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6 Countries Digital Nomads Can Move to Right Now

Recently, global travel restrictions have made it difficult for many of us to travel outside of the United States. With the majority of people no longer working in a physical office and unlikely to return to one in the near future, the itch to travel is even greater. The flexibility of remote work only amplifies this desire, as all you really need for your virtual office  is a computer, phone, good internet connection, and the latest version of Replay Capture Suite

Photo and video editing experts Fix the Photo recommend Replay Capture Suite and its impressive suite of programs to capture any online video and audio. Each program comes with a straightforward interface and loads of resources to get started. Fix the Photo notes that Replay Telecorder will come especially in handy for those working remotely during the “new normal”. While for video and photo editing experts, Replay Media Splitter helps streamline their workflow, offering a host of video and audio editing capabilities. 

In response to the shift to remote work, a number of countries have made digital nomad visas available to foreigners — in the case of six countries, U.S. nationals are also eligible to apply. For those of us seeking a change of scenery, these are the six countries that you can move your virtual office to right now. 

Antigua and Barbuda

Digital nomads earning at least $50,000 annually can live and work on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda for up to two years, thanks to the country’s Nomad Digital Residence Program. At the time of writing the cost to apply is $1,500 for a single applicant, $2,000 for a couple and $3,000 for a family of three or more.

To enter the country, visa holders must present a negative coronavirus test within one week of arrival, and are monitored for any symptoms for up to 14 days.

Aruba

As part of Aruba’s recently announced One Happy Workation program, U.S. visitors can stay up to 90 days by booking a package-stay program at a participating hotel, villa or condominium. Applicants are not required to book a participating stay but the website includes many attractive options to choose from!

Barbados

The Barbados Welcome Stamp program allows visitors earning at least $50,000 annually, including U.S. nationals, to stay on the island visa-free for up to one year. At the time of writing, the online application fee is $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for families.Those traveling to Barbados for remote work or pleasure during the pandemic must follow new travel protocols.

Jamaica

U.S. nationals are able to travel to Jamaica, however the entry requirements vary depending on the state. Those who identify as business travelers will be given a coronavirus test upon entry into the country. While most travelers are given a 30-day visa on arrival, they can apply for the longer stay visa for digital nomads.

Estonia

On August 1, the Republic of Estonia launched its digital nomad visa that allows foreigners to stay in Estonia for up to a year. Applicants must earn a gross monthly salary of at least 3,000 euros (about $3,530) for a remote job, which is an extension of Estonia’s e-Residency program for foreign entrepreneurs.

At the time of writing, U.S. nationals are not able to visit the country for tourism-related purposes, but they are allowed in for the purpose of work or study. On arrival, foreigners must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Georgia

Lastly, on July 16 this tiny country bordering Russia and the Black Sea, announced a new program for foreigners to work remotely from the country. Applicants will be able to apply soon, and must provide proof of employment, as well as consent to self-quarantine for 14 days to be considered. As in the case of Estonia, U.S. Nationals are not able to enter Georgia for tourism, and must be granted a long-term visa of at least six months, traveling for business with a special permit or a spouse of a Georgian citizen.

While the “new normal” has made everyday pleasures like international travel difficult for many of us, select countries are beginning to open up their borders, particularly to digital nomads. If you have the flexibility and are already working outside of a physical office, consider one of the six countries mentioned above for a change of scenery. 


With 7 programs to choose from, Replay Capture Suite has all you need to stay connected, improve your productivity and streamline your remote workflows. Grab your computer, suitcase and the latest version of Replay Capture Suite, and you’ll be well on your way to remote work bliss. 

Online Music Streaming in Numbers: The State of Online Music Streaming Today

For the vast majority of users, online streaming is now the preferred method for viewing TV shows, movies, sports, and events, as well as listening to music. While the portion of music listeners turning to streaming to get their fix varies by country, global statistics point to one undeniable trend: the popularity of online music streaming is growing at an incredible rate.

