Broadcast Flag Legislation

I got this today from ipacaction.org:

Dear IPac Supporter,

Tomorrow the Senate Judiciary committee continues its markup of Senator
Ted Stevens’ omnibus communications bill. It’s a lengthy and complicated
piece of legislation, but hidden deep within are the broadcast and audio
flags. Both represent the latest and perhaps most desperate attempts by
the Hollywood cartels to control innovation, roll back fair use, and
disrupt the free market.

The bill mandates a government technology committee that would approve
or reject devices based on their functionality, just like Hollywood
wants. For example, new personal video recorders could be blocked from
the market for having too much functionality, allowing users to tweak
their settings, or interfacing with non-approved devices in your
entertainment system. This kind of silly bottleneck would be laughable
if it wasn’t so close to becoming law.

Now is the time to let our representatives know how the flags would
decimate the consumer electronics industry while erasing our fair use
rights.

Please call the Senators on the Judiciary committee and let your voice
be heard: IP Action

Replay A/V and Sirius now working together again

Well, I’ve calmed down a bit since my last rant about the online Sirius tuner, mostly because we’ve figured out a way to get Replay A/V and Sirius working together again. And even better, you can now record Howard Stern!

If you’re a Replay A/V or Replay Radio user, download and install the update. If you’re not yet a customer, and want to be able to record Sirius shows automatically on your PC, give Replay A/V a try.

Also – in my new bliss, I’ve come up with a reason for the Captcha (those squiggly letters you need to reenter) which DOES make business sense. Perhaps they did this to prevent automated robots from stealing subscribers logins and listening for free.

Replay Converter

Well, this has been a big week for new product releases!

Today we released Replay Converter, which is the long-awaited converter for audio and video files. Many customers have wanted to do this, and as such, we’ve built the easiest-possible solution.

You can convert from Windows Media, Real, QuickTime, MPEG, Flash and Flash Video (FLV), MP3, WAV, OGG and few other formats. Outputs are Windows Media, AVI, SWF (Flash), MP3, iPod Video, Play Station Portable MPEG-4 Video, MP3, OGG, WAVE and a few others. We’ve covered all the popular formats.

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