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


With simple drag & drop functionality, Replay Media Catcher is the easiest way to save all of the YouTube videos you can get your hands on, with just one quick movement. Use Replay Media Catcher to record any YouTube video you want!

 

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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


How to record from Spotify: Launch Replay Music on your PC, hit play on the music, and start recording instantly! Replay Music will save your new music into high-quality MP3’s, complete with accurate tags, track names and album artwork.

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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!

* Mac users must use Firefox to stream and save.

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. 

Check out our step-by-step guide for how to download anything on Netflix with Replay Video Capture and be able to watch your favorite streaming media anytime, anywhere!

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How to Record the 2016 World Series Online

The 2016 World Series starts today, and we can already feel that incredible championship energy! This year, the World Series is making history with two teams that have never quite had the chance to make it: the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, both of which haven’t won the World Series since the early 1900’s.

No matter who you’re rooting for, you can capture and record the Cubs vs. Indians World Series games from sources online using Replay Video Capture, saving every slide and home run in high quality!

Where to Watch the World Series

The World Series games will be broadcast live by Fox, and online viewing options include live streaming on Postseason.TV and MLB.TV.  Postseason.TV removes commentary and allows only alternate angles for watching, making it perfect for those who just want to watch and capture those key game moments. MLB.TV subscribers have full access to every game online, 100% live. While you do have to pay, this may be one of your least expensive options for watching and recording the games.

Make sure you have the latest Replay Video Capture for Mac or Replay Video Capture for PC to record every World Series game streaming online! 

Learn more about recording streaming videos online:

With our media recording software, baseball fans can create amazing, brag-worthy videos of every MLB World Series game. Plus, it’s the only program out there that perfectly captures streaming video anywhere online, all without circumventing copy protection technology, making it legal for personal use.

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Save Your Media: Why Netflix Will Never Be Perfect

We love Netflix, but it isn’t a perfect streaming service. The truth is, it can’t be. 

With growing competition, incomplete collections, and temporary trademarks on titles, Netflix’s shortcomings across a myriad of areas will likely hinder it from becoming the “all-powerful streaming service” we thought it might be just a few years ago. These limitations and imperfections are some of the many reasons why it’s important to record Netflix TV shows and movies with Replay Video Capture, and save them for offline viewing before they inevitably disappear.

Market Share

This chart below, created by Nielsen, shows the penetration of streaming services and subscription video on demand services. Netflix leads the pack of streaming online with over 61 million subscribers and 36% of the market, but Amazon and Hulu also take close to 20%.

And, research has shown that Amazon’s popularity and market share is only growing as the company gathers more customers through their Prime service,  gain more title contracts, and generate more original series.

Narrow Collection

At first glance, its impressive library of movies and shows, both original and licensed, seems never-ending. But, it does end. With only around 13,300 titles offered worldwide, Netflix’s collection is actually pretty limited in terms of selection. And, because of the ongoing rivalry between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it’s impossible to provide a truly complete catalog at all times and win over the entirety of the market.

Temporary Licensing

Part of this narrow collection is due to the structure and process of licensing content. Netflix is frequently changing up their online offerings; the reliability of their shows and movies are completely dependent on licensing agreements made with networks and filmmakers.

According to Investopedia, these agreements could “allow Netflix to stream all seasons of [a] show in full through its online platform for one, three or five years. The licensing agreement can be renegotiated after the set time period ends, or Netflix could drop the show from its library if viewer interest is not high enough to warrant the cost.”

Essentially, Netflix can drop content on a whim. And what if that show or movie they deemed ‘not popular enough’ was your all-time favorite? Download Replay Video Capture to record and save all of your favorite Netflix content, before time is up!

How to Stream & Record MLB Playoffs Online

Want to watch the MLB Playoffs without cable? For cord-cutting sports fans, finding and accessing live streaming baseball games online can be a struggle.

This year’s postseason games are no different, airing on the tried-and-true cable networks like Fox, ESPN, TBS, and Major League Baseball Network (MLBN) — all of which unfortunately won’t let you tune in without an antenna. Luckily, we were able to scrounge up some online options for you to live stream and record with Replay Video Capture!

MLB.TV

MLB.TV subscribers already have streaming rights to postseason games – many of which are live. While the MLB’s blackout policies prevent it from actually live streaming the playoffs in some areas, archived streams are available to everyone in blacked-out areas as soon as 90 minutes after each game ends. Not currently a member? This may be one of your least expensive options for watching and recording the games with Replay Video Capture. The MLB is offering subscriptions for just $3.99.

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Postseason.TV

Another good option for cable-cutters to watch the MLB Playoffs online is through Postseason.TV. While this site won’t offer the standard angles you may be used to, it does offer coverage for a few alternate viewing angles. The service provides online viewers with up to 10 different angles, while removing broadcaster commentary, in-game interviews, and other enhancements from the mix. Subscribers can even pick up to 4 games to watch at one once!

Never miss a pitch, slide or home run again – MLB fans can use Replay Video Capture to easily record the Playoffs online from any of the above sources! 

Replay Video Capture is the easiest way to capture any baseball game on your screen and turn it into a high quality, video movie file. Make personal copies of your favorite MLB Playoffs games and keep them forever, in whatever format you want.

