Creepy & Fascinating True Crime Documentaries to Watch with the Lights On

Sometimes the truth can be more frightening than fiction. 

If you’ve seen enough scary movies, it can sometimes be easy to forget that some of the scariest, most fascinating stories aren’t made for the movies… They actually take place in real life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch them. In fact, there are a lot of documentaries and series out there that tell the stories of true crimes so unimaginable, you would have to see them to believe them.  

Online streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime Video offer up their fair share of creepy content; from the most unsettling and disturbing creature features of neglect, to some of the most vile acts of the human psyche. If you are a true crime connoisseur, then you definitely won’t want to miss the chance to capture the most shocking documentaries and series to watch again and dissect with friends. 

To usher in what’s arguably the creepiest month of the year, we’ve collected some of the scariest documentaries and series streaming online now. Whether you’re up for true crime documentaries that defy belief, or just downright skin-crawling cases that will keep you up at night, we’ve put together the perfect list of creepy documentaries that will make you shiver… And not just from the colder weather that’s rapidly approaching.

Some of our most frightening picks that are streaming online now?

The Moors Murders (2009)


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When children in the English city of Manchester started disappearing in the mid-1960s, hardly anyone could believe that couple Ian Brady and Myrna Hindly could be behind such acts of depravity. When residents began to learn the fate of the missing children and teens, the whole country was held captive of their own disbelief. In a dramatized documentary that is sure to shock you, the events are retold in shocking detail. Not to be missed.

The Keepers (2017)


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In this uber-popular series from Netflix, this documentary follows the as yet unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a popular nun and teacher at Archbishop Keough Catholic school. As if the crime wasn’t horrifying enough, the speculation behind Sister Cathy’s murder will shock you.  She may have been a target for the ultimate sinister motive: She was on the verge of exposing a possible sex-crime ring within the Catholic church. A must-watch selection that will have you questioning everything you believe in.

Evil Genius: the True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)


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In a series that has you second-guessing if such occurrences could happen in real life (Yes, they can), “Evil Genius” recounts the bizarre events that began with a pizza delivery man holding up a bank, eventually leading to him exploding in police custody as a collar bomb detonates, leaving investigators searching for answers. A grisly crime that should be enough to create its own series is only the beginning here. What looked initially like a bank heist gone wrong suddenly takes twists and turns as the plot thickens and involves more and more complex suspects. Was he a criminal or actually a hostage? Make sure to check out this limited series with an explosive payoff as the real mastermind is revealed.

Cropsey (2009)


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From our earliest fears of The BoogeyMan, we are often calmed by the assurance that he doesn’t actually exist. But what if it turns out that those fears are absolutely true? In this documentary, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio go back to their hometown to investigate the mysteries surrounding the most notorious urban legend of their youth — only to discover that the torturer and murderer of local children really was just as frighteningly real as they had always suspected.

Rats (2016)


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In a documentary that isn’t as much about crime as it is a macabre nightmarescape, this made the list because it is guaranteed to keep you up at night. Legendary documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ventures into rat-infested areas around the world, investigating the horrifying origins of infestations as well as the dubious practices employed to rid the heaving swarms of vermin by any means necessary. In what has been called a “documentary horror film”, this isn’t for the faint of heart.

Killer Legends (2014)


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Because no one can really get enough of urban legends, this creepy doc takes a look at some of the childhood tales of terror we’ve become so familiar with and examines their origins — some of which might completely shock you. Get ready to have your childhood beliefs turned upside down, in the creepiest possible ways.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)


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The story of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy has enjoyed a resurgence of popularity recently, and with good reason… It is nearly impossible for most of us to consider how the mind of a serial killer works, especially when the grisliest acts imaginable come from where you least suspect them. This docu-series takes us even deeper into the mind and motivations of Ted Bundy by offering up footage of interviews with the people in Bundy’s life who knew him best, including the killer himself.

Wild, Wild Country (2018)


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In the beginning, don’t all of our motivations come from a good place? When modern guru Bhagvan Shree sets up a colony for his followers in rural Oregon, his original aim was to build a community of worship. As with all our best laid plans, when the colony found themselves facing persecution from the local community, efforts to protect the colony descend into cult-like chaos at a national level. In a truly wild documentary, this insanely popular series takes you on the mind-bending ride of a lifetime. You won’t want to miss a single second. 

As the weather gets colder and the nights start to creep in a little earlier, there’s no better way to freak yourself out than by binge-watching some of the best true crime documentaries and series online now. Thanks to Replay Video Capture, you can record and save the ones you want to rewatch to your heart’s content. Grab a blanket to hide under, get Replay Video Capture, or the latest update if you haven’t already, and get ready to lose a few night’s sleep. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Going Viral? Get The Easiest Tool for Splitting & Editing Media Files

Everyone loves viral content. 

