Applian User Experience: Building a Successful Video FAQ

Before video capture was even considered, business owners got by with FAQs as a method of providing information for the ease of consumers. But there was always something that could be improved – people see an email address and would prefer to have an answer from the providers themselves. This was the case for Eric Ilasenko, owner of our powerful Replay Video Capture tool.

A professional photographer, Eric came across one problem repeatedly:

“As a professional photographer selling studio portraits of adorable little dancers online, I was spending way too much time having to answer the same questions by phone and in emails from parents who just could not seem to understand how to use the online proofing service that hosts and sells our images. I’m talking an hour or more a day spent answering calls or emails – despite having a FAQ on our site that described everything in detail.”

Then there came the solution – Eric decided to use our Replay Video Capture to record a full-screen demo, displaying a step-by-step instruction process for his audience. This video was then posted to the FAQ page as a contribution to the text.

Replay Video Capture is the best way to make a production quality video recordings from hard-to-record sources. It’s widely used to record online video content or to convert movies to high quality. For Eric, it’s been perfect for utilizing Keynote and multimedia presentations as it’s easy to use with the fully automated screen.

After the video went live on his photography site, Eric said:

“There was about a 75% drop in emails/calls, which left me, an overworked sole proprietor, more time to do the important stuff I need to be doing to help grow my business!”

How Does Replay Video Capture Work?

Replay Video Capture can expertly record streaming online video (and any other video playing on your screen) with perfect quality. If you can watch it, you can save it! Record video from ANY web site regardless of format.

Replay Video Capture is especially well suited for recording:

  • Movies and streaming videos
  • Webinars and online video conferences
  • Skype and Google Hangouts
  • Presentations and documents

After recording, you can save as just about any file format and access anytime, anywhere! As Eric says:

Love my Applian Capture Suite software big time :-)”

Want to try Replay Video Capture for yourself? Click the big buttons below to download the program for Windows or Mac.

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This article was originally published on August 17, 2017, and is as important and relevant as ever. 

Record Spotify Playlists for the Best Music Festivals

Music festival culture is bigger and better than ever in 2018, making music festival playlists a highly-coveted source of new tracks. With online sources you can listen to the top music festival playlists from — Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music — there’s practically endless supply of amazing music festival playlists to record. All summer and fall long, all around the world, there are music festivals drawing people together for a few days of music and fun. These official festival playlists from the most popular music festivals happening this year are sure to set you up with enough new listening material for the rest of the year.

1. Sasquatch Music Festival

When: May 25-27

Where: The Gorge, Washington

Lineup: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Tyler, The Creator, Ray Lamontagne, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Explosions In The Sky, Neko Case, Vince Staples, TV On The Radio, Slowdive, Tash Sultana, Thundercat, Shakey Graves, Tune-Yards, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, and many more.

2. Primavera Sound

When: May 28 – June 3

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Lineup: Arctic Monkeys, Björk, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lorde, The National, Migos, and ASAP Rocky, plus HAIM, Tyler the Creator, CHVRCHES, Fever Ray, Lykke Li, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beach House, and many more.

3. Governors Ball Music Festival

When: June 1-3

Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY

Lineup: Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Halsey, N.E.R.D, Shawn Mendes, Khalid, Chvrches, The Gaslight Anthem, Post Malone, Silk City, Lil Uzi Vert, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Cut Copy, Sylvan Esso, Galantis, The Glitch Mob, Maggie Rogers, and many more.

4. Bonnaroo

When: June 7-8

Where: Manchester, TN

Lineup: Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar, Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals, Rebelution, The Revivalists, Nile Rogers & Chic, Chromeo, STS9, Moon Taxi, Old Crow Medicine Show, Broken Social Scene, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thundercat, Mavis Staples, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and more.

5. Pitchfork Music Festival

When: July 20-22

Where: Union Park, Chicago

Lineup: Tame Impala, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Chaka Khan, Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange, Moses Sumney, Earl Sweatshirt, Girlpool, DRAM, Syd, and many more.

6. Lollapalooza

When: August 2-5

Where: Grant Park, Chicago

Lineup: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Franz Ferdinand, Gucci Mane, Odesza, Vampire Weekend, St. Vincent, LL Cool J, and many more.

