YouTube video: Downloading, Installing and Using Replay Media Catcher in Windows 8I just created a short video showing how to install and use Replay Media Catcher on Windows 8.
As long as you are in desktop mode in Windows 8, your experience using Replay Media Catcher will be no different than in earlier versions of Windows. Watch the video and see.
There is one slightly new thing that may occur during your download of Replay Media Catcher – you may be asked to install .NET Framework. Windows offered to help me find the program – and then did find it and install it on my PC. Once it was installed, I saw this screen and Replay Media Catcher finished downloading.
.Net Framwork Dialogue Window
Have you tried Replay Media Catcher with Windows 8 yet? How’d it go?
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards
As most of you know last Sunday, February 10th, was the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. And conveniently for many it streamed live online on a variety of sites:
just to name a few.
And as many of you also know, Replay Video Capture, our professional quality screen capture program, can capture live streams beautifully. It would have been the perfect program to use to capture the 55th Annual Grammy Awards particularly since Replay Video Capture has a scheduler. It’s easy to set up Replay Video Capture to record a live stream at a particular time.
But I didn’t do that.
Monday I went online to find a site that was re-broadcasting the Grammy’s. I thought for sure CBS.com would be. But no.
No one is.
The Grammy’s aren’t online anywhere that I can see. I even wrote the Grammy’s to find out where I could get a copy of the broadcast. I still haven’t heard back.
The moral of this little tale – capture what you can when you can because tomorrow it just might not be there.
Last week we were at a trade show demonstrating our software and were so surprised at how many people didn’t realize that Replay Media Catcher can download video from the BBC iPlayer. When we showcased Replay Media Catcher in action people were really amazed.
I made a short little video showing how Replay Media Catcher works with the iPlayer – you can see it here.
There is such wonderful content available through the iPlayer. Downloading the shows and watching them on my iPad – when I am offline – has been great. Replay Media Catcher makes that so easy. Especially with its built in converter.
Are there other sites that you are interested in downloading? Remember we have a great tool on our homepage that will show you which products will work with each site. Have you tried our tool recently?
Why not give it a whirl.
Today was a big day for streaming media. There was so much to watch and enjoy streaming live online. Just before President Obama was sworn in I found myself in a place without cable TV – but no worries I had my laptop.
And thanks to Replay Media Catcher I had the ability to download uStream video of the inauguration.
It was easy. You can use Replay Media Catcher to download USTREAM Video the same way you would download video from any other site – just open Replay Media Catcher, click on “start monitoring” and then go to uSTREAM and start playing the video you want to capture. Replay Media Catcher will start downloading the stream as soon as it starts playing. You can watch your progress right in the Replay Media Catcher user interface.
When capturing the live streams on USTREAM you need to remember to stop Replay Media Catcher when you have downloaded the portion of the video you want, as live streams don’t have an ending the same way a recorded show does. Once I had downloaded the part of the Inaugural I was looking for I just right clicked on the recorded file in the Replay Media Catcher user interface and clicked on “cancel”. The recording stopped and I was able to play it back beautifully with my FLV player.
Hope you had a great day! Happy Monday, Happy Martin Luther King Day, Happy Inauguration and Happy Downloading.
As promised here is a sampling of 5 video sites that we recommended during 2012. And of course Replay Media Catcher works beautifully with all of these sites.
We’d love to hear from you.
What are some of your favorite video downloading sites?
During 2012 we put together several lists of some of our favorite sites for streaming audio and video. We sent these lists out to our newsletter subscribers – are you a subscriber yet? You can sign up really easily here.
Here is a sampling of 5 audio sites that we recommended during 2012. And of course Replay Music works beautifully with all of these sites.
Please note – Deezer is not yet available in the US.
We’d love to hear from you.
What are some of your favorite streaming audio sites?
Coming next a sampling of some of our favorite video sites. 🙂
We haven’t been using our blog much lately – but that’s about to change. We thought this would be a great space to highlight our latest product news, illustrate interesting use cases and perhaps even showcase how to solve some common recording problems.
Let’s start off talking about the latest update to Replay Music. For those of you who haven’t tried it yet – Replay Music is a great tool to record audio that streams online. It works with sites that MP3 downloaders can’t. Like Spotify. It’s important to note that Replay Music isn’t an MP3 downloader – instead it’s an advanced audio recorder that captures the audio that you play on your PC as high quality MP3s. Replay Music also includes a powerful song recognition engine that allows it to tag each individual MP3 it creates with title, artist, album and genre. Our most recent update to Replay Music offer great new features including a fix to the problem some Firefox users were having capturing audio after Adobe updated their Flash player. No more problem. Replay Music once again can create MP3s from any streaming source for all those Firefox users out there.
If you haven’t tried Replay Music recently – this latest version is worth checking out. Replay Music was just certified as a Windows 8 desktop app. So if you have just purchased Windows 8 have no fear – Replay Music will work beautifully for you. Check it out.
Coming Next – Some of our favorite streaming Audio Sites to use with Replay Music
You may have noticed we’ve slightly changed our web site recently, and added a new personality to the top of every page. Meet Riki, the Burn Owl:
Riki stands for “Record It, Keep It”, but it doesn’t have to – you can make up your own acronym if you like. We think Riki embodies the fun aspect of our software, while also giving off the vibe of owl-ish wisdom.
Now… back to giving Riki some new and improved recording products to keep under his wing….
After reading a lot of commentary, and doing some testing, we’ve decided to lower the price of Replay Converter to just $9.95 last week. A lot of people are downloading videos to copy to other devices or DVD’s, or to prepare them to make mashups, and Replay Converter does a great job at this.
We decided that as a company it’s best to encourage more people to use our products, even if it means making a little less money. So if you’re looking for an easy to convert FLV files, or other things downloaded from the web, give Replay Converter a try.
Apparently the big music labels aren’t too happy about Spotify’s free music streaming service. This article has more.