Posts Categorized: Video

YouTube April 20 Changes

There is a lot of discussion about the changes YouTube is planning on April 20, 2015, and how it may or may not affect various YouTube downloading solutions.  Besides the YouTube engineers, nobody knows for sure what effect this will have. Officially, they will be discontinuing some older APIs, but that’s all we know.

From Applian’s standpoint, we will always be able to download videos from ANY site — no matter what changes come about. There may be a few days where we scramble to come up with a downloader fix to Replay Media Catcher, but programs like Replay Video Capture will always be able to record video – no matter what.

April should be an interesting month!

Netflix Conflix: Goodbye, February

As the seasons change, so do the Netflix streaming options. And like the months before, March is blooming up fast. So dig into that queue and put these soon-to-be-removed movies on the list. Simply set up a time to record with your Replay Video Capture and have all of the streaming control you’d like with these gems well past February. Here are our favorites to say bye-bye from Netflix and hello with Applian recording software:

 

Brokedown Palace

A harrowing travel story about two young friends who find themselves wrongfully imprisoned in a Thai prison for smuggling drugs into Hong Kong. A very young Kate Beckinsale and Claire Danes play the main characters, with Bill Pullman as their American lawyer to free them from 33 years of imprisonment. An interesting film about justice and the bonds of friendship, it’s definitely worth seeing if you’ve never before.

 

Lords of Dogtown

Based on the true story of the beginnings of skateboarding in grimy Venice, California circa 1970’s; this fictionalization of the z-boys and the Zephyr skate team is the perfect time-machine to a seedy but exciting place in the sports’ legacy. Supreme acting performances by Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch, and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, it’s an entertaining ride with an awesome soundtrack.

Swiss Family Robinson

One of the classic Disney family films that ages well. About a family left stranded on a wild island, they fend for themselves. It features imaginative treehouses, frightening pirates, and a parade of exotic animals. The cinematography doesn’t disappoint some fifty years later and the scenic backdrop almost makes you wish you too were stranded there, perfectly nostalgic.

 

The Graduate

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me? Aren’t you?” Relive the awkwardness of Dustin Hoffman’s breakout role as Benjamin Braddock, the bewildered college student lured in by his girlfriend’s mother, played by the beautiful Anne Bancroft. It’s worth having in the library as a perfect time capsule.

 

Legends of the Fall

Okay, so technically this isn’t leaving Netflix until the very end of March, but it’s too good to not want to keep in your archives. Brad Pitt is more than a pretty face as the tough and brooding Tristan Ludow, alongside the brilliant Antony Hopkins as his father, and Aiden Quinn and Henry Thomas as the other Ludow brothers. Set in the rural America of the 1900s, this is a passionate movie about family, loss, war, and ultimately love.

Catching the Academy Awards with Applian

This Sunday marks the 87th Academy Awards show, and like most grand live events nowadays, it will be streaming online for your viewing pleasure. Provided by ABC.com, you can catch all of the movie stars in their brightest moment. Everything from backstage to red carpet chaos, to the entire show itself, you can view on your computer screen. Which also means you will be able to capture it with the all new Replay Media Catcher 6. Sit, back, relax, record the evening and watch it at your leisure.

Don’t forget — if you’ve missed out on any of the nominated films, be sure to check out our newly expanded Media Guides in Replay Media Catcher 6, which will go ahead and scan the Web for the movie of your choosing. Not to mention the Media Guides now feature super-easy direct downloads so you can get the media file without any of those annoying pop-up ads.

To record all of the star-studded night or explore the Media Guides for the nominated movies, be sure to watch our demo video for Replay Capture 6 below the cut and get the new upgrade for yourself!

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Enjoy the Super Bowl with Replay Video Capture 7

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What a season of football! And it’s all about to end in a week with the Super Bowl. Specifically, a game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. If you’re like us then you aren’t just watching it for the end score, but also for the halftime show, the expensive commercials, and the pre-game commentary. Now, you don’t even need to watch it from the ugly jumbo TV in that noisy pub you hate, you can actually stream it LIVE on your PC through NBC. Which also means that you can record all of the spontaneous action and hilarity with your copy of Replay Video Capture 7.