Research shows that streaming increased from 7% of the U.S. music market’s revenues in 2010 to a whopping 80% in 2019. The numbers also point to jaw-dropping growth in revenues from music streaming services by nearly 20% in 2019 to $8.8 billion, accounting for the largest share of the music industry revenues at 79.5%. Here, “streaming” refers to a range of services, including ad-supported services like Vevo and YouTube, ad-supported tiers of services like Spotify, streaming radio services like Pandora and SiriusXM, and premium subscription services like Spotify Premium, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.

At an aggregate level, Goldman Sachs predicts that the value of the music streaming industry will rise to $28 billion by 2030. The data speaks for itself: not only are users more likely to consume music via online streaming, but they’re also willing to pay for it.

Currently, the top three players in music streaming include YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. YouTube Music saw a 980% growth in the number of active users between 2017 and 2019. The tech giant reports that more than one billion music fans use their services for streaming music, while their YouTube Music and YouTube Premium services currently boast a combined 20 million subscribers. At the end of March 2020, Spotify reported 286 million monthly active users (including paid and free), and current estimates suggest that Apple Music has around 80 million paying subscribers.

While we’ve drastically changed the way that we consume music thanks to music streaming, this global shift hasn’t been immune to controversy. We all remember Taylor Swift’s three-year boycott of Spotify and her feud with Apple Music over royalties. And more recently, there’s a growing camp in the music industry that cannot agree on a valid system of verifying streams to count them toward music ranking charts. 

Music streaming services have vowed to work more closely with the music industry and artists. However, as the landscape inevitably continues to evolve, we can’t be certain that there won’t be more controversies in the future.


Regardless of which streaming service you go with, there are tens of millions of songs waiting for you to explore. Cruise on over to one of the top-three streaming services: YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music for an abundance of artists, albums and playlists that you simply won’t be able to get enough of. Record all your favorites with Replay Music so that you can enjoy them whenever and from wherever you are!  

If you’re not sure how to get started, take a look at our how-to guide, and get started enjoying all your favorite tracks. Make sure to get the latest version and get listening!

10 Fall Recipe Videos to Add to Your Recipe Collection

The cooler months have swiftly rolled in, and with that so too has our penchant for comforting fall flavors like pumpkin, apple, squash and nuts. Nothing beats a cozy night in this time of year, paired with a delicious treat that takes advantage of the fall harvest bounty. If you’ve been looking for new recipes to try, we’ve rounded up 10 recipe videos that you simply must add to your collection. With the help of Replay Capture Suite, you’ll have these mouth-watering recipes saved so that you can keep coming back to them — these treats are too good to make only once!

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

It’s a classic recipe that never gets old, especially during the fall season. The combination of sweet and savory flavors are sure to keep you warm. With just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have laying around, you can whip up this roasted butternut squash soup to enjoy even this evening!

Healthy & Hearty Black Bean Soup

If you’re looking for something a little more hearty than can serve as a meal on its own, try this soup recipe. Black beans are a great source of protein and fibre that will satisfy your hunger, and leave you feeling energized. After letting all the spices and flavors simmer to perfection, blend everything together for a smooth creamy texture. Yum!

Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread and chili together? Sounds like a match made in heaven. This recipe combines everything we love about veggie chili — the variety of beans and vegetables that go into it, especially — by topping it off with some classic cornbread! This recipe is oh-so-hearty but we can bet you’ll still be wanting seconds.

Cheddar Corn Fritters

There’s no denying these cheddar corn fritters are an indulgence — heaps of cheddar and spoonfuls of corn combine to create the perfect treat. Fry them on the pan until crispy and top them off with a helping of sour cream.

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

Kicking off the sweet side of things on our list is pumpkin spice biscotti. This recipe offers a fun spin on pumpkin. With the addition of pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and the finishing touch of dipping in white chocolate, you’ll be wondering how you ever enjoyed a cup of coffee without this treat.

Classic Pecan Pie

We’re confident when you try out this recipe, it’ll remind you of home immediately. This is the classic pecan pie at Thanksgiving and countless fall season family gatherings. As with most pie recipes, you’ll need a bit of patience, but the end product is definitely worth it!

