Ants. They create an intricate underground world for themselves. I’m sure you’ve always wondered what happens when you pour molten aluminum into a fire ant colony. Wonder no more. Here’s this week’s distraction:
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Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol. 4
Nice Feature Update for Replay Radio
We just finished cooking up a nice little free update for Replay Radio. Now you can set a scheduled recording to split into seperate files. You choose the intervals however you like.
The new Splitting feature is located in the Advanced tab of each of your scheduled shows.
We also squashed a few bugs, improved file conversions and added support for line-in recording.
This update is FREE for all current Replay Radio 9 subscribers. Go get it!
Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol. 3
Today, we are doing SCIENCE! Did a parent ever warn you not to stick a soda in the freezer? Sure, that may have been a rhetorical question, but what about sticking a can of soda in liquid nitrogen? NurdRage on YouTube does all kinds of science experiments … and you should probably let him do them instead of trying yourself.
Oh, and if you are having trouble downloading YouTube videos with Replay Media Catcher 5, make sure that secure http (https) is not being used. See here for more information.
New Feature: From PC To Plate in Seconds!
Online hunger is a serious epidemic and surfing the interwebs can lead to significant increases in appetite. Applian is proud to announce that we’ve developed a brand new feature for our Replay Video Capture software that’s sure to curb your cravings. Now you can simply capture the delicious meals you see online and have them replicated to your desk. Everything from apple tarts to zucchini bread, Replay Video Capture now truly “captures everything”!
Our industrious engineers and developers have found the secret sauce of “capture code” that will bring your favorite screen-nourishments straight to your keyboard and into your mouth. Using Replay Video Capture’s easy-to-use interface and usability, capture the recipe results from all those streaming services online.
Watch our demo video and start salivating:
So grab your forks, friends. Check it out today!
Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 1
Our superstar UX lead here at Applian, Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, PhD, spends a lot of time analyzing debug logs from customers. He likes to give customers a quick 2 minute video to test record so that he can keep the logs small. So he frequently searches out these short video clips which end up playing a vital role in the data logging procedure. Needless to say, he sees quite a few videos (and other types of media), so now we’ve given him an opportunity twice a month to share in his…. umm… work habits.
To get the ball rolling, here is his first video suggestion. Movies, especially science fiction movies, tend to have plenty of logical inconsistencies. The YouTube channel, How It Should Have Ended, gives their take on alternate endings for MANY movies. So, without further ado, sit back and enjoy a new look at a classic.
We hope you enjoyed this first installment of Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction. See what we did there with the title? Dr. Wilson PhD. Get it?
February’s Favorite Radio Stations And Podcasts to Record with Replay Radio
We recently launched our newest addition to the Applian family: Replay Radio. Our easy-to-use recorder lets you enjoy thousands of radio shows and stations on your own schedule, listen back on-demand, and convert to multiple audio formats. We wanted to make radio listening easy with Replay Radio.
In the big wide world of the Internet, there are so many options for streaming stations and podcasts. There’s more content available for your listening pleasure than anyone could imagine, and now, you can easily filter what you want from our Media Guide and experience radio whenever you want it.
Who says radio is dead? It is very much alive. Don’t believe us? Check out these radio stations and podcasts below and just try to tell us that there aren’t fantastic frequencies happening all the time! Just be sure to capture them with Replay Radio…
Our favorite interview podcast with actors, comedians, writers, and overall cool people. Hosted by self-proclaimed “King Nerd” Chris Hardwick, it’s a great way to hear behind-the-scenes stories from popular culture movers and shakers.
One of the best alternative radio stations in San Francisco, Best Frequencies Forever is a great resource for indie / electronic music from the underground. Catch up on “what the kids are listening to” and by kids… more like late 20-somethings with jam-packed iPods.
Easily one of the most listened to radio podcasts out there, This Week In Tech, is hosted by Leo Laporte and follows all of the top trends in technology — from new products to business news — this podcast is the best place to get your tech fill.
All Songs Considered: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/
Another music option for you, All Songs covers the best new emerging music without the fuss. Playing full songs from the obscure to the legendary, NPR has made this podcast a staple for audiophiles everywhere.
