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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.

The Best Sports Podcasts to Record & Save

From the TV to the Internet to radio, those of us who love sports love following information and opinions about the athletes and the game(s). In the most recent years, podcasts have become yet another medium for fans to keep track of their favorite teams, players and more.

As 2016 gears up for some incredible, heated events in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more, we decided to round up some of our favorite podcasts for any sports fan to enjoy. The best part? You can use the Media Guide in Replay Radio to subscribe to, schedule, record and save them all.

1. Move the Sticks

There are hundreds of NFL podcasts to choose from, but Move the Sticks is a cut above the rest. With a casual vibe, it’s approachable and easy to listen to anytime. And, for anyone just starting out watching football, hosts/former scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, provide excellent insight and know-how to set you off on the right foot.

2. Baseball Tonight

The podcast version of Baseball Tonight, hosted by the infamous Buster Olney, is said to be even better than its ESPN TV counterpart. Olney has a charisma perfect for making connections, drawing insights and asserting his own opinions into every show, making it both smart and fun. ESPN personalities, along with some writers, fill the airtime with a number of topics in the MLB world.

3. The Art of Wrestling

Perhaps one of the most widely misunderstood of sports, pro wrestling has its own segment of sports podcasts to get into the ears of fans. With the ever entertaining wrestler Colt Cabana as host, hilarious stories, commentaries, special guests and more, The Art of Wrestling will always keep you interested and updated on the WWE.

4. Football Weekly

While Football Weekly isn’t about the NFL, it takes a very smart look everything in the soccer world. Hosted by a group of self-proclaimed soccer fanatics (James Richardson, Rafa Honigstein, Sid Lowe) go into intense detail every week on the happenings of various leagues, small and large. If you’re a soccer fan, or getting into the sport, we definitely recommend giving this podcast a go.

5. Hot Takedown

For all of your statistical analyses and firm facts, try out the podcast, Hot Takedown. Easy to listen to and informative to boot, this show is constantly proving how intelligent it is for anyone who is serious about all things in the sporting world. Game breakdowns, stats, and decisions proven right/wrong? Sign us up.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

The State of Online TV Streaming: Today’s Top Players

Online streaming has rapidly become the must-have accessory in this big, digital world of ours. People far and wide are cutting the cable cord and adopting streaming services to get their fix of sitcoms and late-night movies, either through the computer or channeled directly to the television set.

It was shared in Statista that last year alone “seventy-six percent of American households reported having a video-on-demand subscription,” and that percentage is only growing as the convenience factor is too tempting to pass up.

With access to nearly any television show, documentary, classic film or big time Hollywood flick, it’s really no wonder that so many are drawn to the broad, always-on collection. If you have decent Wi-Fi and a connected device, you’ve got access to it all.

Top Players

As it’s pretty easily assumed, the biggest names in online streaming subscriptions today are Netflix and Amazon, with the Hulu Package holding up third place. Some families subscribe to all three, but most have just one of the services: Netflix. In fact, Netflix is in 36% of all American TV households, while Amazon is in 13% and Hulu Plus is in 6.5%, according to Nielsen.

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Just this summer, Netflix surpassed 65 million subscribers with its $8/month service, and expanded its reach internationally, grounding its roots as the world’s most popular streaming service. With the creation of its Netflix Originals, such as “Orange is the New Black,” “Daredevil” and “House of Cards,” along with close to 7,000 other titles, consumers are loving the high-quality video content within a binge watching-enabled platform.

Learn how to record movies and shows from Netflix.

Amazon

At 40 million subscribers, some arguably coming by association with it’s Prime Package, Amazon ranks second on the list of most-used streaming subscriptions. While they may not have as many attractive titles in their collection, they do have the pull of their popular Prime plan that offers unlimited video streaming in addition to free 2-day shipping in their online marketplace for $99/year.

Learn how to record movies and shows from Amazon.

