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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!

Music Streaming: Which Service is On Top in 2017?

Music is always changing — the way it’s created, distributed and enjoyed advancing with the connected landscape of technology. Since the first music streaming platform was introduced in the late 1990s, how we consume music has become more centralized to web-based services.

Before Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Pandora, there was Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA), Last.fm and Napster. While the services and sites have been tweaked and updated over the years, the main goal has always been the same: to give people access to on-demand music. In 2016, the United States alone saw 431.7 billion music streams, up nearly 40% from the previous year. 51% of all U.S. music revenue in 2016 was also attributed to online music streaming, racking up $2.48 billion over the year.

Americans are consuming more music than ever before. Of course, as music streaming continues to rise in popularity, traditional album sales (even digital album sales) continue to plummet.

Why Streaming Is “Too Big to Fail”

The music industry has always had a love-hate relationship with music streaming services. On one hand, these platforms make music incredibly accessible and place artists’ music in front of more ears. On the other hand, streaming services are notorious for providing a minimal payout to the musicians themselves.

No matter your personal or professional stance on the debate, music industry and streaming service executives have realized that they need to work together to survive. Recent lengthy negotiations between Spotify and Universal Music Group led to a multi-year licensing deal to benefit everyone:

“This partnership is built on a mutual love of music, creating value for artists and delivering for fans…We know that not every album by every artist should be released the same way, and we’ve worked hard with UMG to develop a new, flexible release policy. Starting today, Universal artists can choose to release new albums on premium only for two weeks, offering subscribers an earlier chance to explore the complete creative work, while the singles are available across Spotify for all our listeners to enjoy.”

 

– Daniel Ek, Chairman and CEO of Spotify

The contract has some obvious compromises, like Universal agreeing to lower royalty rates and Spotify allowing Universal to exclude free users from listening to new releases for up to two weeks. These less-than-perfect negotiations show us just how co-dependent the relationship between labels and streaming services has become.

Music Streaming: Today’s Top Services

Last year, Spotify was the reigning leader of streaming services, experiencing the fastest subscriber growth in the entirety of its 7 years in business in the last half of 2015 alone. While the site was worth more than half of the global recorded music industry at the time, industry leaders can quickly change.

Pandora

It’s easy to see how quickly the streaming industry changes from year to year, and even from month to month. Just last year, Spotify was arguably the most popular, fastest growing streaming service in use. In comparison to this knowledge, the chart below shows the percentage of Americans aged 12+ who listened to the following music streaming services in the past month (February 2017).

As you can see, Pandora has a visible lead at 32%, with Spotify trailing behind at 18% of Americans aged 12+ listening in. Key Pandora statistics for 2017 include:

  • 4.39 million subscribers
  • 81 million monthly listeners
  • $1.55 – $1.7 billion projected revenue
  • 18 – 24 years old largest age group of users

Learn how to record music from Pandora.

Spotify

Spotify has been through some major ups and downs over the past couple of years. While the number of listeners Spotify sees each month is impressive, the company reported an operating loss of 184.5 million euros ($195.5 million) just 2 years ago. Overall, Spotify is seeing growth and change internationally; the company is expanding efforts and attempting to shift their focus to supporting artists, rather than their own profitability.

The chart above shows the number of paid subscribers that Spotify has had, from 2010 to 2017. Other key Spotify statistics for 2017 include:

  • 50 million subscribers
  • 100 million listeners
  • 20,000 songs added per day
  • 60 countries in service and counting

Learn how to record music from Spotify.

Apple Music

By far the newest to the game, Apple Music has seen relatively consistent growth since launching 2 years ago. While experts banking on Apple’s market share and notoriety in hardware/software speculated that it would surpass Spotify’s number of listeners, Spotify has so far kept Apple Music at an arm’s length away.

This chart shows the steady gap between Apple Music and Spotify subscribers from 2015 to today. As each service releases information on new milestones, we’re curious to see how things look in another 6 months. Key Apple Music statistics for 2017 include:

  • 20+ million subscribers
  • 30% growth in subscribers in the past year
  • $7 billion in revenue in 2016

Learn how to record music from Apple Music.


Who do you think will be dominating the music streaming market at the end of this year? Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comments below!

