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Go Capture the Best TV Shows of 2014 with Applian

We’ve gone ahead and gathered the best streaming television online for 2014. This year especially has been a part of the much-discussed Golden Era of TV, and now you can play catch up with your Applian products to record and capture the following best parts of the silver screen off your personal computer. Make it even easier on yourself in 2015 by purchasing the Replay Capture Suite and can get all of these shows and so much more!

Marco Polo
Stream it on Netflix here and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

Just released this month, Marco Polo is the ambitious new original content series from Netflix that centers around the famed explorer. This is a must-watch for those who love period dramas, as everything from the costume to scenery is lavish and beautiful to watch. By recording it with Applian products, you can make sure to see it in it’s full glory on a bigger screen, rather than a laptop.

Hannibal
Get it on Amazon Prime here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

With the second season premiering in 2014, this graphic and suspense-filled show is exactly what a murder thriller is all about. Taking a serial approach to the well known Thomas Harris books, this creepy show has it’s own cult following with amazing actors and a plot that twists and turns through every gruesome act.  

Broad City
Stream it on Comedy Central here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

One of the new bright spots in TV comedy, the witty 20-something odd couple, who aren’t exactly likable, but hilariously fun to watch, star in Broad City and focuses on the struggling life in New York City. These two women bring friendship, awkwardness and cultural trends into an anti-glamour that’s both perfectly refreshing and pitch perfect.

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The Leftovers
Stream it on HBO Go and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

This outwardly somber drama about the cataclysmic mysterious disappearance of 140 million people is an introspective character exploration in the guise of political and religious themes. Based on the best selling book by Tom Perrotta, the series asks a deeper question of meaning and loss. Don’t worry, it is worth the unanswered questions for the sake of the beautifully written storyline and actor’s performances. 

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Stream it on Crackle here and learn how to capture with Replay Media Catcher

Every week the internet gets a little bit more of Jerry Seinfeld, which is always a good thing. This time, in crackle’s original series, we see the comedian interviewing another funny person, driving around and eventually sharing a cup ‘o Joe. Digging into their respective motivations, career stories, and always with genuine conversational humor, these short episodes are worth archiving for rainy day laughs. 

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Netflix Conflix: Holiday Edition

Can’t decide what to watch and record? We’re here to the rescue! Since it is the “most wonderful time of the year”, there’s no better time than now to get into the holiday spirit. On this edition of “Netflix Conflix” we’ve rounded up some of the merrier picks that Netflix is currently offering through streaming that you should record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online – plus, you can keep them in your arsenal for next season! Need help recording from Netflix? Just watch this helpful tutorial:

 

Scrooged: If you’re like us, then anything with Bill Murray is a winner. This 80s classic is the reinterpretation of “A Christmas Carol”, but with more snark and less Victorian London scenery. Not only is it a touching feel-good holiday film, but it is downright funny, thanks to Mr. Murray and his signature brand of effervescent charm.


White Christmas: Looking for a fluffy holiday musical that even grandma can love (or loves to re-watch)? Search no further. The insanely likable Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye duo give this classic Christmas tale a fun feel. You’ll be singing and dancing all evening, just hoping for more snow.


Nightmare Before Christmas: This Tim Burton family film is gorgeously unique and definitely has it’s place in the Holiday-Film-Hall-of-Fame (if there were one). Additionally filled with catchy tunes about the dreaded Christmas time and the revered Halloween, it’s the perfect transition from the scary to the sweet with emo-perfect execution.


The Fitzgerald Family Christmas: Written and directed by Ed Burns, this is a recent (2012) holiday drama that profiles a broken family trying to find that Christmas spirit. A fantastic ensemble cast and authentic feel make this film about family dynamics and drama one to distract you from your own sibling chaos this year.

 

A Saturday Night Live Christmas: Okay, so this one is technically not a Netflix streaming option, but thankfully you have Replay Video Catcher and can also get in on all of the Hulu action too! The 40-year-old TV institution compiled it’s best holiday-related sketches into one hilarious giant “show”. Relive all the funny and relish in performances from cast members past.