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Since we’re already on the topic of pie, we may as well include a recipe for another family-favorite: pumpkin pie. In this video, Brendan Dahle shares his grandmother’s recipe (gasp!), and who knows, it may just remind you of your own grandmother’s baking!

Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake

Caramel and apple is another winning combination that we love for the fall season. So, why not try something new like this caramel apple crumble cheesecake. It takes everything we love about apple crumble and combines it with a rich cheesecake base.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The smell of cinnamon coming from the kitchen is synonymous with fall! On that note, how do homemade cinnamon rolls sound? Soft cinnamon dough, smothered in icing is all that you need for a cozy night in. The thought of baking with yeast may intimidate you, but we promise this recipe will guide you every step of the way.

Butternut Squash Pancakes

This recipe may be better-suited for a cozy morning at home, but we’ve also never said no to pancakes for dinner when the craving hits! Whenever you choose to enjoy pancakes, try this fun spin on the traditional recipe by adding butternut squash. Top it with maple syrup and you’re ready to start the day — or curl up on the couch for the evening!

You’ve reached the end of the list — is your mouth watering yet? Make sure to check out the recipes on our list to get started in the kitchen this fall season!


With Replay Capture Suite, you get access to seven incredible programs in one place, and the ability to record any online recipe video of your choosing. Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. Learn how it’s done, and enrich your culinary adventures with these delicious fall recipes. Capture your favorite recipes, so that you have them on hand for when the craving hits.

Make sure you get the latest version today and start by diving right into our list of favorite fall recipes!

British Movies & Series to Stream NOW on Amazon Prime Video

As the Fall months creep up on us, there’s no better time to settle down with the very best TV series and movies that Amazon Prime Video has to offer. As the temperatures drop, snuggle up and get cosy with Amazon Prime Video’s unmissable British TV and cinema — full of rugged landscapes and chilly scenes that are sure to keep you feeling toasty and warm while you’re wrapped up inside. Plus, thanks to Replay Media Catcher, you can conveniently download every moment to watch offline, anywhere you want. So what are you waiting for? Grab that blanket, fire up Amazon Prime Video, and get started with some of these unmissable options from across the pond… ready to stream now.

Man vs. Wild

Drinking yak blood, eating a moose heart, and sleeping inside a camel… Think you could survive out in the wild? Maybe not… But you can watch all of Bear Grylls’ amazing wilderness feats from the safety of your sofa as he shows you how to survive when stranded in the world’s harshest environments. Brace yourself for edge-of-your-seat action in this series packed full of fascinating tips and stunning landscapes. It’s exhilarating, and educational, all at the same time.

Howards End

Expect beautiful costumes, very “proper” British accents and some incredible scenery in this TV adaptation of E.M. Forster’s Howards End. Follow the Schlegel sisters as they embark on their journey to seek love and meaning in a world that clashes with their independent and unconventional sensibilities. It’s a period drama that packs a punch, and will quickly have you hooked. 

Blackadder

This timeless British comedy series has been a favorite for generations, and for good reason. The show follows the trials, and more often than not, failures of Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), a plotting and scheming character looking to do whatever it takes to secure an easy-going life for himself. Each season finds Blackadder and his useless sidekick Baldrick in a different time period, with a different boss and different challenges, but the same old disappointing results. Also starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, Blackadder is an age-old, laugh-a-minute series that’s not to be missed. 

Wuthering Heights

Nothing gets more British than a dark and stormy hillside, and Wuthering Heights is full of them. Starring Kaya Scodelario and directed by Andrea Arnold (of American Honey and Fish Tank), this is an exciting and fresh take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. Get ready for brooding stares, wind-whipped landscapes and tension you could cut with a knife in this superb British adaptation of the all-time favorite book. 

Under the Skin

If we ever needed a reminder not to accept a ride from a stranger, then this should do the trick. Under the Skin stars an English-accented Scarlett Johanssen as the creepy, murderous, van-driving alien (yep, you heard that right) who preys on the unsuspecting men of Glasgow — picking them up, and leaving them never to be seen again. With striking and shocking imagery from director Jonathan Glazer, this movie offers a mind-bending experience that leaves you tip-toeing between the unwaveringly mundane of drizzly Glasgow, and the fantasy of Johanssen’s otherworldly underworld. You’ll leave this movie full of questions, but that’s all part of the fun.