Hulu

Hulu lags behind with 9 million subscribers, though they experienced a generous percentage of growth from 2014 to 2015. With a recent partnership with Showtime, along with the extensive collection of media, they hope to expand their customer base even more rapidly.

Learn how to record movies and shows from Hulu.

6 Recordable Podcasts to Expand Your Mind

Podcasts are this generations’ talk radio; they’re addictive, they’re everywhere, and they’re only gaining popularity as more people adopt smart technology. One of the best things about the seemingly endless supply of these digital goldmines is the amount of knowledge you can obtain just by opening your ears.

We created Replay Radio to help you keep this expansive, audible knowledge accessible anywhere. Here’s a selection of our favorite educational podcasts you can capture using Replay Radio.

Master of Memory

What good is newly obtained information if you can’t retain it? The Master of Memory podcast will teach you tactics and methods to improve your memory for the everyday, such as mnemonics and memory palaces, making it easier to absorb knowledge quickly.


Use Replay Radio to capture Master of Memory from iTunes or the website.

Philosophize This!

Best when listened to from the beginning to end, this podcast is perfect for those interested in philosophy who aren’t experts. By breaking down and explaining the ideas and people who helped to shape society today, we can all expand our minds just a little further.

Use Replay Radio to capture Philosophize This! from iTunes or Stitcher.

TED Talks

Well-known for producing audible content full of “ideas worth spreading,” NPR’s TED Talks series is all about inspiring imagination, exploring new ideas, and delving deep into the past. With intellectual speakers from all walks of life and areas of expertise, there is always something new to learn.

Use Replay Radio to capture TED Talks from iTunes or the NPR website.

The Smarter Artist

Here is a podcast all about changing the “starving artist” stereotype we’ve grown accustomed to. As entrepreneurs, the hosts of this show answer questions, offer helpful tips, and deliver insight to those creative people searching for how to make it on their own talents.

Use Replay Radio to capture The Smarter Artist from iTunes or the Sterling & Stone website.

Song Exploder

Have you ever wondered how musicians construct the perfect song? The Song Exploder podcast explores and deconstructs tracks to help you better understand the meaning behind the music. Tapping into the artists minds themselves, this show is ideal for the audiophile in all of us.

Use Replay Radio to capture Song Exploder from iTunes or the website.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Witty beyond words. Popular physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince from BBC Radio 4 host this fun exploration of science, delving into subjects like space tourism and the apocalypse with the help of a guest panel.


Use Replay Radio to capture The Infinite Monkey Cage from iTunes or from BBC Radio 4.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

Using Replay Capture Suite Software to Streamline Your Business

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Eighteen years ago, when we started building software to keep the media we watch and listen to online, it was the classic case of developing a solution for a problem we experienced first-hand.

A lot has changed on the web since then – the rise of Flash, HTML, and powerful server technologies, has given us more media, more accessibly than ever. The need for tools to save and access this content on our own terms has grown steadily ever since.

We have a lot of fun with the Replay Capture Suite and other Applian products. As we have grown as a business, though, we’ve found that our need to store platform-specific content has grown as well. The solutions for keeping and organizing that content was found right under our noses, within the very products we’d been developing.

Here are some of the best tips we’ve learned for streamlining your business with the amazing software included in the Replay Capture Suite:

Indexing Meetings
With the rise of telecommuting at companies large and small, the need to document the productivity and remote meetings has, too.

Agendas, meeting minutes, and action items are old tricks – a newer technique is using Replay Video Capture to record the audio and/or video from Skype, or any other VoIP platform your company relies on. Knowing what you’ve done and how you’ve spent your time as a company is critical to making better decisions down the line.

Streamlining Training
Whether you’re a global company or a startup, training is draining on time and other resources. Face-to-face training will always be a requisite for many tasks and positions, but being smart about what you can record and reuse can lighten the load substantially.

Do you have an employee with solid presentation skills, or who is particularly strong at communicating company values? Use Replay Video Capture to record their entire spiel and send it over to new hires to study up on, along with other on-boarding materials to make the transition run smoothly.