In fact, one of our favorite parts of watching the NFL is pretending we’re the Bad-Lip Reading folks and coming up with our own witty quips in the mouths of 200+ lb. athletes.  If you record and capture the game on February 1st, you can even make one for yourself! And just in case you missed it, they released the new NFL Bad-Lip Reading 2015, so be sure to check it out below for inspiration. Oh, and don’t forget to grab Replay Video Capture before kickoff on Sunday!

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Go Capture the Best TV Shows of 2014 with Applian

We’ve gone ahead and gathered the best streaming television online for 2014. This year especially has been a part of the much-discussed Golden Era of TV, and now you can play catch up with your Applian products to record and capture the following best parts of the silver screen off your personal computer. Make it even easier on yourself in 2015 by purchasing the Replay Capture Suite and can get all of these shows and so much more!

Marco Polo
Stream it on Netflix here and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

Just released this month, Marco Polo is the ambitious new original content series from Netflix that centers around the famed explorer. This is a must-watch for those who love period dramas, as everything from the costume to scenery is lavish and beautiful to watch. By recording it with Applian products, you can make sure to see it in it’s full glory on a bigger screen, rather than a laptop.

Hannibal
Get it on Amazon Prime here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

With the second season premiering in 2014, this graphic and suspense-filled show is exactly what a murder thriller is all about. Taking a serial approach to the well known Thomas Harris books, this creepy show has it’s own cult following with amazing actors and a plot that twists and turns through every gruesome act.  

Broad City
Stream it on Comedy Central here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

One of the new bright spots in TV comedy, the witty 20-something odd couple, who aren’t exactly likable, but hilariously fun to watch, star in Broad City and focuses on the struggling life in New York City. These two women bring friendship, awkwardness and cultural trends into an anti-glamour that’s both perfectly refreshing and pitch perfect.

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The Leftovers
Stream it on HBO Go and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

This outwardly somber drama about the cataclysmic mysterious disappearance of 140 million people is an introspective character exploration in the guise of political and religious themes. Based on the best selling book by Tom Perrotta, the series asks a deeper question of meaning and loss. Don’t worry, it is worth the unanswered questions for the sake of the beautifully written storyline and actor’s performances. 

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Stream it on Crackle here and learn how to capture with Replay Media Catcher

Every week the internet gets a little bit more of Jerry Seinfeld, which is always a good thing. This time, in crackle’s original series, we see the comedian interviewing another funny person, driving around and eventually sharing a cup ‘o Joe. Digging into their respective motivations, career stories, and always with genuine conversational humor, these short episodes are worth archiving for rainy day laughs. 

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Netflix Conflix: Holiday Edition

Can’t decide what to watch and record? We’re here to the rescue! Since it is the “most wonderful time of the year”, there’s no better time than now to get into the holiday spirit. On this edition of “Netflix Conflix” we’ve rounded up some of the merrier picks that Netflix is currently offering through streaming that you should record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online – plus, you can keep them in your arsenal for next season! Need help recording from Netflix? Just watch this helpful tutorial:

 

Scrooged: If you’re like us, then anything with Bill Murray is a winner. This 80s classic is the reinterpretation of “A Christmas Carol”, but with more snark and less Victorian London scenery. Not only is it a touching feel-good holiday film, but it is downright funny, thanks to Mr. Murray and his signature brand of effervescent charm.


White Christmas: Looking for a fluffy holiday musical that even grandma can love (or loves to re-watch)? Search no further. The insanely likable Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye duo give this classic Christmas tale a fun feel. You’ll be singing and dancing all evening, just hoping for more snow.


Nightmare Before Christmas: This Tim Burton family film is gorgeously unique and definitely has it’s place in the Holiday-Film-Hall-of-Fame (if there were one). Additionally filled with catchy tunes about the dreaded Christmas time and the revered Halloween, it’s the perfect transition from the scary to the sweet with emo-perfect execution.


The Fitzgerald Family Christmas: Written and directed by Ed Burns, this is a recent (2012) holiday drama that profiles a broken family trying to find that Christmas spirit. A fantastic ensemble cast and authentic feel make this film about family dynamics and drama one to distract you from your own sibling chaos this year.

