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Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol. 15

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I had my laser pointer out earlier today and used it to confuse my son for a little while. When that got boring, I fired up the ‘ol YouTube and had a look at other vulnerable young animals experiencing new things in this harsh world.

I’m confident you’ll enjoy this distraction as much as I did.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 14

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As you know if you’ve popped in to Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distractions before, Dr Jeff Wilson, PhD, was our in-house UX ninja who went through thousands of monthly videos and other web content to bring you some of the best (or at least, some of the most distracting).

But sometimes the best of the best isn’t best enough. Put another way, sometimes the best of the best need a best themselves. Dang, I’m confused. Maybe we’ll just get on with showing you this clip Dr. Wilson selected with all the elements of a perfect distraction: (kids + kittens + pranks = #winning web content)

Want more distractions? See more from Dr. Wilson here.

Record the 2015 Primetime Emmys

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The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards for excellence in television and emerging media are finally here. This weekend, you can watch your favorite small screen stars gather to celebrate another year in the Platinum Age of Television.

The 2015 Emmys will broadcast on Fox, and you can live stream the whole event from Ustream. Make sure to use Replay Video Capture to record the whole show, and keep it forever in whatever file format you like.

Visit the Emmys website for more information, media and Emmy magic.

Catch up on the nominations here or checkout this video (P.S. you can record video below with Replay Video Capture).

Happy capturing!

Where to watch the NFL & College Football online

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Football is back. We know you know, but with more people cutting cable, and more ways to watch NCAA D1 football and the NFL than ever before, it can be a chore figuring out just how you’ll get your gridiron fix.

Fear not! We’ve collected the main sources for watching professional and college football online. You can record each and every snap, sack and tackle with Applian recording products from these streaming services, and store them in whatever format suits your needs.

NFL GamePass

The NFL is in some ways the most liberal of all pro sports – constantly adopting new rules, technologies and ideas. So it’s no surprise the NFL has started offering replays of each and every regular season game via its GamePass subscription service.

While you can’t get live games via GamePass, you can get on-demand HD replays of all 256 regular season games which you can record with Replay Video Capture. If you’re less visual and need your live fix, GamePass offers every NFL game live via audio stream, which you can easily capture and keep with Replay Radio. All you have to do is hit the “Quick Record” button at the bottom of the screen to start capturing the audio you’re playing – when finished, just tap the button again to stop recording.

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ESPN covers Football, both college and pro, as vigorously as anyone. They offer football live streaming online. Check out ESPN’s filterable pro and college broadcast schedule here and use Replay Video Capture to keep the games for your own personal viewing pleasure.

To learn how to use Replay Video Capture to record and store all of your most important games this season, check out this handy video to walk you through, step-by-step:

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Complete, non-live college football games are available on YouTube on the Watch College Football channel. The selection is spotty, but boy are there some gems. Use Replay Media Catcher to download classic college football from YouTube to up your fansmanship!

With a simple copy/paste action of the YouTube video’s URL into Replay Media Catcher, you can quickly and easily download the action, or turn on Auto-Mode to instantly record what’s streaming on your screen. To learn more about how to use Replay Media, watch this video:

Have a great football season, and happy capturing!

Get Ready: The Emmys Are Coming!

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The internet these days offers more great audio and video – podcasts, music, movies and TV – than ever before. So even though recording web content with Applian products is easier than ever, deciding what to record can be a bigger challenge.

That’s why we’ve got butterflies in our stomachs, because they’re almost here: the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are right around the corner. Premiering live on Sunday, September 20th, you can catch a glimpse of the best of television. And there truly is some really great television these days.

No longer confined to your cable box, some of TV’s brightest stars and nominees are streaming for consumption on Netflix. So get ready to binge-watch and keep the magic, as always, with Replay Video Capture!