I, Daniel Blake

Directed by Ken Loach, this Cannes and BAFTA winner tells the story of a widowed carpenter and a single mother who form a formidable bond in their struggle against the complicated and unforgiving British welfare system. Chronicling the reality of daily life for many working-class Brits just struggling to get by, I, Daniel Blake treats its characters with warmth and humanity, when the system treats them as nothing more than a number. It’s a heartwrencher and an eye-opener that will be sure to stick with you. 

Tolkien

Nicholas Hoult stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, the incredible author behind the The Lord of the Rings series, in this biopic that covers Tolkien’s early life, career at Oxford University, and the friendships and relationships that defined him. Directed by Dome Karukoski and also starring Lily Collins, it’s a beautifully-shot movie that also takes us up to the outbreak of the First World War and the life-changing events that would inspire his famous Middle-earth novels. This one’s a must-watch for movie-lovers and literature-enthusiasts alike.  

King Lear

Acting heavyweights Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson and Emily Watson are unstoppable forces in this modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. With the play (thankfully) cut down to a more manageable 2 hours, this is Shakespeare not as you know it: think martial arts, helicopters and British military uniforms, to name a few. Plus, with a star turn for Florence Pugh, there’s more than enough acting mastery for you to enjoy on screen. Don’t miss it. 


So, now you know which British blockbusters to watch next on Amazon Prime Video, don’t forget that you can catch them all to watch again, anytime, anywhere, with Replay Media Catcher for PC and Mac. It’s the world’s most powerful, convenient online video downloader, capable of saving your content in just one click at up to 10x the playback speed! Don’t hesitate to find out more and try it free today.

How to Record Twitch Live Stream

Twitch is taking the world by storm, and its popularity continues to grow at a rapid pace. Current statistics show that the live streaming platform boasts 140 million monthly users, with 3.8 million streamers in February of this year alone. Compared to February two years prior, the number of streamers sat at around 2.2 million. This puts Twitch well ahead of many traditional media outlets like MSNBC and CNN in terms of viewership. In addition, many YouTube users are switching to Twitch citing YouTube’s strict creator guidelines and rigid Partner program as two main reasons.

Twitch was introduced in 2011 and primarily focused on video games and eSports live streaming. Today, users can browse channels of nearly every genre, from cooking to fitness to “just chatting” videos — there’s something for everyone. The best part about Twitch, and what makes it so attractive to its users, is that each channel is a community. Those tuning in to a live stream benefit from the entertainment factor, while being made to feel as if they’re spending time with friends.

With so many channels to choose from and people to interact with, the only question that remains is: where does one begin? Start with the list of trending channels and go from there — you’ll be surprised at the variety of channels to choose from.

And, to make sure that you don’t miss a single moment from your favorite channel live streams, cue up Replay Video Capture to get recording. It’s the highest quality video capture software for any online video. It can expertly record Twitch live streams playing on your PC screen with perfect quality.

How Does Replay Video Capture Work?

Using Replay Video Capture is easy:

  1. Just press the Get Video button to automatically detect the video window on your screen.
  2. Click Record to start.
  3. Once you’re recording, just click Stop to end, or Pause to pause and resume.

It’s that simple! With the Replay Video Capture screen recorder, you’ll get amazing video quality or compact portable files. You can choose between high-quality, high-speed MPEG-2 files, or smaller Windows Media (WMV) files. You can even run Replay Video Capture from a USB/Thumb drive and save videos externally.

Grab your copy today and tune in to the hottest Twitch livestreams!

How to Plan a Successful Virtual Annual Company Meeting

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Usually the start of September means “back to school” for students, and the end of summer vacation for many of us. For a lot of companies, it’s also the start of strategic planning and annual meetings to hit the ground running after employees return to work. While some students and employees will be physically returning to school and their offices, many will continue to keep their learning online and work remotely for the foreseeable future. As a result, companies will need to navigate a remote work environment, or, in companies where employees have returned to the office already, some changes will need to be made − workflows, meetings and schedules will need to be adapted to comply with new restrictions.

