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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Gameplay Capture: The Ultimate How-To Guide

If you love gaming, there’s a good chance you’re not alone. 

More than ever, users are logging in online to check for fresh content from gamers worldwide, looking for tips, tricks, cheats, or even just the ultimate gameplay experiences. The reasons are endless, and the options to find what you are looking for are just as numerous. If you are a gamer, this means that there are so many opportunities to share your content online… With friends, other gamers, and more. If you get it out there, there’s a good chance it will get devoured and build you a following. 

But the number one killer of viability in the streaming world? Poor quality video. In fact, the majority of viewers online say that video quality is one of the most important factors when viewing content online. This means that whatever you record, it needs to be high-quality… In picture, in sound, and in experience. 

Luckily, Replay Video Capture has your back. Our powerful game recording software makes it easy for you to capture the absolute best of your gameplay, and with some of our latest updates, it makes the experience even better than ever. Our game capture software comes with a dual recording feature that allows you to capture game audio and mic input simultaneously. At 100 frames per second, you’ve got great quality video that’s faster than ever.

Ready to start recording? We’re here to lay out the easiest way to do it, in just 3 simple steps!

Step 1: 

Start up Replay Video Capture, and start the action.

Step 2: 

Click “Get Video”, so that the screen capture automatically marks the screen you want to record. This makes it super easy to make sure you capture and share only what you want to. 

Step 3: 

Save your video get ready to share!

Once you’ve got your gameplay recorded, you’re all set to get your tips and tricks out to friends, family, or even the entire gaming world! 

Still stuck on how to get started, or just not sure how to record gameplay on PC in general? Take a look at our handy User Guide for more info… including all that Replay Video Capture can do! For a more personal touch, make sure to reach out to our support team. They’re happy to help out so you can get gaming! 

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Top Fantasy Football Podcasts to Get You Ready for Draft Day

Are you ready?

The NFL season opener is right around the corner, and most of your friends are probably scrambling to get their top picks ready for their fantasy football team selection.

What’s that? You aren’t familiar with fantasy football? Or maybe, you’ve heard of it but aren’t yet sure what it is. Now is the perfect time to study up and get in on the action so you don’t miss a single play. 

In arguably one of the most hotly anticipated events of the football season next to the Super Bowl, the fantasy football online draft pick is when fans from far and wide strategize their top picks for the upcoming football season and create their fantasy dream team in order to win some serious cash.

Picks are often based on the season stats and rankings from the previous year or the career trends of a player or team. The result of having a winning fantasy team at the season’s end? Major money. Or at least the possibility of it… Not to mention the opportunity to meet and connect with other diehard football fans. At the very least, combining two awesome things–sports and money–can make the entire season so much more fun to watch.

So where to begin?  We’ve rounded up the best fantasy football podcasts in the game to make sure you’ve got the stats you need to make the best match-ups possible. When you’re armed with Replay Radio, you can make sure you’ve got your favorite podcasts categorized and lined up to record so you can go back, re-listen, and re-evaluate your picks to get set for kickoff.

Rotoworld Football Forecast


As a trusted name in the fantasy football world, Rotoworld has a veritable arsenal of podcasts to provide you with nearly every aspect of fantasy football. Our pick is this podcast, with its bite-sized episodes that keep you informed and tuned in to each ranking.  This podcast is well-trusted, time-tested, and has become an authority of everything fantasy football in the years since its inception.

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Taekcast


This podcast has everything you need to make it your source for all things sports betting. Because as fun and addictive as fantasy football is, one of it’s most compelling reasons for existing is getting a great payout at the end of the season. This podcast helps you to make the best bets with its regular analyses of the best possible outcomes. If you’re up for a mentally-stimulating breakdown of possible upshots, this podcast is the right place. 

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Eat. Sleep. Fantasy.


If you are looking for a great podcast to get your feet wet on the (imaginary gridiron), then you’ve found the right place. With a fun and immersive approach to fantasy football, the hosts take you through the highs and lows of the previous season in a playful and narrative way, so you have all the information you need to make the best picks for the season ahead–and have some fun while you’re getting up to speed!

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The Audible


In the longest-running fantasy football podcast on our list, The Audible comes through and with good reason… In a podcast that is thorough, informative and interactive, the hosts leave no stone unturned. The hosts don’t shy away from any topic… From deep dives of betting analyses to in-depth health reports for key players, this serial boasts of a strong team of hosts who can help you get the full low-down on all the biggest choices of the season.

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Triple T Podcast


In this fan-centered podcast, the Triple T stands for “Takedown The Taek: Fantasy Football”… and it’s got everything you need to get your taek on. Perfect for football aficionados who need to separate fact from fiction in the world of Fantasy Sports, and get to the straight facts on their favorite players for the season ahead. 

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The Fantasy Black Book Show


Want your stats served up with some serious humor? Then this podcast is one you don’t want to miss. In a broadcast that is jam-packed with info, you’ll find genuinely quality content that’s worth every minute. With hosts that interact regularly with their fans, they answer any question across the gridiron. The best part of this podcast is that it runs year-round, so you can get your fantasy stats in well ahead of the game before the season starts. 

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Now that you have your choice of some the absolute best fantasy football podcasts behind you to make the ultimate fantasy dream team, all you need is to get recording! Not sure how to do it? Check out our handy tutorial to Replay Radio, and then tune in and get ready to win big!

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The Best Original Shows You’re Missing on Amazon Prime Video

Just because the summer is winding down doesn’t mean the heat is letting up. 

What better way to enjoy the dog days of the season than to crank up the AC and binge-watch some of the best original shows and movies Amazon Prime Video has to offer?

We often think of Netflix as the reigning champion in movies and shows streaming online, but there is so much out there! From Philo TV to Hulu and more, there are plenty of ways to get your video streaming fix. But of all the choices available today, one to look out for is Amazon Prime Video. 

While it steadily builds up a stronger catalog (which luckily has access to the backlog of HBO original content), what really sets Amazon Prime Video up as a fierce contender in the online video streaming universe is it’s growing list of award-winning original titles. In fact, we’ll bet that some of the hottest shows of the moment that all your friends are watching are headlining right now on Amazon Prime Video. And while it functions similarly to many of your favorite online streaming services, the original content they are serving up is unbeatable, and strictly their own. 

Check out our list of incredible shows from Amazon Prime Video, then get the latest version of Replay Video Capture, so that you can record the latest (and greatest), of all the hit series your friends have already been watching! 

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

In arguably one of the most popular titles on our list, this award-winning stunner stars breakout star Rachel Brosnahan playing the titular Midge Maisel. After a series of events shocks her perfect world, the beautiful and tenacious heroine takes to the stage to take a crack at becoming a comedian. The show is pitch perfect as it takes on the challenge of blending the challenges of a housewife finding an unexpected new life path in the 1950’s with heart and humor, creating a memorable story for each character. You’ll leave you feeling triumphant after each season and ready to watch the next one! 

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The Man in the High Castle

In a show that turns the dystopian future concept on it’s head, this 1960’s era original series asks every viewer to reconsider the past. “What if….?” is the question it poses, as we are asked to imagine a world in which the Second World War was actually won by the Nazis, and America was forced to become a divided battleground for opposing axis powers. Relevant and affecting, this series, based on the Phillip K. Dick novel of the same name is bound to get you hooked from the first moments in.

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Sneaky Pete

In a sleeper hit that features Bryan Cranston (yes, of “Breaking Bad” acclaim) as executive producer, this series follows recent ex-con Marius as he gets out of prison. With every intent to start fresh, his old life threatens to suck him back in, and he must stay two steps ahead in the ultimate con to keep everything from falling apart. With his brother in immediate danger, he assumes the identity of Pete, his now dead ex cell-mate, and infiltrates Pete’s former life in order to pull off the biggest heist ever. Featuring award nominee Giovanni Ribisi as Marius/”Pete”, and a sinister Bryan Cranston as Vince Lonigan, this show is at once dark and funny, and will guarantee you the ride of your life.

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Bosch

In this carefully crafted detective drama series, we are introduced to Detective Harry Bosch (played  to perfection by “Deadwood”’s Titus Welliver). A righteous but complicated law enforcement agent who goes renegade as he is trying to get to the bottom of increasingly grisly murders. Set in a richly painted, imperfect Los Angeles, the show is the perfect police drama for people who love police dramas, but even more impressive is the finely-wrought storytelling and superb acting from its cast. 

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Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Continuing its love affair with the eponymous sci-fi writer Phillip K. Dick, this original Amazon Prime Video offering is a sci-fi ride that is set to rival “Black Mirror”. The biggest difference though, comes from its tone. While each standalone episode in this mind-bending series is still eerie,“Electric Dreams” is infinitely less bleak and is, dare we say hopeful even, about the future of mankind. This one features some of your best loved actors, like Steve Buscemi and Anna Paquin among others, and is definitely not to be missed.

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Good Omens

In the buddy comedy for the ages, this series teams up an angel from Heaven and a demon from Hell as the most unlikely pair of anti-heroes who must join forces in order to reach a common goal: finding the Anti-Christ before he brings forth the end of the world. While their tactics are the polar opposite to the other, they are united as they go on their mission, which often brings them face to face with some familiar yet creepy characters (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, anyone?) This otherworldly comedy is sure to keep you laughing out loud.

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Transparent

This raw, funny, and deeply moving family drama explores the deep love, complexities and oftentimes, secrets that families share. In this series, we get a glimpse into the lives of the members of the Pfefferman family, whose secrets are brought to the surface at the revelation of a massive truth: the father (played by Jeffrey Tambor) has recently come out as transgendered. What follows is a deeper look at each member of the family as they navigate the new normal in their lives, and are bound together by their biggest truth: love is unconditional. 

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The Grand Tour

For fans of the original Top Gear, your favorite automotive enthusiasts are back, in a joyride of a comedy series. This time the cars are wilder, the stunts more elaborate, and the jokes are even more outrageous. Follow Jeremy Clark, James May and Richard Hammond as they take their exclusive car models out for a test drive outside of the studio and across the globe, giving you an exclusive look at some of the most extreme car types on the planet.

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The New Yorker Presents

If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration, look no further than this original series that features poems, news, short comedy skits and the very personal stories of people who are experiencing some of the most pressing issues of our times. What makes this stylish serial especially extraordinary is its non-biased lens that studies its subjects, sharing various sides of the same issue. It presents as a living, breathing editorial, and is sure to provide an awe-inspiring look into our most human sides. 

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Forever

Your comedy faves Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph team up as husband and wife in this comedic and slightly dark series, featuring plot twist after unexpected plot twist as they navigate the highs and lows of a life that’s become predictable. For lovers of SNL and Portlandia, you won’t be disappointed with this one, but it’s Rudolph’s portrayal as the leading lady that makes this comedy immensely watchable.

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Don’t miss out on capturing these originals and creating your own binge-worthy playlist…. Download Replay Video Capture, or make sure to get your upgrade to make sure you catch all your favorite titles. With Replay Video Capture, you have the perfect arsenal to accompany you in those blissful days of maxing out the AC while you ride out the rest of your summer with some of the best shows available.

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 Ultimate Summer Road Trip Checklist [2019 Edition]

Looking for a way to add some life to your summer vacation? Getting a group of friends together, picking a destination, packing up your bags, and hitting the road is one of the best ways to enjoy the season before it ends. Nothing beats bonding with your favorite people quite like spending hours together in a road trip to remember. 

If your upcoming summer plans include a road trip, we’ve got the ultimate list of packing essentials, car prep tips, and ideas for recording your favorite entertainment to help you plan the best trip ever.

