Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Replay Music 3 & Napster

When using Replay Music to record from Napster in Vista, use the
online browser version of Napster rather than the installed
software version. Replay Music cannot record from the installed
version of Napster but records great from the browser version.

URL for section in Replay Music 3 FAQ:

URL for section in Vista Compatibility Guide:

Replay Music 3.15 Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use the following keyboard
Ctrl + A = Select All Tracks
Ctrl + R = Record or Stop Recording
Ctrl + S = Split Track

Replay Music 3.15 Released

January 29, 2008

Replay Music -3.15
- Improved program stability.
- New "pending" status message during recording process.
- Improved program settings accessibility.
- Updated splash screen.
- Added hint defining keyboard shortcuts.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Replay Music 3 Tip

From the developer

With Replay Music 3, you don't even have to uninstall an older
version of
Replay Music 3. You only need to uninstall and re-boot if you
have Replay
Music 2 or 1.

Replay Music & Winamp Fix

Hi Petro,

That is correct. When you update or install Winamp when you
already have
Replay Music installed on your computer, you will need to
re-install Replay
Music. Winamp overwrites a Gracenote file that Replay Music
uses when you
install or update Winamp.

Also, to just let you know, I am just about finished with a new
version of
Replay Music. This version's settings should be much more
accessible for
screen readers like Jaws. It should be ready to download in a
couple days.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Replay AV 8 Discount Price

Use promotion code:

To receive the discounted price for Replay AV 8. Copy the
promotion code you hear with ctrl c.

Order Form

Applian site:

Replay Music 3 Tutorials

To download
1. Press application (context menu) key
2. Choose Save Target As

Replay AV 8 Tutorials

To download
1. Press application (context menu) key
2. Choose Save Target As

Now you can record XM using stream capture method. Record
silently. Version Replay AV 8.40 and up.

Now you can record Sirius online using stream capture method
with version Replay AV 8.40 and up.

The blog has moved to:

The podcast feed URL has changed to:

Monday, January 14, 2008

Replay Music 3 User Guide

Replay Music 3 Guide

Get Started!
Configuring Popular Player Programs
Setting up Your Firewall
Starting a Recording Session
Stopping a Recording Session
Editing Track Information
Splitting Tracks Manually
Sorting the Track List
Deleting Tracks
Configuring Replay Music (Settings)
Creating CDs
Recording LPs or cassette tapes

Get Started!
Replay Music is a revolutionary new way to capture streaming
music from the Internet or any external source into MP3 files or
CDs. And it's really easy to use, too.

For best results, we suggest you use one of the following
high-quality streaming music services:

Yahoo Jukebox™

Configuring Popular Player Programs
Some player programs may need to be configured to work optimally
with Replay Music. Here's how to configure the popular ones:


For the best track recognition when recording from Rhapsody:

Turn off Rhapsody's equalizer. Click on Tools, Equalizer and set
it to the OFF state.
Keep Rhapsody's main volume level to at least mid-range.

As with all player programs, be sure to open Replay Music PRIOR
to opening Rhapsody.

Yahoo Jukebox:

If using Replay Music with Yahoo Jukebox please be sure to
disable the "cross fade" option in Yahoo's settings. In the
Yahoo Music Jukebox, click on EDIT, then PREFERENCES. In the
GENERAL section disable the "cross fade" option.

Napster and all Other Windows Media based services:

If you're recording from a Windows Media source (like Launchcast
or Napster), make sure that the Applian Audio Recorder Plugin is
enabled in Windows Media Player:

Please note: Replay AV and the Freecorder Toolbar use the same
specialized audio driver that Replay Music uses. Please make
sure that these programs are closed when using Replay Music.

Setting up Your Firewall
When you use Replay Music, it needs access to the Web to look up
the song information. Often times, your firewall may not allow
Replay Music access. Here's how to configure two of the most
popular firewall solutions, Windows Firewall and Zone Alarm.

