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Learn from Home Essentials: Video Tutorials & Podcasts

With many of us spending a great deal of time indoors, more than we’re used to, most of that likely includes screen time. While Netflix watching marathons are always welcomed, there certainly are times when we might feel like doing something other than sitting glued to the TV set and instead, explore that spark of curiosity that we encounter every now and then. For that, enter online learning!

There is an abundance of online learning resources for those of us looking to learn a new skill, pick up a new hobby or enrich our knowledge of the world. While some of these require a one-time payment or monthly subscription fee, there are many free options to take advantage of.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help you get started on feeding your curiosity, and embracing the ‘inner nerd’ that’s inside all of us! Read on to check out some of our current favorite YouTube channels with beginner-friendly tutorials and informational videos ranging from visual arts to home improvement to programming, as well as a few fascinating podcasts that are sure to help you take full advantage of your indoor time. What’s more, with Replay Capture Suite, you can capture all of your favorites to watch later, so that you don’t have to waste precious bandwidth when it matters most.

YouTube Channels to Kick-Start Your Learning

Shayda Campbell – Art Tutorials

If you’ve been thinking about venturing into the world of art, or perhaps you already have some art supplies that could use a good dusting, Shayda Campbell’s channel is what you’ve been waiting for. Posting a new tutorial every Tuesday and Friday, Shayda shows you how to get started with watercolors, florals, hand lettering, ink illustration and bullet journaling. There are no limits to where your creativity can take you, and Shayda shows you how to gain confidence, build your skills and more importantly, enjoy the process.

Here is one of our favorite videos to get you started with watercolors:

This Old House – DIY Home Improvement

With more time spent indoors, you may have already tried your hand at some DIY home improvements, with varying levels of success. If you’re looking for additional guidance on the projects that didn’t quite have the desired outcome, or perhaps you’re in the market for inspiration, check out This Old House on YouTube. With videos on how to install a new toilet, how to build a chicken coop, or how to quiet squeaky floors, there is something for everyone. Though you might currently have limited access to friendly help from the experts at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, This Old House brings the advice to you and helps you finish your DIY projects with success.

FreeCodeCamp – Programming Tutorials

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to build a beautiful, responsive website or a mobile application, the FreeCodeCamp YouTube channel brings you an incredible collection of programming tutorials to spearhead your learning. From HTML and CSS to Python to Java, with the help of FreeCodeCamp you’ll no longer be asking, “how do I build that?” but rather, “what should I build first?”

If you’re at the very beginning of your programming learning journey, we recommend that you get started with some good, old-fashioned HTML and CSS fun. From there, see where your learning takes you!

Podcasts to Fuel Your Curiosity

99% Invisible

The mission of the 99% Invisible podcast is to make us more aware of all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed structures and fabrics of our society, that ultimately shape our world. With over 400 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, and is sure to teach you something new.

To start, check out the episode On Beeing, which dives into the fascinating business of beekeeping in the United States, and the vital role that pollination services play in American agriculture.

Hardcore History

It’s not just a history podcast. It’s a history podcast as told by Dan Carlin, also known as the master of long-form podcasting and “one of the greatest storytellers in the world”. Bringing his distinctive voice and style to every episode of Hardcore History, and with hundreds of millions of downloads, Carlin’s shows are some of the most listened to podcasts of all time.

Carlin weaves historical information with thought-provoking questions and unexpected twists into each episode to help illustrate the long lasting impact and continuing relevance of the past. Drama, surprises, empathy and chilling examples of both the triumphs and failures of humanity vividly depict the narrative. It’s this very trademark mix of elements that has been entertaining listeners since 2005.

The Tim Ferriss Show

Often ranked as the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, and on many occasions having even been ranked as the #1 podcast out of 500,000+ podcasts, The Tim Ferriss Show brings a new perspective on the world of entrepreneurship. 

In each episode, Tim interviews a highly successful individual, deconstructs and extracts the tactics, tools, and routines from their experiences that you, the listener, can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and more. Past guests include the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, and 300+ others.

Ferris recently interviewed Sam Harris, a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times bestsellers, on how to cope during a pandemic and tame anxiety, amongst other topics of discussion.


Want to make sure that you don’t miss out on all of these fantastic, at-home online learning opportunities? 