Pack Only the Essentials

Whether you’re just headed into the city or have a full cross-country drive ahead of you, if your main living space is your vehicle, every bit of space counts. No matter how long your road trip may be, packing only as much as you need in your carry-on or suitcase is the best way to help you save a lot of valuable space. With more space, you’ll have more room for the most essential things like snacks, drinks, games, and most importantly, legroom.

Prep a Basic Emergency Kit

Nothing ruins a trip quite like being stranded in the middle of nowhere with no basic resources. If AAA has you on hold, or if you have no cell signal, having an emergency kit prepared and easily accessible could be a lifesaver. While there are pre-made emergency backpacks that exist for purchase, you can’t be sure they will have every necessity, so we recommend DIY’ing it.

Make sure to include these basic items to be sure you’re all set:

    • Emergency food & water
    • Thermal blankets
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Emergency cash
    • Roadmap
    • Car charger for your cell phone
    • Jumper cables

Plan Healthy Foods and Snacks

The fastest way to kill the positive vibe on a road trip? Getting stuck in the car while you’re feeling sick or sluggish. That’s why it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and bring healthier snacks and foods to munch on along the way. Rather than relying on fast food, jerky, chips, and other gas station snacks, having some of these essentials will keep your energy up in the best way:

Sliced vegetables like celery, bell pepper, carrots, cucumber, and broccoli are all packed with nutrients and stay fresh for a long trip.

Fresh berries and fruits like grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, and plums are delicious, vitamin-packed snacks.

Dry items like trail mix, pita chips, dried fruit, protein bars, granola, and pretzels are all great snacks to have on you at all times.

Storable meats and cheeses are a great way to throw together a quick sandwich on the road, or just take a quick piece for some fast protein.

Pro tip: Line your cooler with insulation to keep food fresher longer, and only keep it open as long as you absolutely need to when getting something out. How you pack up your cooler each day makes a difference!

Take a Look Under the Hood

You should treat your car like your own body on a road trip. It needs occasional pampering, a little TLC, and regular check-ups for maximum performance, especially before you put it to work. When the check engine light suddenly pops on or you start feeling a rattling under the hood, it can make any pleasant road trip stressful.

To avoid this, make sure that you take your car into your local mechanic for a regular checkup a few days before taking off, along with prepping a few other things. Here are a few things you should take care of:

    • An oil change, basic tire check, and rotation if needed.
    • Making sure you have wiper fluid all filled up to the brim, and that your wipers are still functional.
    • Putting a recent copy of your insurance information and registration straight into your glovebox for easy access.
    • Cleaning the car inside and out, and making a plan for garbage disposal so things don’t get too messy.

Download the Best Entertainment

When you’re on your trip and have played all the road trip games you can think of, what could be better than turning to your favorite music, show, movie or podcast? Unfortunately for media lovers out there, WiFi isn’t exactly readily available out on the open road and data runs out quickly.

With media-recording software in the Replay Capture Suite, you can download, record, and save all types of online media to enjoy anywhere, anytime.

Record Music: In order to achieve road trip success you must have one essential thing: a playlist. With Replay Music you can easily record any music or entire playlists from Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, and any other online music site or service that you listen to music on – if you can stream it online, you can capture it forever! With this tool, you’ll never run out of music again. Here’s a playlist that’s full of songs to get your car singing:

Download Podcasts: Replay Radio allows you to download any podcast to listen to any time. Whether you are new to the scene, or for those who are seasoned listeners, Replay Radio makes it simple to download and archive podcasts to listen to anywhere, on any device. And there are a variety of different topics to choose from. Check out some options here

Save Movies and Shows: Replay Video Capture allows you to take any online or streaming video and save it to your own collection! After recording, you can save as just about any file format and access anytime, anywhere. You could record any sports matches for your favorite teams, a classic movie, or even the entire season of the best binge-worthy shows

Grab YouTube Videos: Want to watch your favorites on YouTube without using up all your data? No worries. Catch the videos from the most popular YouTubers, or any original YouTube original series, or even exclusive music videos on-the-go. Replay Media Catcher downloads streaming video and audio files from millions of sites, including YouTube. It allows you to save the downloads to your computer and access them at any time, without having to use your data.

