Posts Tagged: podcast

Fresh Baked Updates! Get Your Fixes & More While They’re Hot…

We’ve got some great news for people who love fresh updates: we’ve just released a ton of enhancements and fixes to some of your favorite products. That means you can get the latest versions of Replay Media Catcher, Replay Converter, and Replay Radio, and enjoy them now even more than ever.

You can update your Windows software anytime, and enjoy your products working even better than before.

What’s fresh?

Replay Media Catcher

We’ve added some fixes that allow for even higher quality streaming.

We’ve added:

  • support for changes to the YouTube DASH protocol
  • improved extraction engine feedback

Our latest updates mean that now you’ve got even better download capability from your favorite YouTube channels.

We’ve also added a ton of fixes and improvements to enhance the overall performance of Replay Media Catcher.

Replay Converter

We’ve enhanced both the speed and performance of Replay Converter, so you can convert your favorite audio and video files even faster than before, and at top quality.

Replay Radio

Don’t want to miss your favorite online radio show or podcast? We’ve made enhancements to the recording algorithm, so now you get even better recording compatibility with a variety of stations. You won’t have to miss a single one of your favorite shows!

Don’t miss an update… Get them while they’re hot! Any questions? You can reach out to our awesome support team anytime!

The Best Humor(ous) Podcasts to Record Today

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One of the youngest members of the Applian family is Replay Radio: a tool that lets you record and keep audio content from just about anywhere. But this is the internet we’re talking about, and with Applian, the problem is never ‘how can I record this media?’ it’s ‘how do I choose what media to record?’

Here’s a selection of our favorite, funny podcasts. Capture them all with Replay Radio and finish this summer with a laugh. Listen on!

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WTF with Marc Maron

“To me being a comic meant to be autonomous, angry, truthful, and funny,” says Mark Maron, whose WTF podcast isn’t always as laugh out loud funny as it is self-reflective, truthful and angry. Last month, President Obama joined the podcast but Maron’s usual guests are comics. Funniness, a healthy dose of coming of age tales and inside comedy showbiz stories ensue.
Use Replay Radio to capture WTF from its website or iTunes.


 

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How Did This Get Made?

Have you ever seen a movie so bad that it’s amazing? So begins the official show description and premise of the wonderful How Did This Get Made? podcast, which features funny people, making fun of terrible movies. Hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael dive deep on the movies and TV shows we all love to hate.

Use Replay Radio to capture How Did This Get Made from its website, iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.


 

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Judge John Hodgman

Self-declared “famous minor television personality” John Hodgman has been a master of wry, sarcastic criticism for some time. You might remember him from the I’m a Mac ads with Justin Long, or from his contributing role on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show as Resident Deranged Millionaire. In his podcast, Hodgeman asks his audience (or anyone else) to bring him issues that need resolving and then brings his bludgeoning, literalist wit to bear on debates and, ultimately, rulings.  You won’t find a more fiercely comedic judge, more tyrannical jury or more hilarious executioner anywhere.
Use Replay Radio to capture Judge John Hodgman from its website or iTunes.


 

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The Bugle

Perhaps America’s favorite contemporary British comic, John Oliver’s bread and butter are pointing out the absurdities of modern American (and other) politics and animal puns. So it’s no surprise his podcast The Bugle with Andy Zaltman calls itself an ‘audio newspaper for a visual world’ and leaves ‘no political hot potato unbuttered.’

If you enjoyed John Oliver’s contributing or hosting work on The Daily Show, or if you’re a fan of his new, more provocative show on HBO, check out The Bugle and make reading tomorrow’s paper just a little less painful.
Use Replay Radio to capture The Bugle from its website or iTunes.


 

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Star Talk Radio

And now for show that’s not so much a humor podcast as a humorous podcast, starring perhaps America’s most unlikely folk comedic celebrity, the oft-cited and well-known Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Tyson is an expert at making big, scientific notions and questions accessible, with smart, healthy doses of pop culture references and humor.
Use Replay Radio to capture Star Talk Radio from SoundCloud.

iPhone Media Downloads – is Apple Stupid, Evil, or Weak?

As a new owner of an iPhone, I am very happy with the whole experience. The device is great.
As a media geek, I’m finding it difficult to something basic. And Apple seems to be working against me. Here’s what’s frustrating:

I want to be able to update the media on my iPhone over-the-air. I want my Podcasts to be updated automatically, without having to sync with my PC. I also want to be able to email radio shows automatically recorded as MP3 files (using Replay A/V) to my iPhone, and then play them. (Think TiVo for the radio – on your phone!) For me, this would be the coolest. But no luck 🙁

On the Podcast side, an app called Podcaster promised to do just that sort of thing, but was rejected from the Apple store for no apparent reason.

On the Radio show side, Replay A/V is able to send me emails with links to download radio shows automatically recorded by my home PC. I was hoping to be able to send myself radio shows to listen to on my iPhone. But alas, Safari is “unable to download” files from these links. (The links are generated by YouSendIt, which is integrated into Replay A/V).

So, here are my theories:

Stupidity: Is Apple so dumb as to disallow significant over-the-air media transfers for no good reason?

Evil: Is Apple disabling this capability in order to enable their own service?

Weak: Is Apple being bullied by AT&T to disallow too much 3G data traffic? (Another app that let you use your iPhone as a laptop modem was also killed by Apple.)

This is also puzzling given the Pandora player, which is also a media downloader, and works great on the iPhone. There’s no way Apple could kill the Pandora app though, as it would create a huge outrage.
These uncertainties should be troubling to anyone seriously considering developing media enabled apps for the iPhone. And the authoritarian, opaque, random policies behind the app store really need to end, otherwise all the development talent will go to Android or some other truly open platform, the coolness of the iPhone notwithstanding.