Posts Categorized: Replay Video Capture

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 :-)”

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

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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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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March Madness 2018: Where to Watch & Record Online

If March Madness 2018 is anything like the regular season, we’re in for an intense and totally unpredictable postseason tournament. Trust us, you’re not going to want to miss a minute. While nothing’s ever set-in-stone, FiveThirtyEight statistics are pointing to a few clear regional leads who may continue to advance:

Men’s Teams

According to Forbes:

“Only half of the schools that reached their respective regionals are ones a majority thought would reach this point. This group includes No. 1 Villanova, No. 1 Kansas, No. 2 Purdue, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Gonzaga and No. 5 Kentucky…

The remainder of the Sweet 16 field is compromised of a rag-tag collection of double-digit seeds—No. 11 Loyola-Chicago and No. 11 Syracuse pulled off back-to-back upsets to shock the world—and middle-seeded programs that weren’t given much of a chance to get through their pod because a consensus powerhouse was blocking the way through the bracket.”

Additionally, the NCAA March Madness Twitter account just recently tweeted out the most updated brackets:

How to Live Stream & Record March Madness 2018

Along with your standard viewing options, you can always live stream the rest of March Madness from CBSSports.com online. With the CBS Sports March Madness live stream, you can use Replay Video Capture to record every game in the postseason tournament!

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Replay Video Capture is the only software out there that’s tested and proven to record March Madness games from CBSSports.com in super high-quality video and incredible audio, so you can enjoy the madness again and again.

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Any questions on how to start? Read up on the Replay Video Capture user guide, or contact us anytime.

How to Record a Facebook Live Video

Facebook Live is a phenomenon sweeping the connected, live-streaming world we live in today. Everyone from celebrities to close friends, politicians to musicians, and everywhere in between can broadcast right from the camera on their smartphone.

While Facebook Live videos are real-time in nature, those watching the live streams are restricted to the access that their favorite broadcasters allow. Replay Video Capture is the only way to create high-quality recordings from Facebook Live videos, making it easy to watch live streaming moments anywhere, anytime and on any device, even after they are removed.

How to record a Facebook Live video:

1. Launch Software 

Open Replay Video Capture for Mac or Replay Video Capture for PC on your desktop or laptop computer.

2. Open Facebook

Head for the Live broadcast you want to record, either via your News Feed or the broadcaster’s Facebook Page.

3. Start Recording

Replay Video Capture will automatically find the Facebook Live video window in your browser – all you have to do is hit Record!

Unlike other screen recording programs, Replay Video Capture is designed for the highest quality video output possible and has recording capabilities up to 100 frames per second. It’s the fastest, most powerful way to legally record ANY live streaming content from Facebook Live and save it in a high-quality format.

Here’s how it’s done:

Remember: if you can watch it on your computer screen online, you can capture it forever! 

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Miss out on a great broadcast on Facebook Live? You can use Replay Media Catcher to download the archived live streams directly from the publishers’ Facebook page!

Applian User Experience: Saving Online Classes & Webinars

Whether in an academic or professional setting, continued education is a lifelong commitment. While businesses and marketers have their focus on video content, the eyes of many key industries of the world have taken notice as well; in particular, that of financial trading. For one of our own customers working as a professional financial Futures Trader, keeping up with the industry and its many represented markets was not only important to her career, it was imperative.

Janene Ayer understood that, in her field of work, staying up-to-date on the latest market trends meant referencing the past historical data, as well.

“The market repeats itself all of the time. The setups that happen repeat themselves. You can watch for them and make a lot of money and also if you do not know what to look for you can lose a lot of money. So when I can go back and review what has happened in the past it makes my chances of catching these moves a lot better. I use Applian software mainly to capture webinars and classes that I want to review and to keep on file.”

With our Replay Video Capture software, Janene has been able to record high-quality videos of every historical trading video in existence online. Replay Video Capture is the best way to make a video recording from any online site, including hard-to-record sources. For professionals in complicated, constantly shifting industries like Janene, it’s been an incredible asset for capturing and saving the kinds of videos that can make her career truly flourish.

