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Sweet Updates for Replay Media Catcher & Replay Music!

Replay Music & Replay Media Catcher updates

Our Developers rocked out a couple of nice updates today. Both Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music got some love.

Here’s what’s new in Replay Media Catcher:

  • New Guide items and fixes for Guide.
  • Support for more streaming media formats.
  • Support for audio recording from Line In and Microphone sources.
  • New splitting functions for scheduled recordings – split recordings at specific times.
  • Schedules can now be renamed from the list view.
  • Help -> Clear Registration Info menu option for license troubleshooting.
  • Improved ad blocking.
  • BitDefender users – Please see this FAQ.

Download the latest Replay Media Catcher.

And here’s what’s new in Replay Music:

  • Fixed a back button issue in the installer.
  • Installer now puts program files in Applian TechnologiesReplay Music 6 folder by default.
  • Added new Welcome page URL to installer.
  • Updated splash screen.
  • Fixed album number bug when editing multiple tracks.
  • Fixed Unicode issue when recording to a folder that contains special characters such as Chinese characters.

Download the latest Replay Music.

These updates are FREE for current owners of Replay Media Catcher 5 and Replay Music 5 or newer. If you’re running an older version you can upgrade here.

AND THE WINNER IS…

The Oscars

Our excitement for the 2014 Oscars can’t be contained. With so many talented people nominated and some amazing movies up for the big award, we couldn’t help but think about the most Capture-able moments of this years’ nominees. We know there are some great options online that are streaming the best movies of the year, and you can record them with Replay Video Capture.

In that same spirit, we used Replay Video Capture to capture some movie clips to make our own little ode-to-movies using past scenes from some well known ones.

Can you name them all?

February’s Favorite Radio Stations And Podcasts to Record with Replay Radio

Replay Radio 9

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…

Nerdist: http://www.nerdist.com/podcast/nerdist/
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.

BFF: http://bff.fm
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.

TWiT: http://twit.tv/twit
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!

Stream & Record The 2014 Winter Olympics With Replay Video Capture

Riki can snowboard

So you can’t wait for all of the drama, snow, and Russian delight of the Sochi Games? Same here. Don’t exactly want to catch all the excitement whenever your TV dictates? We know the feeling. There’s an option this year to watch the competition live online.

In the US, NBC is broadcasting every single event online. However, you need to have a cable or satellite subscription to access with one of NBC’s partners (Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Direct TV, Dish, AT&T U-verse, among many others), but once logged in, you can set up Replay Video Capture to record video directly to your hard disk. Simple, huh?

There are a couple other options if you are not in the US of A. Mainly, BBC and CBC, which are also streaming the Games for those with an IP address in the UK or Canada.

It’s like spandex to ice skating, skis to downhill moguls, erm… weird bathrooms to Sochi accommodations? Basically, Replay Video Capture is the perfect partner for your 2014 Olympic viewing needs online.

If you don’t have Replay Video Capture yet, download the free version here and get out your country’s flag for all of the international winter sports your heart desires.

Grammy Time: Performances Worth Recording

As we’re sure you heard, the Grammys were a few days ago. Aside form the actual who-won-what part, the next best reason to watch any awards show is always the performances. This year was no exception. In fact, the show changed it up by giving out 10 awards before the cameras even started rolling, which means that this Grammy show was all about the performances. It got us thinking of some of our past favorite Grammy spectacles… so if you haven’t seen these, get comfy, and enjoy!

Although Beyonce had a seductive performance this year with Jay-Z, we prefer the flawless 2010 moves in “If I Were A Boy”, plus it turns into a perfect cover of Alanis Morissette’s “You Outta Know”… you’ll see:

We don’t want to make you depressed today, but if you need a good cry then watch Eric Clapton’s 1993 Song of the Year “Tears in Heaven”:

We had to post this 2007 performance by Christina Aguilera singing the James Brown classic “It’s A Man’s World”… because, I mean, those pipes. Yeesh.

There’s no way we could assemble a list of best Grammy performances and exclude the King of Pop! Here’s the iconic 1988 “Man in the Mirror” performance from Michael Jackson:

Our favorite performance from this year would have to be the finale jam of Daft Punk’s stellar hit “Get Lucky” with some awesome assistance from disco-royalty Nile Rodgers and the man himself, Stevie-freaking-Wonder. It’s definitely one worth watching, and re-watching, and re-watching…

Of course, you can always record these performances for your own personal archives with our Replay Media Catcher app. Try it here and start collecting all of your favorite Grammy performances!

Which was your favorite live performance of the night? Think any of them were Replay Media Catcher save-worthy? Let us know in the comments.

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.

Enjoy!

Five Great Sites for Streaming Music

Every other month or so I put together a list of sites that are great for streaming audio or video and publish the list in our newsletter. Here are five sites that were featured in the March newsletter:

I like having 1.FM on while I am at work. I am a total fan of the 70’s pop station. The songs crack me up.

1.FM

Band of the Day is an adventure – you never know what kind of music you’re going to hear. And if you miss a day – no big deal – they recap the bands they’ve chosen from earlier days at the bottom of the home page.

Band of the Day

I confess I haven’t set up my own station with earbits – instead I like the editors’ picks – always a good listen.

Earbits

8 tracks is my absolute favorite for discovering new music and new bands!

8 Tracks

Thanks to Mixcloud I now have a few DJ favorites that I like to listen to and follow. Always great for livening up my afternoon at work.

mixcloud

And of course all these sites work fabulously with Replay Music. 🙂
What are some of your favorite sites for discovering new music?

Capturing Live Streams with our Screen Recorder – Replay Video Capture

Capturing CNN Live Online

While I am at work I can’t watch TV – but that doesn’t mean I want to miss live coverage of major events as they unfold. Thanks to live streaming news sites like CNN – and our professional quality screen recorder Replay Video Capture – I don’t have to.

I had CNN streaming live on my Windows 8 desktop and Replay Video Capture, our super easy screen recorder, was capturing all the coverage as it happened. Later today, when my work is done 🙂 I’ll be able to watch the news as it happened. Which is how I like it.

The image above is from my recorded video from earlier today – look at that gorgeous quality. That’s Replay Video Capture! Don’t miss another live event as it happens. Replay Video Capture is the prefect screen recorder for capturing all live streams – and any other streams you can’t download like webinars, encrypted sites, video chats, etc. Enjoy.

Play the Search Suggestion Game

I’m at a SEO conference today, and one of the best presentations was by a group of Google employees on some of the moral and ethical challenges of running a search engine. Matt Cutts – the Google official SEO blogger – was on the panel, as well as a couple of other people.

I was amazed at how a lot of issues come up with how to handle certain Google search results. Some of the panel’s examples were interesting. Should a suicide note left on a web site come up when searching for the victim’s name? Should a white supremacist hate site about Martin Luther King come up in the search results for MLK? Should posts warning about the dangers of vaccinations come up when searching about the safety of vaccines appear – in spite of sound scientific evidence against and the fact that misinformation could cost lives? And in some cases, Google execs in foreign lands have been arrested for videos appearing on YouTube – what does Google do about that? I had no idea.

Another fun aspect of this debate was the search suggestions that Google provides. These mirror what people are actually entering, and aren’t censored or edited at all – in spite of the fact they can be offensive to some. Try entering “asians are b” or “americans are f” and see what Google expects you to type next. It’s both funny and horrifying.

At our family dinner table, I shared this with the kids, and we tried the Search Suggestion game on their names. We tried “Bryce is” and “Laurel is”, and got some hilarious results – both complementary and insulting. Try this with your own kids names for fun!