Posts Tagged: streaming online

What’s Hot: Apple’s New Video Streaming Service

Season’s Greetings.

Oh wait, you haven’t heard? It is the season of new streaming releases, and we are here for it. 

First, we’ve got the hotly anticipated Disney+ that is now streaming all your favorites and newly released, never before seen originals that are making waves with all your friends and family. Now, we’ve got Apple TV’s new streaming service: Apple TV+

Okay, maybe Apple’s newest streaming service isn’t entirely brand new this week, but it is definitely here, having debuted officially earlier this month, and we need to talk about it. 

It’s positioning itself as a competitor to Netflix, getting ready to stream your favorite shows and movies, as well as creating its own original content and poising itself as a fixture in your living room.

If you already own an Apple TV device, then the crossover is easy, and it’s simple to subscribe to the brand new service, and get streaming.  Ringing in at about $5 a month, it’s a pretty affordable contender to replace or accompany all your classic streaming favorites. 

The streaming service offers a free trial period of 7 days, as well as a free music streaming program for students. It’s a pretty great incentive to sign up, even if just to add to your growing army of streaming options. In our opinion, you can never have too many options to watch and capture the best shows streaming online.

An added bonus of Apple TV+? Shows and movies are available to watch online and offline, from any Apple device.

Luckily, Replay Video Capture is here to make sure that no matter where you are watching, you can capture your favorite movies and shows (and even a few new ones!)…

Not sure how to do it? Take a look at our handy how-to guide, get the latest version of Replay Video Capture, and make sure that you are geared up to get the hottest shows and movies streaming online this season!

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Where to Watch the French Open Online

This Sunday, May 26th, marks the first day of one of tennis’ most anticipated tournaments of the year. From May 26th until June 9th, all of your favorite pros in the game will be matching up at the French Open to see who will be taking home the coveted Grand Slam trophy.

Are you ready? To get in on all the action, all you need is Replay Media Catcher, before heading over to NBC Sports online. You can use the DVR Browser in Replay Media Catcher or use the Stream Downloader, so you can record every match, and watch it when you’re ready, on any device.

You can find the full schedule for the matches here, just in time to watch all your favorites face off in what’s sure to be a heated tournament. Will Rafael Nadal be able to secure his position as the “King of Clay”? Is Novak Djokovic going to be able to defend his title from last year? Is this the year that Roger Federer wins his 21st Grand Slam title after his three year hiatus? What’s in the cards for World Champion Serena Williams? Will she match up again with U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka? So much is yet to be determined on the courts of Stade Roland Garros.

Fortunately, you won’t have to park in front of your screen just to make sure you don’t miss your favorite matches, especially as the tournament heats up…

Download Replay Media Catcher today, or make sure you’ve got the latest updated version. If you need some help getting started, we’ve got you covered. Just check out the tutorial below, so you can get started recording in no time, and so you won’t miss a single shot!

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!

9 Powerful Hacks for the Ultimate Netflix Experience

Love kicking back for a relaxing night with Netflix? Us too. No matter how much time you spend watching, though, you’ll never be a real power user if you don’t poke around under the entertainment hood. We took the time to really dive in (so you don’t have to), and rounded up a collection of tricks will greatly improve your Netflix experience.

Here are our top tips to take your Netflix binges to the next level:

1. Switch to high quality

High quality is the best quality when you’re enjoying movies online. You can manually force HD playback on Netflix on your TV to ensure your media is always shown in the highest-quality possible. First, make sure that your internet connection supports streaming 5 megabits/second or more, then log in and go to Account Settings > Playback Settings to select high quality.

(Note: Chrome users won’t be able to use this trick – sorry!)

2. Stream off peak hours

This may seem a little more on the obvious side, but choosing to stream Netflix shows NOT during peak hours will always award you with better quality. When less people are using Netflix overall, it improves downstream data traffic and thus, your viewing experience.

3. Use your phone as a remote

Lost the remote in your couch cushions again? You can turn any smartphone into a remote control just by downloading the Netflix app for iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Once installed and synced properly, you’ll be able to play, pause, stop and browse all from your connected device. Technology rules.

4. Create multiple profiles

We all have those guilty, yet amazing, pleasures we jump to when no one else is around to judge our viewing habits. Now you don’t have to hide when you create multiple profiles on Netflix! It’s free, easy to set up, and you’ll be able to generate a different profile for your chick flicks, horror movies, or anything else you may want to keep separate from your main account.

5. Say goodbye to buffering

Buffering movies and shows on your laptop can be a serious time-waster. To get rid of buffering in Netflix while playing a title, select Shift+Opt (Shift+Alt for Windows) and left click to open up a “hidden” menu called the Stream Manage. You’ll find buffering fixes, along with some other helpful tips!

(Note: For Chrome users, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt/Opt+S to access this menu.)

