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Game On! Your NFL Game Day Tailgate Party Checklist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Great Tailgate Party Spread

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

Cozy Cover-Ups to Keep Warm

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

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

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

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

Party Essentials & Utilities

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

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

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

An Incredible Playlist 

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

Games, Games, and More Games

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

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

And finally…

Your Own Playlist of the Best Games Streaming Online

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

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

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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.

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

Download and save Blogilates from 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

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!

The Top 10 Most Popular YouTube Videos of 2018

2019 is in full swing, and new YouTube content is being created every second. With so much going on in every corner of the world, and so many new users daily, there are so many opportunities to discover something great nearly every hour. But how do you know which of each of those is actually worth your time? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Before we start looking ahead, though, let’s take a look back at 2018 to learn which videos were the most popular videos on YouTube.

From incredible musical performances to the most amazing rural DIY scenarios, we put together a countdown list of the top 10 most popular YouTube videos for you to watch, re-watch, and get excited for the year of videos ahead! As always, you can use our tools to record and save them all to your own personal video collection for years to come. 

Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2018:

10. Musical Genre Challenge with Ariana Grande

What could be more entertaining than watching your favorite musical artists sing your favorite songs? How about watching them showcase their vocal range as they sing some contemporary classics? In this video, Ariana Grande shows her fans what she’s got in one of the most popular videos of 2018.

9. Cobra Kai Ep. 1 – “Ace Degenerate” – The Karate Kid

Everyone remembers their favorite classic films. What could be a better remedy for the Nostalgia-fever that has run rampant in 2018? Watching our favorite characters from the original Karate Kid in a classic “where-are-they-now?” web series created exclusively for YouTube.

8. Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House

Anyone who has been on the internet knows how wildly popular DIY videos are. What’s more remarkable, is watching a DIY video that takes the most basic elements and creates something extraordinary. This video of a man-made pool took the YouTube world by storm in 2018.

7. A Royal Wedding – Bad Lip Reading

The world is made up of three kinds of people: the people who swooned over the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the people who couldn’t care less, and finally, the people who re-watched the highlights done over in a hilarious lip sync. This wildly popular video provides something for everyone as the best bits of the most highly anticipated event of the spring gets a hilarious voiceover that resounded the world over.

6. Portugal v Spain – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – MATCH 3

Stop. What were you doing at any given moment last summer? If you were like a large number of YouTube viewers, you were watching the incredible upset game between Portugal and Spain in this exhilarating match up during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

5. Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)

Whoa. The Dress Conundrum, version 2018. In this video, ASAP Science explains the phenomenon between the most hotly debated perception dilemma on the internet last year, as listeners were divided about whether they were hearing “Yanny” or “Laurel”.

4. Walmart Yodeling Kid

Is it the boots? Is it the massive talent coming from such a tiny package? Last year YouTube viewers were obsessed with Mason Ramsey, the boy who went viral in 2018 for yodeling in the middle of Walmart.

3. We broke up

As a true testament to how much our lives are touched by YouTube influencers, one of the most highly viewed videos of 2018 featured Youtubers Liza Koshy and David Dobrik sharing a joint video of their breakup. The usually funny couple shared the touching video with their fans to show the human side of vlogging, and to ensure that fans knew they could still be friends.

2. Real Life Trick Shots 2 | Dude Perfect

In the second most popular YouTube video of the year, Dude Perfect performs a series of nearly impossible trick shots that got fans everywhere practicing their own skills, even offline.

1. To Our Daughter

In the year’s most highly watched YouTube video, Kylie Kardashian put out a montage of footage chronicling her highly speculated pregnancy, up until she gives birth. It’s a must watch if you are a Kardashian-fan, or are at least remotely curious about anything related to Kylie Jenner’s best-kept secret pregnancy of daughter, Stormi.

From how-to’s to viral songs, to 80’s nostalgia, to personal, authentic looks at their favorite influencers, it is clear people are tuning in in large numbers. Make sure that you can catch and replay all of your favorite moments from 2018, and save all of your top-rated videos for the coming year with Replay Media Catcher! With our powerful tool, you can download full YouTube videos in high quality and so much more! 