From vines (may they rest in peace), to video compilations to supercuts, there are so many hilarious, incredible, and at times downright insane videos floating around online.

Some videos are so well-edited, that it’s sometimes possible to forget that great content creators can be just like anyone else, albeit with better equipment. The good news? You really don’t have to leave great video editing to influencers and pros. With the right tools, just about anyone can get set up to create great content — whether it’s meant to be shared online to go viral, or even if it’s just a personal piece that gets shared between friends.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered there. 

With Replay Media Splitter, you’ve got the easiest tool at your fingertips for splitting and editing any media file you’ve got. And we really mean any media file. Replay Media Splitter effortlessly joins and splits any video or audio file, from the most popular formats available, so you can create your media and watch it on any supported player. 

Maybe the coolest part is that the software allows you to be ultra-precise, so you can put your unique stamp on your content every single time.

A few easy tips to get you started?

1. Plan Your Content

Are you creating branded content? A gaming supercut? Maybe you want to send your friends a compilation of your favorite outtakes as an inside joke… Whatever it is, make sure you have a clear idea in mind so that you can tell a clean, concise story.

2. Capture Your Media

If it’s media that you need, there are so many ways to capture it. Find your favorite clips and save them, and then get ready to put them all together.

3. Put it Together

Timing is important here! Once you’ve loaded your clips into Replay Media Splitter, you can easily and precisely trim and edit how you’d like your clips to flow together. And trimming and matching audio? No sweat. Editing music and audio is so simple with Replay Media Splitter, you can match up audio with your video clips at just the right moment to create an awesome original video.

4. Upload & Share

Once you’ve got your media file prepared, it’s time to share — or keep for your very own! Your file should be ready to be played on any player, or shared to any platform… even to your own channel!

Check out our handy how-to video to get started…

Ready to go viral? Creating your own content really has never been easier. You come up with the content, and let Replay Media Splitter take care of the rest. 

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Get Your Updates! The Latest from Replay Video Capture & More…

You’ve asked and we heard you! 

We’ve been hard at work, cooking up some fresh updates to make your favorite products even better! This time, we’ve included fixes, updates and more to make sure that the products you already love are working better than ever, giving you the ultimate capture experience that you can take with you to enjoy anywhere.

What have we been cooking?

Replay Video Capture

We are super excited about this one!

Now you can run Replay Video Capture from your thumb drive, so you can save space and still capture all of your favorites!

That’s not all… We’ve made tons of fixes and improvements on more of your favorite products as well:

Replay Media Catcher

  • DVR Support for latest Windows 10
  • Improvements to Live Stream Monitor features
  • Npcap replacement of winpcap
  • Improved HTTPS detection
  • Improved HLS protocol detection
  • Improvements to Wistia hosted video detection
  • Improved Shoutcast protocol detection
  • Extraction engine Support for CloudFlare protected sites

Replay Music

  • DVR Support for latest Windows 10
  • Improvements to Live Stream Monitor features
  • Npcap replacement of winpcap

Replay Radio

  • Improved Shoutcast protocol detection

Replay Media Splitter

  • Debugs added to support loading and saving AVI & GIF files
  • Improvements to MP4 audio/video synchronization

Replay Converter

  • DVR Support for latest Windows 10
  • Improvements to Live Stream Monitor features

Get the latest updates and more! And if you are feeling stuck, make sure to reach out to our incredible support team… Ready to get started?

Up Your Game: Capture the Most Popular Skillshare Classes

Fall is officially upon us. 

It’s the time of year we start fresh in so many ways: new sports seasons, new habits, new shows to watch, and new things to learn. 

There’s really no better time of year to take a personal inventory, and bulk up on our skillset. Yes, it’s always great to learn something new, especially if that learning can take you places. Whether you want to learn a new skill to get ahead in your career, need to learn a new skill for a project, or even for personal interest, there are a ton of great places to get your learn on. 

One online learning platform that has caught our eye? Skillshare. With over 7,000 online courses, this impressive digital catalog offers up courses on nearly anything you need to know if you are looking to tap into your creative side.

It offers a range of classes that are free or offered at a low premium, so learning is easy and accessible. Even better? The extensive catalog features classes that are short and sweet, so you can take as many fun and interesting subject matter as you want, whenever you want.

But possibly one of the best things about Skillshare? It’s classes are project-based, making it easy to learn through doing. Not only are you learning a new set of skills, you’re also creating something real that you can truly use and apply right away.

And luckily for you, Replay Media Catcher is here to help you capture all of the most popular titles, no matter where your tastes lie. Build up your perfect catalog and then be sure to capture all your favorite classes, so you can go back and brush up on any skills that you want to see again and again.

Ready to spark some creative inspo? We’ve listed a few of the most popular classes out there, so you can be sure to dive in based on your interests–or learn a new one! 