For companies that typically hold an annual company meeting for their employees, this will likely mean a shift to a virtual meeting format, with employees joining via their own workstation − in the office or from home. A virtual annual company meeting requires additional planning and different tools than what we’d expect from an in-person meeting format − especially for companies who will be running a virtual meeting for the first time. For those wanting to ensure that this year’s annual meeting goes off without a hitch, we’ve rounded up some helpful tips and resources to get you there.

Use a Reliable Video Conferencing Software

Recently, we featured six top video conferencing platforms — from Zoom to Skype to Google Hangouts. Each platform comes with its own unique set of features, and depending on the call, one may be a better fit over the others. When it comes to an annual company meeting, where the number of participants is likely to be high, we recommend opting for an enterprise-grade solution like Zoom or Skype for Business. You’re less likely to need to worry about call quality and software-related glitches, and can ensure that all participants have a productive experience.

Engage Participants with Interactive Components

Annual company meetings are typically longer, sometimes multi-day events. Organizers must consider how to keep participants engaged throughout the duration of the meeting, particularly in an online setup. Consider incorporating interactive components throughout the meeting, such as live polling and surveys, and a social wall (a live social media feed), with the help of tools like Whova. Participants may find it difficult to concentrate during a long, online meeting due to distractions in the form of other applications, notifications, and without the ability to be fully present as is the case in an in-person meeting. Interactive components can not only keep participants engaged and focused, but also ensure that they are retaining information.

Share Meeting Documents and Presentations via the Cloud

Google and Dropbox are two of our favorite tools for better productivity and collaboration. Both are easy to use, offer integrations with other software and e-mail, and are an ideal way to share files amongst co-workers. Consider sharing meeting documents and presentations with participants in the cloud − either before or after the meeting. This way, participants needn’t have to focus on jotting down every detail during the meeting, but instead can focus on the presentations and conversations without missing any key points.

Enable Live Video Recording

Finally, a newer technique being adopted by remote-operating businesses (and those using video conferencing) is to use a video recording solution in tandem with notes and minutes with tools like Replay Telecorder. Meeting participants are able to refer back to a particular presentation for further reference, or those unable to attend the live viewing can get up to speed on what was discussed. Replay Telecorder is the most powerful, easy-to-use video conference recorder out there − you can record virtual annual company meetings held on Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, Join.me, GoToMeeting, and every other application you can think of with perfect accuracy. 


With simple, one-click recording and a fast background mode to capture and multi-task, it’s a super-efficient solution to recording and saving every virtual business meeting, brainstorm, and more. Check out the user guide to see how easy it is to get started.

Best True Crime Podcasts of All Time

After a long day of work and running errands, we all crave some downtime. When we’ve already made it to the bottom of our Watch List on Netflix, but still crave some entertainment, nothing beats a riveting podcast to wind down for the evening. One of our favorite podcast genres is true crime — some of the best storytelling goes on here! If you’re like us and looking to dive into some amazing tales that feature award-winning storytelling, we’ve got the list to get you started! Check out the 5 best true crime podcasts of all time, that we still can’t get enough of…

Serial (Season 1)

If you can believe it, we first mentioned this fan-favorite podcast all the way back in 2014! It’s the year 2020 and Serial is on its third season at the time of writing, but we still can’t get over the first one. From the very first episode, you won’t be able to tear yourself away as you’re taken back to Baltimore in 1999, and hear the story of Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, who disappears after school one day.

Six weeks after her disappearance, detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He maintains his innocence but Adnan also can’t exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. A classmate at Woodlawn High School is sure she saw Adnan in the school library at the time of Hae’s murder. The trouble is, she’s nowhere to be found.

The Vanished

The Vanished is a weekly podcast that focuses on the stories and circumstances of missing people — hosted, narrated and written by Marissa Jones. The show’s aim is to focus on and bring attention to cases that never made it to national headlines or are long-standing cold cases, typically involving people who are drug users or sex workers. Each episode features interviews with the friends and family of the missing person, and on occasion with local law enforcement.