Record a Concert this Hall-O-Ween Night

No, I didn’t mispell Halloween in that title. Be sure to catch a very special edition of Live From Daryl’s House tonight. Daryl Hall that is. Tonight on Yahoo Screen’s Live Nation Channel you can watch “Hall-O-Ween and Oates”. This sold out concert also marks the public opening of Daryl’s new venue in Pawling, New York. The live concert begins at 9PM PT / 6PM ET  and will replay for 24 hours. I’ll definitely be recording it with Replay Video Capture.

I’ve recently discovered the Live from Daryl’s House monthly web series and I’ve become addicted to the show’s archives. The premise is so inviting, you just can’t turn away. Daryl invites some legendary rockers over to his amazing old farmhouse (which he has lovingly restored), for some unforgettable jam sessions. It’s just a room full of incredibly talented musicians having a blast singing each others songs. The series is very well done technically,  and Daryl sounds better than ever. And, he’s aged pretty darn well. Can a 70’s/ 80’s rocker actually get cooler with age? Daryl sure has.

There are currently 68 episodes of LFDH available to watch. Our favorites from the archives include: Darius RuckerZZ Top’s Billy GibbonsJoe WalshRob ThomasKT TunstallBrett Dennen, oh man…I could keep going. Just go browse the archives and listen for yourself. And they’re all downloadable with Replay Media Catcher.

Tonight’s live show is bound to be a nostalgic trip back to the 80’s, but sounding better than ever. And if you’re busy trick-or-treating with your little ghouls and gobblins, recording the show is easy with Replay Video Capture  Here’s a quick tutorial on how to set it up to record anything at a scheduled time.

Enjoy the show!

 

Netflix Conflix: Happy Halloween

Can’t decide what to watch and record? We’re here to the rescue! There’s no better time all year than the week of Halloween (yes, we consider it a week-long holiday) to watch horror films. On this edition of “Netflix Conflix” we’ve rounded up some of the scary picks that Netflix is currently offering through streaming that you should record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online – plus, you can keep them in your arsenal for next Halloween! Need help recording from Netflix? Just watch this helpful tutorial:


Fright Night
: Time has done this film well. This is the movie that re-imagined vampires for a whole generation, in fact, a generation that re-created the vampire into your worst Twilight-related nightmare. Regardless, Fright Night still provides something fun for everyone and we would also recommend the Colin Ferrel re-boot from 2011 that’s shockingly on-point with the classic.

Detention: This is a horror film with serious ADD. But its fast-paced wit makes it nervously enjoyable. Chalk-full of 90s / 00s pop culture references that keep it funny and on the comedy-side of things. No doubt, in a few years, this will be a cult hit. If you “get it” then you’ll enjoy the film — not a horror film for everyone and prepare yourself for a story that jumps all over the place.

The StuffIf you want something straight-up funny, make sure you keep The Stuff around for genuine giggles. The special effects are campy as they try to make infesting goo seem scary. (Hint: it’s not) But the acting is surprisingly great and there’s enough 80s ridiculousness to have a delightful viewing — you just might want to choose something other than yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream to eat while watching.


All The Boys Love Mandy LaneThis movie isn’t particularly scary. But it’s uniquely suspenseful. The characters are heightened stereotypes and Amber Heard is (as always) pretty darn good-looking, but there’s something that keeps it all entertaining. In typical slasher-flick style, this group of teenagers is sex-crazy and totally over-the-top. Expect gore and an interesting twist at the end.


Hellraiser:
Since this was the first sighting of Pinhead, and created a franchise that lasts nine movies and almost three decades, it’s worth getting a look at just why this created such a stir. Sure, it’s got the effects of your typical 80s horror movie, but Hellraiser does an astonishing job with makeup tricks and in-camera effects that make it worth watching. Also, if you don’t think the zombie-corpse crawling across the floor isn’t freaky, then we don’t know what is.

Netflix Conflix: Our Picks Leaving October 1st

Netflix is constantly rearranging its offerings of movies and television shows, which means that every month, there’s a whole new batch to view and fall in love with. Unfortunately, that also means that another handful of great cinema gets pushed off streaming. Here are our picks for you to hurry and record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online (at least, for free – for now).