Have you got your destination picked out yet? If not, grab a map, get some tape and a dart, close your eyes and throw. Now you’re almost ready… The next step? Follow this checklist and get ready for the best summer road trip ever. Make sure to download your entertainment with all the great tools in the Replay Capture Suite! Unless you don’t mind playing iSpy on the road for the next 10 hours…

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Have any other essential items or tips for a good road trip? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated from original, published: July 8, 2018

It’s Party Time! 8 Spotify Playlists to Kickstart your 4th of July

For many of us, summer is the perfect season. 

The days are longer, the nights are hotter, and there are plenty of opportunities to get together with family and friends as we get a few days off work to enjoy the season.  But what makes this season even better?

For many of us, it’s also a time to celebrate the 4th of July… The nation’s favorite holiday to celebrate with family and friends over great food, fireworks, and the ultimate kick off of those summertime vibes. And what is the best way to celebrate so many great things in one day? Throwing an epic summer party!

And while the thought of those savory delicacies roasting over a grill might be the highlight to your holiday, no backyard cookout is complete without a kickass playlist to set the ultimate #mood. 

Thankfully, with Replay Music, you can log in to your Spotify account, and create your own playlist, perfect for any occasion. Replay Music makes it easier than ever to record your favorite songs, or even just capture a ready-made playlist to give you all the great party vibes you want to create for an incredible summer holiday.

Need a little inspo to get you started? We’ve rounded up some great Spotify playlists to get you in the mood to groove through your holiday! 

The Cookout

If you are looking for the perfect marriage of soul grooves both old and new that will keep all the generations happy, this is probably the perfect playlist. With classics from Curtis Mayfield and Kool and the Gang, as well as new renditions of classic songs from Beyonce and D’Angelo, this playlist will add the perfect flavor to your holiday.

Summer Acoustic

Sometimes the perfect summer vibes you’re looking for aren’t about getting down, they are more about chilling out. For that, this dreamy acoustic playlist captures the feeling of the lazy days of summer that make it the perfect season to just relax. 

Driving Rock Anthems

Nothing puts people in the mood for hot summer hangouts with games and good times like a solid summer rock anthem. And while the name suggests it’s a playlist to kickstart a classic summer road trip, don’t be fooled — there’s enough Rock & Roll goodness for any summer occasion. With classics like AC/DC, Queen and The Clash, this playlist has all the right songs to get everyone singing along, and belting them out. Whether in your car or in your backyard, this is the playlist you need.

Beach Music

And if your 4th of July is more sand and waves than backyard boogie? This reggae-heavy playlist is your go-to… Bob Marley, UB40, Jack Johnson and more make this the ultimate good vibes, seaside playlist for your beachside bonfire. 

Latin Party Anthems

If you are looking to add a bit more flavor to your summer party, you really can’t go wrong with the hits on this playlist. With a collection that includes the timeless sounds of Hector Lavoe and more contemporary ones like J Balvin, this is the playlist you need to get everyone up and dancing. 

Summer Jazz

For some of us, summer get-togethers aren’t so much about moving and shaking, but more about taking it easy and enjoying the juicy flavors of the season. For that mellow vibe, there’s this playlist. Great for gatherings where people want to mingle and catch up, while still enjoying some jazzy vibes to relax to. 

Have a Great Day!

As the name suggests, you are guaranteed to have a great time with this playlist… With a variety of hits from Hall & Oates, Corinne Bailey Rae and Fleetwood Mac (to name a few), you’ve got the perfect recipe to create a feel-good environment in your own backyard. 

Summer Party

Rounding out our list is the aptly named “Summer Party” playlist, and it is perfect for, well, any summer party. Featuring some of the hottest songs out today, it’s the perfect way to bring people together over a grill, over a bonfire, or even right when the fireworks start exploding in the sky!

