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.
So Google just announced their Google TV. It’s not like this is a surprise, and it’s nothing really revolutionary. It’s essentially a Windows Media Center combined with the ability to play YouTube-like on-demand clips on your TV.
From our perspective, we saw this coming for a long time. We used to advertise heavily on Google Adwords, until one day the criterion for advertisers magically changed and we were blacklisted. Now, you can’t run any Google ad that links to Applian.com. Even our corporate credit cards have been banned. Why did this happen? It’s very likely that Google has been negotiating content relationships with the big studios, who HATE anything having to do with recording media.
If Google could show these big guys that they too hated recording, it would help smooth the way towards getting these deals signed. Curiously, some of our competitors still advertise on “record streaming media” and other similar searches. Legally, Google has the right to refuse to run any ads they deem unfit. However, if they are blacklisting specific advertisers to protect another part of their business, then it’s my understanding that this practice is illegal. Any IP lawyers out there want to chime in?
Despite Google’s efforts, our business is thriving, as we have many different ways of recording streaming videos through our Replay Capture Suite – all of them legal. Our Replay Video Capture will always be able to record Google TV legally, no matter what kind of copy protection scheme they put on top of it.
The announcement for Replay Media Splitter hit the wires today. If you’re looking for an easy way to slice and dice audio and video files, check it out!
SAN ANSELMO, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Applian Technologies today announced the release of Replay Media Splitter, an easy-to-use audio and video editor for online media files. The program, which works on the most popular audio formats (MP3 and WMA) and video formats (AVI, WMV & ASF), allows customers to remove portions of media from audio and video files.
“For people looking to do basic media file editing, Replay Media Splitter can’t be beat,” said Bill Dettering, the CEO of Applian Technologies. “For tasks from archiving recorded radio shows, making MP3 ringtones or other copyright fair-use activities, Replay Media Splitter really does make it easy. Replay Media Splitter also complements our streaming video and audio recording products well.”
Replay Media Splitter is available for download and immediate purchase from Applian Technologies at http://www.applian.com for $29.95. A free demo is also available. Replay Media Splitter requires a PC running Windows.
About Applian Technologies Applian Technologies is recognized as the global leader in software products for recording, converting and now editing streaming media. Other popular Applian products include the Audio Video Streaming Capture Suite, Replay AV 8, Replay Music, Replay Converter, and Replay Screencast. Learn more about Applian Technologies and all their products at http://www.Applian.com.