Animation 

How to Make an Animated Youtube Video 

Time: 30 minutes

For anyone with the animation bug who is just getting started, and doesn’t have a ton of pricey equipment yet, this is the perfect course to start your engine. In this short course, instructor Evan of PolyMatter teaches you how to get started in creating your own animated content and get it ready to launch on YouTube. 

The project? Your first video on YouTube!

Filmmaking

How to Make a Dope Low Budget Film

Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

It would be hard not to like this course if you have any interest in filmmaking. This step-by-step beginner course is taught by award-winning filmmaker Julien Klepper, who gives you the tricks of the trade, with everything an aspiring filmmaker needs to know about crafting a great story to casting and more. Have some time but not a huge budget? This is the perfect place to start.

The project? Creating your very own low-budget film. From scratch. 

Illustration

Hand Lettering for Beginners

Time: 1 hour 57 minutes

In this wildly popular class, instructor Mary Kate McDevitt shows you the secrets to truly beautiful hand-lettering. She covers the basics like sketching and typography, and by the end of the course, you’ll have picked up some great ideas and some pretty steady hand skills too. The best part? The course is full of links and resources to keep you practicing once the course is over. 

The project? An ongoing project platform lets you upload your own work while also checking out the work of previous students. 

Photography 

iPhone Photography – How to Take Pro Photos on Your iPhone

Time: 51 minutes

Are you interested in becoming a better photographer? Do you have a smartphone? Perfect. This is the course that teaches you the basics on how to use your iPhone, so that you can take top quality photos using the technology that you already have. Specifically designed for the iPhone iOS, the tips in this series can still be applied to any smartphone with similar capability. How sweet is that?

The project? Upload your gorgeous photos to the class project gallery to get recognized by other users. 

Marketing 

Becoming an Instagram Influencer: Creating Authentic Content and Monetizing Your Following

Time: 48 minutes

Who hasn’t imagined becoming an Instagram influencer at some point? With shifting algorithms and market saturation, it’s harder and harder to master the Instagram matrix but with the helpful tips from influencer Sam Dalton, you’ll learn how to create a brand style for yourself that gains followers, and even gets you paid. Ready to gain those followers?

The project? Your own Instagram feed… Create at least 5 brand-defining content images for your own feed to share with the community.

Web Development 

The Ultimate HTML Developer

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

In our longest class on the list, master web developer Kalob Taulien breaks down everything you need to know about how to create legit HTML code. In what often takes a few weeks to learn, this class does in only a few hours. It’s fast paced and compact, but it will take you well on your way to becoming a web development pro. 

The project? Create your own HTML wireframe. 

Ready to up your game? Get a jump start on your freshest set of skills with Skillshare, and make sure that you’re up to date with Replay Media Capture, so you can capture hours of the best content online. And if you’re not sure how to get started? Make sure you know how it’s done, so that you won’t miss a single thing. 

Game On! Your NFL Game Day Tailgate Party Checklist

NFL season is here. The game we’ve all been waiting for all year is finally making its season debut this week.

And if you are like most of us, you’ve been doing everything you can to get prepped for the best matchups of the season.

Can Cleveland deliver on the pre-season hype with star receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. as their newest addition?  And will the Patriots be able to hold onto the top spot of the AFC East this year? 

With all that excitement, there’s no better way to kickoff the season than with an epic tailgate party! We can’t think of a better way to cap off this huge weekend than getting your friends together and watching the most anticipated event of the fall! And while everyone will undoubtedly be itching to catch the game that has their favorite teams facing off, what about the other games running? There’s no doubt that you don’t want to miss any of the games that are playing (and probably streaming) concurrently. 

Luckily, we’re here to help you get ready for the season, with a checklist of everything you’ll need to watch the first games of the season with your friends in style.  And those games you want to catch up on this week after the party? Yeah, we’ve got you covered there, too. 

Fire up the grill, tune into ESPN.com,  hit record on the latest version of Replay Media Capture, and get ready to rock and roll this NFL season. 

Have you got everything you need?

A Great Tailgate Party Spread

You know a party really isn’t a party without great food and drinks. Dig through your best recipes and put together a great collection of party food and appetizers for all your tailgate party guests. (Hint: We really love the Argentinian skewers, but there are so many great alternatives for any food preferences…)

Cozy Cover-Ups to Keep Warm

One of the coolest things about tailgating is enjoying the first traces of Fall outside with your friends, often over a cooler of drinks, enjoying the heat from the grill.  Whether you choose to watch in your home or in the stadium or anywhere else… Fall is nearly here, and you don’t want to get stuck when the breeze hits without something to wrap up in. 

Make sure you’re not caught in the cold without:

  • Blankets
  • Sweaters (even better if they are sporting your favorite team!)
  • Cover-ups 

No judgement here… Even if they look a little silly, the warmer the better! 

