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Best 2015 GRAMMY Songs To Record with Replay Music

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Last night was the music industry’s opportunity to show off it’s best acts. The show itself featured a number of awesome performances, but if you missed any of the top tracks on the list of winners, we’ve rounded up our favorites for your listening pleasure and the opportunity to use Replay Music to record and capture the sound of the 2015 Grammy Awards!

Paramore — Best Rock Song “Ain’t It Fun”

Ridiculously catchy and hard to hate, this track from Paramore has everything you want in straight-forward pop rock. No fuss, only fun.

Kendrick Lamar — Best Rap Song / Performance “i”

One of the most positive hip-hop songs to hit the air waves this year. Kendrick is known for his poignancy and his third studio album is one of the most anticipated in 2015. Keep your ears open!

St. Vincent — Best Alternative Music Record “Strange Mercy”

Indie goddess, St Vincent (Annie Clark) walked away with an award for her haunting record and lurching sound on “Strange Mercy”. Here’s one of our favorite tracks from the album, “Cruel”:

Pentonix — Best Instrumental Arrangement “Daft Punk”

The a capella group, Pentonix, goes into audio soundscapes of the last year, sampling seven different Daft Punk songs. Using a mixture of insane vocal and beatboxing talent, this hardworking crew deserve the nod.

“Twenty Feet From Stardom” — Best Music Film

This is a featured performance from one of the stars of this amazing documentary (which you can stream here on Netflix and record with Replay Video Capture 7). Showcasing the talent of background singers throughout history, this is a must-watch movie and must-listen soundtrack.

Tell us your favorite moments of the show and music from the past year over on Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear what you’re listening too! Don’t forget to use Replay Music to get all of the best tracks of 2015.

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Go Capture the Best TV Shows of 2014 with Applian

We’ve gone ahead and gathered the best streaming television online for 2014. This year especially has been a part of the much-discussed Golden Era of TV, and now you can play catch up with your Applian products to record and capture the following best parts of the silver screen off your personal computer. Make it even easier on yourself in 2015 by purchasing the Replay Capture Suite and can get all of these shows and so much more!

Marco Polo
Stream it on Netflix here and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

Just released this month, Marco Polo is the ambitious new original content series from Netflix that centers around the famed explorer. This is a must-watch for those who love period dramas, as everything from the costume to scenery is lavish and beautiful to watch. By recording it with Applian products, you can make sure to see it in it’s full glory on a bigger screen, rather than a laptop.

Hannibal
Get it on Amazon Prime here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

With the second season premiering in 2014, this graphic and suspense-filled show is exactly what a murder thriller is all about. Taking a serial approach to the well known Thomas Harris books, this creepy show has it’s own cult following with amazing actors and a plot that twists and turns through every gruesome act.  

Broad City
Stream it on Comedy Central here and learn how to record with Replay Video Capture

One of the new bright spots in TV comedy, the witty 20-something odd couple, who aren’t exactly likable, but hilariously fun to watch, star in Broad City and focuses on the struggling life in New York City. These two women bring friendship, awkwardness and cultural trends into an anti-glamour that’s both perfectly refreshing and pitch perfect.

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The Leftovers
Stream it on HBO Go and learn how to record it with Replay Video Capture

This outwardly somber drama about the cataclysmic mysterious disappearance of 140 million people is an introspective character exploration in the guise of political and religious themes. Based on the best selling book by Tom Perrotta, the series asks a deeper question of meaning and loss. Don’t worry, it is worth the unanswered questions for the sake of the beautifully written storyline and actor’s performances. 

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Stream it on Crackle here and learn how to capture with Replay Media Catcher

Every week the internet gets a little bit more of Jerry Seinfeld, which is always a good thing. This time, in crackle’s original series, we see the comedian interviewing another funny person, driving around and eventually sharing a cup ‘o Joe. Digging into their respective motivations, career stories, and always with genuine conversational humor, these short episodes are worth archiving for rainy day laughs. 

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Netflix Conflix: Holiday Edition

Can’t decide what to watch and record? We’re here to the rescue! Since it is the “most wonderful time of the year”, there’s no better time than now to get into the holiday spirit. On this edition of “Netflix Conflix” we’ve rounded up some of the merrier picks that Netflix is currently offering through streaming that you should record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online – plus, you can keep them in your arsenal for next season! Need help recording from Netflix? Just watch this helpful tutorial:

 

Scrooged: If you’re like us, then anything with Bill Murray is a winner. This 80s classic is the reinterpretation of “A Christmas Carol”, but with more snark and less Victorian London scenery. Not only is it a touching feel-good holiday film, but it is downright funny, thanks to Mr. Murray and his signature brand of effervescent charm.


White Christmas: Looking for a fluffy holiday musical that even grandma can love (or loves to re-watch)? Search no further. The insanely likable Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye duo give this classic Christmas tale a fun feel. You’ll be singing and dancing all evening, just hoping for more snow.


Nightmare Before Christmas: This Tim Burton family film is gorgeously unique and definitely has it’s place in the Holiday-Film-Hall-of-Fame (if there were one). Additionally filled with catchy tunes about the dreaded Christmas time and the revered Halloween, it’s the perfect transition from the scary to the sweet with emo-perfect execution.


The Fitzgerald Family Christmas: Written and directed by Ed Burns, this is a recent (2012) holiday drama that profiles a broken family trying to find that Christmas spirit. A fantastic ensemble cast and authentic feel make this film about family dynamics and drama one to distract you from your own sibling chaos this year.

 

A Saturday Night Live Christmas: Okay, so this one is technically not a Netflix streaming option, but thankfully you have Replay Video Catcher and can also get in on all of the Hulu action too! The 40-year-old TV institution compiled it’s best holiday-related sketches into one hilarious giant “show”. Relive all the funny and relish in performances from cast members past.

Replay Radio: Get Your Podcast On!

There’s something about autumn that makes us want to cozy up to a great radio program with a cup of tea and watch the leaves change. Thankfully, you can schedule and organize all of your favorites with Replay Radio.  Here’s what we’ve been excited to get our ears on this month:

Serial: If you haven’t yet, do it. Released every Thursday, which you can schedule perfectly with Replay Radio , this weekly investigation into a old murder case is like watching a movie unfold, but for your ears. Perfectly tackled as a piece of detailed journalism, it makes Thursdays exciting.

StartUp: Another weekly podcast that revolves around the attempt of one journalist to bootstrap his podcast company. Yep, it’s meta and just the amount of nerdy that we love listening to. Everything from evaluations to billionaire meetings, it’s a great insight to the struggle of making it happen.

Car Talk: We were so sad to hear about the passing of Tom Magliozzi, the other side of Click & Clack. But thankfully you can relive the magic in the archives. Enjoy the laughter and learn something about automobiles, but mostly the laughter.

Doug Loves Movies: Funny-man Doug Benson hosts this gleeful gathering of celebrities and comedians to play the Leonard Maltin game: wherein a piece of Mr. Maltin’s movie review is given and guests must guess the film. Always turns into a hilarious (and fun) conversation.

Whatever you’re listening to this month, we’d love to know. Sound off in the comments below or over on Facebook about your favorite episodes and listens that are keeping you happy and warm this season!

 

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction – Vol 8

We’re just getting over our sugar hangovers and have finally tossed out those moldy scary pumpkins (they looked so good though!). So in remembrance of one of our favorite holidays, here’s a hilarious prank video featuring one of the best pet costumes that should only be used to terrify pedestrians. Enjoy your distraction for the day and if you have any funny Halloween pet costumes, we’d love to see them! Post them up on our Facebook or Twitter.