Replay Capture Suite is your answer! With seven incredible programs in one place, Replay Capture Suite gives you the tools to record virtually any format streaming online, and on any device. Learn how it’s done, and then get your personal playlist ready!  Capture your favorite content, so that you can get a headstart on your learning, whenever and wherever you want to.

Plus, Replay Capture Suite makes it easy to go light on your bandwidth usage, so that no matter what your connectivity looks like, you’re in the driver’s seat. Make sure you get the latest version today, and make your at-home learning zone a productive and fruitful one!

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

Here’s Where You Can Watch & Record 2020 Super Bowl LIV Online

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs are set to face off on February 2nd, 2020, for Super Bowl LIV! Will the Niners have what it takes to tackle the Chiefs this year? Tune in to find out!

This year for the Super Bowl, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck will be up in the broadcast booth, with Erin Andrews, Chris Meyers and Mike Pereira reporting every last detail directly from the sidelines. The halftime is co-headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, and will also feature multi-platinum artist Demi Lovato, singing the national anthem! We can’t wait for the spectacle, the athletics, and the good old fashioned championship spirit.

Where to Watch the 2020 Super Bowl Online

You can live stream Super Bowl LIV on Foxsports.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 Fox Sports channel, too.

Check out more details for the big day here:

  • When: Sunday, February 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
  • Full Coverage: FOX Sports
  • Recording Options: Replay Video Capture

How to Record the Super Bowl

Super Bowl viewers can record the live stream of Super Bowl LIV on Foxsports.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 missing a thing.

Just open Replay Video Capture, start the live stream, and begin recording! Check out how to do it!

Our Replay Video Capture Guide

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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. 

Updated from January 24, 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.

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.

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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. 

50 Stats & Facts About Live Streaming Video in 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Live streaming by the numbers:

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

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

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

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

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

Live streaming gets social:

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

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

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

How are the gamers going live?

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

Other Fun Facts:

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

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

How to Record from Philo TV

With new and incredible services online offering the opportunity to binge-watch some new and groundbreaking movies and exclusive series, it’s great to know that it’s still possible to watch some of our very favorite channels online, without limits. With cable packages offering endless bundles of channels that you would never watch, and at prices seriously run amok, it’s no wonder that more and more people are making the switch to watching some of their favorite channels online. With Philo TV, you get all of your favorite entertainment and lifestyle channels, for a pretty great price, and not only that, there are a bunch of other perks that it comes with as well.

What’s Great About Philo TV?

Philo TV is an online subscription TV service that works from any device. Originally it worked only with Roku, but has since joined the big leagues of Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV, just to name a few. It’s a great place to stream and watch some of your favorite programs on over 58 channels (Hello, Food Network!), so you’ll always have something to fit your mood. With Philo TV, you can capture all of your binge-worthy programs, and watch them live, later or binge them all at once. Unlike network or cable TV, you don’t have to wait each week for a brand new episode!

One of the coolest things about the service? It gives you unlimited recording in-app, so you don’t have to limit yourself to only the shows you want to save. You can pretty much save any offering they have, and to make it even better, you can stream from three separate devices simultaneously. No more fights over who gets to have the remote.

With all that great stuff, it can’t go wrong, can it? Well, that depends. While it’s great to have in-app recording, it’s not really unlimited. You can record anything, but the recordings only last for a maximum of 30 days. That means you can carefully curate your absolute favorite shows, and create the ultimate playlist, only to lose everything after a month.

But what if you want to keep them longer? Replay Media Catcher has you covered. You can stream any of your favorite shows online, and save them, no matter what, so no matter how much time passes, you’ll never miss a thing.

How do you do it? Replay Media Catcher makes it so easy!

How to Record from Philo TV

You don’t have to miss a single show from Philo TV with Replay Media Catcher. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:

Step 1:

Open Replay Media Catcher for Windows or Mac.

Step 2:

Select “Auto Monitoring” to turn on.

Step 3:

Log in to your Philo TV account. Next, find the show that you want to save and start playing it. Once it begins, Replay Media Catcher will download it in a matter of seconds!

Check out the video to learn more!

Replay Media Catcher makes it so easy to create your perfect playlist with all your favorite shows from PhiloTV! Not sure how to get started? We’ve got you covered… Check out our User Guide for Windows or Mac, or reach out to our support team to get you started!