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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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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.

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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!

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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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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

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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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Where to Live Stream the Academy Awards 2017

The 89th Academy Awards are live again this Sunday, February 26! To almost no one’s surprise, the musical-comedy La La Land has already matched a record with an impressive 14 awards, including for the coveted “Best Picture,” as well as individual nominations for Best Actress (Emma Stone) and Best Actor (Ryan Gosling).

Here are the basics you need to know:

  • Where: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles
  • When: Sunday, February 26 at 5PM PST / 8PM EST
  • Main Host: Jimmy Kimmel
  • Presenters: Randi Thomas, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Rylance, John Cho, Leslie Mann, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, and more.

Where to Live Stream the Oscars

For the first time ever, IMDb is hosting a live streaming viewing party, broadcast directly to their website, Twitter and Twitch. The official IMDb Live Viewing Party (Presented by OREO Chocolate Candy Bar) will be hosted by Dave Karger (IMDb Special Correspondent) and Rachel Smith (host of Amazon’s Style Code Live) and streamed live from an exclusive industry viewing party in Hollywood, California.

“This year we are taking our coverage of the Academy Awards to an entirely new level,” said Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO. “In addition to our extensive online coverage, we’ll be producing our first-ever VIP industry viewing party and companion show, which will stream live across the world…”

Oscars fans can use Replay Video Capture to record the live stream as it happens, and save every award-winning movie from any online source!

Getting excited? Us, too. Watch all of the trailers for our favorite Best Picture nominees below, and see the full list of nominations here.

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