Posts Categorized: Applian News

Update! The New Replay Video Capture 8

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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!

We’ve Scaled El Capitan (OS X, that is)! New Update

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Getting things done in a simpler, more intelligent way is why we’re in business – today we’re excited to announce an update that makes our smart products even better.

Since OS X El Capitan gives you more flexibility and power to do the things you love with your Mac, we made sure that every single one of our Applian products for Mac are completely compatible with this new version. Make sure you have the latest and greatest Applian software for your Mac to unlock the power of El Capitan & Applian!

As always, we’re working tirelessly to make sure you have the best versions of Replay Media Catcher, Replay Video Capture, Replay Music and Replay Converter to use on your Mac.

 

They’re Here! Applian for Mac

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For years we’ve fielded hundreds – possibly thousands – of questions and requests for Mac versions of our products , and we (honestly) thought it would never happen. But after lots of hard work, and a little bit of magic, we’ve finally developed and launched our most popular products for Mac computers!

Now you can get powerful media capturing, screen recording and conversion capability on your Mac. With similar functions and features as our PC products, these Applian Mac products give you the ability to capture and record all kind of web content, video and streaming audio.

To celebrate this exciting milestone we are offering 50% off our new Mac products if you already own our PC versions. Click here to get your deal!

See Our Mac Products

We would love to hear what you think! Come let us know on Facebook or find us on Twitter.

 

NEW RELEASE: Replay Media Catcher 6

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Capture More Media Than Ever Before!

Our new Version 6 is better than ever, and you’ll have the most advanced video and audio downloading program on the planet. Here’s what you get with this HUGE upgrade:

  • New DVR Recording Option: Capture encrypted video – legally! Pick from popular web sites, and recordings take place real-time in the background. Powerful and convenient.
  • New Media Guides with Direct Downloads: Enter the name of a movie or TV show, and Replay Media Catcher will scour the web to find you a download file – removing most annoying pop-up ads.
  • New Drag-and-drop Downloading: Simply drag a website URL from your browser onto Replay Media Catcher 6 to start downloading. Also works with copy & paste for fast queuing.
  • Records More Video Formats: Replay Media Catcher is still the best way to download videos using all the latest protocols.
  • Enhanced Converter: Any video or audio downloaded or captured by Replay Media Catcher 6 can be converted to many different formats.
  • Improved Ad Blocking: Videos from our continuously updated list of ad sites are no longer captured.
  • And more! Easier-than-ever interface, and lots of other minor improvements.

 

Get It Here!

 

Watch this two minute video to see how the new Replay Media Catcher 6 makes downloading video and recording audio easier than ever:

Applian’s Ironman: Congratulations Shellie!

Did you know that Applian Technologies employs 2 Triathletes? That’s right! Our very own Dr. Jeffery Wilson and Shellie Heggenberger are both accomplished Triathletes. When not answering your every Replay Media Catcher question in tech support, Shellie can usually be found training for one event or another. Her latest accomplishment is no small endeavor. A couple of weeks ago, Shellie completed her 5th Ironman distance triathlon. Yes, that’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, followed by a 26.2 mile run! She finished Ironman Western Australia in just over 13 hours. Whew!

Team Applian is super proud of you Shellie!

It’s not every day you finish an Ironman and get to hug a koala.

Quick Summer Sale $10 OFF Replay Media Catcher

$10 OFF Replay Media Catcher use Coupon Code RMCBLOG sale ends Friday Aug 8

It’s the middle of summer. Sounds like a great time for a quick summer sale. But don’t delay! Just like summer, this sale will be gone in a flash. For the next 48 hours you can take $10 off our best stream recorder.  Replay Media Catcher is the #1 tool for downloading online video and audio.

Use this coupon code at checkout: RMCBLOG

Hurry! Sale ends August 8, 2014

Let’s Talk About Replay Media Catcher and HTTPS

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Keeping up with the constant changes in streaming protocols is just the job for Replay Media Catcher‘s Engineers. They like a challenge and frequently whip up very smart solutions to very tough problems. If you’ve installed the most recent version of Replay Media Catcher, you’ll see that we’ve made some great improvements. And if you like to download streams from YouTube, then you’ve likely seen the new prompt to install a CA certificate. So what’s that all about? Have no fear! We’re here to break it down for you. Let’s get nerdy, shall we?

YouTube and some other sites now stream their media over an HTTPS connection by default. So what is HTTPS? Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure is the secure version of http. Typically used when a secure connection is necessary. Like for ecommerce transactions and such. When you connect to a website that is using HTTPS, the session is encrypted with a Digital Certificate.