Wrongful Conviction

Wrongful Conviction, hosted by Jason Flom, is a podcast about tragedy, triumph, and injustice within the justice system.. Based on the files of the lawyers who represent them, joined by other criminal justice activists and experts, the podcast features interviews with men and women who have spent years in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them having even been sentenced to death. From the lesser-known to high-profile such as that of American Amanda Knox, you won’t forget their stories.

Dirty John

The Dirty John podcast was released in October 2017 and quickly received immense public praise — so much so that Netflix picked up on the hype and produced a TV series based on the true story of Debra Newell, a successful interior designer, and the man she meets: John Meehan. John is the kind of man Debra has been waiting for: handsome, attentive, available, and recently returned from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. Debra’s family doesn’t like John however, and they become grossly entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.

Criminal

Hosted and co-created by Phoebe Judge, Criminal is an award-winning podcast that features stories of people who’ve “done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.” The podcast launched in January 2014, with new episodes coming out twice a month, and is now one of the most popular podcasts in the world. New York Magazine describes the show’s writing as marvelous, clearly depicting crime as “something sociological, historical, even anthropological — that crime is a function of people, time, and place.” Tune in to check it out for yourself!


Now that you have your choice of the best true crime podcasts of all time — as we see it, anyway — all you need is to get recording so that you can play your episodes on repeat like we do! Not sure how to get started? Check out our handy tutorial to Replay Radio, and start feeding your affinity for true crime podcasts.

What’s New on Netflix: Everything Leaving & Coming this August

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Summer is in full swing, and with staycations all the more likely this year, it’s the perfect time to get our healthy dose of the best movies and TV shows on Netflix. This month, Netflix is rolling out its newest offerings for August, while also removing a number of fan favorites from its roster. They never disappoint us though, and this month we’ll be saying hello to the likes of Jurassic Park (the original, of course), Johnny English, Drunk Parents and many more!

There’s a long list of not-to-miss movies and TV shows to catch before they’re gone, but not to worry — with Replay Media Catcher, you can record and download your favorite shows and movies effortlessly before they make their departure from Netflix. But, don’t delay: these offerings will be gone from Netflix before you know it!

What’s On Its Way Out?

Leaving August 18

The Incident

Leaving August 19

Some Kind of Beautiful

Leaving August 20

Bad Rap

Leaving August 21

Just Go With It

Leaving August 23

Fantastic

Leaving August 25

Blue is the Warmest Color

Leaving August 28

Bring It On: Worldwide Showdown

The Wicker Man

Leaving August 31

Bad Boys

Bad Boys II

Candyman

Child’s Play

Clueless

Failure to Launch

Get Him to the Greek

Groundhog Day

He’s Just Not That Into You

Jerry Maquire

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part III

The Lake House

Life As We Know It

Murder Party

Observe and Report

One Day

Public Enemies

Rugrats Go Wild

School Daze

Tootsie

United 93

V for Vendetta

Valentine’s Day

Not ready to say goodbye yet? Don’t forget you can save those not-to-be-missed movies for later on with Replay Media Catcher! And, as we take a look at what to expect from Netflix’s August offerings, grab some movie snacks, throw up your feet and capture these highly anticipated offerings that are already or soon-to-be on Netflix. 

What Are We Looking Forward To?

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

If the Heath Ledger nostalgia has hit you, and you’re in the mood for a good chick flick, you’ll want to catch A Knight’s Tale. It’s the story of peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) who wants to change his fate, believing that he is destined for greatness. He enlists in a jousting tournament, masquerading as a nobleman so that he can participate, and begins his quest to glory. In the process, he wins the heart of a fair maiden and challenges societal and class norms.

Jurassic Park (1993)

It’s a Spielberg science fiction classic that millions across the globe came to love. The first installment in the Jurassic Park franchise by Michael Crichton is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, near Costa Rica. The story follows businessman John Hammond and a team of genetic scientists who have created a wildlife park of de-extinct dinosaurs. Industrial sabotage eventually leads to a catastrophic shutdown of the park’s power facilities and Hammond’s children struggle to survive on the island, now controlled by the very species meant to be controlled.

