Posts Categorized: Applian Software

How to Monitor & Record Live Streams, Webcams and More

Have you ever been so excited by an upcoming live stream, once-in-a-lifetime event or popular webcam meet up, then completely forgot about it or had to miss it? You’re not alone and we’re here to help.

Replay Media Catcher allows you to automatically monitor the URLs of your favorite live streams and webcams in order to keep track of everything, so you never miss another important broadcast again!

No matter what browser or other applications you use to watch streaming events online, the Replay Media Catcher live stream / webcam monitor actively tracks the network stream you plug in for live media, detects when it starts, and then captures the video in a high quality format.

It doesn’t get much better than always having your favorite live stream / webcam events just a few clicks away! What are you waiting for? Click below to get it for yourself.

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Save Your Media: Why Netflix Will Never Be Perfect

We love Netflix, but it isn’t a perfect streaming service. The truth is, it can’t be. 

With growing competition, incomplete collections, and temporary trademarks on titles, Netflix’s shortcomings across a myriad of areas will likely hinder it from becoming the “all-powerful streaming service” we thought it might be just a few years ago. These limitations and imperfections are some of the many reasons why it’s important to record Netflix TV shows and movies with Replay Video Capture, and save them for offline viewing before they inevitably disappear.

Market Share

This chart below, created by Nielsen, shows the penetration of streaming services and subscription video on demand services. Netflix leads the pack of streaming online with over 61 million subscribers and 36% of the market, but Amazon and Hulu also take close to 20%.

And, research has shown that Amazon’s popularity and market share is only growing as the company gathers more customers through their Prime service,  gain more title contracts, and generate more original series.

Narrow Collection

At first glance, its impressive library of movies and shows, both original and licensed, seems never-ending. But, it does end. With only around 13,300 titles offered worldwide, Netflix’s collection is actually pretty limited in terms of selection. And, because of the ongoing rivalry between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it’s impossible to provide a truly complete catalog at all times and win over the entirety of the market.

Temporary Licensing

Part of this narrow collection is due to the structure and process of licensing content. Netflix is frequently changing up their online offerings; the reliability of their shows and movies are completely dependent on licensing agreements made with networks and filmmakers.

According to Investopedia, these agreements could “allow Netflix to stream all seasons of [a] show in full through its online platform for one, three or five years. The licensing agreement can be renegotiated after the set time period ends, or Netflix could drop the show from its library if viewer interest is not high enough to warrant the cost.”

Essentially, Netflix can drop content on a whim. And what if that show or movie they deemed ‘not popular enough’ was your all-time favorite? Download Replay Video Capture to record and save all of your favorite Netflix content, before time is up!

We Hear You! We’re Hard at Work on Updates for MacOS Sierra…

We work hard to keep all Applian applications up to date and running great. This is especially important for streaming media downloaders because the millions of web sites and their streaming protocols often change.

We know that some customers are waiting for MacOS Sierra compatibility in our Mac apps. Sierra has presented us with a few unexpected challenges. But, rest assured, we’re banging away at the keys, drinking all the Mountain Dew, and spoon-feeding our developers as much sugared candy as we can.

We hope to have an update for Replay Media Catcher for Mac in the next week or so, and Replay Music and Replay Converter after that.

 

Thanks for your patience!

-Team Applian

A+ Recording Solutions for Education Professionals

Recording Software for Educators

Education professionals can benefit greatly from incorporating simple, yet powerful, technological solutions into everyday use. Whether you are an educator for primary school, high school, or a higher education institution, you can use recording software solutions to communicate topics with more clarity, and even provide a greater impact on learning for overall retention.

Previously, if educators wanted to share something from the computer screen, a few quick screenshots would have to suffice. Now with advanced screen capture for educators, as well as video and audio recording technology readily available, it’s much easier to go above and beyond to make learning more efficient and effective.

Help Students at Home

Record lessons that students can access anytime, anywhere. You can offer your students a taste of the same dedicated help you give them one-on-one when they are in the comfort of their own homes.

Not every student has access to the internet outside of being at school, and this can often be a struggle. In fact, this concern increases the farther modern education steps into the digital realm. While difficult, however, this limited access isn’t a complete wall in front of greater education. If even just one of your students doesn’t have the luxury of internet access, you must provide workarounds for them.

With recording solutions like Replay Video CaptureReplay Media Catcher and Replay Converter, it’s simple to create powerful study aides, tutorial videos, FAQs, and recorded lectures from your computer (and online sources) in the form of DVDs and thumb drives, so every student is on a path toward success.

Aid Substitute Teachers

Substitute teachers might not always have the most fresh, up-to-date information on what should be taught to keep a course on track. In your absence, it’s important to keep students on track, and help substitutes, with previously recorded media and other valuable learning materials.

With Replay Media Catcher and Replay Converter in hand, you can easily capture your pre-recorded lessons from YouTube, Khan Academy, TED Talks and any other learning resource with streaming video, and burn a full DVD or fill a thumb drive complete with bits of information from any source you need. This will allow your students to stay on track better while you’re away, and aid substitutes who may not have all of the answers, so no one gets behind.

