Posts Categorized: Replay Media Catcher

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.

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The 5 Most Popular Series on BBC iPlayer to Download and Save

Among the streaming giants we normally keep up-to-date on, BBC iPlayer is one of the largest abroad. While noticing that services like Netflix and Amazon were taking a big portion of the viewers, the BBC took a digital approach when they made full series of shows available online after being shown on live TV. Now, BBC iPlayer is at its absolute best; viewers are streaming an average of 272 million shows every month.

With BBC being one of the leading providers of amazing content like shows, movies, and documentaries, there’s a comprehensive catalog of media to consume and enjoy on their platform, including many top-rated UK series. We’ve taken a deep dive into the most popular titles on BBC iPlayer – you can record every last one of them using (a DNS service like Getflix. if you’re in the United States and) the power of Replay Media Catcher!

1. The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders, while fairly new, has already rounded up a ton of acclaim from comedy viewers in the UK, USA, and beyond who enjoy a good belly laugh. Starring Alex Murphy, Chris Walley as two teenage friends (Conor and Jock) from Cork, the show follows their follies and journeys in stealing bikes, hatching up crazy plans, and going on impromptu adventures ultimately on the quest to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7,000,000 euros. 

2. EastEnders

EastEnders is a truly classic British drama/soap opera that was created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland in the early 80’s and has been featured regularly on BBC One since 1985. Like many other soap operas, the general storyline sounds simple enough, following a family or working-class folks of Albert Square; however, it manages to discuss many social, societal, and even “taboo” issues that made the show way ahead of its time.

3. MasterChef

 

MasterChef is one of those cooking shows that you can kick but can never keep down. There’s nothing people love more than watching competitive cooking, baking, and perfecting of food that you can practically smell it looks so good. After a brief hiatus of the program in the early 2000’s, MasterChef has been better than ever (and making our mouths water!). Pro tip: check out all of the spin-off programs to get all of the cooking competition you can handle.

4. Shetland

If you love Scottish accents, beautiful scenery, and a whole bunch of true crime, Shetland is the perfect show for you. This crime drama series stars Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, a Detective Inspector on the Scottish archipelago of Shetland who has a no-B.S. attitude when it comes to cracking cases. For fans of the recent true crime drama movement, this is one show you won’t want to keep off your list.

5. Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife is a period piece that some might describe as “perfect.” Adapted by Heidi Thomas from the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this dramatic show provides a new perspective on the lives and women behind midwifery in 1950s East End London. Chiefly following a midwife named Jenny and a crew of lovable nuns, Call the Midwife is a refreshing series full of amazing women who care for people.

 

Important Note: BBC iPlayer lets you stream shows and movies, but only if you’re watching in the UK. The easiest way to watch BBC iPlayer in the United States and other areas abroad is to use a DNS service like Getflix.

Replay Media Catcher is the only software out there that can record high-quality video of streaming movies and other media online. BONUS TIP! Use the live stream monitor feature to easily keep track of your favorite streaming shows and entertainment on BBC iPlayer, and automatically download. Don’t miss these exclusive series and shows before they’re gone – use Replay Media Catcher to save them all.

 

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Applian User Experience: Captivating Audiences at a Local Movie Theater

When you’re expecting a live audience who are searching for great quality and an experience from your service to be in top shape, the eyes and pressure are on, and your business’ reputation at stake.

This scenario used to plague one of our customers who runs two free, independent community movie theaters – one in an old Church and the other as a drive-in – for the past 17 years. When viewing large video files in places outside your usual home or office building environment, for example, a connection can be unstable. The owner found difficulties when trying to obtain the trailers for her upcoming films being shown at the theaters.

Lucky for her, she found a very simple solution using software in our own Replay Capture Suite

Replay Media Catcher and Replay Video Capture [in the Replay Capture Suite] are indispensable tools to what I do. We license individual films or sometimes show films through a general license on a 25’ widescreen indoors, and 40’ wide screen outdoors. It’s expensive, but it’s fun for families. Sometimes the company or producer just doesn’t give me a trailer.”

So, what is a small independent theater owner to do? Use powerful tools available in order to record media online and get exactly what’s needed.

