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Top 5 Most Amazing Web Series on YouTube Right Now

You’ve seen our roundup lists for our favorite YouTube comedy channels, news channels, and even science and technology channels before; sufficed to say, we’re big YouTube fans in general. While we’re usually busy streaming and downloading from Netflix, HBO and other services with amazing shows, YouTube is one platform that’s been quietly dominating the online streaming scene.

Did you know shows like Broad City, Portlandia, and Billy on the Street started as a web series online? It’s the number one way for video creators, writers, comedians and other media creatives to truly shine, without the need of a contract. While you can subscribe to YouTube Red for unlimited access to all of their new, original content and web series, not everyone wants to pay to play. For everyone else on the standard YouTube site, there are still some super-creative, well-done mini-web series to get caught up on.

The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae is well on her way toward production stardom for her well-crafted video projects. One that we’re particularly in love with is The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, which was released on YouTube in 2011. With a full two seasons and short episodes averaging just a few minutes each, it’s a quick binge session to catch up with (and finish) this brilliant series that was turned into a book. Plus, Issa Rae offers more videos and series on her main channel. Watch and record The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

Ladies Room

This Mumbai-based lady-duo has been quietly killing it with their hilariously real comedy, Ladies Room. Mainly based in, you guessed it, stalls from various ladies’ bathrooms, the two comediennes rant through things like pregnancy scares, narrowly missed arrests, and accidentally consuming illegal substances. The humor is dangerous, relatable, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminiscent of predecessors like Broad City. Watch and record Ladies Room on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

The Actress

Actresses who are looking for new work and glory on the big screen can often have a rough, dramatic life. The Actress chronicles the life of one such struggling star in particular, and delicately balances the hilariousness and despair associated with “becoming a star.” If you love the humor of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ricky Gervais’ Extras, you’ll love the squirm-inducing, almost painful-to-watch situations in this 3-season mini web series. Watch and record The Actress on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

H+

Who says you can’t manage real effects without a full production team? The team behind H+ has mastered the art of creating a gripping, graphics-based series without a large budget. Utterly confusing and yet completely binge-worthy, H+ is a futuristic-style drama that dives into the complexities of technological implants that take things too far. Watch and record H+ on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

Video Game High School

Many high school teen’s dream-come-true, Video Game High School (VGHS) is a feature-length YouTube series that follows a gamer named Brian who is recruited to attend a very special school after winning a tournament on live TV. Laden with fun humor and some surreal absurdities, this 3-season mini web series is as charming and goofy as it is creative. Watch and record Video Game High School on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.


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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:

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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The Best YouTube Channels for News Buffs

You could turn on the TV and find any number of news stations available, but what about those living without cable? For news buffs lacking the standard television access, YouTube is an incredible source of global, regional and local news to keep you up-to-date and in-the-know, all completely accessible without a cable subscription.

Never miss an important moment again and save any clip from your favorite, most memorable newscasts or events — with Replay Media Catcher, you can watch and download as many of these news channels on YouTube as your knowledge-seeking self can handle!

Well-known around the world for its broad-scale coverage of global news, science, culture, style and other key areas of society, The New York Times YouTube channel is a one-stop-shop for awareness and education on any topic. Less-focused on breaking stories, the channel is perfect for the more casual news enthusiast. Watch + record The New York Times on YouTube.

With live streaming coverage offered, Al Jazeera English is one of the few constantly broadcasting news channels available online. Exploring stories all around the world, the international news network offers high quality journalistic reporting with a larger focus on “world news than a domestic news network might have.” Watch + record Al Jazeera English on YouTube.

If you like independent news that’s (often) far from family-friendly, VICE News is the perfect source for what’s new. Covering culture, global news and otherwise underreported events, and boasting a collection of documentaries and short series, it’s an international source “created by and for a connected generation.” Watch + record VICE News on YouTube.