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, HBO 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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NBA Playoffs 2017: Where to Live Stream & How to Record

After witnessing the NCAA March madness and powerful start to the 2016-17 NBA season, the NBA Playoffs are finally almost here — this Saturday, April 15, it all begins.

The Golden State Warriors are already off to a good start, winning 14 straight games before losing to the Utah Jazz this past Monday. The Warriors and Spurs are, by far, the teams to beat in the 2017 NBA playoffs, with the Toronto Raptors quickly gaining traction in the Eastern Conference. There’s no doubt that this year, the playoffs are chock full of intense talent and competition.

How will you remember it all?

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 2016-17 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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Rock Hall of Fame 2017: Download Music From the Greats

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates the most influential music artists, groups, and singer-songwriters in the industry’s history. With so much excellence in music over the decades, they are pumping out a fresh new round of inductees every single year.

This year was no different — the Hall of Fame honored several incredible musicians and bands that have changed the course of music itself over time. Check out some of the best music from the 2017 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees here — you can use Replay Music to record all of your favorite songs from Spotify!

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

“Electric Light Orchestra, or more popularly known as ELO, were formed in Birmingham England in 1970 when Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood, members of The Move, had the vision to start a new project that would create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Joan Baez

“If you’ve seen Joan Baez live you’ll know the simmering charismatic presence that draws you into her performance. It’s a powerful force that saw her cross over from her folk roots into the mainstream, achieving gold albums in the 70’s and also provided a platform for her lifetime’s work, championing civil rights and human rights, highlighting the downtrodden, standing up against discrimination and reminding us it’s not always only rock ‘n roll.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Journey

“Call it what you will – Arena Rock, Stadium Rock, Concert Rock – the music of Journey defined the big rock and roll sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Formed in San Francisco in 1973, the group was initially a combination of ex-Santana members Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie, and ex- Frumious Bandersnatch members.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam

“When they released their debut album, Ten, in August, 1991, Pearl Jam were a band of young unknowns to anyone not from Seattle, Washington. At home, Pearl Jam were practically a supergroup – founded in 1990 at a crossroads of classic rock, Seventies heavy metal and hardcore punk, just as that city’s underground scene was about to go worldwide.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Tupac Shakur

“Beyond his popularity, Tupac Shakur is one of the most complex figures to emerge from hip-hop – really, to emerge from any art form.His naked emotion and fearless personal revelation were a direct influence on MCs from Eminem to Kendrick Lamar.” – Rock Hall of Fame

YES

“Yes is the most enduring, ambitious and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. By fusing the cinematic soundscapes of King Crimson with the hard rock edge of The Who and the soaring harmonies and melodies of Simon and Garfunkel, they took progressive rock from a small audience of aficionados to radio airwaves and football stadiums all over America.” – Rock Hall of Fame

Nile Rodgers

“Nile Rodgers is one of those rare musical talents that can do almost anything. He began his journey as a session musician in his hometown, New York City – playing with the Sesame Street traveling band, and then as a house band member at the Apollo. In 1977 Rodgers formed the funk/disco/soul band CHIC along with bass player Bernard Edwards.“ – Rock Hall of Fame

Remember — you can use Replay Music for PC to record music from all of these artists directly from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and other amazing online music streaming sources!

 

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On Mac? You can use Replay Media Catcher to record and save all the inductees’ music, videos and more you want from any online site or service.

How to Record & Save Music from Spotify

Want to record music from Spotify to add to your own personal collection? Listening offline is one thing, but having access to all of your favorite music on any device that you want is sure to take you to a whole new level of music appreciation.

Replay Music for PC lets you easily record any music from Spotify – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With advanced audio recording technology that eliminates system sounds and background noises, you get the cleanest audio recording possible. Replay music also lets you:

  • Record high quality tracks from streaming audio.
  • Get automatically tagged and titled song files.
  • Download songs as MP3, and other popular formats.
  • Import files easily into iTunes and more.
  • Split songs from playlists into individual tracks.

How to Record From Spotify

1. Open Replay Music on your computer and select “Record.”

2. Launch Spotify and go to the album or playlist you want to record.

3. Replay Music starts recording automatically when your Spotify music starts playing.

Just three simple steps and you’ll be on your way to recording and saving all of your favorite tracks, albums and playlists from Spotify. Build the ultimate music collection and create the perfect playlist with the power of Replay Music!

