Posts Categorized: Replay Music

Applian Updates! Your Favorite Software, Made Better

We’ve just launched some improvements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter! You can update your software at any time to take advantage of these enhancements.

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.0.96:

  • Support for YouTube page extraction
  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Added Network Trace Debug log switch
  • Added support for cam4 downloading
  • Added Chaterbate as a secure site
  • Exposed iframe player list in DVR settings
  • Updated adblock domains
  • Check for TCP segmentation off loading
  • Detect Adobe HDS over https
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Replay Music 7.0.0.96:

  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Replay Converter 5.0.0.96:

  • Import any file type for conversion
  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Fixed Audio CD Burning duration check
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Any questions? You can reach out to our Support staff at any time!

Use Replay Music to Record & Save These Fall Playlists

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It’s easy to expand your music collection one track at a time with Replay Music and all of the great music streaming services that exist today! As Autumn has finally arrived here in the United States, we wanted to share a few of the best Fall-inspired playlists available on Spotify today.

Just launch our Replay Music software on your Mac or PC, hit play on the music, and start recording instantly. Replay Music will save your new music into high-quality MP3’s, complete with accurate tags, track names and album artwork – it will even split these playlist songs into individual tracks, effortlessly.

Discover some great new music below, and keep it forever with the ultimate internet music recorder, Replay Music!

Warm Autumn Playlist

Enjoy 47 calming minutes of Andrew Bird, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke and more.

Jazz for Autumn

Sweet, soulful sounds that capture the essence of the season.

Autumn Acoustics

This 83-track playlist is perfect for curling up with a warm cup of coffee on a fall afternoon.

What are your go-to Fall tunes? Do you like to keep it jazzy and cool or are you more into an upbeat tempo for the season? Let us know if we missed any awesome Spotify playlists that we should listen to. Sound off over on our Facebook page or tweet us.

Freshly Baked Updates

Both Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music received a little love today. We do our very best to keep your favorite apps running smoothly and up-to-date with the latest goodness.

Download the updates for Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music so that you’re enjoying the latest and greatest. Free for current Replay Media Catcher 6 and Replay Music 7 owners.

See the full list of fixes and improvements in the release notes.

Celebrating Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2015

Has there ever been a more exciting time to love music? Despite the music industry’s loud, long-standing complaints, the answer is ‘No!’

Today we have more artists making more music that’s more accessible to more fans than ever before. But just because platforms like YouTube, Spotify and Pandora have made music listening more convenient than ever, and services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have given bands new ways of supporting themselves, creating new work and funding concert tours, it doesn’t mean it’s all ‘out with the old’ in the world of sharps and flats.

The 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last Sunday highlights this strange new intersection of old established grandeur and new digital access. Below, we’ve collected some of the 2015 inductees, compiled some of their greatest performances from around the web. Check out the best way to capture them for keeps in our Supported Site Directory.

Happy listening!

  • Ringo Starr

    There are so many mythic stories and timeless Beatles performances it’s hard to pick just one. But for the true connoisseur, Ringo has his own mythology. Before the Rock Hall of Fame induction performance, it had been years since bandmates Paul and Ringo had played together. Their set at the ceremony is fun and includes cameos from other 2015 inductees. The YouTube video here is shot on some lucky audience member’s phone but the audio comes through clearly. Fire up Replay Media Catcher for the video and use Replay Music to save the track for your kids’ iPod.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the full list of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees here, have a listen to this excellent YouTube mix featuring songs from each of the 2015 inductees, rock out to this 500-song Spotify playlist on the sounds that shaped Rock & Roll, or get into the best live Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum performances playlist.

Remember, you can capture and keep music from YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify with Replay Music.

Reasons to Love Replay Media Catcher 6

In case you missed it, we released Replay Media Catcher 6 last month. We’ve gotten back awesome reviews, and wanted to share some of the favorite features of the new update.