Run by the non-profit agency famous for delivering lightning fast, unbiased news from all around the world, the Associated Press YouTube channel is everything you’d expect from the media platform. Providing in-depth stores on sports, politics, entertainment, foreign affairs and other events, its a comprehensive source for any cable-cutter. Watch + record Associated Press on YouTube.

America’s most trusted source for all things news, CNN, also has a dominating news channel on YouTube. Because it has such wide-reaching journalism and syndication resources, CNN is able to provide a constant stream of information and up-to-the-minute news regarding everything from world events to health and fashion updates. Watch + record CNN on YouTube.


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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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Capture It All: 2016 Republican & Democratic National Conventions

With so much happening in the Presidential space this year, it’s impossible to stay out of the political fray. Now with the Republican National Convention about to wrap up and the Democratic National Convention set to begin, it’s pretty well understood that things won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

Media everywhere are turning to live streaming efforts during the 2016 Presidential Election more than they ever have before; YouTube will reprise its role as the official live-stream provider for both conventions taking place this month, with Twitter and Facebook also delivering live feeds. It’s the most complete, round-the-clock coverage ever.

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For the first time ever, YouTube will be live streaming the convention in 360-degree video so you can access a full, wrap-around perspective of the events with a simple control of your finger or computer mouse.

Viewers can access the Republican & Democratic National Conventions live stream directly from YouTube and record every thought-provoking moment using Replay Media Catcher. It’s the best (and only) way to legally track and record any streaming content online, and save it in a high quality format.

What are you waiting for? Get the software today to remember this moment in political history forever.

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The Best Science & Technology Channels on YouTube Today

We’re all nerds here – there’s no shame in that. As fans of all nerd-ery (and videos!), we naturally have subscriptions to a few of the best science and technology channels YouTube has to offer.

With Replay Media Catcher, you can capture and record every one of these amazing videos from YouTube. Whether you’re all about the learning process, or just enjoy a good experiment, these channels are sure to satiate your nerdy needs!

1. Minute Physics

Visual learners and cartoon enthusiasts alike will love Minute Physics. This YouTube series utilizes a simple whiteboard, stick figures and a variety of colored pens to explain physics in an illustrated way. Previous guest stars include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Neil Turok and Max Tegmark. Watch + record Minute Physics on YouTube.

Creepy crawlers and yucky things inhabit the Earth anywhere you are. NOVA producer Anna Rothchild hosts YouTube series Gross Science, that dives into the deep, dark depths of nature to explain some of the wildest, grossest and impressive creatures found on our beautiful planet. Watch + record Gross Science on YouTube.

3. Talk Nerdy to Me

Brought to you by the geniuses at Huffington Post, Talk Nerdy to Me is a video series that explores the science behind “the mundane and the magnificent.” From how dogs became man’s best friend to autism to black holes, host Jacqueline Howard tackles each topic with an infectious enthusiasm. Watch + record Talk Nerdy to Me on YouTube.

4. Veritasium

Veritasium, hosted by Derek Muller, examines the engineering of our incredibly advanced world with both knowledge and pure silliness. Learn about the physics behind the ever-popular slinky, the science of the 6 degrees of separation theory and more. Watch + record Veritasium on YouTube.

5. The Backyard Scientist

We’ve all come across some zany experiments that have made us think “Wow, I should try that!” Well, normally you shouldn’t — luckily for you, The Backyard Scientist demonstrates these kinds of action-packed experiments so you don’t have to! Have you ever seen liquid nitrogen being tossed into a swimming pool? Watch + record The Backyard Scientist on YouTube.


Have a favorite science or technology related show we missed? Be sure to let us know!

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”.

 

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction- Vol 6

Dr. Wilson's Possibly humorous Distraction

Debbie here. Dr. Wilson is taking a little break from distractions this week. So, I’m happy to step in and post one of my favorite finds. As a hot air balloon owner, crew-chief and pilot-in-training, I watch a lot of ballooning related videos. But, I’ve never seen anything like this before. Riding IN a hot air balloon is an incredible experience. Now imagine riding ON TOP of a hot air balloon. Yes…you read that right. Check this out: