Posts Categorized: Replay Media Catcher

How to Record the Hottest Content on FuboTV

Unless you’re an avid sports fan or a resourceful consumer of online streaming services, you may have not heard of FuboTV. Initially, FuboTV launched as a streaming service for soccer, before pivoting to a more traditional live TV streaming service. Today, it has the most comprehensive sports coverage, but its diverse 140+ channel line-up caters to viewers of every age and virtually every interest.

FuboTV is compatible with most popular streaming devices, making it possible to watch the hottest content on mobile devices, tablets, TV, and yes, also on your Mac or PC! It should work with most modern browsers, but the company recommends Google Chrome.

With so many channels at your fingertips, how do you make sure that you don’t miss the hottest content right now on FuboTV? Enter Replay Media Catcher — the most powerful, convenient online video downloader in the world. It’s easy to use too, just follow the steps below to capture all of the not-to-miss picks on FuboTV with your copy of Replay Media Catcher:

  • Make sure you’re logged into your FuboTV account on your Mac or PC
  • Select your desired channel, and play an episode, full-length movie, or any other piece of video content on your to-watch list
  • A copy is downloaded to your computer. That’s it!

Replay Media Catcher also contains Media Guides to help you find and save online video, movies, TV shows and music. We’ve made it easy to find and grab the content you want in one simple step. You’re going to love the new Media Guide.

Not only that but Replay Media Catcher is super fast. How fast, you ask? With advanced downloading technology, it captures videos at up to 10x playback speed. Plus, with its Smart Video Naming feature, it automatically names video files so that you don’t have to remember those confusing, automatically generated filenames!

The only question is, what will you capture first? To help you decide, we’re sharing some of our favorite FuboTV channels depending on what your viewing craving might be!

Sports

If you’re looking for European soccer action, give Zona Futbol a go. Watch live or recorded matches from previous seasons, and fill up on all the exciting moments courtesy of heavyweights like Messi, Lewandowski and Dembélé, to name just a few!

And, just in time for the restart of the 2019-20 NBA Season, head on over to NBCSN to capture all your favorite moments, so that you don’t have to go months without NBA action again!

Family

Nothing beats a Friday night in with the family — dinner and a movie… or show! Make your way over to Discover Family and check out the animated remake of a modern classic: Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood, sure to delight audiences of all ages.

News and Docuseries

For the inquisitive viewers amongst us, check out Vice and in particular, Vice News Reports, as the team looks at immigration policy, gun control, incarceration and school systems in the U.S., amongst other topics. The docuseries will challenge your beliefs and thinking, while showing you a side of the country you’ve never seen before!


Fire up FuboTV and get started on capturing the hottest content offered with the latest version of Replay Media Catcher. With the best selection downloaded and sorted on your device of choice, you can enjoy your favorites time and time again, and share with friends and family!

How to Create a Montage of Your Favorite Travel Videos

Many of us have a bucket list of places that we’d like to visit in the future. Little by little, when we get the chance to travel, we can cross off a dream destination on that list. While unrestricted international travel is not a possibility currently, looking back on the video footage we’ve captured during past trips can give us something to look forward to for future travels. 

If you’ve ever considered putting your video footage together in a more creative way, a video montage is a great option — it allows you to create a digital entry in your virtual book of memories that can be easily shared with others. 

But, how to get started with the process? Below you’ll find a few of our tips and tricks for putting together a professional-quality travel video montage in no time!

1. Place all of your video footage in one convenient location

Devoting time to placing all of your video footage in one well-organized place will help you to work more efficiently as you move through the project. Create a designated project folder on your desktop — or a preferred location on your computer that is easily accessible  — where you can work from. Move all the video files that you wish to work with here.

Next, make sure that the title of each video is descriptive enough that you know, without needing to open and view the file each time, what the clip includes. If at this point you have a general idea of the sequence that you would like to arrange the videos in, you can also include a number in the video title.

2. Find online video content to complement your own

Once you have moved and organized your video files into the project folder, you may notice that some of these videos end abruptly or that the quality varies from video to video. If that’s the case, YouTube is a great place to find “filler” content, or content that will complement your own. There you will find countless travel videos differing in duration, style and language — you’re bound to find something that will fit right in with your own footage!

To add these videos to your project folder, look no further than Replay Media Catcher, the fastest and most powerful online media recorder of its kind. With the program installed, all you have to do is play an online YouTube video and a copy is downloaded to your computer. It’s that simple!

