Posts Categorized: Applian Software

Fresh Baked Updates! Get Your Fixes & More While They’re Hot…

We’ve got some great news for people who love fresh updates: we’ve just released a ton of enhancements and fixes to some of your favorite products. That means you can get the latest versions of Replay Media Catcher, Replay Converter, and Replay Radio, and enjoy them now even more than ever.

You can update your Windows software anytime, and enjoy your products working even better than before.

What’s fresh?

Replay Media Catcher

We’ve added some fixes that allow for even higher quality streaming.

We’ve added:

  • support for changes to the YouTube DASH protocol
  • improved extraction engine feedback

Our latest updates mean that now you’ve got even better download capability from your favorite YouTube channels.

We’ve also added a ton of fixes and improvements to enhance the overall performance of Replay Media Catcher.

Replay Converter

We’ve enhanced both the speed and performance of Replay Converter, so you can convert your favorite audio and video files even faster than before, and at top quality.

Replay Radio

Don’t want to miss your favorite online radio show or podcast? We’ve made enhancements to the recording algorithm, so now you get even better recording compatibility with a variety of stations. You won’t have to miss a single one of your favorite shows!

Don’t miss an update… Get them while they’re hot! Any questions? You can reach out to our awesome support team anytime!

Our Favorite Tech Podcasts to Geek Out To

For people who are fascinated by all things technical, whether it be surfing the web to tweaking the inner workings of their computers, or for those who are just technophiles in general, it might be surprising to learn that there is an emerging tech podcast market for everyone to get their geek on. And for those who think tech podcasts are only for tech aficionados, think again.

With a veritable universe of podcasts out right now on online streaming platforms like Stitcher Radio, Relay.fm, and of course, iTunes, there really is something for everyone.

Now, with Replay Radio, you can save your absolute favorite podcast shows into a personalized schedule so that you can download and save all of your favorite podcasts while they stream. You might even discover new favorites!

Check out some of our very favorite tech podcasts here, and get ready to record to your heart’s content!

TWiT: This Week in Tech 

In a podcast that rivals traditional radio and television talk shows, this podcast is available in both video and audio format. Hosted weekly by Leo Laporte, This Week in Tech regularly features guests, and showcases news that will keep you up to date with tech news and any major changes in the tech industry. A veteran on this list, TWiT originally began airing in 2015, and continually brings fresh content that makes it a tech fan favorite.

Download & save This Week in Tech on tunein.com!

NPR: Technology

You don’t have to be a tech aficionado to recognize NPR as the gold standard in podcasts. Tuning into NPR: Technology will open up a world of tech podcast episodes, which is sure to bring you a new favorite or just mind-blowing tech content in general. The weekly collection of 30-45 minute episodes feature a random selection of NPR stories strictly related to technology and everything related.

Download & save NPR: Technology on npr.org!

Technophilia

Technophilia is great for, you guessed it: fans of everything tech related. From tech news to offering reviews of new apps and games or websites, it offers straight geek out material for even the most diehard of fans. What sets this show apart is that it offers a fresh, irreverent take on the themes that many shows take too seriously, and gives the listener a funny, fresh insider look at their favorite topics.

Download & save Technophilia on stitcher.com!

The Accidental Podcast

For true-blue tech fans, The Accidental Podcast offers listeners a truly in-depth look at some of the latest products that the industry has to offer! The hosts, who are all developers and long-time friends, offer detailed explanations about the latest industry news, and even venture into the highly specific world of coding languages. Super current, and incredibly valuable, The Accidental Podcast offers itself up as one of the best of the tech podcast universe.

Download & save The Accidental Podcast on atp.com!

Analog(ue)

For anyone who wants to dip their toe into tech, this is absolutely the podcast for them. Analog(ue) focuses on the more human side of the tech spectrum, and centers discussion around human experiences with technology. From topics ranging from how users feel about new gadgets, all the way to offering up episodes that focus on how we can better integrate tech into our everyday lives, this podcast is a bridge between the technical, the emotional, and at times, the philosophical sides of technology.

Download & save Analog(ue) on relay.fm!

Rocket

For anyone who thinks tech is just for the guys, Rocket is one of the first all female tech podcasts; featuring a fresh and funny take on everything tech related, this is definitely one to lock into your playlist. Covering topics ranging from tech, comics, movies and video games, your hosts bring you just the right amount of expertise and silliness. Rocket is infectious, and the perfect podcast for anyone to geek out to.

Download & save Rocket on relay.fm!

Tech Talker’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Navigate the Digital World

One of the shortest podcasts on our list, with each show clocking in at just around 5 or 6 minutes, this little podcast is a great one for listeners who want no nonsense, clear tips on, navigating the digital landscape. It’s great for listeners who are looking for clear, concise tips on how to protect themselves and their electronics, avoid spam, or how to guard their mobile data, this weekly podcast makes it possible to get a tech fix and get on with life.

Download & save Tech Talker’s podcast on player.fm!

No matter what your level of tech expertise is, from tech newbies to even the most die-hard of fans, there’s truly something for everyone!

Now go out there and start downloading these on your commute, while you work, or for a leisurely rainy-day activity. If you aren’t sure how to start scheduling all your old and new favorites, take a look at our how-to guide, and get ready to get started!

Where to Watch and How to Record the Master’s Golf Tournament [2019 Version]

Today is the day the 83rd Masters Tournament tees off in Augusta, Georgia and we’ve got just the thing to help you capture all the action. Get your version of Replay Media Catcher ready and head on over to the Tournament’s live stream at CBS Sports online. You can use the DVR Browser in Replay Media Catcher or use the Stream Downloader to record each dramatic hook, slice and birdie from the storied home of Championship golf.

The full list of tee times can be found here, and the competition will be fierce. Does Tiger Woods have a shot at making it to one of the top spots this year? Can Patrick Reed keep the green jacket he won last year? Will this be the year that Rory McIlroy finally swings his way into history, joining Tiger on the short list of golfers to complete a career Grand Slam – winning The Masters, The US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship? All this and more will be decided this weekend atop Augusta’s speedy bent grass, between treacherous quartz pits and, especially, around Amen Corner.

Luckily, you won’t have to miss work to stay on top of every stroke.

Download Replay Media Catcher today if you haven’t already, or make sure you’re updated to our latest-and-greatest version. If you’re not sure how to use our powerful DVR Browser in Replay Media Catcher (as well as deleting the ads during the Tournament!), be sure to watch the tutorial below:

(Updated from April 9, 2015 post)

The Easiest Way to Record Video From Lynda.com

download and save online courses

download and save online courses

It’s pretty amazing that we live in a time where there’s so much direct expert knowledge available online in digestible video format. There are a ton of great online course platforms that make learning just about anything super easy! Lynda.com (now known as LinkedIn Learning) is one of these super popular resources that can help anyone learn just about anything online. Whether you are looking for classes on business, software, or anything creative or tech-related, there is a class in Lynda.com‘s extensive online library for any professional.  If you are looking to move ahead in your career, or just learn a few new practical skills, Replay Media Catcher can help you download and save video from Lynda.com to get you started!

Why is Online Learning so Valuable?

Learning online gives you the freedom to learn an unlimited number of subjects in your own time, and often for much less! Added to that, online learning gives you the freedom to learn about exactly what you need. That means, taking a general survey course if you are thinking about dipping your toe into a new industry, or deeper learning, if you are thinking about becoming a pro in any career, or developing a specialization. The best news is that, since Lynda.com has so many learning paths to choose from, all taught by so many career experts, you can become an expert in no time!

But what are the potential downfalls of online-only access? These courses aren’t available forever. Which is why having a tool to download and save video from Lynda.com is the perfect solution! With Replay Media Catcher, you can record your favorite online classes, and re-watch them later anytime you need a refresher!

How to Record Video From Lynda.com

So how should you record video from Lynda.com? Beyond making it incredibly easy to record your classes and re-watch later if you need more time to learn or practice, it comes with other benefits as well. Through Lynda.com it’s possible to download videos, but only through their mobile app. Great for learning on the go, but if you need more time to watch or if you want to watch when you are not connected to WiFi, you might need another resource.

With Applian tools, you can actually download any of their classes, without using any additional apps, and without needing to be connected to WiFi to watch later.

Ready to download and save videos from Lynda.com? Here’s how:

Step 1:

Open Replay Media Catcher for Windows or Mac.

Step 2:

Switch on Auto Monitoring.

Step 3:

Open your browser and log in to your account at Lynda.com. Now just find the video that you want to save and begin to play it. Replay Media Catcher will download it in just seconds!

Replay Media Catcher

With Replay Media Catcher, you can take advantage of learning next to anything online, and you’ll have everything you need to record and save video from Lynda.comTake a look at the User Guide for Windows or Mac for more information, or feel free to reach out to our support team for tips and tricks.

How to Download Videos from YouTube with Replay Media Catcher

Download Videos from YouTube

Replay Media Catcher is the fastest, most powerful way to capture any video from YouTube and thousands of other media sites. Just run any video along with the software, and it will be downloaded back to your computer faster than real-time! With Replay Media Catcher, you can…

  • Explore huge media guides of content – everything from radio shows to popular movies to YouTube videos – available online to record and save.
  • Schedule downloads to start automatically when your live streaming YouTube content goes live online, and convert to any file format needed.
  • Download YouTube videos from ANY channel at speeds up to 10x faster than playback.