Collect Learning Materials

Courses and classes, especially where higher education and high school students are attending, can’t afford to remain in the same stale state. For learning to be effective, the practice must change with the pace of technology.

Continuously collecting learning materials from valuable online resources is a great way for educators to stay in-the-know, share information, and present it to students in an easy-to-digest format. Here are just some of the ways that our powerful recording software can benefit educators:

  • Put PowerPoints from students on a DVD, thumb drive or SD card to share with other educators.
  • Capture podcasts on items of interest or specific study subject.
  • Record documentaries, movies and video clips from online sources.
  • Save instructional videos from websites like Khan Academy, YouTube, TeacherTube, Lynda and just about anywhere else online.

Develop Professionally 

Finding the time as a busy educator to allow yourself to grow and develop professionally can often be an incredible challenge. Recording software solutions like Replay Media Catcher give the freedom to easily optimize lessons with video and audio content, gather sources for ongoing professional education, and much more.

By using your newly-collected learning materials, creating fresh new ways to present information to your students, and sharing that wealth of knowledge with others, you’ll likely begin to create a culture of professional development for yourself and any other educator you interact with.

Why Choose Applian Recording Solutions? 

While many types of free recording software and screen capture technologies exist today, they unfortunately can never offer the same kind of in-depth access and consistent, powerful features.

By using Applian software, you’ll effectively be able to tap into:

  • A fully dedicated support team that understands your needs as an educator, and is always on-call to answer any questions.
  • Greater stability and better performance.
  • Frequent software updates and improvements.

Education professionals can also have full access to a bundle of amazing media recording, converting and splitting software by downloading the Replay Capture Suite for Mac or Replay Capture Suite for PC. It’s the only software bundle out there that can perform every capturing task mentioned above, and much more.


So, what are you waiting for?

If you’re an institution or educator, contact a Sales Representative today! Discounts are available for multiple software licenses.

Sweet New Updates: Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music & More

Our rockstar developers pushed a handful of awesome new updates this week, focusing on improvements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter.

All of the updates you see below are live and ready to enjoy! Just update your software to get in on the enhancements.

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.1.44

  • Support for BBC iPlayer Dash Protocol
  • Improved download speed of Vimeo Dash Protocol
  • Extraction engine 2016.08.31
  • Upgraded ffmpeg to ffmpeg-20160825-01aee81-win32-static.exe
  • Changed libvo_aacenc to aac encoder for all conversion presets
  • DVR player detection performance improvements
  • Fixed shutdown when Network Monitor still running
  • Improvements to audio recording automatic splitting
  • Support downloading and embedding of subtitles and cc.
  • Increased DVR output bitrate
  • Fixed desktop progress alert image size
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Download the latest Replay Media Catcher.

Replay Music 7.0.1.44

  • Improvements to automatic splitting
  • Fixed desktop progress alert image size
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Download the latest Replay Music.

Replay Converter 5.0.1.44

  • Upgraded ffmpeg to ffmpeg-20160825-01aee81-win32-static.exe
  • Changed libvo_aacenc to aac encoder for all presets
  • Fixed desktop progress alert image size
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Download the latest Replay Converter.


Any questions? Reach out to our Support Staff any time!

Keeping Things Fresh: Replay Media Catcher Updates

It’s another great day for updates!

We’ve recently launched some great new enhancements to Replay Media Catcher for PC. Update your software at any time to take advantage of these additions and improvements.

What’s New in Replay Media Catcher:

  • Support for Periscope streams containing emoji’s in name and title
  • Support for recent IMdb changes for TV Guide and Movie Guide
  • DVR improvements for detecting flash players
  • Extraction engine 2016.07.26.2
  • DVR improvements for players hosted in iFrames
  • New additional DVR browser (Ax Browser) to support some sites.*
  • Improved Dash protocol detection
  • Improved logging performance
  • Improved RTMP detection performance
  • Updated Spanish translation
  • Signed with new Applian code signing certificate
  • Support for new YouTube m4a formats

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**There are now two DVR browser’s to choose from for users with IE 11+. The new DVR browser (Ax Browser) is the default. For users with IE 11 (or older) can access the old DVR browser (Browser Control). This can be changed in Settings.


Any questions on these recent updates? You can reach out to our Support Staff at any time!

How to Record the Olympics: Summer 2016 Live Stream

Welcome to the Summer Olympic Games!

The streaming coverage is in full force for the Summer Olympics in Rio; even Google is sending out YouTube stars to live stream the events. With Michael Phelps’ triumphant 5th year of competitive swimming in the Games, record-smashing track events, and a powerhouse of gymnastics teams from around the world, we’re thrilled to be around to help capture it all.

Fans of the 2016 Rio Olympics can use Replay Media Catcher for Windows to record every incredible event – streaming live from NBC Olympics– and store them in a high quality format.