7. Reading and Leeds Festival

When: August 24-26

Where: Reading / Leeds, UK

Lineup: Fall Out Boy, Travis Scott, The Kooks, The Wombats, Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco, Dua Lipa, Sum 41, Mike Shinoda, Skindred, Proteje, Trash Boat, Kings Of Leon, and many more.

8. Austin City Limits

When: October 5-7 & 12-14

Where: Austin, TX

Lineup: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Odesza, the National, Janelle Monáe, David Byrne, Father John Misty, St. Vincent, Justice, Camila Cabello, and many more.

 

You can use Replay Music to record all of the top music festival playlists of 2018. Replay Music lets you easily record any music from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and any other online music site or service that you listen to music on – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With advanced audio recording technology, you get the cleanest, highest-quality audio recording possible. Replay music also lets you:

  • 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.

 

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Don’t Miss Out: How to Record & Save the NBA Finals

2018 NBA finals games online

Basketball fans young and old across the country have been crazed about the 2018 NBA FinalsNow the 4th(!) year in a row that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have faced off for the championship, it’s the first time in the history of the sport that the same two teams have made it to the end so many years in a row.

Between the Game 1 overtime upset from J.R. Smith to the multitude of collisions, crazy layups, and seriously impressive 3-pointers… so much has happened already you really can’t afford to miss a single game. The Warriors currently have the advantage, but you never know what might happen with a matchup like this!

While the teams may be familiar, the latest official sponsor and viewing partner of the NBA Finals this year is brand new: YouTube TV. We’re excited about the future of this partnership, providing the best of NBA Finals live streams without all the awful buffering; plus, you can use some great software to record every NBA Finals game.

2018 NBA Finals Schedule

In case your calendars aren’t already marked up, here are all of the game times for the 2018 NBA Finals:

How to Live Stream & Record NBA Finals

You can capture every nail-biting minute of the NBA Finals streaming live from a variety of reliable sources online and store them in a high-quality format with Replay Video Capture! Catch the NBA Finals 2018 on these awesome sites (you can use RVC to record from ’em all!):

  • ESPN
  • YouTube TV
  • NBA League Pass

With our best-selling media recording software, basketball fans can easily create amazing videos of every 2018 NBA Finals game. It’s the ONLY program out there that perfectly records video anywhere online without circumventing copy protection technology (making it totally legal for personal use). Here’s how it’s done:

 

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5 Summer Sports Events Streaming Online That You Can’t Miss

Record Summer Sporting Events

For sports fans around the world, the summer season can be an exciting time of year. From the start of May until the end of September, we’ll be glued to our screens to find out which teams and players are advancing, what sports are getting the most action, and how many games we can fit into one day. Luckily, using the recording power of Replay Video Capture, we don’t have to sit down and watch it all real-time — with our media-recording software, you can record and save every game from the amazing summer sports below, from YouTube to ESPN and beyond.

NBA Finals

When: May 31 – June 17

We’ve made it to the NBA Finals after a grueling few weeks of intense Playoffs games. Now, it’s up to the players on the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers to show who will make it out on top this year. The 2018 NBA Finals are streaming live on ABC, accessible via YouTube TV online where you can record it all.

Here’s the game schedule as it currently stands:

  • Game 1: Cleveland @ Golden State THURSDAY, MAY 31 9e|6p
  • Game 2: Cleveland @ Golden State SUNDAY, JUNE 3 8e|5p
  • Game 3: Golden State @ Cleveland WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 9e|6p
  • Game 4: Golden State @ Cleveland FRIDAY, JUNE 8 9e|6p
  • Game 5: Cleveland @ Golden State MONDAY, JUNE 11 9e|6p (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Golden State @ Cleveland THURSDAY, JUNE 14 9e|6p (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Cleveland @ Golden State SUNDAY, JUNE 17 8e|5p (if necessary)

US Open – Golf

When: June 14 – 17

The 2018 US Open is one of the most anticipated in recent years, and you can watch it all from the comfort of your laptop. Between online streams from the USGA’s US Open website and live streaming coverage from Fox via Fox Sports Go, you can watch and record every minute of every game. Check out the starting game schedule below and head here for the full thing.