Let’s first look at how Replay Media Catcher downloads, then we’ll explain how installing the CA Certificate helps it to do it’s job better.  When you switch on Replay Media Catcher, it starts sniffing the network traffic. Looking for media to download. As you come across streaming video or music, Replay Media Catcher decodes that network traffic and if it understands what it is seeing on the network, it tries to detect and download the media based on intelligence we’ve written for that protocol. Pretty slick, right? That’s how Replay Media Catcher can download so much more without browser plugins. It simply does not need them. It only listens to the network.

Let’s say you’ve switched on Replay Media Catcher’s monitoring and you’re happily browsing along and decide to download the latest viral video on YouTube. Remember we said that YouTube is now streaming their media over an HTTPS connection.. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. When you see HTTPS in the URL, you are using the SSL/TLS protocol to speak to that website. Replay Media Catcher will then not understand that traffic and disregard it.  That sounds like bad news, right? Nope! Read on…

If you’re running Replay Media Catcher version 5.0.1.46 or later, you’ll notice a new prompt when it first sees media from a site that is streaming over HTTPS. This prompt explains that in order for Replay Media Catcher to scan for media that is streamed over HTTPS, a CA certificate is required to be created. A CA (Certificate Authority) is an authority in a network that issues and manages security credentials.

You can choose to allow HTTPS scanning or not. If you choose no, Replay Media Catcher will ignore any HTTPS streaming and you’ll be sad. That breaks my heart. Say YES!

Replay Media Catcher HTTPS

If you choose YES, (and we recommend you do) then Windows will prompt you to install the CA certificate.  Windows presents you with this:

Windows Security Warning

The title of the window says “Security Warning”. Yeah, well…it’s not a problem. Windows is just letting you know that a certificate is about to be installed. Windows says that it cannot validate the certificate as actually being from Replay Media Catcher, but have no fear. We have created a certificate called Replay Media Catcher 5 SSL Scanner Root. Essentially, it allows Replay Media Catcher to scan HTTPS traffic like that being served by YouTube for downloadable media. It is absolutely safe. And you are not putting yourself or your computer in any danger by installing it.

Don’t miss out on all the great streaming goodness that Replay Media Catcher can download. It’s waaay smarter than any other streaming media downloader. Guaranteed!

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

New: Troubleshooter for Replay Media Catcher

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Obviously Replay Media Catcher is the bomb when it comes to downloading streaming media. But with millions of online streams and dozens of ever-changing protocols, we decided to offer up some special help for owners of Replay Media Catcher.

Don’t fret. We got your back. Shooting up some trouble! We find that no fuss self-help is appreciated by our customers. Sure, we still have our fabulously handsome support team ready to assist. But sometimes, when you’re stuck, you just want to help yourself to some answers.

Next time you find yourself unable to download some streaming media goodness, or you’ve lost your activation code, give our new Replay Media Catcher Troubleshooter a whirl.

Valentine’s Weekend Sale!

Take $20 OFF the Replay Capture Suite

Whether you’re taken, single, or otherwise, we’re here so you can skip the flowers and chocolate and get right to the good stuff. For a limited time (until the end of Monday, February 17th 2014) we are offering our Replay Capture Suite at a discounted rate.

In fact, we’re taking 20 bucks off. Yup. A whole quarter of the price is saying goodbye because we love you. So give it to someone you care about, or just treat yo’self. Get all the tools you need to capture any video or audio!

Simply enter Discount Code: VDay2014 – SUITE at checkout and get $20 off Replay Capture Suite. Xo.

Will Google Ever Let Us Advertise? Help me Susan Wojcicki.

Until about five years ago, we used to be good sized advertisers on Adwords. Google abruptly changed their policies, and with very little warning banished us from Adwords and AdSense. Forever. We never really had a good explanation as to why this happened, only some vague references to “hacking and cracking” in their Terms of Service. (We are fully DMCA compliant, so this is quite puzzling – and unfair.) It was more frustrating at the time because our competitors were allowed to continue advertising. And even today, we still see Google ads for competing products. Google even subsidizes RealPlayer, which offers a basic download functionality along with the bloatware (IMO) that makes up the rest of the product. Today – I’ve finally had enough.

At Ad:Tech in San Francisco, I watched an excellent presentation by Susan Wojcicki, Google’s SVP of Advertising, on the future of online ads. After her speech, I cornered her backstage and explained to her that we never really got a fair hearing, and that Google being the #1 advertising platform has a duty to keep an open playing field. She took my card, and promised to get their Policy Team on the case. She wouldn’t give me her contact info, but I know where she works 😉

I’m not optimistic that Google will change for us. I believe the MPAA and other studios pressure Google to block downloading products. That being said, I wonder why the MPAA doesn’t raise a fuss about RealPlayer being bundled with Google Toolbar and Chrome – both of which subsidize Real’s downloads. Our tools are superior, but it’s still a competitor we have to deal with, and having exclusive access to Google’s products in our category gives them an unfair advantage.

Susan Wojcicki – I’m awaiting a reply…