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Record the Most Epic Online Gaming Moments with Replay Video Capture

With so many online games out there, it’s inevitable that gamers of all levels will be looking to test out the latest on the market, and up their skills. From first-person shooters, to quest games, to everything in between, there is an infinite world of games to explore online.

Millions of gamers around the world regularly tune in to search for tutorials, cheats, tricks and gameplay experiences, which makes it crucial for gamers to be able to seamlessly capture their gameplay to share with other users online. Replay Video Capture is actually perfect to do just that. We’ve added a ton of new features to make it easier than ever before to get the best game captures possible. It works great for gameplay on Mac or PC, and is perfect for gamers who want to share with friends, or the world.

What are some of the latest features?  Background mode allows for recording with uninterrupted gameplay, while the dual recording feature makes it possible to clearly record commentary and gameplay simultaneously. And with 100 frames per second, you can be sure to capture every detail, and get the highest quality videos, ready to share in minutes on any digital platform.

Get set up with Replay Video Capture today and start capturing the most epic gaming moments online!

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The Best At-Home Workouts to Download on YouTube

It’s no secret: gym memberships in the U.S. are 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, 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 download and save, straight from YouTube, for fitness lovers of all kinds. And with Replay Video Capture, it’s easier than ever to download and save all the best videos 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 on YouTube, so that you can download and record your perfect workout!

For Yoga Lovers

Yoga with Adriene

Download and save Yoga with Adriene from 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

Download and save Billy Blanks Tae Bo® Fitness from 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

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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

Download and save The Fitness Marshall from 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

Download and save PopSugar Fitness from 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

Download and save Roberta’s Gym from 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 Video Capture! 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!

5 Awesome Documentaries to Inspire Your Kids and Teens

With more and more choices of movies and programs to watch online, it’s not always easy to find truly quality programming for the whole family: especially when it’s landing in front of young eyes. That’s why it’s more valuable than ever to find inspiring documentaries that get the whole family watching together. Not only are they a great way to deepen family bonding opportunities, but they can also be a powerful educational tool to open our kids’ eyes to the wider world around them.

Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to find genuinely quality documentaries for kids and teens that are family-focused and great to watch together. With Replay Video Catcher, it’s even easier to capture and save the best documentaries streaming online, so that everyone can watch and discuss together!

We’ve rounded up our top 5 documentaries for teens and kids streaming online now that will get them thinking, talking, and asking questions about the world around them.

5. Ladies First (2018)

Watch & Record “Ladies First” on Netflix

What would you do if you came from a world that kept telling you that girls couldn’t play sports? This fascinating and inspiring documentary follows Deepika Kumari, a girl from a small village in India who, in seeking a way out of poverty, ends up becoming a world-class archery champion. Originally joining a local archery club for the free meal provided each day to team members, Deepika discovers her true talent, and goes ahead to inspire a nation, despite all odds.

4. Given (2016)

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In this fascinating travel documentary, narrated by a young boy from Kauai, viewers learn about ways to see the world as they watch his family embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Their epic journey takes them on a surf trip across 15 countries, and through his eyes, viewers experience a deeper understanding of life around the world.

3. Living on One Dollar (2013)

Watch & Record “Living on One Dollar” on Amazon Prime Video

In this eye-opening documentary, a group of college students set out to live for 60 days in rural Guatemala, surviving on only one dollar per day. They base their daily budget on a typical field worker’s income, and they learn some pretty shocking lessons along the way. In a movie that is as fascinating as it is enlightening, viewers are challenged to think about the things in life that have value, while the documentary itself provides an eye-opening look into what life is like for people all over the world.

2. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Watch & Record “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” on Netflix

Can having less actually set you free? In this award-winning documentary, viewers are introduced to the concept of minimalism, and how having less can really lead to having a much more fulfilled life. It’s an eye-opening documentary for anyone, but it’s an especially valuable documentary for teens, as it gets them thinking about what we need in life to truly be happy.

