If you’re looking for new and better ways to be entertained, without completely overhauling your entire entertainment system, there are a host of upgrades available in 2021 to make life simpler, faster and more fun! From awesome tech gadgets to sleek devices, we’ve rounded up the must-have products to fire up during your free time.
And the fun doesn’t have to stop here… Replay Capture Suite has a brand new upgrade too – with everything you need to capture quality recordings. If you haven’t done so already, update to the newest, shiniest version and get even more from its wide range of features. Download now or read on to discover the coolest upgrades money can buy this month.
Capturing the screen on your computer is no new thing. If you’re a PC user, you have probably used the snipping tool to take screenshots. An online video recorder works in the same way but records videos directly from a website through your browser.
However, while this type of software has plenty of amazing features, if you want to improve your chances of recording high-quality video footage, you can’t go wrong with the program Replay Media Catcher. With pretty much no limits on the file type or size, it will record anything and everything, from a feature-length film to YouTube clips and iTunes files. Here’s how to get started:
Whether you’re relaxing at home or trying to kill time on that long commute into work, listening to an audiobook is the perfect distraction to keep you entertained and your mind engaged. The best thing about an audiobook? You can enjoy your favorite novel, autobiography or informative non-fiction book while doing something else; cooking up a meal for family or friends, out on a run, driving to work or even just gazing out the window… An audiobook really is the perfect companion.
With thousands of bestselling works being made available as audiobooks every year, there’s endless audio content out there for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, here are just some of our favorite audiobooks to while away the hours.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Winner of the Best Audiobook (Fiction) at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020, this outstanding reading of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, is sure to send shivers down your spine. Narrated by Elisabeth Moss, the star of the Hulu television adaptation, The Handsmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred, a woman subjugated by the patriarchal, totalitarian state of Gilead. The novel jumps between the past and present to recount the tales of Offred and her fellow Handmaids’ attempts to resist the regime, in a thought-provoking commentary on women’s rights, racism, religion, and how quickly and terrifyingly democracy can slip from our fingers. It might not be an easy listen, but it’s worth every moment.
Malcolm Gladwell – Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
Some books come alive in audiobook format, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers is certainly one of them. In this captivating examination of human behavior and interaction, Gladwell talks to the many people whose knowledge and observations make up the body of this book: scientists, criminologists, psychologists and more, and includes their voices as he asks them probing questions about the world around us and key events in modern history. With a similar feel to a podcast, this is a listening experience that will leave you re-examining how you think about the people around us, and thinking twice about how you interact with the world.
John Carreyrou – Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
It’s something that’s crossed all our minds: What really goes on behind closed doors in Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing and most controversial startups? This New York Times bestseller gives us the inside scoop on the spectacular rise and fall of Theranos, the now infamous startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the journalist who exposed the lies behind the multi-million dollar funded company. This is a gripping listen that exposes the ambition of entrepreneurs, the smoke and mirrors that guild their promises, and the astronomical consequences when the startups fail to deliver the dream. This award-winning exposé will have you gripped.
Known for exploring the furthest corners of the world for his travel writings, this time Bill Bryson stays a little bit closer to home, literally. Ever wondered why our homes are the way they are, why we sleep the hours that we do, how salt became a kitchen staple? In At Home, Bill Bryson takes a tour through the makings of the modern home and pauses on the intriguing idiosyncrasies he finds along the way. This is a calming and fascinating listen that will make you think a little bit more deeply about the place you call home.
Lori Gottlieb – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
What happens when a therapist needs to see a therapist? To find out, get listening to this page-turning memoir turned audiobook by psychologist Lori Gottlieb. Answering many of the questions we’ve always wanted to ask the people who are normally asking us the questions… Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a compelling insight into the world of psychotherapy and the people who hold all our secrets. There’s never been a better way to find out what’s going on on the other side of the couch.
In Becoming, the former First Lady Michelle Obama takes us through her childhood, her marriage, her life in the White House and her experiences as a mother. Read by the woman herself, this is a poignant and insightful listen that doesn’t hold back: she shares uplifting wisdom alongside candid comments on the darker side of the American dream and US political life. This is also the perfect accompaniment for those who have loved the new Netflix series, also titled Becoming, and who just can’t get enough of this impressive and inspirational figure.
Trevor Noah, the much-loved host of The Daily Show,takes us back to his childhood in South Africa in a sometimes comical, sometimes horrifying account of life during the country’s transition from apartheid. Read by Noah himself, this is a coming-of-age story told with incredible honesty, with the sights and sounds of racially-torn South Africa portrayed vividly and compassionately in a demonstration of Noah’s skilful storytelling. You’ll be uplifted, and quite possibly brought to tears. This one is not to be missed.
James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
If you’re looking for a classic, look no further than Colin Farrell’s reading of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Dublin native Colin Farrell brings a warmth and authenticity to this literary favorite that tells the story of Stephen Dedalus as he tries to find his place in an era defined by burgeoning Irish nationalism and the restrictions of conservative Catholicism. A semi-autobiographical story about the conflicts of hedonism, family, religion and nationalism, this audiobook will be sure to capture the imagination and take you back to another place and time.
With so many incredible audiobooks out there to choose from, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the very best content. Thankfully, with Replay Music you can record and save all your favorite audiobooks and streaming audio, so that you’re free to enjoy it in your own time, at your own pace! Plus with Replay Music, all your audiobooks will be magically tagged and saved, keeping your content library organized and ready to go.