Windows Firewall:

Open Windows Firewall. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel,
then Network Connections. Next, choose Change Windows Firewall
Settings. Windows Firewall appears.
Click the Exceptions tab. The screen below appears:

Click Add Program, and then select Replay Music from the list.
Your will see this screen:

Click OK. Replay Music will now be able to access the Web to
lookup song information.
For Zone Alarm:

Open Zone Alarm, and click the program Control Tab.
Locate Replay Music. If Replay Music is blocked, you'll see red
Xs next to it as shown here:

Click each X, and select Allow. When you're done, your screen
should look like this:

Starting a Recording Session
IMPORTANT: When recording, be sure to open Replay Music first,
THEN open the music player program or browser you're using.

Here's how Replay Music appears when you open it:

To start a recording session:

Open Replay Music by clicking the Replay Music icon on your
Open your browser or music player program.
In Replay Music , click the Start Recording button. The Start
Recording Session dialog appears:

Optionally, enter a name for the Artist and Album. This is used
if Replay Music can't determine the artist or album name.
If you select the "Always tag with Artist/Album name above"
option, Replay Music will use whatever you have entered above as
the Artist and Album for that entire recording session. This
overrides Replay Music's Album/Artist lookup.
Enter a Default Genre. If Replay Music cannot determine a genre,
then this one is used.
Check Always tag with Genre name if you want to override Replay
Music's genre lookup.

You can customize how files are saved into subfolders using the
Directory Format.
\%a will save each file into a folder with the name of the
\%A will save each file into a folder with the name of the
\%G will save each file into a folder with the name of the

You can also combine tags -- for example, %A\%a will create an
artist directory with the artist's albums as a subdirectory.

If you want to automatically stop recording after a certain
time, enter a value next to End recording after. Otherwise, just
leave it blank.
Add Tracks to Windows Media Player: If you want your recorded
tracks to be added to your Windows Media Player music library,
check this option. Tracks are added after the recording session
Add Tracks to iTunes: If you want your recorded tracks to be
added to iTunes automatically (for syncing to your iPod), check
this option. Tracks are added after the recording session ends.
Click OK. The recording session starts.

To ensure Replay Music is recording, look for the VU Meter
moving rapidly on the main screen. This lets you know that
Replay Music can "hear" the audio to record. If you do not see
movement in the VU Meter, then Replay Music is not detecting any
audio. Make sure that you always open Replay Music PRIOR to
starting the application that you will be recording from.

After each song ends, Replay Music determines the artist and
track name, and displays those names in the recorded songs list.

Hint: Entering a default artist, album or genre helps increase
the recognition rate, if you know you're going to be recording a
particular album, artist or genre.

Stopping a Recording Session
After you're done recording, click the Stop Recording button.
This ends the recording session.

If you've specified that a CD is to be created, or if you want
to add songs into iTunes, then those operations will occur at
this time.

Editing Track Information
During or after recording, you can edit information that is
saved along with each recorded song. This allows you greater
control over how songs are labeled, or allows you to properly
tag a song that is unrecognized by Replay Music. You can edit
tracks one at a time, or several at once.

To edit track information for a single song:

Click the song to edit.
Click Edit Track(s). Or right-click on the track to edit and
select "edit track" from the menu options.
The Edit Track dialog appears:

Change the title, artist or album, track number or genre fields
as you see fit, then click OK.
The song data is now changed in the MP3 file.

To edit multiple tracks:

Highlight the tracks to edit.
Click Edit Track(s). The Edit Multiple Tracks dialog appears:

Change the Artist, Album or Genre tag. If you don't want to
change a tag, leave it blank.
Click OK when finished.

To move tracks: Right click on the track to move and select
"Move Track(s) to directories according to directory format".
This allows you to move already recorded songs in the track list
to the same folder selected in the "Directory Format" text box
found in the "Start Recording Session" dialog box. This is good
for organizing songs.

Splitting Tracks Manually
Sometimes when recording from radio or live footage, there are
no cues for the end of a track, and you may want to split tracks
manually. You can do this by clicking the Split button while
recording. The split button looks like this:

Sorting the Track List
During or after a recording session, you can sort the track list
by artist, album or genre as follows:

Click S# to sort songs in the order which they were recorded.
Click T# to sort by album track number.
Click Title to sort by song title.
Click Artist to sort by artist.
Click Album to sort by album name.
Click Genre to sort by genre.