6. Find the best flicks

Reddit brings out the best (and sometimes worst) parts of the Internet. Use it to your advantage and head to r/netflixbestof to check out all of the best, most painstakingly-selected shows and movies to see so you never have to browse aimlessly again.

7. Record anything for later

Technology now allows us to record streaming movies and television shows from Netflix to watch forever, even after the site has taken them down. Using Replay Video Capture, you can screen record ANYTHING on Netflix in amazingly high-quality formats.

8. Enhance your viewing

Browser extensions are better than they’ve ever been. With one add-on in Chrome called Netflix Enhancements, you can instantly access IMDB profiles, movie trailers, pop-up ratings from sources like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, and more. You can even customize what you see once it’s installed.

9. Utilize keyboard shortcuts

Because streaming TV shows and movies should be as efficient as any other kind of digital hacking, Netflix keyboard shortcuts exist to streamline your viewing:

  • Play/Pause – Space bar OR Enter key
  • Play – Page Up key
  • Pause – Page Down key
  • Enable Full screen – F key
  • Disable Full screen – Esc key
  • Rewind 10 seconds – Shift + Left Arrow
  • Fast Forward 10 seconds – Shift + Right Arrow
  • Volume Up/Down – Up Arrow/Down Arrow
  • Mute On/Off – M key
  • Toggle by frame – CTRL + Space bar

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Save Your Media: Why Netflix Will Never Be Perfect

We love Netflix, but it isn’t a perfect streaming service. The truth is, it can’t be. 

With growing competition, incomplete collections, and temporary trademarks on titles, Netflix’s shortcomings across a myriad of areas will likely hinder it from becoming the “all-powerful streaming service” we thought it might be just a few years ago. These limitations and imperfections are some of the many reasons why it’s important to record Netflix TV shows and movies with Replay Video Capture, and save them for offline viewing before they inevitably disappear.

Market Share

This chart below, created by Nielsen, shows the penetration of streaming services and subscription video on demand services. Netflix leads the pack of streaming online with over 61 million subscribers and 36% of the market, but Amazon and Hulu also take close to 20%.

And, research has shown that Amazon’s popularity and market share is only growing as the company gathers more customers through their Prime service,  gain more title contracts, and generate more original series.

Narrow Collection

At first glance, its impressive library of movies and shows, both original and licensed, seems never-ending. But, it does end. With only around 13,300 titles offered worldwide, Netflix’s collection is actually pretty limited in terms of selection. And, because of the ongoing rivalry between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, it’s impossible to provide a truly complete catalog at all times and win over the entirety of the market.

Temporary Licensing

Part of this narrow collection is due to the structure and process of licensing content. Netflix is frequently changing up their online offerings; the reliability of their shows and movies are completely dependent on licensing agreements made with networks and filmmakers.

According to Investopedia, these agreements could “allow Netflix to stream all seasons of [a] show in full through its online platform for one, three or five years. The licensing agreement can be renegotiated after the set time period ends, or Netflix could drop the show from its library if viewer interest is not high enough to warrant the cost.”

Essentially, Netflix can drop content on a whim. And what if that show or movie they deemed ‘not popular enough’ was your all-time favorite? Download Replay Video Capture to record and save all of your favorite Netflix content, before time is up!

Keeping Things Fresh: Replay Media Catcher Updates

It’s another great day for updates!

We’ve recently launched some great new enhancements to Replay Media Catcher for PC. Update your software at any time to take advantage of these additions and improvements.

What’s New in Replay Media Catcher:

  • Support for Periscope streams containing emoji’s in name and title
  • Support for recent IMdb changes for TV Guide and Movie Guide
  • DVR improvements for detecting flash players
  • Extraction engine 2016.07.26.2
  • DVR improvements for players hosted in iFrames
  • New additional DVR browser (Ax Browser) to support some sites.*
  • Improved Dash protocol detection
  • Improved logging performance
  • Improved RTMP detection performance
  • Updated Spanish translation
  • Signed with new Applian code signing certificate
  • Support for new YouTube m4a formats

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**There are now two DVR browser’s to choose from for users with IE 11+. The new DVR browser (Ax Browser) is the default. For users with IE 11 (or older) can access the old DVR browser (Browser Control). This can be changed in Settings.


Any questions on these recent updates? You can reach out to our Support Staff at any time!

How to Stream & Save the CrossFit Games

This is truly a landmark year for the CrossFit Games, and it’s been a demanding journey from the Open, to the Regionals, to the Games — top athletes from each of the included 17 regions worldwide have been narrowed down from hundreds to the fittest 40 men, 40 women, 40 teams, 40 teenagers and 200 masters.