Of course, there are so many more, and you can discover many through our Media Guide within Replay Radio. We’d love to hear about your must-listen-tos in the comments, and be sure to use Replay Radio to record all of your favorites!
YouTube MP3 Fridays
For the last couple of Fridays, YouTube has changed how they are delivering videos, which has broken our downloading software (as well as all of our competitors). In particular, the Vevo branded music videos seem to be the ones that get the new technology first. Nevertheless, we are on top of it, and have managed to get new releases ready within a day or two of the changes. The bad news is that our engineering team is starting to loathe the end of the week.
The latest format is called MPEG-DASH — according to our alpha geek. We are having to do a little extra work to turn this format into a playable file, but the end result is as good as ever.
If you’re an avid YouTube downloader, you might consider trying Replay Video Capture for Video, and Replay Music for Music if you don’t want any downtime. Both of these products take an “analog” approach to recording, and will record video and music in high quality no matter what YouTube does behind the scenes.
Replay Media Catcher is still the fastest way to download from most video and music sites, and it makes a perfect digital copy of the original file. So no matter what changes happen in the future, we’ve got you covered!
How Replay Music Helped This Guitar Player Learn His Favorite Guitar Solo
Mats has been playing guitar for 35 years. He’s a self-described “guitar nerd”.
When Mats discovered Replay Music about seven years ago he discovered a tool that could help his guitar playing.
Mats like guitar solos. He has a theory that every good guitar solo should contain the following four elements:
1.) The solo should have a good structure, e g start with the lower notes and work its way up the fret board,
2.) It should contain some technically difficult passages without just showing off,
3.) There should be some unexpected tones that stick out,
4.) And it helps if the guitar player has a good vibrato!
Mats uses Replay Music to record his favorite guitar solos and then he uses other software to slow down the recording so he can study the solo note for note.
Some of his favorite guitar players include Jeff Beck, Steve Lukather of Toto and Steve Vai. Mats’ favorite guitar solo is this one by Kee Marcello :
And thanks to Replay Music Mats can now play that solo right along with Kee.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Mats. We are so glad that Replay Music is helping you rock along with the best of them.
How Replay Music Helped to Make the Perfect Housewarming Gift
Kelly lives in San Francisco. When her friends invited her to a housewarming party at their new apartment near Chinatown, Kelly was at a loss for what to bring as a gift. When she heard that their new apartment had a wok built right into the kitchen counter and she got an idea.
Kelly pulled out her PC and fired up Replay Music and started searching the internet for songs with the word “walk” in the title.
Kelly put together a playlist of songs from the 50’s to now. There were Country songs, Jazz songs, Folks songs, old Rock-n-Roll songs, instrumentals and vocals. A little something for everyone. Kelly created a playlist with over two hours of “walk” music and used Replay Music to burn the playlist to CD. When it came time for the housewarming party Kelly gave her hosts the CD with instructions to play the songs whenever they cooked with their wok. Her friends loved it!
Kelly heard later that her friends listen to the CD while using their wok and it always makes them smile. They love telling other friends about her clever idea.
Thanks for your story Kelly – we are so glad that Replay Music came in handy – and brought some happiness to you and your friends.
We love hearing stories like these. If you have a story about the way you like to use our products please send them to us at: [email protected]
Comcast will Double my Speed – after I Visit The Comcast Store
Calling Comcast about my internet service is always an adventure, but today was especially interesting. I was getting less than my promised 20 Mbps download speed, even after upgrading to a DOCSIS 3 model like they told me to three weeks ago, and so I gave them a call. The really polite gentleman on the phone had me read the MAC address and serial number of the modem to him, and then told me that Comcast speeds would be doubling in a week or so. Good news, right?
Next, he told me I had to go visit the nearest Comcast store, and give them the same information I had just given him about my modem. I asked why, but never got an answer. When I finally persisted, explaining that the nearest store was all the way across the city, he told me he could just use the information I had given him over the phone, and that I didn’t really need to visit the store after all. WTF?
I’m sure this is a ploy by Corporate to get more people to the stores so that they can be talked into upgrading to some new DVR or service, but was it really necessary – or even a good idea? Had I not kept asking why I had to do this, I might have spent half a day just to become victim to a sales effort. Not cool.
Anyone else have this experience? Let us know in the comments.