Party Essentials & Utilities

It’s probably not the most  fun part of the party to think about, but making sure you’ve got your party essentials in place is crucial. What’s most likely the least fun part of party planning may be your biggest lifesaver. Thinking ahead will save you so much time (and cleanup) in the future. What do you need?

  • Food essentials: Utensils, cups, plates and napkins are a great start
  • Bags of all sizes: You’ll need these for easy cleanup… Big ones to collect trash, and small ones to save leftover food. 
  • Ice, ice, baby: It goes without saying: you want to make sure you’ve got what you need to keep food fresh and drinks cold. 

For the environmentally conscious, there are also plenty of sustainable and biodegradable options so you don’t create a huge carbon footprint to have a great tailgate. 

An Incredible Playlist 

While you wait for the game to start, or even if you want to get down during the half, having a killer playlist is half the fun. We especially love these jams to get hyped for the big game, but there are so many more to suit the vibe of any party! 

Games, Games, and More Games

While we are on the subject: some of the best parties are the ones where everyone can indulge their playful sides… That’s right, it’s so key for your party crew  to be able to stretch their legs, stretch their brains and have a bit of fun between halves or while they wait. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could even build your gameplay into the football game… For every touchdown, guests can do a dance, complete a dare, or anything else you can invent. The important thing here is to keep it fun! 

Some of our favorites? Outscord has a great compilation of DIY games that are great for almost any party!

And finally…

Your Own Playlist of the Best Games Streaming Online

Just because you are having a blast at your tailgate party doesn’t mean you have to miss any of the action from your other favorite teams while you are playing cornhole in the fresh fall air! With Replay Media Capture, you’ve got a great way to capture all streaming games so you are not missing a single event. Don’t miss the chance to recap the plays that happened while you were playing Flipcup or having a cookout while your favorite team did the touchdown dance. You can catch every single game online with Replay Media Capture and make sure that you can keep up with friends from work who didn’t make it to your tailgate shindig! 

So are you game ready? Get Replay Media Capture or get the latest update so you are all set for this weekend’s biggest match-ups, and for the entire season ahead!

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Gameplay Capture: The Ultimate How-To Guide

If you love gaming, there’s a good chance you’re not alone. 

More than ever, users are logging in online to check for fresh content from gamers worldwide, looking for tips, tricks, cheats, or even just the ultimate gameplay experiences. The reasons are endless, and the options to find what you are looking for are just as numerous. If you are a gamer, this means that there are so many opportunities to share your content online… With friends, other gamers, and more. If you get it out there, there’s a good chance it will get devoured and build you a following. 

But the number one killer of viability in the streaming world? Poor quality video. In fact, the majority of viewers online say that video quality is one of the most important factors when viewing content online. This means that whatever you record, it needs to be high-quality… In picture, in sound, and in experience. 

Luckily, Replay Video Capture has your back. Our powerful game recording software makes it easy for you to capture the absolute best of your gameplay, and with some of our latest updates, it makes the experience even better than ever. Our game capture software comes with a dual recording feature that allows you to capture game audio and mic input simultaneously. At 100 frames per second, you’ve got great quality video that’s faster than ever.

Ready to start recording? We’re here to lay out the easiest way to do it, in just 3 simple steps!

Step 1: 

Start up Replay Video Capture, and start the action.

Step 2: 

Click “Get Video”, so that the screen capture automatically marks the screen you want to record. This makes it super easy to make sure you capture and share only what you want to. 

Step 3: 

Save your video get ready to share!

Once you’ve got your gameplay recorded, you’re all set to get your tips and tricks out to friends, family, or even the entire gaming world! 

Still stuck on how to get started, or just not sure how to record gameplay on PC in general? Take a look at our handy User Guide for more info… including all that Replay Video Capture can do! For a more personal touch, make sure to reach out to our support team. They’re happy to help out so you can get gaming! 

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Top Fantasy Football Podcasts to Get You Ready for Draft Day

Are you ready?

The NFL season opener is right around the corner, and most of your friends are probably scrambling to get their top picks ready for their fantasy football team selection.

What’s that? You aren’t familiar with fantasy football? Or maybe, you’ve heard of it but aren’t yet sure what it is. Now is the perfect time to study up and get in on the action so you don’t miss a single play. 

In arguably one of the most hotly anticipated events of the football season next to the Super Bowl, the fantasy football online draft pick is when fans from far and wide strategize their top picks for the upcoming football season and create their fantasy dream team in order to win some serious cash.

Picks are often based on the season stats and rankings from the previous year or the career trends of a player or team. The result of having a winning fantasy team at the season’s end? Major money. Or at least the possibility of it… Not to mention the opportunity to meet and connect with other diehard football fans. At the very least, combining two awesome things–sports and money–can make the entire season so much more fun to watch.