A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable. Athletes cannot train for what they do not know. At each CrossFit Games, the athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the competition. The combination of highly trained athletes and unknown events makes for an explosive mix. – CrossFit Games Online

(Image via games.crossfit.com)

Check out the full, global leaderboard of every competing athlete HERE and see the Games schedule below: 

  • Teenage & Masters Competition | 7/19 –7/21 | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
  • Team Competition | 7/22 – 7/24 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT
  • Individual Competition | 7/22 – 7/24 | 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. PT

Fans of the 2016 CrossFit Games can capture every Masters, Teens and Teams events — streaming live from YouTube & the official CrossFit Games website — and store them in a high quality format with Replay Media Catcher. The Individual events will stream from ESPN3 and can be captured with Replay Video Capture.

With Replay Media Catcher’s live stream monitor feature, you can actively track and record the CrossFit Games live stream directly from YouTube! Plus, our best-selling software makes it simple to create incredible quality videos of every single event, so you can watch on your own schedule.

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The Best Worst Movies to Stream & Record Now

Some movies are amazingly brilliant, and some are so amazingly bad that it’s a wonder how they were ever conceptualized. Today, we’d like to honor some of those horrible, yet somehow captivating, films available online.

You can stream all of the terrible/awesome movies your heart can handle straight from your browser, then use Replay Video Capture to keep them forever. To get started, just fire up the software, start playing your top picks on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, and start recording.

Take a look at some of our favorite worst movies to stream and save on Netflix right now:

1. Gigli

If you’ve ever wanted to see J. Lo pretend to be a “fatally gorgeous” gangster, please record and save this movie from Netflix. Ben Affleck (Gigli) also stars in this quintessentially awful/amazing movie from the early 2000’s, in which a kidnapping goes terribly awry. Sloppy, bizarre and yet somehow amazing.

(GIF via bustle.com)

2. Killer Mermaid

Somewhat creepy and terribly written, this flick is perfect for you horror lovers – if you want to laugh rather than being scared. The general plot line involves two American women on a vacation in the Mediterranean, where they stumble upon the lair of (you guessed it) a killer mermaid. This film is available to stream on Netflix, and definitely worth it for your next movie night.

(GIF via zombooyah2thesequel.tumblr.com)

3. Left Behind

Nicolas Cage is reason enough to watch and save this Armageddon based masterpiece from Netflix. In Left Behind, a handful of survivors are “left behind” after millions vanish; the world is plunged into chaos. And then there was Nic Cage.

(GIF via yahooentertainment.tumblr.com)

4. John Dies at the End

Comedy meets terror in this dark flick on Netflix. A new drug, referred to as Soy Sauce, promises an out-of-body experience like no other. People are scrambling for it, but there are (obviously) consequences. We won’t give you any other spoilers — this movie is perfect for livening up a boring evening.

(GIF via wifflegif.com)

5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

This movie is actually pretty good if you’re into martial arts flicks, though still laughable compared to the original. Jason Scott Lee stars as a warlord hell-bent on stealing a sword from the good guys (and martial arts masters). Get a hold of this one on Netflix before your next kung fu binge!

(GIF via decider.com)

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Fresh Updates! New Fixes to Replay Media Catcher & More

Today is a good day. We’ve recently launched some great new updates and enhancements to a ton of our Applian products; Replay Media Catcher, Replay Video Capture, Replay Music and Replay Converter!

You can update your software at any time to take advantage of these additions and improvements.

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.1.8:

  • Support for “Run as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed” in scheduler.
  • Improved Radio Station Guide, with search that now looks up Applian Radio guides as well as TuneIn.
  • Improved art image lookup, and lookup for default media player.
  • Improve startup time.
  • Fixed YouTube channel downloads by scheduler.
  • Fixed video guide to support recent Google Search changes.
  • Support for corrupt ABC radio playlists.
  • Support for new Ustream.tv protocols and recent YouTube changes.

Replay Video Capture 8.4.2:

  • Fixed scheduler – open at start and schedule multiple recordings.
  • Improved MP4 recording modes and bitrates.
  • New automatic scaling for secondary monitors (Windows 10 and 8.1).

Replay Music 7.0.1.7:

  • Improved art image lookup and lookup of default player for media.
  • Improved startup time.

Replay Converter 5.0.1.7:

  • Improved art image lookup and lookup of default player.
  • Improved startup time.

Any questions on these recent updates? You can reach out to our Support Staff at any time!

Here’s How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

Super Bowl 50 is just a few days away and the excitement may actually be too much to bear!

This championship is a truly historic one for the National Football League, marking the 50th annual battle of football greatness. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are going head to head this year, with the Panthers currently favored by 4.5 points.

Coverage will begin on CBS at 11 a.m. EST, and will also be streamed live on CBSSports.com so you can record all the most intense moments with Replay Video Capture!

The best part? Replay Video Capture is completely, 100% legal! So you can capture every bit of Super Bowl action, halftime entertainment and classically over-the-top commercials worry-free.

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