3. Compile and edit your video montage like a pro

Finally, once you have all of the files you need — from both your personal collection and online — you can get started on the fun part: getting your hands dirty and creating the montage itself! With Replay Media Splitter, the task is as easy as it gets and you get professional-quality edited videos in no time — no overpriced film editing software needed. 

With Replay Media Splitter you can extract or remove portions of audio and video files. With a visual display, and an easy way to include and exclude segments of your media, you’ll be slicing and dicing video and audio files in minutes.

Here’s a quick summary of the editing process to follow:

  1. Load one or more media files into the Media Library to use in your project.
  2. Add Markers to split your media into Segments.
  3. Include or exclude segments.
  4. Output the resulting file.

It really is that straightforward. For more information, our user guide is here to help you through the process.


Get started on your travel video montage project today, and breathe new life into your video content to enjoy time and time again, and share with friends and family. Make sure you get the latest versions of Replay Media Catcher and Replay Media Splitter and create your professional-quality travel video montage in just a few easy steps.

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

As we head into the warmer months, with summer just around the corner, Netflix is following suit and heating things up with its newest offerings for the month of May. This does mean that we’ll also need to bid adieu to some superb TV shows and movies at the same time, before welcoming highly anticipated offerings like Becoming, House at the End of the Street, Fun with Dick & Jane and many more!

With Replay Video Capture, you can record your favorite shows and movies before they make their departure from the Netflix roster this month. But, don’t delay: these offerings will be gone from Netflix before you know it! 

What’s On Its Way Out?

Leaving May 15

  • Limitless
  • The Place Beyond The Pines

Leaving May 17

  • Royal Pains: Seasons 1-8

Leaving May 18

  • Scandal: Season 1-7

Leaving May 19

  • Black Snake Moan
  • Carriers
  • Evolution
  • The First Wives Club
  • It Takes Two
  • Love, Rosie
  • She’s Out of My League
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Young Adult
  • Yours, Mine and Ours

Leaving May 25

  • Bitten: Season 1-3

Leaving May 30

  • Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere: Collection 1

Leaving May 31

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Dear John
  • Final Destination
  • The Final Destination
  • Final Destination 2
  • Final Destination 3
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • My Girl
  • The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Outbreak
  • Red Dawn
  • Richie Rich 

Not ready to say goodbye yet? Don’t forget you can save those not-to-be-missed movies for later on with Replay Video Capture! And, as we direct our attention to Netflix’s May offerings, grab some movie snacks, throw up our feet and capture these highly anticipated offerings that are already or soon-to-be on Netflix. 

What Are We Looking Forward To?

Back to the Future (1985)

In this cult-favorite 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is transported back into the ’50s when an experiment by his scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) doesn’t go exactly as planned. In his modified DeLorean car, Marty travels through time and encounters young versions of his parents. His mission becomes ensuring that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist in the future. At the same time, Marty must return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown. Catch this sure-fire family favorite that is loved by young and old alike!

Madam Secretary (Season 6)

The final season of the CBS political thriller, Madam Secretary, has arrived. Instead of the usual 23 episodes, the final series includes just 10 instalments and stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA and political science professor turned Secretary of State. Each episode provides a closer look at the life and role of the Secretary of State and how they balance their work and personal life schedule. Following McCord’s announcement at the end of season 5 that she will run for President of the United States, will she be victorious? Catch the 6th season to find out!

Public Enemies (2009)

Set during the Great Depression, Public Enemies chronicles the final years of the career of notorious bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) as he is pursued by FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). Despite his charm and audacity making him a well-liked figure amongst much of America’s downtrodden public, he’s got dues to pay. And, Purvis has been tasked with catching him and bringing him to the FBI, dead or alive.

Becoming (2020)

The much-anticipated film documents former First Lady Michelle Obama’s 34-city tour around the United States following the release of her bestselling memoir, which shares the same name as the documentary: Becoming. Based on what we can see from the trailer, the documentary will also delve into Obama’s past, including never-before-seen glimpses at her childhood and life before the White House. Obama lets us know that this documentary is “totally me, unplugged, for the first time”, and we can’t wait to dive in and watch it!

Sweet Magnolias (Season 1)

Sweet Magnolias is based on the Sweet Magnolias book series by Sherryl Woods. This tear-jerking family drama follows three South Carolina women who have been best friends since high school, as they juggle romantic relationships, career, and family. Be sure to bring your tissue-box for this one, as it’s sure to pull at the heartstrings. The show airs on May 19, and we’re counting down the days until we can catch a glimpse of this one.