Deleting Tracks
During or after recording, you can delete tracks you do not wish
to save. You can delete tracks using the "delete" button, or by
right-clicking on the track and select "delete" from the menu

To delete tracks:

Select the track or tracks to delete.
Click the Delete Track(s) button

Right-click on the track to delete.
Select "delete" from the menu options.

Configuring Replay Music (Settings)
Replay Music lets you configure some parameters for optimizing
the recording experience. Start by clicking the Settings button,
and the Settings dialog appears.


Pick a folder to hold recorded files: This is the folder where
your MP3 recordings are saved. Actually, they are saved in a
subfolder under this folder, with the same name as the album
name. So, if this setting is "D:\Music", and the album you're
recording is named "Eagles", then songs are saved in
Input Source: For most streaming recordings, use Audio Driver as
the input source. If you're recording via the Line-In port on
your PC (i.e. recording old Vinyl albums), or if Sound Card
isn't working, then you can change the recording source.
Stop Recording After Idle: If you're doing an unattended
recording session, you can have Replay Music automatically stop
recording once a certain amount of idle time is detected. Set
this to zero to disable this feature.
Volume Level: You can adjust the recording volume level with
this slider.

Splitting Tracks

In general, the default settings for these parameters will work
with most of the popular Internet Music sources. Only change
these if your songs are not being split properly.

Split Tracks: Enables automatic track splitting. If you uncheck
this, then no track splits take place while recording.
Minimum milliseconds of silence between tracks: When Replay
Music records, it splits songs into individual tracks, primarily
based upon detecting silence between each track. If tracks are
not being split properly, adjust this setting. (Note: 1000
milliseconds = 1 second.)
Do not record or split track if less than __ second(s):
Occasionally when recording, you may get partial tracks or
unwanted interludes. This setting lets you choose to eliminate
tracks under a certain length you decide.
Volume Level Cut-off: When Replay Music determines silence, it
uses a minimum volume threshold for deciding what "silence" is.
For example, if you're recording from a vinyl LP, there may be
some detectable background noise. You can increase this value if
recordings are not being split properly, if you think that some
background noise is occurring.

Here are our suggested defaults:

Minimum Milliseconds: 500
Do Not Record: 15 seconds
Volume Level Cutoff: 500 - 900 range.


Replay Music needs to access the Web to determine the artist and
track title for each song. If you connect to the Web using a
proxy server (most connections DON'T), then set the Proxy
Address and Port here.

Output Options

Replay Music can create MP3 files, or automatically burn CDs for

File name format: This setting allows you to customize how your
files are named. The symbols used for formatting are:
%T = Track name
%A = Artist name
%a = Album
%G = Genre
%t = Track number

The default is %T-%A which means the track name will come first,
then "-", then the artist name.
Track number File name digits: Setting this option to "2" will
add leading zeros to track number in the file name for better
file sorting.

Automatic Tagging: You can turn off tag lookups when this
setting is unchecked.
Record to MP3s: Makes individual MP3 files from each song. If
this is selected, you can choose the bit rate for the MP3 file.
Note that saving to a bit rate higher than the original
recording has no effect on the quality. Normally, 128 Kbps or
196 Kbps is sufficient for excellent quality.
Burn to WAV: Makes individual WAV files from each song.
Burn to MP3 CD: After the recording session ends, all your
recorded tracks are burned to an MP3 DATA CD. (You will need a
CD Player that can read MP3 CDs to play this.)
Burn to Audio CD: After the recording session ends, all your
recorded tracks are burned to an Audio CD. These CDs hold a
maximum of 74 minutes of audio, and will work on virtually all
CD players. (Note: when burning audio CDs for use on older CDs
players, be sure to use CD-R discs, not CD-RW. CD-RW discs may
not work in older CD payers.)
When reach 700 Mb Max: This ends the recording session, and
burns the MP3 DATA CD once the total size of recordings becomes
700 Mb, the maximum capacity of an MP3 DATA CD.
When reach 80 minutes max: When burning audio CDs, the CD
creation process will start once 80 minutes of songs have been
Kbps: Select the bit rate of the final file. Generally 128 Kbps
gives great quality, but you can go up to 320 Kbps. Note that
recording a 128 Kbps stream and outputting it to 320 Kbps won't
give you any better sound quality.
CBR or VBR: CBR stands for Constant bitrate and VBR stands for
Variable Bitrate. CBR is the older encoding method, so all MP3
players recognize this encoding method and a player can easily
calculate the length of the MP3 recorded with this method. VBR
is a newer encoding method so the recorded files will usually be
smaller compared to VBR, but some players do not recognize this
method and may have a hard time measuring the length of the MP3