“Thank you so much for making this software available to us!”

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 classes
  • Online conferences
  • Skype and Google Hangouts
  • Presentations and documents

 

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Coming This March: New TV Shows & Movies on Netflix

February has absolutely flown by, and we all know what another new month means: brand new movies and TV shows on Netflix! While every passing month means that Netflix is removing content from its roster, they always make up for it with an onslaught of brilliant shows, films, documentaries, and ever-popular Netflix Originals to get excited about.

If you’re like us and can barely handle the anticipation, first take a deep breath – there will be plenty of awesome entertainment hitting your screen soon. You can find the full list of upcoming shows and movies, and take a look at some of the highlights right here. Don’t forget to update your Replay Video Capture software so you can capture every episode, past, present, and future.

B: The Beginning – March 2

A brand new Netflix original, B: The Beginning is a 10-episode anime production that follows genius investigator Keith Flick as he rejoins the royal police force. As he’s settling in, a serial killer referred to as “B” emerges and becomes an immediate threat. For fans of anime and animated series, this one is as suspenseful as it is creative and beautifully done.

You can watch B: The Beginning on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture.

Jessica Jones (Season 2) – March 8

In the Marvel world, there is no shortage of kick-butt heroes and Jessica Jones is one of them. Following the end of her short-lived career as a superhero in NYC, the show focuses on Jessica Jones as she tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator. As part of the Marvel universe as it exists on Netflix today, we’re loving how the storylines and character development of one show can bleed into another so easily. If you’re a fan of Luke Cage, you’ll definitely want to check this one out if you haven’t already.

You can watch Jessica Jones on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture. 

Ladies First – March 8

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Ladies First is a classic, true tale of bravery and bringing yourself up from nothing. Deepika Kumari was born into poverty and very limited women’s rights in India. Through the doubts of many, she was able to become the fifth-ranked athlete in the world in women’s archery and a gold medal winner at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. This documentary follows her childhood, training, and eventual win that made her famous around the world.

You can watch Ladies First on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture. 

Love (Season 3) – March 9

Their relationship might not be considered “conventional,” but in the modern world, who really knows what makes the perfect couple? Judd Apatow’s quirky take on a romantic comedy, Love, is wrapping up with its final season (3). The comedic series has been described as having a “down-to-earth look at dating” that explores different perspectives on romantic relationships. With some squirmy moments and some “awww” moments, it’s definitely a charmer.

You can watch Love on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture. 

On My Block – March 16

Growing up is hard enough without being in Los Angeles. On My Block is a new Netflix Original comedy series that follows the coming-of-age take of four friends as they navigate life in inner-city LA. This highly-anticipated, half-hour comedy series was co-created by ”Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich and is the female-led breakthrough show we all needed growing up.

You can watch On My Block on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture. 

Game Over, Man! – March 23

Game Over, Man! is a new comedy from (most of) the production team behind Workaholics, that follows three friends on the verge of finally getting funding to start their own video game company. Surprise, surprise, though — something goes wrong! Their main financier is suddenly taken hostage, complicating the situation and forcing them to rescue him before it’s too late.

You can watch Game Over, Man! on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture. 

 

 

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events – March 30

What was once simply a super-popular children’s book series has been revived once more for the screen. A Series of Unfortunate Events (the series) is a Netflix Original that grabbed viewers immediately with Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of the strange, slightly evil Count Olaf. Based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Lemony Snicket, the Baudelaire orphans are placed into the care of their distant relative (Olaf), a man constantly plotting to get their fortune for himself.

You can watch A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix and record it all with Replay Video Capture. 

 

 

 

 

With all these amazing new movies and shows on Netflix, you should be set until the next month of new content arrives (we hope!). Replay Video Capture is the ultimate Netflix downloader! Our powerful software can easily record from Netflix and save the videos back to your computer. With Replay Video Capture, you can record anything from Netflix to watch and enjoy later – it’s the perfect tool for building up your personal media library with all the best entertainment that the Internet has to offer.

