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50 Stats & Facts About Live Streaming Video in 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Live streaming by the numbers:

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

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

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

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

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

Live streaming gets social:

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

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

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

How are the gamers going live?

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

Other Fun Facts:

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

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

Where to Watch the French Open Online

This Sunday, May 26th, marks the first day of one of tennis’ most anticipated tournaments of the year. From May 26th until June 9th, all of your favorite pros in the game will be matching up at the French Open to see who will be taking home the coveted Grand Slam trophy.

Are you ready? To get in on all the action, all you need is Replay Media Catcher, before heading over to NBC Sports online. You can use the DVR Browser in Replay Media Catcher or use the Stream Downloader, so you can record every match, and watch it when you’re ready, on any device.

You can find the full schedule for the matches here, just in time to watch all your favorites face off in what’s sure to be a heated tournament. Will Rafael Nadal be able to secure his position as the “King of Clay”? Is Novak Djokovic going to be able to defend his title from last year? Is this the year that Roger Federer wins his 21st Grand Slam title after his three year hiatus? What’s in the cards for World Champion Serena Williams? Will she match up again with U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka? So much is yet to be determined on the courts of Stade Roland Garros.

Fortunately, you won’t have to park in front of your screen just to make sure you don’t miss your favorite matches, especially as the tournament heats up…

Download Replay Media Catcher today, or make sure you’ve got the latest updated version. If you need some help getting started, we’ve got you covered. Just check out the tutorial below, so you can get started recording in no time, and so you won’t miss a single shot!

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!

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 Most Delicious Spring Recipes to Savor the Flavors of the Season (Food Network)

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It may not feel like it everywhere quite yet, but believe us: spring is here! That means, get your kites ready, start putting your winter boots away, (get out your allergy meds!) and get ready to enjoy the upcoming festivities and sports events! (Hello, March Madness!) And while there are no shortage of fun ways to enjoy one of the freshest seasons of the year, there really is no better way to kick it off than to enjoy some delicious spring recipes, featuring some of the best flavors on offer this season.

Thankfully, FoodNetwork.com has some pretty great spring recipes, featuring some of our favorite chefs, and not to mention some of freshest ingredients to savor this season.

While you are enjoying those fun springtime activities, you don’t have to miss a single thing, because with Replay Media Catcher, you can download and save some of your favorites, and still enjoy all of the best flavors this season has to offer.

Here are some of our favorites:

Appetizers

Jeff’s Spring Pasta Salad

Looking for a fresh and filling way to enjoy some of the veggies of the season? This pasta salad from Chef Jeff is a great way to have a healthy and satisfying helping of spring’s most delicious herbs and produce.

Vietnamese Fresh Prawn Spring Rolls

We can’t think of a fresher appetizer than spring rolls… Filled with flavor and delicious veggies that can be enjoyed at any temperature, Chef Donal Skehan shares his recipe for this tasty classic.

Don’t miss any spring appetizer ideas! You can download recipes online using Replay Media Catcher.

Main Dishes

Spring Green Risotto

There is no better time than spring to try giving a vegetarian entree a shot! We couldn’t think of a better one than this hearty spring green risotto; a great recipe to try a fresh take on a classic, easy, go-to dish!

Argentinian Skewers with Sherry Vinegar Steak Sauce and Spring Onions

Who said springtime is too early to fire up the barbecue? Bobby Flay serves up this savory entree that makes use of the flavors of the season bringing us a delicious marinade for the perfect Argentinian-style steak skewers.

Vietnamese Chicken Tacos

If you are in the mood for a light but satisfying main dish, look no further than these Vietnamese Chicken Tacos by Chef Reza. With so much flavor, it’s sure to be a hit at your next dinner with family or friends.

Spiced Mojito and Sea Bass Ceviche

There really is no shortage of ways to make this classic Peruvian dish. We love this recipe because it offers a delicious take on a classic, as well as an accompanying drink to bring out the flavors perfectly.

Never miss a main course – use Replay Media Catcher to download all your favorite spring meal ideas.

Desserts

Chocolate & Coconut Flan Cake

This flan recipe is a marriage of some of our favorite flavors and textures! It’s a great, light way to add a sweet touch to any spring dish.

