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How to Download Videos from YouTube with Replay Media Catcher

Download Videos from YouTube

Replay Media Catcher is the fastest, most powerful way to capture any video from YouTube and thousands of other media sites. Just run any video along with the software, and it will be downloaded back to your computer faster than real-time; 10 times faster than playback speed!

With simple drag & drop functionality, Replay Media Catcher is the easiest way to “catch” all of the YouTube videos you can get your hands on, with just one quick movement. And, lightning-fast conversions make it possible to automatically convert these videos to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to download videos from YouTube:

 

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This article was originally published January 27, 2017.

9 Powerful Hacks for the Ultimate Netflix Experience

Love kicking back for a relaxing night with Netflix? Us too. No matter how much time you spend watching, though, you’ll never be a real power user if you don’t poke around under the entertainment hood. We took the time to really dive in (so you don’t have to), and rounded up a collection of tricks will greatly improve your Netflix experience.

Here are our top tips to take your Netflix binges to the next level:

1. Switch to high quality

High quality is the best quality when you’re enjoying movies online. You can manually force HD playback on Netflix on your TV to ensure your media is always shown in the highest-quality possible. First, make sure that your internet connection supports streaming 5 megabits/second or more, then log in and go to Account Settings > Playback Settings to select high quality.

(Note: Chrome users won’t be able to use this trick – sorry!)

2. Stream off peak hours

This may seem a little more on the obvious side, but choosing to stream Netflix shows NOT during peak hours will always award you with better quality. When less people are using Netflix overall, it improves downstream data traffic and thus, your viewing experience.

3. Use your phone as a remote

Lost the remote in your couch cushions again? You can turn any smartphone into a remote control just by downloading the Netflix app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Once installed and synced properly, you’ll be able to play, pause, stop and browse all from your connected device. Technology rules.

4. Create multiple profiles

We all have those guilty, yet amazing, pleasures we jump to when no one else is around to judge our viewing habits. Now you don’t have to hide when you create multiple profiles on Netflix! It’s free, easy to set up, and you’ll be able to generate a different profile for your chick flicks, horror movies, or anything else you may want to keep separate from your main account.

5. Say goodbye to buffering

Buffering movies and shows on your laptop can be a serious time-waster. To get rid of buffering in Netflix while playing a title, select Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu called the Stream Manage. You’ll find buffering fixes, along with some other helpful tips!

(Note: For Chrome users, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access this menu.)

6. Find the best flicks

Reddit brings out the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the Internet. Use it to your advantage and head to r/netflixbestof to check out all of the best, most painstakingly-selected shows and movies to see so you never have to browse aimlessly again.

7. Record anything for later

Technology now allows us to record streaming movies and television shows from Netflix to watch forever, even after the site has taken them down. Using Replay Video Capture, you can screen record ANYTHING on Netflix in amazingly high-quality formats.

8. Enhance your viewing

Browser extensions are better than they’ve ever been. With one add-on in Chrome called Netflix Enhancements, you can instantly access IMDB profiles, movie trailers, pop-up ratings from sources like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and more. You can even customize what you see once it’s installed.

9. Utilize keyboard shortcuts

Because streaming TV shows and movies should be as efficient as any other kind of digital hacking, Netflix keyboard shortcuts exist to streamline your viewing:

  • Play/Pause – Space bar OR Enter key
  • Play – Page Up key
  • Pause – Page Down key
  • Enable Full screen – F key
  • Disable Full screen – Esc key
  • Rewind 10 seconds – Shift + Left Arrow
  • Fast Forward 10 seconds – Shift + Right Arrow
  • Volume Up/Down – Up Arrow/Down Arrow
  • Mute On/Off – M key
  • Toggle by frame – CTRL + Space bar

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Video of the Month: Best March Madness Moments

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


He stumbles, he trips, he… scores?! March Madness is the pinnacle event for every college basketball fanatic, featuring the absolute best players from the NCAA doing what they do best. To celebrate all of the completely mind-blowing, unexpected and seat-gripping moments of the NCAA championship tournament, we thought we’d share some of the best March Madness highlights from years’ past.

Don’t forget — the madness starts soon! Be sure to read our guide on where to live stream and record every game.

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Making Room for Romance: 8 Best Valentine’s Movies to Watch Online

Ahhhh, love is in the air and we’re gearing up for an awesome Valentine’s movie marathon with our favorite people.

No matter your plans this Valentine’s Day, we’ve scoured the collections from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime to find the best romantic movies available to stream online. Watch them with a loved one after a nice meal, or by yourself whenever you want! As always, you can record streaming movies to watch offline whenever, wherever using the power of Replay Video Capture.