GHOSTBUSTERS I & IIThis is the ideal 80s movie, made complete with campy humor, heart throughout, suspicious special effects, and Bill Murray. Recording these two enjoyable pieces of cinematic charm is a wise move, so you can enjoy them when you’ve got nothing to watch. Save them for a long rainy day, and rejoice in melting giant marshmallows in hot chocolate.

 

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA: Francis Ford Coppola’s amazing tribute to the classic horror tale has more juicy trivia  in it than most mystery thrillers. One of the most well known elements of the film are the in-camera effects that Coppola insisted on. After firing a team of effect supervisors, he hired his 29 year-old son, Roman, to take the helm. Look for them and read up, it’s pretty magical. Oh, and the movie itself is brilliant with performances by Gary Oldman as Dracula and Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing.

 

BATTLESTAR GALACTICAA sci-fi pillar, this television show proved that a complex space series could function without the Star Trek umbrella. Unlike the latter more episodic-based television, BSG retains a narrative that stretches over four seasons to unveil a rich cast of characters and compelling plot. After a terrifyingly advanced enemy (the Cylons) destroys the 12 colonies, a fleet of military and civilian ships are the only thing remaining of humanity, where they are left traveling through space to find the mythical Earth. Even if sci-fi isn’t your thing, BSG makes everyone a believer. By recording and having the series on-hand, you can get anyone at anytime on the Battlestar bandwagon.

 

MEAN GIRLS: This 2004 movie is one that is a staple for a particular generation – for what it’s worth – and is the stuff of sound bytes and repeatable quotes. You’ll be wearing pink on Wednesdays after Mean Girls marathons. It is the best teen film since Clueless and with a screenwriter like Tina Fey behind it; you know it’s full of perfect one-liners and comedic timing. Enjoy the more sober, less troubled Lindsay Lohan and save this movie for the next round of teenagers who need a lesson on how to survive high school and beyond.

 

So what are you waiting for? These cinematic gems are leaving Netflix Streaming in a few days, so fire up your Replay Video Capture and record your favorites for future repeat watchings!

 

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Best Media Sites: LOL Edition

So you know about YouTube and Netflix. But what about those undiscovered gems around the Internet just ripe for the downloading? Check out these Replay Media Catcher compatible sites. Note that not all sites are viewable in all countries.

This month, we wanted to feature the sites that tickle our funny bone, make us spit take, and get us smiling from ear to ear. Here are five fantastic sites that you are definitely going to want to download video from, and keep forever… because laughter is contagious and continual.

FUNNY OR DIE:

The celebrity-endorsed platform for hilarious series and one-offs, where you can catch the very watch worthy “Drunk History” and “Between Two Ferns With Zack Galifinakis” along with a ton of other giggle-making sketches.

CRACKED:

More centered on Internet memes and pop culture, Cracked offers some humorous takes on everything from Doctor Who to Kanye West. Also, check out the “Artist In Residency Program” where they feature a filmmaker hand-picked for your viewing pleasure.

CHEEZBURGER:

The OG funny video site still has quite a bit of life – and not as many cat memes. With a new Video section in Beta, they are experimenting with a whole channel devoted to Cheez-approved YouTube content. Don’t worry; there are still cat videos.

THE CHIVE:

This site is full of hilarious distractions. Everything from GIFs, to listicles, to random factoids, you can loose yourself for hours on The Chive. If you’re looking to capture some funny, watch and record their trending videos for a clue as to what will be popping up in your Facebook feed next.

COLLEGE HUMOR: 

Another classic funny video site, College Humor has been serving up the chuckles for 15 years, and boasts an impressive collection of original series and sketches. Our personal favorite is “Phantom of the Office” – we’d hire him just to keep us laughing.

As always, be sure to use only the best to download your favorite videos and media using Replay Media Catcher. If you’ve got a favorite video outlet on the web, be sure to give us the low-down in the comments or on our Facebook Page.

Download Recent World Cup Games with Replay Media Catcher

Download recent World Cup games with Replay Media Catcher

Ever since the first kick-off, we’ve been scouring the Internet for new streams to archived and live World Cup games. As we mentioned previously, you can capture all live matches on ESPN or iTV with Replay Video Capture. But, how can you find archives of recently played games and download them for future viewing? Well, you’re in luck!