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Essential YouTube Hacks for Every Video Watcher

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If you’re anything like us, you can hardly go a day without opening up YouTube to watch a video online. Plus, with the cold winter season settled in and making us want to stay warm and cozy, it’s inevitable that YouTube is in for a boost in viewership. While the popular video streaming site makes it possible to watch videos on any topic, served up by folks from all walks of life, there are still more cool things to be discovered.

Ready for the most entertaining YouTube experience of your life? Check out our top tips, tricks, and hacks to help kick your viewing up a notch.

1. Create an auto-lineup of your favorites

Have a few favorite YouTubers that you binge-watch again and again? You can create a meta playlist that holds ALL of the video uploads from a single uploader (in order of upload date, chronologically). To do this, just add “&list=UL” to any video URL on YouTube.

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2. Conquer country-specific videos

Sometimes, YouTube videos can have restrictions based on geographic regions. That’s why you’ll get that “The uploader has not made this video available in your country” pop-up message when you stumble on a cool video from far away. Luckily, this trick lets you watch any video from any country.

Here’s how regular YouTube links appears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxx

Copy the string of characters defined by our “xxxx” example above, and paste it so that the URL is: http://www.youtube.com/v/xxxx

3. Watch in HD mode all the time

High definition is ALWAYS better, but sometimes your Internet connection can get in the way. Unlock HD mode by adding a couple of secret codes to the end of your video URL. Get stereo sound and 480×270 resolution with “&fmt=18”, or “&fmt=22” for 1280×720 resolution.

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4. Jump through age restrictions

We’re all for keeping PG-13 videos for more mature eyes only, but sometimes the age restrictions on YouTube videos can be bothersome for legal adults. Instead of signing in or clicking through to verify your age, just add “nsfw.” to the beginning of your entire video’s URL, so that it appears like this: nsfw.youtube.com

5. Hunt for all the hidden Easter eggs

Cleverly hidden in YouTube’s source code are secrets just waiting to be discovered and unlocked. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Search “Beam me up Scotty” and your results will show up like they were transported through space.
  • Repeat any video (forever!) by right-clicking on the video and selecting “Loop.”
  • Like old games? Type the numbers “1980” while your video is playing and the Missile Control game will appear.
  • An homage to the Wadsworth Constant, a meme that stated the first 30% of any video isn’t worth your time, you can enter “&wadsworth=1” at the end of a YouTube video URL and it’ll auto-skip the first 30% for you.

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6. Access unique 360-degree videos

YouTube launched their support for 360-degree videos earlier in 2016, letting users have a complete view of key videos and live events. With Chrome installed on your computer, you can rotate around and see every angle just by using your mouse. On mobile through the YouTube app, a simple screen swivel can lead you into new 360-degree journeys.

7. Download videos & turn audio files into MP3s

Take your favorite videos with you, in any file type you need! With Replay Media Catcher, you can download YouTube videos with just one quick drag-and-drop movement and automatically convert YouTube to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

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This article was originally published January 6, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.

How to Download YouTube Audio From Online

The majority of YouTube is occupied by content that is heavily focused on audio – with 300 videos uploaded every minute (let that sink in…), the coverage of possibilities to download YouTube audio is endless.

Having the opportunity to download YouTube audio for safekeeping is one that should be used to its full potential. Podcasts, the latest music, cooking instructions and DIY assistance are all factors of educational advantages which can be taken anywhere once downloaded – offline, on the road or roaming around your garden because your WiFi doesn’t stretch.

Most of the time you may not need or want the video, making this article the ideal read to learn about how to download YouTube audio online.

The Best People to Follow On YouTube

Before we get into the “how’s” of downloading YouTube audio, we have to touch on the “who’s.” If you’re looking for inspiration on channels to follow and download audio from, we’ve covered nearly every corner of YouTube.