With this superb selection of TV shows and movies, where does one begin? Well for starters, we recommend that you capture the shows and movies that are leaving Netflix this month so that you don’t miss out! With Replay Video Capture, you can bet you’ll be able to watch and capture all your favorites.


Not sure how to get going with Replay Video Capture? Not to worry, just take a look at our handy how-to guide to learn how easy it is to catch all your favorite movies and series before they disappear. The only catch? You’ve got quite the selection of offerings to choose from, and our advice is to get started on sorting through it as soon as possible! Be sure to download the latest version of Replay Video Capture so you won’t miss out!

The Best At-Home Workouts Streaming Online Right Now (2020)

It’s no secret: gym memberships in the U.S. have been going up steadily each year. Health clubs make up a huge industry, and with good reason. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, especially with warmer months approaching. 

Going to the gym offers some pretty huge benefits, but for some of us, it’s not always possible to sign up for a membership or even get to the gym. The reasons for not going can be numerous, from timing, to cost, to any other reason. With all that in mind though, there is no reason to sacrifice the benefits of having a great workout! 

In fact, there are tons of workouts available to stream online right now. With more and more offerings of classes straight from YouTube and even instructors who are also setting up classes online, there is something out there for fitness lovers of all kinds. And with Replay Media Catcher, it’s easier than ever to stream and save all the best workouts to fit every mood, or even to curate your very own perfect fitness routine.

We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best home workouts online right now, so that you can stream and save your perfect workout circuit!

For Yoga Lovers

Yoga with Adriene

Catch Yoga with Adriene on YouTube!

With nearly 5M subscribers, fitness and yoga pro Adriene Mischler has a massive following, and with good reason. With over 425 videos on her YouTube channel featuring a variety of yoga practices and circuits, users have the perfect opportunity to build the ideal yoga routine. Focusing on breathing techniques, poses, and core strength building, there is a yoga video for all levels!

For the Martial Artists

Billy Blanks Tae Bo® Fitness

Catch Billy Blanks Tae Bo® Fitness on Youtube!

Where would we be in the home workout sphere without Billy Blanks himself, bringing us Total Awareness Excellent Body Obedience (Tae Bo®)? The quintessential aerobic martial artist has his own channel on YouTube, and features some of his most famous workouts; combining cardio, martial arts and body conditioning exercises. There is also new content, adding new twists and jabs to his wildly successful and effective workouts.

For the Pilates Form Builders

Blogilates

Catch Blogilates on Youtube!

Billed as a top fitness instructor for women on YouTube, blogger Cassie Ho has a channel that is really for everyone. She originally started her channel on YouTube in 2009 for her personal fitness classes of around 45 students, but since launching, her pilates workouts have become wildly successful. While her Blogilates website plugs plenty of lifestyle content to help users improve their overall healthy lifestyle, Cassie’s YouTube channel features hundreds of workouts for free to get you sculpted into the best shape of your life.

If You Love to Dance it Out

The Fitness Marshall

Catch The Fitness Marshall on YouTube!

If you love to dance, YouTuber Caleb Marshall has the perfect fitness routine for you. With a fitness routine that centers on getting your body in motion to all the latest feel-good tracks, you can be sure to find something to get your heart pumping. With a fitness repertoire of both quickie and extended videos, this is the perfect YouTube channel if you want to build in a workout to your daily routine, no matter how much time you have.

For Lovers of Celebrity-Inspired Workouts

PopSugar Fitness

Catch PopSugar Fitness on YouTube!

This channel is a great resource for fitness-lovers looking to get access to the biggest variety of workouts offered by celebrity trainers. There is a huge variety of workouts here, so you can find everything here from HIIT (high intensity interval training) to targeted sculpting workouts, to cardio kickboxing. With this variety, it is so easy to build your best workout routine to suit your mood. Not only that, but you can be sure to get your workout in the way your favorite celebrities do, right from your own home.

For Calorie Burners Looking For a Virtual Trainer

Roberta’s Gym

Catch Roberta’s Gym on YouTube!

Who says you need an actual trainer to get into the best shape of your life? If you need to get fit, and fast, for some, no personality is needed. That’s where Roberta’s Gym comes in. This Youtube channel is great for users who want a straightforward, targeted workout at home, with plenty of options to customize how they want to burn calories in a short time. Featuring challenges, and preset daily workout routines, Roberta’s Gym is a great place for fitness-lovers of all levels to get their routine started!