We’ve discovered that you can use Replay Media Catcher to download all recent World Cup games from the BBC archives. Better act fast, because after 1 week, the game is gone. In the video below, we show you step-by-step how to easily download your favorite matches. And, using IPVanish, Applian’s trusty affiliate partner, you can access the BBC site (which is typically off limits to networks outside the UK), and record those amazing games you missed last week or simply want to keep for your archives.

Please enjoy and leave a comment if you have any questions.

Note: selecting High Quality versus High Definition Quality is more reliable for this process and using the Guide view within the program is much easier to find games than through searching the BBC site.

GOOOOOAAAAAAL: World Cup 2014 & Replay Video Capture

Record the 2014 World Cup with Replay Video Capture

World Cup frenzy has officially begun! And whether you’re rooting for your geographical homeland, cultural favorite, or just watching for the fun of it, the month-long once-every-four-years tournament is definitely an exciting event to get “into” even if fútbol isn’t your most-watched sport.

One of the big bummers about the internationally played tournament is that the live games come on at all kinds of crazy times. We’re not exactly big fans of getting up super early on a Friday morning just to see if Spain will make it to the finals, nor would we be very good at our jobs if we left work in the middle of the day to catch a match, so thankfully, we’ve made Replay Video Capture to help you record and keep all the 2014 World Cup action.

Check out our tutorial video on how you can use this (amazing) product to replay the matches at your leisure… preferably in your teams’ colors and appropriate national beverage. (Sangria? Red wine? Tea?)

 

Stay tuned here for more World Cup fun. We have some stuff up our sleeves! Be sure to check out the free trial of Replay Video Capture before kick-off THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 12th!

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NETFLIX CONFLIX: What We’re Watching

Sometimes the hardest part of watching a movie is simply picking one out. To help you avoid those cinematic confrontations, here’s a list of Netflix Streaming movies and shows that we’re super into right now. In fact, feel free to “win the war” and schedule Netflix to record with Replay Video Capture even when you’re away. So when the time comes, you’ve got some serious ammo ready. You’re welcome!

Bob’s Burgers: Your new answer to the Simpsons. This adult cartoon is hilarious in all the right places and a perfect way to get some giggles when you come home after a long day of work. Without the annoying commercials, animated shows like this one are totally worth the time.

Record Bob's Burgers on Netflix with Replay Video Capture

End Of Watch: Not exactly family-friendly, but this riveting thriller about Los Angeles cops is intense and feels real enough that you walk away with a new perspective of police work. Amazingly acted, this emotionally gripping story is worth sitting through.

Record End of Watch on Netflix with Replay Video Capture

Muscle Shoals: A top-notch music documentary for those interested in rock, blues, and soul. Illustrating the sounds that seeped from the small Alabama town, Muscle Shoals during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, the films features cameos from Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Bono and Alicia Keys. You’ll be tapping your foot the whole time.

Record Muscle Shoals on Netflix with Replay Video Capture

Drinking Buddies: This under-rated indie comedy about two friends who take a vacation with their significant others is a far cry from the rom-com nightmares. If you’re looking for the realism, humor, tension and feel-goodness that actual relationships bring, then this one should top the list.

Record Drinking Buddies on Netflix with Replay Video Capture

Oh, and you should definitely record these now rather than later because Netflix has a tendency to discontinue streaming movies and crush your Instant Queue to smithereens. Plus, we think you might just want to watch these again, so recording them with Replay Video Capture is highly recommended.

Check out how to schedule Netflix recordings above. This way you can schedule Replay Video Capture to record when you’re snoozing or away from your PC. Don’t have this magical software? Go buy it today and use the coupon code NETFLIX2014 to get $5 off your purchase of Replay Video Capture!

AND THE WINNER IS…

The Oscars

Our excitement for the 2014 Oscars can’t be contained. With so many talented people nominated and some amazing movies up for the big award, we couldn’t help but think about the most Capture-able moments of this years’ nominees. We know there are some great options online that are streaming the best movies of the year, and you can record them with Replay Video Capture.

In that same spirit, we used Replay Video Capture to capture some movie clips to make our own little ode-to-movies using past scenes from some well known ones.

Can you name them all?