There really is no better way to bring people together than with great food, great company, and great music. To make sure you have that final one covered, Replay Music is your best tool for capturing everything you want to hear and sharing it with friends. If you want to learn more about how to create the ultimate playlist for your 4th of July festivities, check out our guide here. All you have left to do now is to think of who you want to invite!

Popular Movies & Shows Leaving Netflix this Summer

Netflix has built a pretty great reputation for putting out quality shows, and hosting a wide range of content that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s also just as famous for cycling out fan favorites, in order to make room for new hits in their catalog. So what’s a viewer to do? By now, you know it’s pretty key to always record your Netflix faves so that you can watch them over and over, or even just watch them on your own time!

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular movies and shows that are leaving Netflix this summer. With Replay Video Capture in your toolkit, you can keep all your favorites, without worrying about losing them forever. Even if watching Christmas movies in July is your thing, Replay Video Capture has you in good hands.

What are some of the movies that are making their exit from Netflix this summer? Take a look at our list, make sure to save your favorites!

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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Just in time for wedding season, this summer smash hit is loaded with some of your favorite comic giants. Before Bradley Cooper’s turn in “A Star is Born”, he was Luke Wilson’s douchey rival in this comedy classic for the ages. Vince Vaughn and Wilson are a hilarious duo that make a tradition of crashing weddings to have fun, meet women, and generally have a smashing great time. Their epic season takes a turn as they come face-to-face with Crashers Rule #22: “You have a wedding and a reception to seal the deal. Period. No overtime.” Will they uphold their reputation as the heart of the party? Or will they follow their hearts?

The Terminator (1984)

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In this multi-sequelled sci-fi hit, a cyborg assassin from the year 2029 is sent back to 1984 to kill the woman whose son will become the future savior of mankind. Humankind’s ultimate enemy? The cyborgs. In an effort to stop the assassination, soldier Kyle Reece is sent back in time to pursue the cyborg, and carry out one mission: Save Sarah Connor, by any means necessary. Catch this classic that spawned the epic quote “I’ll be back”, and launched Arnold Schwarzenegger into superstardom.

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

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In this magical and highly awarded film, director Alfonso Cuarón takes us into the world of Ofelia, a young girl living through the Spanish Civil War. Her life is uprooted after the death of her father, and her mother’s subsequent marriage to a cruel military officer. The film manages to cross over between the mysterious creatures of the labyrinth and the practical world in which she lives. The result is a visually stunning and enthralling movie that everyone will love.

The Matrix Trilogy: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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This mind-bender has become a modern classic for its use of special effects and its epic and allegorical story. In the first installment, we are introduced to Neo, a young man going through the motions of his unremarkable life, when he becomes embroiled in a mind-expanding adventure that has us all questioning the meaning of life as we know it.  Capture each part of the trilogy and save it to watch for when you have time to get lost in its many layers.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

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No one does cool better than Paul Newman. Catch him in this classic that solidified him as an icon of American cinema. This movie introduces us to Luke, an ex-soldier who is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison. What makes this psychological prison drama a classic is Luke’s refusal to submit to an arbitrary system of power and punishment, and it asks the viewer to do the same.

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

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If a comedy is more your thing, be sure to catch Dumb and Dumber before it’s too late. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are timeless in this hit about two friends who take on an epic road trip in pursuit of the perfect girl that Carrey’s Lloyd has his eye on. The antics they get into will stay with you, and you’ll finally understand some major pop culture references that your friends have been quoting since the beginning of time. A great comedy to watch and re-watch.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) & The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

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In this epic spy spoof to end all spy spoofs, Mike Myers creates and stars as the character of Austin Powers, an outrageously flamboyant British spy from the swinging 1960s. Netflix is offering two Austin Powers flicks: The International Man of Mystery, and its sequel, The Spy Who Shagged Me. Don’t miss the chance to laugh out loud as Austin takes on his arch-nemesis Dr. Evil (also played by Myers), and a whole host of spy movie tropes that unravel under Myers’ satirical looking-glass.