Creating CDs
Replay Music can burn CDs automatically from your recordings.
Both Audio CDs and MP3 DATA CDs can be created. Plus, you can
make CDs on-the-fly, or pick tracks to place on a CD after a
recording session has ended.

To make a CD:

Click Settings, and choose one of the CD output options: Burn to
MP3 CD or Burn to Audio CD.
Click Start Recording to start your recording session.
Click Stop Recording when finished recording.
Follow the instructions which appear for burning all recorded
tracks automatically or just selected tracks.
The CD will be created.

Recording LPs or Cassette Tapes
You can also use Replay Music to record LPs or cassette tapes as
MP3 files or CDs. Here's how:

Hook an AMPLIFIER output attached to your audio tape recorder to
the line-in or mic port on your PC. (Hooking up the turntable or
tape recorder directly to the PC won't produce any sound.)
In Replay Music's Settings, change the Input Source to Line-In
or Microphone (depending upon which port you connected to in
step 1). Click OK when finished.
Click Record, and play your tape or LP.

Legal Notices
CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright ©
2000-2004 Gracenote. Gracenote CDDB® Client Software, copyright
2000-2004 Gracenote. This product and service may practice one
or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525; #6,061,680;
#6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459,
#6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Services
supplied and/or device manufactured under license for following
Open Globe, Inc. United States Patent 6,304,523.

© Copyright 2008 Applian Technologies Inc. - All Rights Reserved

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Replay Converter 2.80 User Guide

Replay Converter is the easiest way to convert video and audio
files from one format to another. You simply pick the files to
convert, choose an output format, and click a button to start
the process. Everything happens automatically.

Replay Converter can convert the following video formats:

Format Convert From Convert To
DVD (VOB files)
Windows Media Video (WMV)
Real Video (RM)
Quick Time
Flash Video (FLV)
Flash (SWF)
iPod and Play Station Portable MPEG 4 formats
3GP (for Mobile Phones)

For audio, the following formats are supported:

Format Convert From Convert To
iPod Bookmarkable (M4B/AAC)
Windows Media Audio (WMA)
Real Audio (RA)

Converting Video Files
Converting video files is easy - here's how to do it:

Open Replay Converter, and click Add Files. A file picker

Locate the video file to convert, and click Open. The file you
picked appears in the list of files to convert:

Repeat if you want to convert more files.
Next, we'll need to pick an output format. Click Convert Video,
then pick from one of the supplied Target Formats:

If it's a video file with no audio, or you don't want audio in
the final output, select Don't Convert Audio in Video. (This is
present in Replay Converter 1.1 and later.)
Once you have all your files chosen and the target format
selected, click Start Conversion Job. The file conversions

Converting Audio Files
Converting audio files is just like converting video files -
here's how to do it:

Open Replay Converter, and click Add Files. A file picker

Locate the audio file to convert, and click Open. The file you
picked appears in the list of files to convert:

Repeat if you want to convert more files.
Next, we'll need to pick an output format. Click Convert Audio,
then pick from one of the supplied Target Formats:

Once you have all your files chosen and the target format
selected, click Start Conversion Job. The file conversions

Converting from DVDs
Replay Converter can convert files from DVDs to all the
supported output formats. Just insert the DVD into your disk
drive, and you'll see a series of VOB files. Usually the longest
VOB file is the one that contains the movie you'll want to

Hint: Many commercial DVDs are copy protected. However, if the
laws in your country allow this, you can use a utility like
DVD43 to read those files.