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The Most Compatible Valentine’s Day Movies to Find & Record Online

Ah, love! February is undoubtedly one of the most romantic times of the year – well, at least for just one day. People everywhere will be celebrating love this Valentine’s Day with dinners, roses, and professions of love. While the holiday may not be for everyone, it certainly helps bring out the best romantic movies online. 

Rather than listing the same old same old, we’ve crafted a list of various films for the day of love that will tell a few differing tales – some for the young, the old, the single and the married alike. Just remember to hit record with the Replay Video Capture for watching and enjoying anywhere on-the-go this Valentine’s Day (and beyond).

1. How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days

(GIF Via Netflix)

A romantic comedy from 2003, the infamous Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive who bets he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. He’s a ladies man in everyday life, which captures the attention of Andie Anderson, the journalist who ends up covering the campaign in a magazine article – “How to Lose a Guy in 10 days.” It’s a classic that needs to be recorded! You can watch and record How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days on Netflix.

2. The Lobster

(GIF Via Film Inc)

You’ve probably never seen a film like it – especially around Valentine’s Day – but it’s 2018, and the dystopian future is near. The Lobster is about single people who are taken to ‘The Hotel’ and obliged to find a romantic partner. If they don’t in 45 days, then they will be transformed into an animal. It has a mystical element that the world deserves to see. You can watch and record The Lobster on Netflix.

3. Hello, My Name Is Doris

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Doris is a quirky character in her 60’s vying for the attention of a much younger coworker. She takes relationship advice from her best friends 13-year-old granddaughter, and sparks begin to fly. You don’t need any company to watch this because you will instantly fall in love with Doris on your Valentine’s Day – add it to your list instantly. You can watch and record Hello, My Name Is Doris on Hulu.

4. Bridget Jones’ Baby

(GIF Via Giphy)

In this next chapter of the illustrious romantic-comedy saga, Bridget Jones finds herself pregnant at 43 with a big decision to make… after she finds out who the father is. She would prefer to keep being single, and with her career at risk of interruption, what will she do that will change her life forever? You can watch and record Bridget Jones’ Baby on Netflix.

5. Definitely, Maybe

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This story has the happiest ending: a father-daughter flic where the father helps the daughter figure out who her mom is. A continuous guessing game for the viewer but highly recommended as a Valentine’s Day movie. This is a seriously hard nut to crack as you will start developing emotions towards each of the characters the father has been in love with. A love story like no other! You can watch and record Definitely, Maybe on Netflix.

6. Breakfast At Tiffany’s

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Let’s take it back to the 1960’s, where a young New York socialite finds her new interest in a young man from her apartment building – but her past is blocking her. In one of the most famous films ever made (there’s no argument there), Audrey Hepburn is surely some of the best company for your Valentine’s Day. You can watch and record Breakfast At Tiffany’s on Netflix.

7. An Officer And a Gentleman

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This film is a true romantic drama representing the work of a Navy Officer at Candidate School who is working to become an aviator. This young man must complete his training but comes across a continuous obstacle in the process. The obstacle is his Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend, for this reason, you’ll be biting your nails kicking yourself the whole way through. You can watch and record an Officer And a Gentleman on Amazon Video.

 

The Valentine’s Day movie choice can always be a tough one, there are endless options of rom-coms and dramas, but this selection has introduced a new way to spend your day in 2018. There is a choice for everyone, and Replay Video Capture gives the perfect excuse to take it anywhere you need to be. Just open up the movie, drag the recording into your software and away you go. Download Replay Video Capture now to bulk up the day with these admirable movies.