Try Replay Music free today and start capturing your favorite audiobooks and much, much more. Get started now, and you’ll never need to miss a moment ever again.
YouTube Musicis quickly becoming a popular choice in the music streaming community, offering both mobile and desktop apps for discovering and listening to music online. So many YouTube users turn to the platform to listen to music through their extensive videos uploaded to the site every day. Now, with YouTube Music, the company is providing a more tailored interface for actually streaming music.
With a huge range of artists, songs, playlists, and genres to tap into, YouTube Music is the perfect service for many music lovers. But the question remains: how do you record music from YouTube Music? The service won’t allow you to download YouTube Music offline to listen to on other devices, making it limiting for those wanting to build their music collections.
Lucky for you, we’ve got the steps lined out for you right here…
How to Record from YouTube Music
Replay Music is a powerful, best-in-class audio recorder application that is perfectly made to record from YouTube Music. After using our software to record music from YouTube Music online, you’ll never have to worry about being offline again! With just a few short steps, you’ll be well on your way to save music from YouTube Music and grow your collection even more. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download Replay Music for Windows or Mac, and be sure to follow the instructions in the installer to safely install it on your computer.
Step 2: Click “Record” to start recording YouTube Music on your desktop, and Replay Music will start to listen for audio to record and convert music automatically.
Step 3: Open YouTube Music and play music! Replay Music will start recording high-quality audio files the second your music starts to play, even tagging each track with the correct artist, song title, album info, and lyrics.
More than just an audio recorder, Replay Music can:
Save any music into high-quality MP3 files.
Separate individual tracks.
Automatically tag with metadata and add artwork.
Eliminate system sounds and background noises for a clean recording.
Watch our short tutorial video for more details on how to record online music with Replay Music:
SoundCloud with Universal Music, is a leading music platform online, designed to help people download, record, upload and even promote music. With over 175 million monthly listeners, artists use it to market their music to their target audiences and allow fans to enjoy.
Podcasts have become a fundamental part of media entertainment over the last few decades — slowly picking up popularity since “audio-blogging” was introduced in the 1980’s. Flash forward to today where practically everyone has listened to a podcast, and monthly podcast listenership has increased 75% since 2013, where hundreds of thousands of podcasts exist around the digital world that cover every topic and idea you could possibly think of.
For those 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.
Downloading Podcasts Online
There are any number of sites and services available online that host podcasts. Here’s how to download podcasts from every one of them…
Whether you like iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Stitcher, Podomatic, or any other online audio-hosting site, Replay Radio can download podcasts from them all. Record a bunch of podcasts simultaneously, convert to MP3 files, transfer them to your mobile devices, and automatically schedule audio recordings to never miss a thing. With a powerful built-in media guide, you can even search for and download great podcasts without leaving the software!
iTunes & SoundCloud
Two popular music hosting platforms today, iTunes and Soundcloud, are also good resources for finding awesome podcasts (and, of course, a lot of other great media). Using Replay Music, it’s easy to capture full podcasts and other audio from iTunes and Soundcloud, and turn every recording into an easy-to-digest MP3 file. Plus, Replay Music also identifies and tags recorded audio with the correct metadata, so everything is added to your collection seamlessly.
Archive.org is a surprisingly popular platform for great podcasts, and is free to use for publishers. While it’s well-known for its video-recording capabilities, listeners can also use Replay Media Catcher to download any available podcast from Archive.org — the software even has a tool to automatically schedule podcasts to be downloaded! Just launch it, visit the page on Archive.org with the podcast you want, and any audio playing on your computer will be captured perfectly.
Archiving Your Podcasts
During the download process, Replay Radio, Replay Music and Replay Media Catcher are all set to automatically locate and modify the correct set of information for your podcasts. What this means is that every piece of metadata is added to your MP3 files for you, so that everything can be easily organized exactly the way you want it.
With podcast show titles, speakers, series descriptions and other key details at-the-ready, your downloaded podcasts are already prepared to be imported into iTunes, Google Play, or any other system you choose to use.
What are some of your favorite podcasts and podcast platforms? Be sure to let us know!
Pandora is a super popular, free online service that gives you access to radio stations and collections from all of the artists you love to listen to. Unfortunately for music lovers, Pandora will never let you download music to enjoy on any device. But, with Replay Music software, you can easily save music from Pandora and listen to your favorite tracks anywhere.
Here’s how to record music from Pandora with Replay Music:
Step 1: Open
Open up Replay Music on your computer. Then, select the big “Record” button.
Step 2: Play
Launch Pandora on your browser online, and open up the album or playlist you want to download.
Step 3: Capture
Replay Music will automatically start to record from Pandora, the second your music starts to play. And, that’s it! The software even automatically tags and titles your new song files, so they’re ready to import into iTunes or any other music library you like.
Replay Music is the ultimate piece of software for any music lover and collector. Get the program to record all the music from Pandora (and other online streaming services) that your collection can handle — 100% legally!
You can be certain that we work our hardest to keep your favorite media recording programs running as smoothly as possible. Today we’re happy to share a handful of sweet, new updates to share with our Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter available for our PC customers!
One brand new feature we’re particularly excited to introduce is a live stream monitor feature for Replay Media Catcher. Using the live stream monitor, you can keep an eye on all of your favorite webcam and live stream pages so you never miss a broadcast.
See below for more details on our latest software updates: