Posts By: Natalie North

6 Awesome Hacks for the Ultimate Spotify Experience

Spotify is a force in the music streaming world, providing the world with seemingly endless access to music for all walks of life. Spending a little time with the platform, you’ll find there’s much more to it than just search, find and listen. Whether you consider yourself a casual Spotify user, or are basically glued to the platform, these six tips and tricks for Spotify are sure to enhance your entire music experience — online and offline.

1. Share & Collaborate

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Like fighting over a road trip mix CD, but better! Invite your buddies to a collaborative playlist with you online. Because Spotify has music from every genre and era imaginable, you can build an endless playlist with your friends and take it anywhere. Just create a playlist, select options and invite your friends to join.

2. Modify Searches

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It’s easy to go into Spotify and search for your go-to band or current obsession, but listeners who really want to open up their options can get into the nitty-gritty with special searches. You can add cool modifiers like: “artist: [artist name]” and “year: [year].” You can also exclude specific albums, years and more.

3. Go Private

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We all have guilty pleasure songs or embarrassing audio habits. While Spotify shares listening activity with connected friends by default, you can easily go into a Private Session to block what you’re listening to from reaching your network. To turn this on, just log in to Spotify and go to your Settings!

4. Enhance with Add-Ons

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In-browser music controls for Chrome and Firefox users lets you control from your keyboard. Shazam integration lets you track songs and immediately locate them in Spotify. “Where is the Drama” plugin automatically plays the most dramatic part of every song on your playlist. Need we say more? See a few more of our favorites here.

5. Get a Tailored Playlist

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If you ask REAL nicely (and also probably have an issue that needs to be dealt with), the @SpotifyCares support account on Twitter has been known to dole out some amazing, personalized playlists (and assistance) in response. Seriously, just take a look at this guy’s.

6. Download & Listen Offline

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Spotify has endless options, but the service won’t let you download Spotify music offline to other devices as MP3s. Replay Music lets you record music from Spotify and save tracks as MP3 files, so you can truly listen anywhere. Our software can easily record from Spotify and save the music back to your PC computer as MP3 files.

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How to Record the Olympics: Summer 2016 Live Stream

Welcome to the Summer Olympic Games!

The streaming coverage is in full force for the Summer Olympics in Rio; even Google is sending out YouTube stars to live stream the events. With Michael Phelps’ triumphant 5th year of competitive swimming in the Games, record-smashing track events, and a powerhouse of gymnastics teams from around the world, we’re thrilled to be around to help capture it all.

Fans of the 2016 Rio Olympics can use Replay Media Catcher for Windows to record every incredible event – streaming live from NBC Olympics– and store them in a high quality format.


How to Set up Replay Media Catcher & Record the Olympics on NBC:

There are a couple of settings you need to change in Replay Media Catcher in order to download the live Olympic streams. So, here’s a quick step-by-step on how to get started:

  1. In Replay Media Catcher click on Settings. Then go to the DVR tab.
  2. Ensure that the DVR Browser Type to set to Ax Browser.
  3. Change the Browser Emulation to Edge Browser.

  4. Now let’s record a live event! We’re going to use the DVR Browser method. At the top of Replay Media Catcher, select Digital Video Recorder as the capture method.

  5. Now open the DVR Browser.

  6. Within the DVR Browser, navigate to http://www.nbcolympics.com . Make sure that the DVR Browser window is large enough to display the site in standard mode. If the window is too small, NBC may display their mobile site. So enlarge the DVR Browser window a bit.
  7. Click on the settings button in the upper-right corner of the DVR Browser and ensure that Adjust Embedded Player is turned OFF.
  8. Navigate to the live stream that you wish to record and begin to play it. (You may be asked to sign in with your cable provider). Wait for the video to start playing.
  9. Once the video begins to play, click the record button at the top of the DVR Browser window. The browser will disappear and you’ll see a small preview in Replay Media Catcher’s main window as the recording progresses.

See the full schedule of live Olympic Games right here:

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Our best-selling Replay Media Catcher recording software makes it easy to create super high quality videos of every single Olympic event you see above, so you can watch on your own schedule, and on any device. Plus, it’s the only program of its kind that records online video 100% legally!

What are you waiting for? Don’t miss any of the most live streamed Olympics yet!

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How to Record Music from Spotify in 3 Simple Steps

Spotify is one of the best online music streaming services today — one simple sign up allows you to stream an incredible amount of music online. Want to record music from Spotify to keep as MP3s? Replay Music is your new best friend, making it easy to record music from Spotify.

Replay Music lets you save music from Spotify to MP3 files, so you can listen to your favorite music on any device, anywhere. Recording from Spotify is a snap with Replay Music! You’ll receive perfectly-tagged and titled song files, ready to import into iTunes or any other system you might use every time.

Here’s how to record music from Spotify with Replay Music:

Step 1: Open

Open Replay Music on your computer and select the big “Record” button.

Step 2: Play

Launch Spotify through your desktop app or browser, and navigate to the album or playlist you want for your collection.

Step 3: Capture

Replay Music will automatically start recording MP3 files, the second your Spotify music starts to play!

And that’s it! Audio recorded from Spotify with Replay Music is high quality, and each song is tagged with the correct artist, song, title and album information. You’ll also get proper lyrics and album artwork to complete your collection perfectly.

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The Best Summertime Movies on Netflix to Record & Save Now

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, learn something new or binge on your favorite summer movies. Plus, with all the great new additions to Netflix this month, there are a TON of high-profile and classic choices for entertainment.

Celebrate summer with some essential warm weather films! We’ve gone through what’s available and picked out our favorite, most summery summertime movies for you to record from Netflix with Replay Video Capture and enjoy sipping on a chilled drink outside.

1. Grease

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Whether you’re into summer nights, summer lovin’ or just some summer fun, Grease is an award-winning movie/musical hybrid that everyone loves. With (a very young) John Travolta in the cast of amazing and talented characters, you’ll want to record from Netflix and make it a tradition to watch every summer.

2. The Sandlot

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If you were cool in the 1990’s, you probably know everything about The Sandlot. This quintessential friendship-meets-baseball-meets-debauchery movie has touched hearts and cracked smiles for years. Before this one gets away, take a second to enjoy and record.

3. Wet Hot American Summer

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Wet Hot American Summer is a completely bonkers summer camp movie starring a hefty group of big-name comedy geniuses; Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper and more. While it will always be hilarious, it won’t always be around – be sure to download from Netflix before it disappears.

4. American Graffiti

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George Lucas’ classic film, American Graffitistars the likes of Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford. Following one day of teenage adventure in the “rock-and-roll culture” era, it was even deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” enough for federal preservation in the National Film Registry.

5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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Nothing says summer like adventures around the world and spending quality time with your best friends. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a warm and uplifting, yet sometimes dramatic, journey of friendship (and pants). No matter your age or state-of-mind, this is a feel-good movie you’ll want to record before it leaves Netflix.

6. Adventureland

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Starring the king of awkward himself (Jesse Eisenberg), this flick is the ultimate ode to any summer job you ever got stuck with in high school/college. Adventureland is a friendly, coming-of-age type of comedy that certainly won’t last on Netflix forever.

Download Replay Video Capture to record and save all of the most essential summer movies from Netflix before they’re gone!

How to Stream & Save the CrossFit Games

This is truly a landmark year for the CrossFit Games, and it’s been a demanding journey from the Open, to the Regionals, to the Games — top athletes from each of the included 17 regions worldwide have been narrowed down from hundreds to the fittest 40 men, 40 women, 40 teams, 40 teenagers and 200 masters.

A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable. Athletes cannot train for what they do not know. At each CrossFit Games, the athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the competition. The combination of highly trained athletes and unknown events makes for an explosive mix. – CrossFit Games Online

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Check out the full, global leaderboard of every competing athlete HERE and see the Games schedule below: 

  • Teenage & Masters Competition | 7/19 –7/21 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
  • Team Competition | 7/22 – 7/24 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT
  • Individual Competition | 7/22 – 7/24 | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. PT

Fans of the 2016 CrossFit Games can capture every Masters, Teens and Teams events — streaming live from YouTube & the official CrossFit Games website — and store them in a high quality format with Replay Media Catcher. The Individual events will stream from ESPN3 and can be captured with Replay Video Capture.

With Replay Media Catcher’s live stream monitor feature, you can actively track and record the CrossFit Games live stream directly from YouTube! Plus, our best-selling software makes it simple to create incredible quality videos of every single event, so you can watch on your own schedule.