Thursday, June 14

Featured Groups 1: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Groups 2: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Holes: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fox Sports 1 (FS1) broadcast: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fox broadcast: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 15

Featured Groups 1: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Groups 2: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Featured Holes: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fox Sports 1 (FS1) broadcast: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fox broadcast: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

FIFA World Cup

When: June 14 – July 15

Fútbol is heading to Russia this year as the FIFA World Cup 2018 is kicking off at Luzhniki Stadium – the first ever tournament to be held in Eastern Europe. After a total of 64 matches played in 12 venues across 11 different Russian cities, the champions will be crowned in the same arena on 14 July. You can see the full schedule of games here and a list of all the qualifying teams below – just remember to record it all when the time comes.

UEFA (EUROPE): Russia (host), Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, Iceland, Serbia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark

AFC (ASIA)Iran, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia

CAF (AFRICA): Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco

CONCACAF (NORTH AMERICA): Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama

CONMEBOL (SOUTH AMERICA): Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Peru

OFC (OCEANIA): None

Summer X Games

When: June 19 – 22

While the X Games have been pumping out awesome events and content since the beginning of the year from its base in Minneapolis, the Summer X Games are about to begin. The most prominent event for extreme and action sports out there today, it boasts 4 days of thrills, stars, live music, and more. The full lineup of events has yet to be announced, but you can bet they’ll be live streaming it all from ESPN and YouTube online so you can record it all.

US Open – Tennis

When: August 27 – September 9

The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament is the only Grand Slam Tennis Tournament played in the United States, which is only part of the reason why we get so worked up about it year after year. While we’re currently wrapped up in all that the French Open is giving to us, we’ll have to wait a bit longer before the event makes it back “home” to the U.S.A. We’ll keep you in the loop as it gets closer, but you can be sure that the games will live stream online through BLANK, making it easy to record and save it all!

 

Designed for the highest quality video output possible, and with recording capabilities of up to 100 frames per second, Replay Video Capture isn’t like any other screen recording program out there. It’s the fastest, most powerful way to legally record every major summer sports event happening this year. Here’s how it’s done:

 

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5 Under-Appreciated Apps & Software for Travel Fiends

great apps for travel

All of the best travel adventures happen during summer, and all the best travel adventures are fueled by great preparation. For every traveling fiend out there, there exist apps and software to help make travels smoother, steps and connections less complicated, and enjoying downtime easier. From the time you start thinking about your next travel details to the very moment that your feet hit the front steps when you get back home, having the right travel apps on-hand during every phase of a summer trip makes the whole experience better.

In our curated list of travel apps and software that we can’t take a trip without, we’re focusing on some of the lesser-known and under-appreciated travel tools we love.

1. Google Earth (for Desktop)

During the planning phase of your trip, it’s a great benefit to be able to do a little recon of where you’re going to be. For traveling by plane across the country or abroad, you can use the Google Earth app online to look at some of the major landmarks in certain areas and get your itinerary set early. For fans of road trips, it’s an awesome way to see both birds eye and close-up views of your route, its pit stops, and all the little details along the way you may need to know.

Check out Google Earth online here.

2. Roadtrippers (for Mobile)

Speaking of road trips, arguably the most useful app for on-the-go experiences is Roadtrippers. Free for iOS and Android users, the app shows you cool and interesting places, restaurants, accommodations, attractions, and more along your planned driving route. You can filter the real-time list and map by activity or distance to make finding the perfect stops as easy and painless as possible. Just remember to have your passenger do the navigating!

Check out the Roadtrippers app online here.

3. Replay Capture Suite (for Desktop)

The Replay Capture Suite is the only suite of software out there that can download just about any type of media online, including movies, TV shows, radio shows, podcasts, audiobooks, full albums, playlists, and more. For its most loyal users, software in the Replay Capture Suite is the best complement to going on a long road trip or flight with unpredictable WiFi, or for stock-piling entertainment before any trip that’s a little more off-grid.

Check out the Replay Capture Suite online here.

4. Hopper (for Mobile)

Getting the cheapest possible price for a good flight can seem like an impossible task. With the Hopper app for iOS and Android, you can easily keep an eye on the cheapest dates to fly, via custom notifications and a handy month-view calendar, so you can always get the best deal and save your cash for more awesome travel experiences. The company claims it can save you up to 40% on a flight using its complex and powerful system, it’s easy to use, and you can book a flight in a minute flat.