For Music

Majestic CasualAfter launching their greatest success, the Majestic team has continued to grow. Covering drum & bass and dubstep as well as all your chill-out needs, you have music for every walk of life, and every minute of the day.

For House Tips

Apartment TherapyTake inspiration when going to IKEA or your local home store, because Apartment Therapy will open your eyes to new hacks across all the rooms in your house, for whichever size.

For Cooking

ChefStepsNot just for professional chefs, but wannabe chefs or stay at home chefs can also benefit. Grab your headphones, stick your phone in your pocket and whisk your way around your kitchen with these skillful tips.

For DIY

Home & Garden For Mere MortalsThis friendly father and son duo are prone to foolproof videos. Download this YouTube audio when you have a broken tap, no door handle or just ran low on washing detergent.

For Adventure

FunForLouisJoin Louis on the biggest adventure of his life, as he travels around the world in a tiny plane. With the main goal to share the diverse world which we live in, this is an ideal set of videos to convert to audio as you’re on the road or planning your next adventure.

For Photography

Mike BrowneDownload this Youtube audio for climbing up the mountains, in a boat across the ocean or to your friend’s house for the best group portraits. Whilst you’re snapping, this audio will guide you on the best angles so you can follow word for word.

For Personality

Jenna MarblesIf you just want to laugh out loud with someone on the journey to work, then Jenna is the girl for you. Let her wake you up and lift your spirits before a tough day ahead with her crazy sense of humor.

How to Download YouTube Audio

  1. Open Replay Media Catcher for Windows or Replay Media Catcher for Mac on your computer and select “Record.” If you don’t already have it, just follow the links below to download first.
  2. Launch YouTube and go to the specific video or channel that you want to save audio from.
  3. In Replay Media Catcher, set the conversion drop-down to “Extract Audio to MP3” and turn on the Auto switch at the top left.
  4. Replay Media Catcher will start to listen for YouTube audio to download so you can convert to an MP3 file immediately!

With these simple steps, you’ll be listening, learning, DIYing, and laughing anywhere you decide to take your audio! Pro tip: collect all your favorite videos of the week in one playlist to download all at the same time. Enjoy!

 

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Top 5 Most Amazing Web Series on YouTube Right Now

You’ve seen our roundup lists for our favorite YouTube comedy channels, news channels, and even science and technology channels before; sufficed to say, we’re big YouTube fans in general. While we’re usually busy streaming and downloading from Netflix, and other services with amazing shows, YouTube is one platform that’s been quietly dominating the online streaming scene.

Did you know shows like Broad City, Portlandia, and Billy on the Street started as a web series online? It’s the number one way for video creators, writers, comedians and other media creatives to truly shine, without the need of a contract. While you can subscribe to YouTube Red for unlimited access to all of their new, original content and web series, not everyone wants to pay to play. For everyone else on the standard YouTube site, there are still some super-creative, well-done mini-web series to get caught up on.

The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae is well on her way toward production stardom for her well-crafted video projects. One that we’re particularly in love with is The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, which was released on YouTube in 2011. With a full two seasons and short episodes averaging just a few minutes each, it’s a quick binge session to catch up with (and finish) this brilliant series that was turned into a book. Plus, Issa Rae offers more videos and series on her main channel. Watch and record The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

Ladies Room

This Mumbai-based lady-duo has been quietly killing it with their hilariously real comedy, Ladies Room. Mainly based in, you guessed it, stalls from various ladies’ bathrooms, the two comediennes rant through things like pregnancy scares, narrowly missed arrests, and accidentally consuming illegal substances. The humor is dangerous, relatable, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminiscent of predecessors like Broad City. Watch and record Ladies Room on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

The Actress

Actresses who are looking for new work and glory on the big screen can often have a rough, dramatic life. The Actress chronicles the life of one such struggling star in particular, and delicately balances the hilariousness and despair associated with “becoming a star.” If you love the humor of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ricky Gervais’ Extras, you’ll love the squirm-inducing, almost painful-to-watch situations in this 3-season mini web series. Watch and record The Actress on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

H+

Who says you can’t manage real effects without a full production team? The team behind H+ has mastered the art of creating a gripping, graphics-based series without a large budget. Utterly confusing and yet completely binge-worthy, H+ is a futuristic-style drama that dives into the complexities of technological implants that take things too far. Watch and record H+ on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.