Note: Most DVDs are copyrighted, and as such, any files created
from those DVDs are to be used for your own personal use, in
compliance with the copyright laws of your country.

Customizing the Conversion Settings
With Replay Converter 2.0, you can fine-tune how conversions are
performed. Here's how:

Click Options. The options dialog appears:

Select Edit Target Format Before Starting Conversion Job.
Now, when you perform a conversion, you'll be able to change the
conversion parameters. For example, here's how a conversion to
WMV would appear:

Please Note: Any changes you make to the conversion parameters
are only in effect for the upcoming task. The defaults are
restored for subsequent conversion jobs.

Program Options
Click Options. The options dialog appears:

Skin: If you want to customize how Replay Converter looks, you
can choose from five different skins: Classic Blue, Alien,
Chocolate, Classic Red, or super-pink Cotton Candy.

Open Target File Folder: Opens the current target folder in
Windows Explorer.

Display Hints: Replay Converter can display helpful hints when
the program starts. If you've selected to turn these hints off,
you can see them again here.

Display Log: Opens your recording log for troubleshooting

Video/Audio Conversion Options:

For most users, the defaults will work fine. But if you're
having trouble converting try selecting or de-selecting the Use
Direct Show option that corresponds with the ORIGINAL file
format of the video or audio conversion you are having trouble

Computer Resource Usage During Conversion: Select normal for
faster conversions or low for better computer responsiveness
while converting.

Hints and Tricks
As you've seen, Replay Converter is pretty straightforward to
use. Here's a few hints and tricks that will save you time and

Picking Files

Instead of using the Add Files button, you can also drag and
drop files into Replay Converter from Windows File Explorer.

Converting Video files to Audio

You can make MP3 or any other audio format from video files -
this is great if you want to listen to a TV show on your iPod,
for example. The conversion process is the same as converting
audio files. Just add your video file(s) to the list and make
sure to select the correct Audio Target Formats

Removing Files from the conversion list

Use the Remove button to remove the selected file from the
conversions list, or click Clear List to remove all files.

Picking a folder for converted files

Replay Converter will place a converted file in the same folder
as the original, or place it in a new folder. Use the Write file
to Same Folder or Write File to New Folder options.

Keyboard Shortcuts

ALT + M = Minimize.
ALT + E = Exit.
ALT + T = About.
ALT + B = Target file browse.
ALT + D = Add file.
ALT + R = Remove file.
ALT + L = Clear file list.
ALT + S = Write to same folder.
ALT + N = Write to new folder.
ALT + A = Convert to Audio.
ALT + V = Convert to Video.
ALT + C = Start Conversion job.
ALT + O = Options.
ALT + H = Help.
ALT + X = Do not convert audio in video.

Converting from the Command Line
Replay Converter includes the ability to convert files using a
command line interface. This is handy if you want to do some
advanced automation of conversions. Some examples might include
converting files using a batch file, or from another program.

Here's the command line syntax:

ReplayConverter ?<input file path>?<output file path>?<format
code>?<optional switch>

For example, to convert the file d:\Files\Test.asf to
d:\Files\Test.mpeg as a 200 Kbps Mpeg 4 file, you'd use this

?d:\Files\Test.asf?d:\Files\Test.mpeg?MP4-200Here are the
various video format codes:


Here are the audio format codes:



M4A is AAC. M4B is iPod Audiobook.
16 bit audio formats are available only in Replay Converter 2.2
or later.

The switch options are:

NA : Don't convert audio.
Q : Convert quietly. Don't display error message boxes or any
user interface.


Switches can occur in any order, or not be included at all.
Switches are present in version 2.2 or later.

About Target Formats
Here's more information about the different target formats that
Replay Converter produces, and why you might use them.