  1. Expanded Media Guides: Now you can access pretty much any content that’s on the Web. From television to videos to full-length movies, Replay Media Catcher will seamlessly record the media so you can watch on  your computer or even transfer to another device for playback anytime, anywhere.
  2. Drag & Drop Downloading: We’ve made it easier than ever to “catch” the media you like with the movement of your computer mouse. One simple gesture and ta-da, you’re on your way to downloading.
  3. Convert All Kinds of Formats: Download from web sites with specific media protocols and convert to over 130 device and file formats.
  4. Powerful Audio Recorder.  Replay Media Catcher can record and convert audio from ANY web site or source, at high quality. AND, for music lovers, songs are split into separate tracks and tagged to include song title info.
  5. Faster, Stronger, Better: Overall, we’ve improved the performance of Replay Media Catcher for the best update yet.

We would love to hear your thoughts on the brand new Replay Media Catcher 6, so we’ve assembled a short customer survey. Please go ahead and fill it out — tell us what you think!

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If you have additional questions or need a tutorial, please watch our video below on how to accomplish all of your downloading needs with the all new Replay Media Catcher!

Best 2015 GRAMMY Songs To Record with Replay Music

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Last night was the music industry’s opportunity to show off it’s best acts. The show itself featured a number of awesome performances, but if you missed any of the top tracks on the list of winners, we’ve rounded up our favorites for your listening pleasure and the opportunity to use Replay Music to record and capture the sound of the 2015 Grammy Awards!

Paramore — Best Rock Song “Ain’t It Fun”

Ridiculously catchy and hard to hate, this track from Paramore has everything you want in straight-forward pop rock. No fuss, only fun.

Kendrick Lamar — Best Rap Song / Performance “i”

One of the most positive hip-hop songs to hit the air waves this year. Kendrick is known for his poignancy and his third studio album is one of the most anticipated in 2015. Keep your ears open!

St. Vincent — Best Alternative Music Record “Strange Mercy”

Indie goddess, St Vincent (Annie Clark) walked away with an award for her haunting record and lurching sound on “Strange Mercy”. Here’s one of our favorite tracks from the album, “Cruel”:

Pentonix — Best Instrumental Arrangement “Daft Punk”

The a capella group, Pentonix, goes into audio soundscapes of the last year, sampling seven different Daft Punk songs. Using a mixture of insane vocal and beatboxing talent, this hardworking crew deserve the nod.

“Twenty Feet From Stardom” — Best Music Film

This is a featured performance from one of the stars of this amazing documentary (which you can stream here on Netflix and record with Replay Video Capture 7). Showcasing the talent of background singers throughout history, this is a must-watch movie and must-listen soundtrack.

Tell us your favorite moments of the show and music from the past year over on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear what you’re listening too! Don’t forget to use Replay Music to get all of the best tracks of 2015.

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All New Replay Music 7

We’ve just released an exciting upgrade to everyone’s favorite music recorder. Replay Music 7 is here! Replay Music has been a hit with customers since 2004. Allowing you to record any music you can hear on your PC. It works great while listening to your favorite streaming music service. Replay Music records each track and automatically tags it for you. It’s a great way to discover new music and add to your growing music collection.

Here’s whats new in Replay Music 7:

  • All new audio recording technology eliminates all system sounds for super-clean recordings.
  • Records and splits from sources using 4, 5, 5.1, and 7.1 channels.
  • Song lyrics are included in track tags.
  • Tag any music file on your PC by dragging and dropping into Replay Music.
  • No longer requires admin privileges, and no more UAC prompt.
  • New small interface option.
  • Find songs from the built in Media Guide.
  • Mobile friendly: Save songs directly to DropBox, Google Drive or OneDrive.
  • Improved album art import. Change the artwork yourself, or use Replay Music’s suggestions.
  • Record multiple audio sources at the same time.
  • Recombining of split files.
  • New user interface.
  • New Music Guide.

 

 

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The End of Grooveshark Recording?

It looks like Grooveshark is in a heap of trouble, according to this article in Ars Technica.

A judge found that Grooveshark employees were encouraged to upload thousands of songs to the service. As far as I understand the legality, if users upload it’s OK for Grooveshark, but it’s pretty obviously a copyright violation if employees of the company are doing it – especially when directed by management. This violates the basic rule of thumb of copyright law: Don’t redistribute other people’s stuff without their permission.