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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.

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Online Video Grabber: Watch Your Favorite Shows, No Internet Necessary

Online videos are everywhere, coming in all kinds of shapes and genres imaginable. From comedy clips and music videos to exclusive series and top-grossing movies, video sites and services like YouTube, Vimeo, BBC, Ustream, and others have got it all. Online video sites are only as reliable as your WiFi connection is, though, and each website’s users and top-rated channels can add or remove media without warning.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to download these videos to watch and enjoy anywhere, anytime, without interruptions? An online video grabber tool is the only way to access your favorite online videos wherever Internet isn’t, so you can always have entertainment on-hand.

How to Use the Online Video Grabber

Replay Media Catcher is the fastest, most powerful online video grabber tool to capture any video from YouTube and thousands of other media sites. Just play any video along with the software, and it will be downloaded back to your PC computer faster than real-time; 10 times faster than playback speed! Download and grab online videos with Replay Media Catcher in just a few simple steps:

1. Install the online video grabber software.

2. Launch Replay Media Catcher and turn on Auto Mode. This will keep Replay Media Catcher on the lookout for any streaming videos or online content to download and grab up automatically.

3. Open the video you want to grab and download for your own media collection.

4. Once the video has finished downloading, the file status will change to “Complete.”

Once you’ve used the online video grabber tool, the downloaded video files can be easily transferred from your over to smartphones or tablets, burned to DVDs for personal use, or used in other programs like PowerPoint or video editors. Besides being an easy-to-use online video grabber, it also:

  • Automatically converts recorded files to a format of your choice.
  • Lets you schedule live streamed recordings.
  • Has embedded video and media guides to help you find interesting video content.

Ready to get started with the ultimate online video grabber?

 

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March Madness 2017: Where to Watch & Record Online

If March Madness 2017 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 advance to the Final Four:

  • South // Florida: 41.1% chance
  • East // Michigan State: 24.0% chance
  • West // Arizona: 42.4% chance
  • Midwest // Louisville: 38.1% chance

Start placing your bets – the madness is set to begin following Selection Sunday (March 14, 2017 @ 5:30 P.M. ET) to determine which teams have made it into the Final Four. Along with your standard options, you can live stream March Madness from CBSSports.com online. With the CBS Sports March Madness live stream, use Replay Video Capture to record every game in the postseason tournament!

(GIF via totalprosports.com)

Check out the full March Madness tournament schedule here:

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How to Record Videos from Hulu & Watch Shows Offline Anywhere

Hulu is an incredible streaming platform if you love watching TV shows, movies, and other video clips online. With all kinds of online video entertainment and free access to a lot of content, it’s one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on your favorites.  Streamers and cable-cutters agree — Hulu is an awesome service, but unfortunately it doesn’t allow you to watch Hulu offline or without WiFi. And, when the platform removes your favorite shows and movies, how will you ever watch them again?

Replay Video Capture is a powerful streaming video downloader that lets you easily record Hulu videos. After recording movies and TV shows from Hulu, you’ll always have your perfect media collection, and will never have to worry about being offline or without WiFi again!

How to Record from Hulu:

After you get Replay Video Capture for Mac or Replay Video Capture for PC, follow the simple instructions to record from Hulu. Follow these steps for the PC version:

1. Launch your new software! It’ll look like this:

2. Log in to your Hulu account and open the Hulu video you want to capture, and start playing the show or movie.

3. Head back to Replay Video Capture and select “Get Video” to automatically find the video on your screen. You can also resize or move the window to narrow down your recording area, click “Retry” to redo the detection, or mark the recording area manually by using the Mark Video Window button.

4. Click “Record” and Replay Video Capture will automatically start to record videos from Hulu in high quality. As you’re recording from Hulu, the Record button will turn into a Stop button, and the Play button becomes Pause. Click on “Stop” when the video has ended. 

With Replay Video Capture, you can schedule Hulu recordings, boost the volume of the audio, and even stream and record from Hulu in “background mode” to use your browser while the recording is happening — it’s the best way to make lightning-fast, production quality video recordings of all of your favorite movies and series, so you can record from Hulu and watch anywhere.

 

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Learn more about how to record and download Hulu videos in our User Guides:

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