First of all, the various video formats:

Format Convert From Convert To Great For:
Windows Media Video (WMV) Microsoft's proprietary format.
Plays on Windows Media Player. Great for editing and burning to
AVI Any player that plays AVI files. Used by most editing
programs and DVD burners.
MP4 Used by Quicktime, iTunes and plays almost anywhere,
including on a Mac.
Flash (SWF) If you want to embed video on a web page you
could use this format.
iPod MPEG-4 This is MP4 but the settings are designed
specifically for the size of the iPod Video screen.
Play Station Portable (PSP) MPEG-4 Also MP4 but the settings
are set specifically for the Play Station Portable device.
3GP (for Mobile Phones) These are super small files that play
on almost any mobile phone.

Here's more information about the various audio target formats:

Format Convert From Convert To Great For:
MP3 Works with virtually any audio player. MP3 is the
universal standard.
WAV This is uncompressed audio. If you record to WAV you won't
lose any quality, although the files get huge. Some folks
convert to WAV to burn to CD although most CD burners convert
MP3s back to WAV automatically before burning.
AAC (M4A) AAC = Advanced Audio Codec. Apple uses this. Will
work in iTunes and Quicktime. More modern than MP3, more
iPod Audiobook (M4B/AAC) This is great to use with long audio
files like audiobooks or recorded radio shows. You can listen in
iTunes or on your iPod, stop, play something else, and resume at
the place you stopped listening. Pretty handy!
OGG This is an open source codec. Some people like it since
it is patent-free, and produces excellent quality sound at small
file sizes.
Windows Media Audio (WMA) Microsoft's proprietary format.
Works great with Windows Media Player.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Replay AV 8 User Guide

Replay A/V is the easiest, most powerful way to automatically
record, schedule and convert Video or Audio delivered to your
PC. You can capture from the Internet, or from a variety of
devices like TV Tuner cards, Webcams, or radios - just about
anything attached to your computer. And you can convert to all
the popular formats automatically. There's no better way to take
control of your Media.

Replay A/V is really simple to use -- here's how the main screen

Here's all the kinds of things Replay A/V can capture:

Radio Shows
Radio Stations
Internet TV Stations
Internet Video clips
Video Blogs or Vlogs.
XM Radio
Sirius Radio
Video from a TV Tuner Card
Video from a Webcam attached to your PC
Audio from an AM/FM radio or any external device attached to the
mic or line-in input on your PC
Replay A/V includes Replay Converter, which lets you
automatically convert your captured media into all the popular
formats including:

iPod Video
iPod Audiobook (bookmarkable)
Windows Media Video
Windows Media Audio
PSP (Play Station Portable) Video
3GP (for Mobile Phones)

Find Great Radio and Video with the Media Guide

Picking shows to record is easy with the built-in Media Guide.
Thousands of shows and stations are listed, with more being
added every day. Plus, the URL Finder tool makes it easy to find
the audio feed for any shows not listed in the guide.

Recording Methods: Stream Capture vs. Audio Recording

Replay A/V has two main ways to record online media: Stream
Capture and Audio Recording.

Stream Capture is the most desirable way to record. For
capturing video, it's essential, but it is also a very powerful
way to record audio. Stream Capture works by making a digital
copy of the stream sent from the server. Here are some of the

Record several shows at the same time.
Perfect reproduction.
Eliminates background noises.
Doesn't tie up your sound card.
Some internet audio cannot be recorded via Stream Capture, and
for those cases, the Audio Recording method captures audio that
plays over your PC's speakers. (You can also record from the Mic
or Line-In ports using this method - for example, this is how
you'd record from a radio attached to your PC.) Think of Audio
Recording as an alternative if Stream Capture fails.

The rest of this User Guide describes specific features of
Replay A/V. Dive in and enjoy!

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How to Add a New Recording
If you're just getting started with Replay A/V, the easiest way
to get up and running is with the Open Recording Wizard button:

Just click this button, and you'll be taken step-by-step to
create a new recording. It's that easy!

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How to Change Show Properties
Once you've added a new recording, you can go back and fine-tune
how the recording behaves:

Click the Show. A popup menu appears:

Click Properties. The Show Properties dialog appears.
See Show Properties to learn more about the various options.