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How to Download & Archive Your Favorite Podcasts

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Podcasts have become a fundamental part of media entertainment over the last few decades — slowly picking up popularity since “audio-blogging” was introduced in the 1980’s. Flash forward to today where practically everyone has listened to a podcast, and monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013, where hundreds of thousands of podcasts exist around the digital world that cover every topic and idea you could possibly think of.

For those new to the scene, or those who are seasoned listeners, it’s (luckily) simple enough to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device.

Downloading Podcasts Online

There are any number of sites and services available online that host podcasts. Here’s how to download podcasts from every one of them…

Online Radio

Whether you like iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podomatic, or any other online audio-hosting site, Replay Radio can download podcasts from them all. Record a bunch of podcasts simultaneously, convert to MP3 files, transfer them to your mobile devices, and automatically schedule audio recordings to never miss a thing. With a powerful built-in media guide, you can even search for and download great podcasts without leaving the software!

iTunes & SoundCloud

Two popular music hosting platforms today, iTunes and Soundcloud, are also good resources for finding awesome podcasts (and, of course, a lot of other great media). Using Replay Music, it’s easy to capture full podcasts and other audio from iTunes and Soundcloud, and turn every recording into an easy-to-digest MP3 file. Plus, Replay Music also identifies and tags recorded audio with the correct metadata, so everything is added to your collection seamlessly.

Archive.org

Archive.org is a surprisingly popular platform for great podcasts, and is free to use for publishers. While it’s well-known for its video-recording capabilities, listeners can also use Replay Media Catcher to download any available podcast from Archive.org — the software even has a tool to automatically schedule podcasts to be downloaded! Just launch it, visit the page on Archive.org with the podcast you want, and any audio playing on your computer will be captured perfectly.

Archiving Your Podcasts

During the download process, Replay Radio, Replay Music and Replay Media Catcher are all set to automatically locate and modify the correct set of information for your podcasts. What this means is that every piece of metadata is added to your MP3 files for you, so that everything can be easily organized exactly the way you want it.

With podcast show titles, speakers, series descriptions and other key details at-the-ready, your downloaded podcasts are already prepared to be imported into iTunes, Google Play, or any other system you choose to use.


What are some of your favorite podcasts and podcast platforms? Be sure to let us know!

New to Netflix This Month: Top Titles for October 2016

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Bring on the new movies and series seasons! Every month Netflix shuffles in new content as they clean out the cobwebs; all part of their constantly changing collection of media online.

Lucky for entertainment streamers everywhere, Replay Media Catcher for PC exists so you can watch and download from Netflix before they disappear! In the meantime, here are some of the top titles coming to Netflix this October 2016. Be sure to watch all your favorites and record from Netflix while you still can..

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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The classic, romantic drama/comedy is hitting Netflix this Fall. Starring none other than Audrey Hepburn in her most famous role as Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s follows the story of a young New York socialite in the early 1960’s as she navigates her tumultuous life and develops feelings for a handsome new tenant. You can capture Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Netflix, available October 1.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the most critically-acclaimed, highly-quoted coming-of-age films of the mid 1980’s. High school popular kid (and complete wise guy) Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, is determined to have one last ditch day before graduation, and gets himself (and his friends) into some absolutely ridiculous situations. You can capture Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Netflix, available October 1.

Titanic (1997)

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Gather up your tissues and a loved one — falling in love on a doomed ship isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Titanic tells the story of a young aristocrat (played by Kate Winslet) and a sweet, but poor, artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the historically ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. It’s beautiful, heartbreakingly brilliant, and one of the most famous films ever released. You can capture Titanic on Netflix, available October 1.

Dazed and Confused (1993)

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Jock, stoners and nerds all rise up and come together when the last day of school has finally arrived. Dazed and Confused is a hilarious, pop culture phenomenon of a film following a group of high school and junior high school kids as they prepare for summer vacation. Chock full of hazing, hijinks and partying, it’s a classic comedy you need in your collection. You can capture Dazed and Confused on Netflix, available October 1.

American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5)

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Widely popular across the US, the American Horror Story anthology is as creepy as it is compelling. With every new season carrying a new theme and over-arching plot line, while utilizing many of the same brilliant actors from story to story, Season 5 follows the inner workings and mysteries of the Hotel Cortez in Los Angeles, California. You can capture American Horror Story: Hotel on Netflix, available October 4.

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016)

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You have the chance to get up close and personal with Justin Timberlake, right from your couch — killer dance moves, amazing vocals and all. The last incredible performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will be available to stream and record this month. You can capture Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids on Netflix, available October 12.

Big Eyes (2014)

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The story of the Keanes is one of self-reflection for many artists, including director Tim Burton. Big Eyes is the story of artist Walter Keane as he passes his wife’s art off as his own, growing into unbelievable fame and fortune because of her shyness to express herself, and introduce herself, to the public. With divorce on the horizon, Margaret Keane finally reveals the truth. You can capture Big Eyes on Netflix, available October 25.

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

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With all 3 films becoming smash hits practically overnight, kids and adults alike go nuts for Kung Fu Panda, the lovable animated character voiced by Jack Black. In its third installment, Po reunites with his long-lost dad (Bryan Cranston) and deals with the transition into teaching and training martial arts to his own group of silly pandas. Together, they’ll fight evil and look adorable doing it. You can capture Kung Fu Panda 3 on Netflix, available October 26.


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