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


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How to Stream the 2016 American Music Awards Online

Music lovers everywhere are anxious and excited for the American Music Awards this year, the world’s largest, purely fan-chosen awards show in annual rotation. With such an incredible lineup, and mega-popular hosts hitting the stage (model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah), it’s no surprise that everyone wants to know where to get in on the action.

Cable cutters and habitual streamers are in luck — the American Music Awards will be live streamed Sunday, November 20 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. Fans can enjoy and record every incredible musical performance from ABC.com using Replay Video Capture!

Let’s take a look at all of the musical performances happening at the 2016 AMAs that you can stream, record and save using Replay Video Capture:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Chainsmokers + Halsey
  • Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj
  • Fifth Harmony
  • The Weeknd
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Shawn Mendes
  • John Legend
  • Green Day
  • Shakira with Carlos Vives and Sting
  • Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar (finale)

Don’t forget to see the full list of every AMA nominee and get your vote in before its too late! Check out some of our favorite nominees right here:

Video of the Year: Desiigner, “Panda”

Favorite Album — Soul / R&B: Beyonce, Lemonade

Collaboration of the Year: The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”


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Get Your Zen On: The Best Yoga Videos to Download Offline

We could all use a little more zen in our lives. Whether you’re suffering from stress, back and body pain, or even general stiffness from working at a desk all day, yoga is an incredible way to release and relieve. If you’re feeling tense and need to get a little more grounded, but don’t want to foot the bill for an expensive class, you’re in luck.

These are some of the best yoga videos on YouTube, for both beginners and more advanced yogis — you can use Replay Media Catcher and download from YouTube to watch again and again. With this small-yet-mighty collection based in backyards, studios and even the great outdoors, you’ll be able to follow each thoughtful move and reach a new level of zen.

Yoga Videos for Beginners

Just starting out with yoga? Using a gentle pace in the beginning, following the poses and guidance of the videos below, will allow you to become more flexible, strong and stress-free.

14 Basic Yoga Poses for Beginners At Home

Yoga for Complete Beginners – A Little Goes a Long Way (25 Minutes)

Beginner Yoga Flow – All Levels Yoga for Strength & Flexibility (1 Hour)

Yoga Videos for Intermediates

For those who have consistently done yoga and mastered the fundamental poses, you’re ready to move on to some of the more advanced sequences shown in the videos below.

Hard Poses Made Easy – Intermediate Yoga

Gentle Flow Power Yoga in Grand Teton National Park (35 minutes)

Vinyasa Flow for Flexibility (1 Hour)


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5 Amazing Podcasts for True Technophiles

 

Technology enthusiasts are always scrambling for the latest new gadgets, unique mobile apps, and ground-breaking software and hardware that can change the way we live — they’ll always be a few steps ahead of the general public when it comes to anything new and cool in the tech world. We exist in a technology-focused society, and technophiles are some of the most advanced leaders when it comes to the evolution of that digital world.

For those with the insatiable desire to grow, adapt and become more powerful and productive through the use of technology, communities of tech podcasts have sprouted up all over the internet. If you’re like us and can’t get enough of the beautiful tech of today, there are plenty of amazing podcasts and series to keep you in-the-know — you can record and archive them all with Replay Radio:

1. Future Thinkers Podcast

For those far-out technology nerds out there, Future Thinkers Podcast is recorded just for you. Based almost exclusively on discussions around philosophy and technology, and how they inevitably intersect, hosts Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova explore ideas from artificial intelligence to the potential of future societies.

2. Recode Decode

Recode launched its podcast shortly after the start of 2014. Hosted by executive editor and all-around tech news genius/journalist, Kara Swisher, the podcast has featured interviews with well-known CEOs and influential tech figures discussing what’s up-and-coming in the tech world — particularly Silicon Valley.

3. This WEEK in TECH (TWiT)

If you search for the best technology podcasts out there, TWiT is bound to be near the top of the results list. Expert Leo Laporte launched the network more than 10 years ago, making it one of the longest running, most informative weekly roundups ever. If you’re selective like us, make this your one-stop for all things tech.

4. Note to Self

Technology can affect our lives, and humanity, at just about every level. Note to Self is a weekly show that examines just how far technology could go, and serves as a reminder for everyday people to “question everything.” Host Manoush Zomorodi explores questions like “what if everything you said was recorded?”

5. 99% Invisible

“Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” – Buckminster Fuller. The 99% Invisible podcast aims to explore (and expose) many of the often-overlooked features of technology, design and architecture. With a larger focus on design itself, it’s the perfect tech-influenced podcast for the creative at heart.

 


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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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How to Monitor & Record Live Streams, Webcams and More

Have you ever been so excited by an upcoming live stream, once-in-a-lifetime event or popular webcam meet up, then completely forgot about it or had to miss it? You’re not alone and we’re here to help.

Replay Media Catcher allows you to automatically monitor the URLs of your favorite live streams and webcams in order to keep track of everything, so you never miss another important broadcast again!

No matter what browser or other applications you use to watch streaming events online, the Replay Media Catcher live stream / webcam monitor actively tracks the network stream you plug in for live media, detects when it starts, and then captures the video in a high quality format.

It doesn’t get much better than always having your favorite live stream / webcam events just a few clicks away! What are you waiting for? Click below to get it for yourself.

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The Top YouTubers You Need to Follow for Gaming

Move over PewDiePie, there are hundreds of awesome up-and-coming YouTubers and channels to subscribe to for your fix of gaming-related videos. With so many incredible options nowadays, if you can sift through the madness you’ll end up with a number of well-produced, informed and expertly-written content about video games.

Luckily for gamers, we went through the best of the best, and the worst of the worst, and came up with a shortlist of some of our favorite YouTube channels for video games. With Replay Media Catcher, you can capture and record as many of the videos from these gaming YouTube channels that you could ever want on hand.

1. The Syndicate Project

The Syndicate Project has reached nearly 10 million subscribers — but it wasn’t always so big. Launched in 2010, it focused first on Halo and Call of Duty, and then expanded to include Minecraft live play, video game unboxing videos, reaction videos, and even some real-life adventure videos to keep things interesting. Of all the “popular” gaming channels out there, this one’s our favorite! Watch + record The Syndicate Project on YouTube

2. Game Grumps

Game Grumps is another Let’s Play series on YouTube starring Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan. Created in mid 2012, the channel generally puts out 3 videos a day that consist of hosts playing a game, and highlights their experiences and opinions of that game. It has since expanded to many lengthy videos that incorporate new hosts in spin-offs, including Ross O’Donovan, Barry Kramer, Suzy Berhow and Brian Wecht. Watch + record GameGrumps on YouTube

3. Rev3Games

Remember Adam Sessler? He was made famous by G4TV and its review show X-Play, which ran until 2013. Now he’s putting out awesome, personality-laden videos on his YouTube channel, Rev3Games! Also starring Tara Long, Anthony Carboni and other co-hosts, this channel has a casual, yet super entertaining style of video content that features reviews, Let’s Plays, and live streaming game play. Watch + record Rev3Games on YouTube

4. The Gaming Historian

Much like its name implies, the Gaming Historian is documentary-style web series about the history of video games. While it doesn’t have any live game play, unboxing moments or reaction videos, the YouTube show is incredibly well-edited and professional-looking, and the host does an amazing job backing up every fact or piece of trivia with solid research. Watch + record The Gaming Historian on YouTube

5. SeaNanners

SeaNanners is hosted by commentator Adam Montoya, who focuses his YouTube channel primarily on Let’s Play videos of first-person shooter games (Call of Duty), third-person adventure games (Grand Theft Auto), and other strategy-related video games (Minecraft). Because he’s so entrenched in the online gaming community, you can bet there are a ton of collaboration videos with other gaming YouTubers, as well. Watch + record SeaNanners on YouTube


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7 Spotify Playlists Perfect for the Fall Season

Ahhh, Fall. It’s the perfect time of year to soak up the last bits of the sun and get prepared (or stay prepared) for the chilliest season of all. What’s better to bundle up with on a cool and calm Fall day? All the best tracks to fit the mood, of course!

Your can grow your music collection song-by-song, album-by-album and playlist-by-playlist with the help of Replay Music for PC. And, as a special greeting to Autumn, we’re sharing some of the best Fall-inspired playlists to record on Spotify today.

For the Mellow

Autumn Acoustics

Jazz – Classical Crossings

Rainy Day

For the Spooky

Stranger Things

Ultimate Halloween 

For the Soulful

Feelin’ Good

Soul Coffee


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Scary Halloween Movies to Record From Netflix

Movie buffs and Halloween enthusiasts alike are also thrilled to see the growing list of film favorites available to stream and record from Netflix. Whether you’re looking for the best Halloween movies to watch in droves this season, or even just some awesome Netflix hacks to make your binging out way better, we’ve got you covered.

Like super scary movies? Goofy ones? Classics? Thrillers? We gathered up a genre-packed list of some of the best Halloween movies on Netflix you can stream online. Remember — you can use Replay Video Capture* to record them all!

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Practical Magic

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Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman star as two close sisters who get into a little trouble with the law, along with some other spooky, yet comical, situations — oh, and their whole family is full of magical witches. 

The Babadook

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A widowed mother, a fearful son, a creepy illustrated book… it’s already the perfect setup for a horror movie. This independent film boasts a gripping storyline and seriously scary effects that’ll have you wanting a night light.

Goosebumps

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Everyone’s favorite childhood book series is finally a movie. With Jack Black playing host in this slightly-spooky-mostly-funny version of R.L. Stine’s literary masterpieces, the nostalgia and Halloween feels will overwhelm you.

The Fly 

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Old, dramatic cult movies are sometimes the absolute best for Halloween. What happens when you cross a poorly tested teleportation machine with a fly and a human? Well, we’re not going to tell you if you haven’t seen it.

Extraordinary Tales

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Guillermo del Toro directs this beautifully animated, super obscure film you need to see. The movie follows 5 classic, genuinely scary Edgar Allen Poe stories narrated by horror icons like Bella Lugosi and Christopher Lee.

Addams Family Values

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Addams Family Values is a perennial Halloween treasure – they’re everyone’s favorite smacabre family. It’s supernatural, it’s dark, it’s hilarious, and we can’t wait to watch it again and again, even after the spooky season ends.

Underworld

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Have you ever called a vampire movie stylish or sleek before? Kate Beckinsale stars as a vampire warrior, caught in a war with the werewolf race. We love this film for its visually striking detail and action sequences.

Sweeney Todd

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It’s a musical and a slasher flick all rolled up into one expertly-cast and directed film. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and other stars, and directed by Tim Burton, it’s a bloody, addictive Halloween favorite. 

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