Here are the best romantic movies you can stream online now:

1. Titanic (1997) // Amazon Prime

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When you think of super-romantic 90’s movies, Titanic comes to mind first just about every time. It’s the quintessential Valentine’s Day movie that blasted DiCaprio and Winslet into stardom, as well as a beautifully-directed visual experience. If you’re gonna snuggle up to one film this year, make this one it. Stream Titanic online and record from Amazon Prime with Replay Video Capture

2. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003) // Netflix

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Well before Interstellar and True Detective, Matthew McConaughey was an early 2000’s heartthrob in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The movie follows McConaughey’s character (a high profile ad guy) who places a bet that he can make any woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Plot twist! Kate Hudson’s character has a different agenda. Stream How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days online and record from Netflix with Replay Video Capture

3. Love Actually (2003) // Netflix

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There’s something about a British romantic comedy that’s just overwhelmingly wonderful. Love Actually is one of the most-watched flicks from year-to-year, and understandably so. With endless A-list actors and other familiar faces, and a weaving plot of friendships and love stories, it’s a film of unrequited feelings and classic charms. Stream Love Actually online and record from Netflix with Replay Video Capture

4. Annie Hall (1977) // Hulu

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You’ll either love it or hate it, but Annie Hall is a classic that’ll never be anything less. Arguably Woody Allen’s best film of all time (and one that he also stars in), it’s a perfectly-written rom-com that covers every angle of new and neurotic love. With Diane Keaton gleaming as Allen’s love interest, it’s a stunning representation of life and love in the 1970’s. Stream Annie Hall online and record from Hulu with Replay Video Capture

5. Amélie (2001) // Hulu

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Love foreign films? Quirky plot points? Beautiful cinematography? Amélie is one of those incredibly whimsical, romantic journeys that can break down language barriers (and probably the ones in your heart, too). A girl who takes pleasure in the little things in life, Amelie’s goal in life is to help others, including a lonely shop owner. Stream Amélie online and record from Hulu with Replay Video Capture

6. Runaway Bride (1999) // Amazon Prime

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She can’t commit, but she’s so darn endearing! In quite possibly one of Julia Roberts’ most well-known, highly-acclaimed roles, Runaway Bride is a late 90’s romance we’ll love forever. With Richard Gere playing the older, handsome man attempting to get this pathological wedding-ditcher to finally settle down for good, it’s got the spirit and heart to make us “aww” all over the place. Stream Runaway Bride online and record from Amazon Prime with Replay Video Capture

7. Pretty in Pink (1986) // Amazon Prime

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It doesn’t matter if you grew up in the 1980’s or not — Pretty in Pink is a timeless coming-of-age film that more than likely inspired your teenage love life. Another iconic John Hughes film, it features a young, unpopular and terribly lovesick Molly Ringwald whose infatuation with the trendy, rich boy in school is basically all-consuming. Stream Pretty in Pink online and record from Amazon Prime with Replay Video Capture

8. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) // Amazon Prime

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We still can’t quite tell if it’s more bizarre or creative, but Lars and the Real Girl is most certainly unique. Ryan Gosling (as Lars) and his girl (an anatomically correct doll) have an unconventional kind of love that most people just don’t understand. If you’re open-minded and your loved one is too, it’s a super-weird, can’t-miss kind of love story. Stream Lars and the Real Girl online and record from Amazon Prime with Replay Video Capture


 

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10 Super-Creative Music Videos To Watch & Download From YouTube

Music lovers, design enthusiasts, visual nerds and creatives everywhere can enjoy the incredible talent being showcased in YouTube music videos. Artists are expressing themselves, and their music, in entirely new and unique ways to blur the line of music and media just a little bit more. With colors and movements that complement melodies and lyrics, and experiments in animation and other visual elements, musicians of all genres are able to share more of themselves with YouTube music videos.

To honor the amazing creativity of these musicians and bands over the years, here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the most creative, unique, interesting and thought-provoking music videos today — you can use Replay Media Catcher to download from YouTube and save them all! Please note: Some of these videos occasionally contain strong language or sexual themes.

1. Ingrid Michaelson – “Hell No”

Music video or ad for Snapchat? We can’t really tell and, honestly, don’t care because it’s amazing.

2. Pharrell – “Happy”

Want to be happy for the next 24 hours? Pharrell’s entire video for Happy lasts a day and is full of amazing cameos.

3. OK Go – “The One Moment”

Science, music, a beautiful palette, and highly-calculated timing all collide in OK Go’s most recent viral music video.

4. Francis and the Lights (ft. Bon Iver & Kanye) – “Friends”

Smooth lines, seamless camera movement, and just the right amount of Kanye in a flawless one-take clip.

5. Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”

Don’t let the cute ‘n cuddly clay animation fool you — this visual storytelling is just as dark as it is adorable.

6. David Bowie – “Lazarus”

2016 was the year of the music-video-meets-short-film, and Bowie (as always) mastered the art.

7. JeanGa and George – “Compromise”

Catchy music, bold colors, stunning visuals and incredible animation. Need we say more?

8. Majedalesa – “Hwages”

Three Saudi women kicking butt, taking names and going completely viral everywhere.

9. Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”

We’re pretty sure the fact that the artist never made it to the video shoot makes this one even better.

10. Beyonce – “Sorry”

Taking visual arts to a whole new level, every single video off of Lemonade deserves an award.


With quick conversions and downloads that run 10x faster than playback speed, Replay Media Catcher makes it easy to download videos from YouTube and automatically convert them into popular file formats (MP3, WMV, AVI & more).