1. The Kindness Diaries (2017)

Watch & Record “The Kindness Diaries” on Netflix

Heralded as one of the best travel documentaries for teens and families out right now, “The Kindness Diaries” isn’t a movie, but a docu-series that opens a window to what life is like all around the world, and what kindness means. Each episode focuses on themes surrounding important life lessons associated with cultural differences, gratitude, war, and acts of service.

A warning for sensitive viewers at home: In the episode “Gift of Sight”, the filmmakers travel to the Killing Fields of Cambodia, and discuss some heavy themes that might be difficult for more sensitive viewers to watch.

Sometimes the absolute best way to connect with family is to find quality documentaries that get kids and teens talking. The best ones focus on impactful themes that will draw in the entire family, and inspire everyone. Luckily, Replay Video Catcher makes it possible to stay on top of the best documentaries so it’s easy for everyone to watch and enjoy their favorites, and re-watch the parts that will have them talking for days.

Get Replay Video Capture for Windows or Replay Video Capture for Mac to capture and save all of your favorite documentaries!

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)

March Madness 2019: Where to Watch & Record Online

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If March Madness 2019 is anything like the regular season, we’re in for an intense and totally unpredictable postseason tournament. Trust us, you’re not going to want to miss a minute. While nothing’s ever set-in-stone, FiveThirtyEight statistics are pointing to a few clear regional leads who may continue to advance:

Men’s Teams

NCAA 2019 predictions

According to Forbes:

“The selection committee had its work cut out in picking the four teams that would earn a No. 1 seed in the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. There were a number of worthwhile programs that all had a legitimate argument as to why they deserved a top seed, but ultimately Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga made the most compelling cases and were rewarded with the easiest paths to the Final Four…

Michigan State, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky earned the No. 2 seeds this year.”

Additionally, the NCAA March Madness Twitter account just recently tweeted out the most updated brackets. Click the graphic to enlarge.

2019 NCAA Division Mens Basketball Champianship

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How to Live Stream & Record March Madness 2019

Along with your standard viewing options, you can always live stream the rest of March Madness from CBSSports.com online. With the CBS Sports March Madness live stream, you can use Replay Video Capture to record every game in the postseason tournament!

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Replay Video Capture is the only software out there that’s tested and proven to record March Madness games from CBSSports.com in super high-quality video and incredible audio, so you can enjoy the madness again and again.

This post has been updated. Originally posted: March 19, 2018.

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Our Favorite Romantic Movies to Stream & Record Online

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Say what you want about romantic films, since the beginning of cinema, they have been drawing in huge numbers of viewers. And is it any wonder? They are filled to the brim with big romantic gestures, corny lines (“You complete me…”), perfectly manicured men, and perfectly imperfect heroines. It’s no wonder that romance films are among the most popular genre of movies out there. They’re perfect for so many types of movie lovers… from those who like to enjoy them with a group of close friends, have a good solo cry, or simply cozy up with a partner.

With Valentine’s Day finally here, there’s no better time to dive into some truly great romantic films. With Replay Video Capture for Windows or Mac, you can watch and record your favorite romances (and more besides) to watch and re-watch to your heart’s content. Netflix has always been the king of romantic movies and new originals, but sites like Hulu and Amazon Video have their fair shares of amazing romance flicks! Here are our top picks from each one:

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) 

Based on the popular young adult bestseller, of the same name, this wildly popular Netflix hit tells the story of Lara Jean (Lana Condor), who has been writing secret love letters to the boys she’s fallen in love with for years. This harmless past-time turns into a nightmare when one day all of her letters get sent to each boy on her list, which leads her to make a pact with suddenly single heartthrob Peter Kavinsky (played by Noah Centineo) to make his ex-girlfriend jealous! Nothing could possibly go wrong….

You can watch and record To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix.

2. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) 

No romantic movie list would be complete without this modern classic, starring Hugh Grant in the role that launched him into the hearts of millions. Here, Grant’s Charlie is a man who doesn’t seem to be nailing the whole “love” thing but finds himself falling in love with Carrie, a beautiful American played by Andie MacDowell, as he navigates a series of weddings and events with his close group of quirky friends.

You can watch and record Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu.

3. The Big Sick (2017) 

In a romance film that is as funny as it is romantic, The Big Sick tells the real story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon as they navigate familial cultural differences in the face of a health scare. Kumail plays the titular role and Zoe Kazan is Emily in this hilarious romance with heart.

You can watch and record The Big Sick on Amazon Prime Video.

4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) 

This historical romance set in 1946 is the story of British writer Juliet Ashton (Lily James), who begins exchanging letters with residents of Guernsey while they are under two years of German occupation during WWII. In the process, she meets Dawsey Addams and romance blossoms.

You can watch and record The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society on Netflix.

5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008) 

It’s hard to think of anything more romantic than bonding over-shared taste in great music. In this movie, high school students Nick and Norah (played by Michael Cera and Kat Dennings, respectively) get to know each other as they chase down their favorite band Where’s Fluffy? while simultaneously trying to care for their drunk friend. For anyone who has ever set their love story to the perfectly curated soundtrack, this is the flick for you.

You can watch and record Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist on Hulu.

6. Benny & Joon (1993) 

In this quirky romance, down-on-his-luck comedian Sam (played by Johnny Depp) finds himself living with a brother and sister, Benny and Joon. It turns out, Sam is the only one who can connect with Joon, who suffers from an unnamed mental illness, and this makes for a romance story that is just as much about boy meets girl, as it tells the love story of a family as well. Not to be missed if you are a fan of unconventional love stories.

You can watch and record Benny & Joon on Amazon Prime Video.

7. Her (2013) 

In this sci-fi love story for the modern ages, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with Her. Well, actually there is no “her” in human form, but rather a sexy AI operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). As their relationship develops, we are left to ask ourselves the question of how deep our relationships with Artificial Intelligence is able to go in this romantic and thoughtful film. 

You can watch and record Her on Netflix.

8. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) 

In this definitive love story, Blue is the Warmest Color tackles the ultimate confusion that is first love. Told through the eyes of Adele (played by Adèle Exarchopoulos), we follow the story of a series of life-changing events brought on by her first glimpse of a woman with blue hair (Léa Seydoux) walking past.

You can watch and record Blue is the Warmest Color on Netflix.

Whether you’re in the mood to catch some serious eye candy, fall in love all over again, or cry your heart out, there really is something for everyone this Valentine’s Day. And the best part? Whether you download and record from Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, you can catch them all with the best video capture software to see them all.

Get Replay Video Capture for Windows or Mac to make sure that you don’t miss any of the best romantic movies to watch this season!  

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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Here’s Where You Can Watch & Record 2019 Super Bowl LIII Online

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The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots are set to face off on February 3rd, 2019, for Super Bowl LIII! Will the Rams have what it takes to tackle the New England Patriots and prevent their win this year? Only time will tell!

This year for the Super Bowl, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will be up in the broadcast booth, with Tracy Wolfson reporting every last detail directly from the sidelines. The halftime headliner this year is Maroon 5 (with Travis Scott, Outkast’s Big Boi, and others), and the incredible Gladys Knight will be performing The Star-Spangled Banner to kick everything off in style! We can’t wait for the spectacle, the athletics, and the good old fashioned championship spirit.

Where to Watch the 2019 Super Bowl Online

You can live stream Super Bowl LIII on CBSSports.com for free — no authentication is required! If you’re a Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV subscriber, you can use their service to check in and watch from the CBS channel, too.

Check out more details for the big day here:

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
  • Full Coverage: CBS Sports
  • Recording Options: Replay Video Capture

How to Record the Super Bowl

Super Bowl viewers can record the live stream of Super Bowl LIII on CBSSports.com, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and more with Replay Video Capture. With this powerful tool on-hand, you can save every last pass, touchdown, instant replay and incredible halftime moment to watch again and again. Replay Video Capture is the only way to legally record the Super Bowl, so you can capture everything without worry.

Just open Replay Video Capture, start the live stream, and begin recording! Here’s how:

 

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Check out the Replay Video Capture User Guide for more in-depth information on how the software works, or reach out to us if you have any questions. 

The Best Netflix Movies & Shows to Record in January 2019

Another start to the new year means something great for movie and TV watchers — Netflix has jam-packed its online catalogs of media with some amazing new movies, series, and more original content to launch into the start of 2019. Make sure you grab Replay Video Capture for Windows or Mac (or make sure you’re up-to-date), then settle on in!

While the year has just begun, we’re looking forward to the upcoming year of amazing media Netflix has to offer — even if it is for a limited time only. Take a look at our favorites that are new to Netflix this month.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

If you’re at all caught up with what’s happening in the world today, you’ve already heard a LOT about Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Prompting a new wave of enthusiasm for organizing and purging what you already own, while taking stock of the most important items, this joyful show takes a look at what it is that really makes us happy in our own homes and personal spaces.

Watch + record Tidying Up on Netflix.

Indiana Jones

For fans of archaeology and Harrison Ford’s most famous movie series, the time has come! Netflix is now hosting every last Indiana Jones movie, from the Raiders of the Lost Ark all the way to the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It’s a good thing that January is so nice and cold – the perfect setup for a movie marathon.

Watch + record Indiana Jones on Netflix.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Speaking of the most beloved movie series of all time, Netflix is also boasting the latest Star Wars flick, Solo: A Star Wars StoryComing to the small screen (your laptop) so soon after being in the theaters may feel rushed, but many fans are just glad they’ll be able to stream and save it forever! You definitely won’t want to miss the chance to record the Star Wars universe’s favorite scoundrel in his backstory film.

Watch + record Solo: A Star Wars Story on Netflix.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

If you love Paul Rudd and genuinely endearing Marvel superhero movies, Ant-Man and the Wasp is most certainly for you. Coming to Netflix near the end of the month, this story follows Scott Lang (Rudd) as he navigates working with his kickass partner to uncover some intense secrets from the past.

Watch + record Ant-Man and the Wasp on Netflix at the end of January.

The Incredibles 2

Kids, parents, and grandparents alike are beyond excited to see The Incredibles 2 finally available to stream and save online from Netflix! Our favorite family of superhumans is changing things up as Helen has to go out and save the world while Mr. Incredible toughs it out at home. It’s one of the top-rated family movies of all-time, so get ready to record from Netflix while you can!

Watch + record The Incredibles 2 on Netflix at the end of January.

The Punisher (Season 2)

While there are so many great family movies, classic film series, and wholesome Netflix originals coming in January, The Punisher definitely balances it with some dark brutality. When a former marine gets drawn into the drama of a young girl’s murder, he’s drawn into the deep underbelly of those in pursuit of covering it up. Don’t miss both seasons, available on Netflix to record and save!

Watch + record The Punisher (Season 2) on Netflix at the end of January.

 

We can’t speak for you, but we’re so excited to see what comes next! With Replay Video Capture, you can record anything from Netflix to watch and enjoy later – it’s the perfect tool for building up your personal media library with all the best entertainment that Netflix has to offer.

Get Replay Video Capture for Windows or Replay Video Capture for Mac to download and save all of your favorite Netflix movies and shows!

6 Reasons to Save Your Online Media

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Online streaming is entirely awesome. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu allow you to binge-watch your favorite series whenever you want, on any kind of device that you connect with. However, these solutions are far from being perfect. Sometimes your favorite show can be inaccessible or disappear without a trace — that’s why many consumers who fall in love with fast-paced shows such as The Haunting of Hill House, Ozark, or Stranger Things really want to know how to record Netflix.