With simple drag & drop functionality, Replay Media Catcher is the easiest way to “catch” all of the YouTube videos you can get your hands on, with just one quick movement. And, lightning-fast conversions make it possible to automatically convert these videos to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide on how to download videos from YouTube:

 

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Do you still have questions about how Replay Media Catcher works? Please reach out to us at any time!

This article was originally published January 27, 2017.

The Best Scary Movies & Series Online to Record and Save

If you are anything like us, you were counting down to Halloween as soon as the temperatures started dropping. It’s getting cold outside, and there really is no better way to enjoy the season than to get cozy inside and enjoy some scary movies and chills.

It doesn’t matter if you are a Halloween fanatic, or if you just want to have a great list of movies to freak you out until the big day, we’ve got you covered. You can stream all the best scary movies using Replay Video Capture for Windows or Replay Video Capture for Mac just in time for Halloween! Not sure how to do it? Check out our handy guide here!

The Haunting of Hill House

A spin-off show based on the original 1959 movie mentioned below, this incredible new series has viewers (and the actors involved) completely terrified. The Haunting of Hill House focuses on the story of the Crain family between their past living in the Haunted Hill house, and their present-day recovery from those events. With a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score, props from Stephen King himself, and way too much proof that you might actually vomit from being so scared, we’re sure it’s a new Halloween classic for seasoned horror pros. You can watch and record The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix using Replay Video Capture

Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Can a vampire be misunderstood? It’s complicated. If brooding vampires are your thing, you should definitely check out this Oscar-nominated modern classic about a vampire named Louis who gets lured into the vampire life after personal tragedy hits his family. This follows his saga and complicated relationship with the vampire Lestat as they navigate good and evil in the afterlife. You can watch and record Interview with a Vampire on Netflix using Replay Video Capture.

Paranormal Activity (2009)

This supernatural horror flick follows a young couple as they move into a new house in San Diego, which is seemingly possessed by a demonic spirit that follows them around. In this found-footage-style film, increasingly terrifying events are caught on camera as the demonic spirit feeds off of their negative energy. Have fun trying to sleep after this one! You can watch and record Paranormal Activity on Hulu using Replay Video Capture.

Children of the Corn (1984)

Children can be such a joy. Or they can be terrifying. If they are in the town of Gatlin, Nebraska, chances are they will have you fearing for your life. This terrifying classic from Stephen King is enough to make you petrified of perfect cornfields and perfectly innocent looking children forever. You can watch and record Children of the Corn on Netflix using Replay Video Capture.

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

What happens when you challenge a group of strangers to stay overnight in a haunted house for the chance to win $10,000? A night of absolute terror. Check out this classic that is filled with paranoia, terror, and yes, murder. You can watch and record House on Haunted Hill on Amazon Prime using Replay Video Capture.

Nosferatu (1931)

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Before vampires were sexy, brooding, or sparkly, there was Nosferatu. This classic uses shadows and suspense to create an atmosphere of sheer terror that can’t be missed. Often billed as one of the scariest movies of all time, this silent movie is a precursor to Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, but stands in a class of its own. You can watch and record Nosferatu on Amazon Prime using Replay Video Capture.

The Others (2001)

In this bleak horror classic, a family becomes obsessed by the otherworldly presence that seems to be taking over their house. With plenty of twists and dread, this may be the perfect horror movie to watch and re-watch. You can watch and record The Others on Hulu using Replay Video Capture.

Check out our step-by-step guide for how to download anything on Netflix, Hulu & more with Replay Video Capture and be able to watch your favorite streaming media anytime, anywhere!

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Updates and Improvements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music & More

Who wants some updates? We’ve got ’em!

Our team’s been working hard behind-the-scenes to release a few feature-enhancing changes to your favorite media-recording tools. We’ve made a ton of improvements to some of the software in our Replay Capture Suite, including fixes to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music, Replay Radio, and Replay Converter. Here’s what’s new…

Replay Media Catcher (7.0.1.26):

  • Improved Multiple Streams Detected window
  • Preferred playlist extraction setting
  • Improved URL extraction
  • Improved audio recording silence detection
  • Improved DVR recording at high DPI
  • Improved MPD Dash protocol support
  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

Replay Music (8.0.1.26):

  • Improved audio recording silence detection
  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

Replay Radio (11.0.1.26):

  • Improved audio recording silence detection
  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

Replay Converter (6.0.1.26):

  • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

 

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Any questions? Reach out to us at any time!

The Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist

Looking for something to give life to your summer vacation? Getting a group of friends together, packing up your bags, picking a destination, and hitting the road is one of the best ways to enjoy the season. Nothing is more bonding than spending hours with your best pals, significant other, or close family members, and nothing feels more rewarding than when your feet touch the ground when you finally get there. If your upcoming summer plans include a road trip, we’ve got the perfect list of must-pack items, car preparation 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, if your main living space is your vehicle, every bit of space counts. No matter how long your road trip may be, packing into a single carry-on or medium-sized suitcase, as much as you possible will 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 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, none will have every necessity, so we recommend DIY’ing it.

These are some basic items to be sure you include, like:

  • 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

There’s nothing worse than feeling sick or sluggish when you’re on a road trip. 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:

Cut 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, we recommend 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 those who are seasoned listeners, it’s (luckily) simple enough 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 the World Cup match for your favorite team, an oldie but goodie movie, or even the entire season of a binge-worthy show. (Hint: follow the link for suggestions)

Grab YouTube Videos: Want to watch your favorite YouTuber’s videos, a YouTube original series, and exclusive music videos on-the-go, but don’t to use up all your data? No worries. 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 your destination picked out yet? If not, grab a map, some tape, and a dart, close your eyes and throw. Now you’re almost ready. Next step, follow this preparation list and you’ll be on your way. Don’t forget to download your entertainment with all the great tools in the Replay Capture Suite, or you could wind up playing iSpy 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!

3 Ways to Give Your July 4th Celebration a Jolt of Fun

Nothing says Independence Day like a beautiful fireworks show, barbecues with great friends or family and, of course, the sense of freedom that comes along with being an American.

We’re big believers in freedom, which is why we’ve made it possible to record any type of online content your heart desires using a bundle of easy-to-use, yet powerful, software. No matter your plans this 4th of July, products from our best-selling Replay Capture Suite are here to save the day, offering up great media-capturing ways to boost up your celebration.

1. Gather Culinary Inspiration

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Good food and fun holidays bring people together – it’s a fact. You can kick your appetizers, entrees and desserts up a notch with the assistance from the experts of Food Network… and a little help from us.

Replay Media Catcher lets you record any video (or live stream) from Food Network online. There’s practically unlimited inspiration for the perfect 4th of July BBQ, including delicious cocktails, themed sweets, and all the grilling tips and trick you can imagine.

Bonus! With the new live stream monitor feature for PC, you can actively track and record any event online, so you don’t have to miss any broadcasts while enjoying your festivities.  

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2. Create the Perfect Playlist

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Music can often be an under-appreciated aspect of a celebration – but when the right tunes are on, it can turn any get-together into a full-on party!

With the help of Replay Music, you can build your perfect Independence Day playlist chock full of summer hits, or even capture pre-existing ones straight from the sources themselves. Either way, you’ll definitely be prepared for a great 4th of July party.

Replay Music is a totally unique audio recorder that was built specifically for recording music from online streaming services and websites. With this program, you can record music from sites like Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud and Apple Music, and save them all into high quality MP3 files.

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3. Capture Amazing Fireworks

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What 4th of July is complete without a staggering display of fireworks to end the day of fun? After all of the grilling and celebration is done, there’s really nothing better.

Properly equipped with Replay Video Capture, it’s simple to screen record and save any fireworks live stream you can get your hands on, whether it be your own local event or the incredible Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

Replay Video Capture is the only 100% legal way to grab super high-quality recordings of any online video, so you can get your fill of stunning pyrotechnics without having to brave the crowds or be glued to the TV.

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Ready to commit to a season of awesome media fun? Get the full Replay Capture Suite for access to all of these great recording products & more.

Fresh New Updates: Fixes & Improvements to Your Favorite Software

We’ve made a ton of updates to some of the best software in our Replay Capture Suite for Windows, including many fixes and enhancements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music, Replay Radio, Replay Video Capture and Replay Converter. Here’s a quick look at everything that’s new and improved:

Replay Media Catcher

  • Fix for Movie and TV Guide Providers
  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Improved HTTPS proxy
  • DVR fix for iFrames in latest chrome
  • Improved WebSocket protocol support for Ustream
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Improved HDS protocol support on segment failure
  • Improved silence detection speed in audio recorder
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Music

  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Improved silence detection speed
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Converter

  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Handle & in file name when writing DVD
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Radio

  • Upgrade for .NET 4.5, dropping XP support
  • Infragistics v17.2 UI controls
  • Support for Google Drive File Stream as an output destination
  • Misc fixes and improvements

Replay Video Capture

  • Fix for crash when recording movies from Amazon
  • Fix for recording from websites with long titles

Whew! That’s it for now… 

Any questions about our most recent software updates? Don’t be afraid to get in touch with our trusty team