Staying Sharp
No matter your industry, there’s a slew of online educators, thought leaders and visionaries building their own personal brands around industry-specific content; some of these figures are for real, others are pretenders.

Luckily, Replay Media Catcher’s embedded media guides make finding the best industry and educational content specifically for your business easier than ever, and our recording scheduler helps make sure you don’t miss any of the good stuff once you find it. Sharing is caring. Knowledge is power.

Building Company Culture
Cultures are made when people’s interests intersect, and there’s a large body of evidence to suggest that companies need culture as much as individuals and societies do. But, the divergence of interest topics in the web-connected world can make it tricky to find those water cooler chat items.

Using Replay Media Catcher to record enjoyment media (as opposed to professional), and using shared company storage to disseminate that content, is a great way to start non-work related dialogue.

Are you already using Replay Capture Suite software to improve your business? Tell us how on Facebook!

Replay Video Capture for HBO Go & HBO Now (now without a TV)

Finally! Now you can stream HBO movies, shows, documentary series and the rest of HBO’s content offering without a TV or cable subscription. Just subscribe to HBO Go if you are a cable subscriber or HBO Now if you aren’t. Stream content from your browser and use Replay Video Capture to keep all the content in whatever format or file type is best for you.


Silicon Valley
We can’t tell you how much we love this show. Okay, we can. WE LOVE IT. From the mind that brought us Office Space, comes the comedy that both explains and mocks the tech boom of the San Francisco Bay Area. Everything from TechCrunch Disrupt, VC funding, self-driving cars and computer engineers — Silicon Valley is funny for those who get code-jokes and those who don’t.

 


Last Week Tonight
As John Stewart slowly departs from his exhaled mantle of satirical daily comedy show, and Stephen Colbert transitions to late night, we thankfully have John Oliver to deliver weekly bouts of wit and opinion that is more poignantly laid out than other cable attempts. Here is one Brit that we don’t mind hearing from when it comes to American politics and culture.

 


Vice
Some of the best news reporting out there today, VICE covers (magazine-style) two or three stories a week. Covering topics like socio-economic turmoil, global warming, political uprising, and cultural taboos, it is a program for those who don’t mind finding out the state of affairs in our world. It’s a great timestamp of our era and worth archiving for future generations wondering what was happening in 2015.

 


This Is Where I Leave You
This family dramedy centers around a father’s death, wherein the deceased’s 4 grown children must come home for the week and deal with their outlandish mother. Deftly acted while being both hilariously ridiculous and heart-crushingly honest, we highly recommend this as a Grown-Up Family Film. Catch it while you can.

 


Crossfire Hurricane
This 2012 documentary about the legendary band, the Rolling Stones, depicts the chronological evolution of the band through archive footage and more recent off-camera commentary by Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards. Follow the band through their meteoric success, personal turmoil, touring, recording and ultimately, their bond as one of the greatest rock and roll bands ever.

 


Casual Vacancy
This new miniseries, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling, follows the town’s people of a small English village as they deal with the drama of their community. A study of human nature, this three episode arch digs in deep to character flaws, complex relationships, and the intricacies of community. If you’ve ever lived in a small town, there’s a lot of emotional familiarity with this miniseries.

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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: 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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World Cup Giveaway: Conclusion

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Well, here it is. The end. While the World Cup ended on Sunday, and Germany inevitably won the prestigious solid gold trophy, we posed our final question, and Peter put it succinctly in-line with his favorite team:

 If you won the World Cup where would you put the trophy? A Window in the Red Light District (I’m a fan of the Dutch).”

So congratulations to our final winner! We had so much fun reading your answers to these questions and happily giving away Replay Capture Suites and official FIFA jerseys. Don’t wait another four years, come back soon to read all of the fun news, informative tutorials, and other contests we have throughout the year. Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter too if you’ve got something to say. We’d love to hear it.