Netflix is not the only streaming platform that presents this problem. Amazon Prime and Hulu take down their shows and movies after a set period of time, too. If you don’t know how to record Hulu, Amazon Prime, or your other favorite streaming services, you might not be able to see your favorite show or movie if (and when) it’s taken down.

This alone should be good enough reason to save and watch your favorite shows offline, but here’s our complete top six list of reasons to save your online media.

1. Captured content is more consumer-friendly

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Watching shows on Netflix is great if you’re at home. But, what if you’re on-the-go? 1080p videos will burn through your monthly data plan so fast, it’ll make your head spin. If you record a movie from Netflix on your phone or tablet while you’re safely connected to your home WiFi, you can watch that content anywhere without worrying about high data charges.

Let’s not forget then that in-flight WiFi often doesn’t allow you to access streaming platforms, for reasons connected to bandwidth. Frequent flying (and other Internet-lacking means of travel) is always less stressful if you can access your favorite show or movie offline!

2. Amazon Prime is making a move toward exclusive material

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Competition is stiff, and if you want to attract enough users you need to be able to offer exclusive content. Netflix is funding a satire called War Machine, starring Brad Pitt. The company strongly believes quality is more important than quantity. Their reasoning? YouTube has thousands of times more content than Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime combined but is struggling with subscriptions for YouTube Red.

When it comes to paying for a streaming service, content is king. That means Netflix won’t be as aggressive as you’d expect when it comes to adding new shows.

3. Netflix doesn’t have as many titles as you might think

 

As of 2016, they only had 4,563 movies and 2,445 series. As a matter of fact, their catalog has shrunk in the past year. There was one time when they had over 13,000 shows – this latest count puts them at 6,998, or just under 7,000.

Other services will most likely follow suit, as well.

4. Content licenses come and go

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Netflix is constantly changing up their copyright agreements; they operate on a temporary licensing model. This means their shows expire, and you have no idea when they are coming back.

If a show is not popular enough, they might take it down. If a show is too popular, they might have to take it down, too (usually to renegotiate the license).

5. Weak connections can spoil streaming

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Watching a movie online means that you can follow your favorite characters without interruptions. Unlike YouTube or network TV, you can fully plunge into the story without any commercial breaks or other distractions.

A lagging Internet connection or a sudden temporary disruption might spoil the most intriguing plot twist…and the moment is ruined! Internet speed is not the same everywhere, and in a pretty standard household, it’s normal to have multiple smartphones, a TV and even tablets all connected at once.

This also holds true for commuters who have to deal with an intermittent mobile connection.

6. It’s legal (for personal use) and you can still support the creators

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Your monthly or annual fee covers the licensing costs that distribution companies negotiate with each streaming platform. These, in turn, share profit with the producers; a mechanism similar to old-school TV.

From a legal standpoint, you’re on the right side of the law. In 1984, the Supreme Court ruled time-shifted to view that recording videos for your own personal, non-commercial use is not against the law. At the time of clunky VCRs, people used to record their favorite shows to watch them at a more convenient time or to be able to re-watch them. Later on, people could consider whether or not they would buy a physical copy of the movie.

The business model for producers and distribution companies has changed and revenue streams are mostly generated at theaters (for movies) and through licenses. That’s a perk of a Netflix recorder – you can save each show and watch it without limitations. In the meantime, you can still consider buying a Blu-ray or DVD (if available) to further support the creators of the show.

These are some of the reasons why being able to record Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime video streams is a vital complementary feature. Replay Video Capture allows people to record movies from Netflix (and basically any other platforms) before the company takes them down.

Use Replay Video Capture to get your favorite content before it disappears from your online streaming service, and to enjoy movies and online shows without worrying about your connection!

 

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This article was originally published on February 27, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.