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Download and Compile the Best Music Videos of 2017

As we round up our own reflections for the past year, it’s hard to turn a blind eye to the creativity we saw shine through in 2017. While we’ve lost many incredible musicians and artists during the year, the music industry also saw amazing talent and drive spanning genres and countries.

There were hundreds of incredible music videos released last year, but a few really made an impression on us both musically and visually. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best music videos of 2017 available online, so you can make exclusive compilations of the best breakout music of the past year. Remember – you can download from YouTube and create your own playlists of audio or video to enjoy throughout the next year.  

1. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE

The top of the drawing board, year in year out, is Kendrick Lamar. Together with his previous filmmaker, Dave Meyers, his “HUMBLE” video made the VMA’s Video of the Year awards. The ideology is based on contradiction, which really shines through.

2. Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug

Including Spanish subtitles, this is a tale from an unknown location in the heart of America where Camila plays two parts. The barbie-esque dream, and the geek at home.

 

3. Charli XCX – Boys

An pop sensation for anyone who has a few crushes, Charli XCX even co-directed this video all about boys. Including the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Joe Jonas, Mark Ronson and Will.i.am, it will be one remembered as one of the best music videos of 2017.

 

4. The National – Dark Side of the Gym

The famous doo-wop flavor of a music scene, a classic ballad joined by the favored high-school slow dance. Filmed inside a gymnasium, a short snippet of love being created is captured, but ends drastically.

 

5. Migos – T-Shirt

Chance the Rapper himself has said that this song from popular artists Migos deserves awards. Collaborating across the pond with British artist DAPs, the film The Revenant provided the main setting inspiration for the frosty video.

6. Dua Lipa – New Rules

A real companionship for ladies of heartbreak, a real commodity that will live for many years which has brought young girls together in a strength binding video.

7. N.E.R.D & Rihanna – Lemon

The talk of the month of November – N.E.R.D is back and they obviously had to take Rihanna with them. A viral sensation struck dancers from all across the globe as Pharrell Williams invited those who dared give the dance a shot. Try this at home?

8. Kamasi Washington – Truth

This goes way beyond the category of the best music videos of 2017, as Kamasi, along with AJ Rojas reach a short documentary in their 14-minute work of art. Concluding walks of life from young people, family ties, and everyday nature form a cosmic conclusion.

9. Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.

Using music as a powerful weapon against racism, Jay-Z cartoons a symbol of himself mocking the parody of racist characters. An illustration on class and colorism in the process of reclaiming portrays, it’s a monumental video directed by Mark Romanek and JAY-Z himself.

10. Björk – The Gate

Another limit breached as we anticipated, the return of Björk. In this one she makes a mockery of herself, as all boundaries are smashed she releases the leash of psychedelia, the rest is in the video.

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Essential YouTube Hacks for Every Video Watcher

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If you’re anything like us, you can hardly go a day without opening up YouTube to watch a video online. Plus, with the cold winter season settled in and making us want to stay warm and cozy, it’s inevitable that YouTube is in for a boost in viewership. While the popular video streaming site makes it possible to watch videos on any topic, served up by folks from all walks of life, there are still more cool things to be discovered.

Ready for the most entertaining YouTube experience of your life? Check out our top tips, tricks, and hacks to help kick your viewing up a notch.

1. Create an auto-lineup of your favorites

Have a few favorite YouTubers that you binge-watch again and again? You can create a meta playlist that holds ALL of the video uploads from a single uploader (in order of upload date, chronologically). To do this, just add “&list=UL” to any video URL on YouTube.

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2. Conquer country-specific videos

Sometimes, YouTube videos can have restrictions based on geographic regions. That’s why you’ll get that “The uploader has not made this video available in your country” pop-up message when you stumble on a cool video from far away. Luckily, this trick lets you watch any video from any country.

Here’s how regular YouTube links appears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxx

Copy the string of characters defined by our “xxxx” example above, and paste it so that the URL is: http://www.youtube.com/v/xxxx

3. Watch in HD mode all the time

High definition is ALWAYS better, but sometimes your Internet connection can get in the way. Unlock HD mode by adding a couple of secret codes to the end of your video URL. Get stereo sound and 480×270 resolution with “&fmt=18”, or “&fmt=22” for 1280×720 resolution.

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4. Jump through age restrictions

We’re all for keeping PG-13 videos for more mature eyes only, but sometimes the age restrictions on YouTube videos can be bothersome for legal adults. Instead of signing in or clicking through to verify your age, just add “nsfw.” to the beginning of your entire video’s URL, so that it appears like this: nsfw.youtube.com

5. Hunt for all the hidden Easter eggs

Cleverly hidden in YouTube’s source code are secrets just waiting to be discovered and unlocked. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Search “Beam me up Scotty” and your results will show up like they were transported through space.
  • Repeat any video (forever!) by right-clicking on the video and selecting “Loop.”
  • Like old games? Type the numbers “1980” while your video is playing and the Missile Control game will appear.
  • An homage to the Wadsworth Constant, a meme that stated the first 30% of any video isn’t worth your time, you can enter “&wadsworth=1” at the end of a YouTube video URL and it’ll auto-skip the first 30% for you.

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6. Access unique 360-degree videos

YouTube launched their support for 360-degree videos earlier in 2016, letting users have a complete view of key videos and live events. With Chrome installed on your computer, you can rotate around and see every angle just by using your mouse. On mobile through the YouTube app, a simple screen swivel can lead you into new 360-degree journeys.

7. Download videos & turn audio files into MP3s

Take your favorite videos with you, in any file type you need! With Replay Media Catcher, you can download YouTube videos with just one quick drag-and-drop movement and automatically convert YouTube to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

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This article was originally published January 6, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.

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.


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Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution With These Workout Routines

Fitness trends come and go, but the health-improving benefits of getting up and getting moving will always remain! At the start of every new year, millions of people wake up full of a brand new energy and motivation to kickstart a fresh lifestyle – however, just about 8% of those people actually “achieve” their New Year’s resolutions.

Want to be one of the few who can take on the challenge and persevere through the year? We put together a few tips, tricks and workout videos that you can download from YouTube to help keep you on track with your 2017 goals!

1. Let the Good Music Flow

Step one of any good workout sequence is putting together the perfect music to fit the mood. Going for something angsty and tension-ridden to ramp things up? A pop-heavy playlist of uplifting tracks? Maybe a collection of seasonal classics? No matter your personal genre preferences, you can record music from Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Soundcloud, and more popular streaming sites and services, to create your own master list of workout hits.

Replay Music for PC is optimized to capture music and cut out other background noises, so your recorded tracks are saved as high quality MP3 files. Plus, the program perfectly separates songs into individual tracks, tags each song with artist, album, song, genre, album art and even song lyrics.

2. Tap Into Live Workout Routines

Interested in fulfilling that workout resolution from the comfort of your own home? Live streaming and recording the latest fitness classes and workout trends is the best way to get the most out of your couch-side process! With a ton of live streaming and all-access passes to kickboxing, cycling, yoga, pilates, barre, dance and more. There are endless opportunities to burn calories in new, fun ways.

Replay Video Capture makes it easy to record and save all the best exercises online to make sure you’re never bored. No matter the source, you’ll have no problem when trying to capture any live stream workouts to watch again and again.

3. Customize Exercise Video Mashups

YouTube is a gold mine for fitness and health-related videos; you just have to wade through some of the duds to find the most exceptional workouts! Once you find what you’re looking for, use Replay Media Catcher to record from Youtube and create your own custom workout videos to keep your routine nice and fresh. Here are some of our favorite channels and videos to build from:

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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Good for a Laugh: Best Comedy YouTube Channels

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YouTube has built the opportunity for comedians to reach people anywhere. Without the use of this popular platform, many folks would find it impossible to get a show or skit into production – YouTube lets anyone with basic filming capabilities and a jolt of creativity generate and distribute video content.

Born and bred in the age of the Internet, online entertainers today are making skits, jokes and stories more immersive and unique than ever. We rounded up some of our favorite comedy channels on YouTube, so you can capture all of the funny with Replay Media Catcher.

5 Second Films

With a content base that’s described exactly by its name, 5 Second Films is a YouTube channel with storytelling, mystery and of course, a lot of laughs. While most of the funny short films are admittedly closer to 10 seconds than 5 (to include open and closing credits), they certainly pack a punch and cover silly, off-the-cuff topics like you wouldn’t even imagine. Watch + record 5 Second Films from YouTube.

Miranda Sings

Miranda Sings is a character created by actress Colleen Ballinger – and boy, do we mean character. With a sassy personality, unreal (and not in the good way) singing capability, and less-than-bloggable makeup, this awesome YouTuber has a growing viewership of all kinds. Is she crazy or just super talented? Even her fans are still trying to figure that one out. Watch + record Miranda Sings from YouTube.

7 Minutes in Heaven

We were all teenagers once, but SNL sketch writer Mike O’Brien never quite got past it. 7 Minutes in Heaven is an awkward, hilarious, and yet somehow endearing, comedy channel on YouTube that hosts celebrities for super up-close-and-personal interviews. As you can probably guess, it’s just about as funny as it is cringeworthy. Watch + record 7 Minutes in Heaven from YouTube.