 

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Learn more about our amazing YouTube downloading software here, and check out a full demo video here!

Video of the Month: It’s a Brand New Year

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


We’ve all heard the saying: “new year, new you!” Whether you’re into the idea of fresh starts or not, resolutions are a pretty universal thing we all tend to think about when a new year begins. Trying to save more money but ALSO want to join a gym? This classic Jimmy Fallon clip shares the pros and cons of whipping up that list of resolutions for 2017.

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Live Streaming on Twitch: How to Record Any Awesome Game Online

Twitch.tv (Twitch) is one of the most widely popular, most-accessed video streaming platforms around the world today. With 2.1 million users broadcasting and 241 billion minutes of live streamed events, most users are focused on video game videos, live gaming competition broadcasts and other video shows.

Want to watch your favorite gamers show off their skills on Twitch, but either don’t have a lot of time to catch them live or want to enjoy them internet-free? Replay Video Capture is the only way to create high quality recordings from live streaming Twitch videos, making it easy to watch expert gamers anywhere, anytime and on any device — totally ad-free.

How to Record From Twitch

Recording your favorite Twitch live streams is easy! Once you have the media recording software installed, there’s no set up to get started – all it takes is three super simple steps:

1. Launch Replay Video Capture 

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

2. Open Twitch Live Stream

Head for the live streaming Twitch broadcast you want to record via your browser.

3. Start Recording

Replay Video Capture will automatically locate the Twitch window in your browser – just hit Record to start capturing.

Just like that, your Twitch live streams will be captured and saved! Unlike any other screen recording program, 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 most powerful way to legally record ANY live streaming gameplay from Twitch.

Watch the video below to see how simple it is to record from Twitch:

Using a PC? You can also try Replay Media Catcher to track Twitch streams, so you can automatically monitor your favorite gamers and never miss another important broadcast again.


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Video of the Month: The Story of Thanksgiving

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


It’s always a good thing to have a basic understanding of the holiday you’re celebrating, but why do the heads-down research when someone like Ellen DeGeneres can come up with a brilliant skit to sum it all up?

An oldie-but-goodie, this hilarious video from a few years back will give you the gist of what happened on the very first Thanksgiving… with a few nutty jokes along the way.

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The Most Memorable Thanksgiving Dishes to Try This Year

A warm, delicious home-cooked meal is the hallmark of many families’ Thanksgiving celebrations.

If you’re the cook in the family, Thanksgiving can often feel like a stressful time — however, to lend a helping hand this season, we put together a collection of the best traditional dishes from Food Network and YouTube to kickstart your inspiration. Using Replay Media Catcher, you can download and save all of the best Thanksgiving meal videos, highlights and tips online, and store them in a high quality format to re-watch at anytime.

Click through to watch and download them all!

The Ultimate Turkey

How to Make a Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

How to Make Herb Roasted Turkey

Savory Side Dishes

How to Make Spinach Gratin

How to Make Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

How to Make Buttery Baked Potato Dinner Rolls 

Sweet, Sweet Dessert

How to Make Pumpkin Pie From Scratch

How to Make Pecan Pie

How to Make a Perfect Pumpkin Roll Cake


Don’t miss these videos before they’re gone – use Replay Media Catcher to save them all!

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Our Favorite Mashup Videos (And How to Make Your Own)

Mashup videos are one of the truly brilliant, shining gems that YouTube — and the Internet as a whole — has to offer. With mashups, you can mix and match the best prank clips for the ultimate funny video, piece together music videos for a perfect playlist, create a seamless workout video or the ideal dance compilation, and really add a piece of audio to any kind of video you can imagine.

Want to make your own mashup? It’s not as difficult as you might think. With a creative brain and some helpful tools, you’ll be well on your way to creating and contributing some awesome, totally unique video content for you (and others) to enjoy and share online. Plus, you’ll have developed some seriously useful directorial and cheap filmmaking skills!

Our Favorite Mashups

For inspiration and entertainment purposes, we thought we’d share some of our personal favorites in the video mashup realm today.

A Stranger Things Christmas

Bohemian Rhapsody (Sung by 260 Movies)

Scorsese’s Sesame Street

How to Make a Mashup Video

Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide for creating your very own mashup video:

1. Find Your Content

What kind of mashup do you want to create? Once you have your idea in mind, it’s time to do some searches on YouTube for the perfect set of pre-existing video clips. 

2. Download From YouTube

Online video sites are chock full of content, so you can download the videos you need to create your mashup directly from YouTube. You can use Replay Media Catcher to download from Youtube and mix ‘n match all of the best video clips to create your own. 

Just play your video along with the software, and it will be downloaded back to your computer even faster than real-time – 10 times quicker than your average playback speed. Plus, with the integrated file converter, you can easily convert your newly-downloaded files to over a hundred different formats.

3. Edit & Join Video Files

Once you have your video clips downloaded back to your computer, it’s time to edit and split the files to segment out the exact pieces you want. 

You can use Replay Media Splitter to extract or remove pieces of video files. With an easy-to-follow, visual display and a simple way to include and exclude specific parts of media, you’ll be able to join the pieces to create awesome video mashups in just about any file format!

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