 

Netflix Conflix: Happy Halloween

Can’t decide what to watch and record? We’re here to the rescue! There’s no better time all year than the week of Halloween (yes, we consider it a week-long holiday) to watch horror films. On this edition of “Netflix Conflix” we’ve rounded up some of the scary picks that Netflix is currently offering through streaming that you should record with Replay Video Capture before they disappear online – plus, you can keep them in your arsenal for next Halloween! Need help recording from Netflix? Just watch this helpful tutorial:


Fright Night
: Time has done this film well. This is the movie that re-imagined vampires for a whole generation, in fact, a generation that re-created the vampire into your worst Twilight-related nightmare. Regardless, Fright Night still provides something fun for everyone and we would also recommend the Colin Ferrel re-boot from 2011 that’s shockingly on-point with the classic.

 

Detention: This is a horror film with serious ADD. But its fast-paced wit makes it nervously enjoyable. Chalk-full of 90s / 00s pop culture references that keep it funny and on the comedy-side of things. No doubt, in a few years, this will be a cult hit. If you “get it” then you’ll enjoy the film — not a horror film for everyone and prepare yourself for a story that jumps all over the place.

The StuffIf you want something straight-up funny, make sure you keep The Stuff around for genuine giggles. The special effects are campy as they try to make infesting goo seem scary. (Hint: it’s not) But the acting is surprisingly great and there’s enough 80s ridiculousness to have a delightful viewing — you just might want to choose something other than yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream to eat while watching.


All The Boys Love Mandy LaneThis movie isn’t particularly scary. But it’s uniquely suspenseful. The characters are heightened stereotypes and Amber Heard is (as always) pretty darn good-looking, but there’s something that keeps it all entertaining. In typical slasher-flick style, this group of teenagers is sex-crazy and totally over-the-top. Expect gore and an interesting twist at the end.


Hellraiser:
Since this was the first sighting of Pinhead, and created a franchise that lasts nine movies and almost three decades, it’s worth getting a look at just why this created such a stir. Sure, it’s got the effects of your typical 80s horror movie, but Hellraiser does an astonishing job with makeup tricks and in-camera effects that make it worth watching. Also, if you don’t think the zombie-corpse crawling across the floor isn’t freaky, then we don’t know what is.

All New Replay Music 7

We’ve just released an exciting upgrade to everyone’s favorite music recorder. Replay Music 7 is here! Replay Music has been a hit with customers since 2004. Allowing you to record any music you can hear on your PC. It works great while listening to your favorite streaming music service. Replay Music records each track and automatically tags it for you. It’s a great way to discover new music and add to your growing music collection.

Here’s whats new in Replay Music 7:

  • All new audio recording technology eliminates all system sounds for super-clean recordings.
  • Records and splits from sources using 4, 5, 5.1, and 7.1 channels.
  • Song lyrics are included in track tags.
  • Tag any music file on your PC by dragging and dropping into Replay Music.
  • No longer requires admin privileges, and no more UAC prompt.
  • New small interface option.
  • Find songs from the built in Media Guide.
  • Mobile friendly: Save songs directly to DropBox, Google Drive or OneDrive.
  • Improved album art import. Change the artwork yourself, or use Replay Music’s suggestions.
  • Record multiple audio sources at the same time.
  • Recombining of split files.
  • New user interface.
  • New Music Guide.

 

 

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Best Media Sites: LOL Edition

So you know about YouTube and Netflix. But what about those undiscovered gems around the Internet just ripe for the downloading? Check out these Replay Media Catcher compatible sites. Note that not all sites are viewable in all countries.

This month, we wanted to feature the sites that tickle our funny bone, make us spit take, and get us smiling from ear to ear. Here are five fantastic sites that you are definitely going to want to download video from, and keep forever… because laughter is contagious and continual.

FUNNY OR DIE:

The celebrity-endorsed platform for hilarious series and one-offs, where you can catch the very watch worthy “Drunk History” and “Between Two Ferns With Zack Galifinakis” along with a ton of other giggle-making sketches.

CRACKED:

More centered on Internet memes and pop culture, Cracked offers some humorous takes on everything from Doctor Who to Kanye West. Also, check out the “Artist In Residency Program” where they feature a filmmaker hand-picked for your viewing pleasure.

CHEEZBURGER:

The OG funny video site still has quite a bit of life – and not as many cat memes. With a new Video section in Beta, they are experimenting with a whole channel devoted to Cheez-approved YouTube content. Don’t worry; there are still cat videos.

THE CHIVE:

This site is full of hilarious distractions. Everything from GIFs, to listicles, to random factoids, you can loose yourself for hours on The Chive. If you’re looking to capture some funny, watch and record their trending videos for a clue as to what will be popping up in your Facebook feed next.

COLLEGE HUMOR: 

Another classic funny video site, College Humor has been serving up the chuckles for 15 years, and boasts an impressive collection of original series and sketches. Our personal favorite is “Phantom of the Office” – we’d hire him just to keep us laughing.

As always, be sure to use only the best to download your favorite videos and media using Replay Media Catcher. If you’ve got a favorite video outlet on the web, be sure to give us the low-down in the comments or on our Facebook Page.

Dr. Wilson’s Possibly humorous Distraction- Vol 7

Dr. Wilson back here.  Well, I wasn’t actually gone.  Deb REALLY wanted to do a post on balloons, so while I was out training, she snuck in that last entry.  “Training?” you ask.  Last Sunday I competed in my second 1/2 Ironman distance triathlon – Steelhead 70.3. Translated, I swam 1.2 miles in Lake Michigan, bicycled 56 miles, and then ran a half marathon (13.1 miles).  If you think that is crazy, Shellie has done a few full Ironman races.  I might be that crazy in 2015.  Between work and family, we manage to squeeze in a lot of miles of training.

This week’s video is a bit of a classic, turning around the patterned: “Sh*t” + athletic activity + “say”.

 

Best Media Sites: Nerd Herd Edition

Best Media Sites: Nerd Herd Edition

So you know about YouTube and Netflix. But what about those undiscovered gems around the Internet just ripe for the downloading and recording? Check out these Applian-compatible sites to use on your Suite of products. Note that not all sites are compatible in all countries.

This month, we wanted to feature the sites that tickle our brain, make us think, and get us inspired in the most instructional ways. Here are six fantastic sites that you are definitely going to want to record, download, and keep forever… because learning is contagious and continual.

Archaeology Channel:

Archeology ChannelThis has to be Indiana Jones’ most-visited webpage – well, maybe next to Google Maps. Here, you can explore human culture from Ancient Greek myths to isolated tribes in Southeast Asia.

 

Documentary Storm:

Documentary StormGet some of the freshest and compelling documentaries here. For those with an elevated taste in cinema, these informative pieces run the gamut and beat out anything you might find on Netflix Streaming.

 

Documentary Net:

Documentary.netSimilarly enlightening, this network of docs does a great job of sorting by length, geographical location, and rating. Use your recording software to keep your own archive of priceless nonfictional cinema.

 

John Locker:

John LockerProviding a bit more obscure documentaries and educational pieces, this site has a huge variety of professionally produced and independent shorts (and films) that you can dig deep into.

 

TED Talks:

Ted TalksThe online source for the global lecture series, the site has all of the talks in-full in all of their motivational glory. Certainly living up to its motto: ideas worth spreading.

 

PBS:

PBSThe granddaddy of televised education; Public Broadcasting Service has provided generations of media content. From your first Sesame Street song to the compelling Antiques Roadshow, PBS still has awesome editorial features and political commentary.

 

As always, be sure to use only the best to capture your favorite videos and media using Replay Capture Suite. If you’ve got a favorite video outlet on the web, be sure to give us the low-down in the comments or on our Facebook Page.