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Main Screen Reference
Replay A/V is designed to be powerful, yet simple to use. There
are just a few options on the main screen, but you can quickly
gain access to a variety of tasks.

Hint: Place your mouse over any button to see what it does.

Minimize Replay A/V.

Put Replay A/V into the system tray (lower right hand portion
of the screen).

Close Replay A/V.

Open the New Recording Wizard.

Click here to move the mouse to the screen resize area.

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Top Menu Reference
You can perform any task in Replay A/V from the top menu bar.
This section explains the options available:


Settings: Change Replay A/V's Settings.
Exit: Close Replay A/V and stop all recordings.


Add Radio Show, Add Radio Station, Add TV Station, Add Podcast:
These options open the Media Guide to add a specific type of
Open Media Guide: Opens the Media Guide to the main page.
Add Show Manually: If you know the URL of an audio or video
feed, use this option to add the show and configure it yourself.


Stream Capture Video or Audio Clips: Opens the Stream Capture
dialog so you can record video or audio.
Record Audio from Speakers: Records the audio you can hear. This
records everything that goes out through your sound card.
Record Audio from Mic, Record Audio from Line-in: If you have
any audio play device or a microphone attached to your PC, these
options let you record it.
Record XM Online, Record Sirius Online: If you have a
subscription to XM or Sirius Satellite radio, you are also able
to listen online. These options get you set up to schedule
recordings from those services.
Record TV Tuner Card or Webcam: If you have a TV Tuner card or
Webcam attached to your PC, you can record or schedule
recordings from those. With TV Tuner cards, you can also select
a channel as well.


Media Guide: Open the Media Guide for browsing or adding shows.
URL Finder: Open the URL Finder to locate the URL of a video or
audio feed.
Convert/Transfer: Open the Convert/Transfer dialog for
converting files, making CDs, and other file management tasks.
Log Viewer: Open the Log Viewer to get details on the recording
activity. This is handy for troubleshooting when recordings
Update Podcast/RSS Feeds: Check all your Podcast and RSS Feeds,
and download any new shows.
Undo Previous Delete: Choose this option if you deleted a show
by accident and want to get it back.
Remove Downloaded Podcast Shows from List: When you download
individual Podcast Episodes from the Media Guide, they appear as
shows in your list. This option deletes them from your list,
although the files remain.
Import Shows from Previous Versions: You can import your
recording schedule from Replay A/V 7 or Replay Radio 7 at any
time using this option.
Open Replay Converter: Opens the standalone Replay Converter
program included with Replay A/V.
Open Replay Player: Opens the standalone Replay Player program
include with Replay A/V.


About: Check the version number for this release.
User Guide: Open the online User Guide.
FAQ and Tech Support: Open the FAQ, or contact Applian technical
Enter Activation Code: Lets you enter, or re-enter, your
registration code.
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Pop-up Menu Reference
Click on any show to make the pop-up menu appear. These choices
let you perform operations on a specific show.

Properties: Edit all the properties and recording options for
this show.
View Shows: Open the folder where all the recordings for this
show are located.
Tune to Station: Listen to this radio station, or watch the
internet TV station.
Play Last Recording: Plays the most recently saved recording.
View this Show's Log: Opens the log file for just this show.
Handy for troubleshooting.
Go to Guide: Open the Media Guide at the page for this show,
station or Podcast.
Convert/Transfer: Open the Convert/Transfer tool, showing just
the files for this show.
Duplicate: Make a copy of this show, and insert into the shows
Delete: Delete this show.
Enter New Show: Create a new show manually.
Update All Podcasts: Check ALL shows and download any newly
available Podcast episodes.
Remove Downloaded Podcast Shows from List: When you download
individual Podcast Episodes from the Media Guide, they appear as
shows in your list. This option deletes them from your list,
although the files remain.
Undo Previous Delete: Choose this option if you deleted a show
by accident and want to get it back.

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Show Properties Reference
Click on any show, then select Properties to open the Show
Properties dialog. Depending upon other settings, some of the
dialogs may have more or less options.