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UEFA Euro 2016: How to Watch & Save the Championship Online

The UEFA Euros 2016 are surging forward, continuing through July 10. The semi-finals are pitting Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo against each other tonight (July 7) as Wales and Portugal face off, and tomorrow (July 8) France and Germany will go head-to-head.

Who will be going to the Finals? We can’t wait to find out.

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Capture every moment of the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships – streaming live from ESPN Online – and store them in a high quality format with Replay Video Capture.

Don’t miss out on the final match-ups – click below to stream and save the rest of Euro 2016!

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How to Record & Save the 2016 Summer Olympics Live Stream

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games this summer is already shaping up to be a nail-biting, record-breaking season of events. With Rio de Janeiro as an electrifying backdrop, Michael Phelps entering into his historical 5th year of competition and an exciting gymnastics program, we can’t wait for all of the incredible, up-close-and-personal action and athleticism.

They’re calling it “the most live Olympics ever.” Along with regularly programmed broadcasts on TV from August 5-21, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports App online will be live streaming a total of 4,500 hours of coverage for authenticated subscribers.

Check out the full Summer Olympics 2016 live stream schedule here, and an overview here:

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Fans of the 2016 Rio Olympics can capture every lap, match, sprint and gold medal – streaming live from NBC Olympics online – and store them in a high quality format with Replay Video Capture.

Our best-selling media recording software makes it simple to create incredible quality videos of every single event, so you can watch on your own schedule. Plus, it’s the only program of its kind that records online video 100% legally.

Get set up with Replay Video Capture today and record all of the 2016 Summer Rio Olympics.

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4 Perfect Playlists to Record from Spotify This Summer

Summer has arrived in all of its glory, and we all know what that means: more adventure, more sunshine, and more opportunities to enjoy awesome music. Lucky for you modern-day listeners, you can capture essential summer songs from anywhere your Internet can reach.

Replay Music for PC is a powerful, unique audio recorder built for legally capturing music from any online streaming service. Record music from Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, Apple Music and any other online streaming service to save into high quality MP3 files.

To ring in the start of the season, check out these summertime playlists! You can listen, record and save them to your hearts’ content.

1. Summer Party (by Spotify)

Built by the experts at Spotify themselves, this playlist is full of catchy summer vibes.

2. Summer Party 2016 (Digster)

Access the top summer hits and party tracks in this playlist for the ultimate fun time.

3. Summer Throwbacks (Spotify UK)

Get your fill of throwback hip-hop summer jams from this great playlist.

4. Acoustic Summertime Vibes (Spotify)

Celebrate another beautiful summer evening with this playlist full of warm acoustics.

Are you ready to capture all the best summertime tracks? Head here for a step-by-step on how it’s done, then click below to get the software for yourself!

 

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The Food Network Videos You Need to Download

Food Network is home to some of the most amazing cooking and recipe videos available online. Like all good things, however, these videos aren’t accessible forever. Whether you’re prepping for a delicious July 4th cookout, ideas for an upcoming get-together or just a quick weekday night dinner, look no further.

With Replay Media Catcher, foodies can download and save all of their Food Network favorites right from the website, and store them in a high quality format to revisit anytime! Plus, the new live stream monitor feature makes it simple to keep an eye on your favorite streaming shows.

Click through to watch and download these awesome Food Network videos:

Scallops & Chickpea Salad

Reinventing Italian Leftovers

Ree’s Blackberry Cobbler

Wings Two Ways

Easy Chocolate Hacks

Don’t miss these videos before they’re gone – use Replay Media Catcher to save them all!

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How to Record & Save the Tony Awards

Excellence, creativity and mass appeal in live theatre will be celebrated this weekend at the 2016 Tony Awards. With Broadway suddenly thrust back into mainstream focus with the release of the overwhelmingly-popular musical, Hamilton, along with the incredible James Corden hosting the ordeal, this years’ awards show will be worth remembering and recording for years to come.

The official Tony Awards will be live streamed from the Beacon Theatre in NYC Sunday, June 12 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. Fans can keep every minute of musical madness from CBS.com using Replay Video Capture!

Can’t wait for the fun to begin? Check out James Corden’s carpool karaoke, Broadway edition, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald & more:

Click below to get started with our best-selling, top-rated media recording software to stream and save the best moments and musical match-ups from the Tony Awards!

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