“I capture the trailers off the internet unblemished and I easily convert them (with Replay Converter, of course). These can be stored on a USB and used to play as a trailer for upcoming features. It’s all clean, high-quality and completely legal.”

For use outside of a WiFi connection or where there is a rick of slow connection, Replay Media Catcher is ideal; any video saved is guaranteed to be high-quality for any purpose, viewer or situation. When our customers use the software, they’re happy that they will completely eliminate any prior media player necessary, making any portable video process lighter and more efficient.

“Until the Replay Capture Suite was available, I often had to either find a trailer on a secondary DVD or Blu-Ray player, and queue it up and cable switch for the trailer, or play the YouTube or Vimeo live…. If the network was working, fast, and the drop down ads didn’t ruin it for the audience. Now everything is nice, clean and easy!”

How Does It Work?

Offering a variety of media options to download, the software in the Replay Capture Suite allows you to either copy and paste media into the software or directly record from the link you’re watching. It’s incredibly easy to use, supporting over 130 devices and file formats and it’s still super powerful.

We’re glad to see another satisfied customer: “Now everything is nice, clean and easy! Thanks, Applian!”

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Essential YouTube Hacks for Every Video Watcher

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If you’re anything like us, you can hardly go a day without opening up YouTube to watch a video online. Plus, with the cold winter season settled in and making us want to stay warm and cozy, it’s inevitable that YouTube is in for a boost in viewership. While the popular video streaming site makes it possible to watch videos on any topic, served up by folks from all walks of life, there are still more cool things to be discovered.

Ready for the most entertaining YouTube experience of your life? Check out our top tips, tricks, and hacks to help kick your viewing up a notch.

1. Create an auto-lineup of your favorites

Have a few favorite YouTubers that you binge-watch again and again? You can create a meta playlist that holds ALL of the video uploads from a single uploader (in order of upload date, chronologically). To do this, just add “&list=UL” to any video URL on YouTube.

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2. Conquer country-specific videos

Sometimes, YouTube videos can have restrictions based on geographic regions. That’s why you’ll get that “The uploader has not made this video available in your country” pop-up message when you stumble on a cool video from far away. Luckily, this trick lets you watch any video from any country.

Here’s how regular YouTube links appears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxx

Copy the string of characters defined by our “xxxx” example above, and paste it so that the URL is: http://www.youtube.com/v/xxxx

3. Watch in HD mode all the time

High definition is ALWAYS better, but sometimes your Internet connection can get in the way. Unlock HD mode by adding a couple of secret codes to the end of your video URL. Get stereo sound and 480×270 resolution with “&fmt=18”, or “&fmt=22” for 1280×720 resolution.

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4. Jump through age restrictions

We’re all for keeping PG-13 videos for more mature eyes only, but sometimes the age restrictions on YouTube videos can be bothersome for legal adults. Instead of signing in or clicking through to verify your age, just add “nsfw.” to the beginning of your entire video’s URL, so that it appears like this: nsfw.youtube.com

5. Hunt for all the hidden Easter eggs

Cleverly hidden in YouTube’s source code are secrets just waiting to be discovered and unlocked. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Search “Beam me up Scotty” and your results will show up like they were transported through space.
  • Repeat any video (forever!) by right-clicking on the video and selecting “Loop.”
  • Like old games? Type the numbers “1980” while your video is playing and the Missile Control game will appear.
  • An homage to the Wadsworth Constant, a meme that stated the first 30% of any video isn’t worth your time, you can enter “&wadsworth=1” at the end of a YouTube video URL and it’ll auto-skip the first 30% for you.

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6. Access unique 360-degree videos

YouTube launched their support for 360-degree videos earlier in 2016, letting users have a complete view of key videos and live events. With Chrome installed on your computer, you can rotate around and see every angle just by using your mouse. On mobile through the YouTube app, a simple screen swivel can lead you into new 360-degree journeys.

7. Download videos & turn audio files into MP3s

Take your favorite videos with you, in any file type you need! With Replay Media Catcher, you can download YouTube videos with just one quick drag-and-drop movement and automatically convert YouTube to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

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This article was originally published January 6, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.

The Most Memorable Thanksgiving Dishes to Try This Year

A warm, delicious home-cooked meal is the hallmark of many families’ Thanksgiving celebrations.