So where to begin?  We’ve rounded up the best fantasy football podcasts in the game to make sure you’ve got the stats you need to make the best match-ups possible. When you’re armed with Replay Radio, you can make sure you’ve got your favorite podcasts categorized and lined up to record so you can go back, re-listen, and re-evaluate your picks to get set for kickoff.

Rotoworld Football Forecast


As a trusted name in the fantasy football world, Rotoworld has a veritable arsenal of podcasts to provide you with nearly every aspect of fantasy football. Our pick is this podcast, with its bite-sized episodes that keep you informed and tuned in to each ranking.  This podcast is well-trusted, time-tested, and has become an authority of everything fantasy football in the years since its inception.

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Taekcast


This podcast has everything you need to make it your source for all things sports betting. Because as fun and addictive as fantasy football is, one of it’s most compelling reasons for existing is getting a great payout at the end of the season. This podcast helps you to make the best bets with its regular analyses of the best possible outcomes. If you’re up for a mentally-stimulating breakdown of possible upshots, this podcast is the right place. 

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Eat. Sleep. Fantasy.


If you are looking for a great podcast to get your feet wet on the (imaginary gridiron), then you’ve found the right place. With a fun and immersive approach to fantasy football, the hosts take you through the highs and lows of the previous season in a playful and narrative way, so you have all the information you need to make the best picks for the season ahead–and have some fun while you’re getting up to speed!

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The Audible


In the longest-running fantasy football podcast on our list, The Audible comes through and with good reason… In a podcast that is thorough, informative and interactive, the hosts leave no stone unturned. The hosts don’t shy away from any topic… From deep dives of betting analyses to in-depth health reports for key players, this serial boasts of a strong team of hosts who can help you get the full low-down on all the biggest choices of the season.

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Triple T Podcast


In this fan-centered podcast, the Triple T stands for “Takedown The Taek: Fantasy Football”… and it’s got everything you need to get your taek on. Perfect for football aficionados who need to separate fact from fiction in the world of Fantasy Sports, and get to the straight facts on their favorite players for the season ahead. 

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The Fantasy Black Book Show


Want your stats served up with some serious humor? Then this podcast is one you don’t want to miss. In a broadcast that is jam-packed with info, you’ll find genuinely quality content that’s worth every minute. With hosts that interact regularly with their fans, they answer any question across the gridiron. The best part of this podcast is that it runs year-round, so you can get your fantasy stats in well ahead of the game before the season starts. 

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Now that you have your choice of some the absolute best fantasy football podcasts behind you to make the ultimate fantasy dream team, all you need is to get recording! Not sure how to do it? Check out our handy tutorial to Replay Radio, and then tune in and get ready to win big!

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The Best Original Shows You’re Missing on Amazon Prime Video

Just because the summer is winding down doesn’t mean the heat is letting up. 

What better way to enjoy the dog days of the season than to crank up the AC and binge-watch some of the best original shows and movies Amazon Prime Video has to offer?

We often think of Netflix as the reigning champion in movies and shows streaming online, but there is so much out there! From Philo TV to Hulu and more, there are plenty of ways to get your video streaming fix. But of all the choices available today, one to look out for is Amazon Prime Video. 

While it steadily builds up a stronger catalog (which luckily has access to the backlog of HBO original content), what really sets Amazon Prime Video up as a fierce contender in the online video streaming universe is it’s growing list of award-winning original titles. In fact, we’ll bet that some of the hottest shows of the moment that all your friends are watching are headlining right now on Amazon Prime Video. And while it functions similarly to many of your favorite online streaming services, the original content they are serving up is unbeatable, and strictly their own. 

Check out our list of incredible shows from Amazon Prime Video, then get the latest version of Replay Video Capture, so that you can record the latest (and greatest), of all the hit series your friends have already been watching! 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

In arguably one of the most popular titles on our list, this award-winning stunner stars breakout star Rachel Brosnahan playing the titular Midge Maisel. After a series of events shocks her perfect world, the beautiful and tenacious heroine takes to the stage to take a crack at becoming a comedian. The show is pitch perfect as it takes on the challenge of blending the challenges of a housewife finding an unexpected new life path in the 1950’s with heart and humor, creating a memorable story for each character. You’ll leave you feeling triumphant after each season and ready to watch the next one! 

Capture and Save Seasons 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime Video! 

The Man in the High Castle

In a show that turns the dystopian future concept on it’s head, this 1960’s era original series asks every viewer to reconsider the past. “What if….?” is the question it poses, as we are asked to imagine a world in which the Second World War was actually won by the Nazis, and America was forced to become a divided battleground for opposing axis powers. Relevant and affecting, this series, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name is bound to get you hooked from the first moments in.