 

A Saturday Night Live Christmas: Okay, so this one is technically not a Netflix streaming option, but thankfully you have Replay Video Catcher and can also get in on all of the Hulu action too! The 40-year-old TV institution compiled it’s best holiday-related sketches into one hilarious giant “show”. Relive all the funny and relish in performances from cast members past.

Record a Concert this Hall-O-Ween Night

No, I didn’t mispell Halloween in that title. Be sure to catch a very special edition of Live From Daryl’s House tonight. Daryl Hall that is. Tonight on Yahoo Screen’s Live Nation Channel you can watch “Hall-O-Ween and Oates”. This sold out concert also marks the public opening of Daryl’s new venue in Pawling, New York. The live concert begins at 9PM PT / 6PM ET  and will replay for 24 hours. I’ll definitely be recording it with Replay Video Capture.

I’ve recently discovered the Live from Daryl’s House monthly web series and I’ve become addicted to the show’s archives. The premise is so inviting, you just can’t turn away. Daryl invites some legendary rockers over to his amazing old farmhouse (which he has lovingly restored), for some unforgettable jam sessions. It’s just a room full of incredibly talented musicians having a blast singing each others songs. The series is very well done technically,  and Daryl sounds better than ever. And, he’s aged pretty darn well. Can a 70’s/ 80’s rocker actually get cooler with age? Daryl sure has.

There are currently 68 episodes of LFDH available to watch. Our favorites from the archives include: Darius RuckerZZ Top’s Billy GibbonsJoe WalshRob ThomasKT TunstallBrett Dennen, oh man…I could keep going. Just go browse the archives and listen for yourself. And they’re all downloadable with Replay Media Catcher.

Tonight’s live show is bound to be a nostalgic trip back to the 80’s, but sounding better than ever. And if you’re busy trick-or-treating with your little ghouls and gobblins, recording the show is easy with Replay Video Capture  Here’s a quick tutorial on how to set it up to record anything at a scheduled time.

Enjoy the show!

 

Netflix Conflix: Happy Halloween

Can’t decide what to watch and record? We’re here to the rescue! There’s no better time all year than the week of Halloween (yes, we consider it a week-long holiday) to watch horror films. On this edition of “Netflix Conflix” we’ve rounded up some of the scary picks that Netflix is currently offering through streaming that you should record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online – plus, you can keep them in your arsenal for next Halloween! Need help recording from Netflix? Just watch this helpful tutorial:


Fright Night
: Time has done this film well. This is the movie that re-imagined vampires for a whole generation, in fact, a generation that re-created the vampire into your worst Twilight-related nightmare. Regardless, Fright Night still provides something fun for everyone and we would also recommend the Colin Ferrel re-boot from 2011 that’s shockingly on-point with the classic.

 

Detention: This is a horror film with serious ADD. But its fast-paced wit makes it nervously enjoyable. Chalk-full of 90s / 00s pop culture references that keep it funny and on the comedy-side of things. No doubt, in a few years, this will be a cult hit. If you “get it” then you’ll enjoy the film — not a horror film for everyone and prepare yourself for a story that jumps all over the place.

The StuffIf you want something straight-up funny, make sure you keep The Stuff around for genuine giggles. The special effects are campy as they try to make infesting goo seem scary. (Hint: it’s not) But the acting is surprisingly great and there’s enough 80s ridiculousness to have a delightful viewing — you just might want to choose something other than yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream to eat while watching.


All The Boys Love Mandy LaneThis movie isn’t particularly scary. But it’s uniquely suspenseful. The characters are heightened stereotypes and Amber Heard is (as always) pretty darn good-looking, but there’s something that keeps it all entertaining. In typical slasher-flick style, this group of teenagers is sex-crazy and totally over-the-top. Expect gore and an interesting twist at the end.


Hellraiser:
Since this was the first sighting of Pinhead, and created a franchise that lasts nine movies and almost three decades, it’s worth getting a look at just why this created such a stir. Sure, it’s got the effects of your typical 80s horror movie, but Hellraiser does an astonishing job with makeup tricks and in-camera effects that make it worth watching. Also, if you don’t think the zombie-corpse crawling across the floor isn’t freaky, then we don’t know what is.