You don’t have to have a lot of time or equipment at home to get the best workout. Creating your very own personal fitness playlist is easier than ever with Replay Media Catcher! If you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered! Just take a look at our how-to guide and get a jump start on your #fitgoals just in time for the season!

Updated from May 6, 2019

The Yearly Top 10: Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2019

Every year, we get excited to review the most popular YouTube videos of the past year.

The year 2019 was no different. It’s pretty fascinating how much things change, and yet… how much they stay the same? So what was everyone watching this year?

Before we break into our countdown, it’s worth noting that YouTube is the second most popular social media outlet in the world. And with the huge range of user-generated content that gets uploaded to the video platform every minute, it’s safe to say that billions of viewers worldwide are tuning in.

But which videos captured the largest audiences worldwide in 2019? According to Statista, YouTube viewers were most interested in searching for music! With a few honorable mentions from the kids, it turns out that this year’s list was dominated by the music that got people’s feet moving. And it wasn’t just the most popular music videos of the year that made the list, but also some of the most popular ones of the decade proved to last as favorites among viewers. 

Cases in point?

  1. “Roar” – Katy Perry

In the kickoff to our countdown, Katy Perry’s power anthem is back this year to get people through a workout, a job interview, or even just the morning shower motivation everyone needs to start off the week. Or decade.

  1. “Sugar” – Maroon 5

Would you want Maroon 5 to crash your wedding? If you were one of the lucky couples in Maroon 5’s 2015 video for “Sugar”, it may be the perfect compliment to the happiest day of your life. At 3 billion views in 2019, many viewers wanted to catch a glimpse of the action, accompanied by this catchy tune

  1. “Sorry” – Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is back at it. Or at least viewers can’t get enough of this megahit by this pop star. In the song that makes listeners hopeful that they, too, can get another chance, nearly three-and-a-half billion views tells us that it’s never too late.   

  1. “Gangnam Style (강남스타일) M/V” – PSY

It’s no surprise to anyone at this point that K-Pop is here to stay. But what was one of the first Korean pop hits that reached western shores, solidifying its place on the mainstream music charts? 2012’s ultra popular hit “Gangnam Style”.

  1. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

In a party anthem for the ages, “Uptown Funk” has made it to the Top 10 this year, with 3.7 billion views. Don’t believe us? Just watch. 

  1. “Baby Shark” – Pinkfong’s Kids’ Songs & Stories

You heard it here first. We kid. If you have been anywhere near children in 2019, you have probably heard the uber-popular “Baby Shark” playing somewhere near you. 

  1. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster

Here’s a fun fact: Not only was this episode of the Russian animated series in the top 10 list of YouTube videos viewed last year, but it was actually the 5th most viewed YouTube video of all time. Never underestimate the viewing power of children when they find a favorite video to watch on repeat. 

  1. “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

In a glorious tribute to the late Paul Walker, this song was featured in “Furious 7”, Walker’s last film with the hit “Fast & Furious” franchise. The popularity of the tribute has persisted, as it’s made its way to this year’s most watched list, with 4.3 billion views. 

  1. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

It’s hard not to listen to this song on repeat. And if you feel that way, you are not alone. With over 4.5 billion views, it seems like viewers worldwide are happy to sing, dance, repeat. 

  1. “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee

It’s still a fan favorite. In arguably one of the most popular songs of the last decade, this springtime banger has made its way onto the Top 10 list for the second year in a row, this time grabbing the top spot with over 6 billion views. 

From viral songs, to inescapable kids tunes, with a must-watch viral episode thrown in, 2019 showed us the power of people tuning into YouTube in record numbers. Make sure that you can catch and replay all of your favorite moments from 2019 and beyond with Replay Media Catcher! You can download full YouTube videos in high quality and so much more!

How to Use Replay Media Catcher:

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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!

Updated from February 11, 2019.

The DIY Gift Guide: Our Top YouTube Channels to Make the Ultimate Holiday Gifts

Whether you DIY’d your own Halloween costume this year, or you were hoping to make some simple but beautiful fixes around the house, everyone knows that if you are looking to get creative, you’ve got to start somewhere. And now that the holiday season is here, it’s really the perfect time to get some Do-It-Yourself inspo to make the ultimate holiday gifts for all of your favorite people (and pets!) in your life.