Video Game High School

Many high school teen’s dream-come-true, Video Game High School (VGHS) is a feature-length YouTube series that follows a gamer named Brian who is recruited to attend a very special school after winning a tournament on live TV. Laden with fun humor and some surreal absurdities, this 3-season mini web series is as charming and goofy as it is creative. Watch and record Video Game High School on YouTube using Replay Media Catcher.


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Video of the Month: Best March Madness Moments

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


He stumbles, he trips, he… scores?! March Madness is the pinnacle event for every college basketball fanatic, featuring the absolute best players from the NCAA doing what they do best. To celebrate all of the completely mind-blowing, unexpected and seat-gripping moments of the NCAA championship tournament, we thought we’d share some of the best March Madness highlights from years’ past.

Don’t forget — the madness starts soon! Be sure to read our guide on where to live stream and record every game.

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Grammys 2017: Save Grammy-Winning Music From YouTube

Last night we celebrated some of the music industry’s brightest talent with the 2017 Grammy Awards, live on CBS. Hosted by the infectious James Corden along with a roster of perfect performances by Lady Gaga, Chance The Rapper, Demi Lovato and a whole lot more, plus beautiful tributes to the late music icons Prince and George Michael, it was an absolutely incredible night.

See every one of this years’ winners right here, and check out some of our favorite highlights below for your listening pleasure! You can use Replay Media Catcher to download from YouTube to enjoy them anywhere, anytime.

Record of the Year: “Hello” by Adele

Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Best Rock Song: “Black Star” by David Bowie

Best Contemporary Blues Album: The Last Days of Oakland by Fantastic Negrito

Best R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange

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10 Super-Creative Music Videos To Watch & Download From YouTube

Music lovers, design enthusiasts, visual nerds and creatives everywhere can enjoy the incredible talent being showcased in YouTube music videos. Artists are expressing themselves, and their music, in entirely new and unique ways to blur the line of music and media just a little bit more. With colors and movements that complement melodies and lyrics, and experiments in animation and other visual elements, musicians of all genres are able to share more of themselves with YouTube music videos.

To honor the amazing creativity of these musicians and bands over the years, here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the most creative, unique, interesting and thought-provoking music videos today — you can use Replay Media Catcher to download from YouTube and save them all! Please note: Some of these videos occasionally contain strong language or sexual themes.

1. Ingrid Michaelson – “Hell No”

Music video or ad for Snapchat? We can’t really tell and, honestly, don’t care because it’s amazing.

2. Pharrell – “Happy”

Want to be happy for the next 24 hours? Pharrell’s entire video for Happy lasts a day and is full of amazing cameos.

3. OK Go – “The One Moment”

Science, music, a beautiful palette, and highly-calculated timing all collide in OK Go’s most recent viral music video.

4. Francis and the Lights (ft. Bon Iver & Kanye) – “Friends”

Smooth lines, seamless camera movement, and just the right amount of Kanye in a flawless one-take clip.

5. Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”

Don’t let the cute ‘n cuddly clay animation fool you — this visual storytelling is just as dark as it is adorable.

6. David Bowie – “Lazarus”

2016 was the year of the music-video-meets-short-film, and Bowie (as always) mastered the art.

7. JeanGa and George – “Compromise”

Catchy music, bold colors, stunning visuals and incredible animation. Need we say more?

8. Majedalesa – “Hwages”

Three Saudi women kicking butt, taking names and going completely viral everywhere.

9. Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”

We’re pretty sure the fact that the artist never made it to the video shoot makes this one even better.

10. Beyonce – “Sorry”

Taking visual arts to a whole new level, every single video off of Lemonade deserves an award.


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