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Sneaky Pete

In a sleeper hit that features Bryan Cranston (yes, of “Breaking Bad” acclaim) as executive producer, this series follows recent ex-con Marius as he gets out of prison. With every intent to start fresh, his old life threatens to suck him back in, and he must stay two steps ahead in the ultimate con to keep everything from falling apart. With his brother in immediate danger, he assumes the identity of Pete, his now dead ex cell-mate, and infiltrates Pete’s former life in order to pull off the biggest heist ever. Featuring award nominee Giovanni Ribisi as Marius/”Pete”, and a sinister Bryan Cranston as Vince Lonigan, this show is at once dark and funny, and will guarantee you the ride of your life.

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Bosch

In this carefully crafted detective drama series, we are introduced to Detective Harry Bosch (played  to perfection by “Deadwood”’s Titus Welliver). A righteous but complicated law enforcement agent who goes renegade as he is trying to get to the bottom of increasingly grisly murders. Set in a richly painted, imperfect Los Angeles, the show is the perfect police drama for people who love police dramas, but even more impressive is the finely-wrought storytelling and superb acting from its cast. 

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Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Continuing its love affair with the eponymous sci-fi writer Phillip K. Dick, this original Amazon Prime Video offering is a sci-fi ride that is set to rival “Black Mirror”. The biggest difference though, comes from its tone. While each standalone episode in this mind-bending series is still eerie,“Electric Dreams” is infinitely less bleak and is, dare we say hopeful even, about the future of mankind. This one features some of your best loved actors, like Steve Buscemi and Anna Paquin among others, and is definitely not to be missed.

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Good Omens

In the buddy comedy for the ages, this series teams up an angel from Heaven and a demon from Hell as the most unlikely pair of anti-heroes who must join forces in order to reach a common goal: finding the Anti-Christ before he brings forth the end of the world. While their tactics are the polar opposite to the other, they are united as they go on their mission, which often brings them face to face with some familiar yet creepy characters (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, anyone?) This otherworldly comedy is sure to keep you laughing out loud.

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Transparent

This raw, funny, and deeply moving family drama explores the deep love, complexities and oftentimes, secrets that families share. In this series, we get a glimpse into the lives of the members of the Pfefferman family, whose secrets are brought to the surface at the revelation of a massive truth: the father (played by Jeffrey Tambor) has recently come out as transgendered. What follows is a deeper look at each member of the family as they navigate the new normal in their lives, and are bound together by their biggest truth: love is unconditional. 

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The Grand Tour

For fans of the original Top Gear, your favorite automotive enthusiasts are back, in a joyride of a comedy series. This time the cars are wilder, the stunts more elaborate, and the jokes are even more outrageous. Follow Jeremy Clark, James May and Richard Hammond as they take their exclusive car models out for a test drive outside of the studio and across the globe, giving you an exclusive look at some of the most extreme car types on the planet.

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The New Yorker Presents

If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration, look no further than this original series that features poems, news, short comedy skits and the very personal stories of people who are experiencing some of the most pressing issues of our times. What makes this stylish serial especially extraordinary is its non-biased lens that studies its subjects, sharing various sides of the same issue. It presents as a living, breathing editorial, and is sure to provide an awe-inspiring look into our most human sides. 

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Forever

Your comedy faves Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph team up as husband and wife in this comedic and slightly dark series, featuring plot twist after unexpected plot twist as they navigate the highs and lows of a life that’s become predictable. For lovers of SNL and Portlandia, you won’t be disappointed with this one, but it’s Rudolph’s portrayal as the leading lady that makes this comedy immensely watchable.

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50 Stats & Facts About Live Streaming Video in 2019

Chances are, if you’ve been online anytime within the past decade, you’ll have seen that video streaming is everywhere. In fact, even within the last few years, streaming online has taken internet users to some pretty incredible places — whether in business, sports, or just for personal use,  online streaming is being devoured by users like never before.

Now, with the introduction of live streaming video, the reach of online video is exploding like never before. People are turning to live streaming to catch their favorite events in real time, from hotly anticipated World Cup matches, to the Royal Wedding, to real-time reaction videos to online gaming, and so much more. 

People are tuning in online to catch the best live streams, and it’s only going to get more popular. In 2019 online, YouTube has seen a 100% increase in live stream viewers from just the year before, and this is one trend that shows no signs of slowing.

In fact, we’ve rounded up the hottest stats and facts about this trend that is off the charts to give you an inside look at what’s trending this year in the live streaming universe; what’s hot, what’s on its way out, and what millions of online users swear by to make sure they’ve got the best streams that everyone wants.