If your heart is in the right place but you have no idea where to begin, thankfully YouTube is here to help. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite DIY channels to create the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list… Just make sure to capture and save your favorites so that you’ve got everything  you need to bring your favorite projects to life.

Some of our favorites?

For the Perfect Last Minute Gift:


Capture your favorites from 5-Minute Crafts!

Sometimes it’s the thought that counts. And even if that thought occurs to you at the last minute, you can still put together a pretty great gift. Thankfully, 5-Minute Crafts is a channel that has the crafty last-minute gift-giver in mind, so you’ve got a cool handmade gift ready for any occasion, in a matter of minutes!

For the Tech-Lover in Your Life:


Capture your favorites from TechBuilder!

Okay we have to admit, these ideas are pretty cool. YouTuberAngelo Casimiro has figured out how to create some awesome gadgets, using a range of materials from the most simple-to-find to the most complex. The end result? Some pretty incredible handmade tech that the techies in your life are sure to love. A real-life working BB8? Yeah, sign us up.

If You Want to Show You Care With Something Crafty:


Capture your favorites from Brit + Co!

Sometimes, you really can express yourself best with a handmade craft. Brit + Co has a full channel of handmade stationery and more, so you can show your loved ones your best holiday wishes, as well as add a little bit of creative flare to gift wraps, stationery, treat holders and so much more. 

For All the Gadget-Lovers:


Capture your favorites from KipKay!

For some people, there really is nothing cooler than taking things they already have and love, and then making them even better. This is where Kipkay comes in to help you out. Search his channel, (or his channel en español) and you’re sure to find plenty of genius hacks and gadgets that will be sure to blow their mind. 

For the Lovers of Stunning Spaces:


Capture your favorites from HGTV Handmade!

If your DIY prowess falls more on the continuum of “Home Deco” than “Home Reno”, the good folks at HGTV Handmade have you more than covered. From special holiday projects to full-room makeover tips, this channel features awe-inspiring things you can make to beautify any home.

For Sweet Gift Wrap Ideas:


Capture your favorites from PaperMart!

Ready to tie it all together? Check out these fun and gorgeous gift wrap ideas from PaperMart. Give any gift (handmade or not) a personal touch with these incredible gift wraps and gift boxes to give to anyone on your “Nice List”. 

There is an endless roundup of DIY videos on YouTube, but if we’re being honest, not all Do-It-Yourself expertise is created equal. And that’s okay! Practice makes perfect, so it’s great to see other people just like you creating things on their own. But if you want to learn to perfect your DIY craft by re-watching some of the best DIY ideas online right now, cue up Replay Media Catcher to capture these fix-it finds, so you can get to work! 


Delicious Winter Recipes from Food Network to Get You Cooking this Winter

Nothing ushers in the holiday season quite like delicious winter recipes. 

With the multiple celebrations that are kicking off as the weather gets colder, it’s always great to have an opportunity to get together with your favorite people. And no celebration is complete without some delicious treats to warm everyone up… 

We’ve collected our favorite winter recipes from FoodNetwork.com, filled with this season’s freshest ingredients to get you into the spirit of the season. Check them out, save them to your very own curated digital cookbook, and then get ready to hit the holiday fiestas! 

Appetizers

Fried Ravioli

Nothing really says “winter recipe” like comfort food. In this delicious take on a classic, chef Giada DeLaurentis turns ravioli into a cold-weather staple by frying it, making it a can’t-miss recipe this cold weather season. 

Winter Roasted Vegetables

It’s always a great time to enjoy fresh seasonal veggies. With this recipe, you get the tastes of the root vegetables of winter, roasted to perfection. Great on its own or as a healthy, colorful, side dish.

Warm Seafood Salad

In the warmer months, few things are as satisfying as a fresh selection of seafood. In the winter, warming up your seafood favorites with the special spices of the season can take it to a whole new level. In this recipe, chef Bobby Flay enlists the help of a local chef to help him prepare a special seafood dish that is native to Italy and is something you’re sure to want to share all season long. 

Save all these delicious appetizers and more with Replay Media Catcher! 

Main Dishes

Beef Bourguignon

This classic main dish is a must-have at any holiday table. Its rich flavors and savory textures make it an instant crowd-pleaser for any holiday occasion. The only catch?  Make sure that you have a crowd — this warm weather favorite is created to share! 