There’s still a lot of great music sites out there (which Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music record from nicely). But Grooveshark is one of my favorites.

Let’s Talk About Replay Media Catcher and HTTPS

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Keeping up with the constant changes in streaming protocols is just the job for Replay Media Catcher‘s Engineers. They like a challenge and frequently whip up very smart solutions to very tough problems. If you’ve installed the most recent version of Replay Media Catcher, you’ll see that we’ve made some great improvements. And if you like to download streams from YouTube, then you’ve likely seen the new prompt to install a CA certificate. So what’s that all about? Have no fear! We’re here to break it down for you. Let’s get nerdy, shall we?

YouTube and some other sites now stream their media over an HTTPS connection by default. So what is HTTPS? Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure is the secure version of http. Typically used when a secure connection is necessary. Like for ecommerce transactions and such. When you connect to a website that is using HTTPS, the session is encrypted with a Digital Certificate.

Let’s first look at how Replay Media Catcher downloads, then we’ll explain how installing the CA Certificate helps it to do it’s job better.  When you switch on Replay Media Catcher, it starts sniffing the network traffic. Looking for media to download. As you come across streaming video or music, Replay Media Catcher decodes that network traffic and if it understands what it is seeing on the network, it tries to detect and download the media based on intelligence we’ve written for that protocol. Pretty slick, right? That’s how Replay Media Catcher can download so much more without browser plugins. It simply does not need them. It only listens to the network.

Let’s say you’ve switched on Replay Media Catcher’s monitoring and you’re happily browsing along and decide to download the latest viral video on YouTube. Remember we said that YouTube is now streaming their media over an HTTPS connection.. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. When you see HTTPS in the URL, you are using the SSL/TLS protocol to speak to that website. Replay Media Catcher will then not understand that traffic and disregard it.  That sounds like bad news, right? Nope! Read on…

If you’re running Replay Media Catcher version 5.0.1.46 or later, you’ll notice a new prompt when it first sees media from a site that is streaming over HTTPS. This prompt explains that in order for Replay Media Catcher to scan for media that is streamed over HTTPS, a CA certificate is required to be created. A CA (Certificate Authority) is an authority in a network that issues and manages security credentials.

You can choose to allow HTTPS scanning or not. If you choose no, Replay Media Catcher will ignore any HTTPS streaming and you’ll be sad. That breaks my heart. Say YES!

Replay Media Catcher HTTPS

If you choose YES, (and we recommend you do) then Windows will prompt you to install the CA certificate.  Windows presents you with this:

Windows Security Warning

The title of the window says “Security Warning”. Yeah, well…it’s not a problem. Windows is just letting you know that a certificate is about to be installed. Windows says that it cannot validate the certificate as actually being from Replay Media Catcher, but have no fear. We have created a certificate called Replay Media Catcher 5 SSL Scanner Root. Essentially, it allows Replay Media Catcher to scan HTTPS traffic like that being served by YouTube for downloadable media. It is absolutely safe. And you are not putting yourself or your computer in any danger by installing it.

Don’t miss out on all the great streaming goodness that Replay Media Catcher can download. It’s waaay smarter than any other streaming media downloader. Guaranteed!

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Expand Your Music Library With Replay Music

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How many streaming music services do you listen to? Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Grooveshark, Sirius/XM, Songza,? I love them all for different reasons. Next time you’re listening, try using Replay Music to record the tracks as you hear them. Just click START and listen. That’s really all there is to it. The songs you listen to from your favorite streaming music site, are recorded and saved to your PC as high-quality MP3 files (there are other formats too). The tracks are separated and  tagged with Artist, Album, Title and Genre. You can even set Replay Music to export the tracks to iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Pretty Nifty. Replay Music can record any audio it hears. Even from music videos. It’s a great way to discover new music. Remember, if you like the song you’ve recorded, support the Artist and go buy it.

Hope you’re having fun with Replay Music. Let us know how you use it.