If you’re the cook in the family, Thanksgiving can often feel like a stressful time — however, to lend a helping hand this season, we put together a collection of the best traditional dishes from Food Network and YouTube to kickstart your inspiration. Using Replay Media Catcher, you can download and save all of the best Thanksgiving meal videos, highlights and tips online, and store them in a high quality format to re-watch at anytime.

Click through to watch and download them all!

The Ultimate Turkey

How to Make a Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Make Herb Roasted Turkey

Savory Side Dishes

How to Make Spinach Gratin

How to Make Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

How to Make Buttery Baked Potato Dinner Rolls 

Sweet, Sweet Dessert

How to Make Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

How to Make Pecan Pie

How to Make a Perfect Pumpkin Roll Cake


Don’t miss these videos before they’re gone – use Replay Media Catcher to save them all!

 

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How to Download YouTube Audio From Online

The majority of YouTube is occupied by content that is heavily focused on audio – with 300 videos uploaded every minute (let that sink in…), the coverage of possibilities to download YouTube audio is endless.

Having the opportunity to download YouTube audio for safekeeping is one that should be used to its full potential. Podcasts, the latest music, cooking instructions and DIY assistance are all factors of educational advantages which can be taken anywhere once downloaded – offline, on the road or roaming around your garden because your WiFi doesn’t stretch.

Most of the time you may not need or want the video, making this article the ideal read to learn about how to download YouTube audio online.

The Best People to Follow On YouTube

Before we get into the “how’s” of downloading YouTube audio, we have to touch on the “who’s.” If you’re looking for inspiration on channels to follow and download audio from, we’ve covered nearly every corner of YouTube.

For Music

Majestic CasualAfter launching their greatest success, the Majestic team has continued to grow. Covering drum & bass and dubstep as well as all your chill-out needs, you have music for every walk of life, and every minute of the day.

For House Tips

Apartment TherapyTake inspiration when going to IKEA or your local home store, because Apartment Therapy will open your eyes to new hacks across all the rooms in your house, for whichever size.

For Cooking

ChefStepsNot just for professional chefs, but wannabe chefs or stay at home chefs can also benefit. Grab your headphones, stick your phone in your pocket and whisk your way around your kitchen with these skillful tips.

For DIY

Home & Garden For Mere MortalsThis friendly father and son duo are prone to foolproof videos. Download this YouTube audio when you have a broken tap, no door handle or just ran low on washing detergent.

For Adventure

FunForLouisJoin Louis on the biggest adventure of his life, as he travels around the world in a tiny plane. With the main goal to share the diverse world which we live in, this is an ideal set of videos to convert to audio as you’re on the road or planning your next adventure.

For Photography

Mike BrowneDownload this Youtube audio for climbing up the mountains, in a boat across the ocean or to your friend’s house for the best group portraits. Whilst you’re snapping, this audio will guide you on the best angles so you can follow word for word.

For Personality

Jenna MarblesIf you just want to laugh out loud with someone on the journey to work, then Jenna is the girl for you. Let her wake you up and lift your spirits before a tough day ahead with her crazy sense of humor.

How to Download YouTube Audio

  1. Open Replay Media Catcher for Windows or Replay Media Catcher for Mac on your computer and select “Record.” If you don’t already have it, just follow the links below to download first.
  2. Launch YouTube and go to the specific video or channel that you want to save audio from.
  3. In Replay Media Catcher, set the conversion drop-down to “Extract Audio to MP3” and turn on the Auto switch at the top left.
  4. Replay Media Catcher will start to listen for YouTube audio to download so you can convert to an MP3 file immediately!

With these simple steps, you’ll be listening, learning, DIYing, and laughing anywhere you decide to take your audio! Pro tip: collect all your favorite videos of the week in one playlist to download all at the same time. Enjoy!

 

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Applian User Experience: Tools for Professional Education

It’s never an easy ride when you try to connect to the internet when traveling. The connection across all transport modes are never as you hope them to be. It’s easy frustration and a time-wasting technique searching for solutions, or preparing for the journey and sourcing your favorite programs to download that will be reliable. We heard from one of our own users who solved this problem for her client using the power of Applian products:

“I am a virtual executive assistant and work for a client who loves to watch educational seminars while traveling. The internet service on a plane is not very good, so this can be problematic. I use Replay Media Catcher to record seminars for him and then I upload them to a cloud server.”