GloZell Green

GloZell has been around for what seems like forever; she’s a classically trained performer and Internet personality, and she’s built an empire around her comedic personality on YouTube. From tackling the latest challenges to sharing truly awful beauty tips to making up new characters, this is one seriously funny woman to keep an eye on. Watch + record GloZell from YouTube.

Use Replay Media Catcher to record each and every episode from these YouTube comedy channels.


Have a favorite funny-man or funny-woman on YouTube that we missed? Be sure to let us know!

The Best YouTube Channels for Sports Fans

YouTube is home to amazing video content for any level of sports fans, entertaining everyone from passionate enthusiasts to casual watchers. There are hundreds of channels out there created for followers of just about every sport, so we whittled it down to a few of our favorites across the board.

With Replay Media Catcher, you can capture and record all of these amazing videos from YouTube. Whether you’re all about the play-by-play, or just enjoy a great athletic or action-packed video, these channels are sure to satisfy.

The Fumble

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You can catch new episodes of The Fumble every weekday night, covering the latest sports news, commentary, behind-the-scenes workouts and even (some more personal) rumors in the world of athletics. With a promise to show “the good, bad, and ugly side of sports,” this channel is perfect for any kind of sports fan. Watch & record The Fumble on YouTube.

StuntsAmazing

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Sports aren’t confined to the one traditional sense, and StuntsAmazing knows this better than anyone. Chock full of incredible, adrenaline-packed extreme sports moments in Parkour, Free Falling and more, this YouTube channel is one of our go-tos for consistency epic videos. Watch & record StuntsAmazing on YouTube.

Olympics

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The Rio Olympics have come and gone, but the best of clips, highlight reels and other amazing videos remain! The Olympics YouTube channel is fully-stacked with videos from Archery to Diving and every Olympic sport in between. Watch & record Olympics on YouTube.

FATV

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FATV is the official home everything English football has to offer: The England national football team, The Emirates FA Cup, Wembley and other competitions. International fans can access the FATV YouTube channel for the latest news on the England national football team, competitions and more. Watch & record FATV on YouTube.

Dude Perfect

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Sports and comedy are in perfect harmony in one of the most popular sports-related channels on YouTube, Dude Perfect. Starring former high school basketball players/college roommates Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones and Tyler Toney, these friends post every other Monday for a new dose of funny-meets-athletic. Watch & record Dude Perfect on YouTube.

Use Replay Media Catcher to record each and every episode from these awesome YouTube sports channels.


Have a favorite sports-related YouTube show we missed? Be sure to let us know!

Here’s How to Save Audio from YouTube

YouTube has one of the largest collections of music videos, short series, random clips and any other kind of recorded video you can think of. With over 500 hours of possibilities for online entertainment uploaded every minute, it’s no wonder they’re the 2nd largest search engine used around the world.

The past has shown us that not everything posted online can last, however; artists will remove their content, tracks are taken down for copyright purposes and other music videos can be blocked from the public’s view at any time.

Luckily for online media (and music) lovers, programs like Replay Media Catcher exist to help you download audio from YouTube in perfect quality, and grow your personal music collection.

Among other awesome features, Replay Media Catcher can:

  • Download and convert audio in high quality instantly.
  • Automatically identify, tag and add album artwork to tracks.
  • Integrate directly with iTunes for fast importing.

Here’s how it’s done in 3 easy steps:

1. Open Replay Media Catcher and switch on the automatic downloader.

2. Choose MP3 > Extract audio to MP3 as your conversion preset.

3. Play the music video on YouTube that you want to download as an audio file. (Hint: As soon as the video starts playing, close it and start a new video to be downloaded).

Ready to start saving your favorite audio from YouTube?                                

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Video of the Month: What Happens When You Toss Boiling Water into Sub-Zero Air?

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!


 

Sometimes, you just have to try something for yourself.

This month, our “video of the month” series brings you an impromptu science experiment in freezing cold Canada with seriously cool results.

Apparently, boiling hot water can often freeze faster than cold water… who knew?!

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Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction- Vol 7

Dr. Wilson back here.  Well, I wasn’t actually gone.  Deb REALLY wanted to do a post on balloons, so while I was out training, she snuck in that last entry.  “Training?” you ask.  Last Sunday I competed in my second 1/2 Ironman distance triathlon – Steelhead 70.3. Translated, I swam 1.2 miles in Lake Michigan, bicycled 56 miles, and then ran a half marathon (13.1 miles).  If you think that is crazy, Shellie has done a few full Ironman races.  I might be that crazy in 2015.  Between work and family, we manage to squeeze in a lot of miles of training.

This week’s video is a bit of a classic, turning around the patterned: “Sh*t” + athletic activity + “say”.