How to Set up Replay Media Catcher & Record the Olympics on NBC:

There are a couple of settings you need to change in Replay Media Catcher in order to download the live Olympic streams. So, here’s a quick step-by-step on how to get started:

  1. In Replay Media Catcher click on Settings. Then go to the DVR tab.
  2. Ensure that the DVR Browser Type to set to Ax Browser.
  3. Change the Browser Emulation to Edge Browser.

  4. Now let’s record a live event! We’re going to use the DVR Browser method. At the top of Replay Media Catcher, select Digital Video Recorder as the capture method.

  5. Now open the DVR Browser.

  6. Within the DVR Browser, navigate to http://www.nbcolympics.com . Make sure that the DVR Browser window is large enough to display the site in standard mode. If the window is too small, NBC may display their mobile site. So enlarge the DVR Browser window a bit.
  7. Click on the settings button in the upper-right corner of the DVR Browser and ensure that Adjust Embedded Player is turned OFF.
  8. Navigate to the live stream that you wish to record and begin to play it. (You may be asked to sign in with your cable provider). Wait for the video to start playing.
  9. Once the video begins to play, click the record button at the top of the DVR Browser window. The browser will disappear and you’ll see a small preview in Replay Media Catcher’s main window as the recording progresses.

See the full schedule of live Olympic Games right here:

(Schedule via mapsofworld.com)

Our best-selling Replay Media Catcher recording software makes it easy to create super high quality videos of every single Olympic event you see above, so you can watch on your own schedule, and on any device. Plus, it’s the only program of its kind that records online video 100% legally!

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss any of the most live streamed Olympics yet!

Record the Summer Olympics


Got a Mac instead of Windows? You can record the games with Replay Video Capture for Mac!

How to Record Music from Spotify in 3 Simple Steps

Spotify is one of the best online music streaming services today — one simple sign up allows you to stream an incredible amount of music online. Want to record music from Spotify to keep as MP3s? Replay Music is your new best friend, making it easy to record music from Spotify.

Replay Music lets you save music from Spotify to MP3 files, so you can listen to your favorite music on any device, anywhere. Recording from Spotify is a snap with Replay Music! You’ll receive perfectly-tagged and titled song files, ready to import into iTunes or any other system you might use every time.

Here’s how to record music from Spotify with Replay Music:

Step 1: Open

Open Replay Music on your computer and select the big “Record” button.

Step 2: Play

Launch Spotify through your desktop app or browser, and navigate to the album or playlist you want for your collection.

Step 3: Capture

Replay Music will automatically start recording MP3 files, the second your Spotify music starts to play!

And that’s it! Audio recorded from Spotify with Replay Music is high quality, and each song is tagged with the correct artist, song, title and album information. You’ll also get proper lyrics and album artwork to complete your collection perfectly.

Ready to record from Spotify and listen to music anywhere, anytime, on any device?

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3 Ways to Give Your July 4th Celebration a Jolt of Fun

Nothing says Independence Day like a beautiful fireworks show, barbecues with great friends or family and, of course, the sense of freedom that comes along with being an American.

We’re big believers in freedom, which is why we’ve made it possible to record any type of online content your heart desires using a bundle of easy-to-use, yet powerful, software. No matter your plans this 4th of July, products from our best-selling Replay Capture Suite are here to save the day, offering up great media-capturing ways to boost up your celebration.

1. Gather Culinary Inspiration

(GIF via budweiser.com)

Good food and fun holidays bring people together – it’s a fact. You can kick your appetizers, entrees and desserts up a notch with the assistance from the experts of Food Network… and a little help from us.

Replay Media Catcher lets you record any video (or live stream) from Food Network online. There’s practically unlimited inspiration for the perfect 4th of July BBQ, including delicious cocktails, themed sweets, and all the grilling tips and trick you can imagine.

Bonus! With the new live stream monitor feature for PC, you can actively track and record any event online, so you don’t have to miss any broadcasts while enjoying your festivities.  

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2. Create the Perfect Playlist

(GIF via reddit.com)

Music can often be an under-appreciated aspect of a celebration – but when the right tunes are on, it can turn any get-together into a full-on party!

With the help of Replay Music, you can build your perfect Independence Day playlist chock full of summer hits, or even capture pre-existing ones straight from the sources themselves. Either way, you’ll definitely be prepared for a great 4th of July party.

Replay Music is a totally unique audio recorder that was built specifically for recording music from online streaming services and websites. With this program, you can record music from sites like Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud and Apple Music, and save them all into high quality MP3 files.

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3. Capture Amazing Fireworks

(GIF via reddit.com)

What 4th of July is complete without a staggering display of fireworks to end the day of fun? After all of the grilling and celebration is done, there’s really nothing better.

Properly equipped with Replay Video Capture, it’s simple to screen record and save any fireworks live stream you can get your hands on, whether it be your own local event or the incredible Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

Replay Video Capture is the only 100% legal way to grab super high quality recordings of any online video, so you can get your fill of stunning pyrotechnics without having to brave the crowds or be glued to the TV.

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Ready to commit to a season of awesome media fun? Get the full Replay Capture Suite for access to all of these great recording products & more.