuts

Because streaming TV shows and movies should be as efficient as any other kind of digital hacking, Netflix keyboard shortcuts exist to streamline your viewing:

  • Play/Pause – Space bar OR Enter key
  • Play – Page Up key
  • Pause – Page Down key
  • Enable Full screen – F key
  • Disable Full screen – Esc key
  • Rewind 10 seconds – Shift + Left Arrow
  • Fast Forward 10 seconds – Shift + Right Arrow
  • Volume Up/Down – Up Arrow/Down Arrow
  • Mute On/Off – M key
  • Toggle by frame – CTRL + Space bar

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NBA Playoffs 2017: Where to Live Stream & How to Record

After witnessing the NCAA March madness and powerful start to the 2016-17 NBA season, the NBA Playoffs are finally almost here — this Saturday, April 15, it all begins.

The Golden State Warriors are already off to a good start, winning 14 straight games before losing to the Utah Jazz this past Monday. The Warriors and Spurs are, by far, the teams to beat in the 2017 NBA playoffs, with the Toronto Raptors quickly gaining traction in the Eastern Conference. There’s no doubt that this year, the playoffs are chock full of intense talent and competition.

How will you remember it all?

How to Live Stream & Save NBA Playoffs

Beyond the standard providers (ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV), the NBA Playoffs will be live streaming from NBA League Pass online for all subscribers. If you aren’t already subscribed, it’s only a few bucks to get unlimited access! You can quickly and easily record every NBA Playoff game, streaming live from NBA League Pass, and store them in a high-quality format using Replay Video Capture

Here’s how to record the NBA Playoffs:

Current 2016-17 NBA Standings

The playoffs will show whose strategy, on-the-spot instincts, and pure talent will go to the NBA Finals this year — nothing’s set in stone. Below you’ll find the current NBA standings for the Eastern and Western Conferences, and you can always find more information on the NBA website.

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Our New Favorite Photo Editing Software: InPixio Photo Clip 7.0

Not everyone is a professional designer or photography expert, but with expert-level tools, anyone can produce amazing photos to enjoy. Whether you’ve recently gone on an amazing vacation, visited friends and family, or went on a good long hike, chances are you’ve got a camera roll full of future awesome photos that are in need of some sprucing up.

InPixio Photo Clip 7.0 is a powerful photo editing tool built with simplicity in mind. With a full roster of features that help to edit, enhance and assemble photographs, we’re loving all the benefits it has to offer:

  • Produce professional quality photos
  • Easily change the focus and size of images
  • Quickly fix over or under-saturation of colors
  • Enhance and improve any photo, and remove errors
  • Put together photo montages and add creative effects
  • Share with friends and family on social media

For just a few extra bucks, you can also upgrade to the Pro version of the software that boasts some incredible textures, formats, frames, filters and other cool effects to make your photo project pop; a great deal for unlimited editing access.

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Rock Hall of Fame 2017: Download Music From the Greats

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates the most influential music artists, groups, and singer-songwriters in the industry’s history. With so much excellence in music over the decades, they are pumping out a fresh new round of inductees every single year.

This year was no different — the Hall of Fame honored several incredible musicians and bands that have changed the course of music itself over time. Check out some of the best music from the 2017 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees here — you can use Replay Music to record all of your favorite songs from Spotify!

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

“Electric Light Orchestra, or more popularly known as ELO, were formed in Birmingham England in 1970 when Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood, members of The Move, had the vision to start a new project that would create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Joan Baez

“If you’ve seen Joan Baez live you’ll know the simmering charismatic presence that draws you into her performance. It’s a powerful force that saw her cross over from her folk roots into the mainstream, achieving gold albums in the 70’s and also provided a platform for her lifetime’s work, championing civil rights and human rights, highlighting the downtrodden, standing up against discrimination and reminding us it’s not always only rock ‘n roll.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Journey

“Call it what you will – Arena Rock, Stadium Rock, Concert Rock – the music of Journey defined the big rock and roll sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Formed in San Francisco in 1973, the group was initially a combination of ex-Santana members Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie, and ex- Frumious Bandersnatch members.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam

“When they released their debut album, Ten, in August, 1991, Pearl Jam were a band of young unknowns to anyone not from Seattle, Washington. At home, Pearl Jam were practically a supergroup – founded in 1990 at a crossroads of classic rock, Seventies heavy metal and hardcore punk, just as that city’s underground scene was about to go worldwide.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Tupac Shakur

“Beyond his popularity, Tupac Shakur is one of the most complex figures to emerge from hip-hop – really, to emerge from any art form.His naked emotion and fearless personal revelation were a direct influence on MCs from Eminem to Kendrick Lamar.” – Rock Hall of Fame

YES

“Yes is the most enduring, ambitious and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. By fusing the cinematic soundscapes of King Crimson with the hard rock edge of The Who and the soaring harmonies and melodies of Simon and Garfunkel, they took progressive rock from a small audience of aficionados to radio airwaves and football stadiums all over America.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Nile Rodgers

“Nile Rodgers is one of those rare musical talents that can do almost anything. He began his journey as a session musician in his hometown, New York City – playing with the Sesame Street traveling band, and then as a house band member at the Apollo. In 1977 Rodgers formed the funk/disco/soul band CHIC along with bass player Bernard Edwards.“ – Rock Hall of Fame

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How to Record & Save Music from Spotify

Want to record music from Spotify to add to your own personal collection? Listening offline is one thing, but having access to all of your favorite music on any device that you want is sure to take you to a whole new level of music appreciation.

Replay Music for PC lets you easily record any music from Spotify – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With advanced audio recording technology that eliminates system sounds and background noises, you get the cleanest audio recording possible. Replay music also lets you:

  • Record high quality tracks from streaming audio.
  • Get automatically tagged and titled song files.
  • Download songs as MP3, and other popular formats.
  • Import files easily into iTunes and more.
  • Split songs from playlists into individual tracks.

How to Record From Spotify

1. Open Replay Music on your computer and select “Record.”

2. Launch Spotify and go to the album or playlist you want to record.

3. Replay Music starts recording automatically when your Spotify music starts playing.

Just three simple steps and you’ll be on your way to recording and saving all of your favorite tracks, albums and playlists from Spotify. Build the ultimate music collection and create the perfect playlist with the power of Replay Music!

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