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9 Powerful Hacks for the Ultimate Netflix Experience

Love kicking back for a relaxing night with Netflix? Us too. No matter how much time you spend watching, though, you’ll never be a real power user if you don’t poke around under the entertainment hood. We took the time to really dive in (so you don’t have to), and rounded up a collection of tricks will greatly improve your Netflix experience.

Here are our top tips to take your Netflix binges to the next level:

1. Switch to high quality

High quality is the best quality when you’re enjoying movies online. You can manually force HD playback on Netflix on your TV to ensure your media is always shown in the highest-quality possible. First, make sure that your internet connection supports streaming 5 megabits/second or more, then log in and go to Account Settings > Playback Settings to select high quality.

(Note: Chrome users won’t be able to use this trick – sorry!)

2. Stream off peak hours

This may seem a little more on the obvious side, but choosing to stream Netflix shows NOT during peak hours will always award you with better quality. When less people are using Netflix overall, it improves downstream data traffic and thus, your viewing experience.

3. Use your phone as a remote

Lost the remote in your couch cushions again? You can turn any smartphone into a remote control just by downloading the Netflix app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Once installed and synced properly, you’ll be able to play, pause, stop and browse all from your connected device. Technology rules.

4. Create multiple profiles

We all have those guilty, yet amazing, pleasures we jump to when no one else is around to judge our viewing habits. Now you don’t have to hide when you create multiple profiles on Netflix! It’s free, easy to set up, and you’ll be able to generate a different profile for your chick flicks, horror movies, or anything else you may want to keep separate from your main account.

5. Say goodbye to buffering

Buffering movies and shows on your laptop can be a serious time-waster. To get rid of buffering in Netflix while playing a title, select Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu called the Stream Manage. You’ll find buffering fixes, along with some other helpful tips!

(Note: For Chrome users, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access this menu.)

6. Find the best flicks

Reddit brings out the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the Internet. Use it to your advantage and head to r/netflixbestof to check out all of the best, most painstakingly-selected shows and movies to see so you never have to browse aimlessly again.

7. Record anything for later

Technology now allows us to record streaming movies and television shows from Netflix to watch forever, even after the site has taken them down. Using Replay Video Capture, you can screen record ANYTHING on Netflix in amazingly high-quality formats.

8. Enhance your viewing

Browser extensions are better than they’ve ever been. With one add-on in Chrome called Netflix Enhancements, you can instantly access IMDB profiles, movie trailers, pop-up ratings from sources like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and more. You can even customize what you see once it’s installed.

9. Utilize keyboard shortcuts

Because streaming TV shows and movies should be as efficient as any other kind of digital hacking, Netflix keyboard shortcuts exist to streamline your viewing:

  • Play/Pause – Space bar OR Enter key
  • Play – Page Up key
  • Pause – Page Down key
  • Enable Full screen – F key
  • Disable Full screen – Esc key
  • Rewind 10 seconds – Shift + Left Arrow
  • Fast Forward 10 seconds – Shift + Right Arrow
  • Volume Up/Down – Up Arrow/Down Arrow
  • Mute On/Off – M key
  • Toggle by frame – CTRL + Space bar

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Update! The New Replay Video Capture 8


The all new Replay Video Capture 8 has finally arrived! We’re excited to offer you the best of recording streaming software made even better. Beyond the amazing elements already in Replay Video Capture, this latest update boasts a slew of new features, including:

  • Game Recording – Thanks to cool new hotkeys, recording a game has never been easier.
  • Higher Frame Rates – Use frame rates as high as 100 fps (MPEG­4, WMV) or 60 fps (MPEG­2).
  • Background Mode –  Completely free up your monitor while recording by using RVC in Background Mode.
  • Dual Audio – Use dual audio recording with any video codecs you choose.
  • Multiple Formats –  Save to any format you want, including MPEG, WMV, AVI and DVD-ISO to name just a few.
  • Improved Webinar Audio: The new Dual Audio recording feature avoids disturbing echo feedback between speakers and the microphone. A mute/unmute hot key and button are included, as well.

