Posts Categorized: Applian Software

Fresh Updates! New Improvements to Replay Video Capture

It’s another great day for updates! Our developers just launched some new improvements to Replay Video Capture for PC. Update your software at any time to take advantage of these fixes and additions.

Here’s what’s new in Replay Video Capture 8.8.2:

  • Significantly lower CPU loading in Preview mode
  • Improved audio volume boost for recordings
  • Improved monitor scaling
  • Use different stop recording times for normal and scheduled recordings
  • Fixed a bug preventing installation on non-administrator Windows accounts
  • Fixed scheduler crash in File-View window
  • Fixed recording multiple scheduled recordings in background mode
  • Fixed browser selection for background mode
  • Fixed bug when selecting default media player for recordings

Get the Update!


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

5 Awesome & Illuminating Podcasts for Your Mind-Body Wellness

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Turning your brain and body to “OFF” for awhile can be the best thing for it, and other times you need to kick things up a notch. Whether you’re sitting at home or out on-the-go, podcasts can be an awesome way to learn about your mental and physical well-being, and start to introduce newer and healthier habits into your everyday life.

We rounded up this shortlist of mind-body podcasts to indulge your interests in nutrition, mindfulness, fitness and overall happiness. With our podcast and radio show downloader, Replay Radio, just pick a podcast from the built-in media guide and the software will automatically schedule and download the episodes. Go ahead, start growing!

School of Greatness

Lewis Howes is a literal professional where pursuing dreams are concerned. His award-winning, book-inspiring podcast, School of Greatness, has been a helpful audio resource for passionate people everywhere. Full of fascinating personal stories and interviews with other experts in all areas of life, each episode is both a powerful lesson and a great source of on-the-go entertainment.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is perhaps the most well-known happy people on the planet. After her project (and book based on the project) went viral, she launched her Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast to continue her never ending pursuit of living a fabulously happy life — and helping others do the same. It’s uplifting, it’s motivating, it’s the perfect way to learn about one of the best feelings ever.

Logical Weight Loss

Sometimes all you need is the help of someone who’s been through it; even if it’s not a one-on-one conversation. Logical Weight Loss is for all the folks who want to cut the noise and get straight to the facts. Packed with tips and motivation for a healthy life, it’s one of our favorite ways to tap into free, experience-based information for losing weight and getting healthier.

Audio Dharma

Buddhism teaches all-encompassing peace in life — not a bad thing to attain if you ask us. While the show does highlight the religion itself, Audio Dharma also has a catalog of episodes on topics on how to let go, self-reflection practices, and meditations. Featuring a constant rotation of guest teachers and speakers, it’s an audio journey of enlightenment and mental clarity.

Radio Headspace

While it ceased operations early on last year, the Radio Headspace archives are as good as gold! Each of the existing episodes features interviews with mindfulness game-changers, innovative philanthropists, and more. With simplified teachings on community, reconnecting, and understanding life and death, your mind and body will be more in tune with the world around you.


Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Curious what other podcasts we’re listening to, scheduling and archiving? See more on our blog.

Introducing Our New Audio/Video Editor: Replay Media Splitter 3.0

Our developers have been taking advantage of that special January productivity boost to release the all-new Replay Media Splitter 3.0, our easy-to-use audio and video editor for online media files.

The program allows you to remove, merge and join segments of media from audio / video files, and works with all of the most popular file formats (MP3 & WMA; AVI, WMV & ASF), so you can archive podcasts and audiobooks, customize home videos, and create file mashups with the best of them.

The new Replay Media Splitter includes:

  • New, more flexible timeline.
  • Updated and modernized user interface.
  • Media library control for easy access to your project source files.
  • Two easy edit modes: Remove unwanted fragments with CUT or save desired fragments only with KEEP.

See the full Replay Media Splitter user guide here and view the short demo video below.

 Try Replay Media Splitter for PC

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

‘Tis the Season! Sign Up to Save Big This Holiday

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, Applian gave to me
Twelve podcasts casting, eleven shows streaming,
Ten Facebook videos, nine new live events,
Eight Hulu Plus films, seven Netflix series,
Six playlists playing, five screen recordings,
Four Skype calls, three french films,
Two webcam sites,
and Riki in a lime tree.

We’re decking the halls with some extra special holiday cheer, coming soon to your email inbox.

There’s no better time of year to capture and save all the movies, music, podcasts, videos and more that you can get your hands on — or, to give the (digital) gift that keeps on giving to someone you love!

Sign up for the Applian newsletter below and unwrap seasonal deals on all of your favorite media-recording 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.

 Get Replay Media Catcher

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!