Check out the Hopper app online here.

5. PackPoint (for Mobile)

Before you head out for any type of trip, packing is often the last and most stressful part. PackPoint for iOS and Android solves a lot of this headache by providing a fully-mobile platform for organizing your complete travel packing checklist. Built with a ton of different trips in mind, you can quickly jump through a checklist of items for a day trip, a hiking trip, a business trip, and more, with other elements like the weather forecast in mind. It’s got great integrations with sites like TripIt and is one of our favorite go-to travel apps for getting organized.

Check out the PackPoint app online here.

Which apps and software are you using for your summer getaway? Leave your suggestions in the comments below to let us know what you can’t travel without!

How to Download & Convert Soundcloud to MP3

Ever wonder how to download music from SoundCloud to MP3?

SoundCloud with Universal Music, is a leading music platform online, designed to help people download, record, upload and even promote music. With over 175 million monthly listeners, artists use it to market their music to their target audiences and allow fans to enjoy.

Replay Music for Windows and Replay Music for Mac is the best way to record and convert Soundcloud to MP3 files to improve your collection, making it the ultimate media recording program for any music lover. Not only that but using Replay Music you can also:

  • Separate songs precisely into individual tracks.
  • Automatically tags with accurate metadata.
  • Add correct album artwork and even lyrics.
  • Advanced recording technology captures only music – no system sounds or background noises.

The best part is that Replay Music is 100% legal for personal use since it lives in the same category as a CD ripping program! Check out this video to see how it works.

 

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This article was originally published on July 11, 2016, but the information and software is still just as powerful.

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Fresh New Updates: Fixes & Improvements to Your Favorite Software

We’ve made a ton of updates to some of the best software in our Replay Capture Suite for Windows, including many fixes and enhancements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music, Replay Radio, Replay Video Capture and Replay Converter. Here’s a quick look at everything that’s new and improved:

Replay Media Catcher

  • Fix for Movie and TV Guide Providers
  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Improved HTTPS proxy
  • DVR fix for iFrames in latest chrome
  • Improved WebSocket protocol support for Ustream
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Improved HDS protocol support on segment failure
  • Improved silence detection speed in audio recorder
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Music

  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Improved silence detection speed
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Converter

  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Handle & in file name when writing DVD
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Radio

  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Video Capture

  • Fix for crash when recording movies from Amazon
  • Fix for recording from websites with long titles

Whew! That’s it for now… 

Any questions about our most recent software updates? Don’t be afraid to get in touch with our trusty team

Applian User Experience: Going Off-Grid with Your Favorite Movies

When you’re out in the middle of nowhere for an extended period of time, chances are you’ll want access to your favorite movies, music, and more in order to help pass the time every once in a while. Going off-grid entirely runs the risk of no Internet, and in many cases, no wireless service, either. For one of our own customers who frequently enjoys running off into the woods, being able to stockpile and save all the media he wants before leaving the city is a lifesaver.

Matthew spends his summers enjoying an almost completely off-grid cabin in order to get away from it all and soak in nature. While this is an incredible annual experience, there are always some times where having a great movie or album to listen to can help entertain for an evening.

“Spending my summer in an off-grid cabin with metered wireless internet, I cannot be a regular consumer of streaming media; instead, I “stock up” when I go into town and have accessed to “unlimited”/unmetered internet.

Far too many information providers provide streaming-only content (be it audio or video), which would otherwise preclude me from effectively utilizing (especially at times more convenient to me), despite even being a paid subscriber to said content. Reply Media Catcher solves this problem most effectively for me, enabling an off-line storage of important media so I can consume at my leisure, instead of having less constructive “binge-fests” when around capable internet connections.”

Using our powerful Replay Media Catcher software, Matthew has been effectively able to save all of the media he could possibly want, enabling himself to have full access to his favorites without the use of any wireless internet or data plan. For media-consumers like Matthew, our program for downloading media offline is the perfect way to save show episodes, feature films, podcasts, videos, and even music from popular sites and services, so they can enjoy anytime. As Matthew puts it:

“It has really made a huge difference in facilitating my disconnected lifestyle this summer!”