Ready to take a numerical look at 50 of the hottest facts and stats about live streaming video in 2019? Check them out…

Live streaming by the numbers:

  • Compared to last year, 47% of live streaming video viewers are watching their videos live online. 
  • 20% of all Facebook videos are now live.
  • Facebook Live videos are watched at a rate of 3x longer than videos that have been pre-recorded.
  • By 2020, live streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic.
  • By 2025, the online streaming industry is expected to reach a value of an estimated $124.6 billion. 
  • Got kids? If you live in a household with children, the chances of your willingness to pay for live streaming service jumps by 70%.
  • Live content has an emotional engagement rate of 25% with viewers, compared with on-demand viewing, with a rate of 17%.
  • Facebook Watch now attracts 140 million daily viewers in 2019. This number has doubled in just under 6 months. 
  • Viewers spend 8 times longer watching live videos than videos on-demand.
  • 67% of viewers say that video quality is the most important factor when watching a livestream broadcast in general.
  • 90% of viewers say that video quality is the most important aspect of Facebook Live videos.
  • The average number of mobile YouTube video views per day is 1,000,000,000.
  • 78% of online audiences are watching video regularly on Facebook Live. 

Are you not entertained? Here’s a breakdown of users’ leisure time with online streaming in numbers:

  • Behind-the-scenes content is in demand… 87% of audiences would prefer to watch online to watching on TV if they can get a closer look behind the curtains of their favorite shows and content. 
  • 67% of audiences who watched a livestream for an event actually purchased a ticket to a similar event the next time it happened.
  • When asked, 45% of live video audiences said they would pay for live, on-demand or exclusive from a favorite performer, team, or speaker.
  • Compelling content is the primary motivator for 43% of viewers when viewing live videos online.
  • YouTube has over a billion users, with 80% of its views coming from outside of the US.

Not just fun and games… Live streaming a great tool for marketing and business, too:

  • 87% of businesses now use video as a marketing tool… An increase from 63% in 2017 and 81% in 2018.
  • 79% of customers say that a brand’s video has convinced them to buy an app or software.
  • Companies that use video benefit from an increase of 41% in search traffic.
  • 40% of consumers say that video increases their chances of purchasing a product from their mobile device.
  • For 74% of millennials, video is an important decision-making factor when they are comparison shopping online. 
  • When it comes to content marketing, 80% of consumers say they prefer watching live videos from a brand than reading a blog.
  • 35% of marketers are using live video to reach potential clients.
  • Going live on Facebook produces 6 times more interactions than traditional pre-recorded video.

Live streaming gets social:

  • The most watched video on Facebook live is called “Chewbacca Mom” a 2016 video with over 1.75 million views in 2019 alone.
  • Compared with text and images alone, videos on social media generate 1200% shares.
  • Top news stories make up 56% of most-watched live content.
  • Nearly half of Americans say they prefer to get their news online vs. watching it on TV.
  • More than half of adults in the U.S. (68%!) say they get their news via social media at least occasionally.

Here are just a few stats on live streaming in sports:

  • 63% of sports fans are happy to pay for for an exclusively all-sports channel.
  • 56% of fans who are interested in streaming sports would pay more for online streaming than for traditional TV channels.
  • 80% of women describe themselves as sports fans, and say they are willing to pay up to 50% more for over-the-top sports content.
  • 65% of millennials and younger viewers are viewing sports content on a mobile device.
  • Facebook has signed an exclusive deal to show every La Liga game for the next three seasons to over 348 million of its users in Asia.
  • The eSports industry is estimated to soon be worth $1 billion.
  • World Cup 2018 was one of the most popular live streaming events of the year, with a peak of 7.9 million concurrent plays. 

How are the gamers going live?

  • At the moment of this publication, there are 1,321,988 live viewers on Twitch.
  • There were a total 916,860,960 hours watched on Twitch in the month of July this year alone. 
  • Twitch enjoys more than 1,253,497 average weekly visitors, each spending an average of 95 minutes watching live gaming. 
  • Since the start of 2019, Twitch viewers have watched more than 402 billion minutes of content.
  • 82% of Twitch users say sponsorships are good for the gaming industry.
  • The most popular game streamer on Twitch is Ninja with 15 million followers and 479 million channel views.

Other Fun Facts:

  • 96% of people have watched an explainer video to learn more about a service or product.
  • The average time spent watching video onmobile is 2.8 minutes for video on demand, while the average for livestreams is 3.5 minutes.
  • The average time spent watching live stream video on a tablet is 7.1 minutes.
  • 2019 is on track to becoming a record year for online video traffic, with four-fifths of global Internet traffic regularly tuning in to watch.
  • In the US alone, online video is estimated to be responsible for 85% of domestic internet traffic.
  • Video quality matters! 23% of people who have been presented a live streaming experience with poor quality video would hesitate before making a purchase from that brand.

With all that in mind, it’s great to know that Replay Media Capture is here to help you to stay ahead of the curve of every live streaming trend online, and from nearly any streaming site you can think of, and capture beautiful, high-quality recordings in the process. Make sure you’re set up with our state of the art software, to keep you ahead of any live streaming trends, ensuring that you’ve got great quality recordings of all your most hotly anticipated livestreams–this year or in the years to come.