Immigration Nation (Season 1)

Immigration Nation is a highly-anticipated, six-part series that gives us a rare inside look at the machinery of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The series covers the spring of 2017 to the winter of 2019, following changes to immigration policies implemented by the Trump Administration. Directed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau, the series explores both sides of the debate over immigration in the U.S. 

Les Misérables (2012)

There’s nothing like a good musical that pulls at the heartstrings. Based on Victor Hugo’s book, the Les Misérables story is set in the early 19th century and begins with Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), who after 19 years as a prisoner, is freed by Javert (Russell Crowe), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. After breaking parole to start a new life for himself, Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean meets Cosette and becomes her guardian after the death of Cosette’s mother. However, with Javert’s relentless pursuit, peace and quiet is far from reach.

Rising Phoenix (2020)

Featuring Paralympians from around the world, Rising Phoenix is a ground-breaking movie about the paralympic movement, and will premiere on Netflix all over the globe on August 26. The film release was planned to coincide with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but it will now form an important part of the celebrations leading up to the Games in 2021. The film tells the fascinating story of the Paralympic Games beginning after the devastation of World War II, to the modern day Games as we know them, the third largest sporting event in the world. The Paralympic Games sparked a global movement that challenges each one of us to change the way we think about disability, diversity and human potential.

With this noteworthy selection of TV shows and movies, where do you even begin? Our recommendation: grab the latest version of Replay Media Catcher to capture the shows and movies that are leaving Netflix this month so that you don’t miss out, and can watch them on your own time!

Not sure how to get started with Replay Media Catcher? Not to worry, just take a look at our helpful how-to guide to learn how easy it is to catch all your favorite movies and series before they disappear. Be sure to download the latest version of Replay Media Catcher so you won’t miss out!

How Online Video Streaming Technology Has Changed

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Today, technological advancements are being made faster than ever before. With companies everywhere releasing regular updates to their hardware and software, we are able to do more with greater efficiency and ease. However, this fast pace of change can make it difficult for technology consumers — us — to keep up. Which shiniest gadget to buy? Which software update to install? As it turns out, choosing great software is often much more important than choosing the machine that runs it. With the most up to date version installed, you’ll benefit from the latest features including important security updates, bug fixes and compatibility enhancements.

Recently, online video streaming technology has changed dramatically, and its popularity increased exponentially to match.  So much so, that many companies have been built on offering online video streaming as their main value proposition. The shift comes as no surprise, as in the last ten years online video has become essential to how people are entertained, how students learn, and how businesses communicate. In fact, a recent report estimates that more than two-thirds of global consumer internet traffic is already comprised of video

In the last decade, the most notable changes to online video streaming include:

  • An increase from 10% to 80% of online videos that were encoded using the H.264 compression format (the most commonly used format for recording, compression, and distribution of video content) in a span of just two years, between 2010 and 2012
  • A near-complete shift away from historical Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) as a means of sharing video. With HTTP, a video first needed to be downloaded before playback could begin. Now, users have shifted to custom protocols and servers built for a new type of online video delivery called streaming — what we rely on today
  • The rise and fall of multicast as a means of online video delivery
  • Introduction of Smooth Streaming by Microsoft, HLS, HDS, and DASH, which have driven a resurgence in HTTP-based video delivery

Most users have seen first-hand how greatly online video streaming technology has changed, thanks in part to the long list of applications and offerings available, such as YouTube and Netflix, just to name a few. However, the biggest changes have taken place under the hood. To avoid security and compatibility issues in particular, companies have needed to update their hardware and software over the years in tandem. At Applian, we’re no different! Our experts stay up to date on the latest developments, so that our customers can capture and download online video safely and effortlessly. 

With the Replay Capture Suite, you get access to seven incredible programs in one place, and the ability to record any online video of your choosing. Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. To get the most out of our software, make sure that you’ve downloaded the most recent copy, which will let you capture and download video with ease, without needing to worry about the latest developments in the online video streaming ecosystem — we take care of that for you!