Read more details about what make the new Replay Video Capture 8 so great, or upgrade here!

6 Spooky Halloween Movies to Stream & Save

Halloween is the best time of year to get your fix of scary films, and this year the top streaming sites are offering up the best in horror and fright.

Stream spooky movies from your browser and use Replay Video Capture to keep all the content in whatever format you want! Just fire up the software, start playing your top picks on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, and start recording!

Here are some of our favorite Halloween movies available online now:

1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

The eerily exhilarating story of an Iranian-girl-turned-vampire in the fictional ghost town, Bad City. Captured in black-and-white, this ghostly flick will give you goosebumps. Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Visiting a cemetery is never as simple as it sounds. The original, classic zombie movie, Night of the Living Dead is the story of a group of frantic people hiding from the bloodthirsty undead in a rickety farmhouse. Now streaming on Hulu.

3. The Babadook (2014)

When a strange book becomes reality for a single mother and her son, nightmarish things happen. This modern-day boogeyman flick will make you want to hide under the bed until morning. Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

4. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Based on the true story of the life of Henry Lee Lucas and the early beginnings of his ruthless killing spree. You won’t find any compassion in this gruesome tale. Now streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

5. Under the Skin (2013)

A seductress drives a van around the roads of Scotland in search for lonely men to prey on. Unsettling and captivating at the same time, you won’t be able to peel your eyes away. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.

6. The Lazarus Effect (2015)


Bringing the dead back to life will never not be terrifying. In this modern-day horror film, medical students discover a way to bring the dead back to life. Nothing could go wrong…right? Now streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix.

What are your favorite Halloween flicks? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

How to Record the 2015 World Series with Replay Video Capture


The 2015 World Series will be broadcasting on Fox, and we can’t wait to see the energy of the season championship. Whether you’re rooting for the Blue Jays, gunning for the Royals, or siding with the Mets (sorry, Cubs); before tuning in, make sure that you have the latest and greatest Replay Video Capture for Mac or PC to record every playoff game and the series streaming online!

Replay Video Capture is the easiest way to capture anything you see on your computer screen and turn it into a high quality video movie file. Make personal copies of your favorite World Series games live streaming on Fox and keep them forever, in whatever format you want.

Find the full World Series 2015 schedule here and visit the MLB website for more action. See our tutorial below on exactly how to use Replay Video Capture:

Know Your Recording Rights (and Your Super Bowl Commercials)


Whew. What a game last Sunday! We could barely pull ourselves from our screen — especially in those last ten minutes. As we marveled in the replays and even went back to replay the streaming feed on NBC, thanks to our Replay Video Capture software, we realized that some customers and those non-Applian laymen might think that our insistence of recording this NFL game might be (*gasp) illegal. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s not. But the NFL does a fantastic job at making you think so. An intelligent Ars Technica article that came out last week does a great job explaining why it’s not. Here’s a sample:

The NFL is also drastically overstating its case when it comes to actual copies of the game or pictures coming from it. You can record the Super Bowl. It’s been undeniably, unquestionably legal since 1984 that you can record the broadcast to watch later (and skip commercials, if you’re so inclined). And the fair use doctrine that allows you to do this also lets you use those recordings for other purposes, too. If you want to use clips for commentary or criticism or news reporting of some aspect of the game or the broadcast, that’s perfectly legal, too.

So don’t fear, Applian friends. Go ahead and get your Super Bowl re-watch on. Oh, and if you missed all of the advertising action because of the NBC stream, we highly recommend that you check out this full recap of the multi-million-dollar spots.

Our personal favorite, and slightly underrated, was the pitch-perfect Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler commercial from T-Mobile. We hope it’s an ongoing theme, because we love seeing comedians do what they do best — make fun of themselves and each other:

Enjoy the Super Bowl with Replay Video Capture 7


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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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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