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

For the vegetarians on your guest list, this main dish is a fantastic choice if you are looking for a meat-free holiday alternative. With its hearty blend of mashed potatoes and savory seasonal veggies, this dish offers up a full serving of flavor and color that’s sure to warm even the coldest of tables this holiday season. 

Cajun Deep Fried Turkey

For a twist on a holiday staple, Southern-born chef Billy Howe brings us a spicy alternative to the traditional holiday turkey. If you love a traditional holiday dinner but want a bit of spice, be sure to give this cajun deep fried turkey a try. It’s the perfect main event to give your holiday table a kick. 

Save these delicious main dishes for your own with Replay Media Catcher!

Desserts

Brandy-Soaked Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? And if you prefer your classic cupcakes with a twist, chef Abby Moule has you covered. In this sweet recipe, she walks you through how to make the prettiest, booziest brandy-soaked cupcakes to get your whole party in the holiday spirit! 

Italian Struffoli

This recipe is a delight to the senses, as chef Giada shares her family recipe for the Italian specialty that doubles as a game and crowd-pleaser for the whole family. Find out the secret to these colorful, honey-soaked holiday favorites

Catch and keep these sweet winter treats with Replay Media Catcher! 

Drinks & More

Ginger Snap Cocktails

There are few flavors that speak to the winter season quite like the warm, spicy flavors of gingerbread… and few things that can warm us up like a great cocktail. Not for the under-21 set, these delicious ginger snap cocktails are the perfect way to get your holidays started!

Candy Cane Cooler

Our final cocktail to kick off the holiday festivities is this candy cane cooler… Sure to be a hit at any winter fiesta! If you want a non-spiked alternative, you can always sub out the spirits for mint extract. Either way, you are sure to be a hit at any winter holiday party!

Toast your winter festivities by saving your favorite winter spirits with Replay Media Catcher!

Ready to curate your own digital holiday cookbook? We’ve got you covered! 

Capture the most delicious winter recipes to make again and again (practice makes perfect!) so you can bring your scrumptious findings to the best holiday parties of the season. Make sure you’ve got Replay Media Catcher, start capturing the deliciousness, and then get ready to hit the winter party circuit with some flavor!

What is Roku? Our Favorite Streaming Device

By now, most of us are familiar with the incredible options these days for streaming movies and series online. 

When viewers are looking for great family viewing, or a favorite series, or even fascinating documentaries to watch or even record, we’ve gotten used to turning to streaming giants like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

It’s nice to think that  we can find and discover new favorites to watch anytime we get online, and that the options are endless. With that in mind, it might be helpful to know that there is a new contender that’s making its way on the scene, and it is expanding those options even more. Enter: Roku.

What is Roku?

Roku is a set-top box streaming device that allows you to watch your favorite content online, whether it’s free (think YouTube), or from a paid subscription service like Hulu or Netflix or HBO. It plugs right into your TV, so if you have an HDMI input, you are ready to set up Roku and let it get to work for you. 

Roku is also a really  great option for people looking to cut ties with their cable company. It’s not a subscription service, but a device that ends up paying for itself as you watch more and more content online from your favorite services. It even has offerings that are free, in case you aren’t signed up for any subscriptions yet. 

Do You Need Internet for Roku to Work?

Roku is a handy little device that allows you to access basically any movie or series that you can find worldwide, and even some of the more difficult to find channels. That being said though, you’ll need a Wifi connection or high-speed internet to get Roku to work for you. 

A huge plus? It gives you the option to stream directly from your computer, phone or USB to watch your own saved content on your big screen. Through its proprietary channel “Plex”, Roku gives you the option to open and watch videos saved on your hard drive, which can ultimately save you the need to rely only on your old school media players or extra devices. It’s sort of an all-in-one package, and that makes it awesome. It offers a number of models, so you are sure to find one that fits your lifestyle best. 

Is There Anything Roku Can’t Do?

It’s not foolproof. Even with the rise in Roku’s popularity in recent months, it still is working daily to improve its functionality to make itself an indispensable part of your cord cutting toolkit. While it offers a lot of benefits and options, there still remains the reality that it isn’t ready to do it all, yet

As an example, because it’s not a subscription service, for each TV in your home, you will still need to purchase a separate Roku device. Also, even while it maintains an excellent catalog of channels and apps, you still won’t really be able to record certain titles, making it impractical if you are used to watching and saving your favorite content online.

Thankfully, it’s easy to take a great thing, and make it even better.

The Perfect Match-up

When you pair up Roku with Replay Media Catcher, you have a great option to watch and record virtually any content online; perfect if you are looking for a first step in freedom from your service provider. Roku gives you nearly endless options to find your favorites online, and Replay Media Catcher makes it possible to stream them and save them. Even if you are still happily connected with your cable company and just want more options, this power duo acts as the perfect team player to make your viewing options even greater.

Get Replay Media Catcher

Ready to take it to the next level? Check out Roku, and get Replay Media Catcher and get ready to tap into a whole new world of streaming options. Happy hunting. 

Up Your Game: Capture the Most Popular Skillshare Classes

Fall is officially upon us. 

It’s the time of year we start fresh in so many ways: new sports seasons, new habits, new shows to watch, and new things to learn. 

There’s really no better time of year to take a personal inventory, and bulk up on our skillset. Yes, it’s always great to learn something new, especially if that learning can take you places. Whether you want to learn a new skill to get ahead in your career, need to learn a new skill for a project, or even for personal interest, there are a ton of great places to get your learn on. 

One online learning platform that has caught our eye? Skillshare. With over 7,000 online courses, this impressive digital catalog offers up courses on nearly anything you need to know if you are looking to tap into your creative side.

It offers a range of classes that are free or offered at a low premium, so learning is easy and accessible. Even better? The extensive catalog features classes that are short and sweet, so you can take as many fun and interesting subject matter as you want, whenever you want.

But possibly one of the best things about Skillshare? It’s classes are project-based, making it easy to learn through doing. Not only are you learning a new set of skills, you’re also creating something real that you can truly use and apply right away.

And luckily for you, Replay Media Catcher is here to help you capture all of the most popular titles, no matter where your tastes lie. Build up your perfect catalog and then be sure to capture all your favorite classes, so you can go back and brush up on any skills that you want to see again and again.

Ready to spark some creative inspo? We’ve listed a few of the most popular classes out there, so you can be sure to dive in based on your interests–or learn a new one! 

Animation 

How to Make an Animated Youtube Video 

Time: 30 minutes

For anyone with the animation bug who is just getting started, and doesn’t have a ton of pricey equipment yet, this is the perfect course to start your engine. In this short course, instructor Evan of PolyMatter teaches you how to get started in creating your own animated content and get it ready to launch on YouTube. 

The project? Your first video on YouTube!

Filmmaking

How to Make a Dope Low Budget Film

Time: 1 hour 11 minutes

It would be hard not to like this course if you have any interest in filmmaking. This step-by-step beginner course is taught by award-winning filmmaker Julien Klepper, who gives you the tricks of the trade, with everything an aspiring filmmaker needs to know about crafting a great story to casting and more. Have some time but not a huge budget? This is the perfect place to start.

The project? Creating your very own low-budget film. From scratch. 

Illustration

Hand Lettering for Beginners

Time: 1 hour 57 minutes

In this wildly popular class, instructor Mary Kate McDevitt shows you the secrets to truly beautiful hand-lettering. She covers the basics like sketching and typography, and by the end of the course, you’ll have picked up some great ideas and some pretty steady hand skills too. The best part? The course is full of links and resources to keep you practicing once the course is over. 

The project? An ongoing project platform lets you upload your own work while also checking out the work of previous students. 

Photography 

iPhone Photography – How to Take Pro Photos on Your iPhone

Time: 51 minutes

Are you interested in becoming a better photographer? Do you have a smartphone? Perfect. This is the course that teaches you the basics on how to use your iPhone, so that you can take top quality photos using the technology that you already have. Specifically designed for the iPhone iOS, the tips in this series can still be applied to any smartphone with similar capability. How sweet is that?

The project? Upload your gorgeous photos to the class project gallery to get recognized by other users. 

Marketing 

Becoming an Instagram Influencer: Creating Authentic Content and Monetizing Your Following

Time: 48 minutes

Who hasn’t imagined becoming an Instagram influencer at some point? With shifting algorithms and market saturation, it’s harder and harder to master the Instagram matrix but with the helpful tips from influencer Sam Dalton, you’ll learn how to create a brand style for yourself that gains followers, and even gets you paid. Ready to gain those followers?

The project? Your own Instagram feed… Create at least 5 brand-defining content images for your own feed to share with the community.

Web Development 

The Ultimate HTML Developer

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

In our longest class on the list, master web developer Kalob Taulien breaks down everything you need to know about how to create legit HTML code. In what often takes a few weeks to learn, this class does in only a few hours. It’s fast paced and compact, but it will take you well on your way to becoming a web development pro. 

The project? Create your own HTML wireframe. 

Ready to up your game? Get a jump start on your freshest set of skills with Skillshare, and make sure that you’re up to date with Replay Media Capture, so you can capture hours of the best content online. And if you’re not sure how to get started? Make sure you know how it’s done, so that you won’t miss a single thing. 

Game On! Your NFL Game Day Tailgate Party Checklist

NFL season is here. The game we’ve all been waiting for all year is finally making its season debut this week.

And if you are like most of us, you’ve been doing everything you can to get prepped for the best matchups of the season.

Can Cleveland deliver on the pre-season hype with star receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. as their newest addition?  And will the Patriots be able to hold onto the top spot of the AFC East this year? 

With all that excitement, there’s no better way to kickoff the season than with an epic tailgate party! We can’t think of a better way to cap off this huge weekend than getting your friends together and watching the most anticipated event of the fall! And while everyone will undoubtedly be itching to catch the game that has their favorite teams facing off, what about the other games running? There’s no doubt that you don’t want to miss any of the games that are playing (and probably streaming) concurrently. 

Luckily, we’re here to help you get ready for the season, with a checklist of everything you’ll need to watch the first games of the season with your friends in style.  And those games you want to catch up on this week after the party? Yeah, we’ve got you covered there, too. 

Fire up the grill, tune into ESPN.com,  hit record on the latest version of Replay Media Capture, and get ready to rock and roll this NFL season. 

Have you got everything you need?

A Great Tailgate Party Spread

You know a party really isn’t a party without great food and drinks. Dig through your best recipes and put together a great collection of party food and appetizers for all your tailgate party guests. (Hint: We really love the Argentinian skewers, but there are so many great alternatives for any food preferences…)

Cozy Cover-Ups to Keep Warm

One of the coolest things about tailgating is enjoying the first traces of Fall outside with your friends, often over a cooler of drinks, enjoying the heat from the grill.  Whether you choose to watch in your home or in the stadium or anywhere else… Fall is nearly here, and you don’t want to get stuck when the breeze hits without something to wrap up in. 

Make sure you’re not caught in the cold without:

  • Blankets
  • Sweaters (even better if they are sporting your favorite team!)
  • Cover-ups 

No judgement here… Even if they look a little silly, the warmer the better! 

Party Essentials & Utilities

It’s probably not the most  fun part of the party to think about, but making sure you’ve got your party essentials in place is crucial. What’s most likely the least fun part of party planning may be your biggest lifesaver. Thinking ahead will save you so much time (and cleanup) in the future. What do you need?

  • Food essentials: Utensils, cups, plates and napkins are a great start
  • Bags of all sizes: You’ll need these for easy cleanup… Big ones to collect trash, and small ones to save leftover food. 
  • Ice, ice, baby: It goes without saying: you want to make sure you’ve got what you need to keep food fresh and drinks cold. 

For the environmentally conscious, there are also plenty of sustainable and biodegradable options so you don’t create a huge carbon footprint to have a great tailgate. 

An Incredible Playlist 

While you wait for the game to start, or even if you want to get down during the half, having a killer playlist is half the fun. We especially love these jams to get hyped for the big game, but there are so many more to suit the vibe of any party! 

Games, Games, and More Games

While we are on the subject: some of the best parties are the ones where everyone can indulge their playful sides… That’s right, it’s so key for your party crew  to be able to stretch their legs, stretch their brains and have a bit of fun between halves or while they wait. Or, if you’re feeling creative, you could even build your gameplay into the football game… For every touchdown, guests can do a dance, complete a dare, or anything else you can invent. The important thing here is to keep it fun! 

Some of our favorites? Outscord has a great compilation of DIY games that are great for almost any party!

And finally…

Your Own Playlist of the Best Games Streaming Online

Just because you are having a blast at your tailgate party doesn’t mean you have to miss any of the action from your other favorite teams while you are playing cornhole in the fresh fall air! With Replay Media Capture, you’ve got a great way to capture all streaming games so you are not missing a single event. Don’t miss the chance to recap the plays that happened while you were playing Flipcup or having a cookout while your favorite team did the touchdown dance. You can catch every single game online with Replay Media Capture and make sure that you can keep up with friends from work who didn’t make it to your tailgate shindig! 

So are you game ready? Get Replay Media Capture or get the latest update so you are all set for this weekend’s biggest match-ups, and for the entire season ahead!

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