Make sure you get the latest version of Replay Capture Suite today to get started with capturing your favorite online videos.

Top 6 Video Conferencing Platforms of 2020

Over the last few months, video conferencing has served as a temporary substitute for various in-person interactions such as professional meetings, social hangouts and entertainment. As a result, we now place a greater reliance on video conferencing platforms for all of these important moments.

While most of us are likely familiar with the best-known video conferencing offerings such as FacebookSkypeZoom and Google Hangouts, there are other platforms out there that you probably haven’t heard of, but deserve your attention!

For all of your virtual work-related and social hangout needs, we’ve rounded up the top 6 video conferencing platforms of 2020. In no particular order, check them out…

For Enterprises

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the ultimate corporate video conferencing solution. Designed for seamless efficiency and collaboration, it integrates with Office applications like Word and SharePoint, while its design and infrastructure make it incredibly interactive. It also integrates with Skype for Business.

Microsoft Teams gives other collaboration tools like Slack, who have dominated the market over the last few years, a run for their money — especially because its video conferencing option is just as impressive and powerful as its chat function. Users can launch video conferences directly from their chats, too!

Skype for Business

Skype for Business comes packaged with Microsoft Office 365 and takes the free, standard capabilities of Skype to the next level. It’s an inexpensive solution that doesn’t cut corners, nor does it skimp on the most important features. Video call quality is good and the service is reliable!

All Skype for Business plans include:

  • Unlimited meetings
  • Screen sharing
  • Instant messaging
  • Top-notch security
  • Conferencing for upto 250 participants
  • Effortless integration with Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook

Zoom

Zoom is one of the most popular video conferencing platforms out there — its user base has exploded in the last few months. It has a number of features that make it an ideal option for businesses.

Its free plan includes all of the basic features for video conferencing. Users are not restricted to a limit of meetings, and they can join with the Zoom app or by calling in from a phone line. Video quality is good and the audio can be heard clearly on fast internet connections. Businesses will especially like that with Zoom, users can share screens and annotate with whiteboard functions. It also integrates with Google Chrome and Microsoft Outlook.

For Individuals

Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet is an affordable, no-frills video conferencing solution for businesses and individuals who regularly host video meetings, remotely manage teams, or regularly work from home.

However, as the platform’s features are pretty basic, including its enterprise tier, we recommend it for users looking to make personal video calls or organize social video hangouts. For a truly enterprise-level video conferencing tool users will need to look elsewhere — one of the options above, as a start!

As many of us are GSuite users or at the very least, have a Gmail account, Google Hangouts Meet is accessible and incredibly easy to get up and running.

Facebook

Recently, we discussed Facebook’s launch of its suite of new video messaging and live streaming features across all of its platforms. We were particularly impressed by the announcement of Facebook’s new Room group video chat feature. With this feature, users can create a private video chat room and select the invitees, or take advantage of open hangouts when a Facebook group or event has a video chat happening.

At a time when community has become all the more important, Facebook has become a go-to for those wanting to stay in touch with family and friends.

Houseparty

Houseparty has been a saving grace for all of us looking to stay connected with our social networks — it’s a video conferencing and games room platform all in one! Available for iOS, Android, Mac and PC, it allows up to eight people to video chat at once in a “room.” Users can have unlimited rooms and easily switch between them. Users can stay in the know with notifications when a friend is active on the app. That way, you can join in a chat with your friends (and friends of friends) at any time!

Users can spice things up by playing games including Houseparty Heads Up!, Trivia, Quick Draw, and Chips and Guac! What’s not to love?



When it comes to linking up online, the possibilities are endless thanks to a plethora of impressive video conferencing solutions. Whether you’re dialing in for a business meeting or catching up with friends and family, you’ll be sure to find what you need in one of our picks above. Couple that with the right tools to make sure that you don’t miss out on a single minute and you’re good to go. Our pick? Replay Telecorder. It can record any video conferencing applications in background mode, so you can enjoy an uninterrupted connection for when you need it most.

Getting started is easy. Get your group together, start your video call, and make sure you have the latest version of Replay Telecorder, so that you can save the most important moments for later.