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist [2019 Edition]

Looking for a way to add some life to your summer vacation? Getting a group of friends together, picking a destination, packing up your bags, and hitting the road is one of the best ways to enjoy the season before it ends. Nothing beats bonding with your favorite people quite like spending hours together in a road trip to remember. 

If your upcoming summer plans include a road trip, we’ve got the ultimate list of packing essentials, car prep tips, and ideas for recording your favorite entertainment to help you plan the best trip ever.

Pack Only the Essentials

Whether you’re just headed into the city or have a full cross-country drive ahead of you, if your main living space is your vehicle, every bit of space counts. No matter how long your road trip may be, packing only as much as you need in your carry-on or suitcase is the best way to help you save a lot of valuable space. With more space, you’ll have more room for the most essential things like snacks, drinks, games, and most importantly, legroom.

Prep a Basic Emergency Kit

Nothing ruins a trip quite like being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no basic resources. If AAA has you on hold, or if you have no cell signal, having an emergency kit prepared and easily accessible could be a lifesaver. While there are pre-made emergency backpacks that exist for purchase, you can’t be sure they will have every necessity, so we recommend DIY’ing it.

Make sure to include these basic items to be sure you’re all set:

    • Emergency food & water
    • Thermal blankets
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Emergency cash
    • Roadmap
    • Car charger for your cell phone
    • Jumper cables

Plan Healthy Foods and Snacks

The fastest way to kill the positive vibe on a road trip? Getting stuck in the car while you’re feeling sick or sluggish. That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and bring healthier snacks and foods to munch on along the way. Rather than relying on fast food, jerky, chips, and other gas station snacks, having some of these essentials will keep your energy up in the best way:

Sliced vegetables like celery, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, and broccoli are all packed with nutrients and stay fresh for a long trip.

Fresh berries and fruits like grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, and plums are delicious, vitamin-packed snacks.

Dry items like trail mix, pita chips, dried fruit, protein bars, granola, and pretzels are all great snacks to have on you at all times.

Storable meats and cheeses are a great way to throw together a quick sandwich on the road, or just take a quick piece for some fast protein.

Pro tip: Line your cooler with insulation to keep food fresher longer, and only keep it open as long as you absolutely need to when getting something out. How you pack up your cooler each day makes a difference!

Take a Look Under the Hood

You should treat your car like your own body on a road trip. It needs occasional pampering, a little TLC, and regular check-ups for maximum performance, especially before you put it to work. When the check engine light suddenly pops on or you start feeling a rattling under the hood, it can make any pleasant road trip stressful.

To avoid this, make sure that you take your car into your local mechanic for a regular checkup a few days before taking off, along with prepping a few other things. Here are a few things you should take care of:

    • An oil change, basic tire check, and rotation if needed.
    • Making sure you have wiper fluid all filled up to the brim, and that your wipers are still functional.
    • Putting a recent copy of your insurance information and registration straight into your glovebox for easy access.
    • Cleaning the car inside and out, and making a plan for garbage disposal so things don’t get too messy.

Download the Best Entertainment

When you’re on your trip and have played all the road trip games you can think of, what could be better than turning to your favorite music, show, movie or podcast? Unfortunately for media lovers out there, WiFi isn’t exactly readily available out on the open road and data runs out quickly.

With media-recording software in the Replay Capture Suite, you can download, record, and save all types of online media to enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Record Music: In order to achieve road trip success you must have one essential thing: a playlist. With Replay Music you can easily record any music or entire playlists from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and any other online music site or service that you listen to music on – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With this tool, you’ll never run out of music again. Here’s a playlist that’s full of songs to get your car singing:

Download Podcasts: Replay Radio allows you to download any podcast to listen to any time. Whether you are new to the scene, or for those who are seasoned listeners, Replay Radio makes it simple to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device. And there are a variety of different topics to choose from. Check out some options here

Save Movies and Shows: Replay Video Capture allows you to take any online or streaming video and save it to your own collection! After recording, you can save as just about any file format and access anytime, anywhere. You could record any sports matches for your favorite teams, a classic movie, or even the entire season of the best binge-worthy shows

Grab YouTube Videos: Want to watch your favorites on YouTube without using up all your data? No worries. Catch the videos from the most popular YouTubers, or any original YouTube original series, or even exclusive music videos on-the-go. Replay Media Catcher downloads streaming video and audio files from millions of sites, including YouTube. It allows you to save the downloads to your computer and access them at any time, without having to use your data.

Have you got your destination picked out yet? If not, grab a map, get some tape and a dart, close your eyes and throw. Now you’re almost ready… The next step? Follow this checklist and get ready for the best summer road trip ever. Make sure to download your entertainment with all the great tools in the Replay Capture Suite! Unless you don’t mind playing iSpy on the road for the next 10 hours…

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Have any other essential items or tips for a good road trip? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated from original, published: July 8, 2018