Special Day Italian Cream Cake

With the wealth of spring holidays coming up, there is always a great day for a sweet, tasty, light treat to make it special. This creamy, fruity cake adds a great touch to any meal, or all on its own.

Find your favorite spring sweet treats and record them using Replay Media Catcher!

This season, make the most of the freshest flavors of spring! And to help you make sure that you don’t miss a single minute of the best content online, there’s Replay Media Catcher. Not sure how to use it? Check out the Replay Media Catcher How-To Guide and get started!

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.

The Top 10 Most Popular YouTube Videos of 2018

2019 is in full swing, and new YouTube content is being created every second. With so much going on in every corner of the world, and so many new users daily, there are so many opportunities to discover something great nearly every hour. But how do you know which of each of those is actually worth your time? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Before we start looking ahead, though, let’s take a look back at 2018 to learn which videos were the most popular videos on YouTube.

From incredible musical performances to the most amazing rural DIY scenarios, we put together a countdown list of the top 10 most popular YouTube videos for you to watch, re-watch, and get excited for the year of videos ahead! As always, you can use our tools to record and save them all to your own personal video collection for years to come. 

Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2018:

10. Musical Genre Challenge with Ariana Grande

What could be more entertaining than watching your favorite musical artists sing your favorite songs? How about watching them showcase their vocal range as they sing some contemporary classics? In this video, Ariana Grande shows her fans what she’s got in one of the most popular videos of 2018.

9. Cobra Kai Ep. 1 – “Ace Degenerate” – The Karate Kid

Everyone remembers their favorite classic films. What could be a better remedy for the Nostalgia-fever that has run rampant in 2018? Watching our favorite characters from the original Karate Kid in a classic “where-are-they-now?” web series created exclusively for YouTube.

8. Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House

Anyone who has been on the internet knows how wildly popular DIY videos are. What’s more remarkable, is watching a DIY video that takes the most basic elements and creates something extraordinary. This video of a man-made pool took the YouTube world by storm in 2018.

7. A Royal Wedding – Bad Lip Reading

The world is made up of three kinds of people: the people who swooned over the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the people who couldn’t care less, and finally, the people who re-watched the highlights done over in a hilarious lip sync. This wildly popular video provides something for everyone as the best bits of the most highly anticipated event of the spring gets a hilarious voiceover that resounded the world over.

6. Portugal v Spain – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – MATCH 3

Stop. What were you doing at any given moment last summer? If you were like a large number of YouTube viewers, you were watching the incredible upset game between Portugal and Spain in this exhilarating match up during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

5. Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)

Whoa. The Dress Conundrum, version 2018. In this video, ASAP Science explains the phenomenon between the most hotly debated perception dilemma on the internet last year, as listeners were divided about whether they were hearing “Yanny” or “Laurel”.

4. Walmart Yodeling Kid

Is it the boots? Is it the massive talent coming from such a tiny package? Last year YouTube viewers were obsessed with Mason Ramsey, the boy who went viral in 2018 for yodeling in the middle of Walmart.

3. We broke up

As a true testament to how much our lives are touched by YouTube influencers, one of the most highly viewed videos of 2018 featured Youtubers Liza Koshy and David Dobrik sharing a joint video of their breakup. The usually funny couple shared the touching video with their fans to show the human side of vlogging, and to ensure that fans knew they could still be friends.

2. Real Life Trick Shots 2 | Dude Perfect

In the second most popular YouTube video of the year, Dude Perfect performs a series of nearly impossible trick shots that got fans everywhere practicing their own skills, even offline.

1. To Our Daughter

In the year’s most highly watched YouTube video, Kylie Kardashian put out a montage of footage chronicling her highly speculated pregnancy, up until she gives birth. It’s a must watch if you are a Kardashian-fan, or are at least remotely curious about anything related to Kylie Jenner’s best-kept secret pregnancy of daughter, Stormi.

From how-to’s to viral songs, to 80’s nostalgia, to personal, authentic looks at their favorite influencers, it is clear people are tuning in in large numbers. Make sure that you can catch and replay all of your favorite moments from 2018, and save all of your top-rated videos for the coming year with Replay Media Catcher! With our powerful tool, you can download full YouTube videos in high quality and so much more! 