Netflix Conflix: Our Picks Leaving October 1st

Netflix is constantly rearranging its offerings of movies and television shows, which means that every month, there’s a whole new batch to view and fall in love with. Unfortunately, that also means that another handful of great cinema gets pushed off streaming. Here are our picks for you to hurry and record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online (at least, for free – for now).

GHOSTBUSTERS I & IIThis is the ideal 80s movie, made complete with campy humor, heart throughout, suspicious special effects, and Bill Murray. Recording these two enjoyable pieces of cinematic charm is a wise move, so you can enjoy them when you’ve got nothing to watch. Save them for a long rainy day, and rejoice in melting giant marshmallows in hot chocolate.

 

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA: Francis Ford Coppola’s amazing tribute to the classic horror tale has more juicy trivia  in it than most mystery thrillers. One of the most well known elements of the film are the in-camera effects that Coppola insisted on. After firing a team of effect supervisors, he hired his 29 year-old son, Roman, to take the helm. Look for them and read up, it’s pretty magical. Oh, and the movie itself is brilliant with performances by Gary Oldman as Dracula and Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing.

 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICAA sci-fi pillar, this television show proved that a complex space series could function without the Star Trek umbrella. Unlike the latter more episodic-based television, BSG retains a narrative that stretches over four seasons to unveil a rich cast of characters and compelling plot. After a terrifyingly advanced enemy (the Cylons) destroys the 12 colonies, a fleet of military and civilian ships are the only thing remaining of humanity, where they are left traveling through space to find the mythical Earth. Even if sci-fi isn’t your thing, BSG makes everyone a believer. By recording and having the series on-hand, you can get anyone at anytime on the Battlestar bandwagon.

 

MEAN GIRLS: This 2004 movie is one that is a staple for a particular generation – for what it’s worth – and is the stuff of sound bytes and repeatable quotes. You’ll be wearing pink on Wednesdays after Mean Girls marathons. It is the best teen film since Clueless and with a screenwriter like Tina Fey behind it; you know it’s full of perfect one-liners and comedic timing. Enjoy the more sober, less troubled Lindsay Lohan and save this movie for the next round of teenagers who need a lesson on how to survive high school and beyond.

 

So what are you waiting for? These cinematic gems are leaving Netflix Streaming in a few days, so fire up your Replay Video Capture and record your favorites for future repeat watchings!

 

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Best Media Sites: LOL Edition

So you know about YouTube and Netflix. But what about those undiscovered gems around the Internet just ripe for the downloading? Check out these Replay Media Catcher compatible sites. Note that not all sites are viewable in all countries.

This month, we wanted to feature the sites that tickle our funny bone, make us spit take, and get us smiling from ear to ear. Here are five fantastic sites that you are definitely going to want to download video from, and keep forever… because laughter is contagious and continual.

FUNNY OR DIE:

The celebrity-endorsed platform for hilarious series and one-offs, where you can catch the very watch worthy “Drunk History” and “Between Two Ferns With Zack Galifinakis” along with a ton of other giggle-making sketches.

CRACKED:

More centered on Internet memes and pop culture, Cracked offers some humorous takes on everything from Doctor Who to Kanye West. Also, check out the “Artist In Residency Program” where they feature a filmmaker hand-picked for your viewing pleasure.

CHEEZBURGER:

The OG funny video site still has quite a bit of life – and not as many cat memes. With a new Video section in Beta, they are experimenting with a whole channel devoted to Cheez-approved YouTube content. Don’t worry; there are still cat videos.

THE CHIVE:

This site is full of hilarious distractions. Everything from GIFs, to listicles, to random factoids, you can loose yourself for hours on The Chive. If you’re looking to capture some funny, watch and record their trending videos for a clue as to what will be popping up in your Facebook feed next.

COLLEGE HUMOR: 

Another classic funny video site, College Humor has been serving up the chuckles for 15 years, and boasts an impressive collection of original series and sketches. Our personal favorite is “Phantom of the Office” – we’d hire him just to keep us laughing.

As always, be sure to use only the best to download your favorite videos and media using Replay Media Catcher. If you’ve got a favorite video outlet on the web, be sure to give us the low-down in the comments or on our Facebook Page.