Replay Media Catcher allows you to quickly play whatever you want to save in a high-quality format — it’s the easiest solution to recording anything you find. If you can watch it, you can save it! For Dianne, her client is satisfied with the quality and availability, and she’s happy with the simplicity and ease of recording.

“Since the seminars come from many different sources, it is really nice to have one app that I can use for recording them all for viewing at his convenience.”

Replay Media Catcher is the best way to make 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 files.

How Does Replay Media Catcher Work?

Replay Media Catcher powerful way to capture video and audio files from thousands of websites, so you can save important files offline to enjoy anywhere. Record from ANY source as it plays from your Windows or Mac computer, automatically convert to the file format of your choosing, and watch and re-watch as many times as you want. Anything you download is yours to keep!

With Replay Media Catcher, you can also…

  • Schedule recordings from any playable URL at a time you choose.
  • Embed video, music and radio guides to help you find interesting media.
  • Automatically identify and tag recorded music MP3 files.

Take a look at our tutorial video for more helpful info:

After using Replay Media Catcher, Dianne shared her gratitude:

“My client loves making those plane flights productive, and is very happy with the quality available.”

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How to Download Videos from YouTube with Replay Media Catcher

Download Videos from YouTube

Replay Media Catcher is the fastest, most powerful way to capture any video from YouTube and thousands of other media sites. Just run any video along with the software, and it will be downloaded back to your computer faster than real-time; 10 times faster than playback speed!

With simple drag & drop functionality, Replay Media Catcher is the easiest way to “catch” all of the YouTube videos you can get your hands on, with just one quick movement. And, lightning-fast conversions make it possible to automatically convert these videos to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to download videos from YouTube:

 

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This article was originally published January 27, 2017.

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, 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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Watch Anywhere With the Ultimate Netflix Downloader

What do you do when you want to enjoy your favorite Netflix shows, but lack access to WiFi? If you’re doing things the right way, you’ll have them downloaded and at-the-ready, anytime and on any device.

With its many shortcomings, you can (and should) arm yourself with special tools to help you dive through any obstacles that an Internet connection or Netflix account may throw at you. Replay Media Catcher is a powerful program built to download movies from Netflix and other online streaming websites, so you can watch your favorites at any time.

Why Download From Netflix?

Netflix isn’t perfect, and your viewing location often isn’t either. With the streaming services’ constantly rotating catalog paired with the unreliability of the Internet, WiFi-less traveling and more, it’s more important than ever to keep your favorites offline.

If you don’t know how to download movies and shows from Netflix, you might not be able to see your favorite content if it’s taken down, or when you’re in an area with spotty (or no) Internet connection. When in doubt, it’s always safer to download from Netflix first before enjoying later!

How to Download from Netflix

Replay Media Catcher is the ultimate downloader for Netflix. With advanced technology that downloads at 10x playback speed, seamless integrations with iTunes, Google Drive and more, and a built-in converter that supports all major file types, it’s the best way to capture and save all your favorites to view offline.

1. Get Replay Media Catcher for PC from the website.

2. Download the file to your computer, then double-click to launch and follow the instructions to install the program.

3. Open Replay Media Catcher and click to start the Digital Video Recorder.

5. Navigate over to the Netflix movie(s) or TV show episode(s) you want to record. You can either drag and drop the URLs into Replay Media Catcher OR  download it as you watch.

6. Once downloaded, you’ll notice the file status change to “Complete.” Now you’re ready to save your downloaded Netflix content anywhere!

For a quick tutorial, see our Replay Media Catcher demo video here:

Even More Perks of Replay Media Catcher!

Replay Media Catcher is home to a ton of great features that make it the ultimate Netflix downloader:

  • Use built-in Media Guides to locate movies and TV shows from Netflix without entering the site.
  • Export downloaded Netflix content to iTunes or Windows Media or keep as a simple MP4 video.
  • Save movies and shows on ANY connected device to watch at your convenience, including tablets and smartphones.
  • Turn on Auto Mode to keep Replay Media Catcher on the lookout for any video or online content to download automatically.

What are you waiting for? Click below to get the software for yourself!

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