How to Use Replay Media Catcher:

 

Get Replay Media Catcher for PC Get Replay Media Catcher for Mac

 

If you aren’t sure how to get started, don’t worry! We have a handy guide (here) that guides you through each step, so you never miss a thing!

Applian User Experience: Captivating Audiences at a Local Movie Theater

When you’re expecting a live audience who are searching for great quality and an experience from your service to be in top shape, the eyes and pressure are on, and your business’ reputation at stake.

This scenario used to plague one of our customers who runs two free, independent community movie theaters – one in an old Church and the other as a drive-in – for the past 17 years. When viewing large video files in places outside your usual home or office building environment, for example, a connection can be unstable. The owner found difficulties when trying to obtain the trailers for her upcoming films being shown at the theaters.

Lucky for her, she found a very simple solution using software in our own Replay Capture Suite

Replay Media Catcher and Replay Video Capture [in the Replay Capture Suite] are indispensable tools to what I do. We license individual films or sometimes show films through a general license on a 25’ widescreen indoors, and 40’ wide screen outdoors. It’s expensive, but it’s fun for families. Sometimes the company or producer just doesn’t give me a trailer.”

So, what is a small independent theater owner to do? Use powerful tools available in order to record media online and get exactly what’s needed.

“I capture the trailers off the internet unblemished and I easily convert them (with Replay Converter, of course). These can be stored on a USB and used to play as a trailer for upcoming features. It’s all clean, high-quality and completely legal.”

For use outside of a WiFi connection or where there is a rick of slow connection, Replay Media Catcher is ideal; any video saved is guaranteed to be high-quality for any purpose, viewer or situation. When our customers use the software, they’re happy that they will completely eliminate any prior media player necessary, making any portable video process lighter and more efficient.

“Until the Replay Capture Suite was available, I often had to either find a trailer on a secondary DVD or Blu-Ray player, and queue it up and cable switch for the trailer, or play the YouTube or Vimeo live…. If the network was working, fast, and the drop down ads didn’t ruin it for the audience. Now everything is nice, clean and easy!”

How Does It Work?

Offering a variety of media options to download, the software in the Replay Capture Suite allows you to either copy and paste media into the software or directly record from the link you’re watching. It’s incredibly easy to use, supporting over 130 devices and file formats and it’s still super powerful.

We’re glad to see another satisfied customer: “Now everything is nice, clean and easy! Thanks, Applian!”

Visit them at www.friendsfamilytheater.com

Why not try it out for yourself – just download a short video to take on your next trip to see just how simple it is.

 

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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.

Applian User Experience: Saving Lives with Paramedic Training Videos

For on-staff and volunteer firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and other emergency services, knowing exactly what to do in the most efficient manner possible is always the most important consideration. When training newcomers on the best practices for first response, visual techniques can be the best way to really show, explain, and drive real lessons home – a loyal Applian customer knows this all too well, and uses the software to piece together the most comprehensive training videos possible.

Gary has been designing firefighting and paramedic training videos for over a decade now, and has always been in search of new and interesting video and audio inserts for these videos.

“I came across Applian back then, when getting videos off of YouTube was next to impossible to do – but, when I tried the trial version program, it worked!

I now use the Replay Capture Suite to gather great videos and audio clips from all over the world. When permission is granted from gathered departments to use their materials, I put their department’s name in my credits, and there is a sense of pride when I send a copy of that training video to them and they see themselves, their department, and their full credit at the end of the videos.”

Using the Replay Media Catcher software from our Replay Capture Suite (among other tools), Gary and everyone he distributes these training videos to can benefit from the variety of information that’s pieced together. And, for every paramedic and firefighter that watches these training videos, another life could be changed or even saved!

“Thanks Applian for bringing together a service to help train emergency services personnel worldwide.”

How Does the Replay Capture Suite Work?

Software in the Replay Capture Suite provides you with all of the digital tools you need to capture, edit, convert, split, join, and save online media – including audio and video files.

The Replay Capture Suite is especially well suited for recording from major online sources. It also…

  • Saves any online video at any available quality.
  • Records audio from ANY source as it plays.
  • Converts recorded files to a format of your choice.
  • Saves streaming video, radio shows, music, and more.
  • Edits audio and video files easily.
  • Encrypts personal video files on your computer.

 

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