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House of Cards

Nominated for best drama, lead actor and actress, this gripping political contender is worth diving into. Overlooked last year by the final season of Breaking Bad, it’s got a pretty good chance at the win. Nonetheless, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are deserving in their own right.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The hilarious first season of the Tina Fey-helmed comedy is up for an Emmy this year. It’s worth watching for the feel-good laugh-out-louds. Be ready to quote and GIF the series for weeks to come.

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Orange Is The New Black

After last years’ change up of taking the series off the comedy category and into the drama contenders, Orange is the New Black isn’t likely to take home an award for Best Drama. However, it has a powerhouse cast with exceptional guest characters worth the nods.

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Grace And Frankie

Refreshing to see two amazingly talented older women take the reins as leads in this heart-warming comedy. Nominated for an Emmy, Lily Tomlin is brightly perfect against the polished straight-man of Jane Fonda. Up against some stiff competition, so the likelihood of winning is unknown, the show itself is great.

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Daredevil

Who would have known the Marvel Universe and superhero barrage would produce a great series?! The nuanced action-heavy show is up for noms in special effects and sound design. Super (no pun intended) entertaining television, it will keep you coming back for more.


Enjoy your weekend capturing all of the Netflix noms, and beyond. We will keep you posted as to where, when and how you can record the live-streaming Emmy Awards next weekend.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 13

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It’s been a trying year so far for our favorite in-house doctor – Dr. Jeff Wilson, PhD, of course. Besides his UX work for the team here at Applian, and the thousands upon thousands of videos and web clips he’s been through, Dr. Jeff has also been spending more time at home with his parents. Not really, but here, in preparation for some 4th of July family time, are a few things he’s learned about surviving a move back in with the parental units. Have some more salad.


From Our Desk To Yours: Online Organization

In previous installments of From Our Desk To Yours, we’ve talked about collaborating with remote teams and some top tips for managing relationships with customers – as always we like to find and use the best tools for our purposes and implement them, with a little planning, as simply and effectively as possible.

As a company that develops products that enable people from all over the world to record video and audio from their computers, we’ve spent lots of time talking to remote workers at Applian and elsewhere about how to get things done away from the office.

What we’ve learned is this: the tools that empower instantaneous access to information and communication with others are the same tools that bury us all under unmanageable masses of stuff. Just as in the days of pen and paper (reams and reams of paper!), today’s most effective workers, be they remote or on-site, are those who can organize the deluge of documents, communications and information we all create as we work digitally. Finding your paperweights – those tools that will not just get your head above the rising waters of your inboxes but actively help you turn all that unorganized stuff into useful, accessible, insight-precipitating business intelligence data – has never been more important.

Here are some hopefully helpful tidbits on how to stay in control of your work data:

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Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 11

Our superstar UX lead here at Applian, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, PhD, spends a lot of time analyzing debug logs from customers. He likes to give customers a quick 2 minute video to test record so that he can keep the logs small. So he frequently searches out these short video clips which end up playing a vital role in the data logging procedure. Needless to say, he sees quite a few videos (and other types of media).

This month, Dr. Wilson actually received this video from a recent customer. He thought it was good enough to share. Below a fictitious (or is it?) account of college soccer as it gets down to the ever-dramatic penalty shots. So good it makes our face hurt. Enjoy!

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 10

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In the immortal words of Jon Bon Jovi, “Shot through the heart, and cupid is to blame”, or something like that, right? It is that time of year again when the holiday cards and candy bags turn various shades of light red. So sit back, unwrap a few (red foil covered) Hershey’s Kisses ™, and watch an innocent Valentines Day prank in this month’s PhD post.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 8

We’re just getting over our sugar hangovers and have finally tossed out those moldy scary pumpkins (they looked so good though!). So in remembrance of one of our favorite holidays, here’s a hilarious prank video featuring one of the best pet costumes that should only be used to terrify pedestrians. Enjoy your distraction for the day and if you have any funny Halloween pet costumes, we’d love to see them! Post them up on our Facebook or Twitter.