Pretty Little Liars, Seasons 1-7 (2010-2017)

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The only series on our list, Pretty Little Liars is the hit that launched quite a few careers. Set in a suburban Pennsylvania town, this hit show is based on the mystery surrounding the unraveling secrets of a group of friends. Once inseparable, the friends find themselves torn apart after the disappearance of the leader of their friend group. They are brought together again after they start receiving mysterious letters from “A” who seems to be out for revenge. This is a great one to record and save for binge-watching. Just make sure you can save it to your personal watchlist before it leaves Netflix for good!

Don’t wait to record your favorites… These titles are only on Netflix for a few more days, so make sure that you’ve got Replay Video Capture locked and loaded. You’ll be glad you have them all to watch when you are watching with the AC blasting this summer!  

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!

5 Reasons to Always Download Netflix Movies

When it comes to the hottest movies, or your must-watch series, Netflix is king. It has changed the way we watch movies and our favorite shows at home, and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. Our viewing habits have changed in big ways thanks to Netflix, which through it’s new releases and groundbreaking blockbusters, is making it possible to watch loads of content nearly immediately.

But it isn’t perfect. If you want to stay on top of all of the best movies and quality series, you have to act fast, or you might risk losing your favorites forever. Thankfully, with Replay Video Capture, the power is back in your hands. You can download and save your favorites at anytime, to watch anytime, thanks to the software’s powerful technology.

Looking for some reasons to download your movies from Netflix? Here are a few of our biggest:

1. Outlast Netflix’s Rotating Catalog

Probably the number one reason to always download your Netflix favorites is because of what makes Netflix great… Their endlessly rotating catalog. Netflix is great at staying current and offering the freshest releases because of their incredibly narrow catalog and it’s pretty constant rotation. When you have Replay Video Capture, you really don’t have to worry about losing those movies in your queue that you’ve been dying to watch before they leave Netflix for good.

2. Create Your Own Personal Playlist of Amazing Movies

It’s hard to think of a better reason to download movies from Netflix than building your ultimate playlist of favorite movies. While traditionally, it was common to have a collection of pretty great DVDs, now most people are building a collection of their absolute favorite videos on a playlist. It’s fast, mobile, and now it doesn’t have to take up a ton of space to have your all-time favorites at your fingertips. Capturing your favorites from Netflix has really never been easier than with Replay Video Capture.

3. Watch Your Favorites While You Travel

Nothing beats finally taking an incredible vacation. There’s the infinite possibility of exploring somewhere new, coupled with the ability to get in some quality time with that highly-anticipated movie on your Netflix queue. But beyond reaching your dream destination, there are still lots of things to think about, especially if a long journey is involved. But nothing is more disappointing than finally reaching your destination only to find out that that coveted Netflix queue is actually not available in another area! With Replay Video Capture, you can download and save your favorites so you can watch your favorites while you are traveling by air, by train, or by sea.

4. Watch Your Favorites, No Wifi Required

Netflix is one of the best platforms for getting the freshest movies and series that come out. There is a whole catalog online for you curl up with on basically any day and watch for hours on end. The only thing better? Being able to watch your favorites without having to stay tethered to a Wifi connection or use up your phone’s precious data. With Replay Video Capture, you can download an unlimited amount of your favorites and watch them offline.

5. Keep Your Favorites Forever, Even After They Are Long Gone

Netflix isn’t just movies. It’s actually known for some of it’s incredible original shows. But just because you love it and want to keep watching it for years to come doesn’t mean that it will stay around. In fact, Netflix is known for cycling out obvious fan favorites in favor of bringing on new programs. It’s not a bad thing, especially if it means fresh series are on the horizon.

But if you have a favorite that gets cancelled, where does that leave you? Fortunately, with Replay Video Capture, you won’t get stuck with losing your favorite shows. Keep your favorite storylines alive for good by downloading and saving your favorites.

There’s no reason to lose track of your favorite movies and series. Netflix has a fast rotation, but you can be faster… Especially with Replay Video Capture behind you. You never have to miss a thing, and you can keep your favorites to watch over and over, no matter where you are. Ready to get started?