 

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6 Reasons to Save Your Online Media

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Online streaming is entirely awesome. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu allow you to binge-watch your favorite series whenever you want, on any kind of device that you connect with. However, these solutions are far from being perfect. Sometimes your favorite show can be inaccessible or disappear without a trace — that’s why many consumers who fall in love with fast-paced shows such as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black really want to know how to record Netflix.

Netflix is not the only streaming platform that presents this problem. Amazon Prime and Hulu take down their shows and movies after a set period of time, too. If you don’t know how to record Hulu, Amazon Prime, or your other favorite streaming services, you might not be able to see your favorite show or movie if (and when) it’s taken down.

This alone should be good enough reason to save and watch your favorite shows offline, but here’s our complete top six list of reasons to save your online media.

1. Captured content is more consumer-friendly

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Watching shows on Netflix is great if you’re at home. But, what if you’re on-the-go? 1080p videos will burn through your monthly data plan so fast, it’ll make your head spin. If you record a movie from Netflix on your phone or tablet while you’re safely connected to your home WiFi, you can watch that content anywhere without worrying about high data charges.

Let’s not forget then that in-flight WiFi often doesn’t allow you to access streaming platforms, for reasons connected to bandwidth. Frequent flying (and other Internet-lacking means of travel) is always less stressful if you can access your favorite show or movie offline!

2. Amazon Prime is making a move toward exclusive material

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Competition is stiff, and if you want to attract enough users you need to be able to offer exclusive content. Netflix is funding a satire called War Machine, starring Brad Pitt. The company strongly believes quality is more important than quantity. Their reasoning? YouTube has thousands of times more content than Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime combined but is struggling with subscriptions for YouTube Red.

When it comes to paying for a streaming service, content is king. That means Netflix won’t be as aggressive as you’d expect when it comes to adding new shows.

3. Netflix doesn’t have as many titles as you might think

 

As of 2016, they only had 4,563 movies and 2,445 series. As a matter of fact, their catalog has shrunk in the past year. There was one time when they had over 13,000 shows – this latest count puts them at 6,998, or just under 7,000.

Other services will most likely follow suit, as well.

4. Content licenses come and go

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Netflix is constantly changing up their copyright agreements; they operate on a temporary licensing model. This means their shows expire, and you have no idea when they are coming back.

If a show is not popular enough, they might take it down. If a show is too popular, they might have to take it down, too (usually to renegotiate the license).

5. Weak connections can spoil streaming

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Watching a movie online means that you can follow your favorite characters without interruptions. Unlike YouTube or network TV, you can fully plunge into the story without any commercial breaks or other distractions.

A lagging Internet connection or a sudden temporary disruption might spoil the most intriguing plot twist…and the moment is ruined! Internet speed is not the same everywhere, and in a pretty standard household, it’s normal to have multiple smartphones, a TV and even tablets all connected at once.

This also holds true for commuters who have to deal with an intermittent mobile connection.

6. It’s legal (for personal use) and you can still support the creators

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Your monthly or annual fee covers the licensing costs that distribution companies negotiate with each streaming platform. These, in turn, share profit with the producers; a mechanism similar to old-school TV.

From a legal standpoint, you’re on the right side of the law. In 1984, the Supreme Court ruled time-shifted to view that recording videos for your own personal, non-commercial use is not against the law. At the time of clunky VCRs, people used to record their favorite shows to watch them at a more convenient time or to be able to re-watch them. Later on, people could consider whether or not they would buy a physical copy of the movie.

The business model for producers and distribution companies has changed and revenue streams are mostly generated at theaters (for movies) and through licenses. That’s a perk of a Netflix recorder – you can save each show and watch it without limitations. In the meantime, you can still consider buying a Blu-ray or DVD (if available) to further support the creators of the show.

These are some of the reasons why being able to record Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime video streams is a vital complementary feature. Replay Video Capture allows people to record movies from Netflix (and basically any other platforms) before the company takes them down.

Use Replay Video Capture to get your favorite content before it disappears from your online streaming service, and to enjoy movies and online shows without worrying about your connection!

 

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This article was originally published on February 27, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.