How Does Replay Media Catcher Work?

Replay Media Catcher can expertly record streaming online video and audio with perfect quality. It’s an easy, yet powerful way to capture video and audio files from thousands of websites as they play in any web browser.

Replay Media Catcher is especially well suited for recording from major online sources. It even…

  • Saves any online video at any available quality.
  • Records audio from ANY source as it plays.
  • Automatically converts recorded files to a format of your choice.
  • Lets you schedule recordings from any playable URL at a time you choose.
  • Has embedded video, music and radio guides to help you find interesting media.
  • Uses a Music Fingerprinting technology to automatically identify and tag recorded music MP3 files.

Want to try Replay Media Catcher for yourself? Click the big buttons below to download the program for Windows or Mac.

 

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Radio Downloads: How to Record Music from iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio is one of many popular music and radio streaming services available online today. Providing radio lovers with a free, unlimited platform of entertainment, it’s perfect for fans of music, news, sports and other popular radio show genres. So, what do you do when you want to access iHeartRadio on-the-go? The site doesn’t allow you to download music or listen to iHeartRadio offline.

Replay Music is a powerful audio recorder for saving streaming music, so you can easily record music from iHeartRadio and save the music or radio show back to your computer as an MP3 file! Replay Music is completely legal to use for your own personal collection, just like a CD ripping program, tape recorder or DVR, making it fast and simple to record and convert all of the music and radio your heart desires.

Recording from iHeartRadio Step-by-Step

Replay Music is a top-rated online music downloader that lets you save streaming music. After using our software to record music from iHeartRadio, you’ll never have to worry about being offline again!

1. Download Replay Music for PC.

 Follow the instructions in the installer to safely install it on your PC.

2. Click Record to start capturing music from iHeartRadio.

After you launch the software, navigate to the big Record button to start downloading music. Replay Music will start to listen for audio to record and convert music automatically, so you can record from iHeartRadio right away.

4. Open iHeartRadio and play music!

Replay Music will start recording the second your music starts to play! Audio recorded with Replay Music is high quality, and each track is tagged with the correct artist, song title, album information, and even lyrics.

More than just an audio recorder, Replay Music can:

  • Save any music into high-quality MP3 files.
  • Separate individual tracks.
  • Automatically tag with metadata and add artwork.
  • Eliminate system sounds and background noises for a clean recording.

Watch our short tutorial video for more details on how to record online music with Replay Music:

 

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This article was originally published on March 7, 2017, and has been cleaned up for relevance.

NBA Playoffs 2018: Where to Live Stream & How to Record

At almost this time last year, we were watching the Warriors crush the Cavs in an epic 2017 NBA Finals. With the regular season wrapping up this year already, we’re looking forward to another action-packed postseason basketball. The final rosters are set for April 13, with the 2018 NBA Playoffs officially starting on April 14. Some other key dates to know for the postseason include:

  • Conference Semifinals on April 30 or May 1 (but could be moved up to April 28 or 29)
  • Conference Finals on May 15 or 16 (but could be moved up to May 13 or 14)
  • The Finals on May 31, running as late as June 17

Figuring out who will be going head to head is driving some folks crazy; there are so many different scenarios that could play out, it’s no wonder that NBA fans are trying to understand from every angle. Bleacher Report put it best in their recent Playoff Picture when they said:

“From the San Antonio Spurs clinching their 21st straight trip to the playoffs despite Kawhi Leonard not playing, Russell Westbrook clinching a spot for the Oklahoma City Thunder on the strength of his triple-double or Anthony Davis literally putting the New Orleans Pelicans on his back and dragging them into the postseason, these last few days of the regular season have been amazing.”

Things are starting to become more clear, though. As it stands today, these are our highlighted brackets…

Eastern Bracket:

Raptors (1) vs. Wizards (8)
Cavaliers (4) vs. Pacers (5)
Sixers (3) vs. Heat (6)
Celtics (2) vs. Bucks (7)

Western Bracket:

Rockets (1) vs. Timberwolves (8)
Jazz (4) vs. Pelicans (5)
Blazers (3) vs. Spurs (6)
Warriors (2) vs. Thunder (7)

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 2017-18 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.

Who are you rooting for?

 

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