Basic Options

The available options here are:

Name of Show: Enter the name of the show as you want it to
appear in the list of shows. This name will also be used to name
the output file.
URL: The URL of the show to record. For most shows, entering
this URL into your browser should start playing the show. For
Podcasts, this is the RSS XML feed for the show. Advanced
Feature: You can make a specific program load a URL to play by
entering the full path name and command line into the URL field.
For example, entering this into the URL field forces Windows
Media Player to play a stream:
"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe"
"mms://"Record to this Format: Choose how
the show is recorded initially. The choices listed depend upon
the Capture and Type selections in the Recording screen.
After Recording, Convert to: Replay A/V comes with a variety of
post-processing converters. The selections shown depend upon
what is selected in the Record to this Format field. These
conversions take place after the recording has completed.
Record Now: Check this to immediately start recording once you
click OK.
Tune for Live TV: If this is an Internet TV Station, check this
option to make the Tuner appear larger for viewing TV. Uncheck
this option if the current show is a radio show.

Recording Options

Capture by Recording Audio Output: Selecting this option makes
Replay A/V record by playing audio on your PC, and capturing the
audio you hear. You can also record from the Mic or Line-In
inputs using this method. When you select this, choose a
suitable Audio Recording Method. We recommend using the Replay
A/V Audio Driver for recording audio that is playing on your
computer. This driver was introduced in Replay A/V version 8.3
and will work with any sound card and works great in Vista too!
Capture by Downloading: This method can be used to record
without having to play audio through your PC's speakers. This
option is typically used for podcasts or capturing streamed
content directly from the network source.
Capture from TV Card, Webcam, or other Video Device: Record from
any video device attached to your PC.
Type: The options here change depending upon whether you have
selected Capture by Recording Audio Output or Capture by

For Capture by Recording Audio Output, the following options are

General Streaming Audio - Records a show by opening a
mini-browser window that plays the show.
Window Media (Audio) - If the show is streamed using Windows
Media Player, use this option, as a mini Windows Media Player
tuner window will appear when recording the show. If the show is
NOT a Windows Media stream, then you won't be able to record if
you choose this option.
Real (Audio) - If the show is streamed using Real Player, use
this option, as a mini Real Player tuner window will appear when
recording the show. You must have Real Player installed on your
computer in order to record Real audio streams. If the show is
NOT a Real Player stream, then you won't be able to record if
you choose this option.
External Input (Line In or Mic) - Use this option when recording
from a device attached to your Line In or Mic port on your PC.
XM Online - Use this option to record from XM Online. You'll
need to enter your XM Login and password, as well as the channel
to record.
XM Hardware - If you have an XM PCR, or a hardware cable from
Hybrid Mobile, select this option. Replay A/V will be able to
tune to the station to record before capturing the audio via the
Line In port.

For Capture by Downloading, the following options are available:

Stream Capture (Replay A/V only): This option records MP3,
Windows Media and Real streams directly from the network source.
This works for most (but not all) audio and video sources.
Podcast - If you're using Replay A/V to record a Podcast, select
this option. The URL field must have the RSS XML feed for the
Link to File - If the show is available as a downloaded file,
enter the URL for the file here. Note that very few shows will
download directly. Unless the file has a .mp3 or .wma extension,
you won't be able to download this, and will need to use one of
the other recording methods.

Audio Recording Method: Choose how the audio is to be recorded.
We recommend using the Replay A/V Audio Driver for recording
audio that is playing on your computer. This method was
introduced in Replay A/V version 8.3 and will work with any
sound card. It works great in Vista too!

The other available methods in this section will correspond to
recording inputs available on your Sound card. If you're not
using Replay A/V Audio Driver, one of these options should be
present: Stereo Mix, Wave Out Mix, Mix-record, All, What U Hear,
Stereo Out or Wave.

Test Methods: If the Replay A/V Audio driver won't work for you,
use this test to determine the best alternate Audio Recording
Method selection for capturing what you hear from your PC. Many
sound cards have several different options. Use the Test Methods
button to determine the best alternate source for recording what
you hear from your PC's speakers.
Is an Archive (Don't Retune Automatically): If you're recording
an archived show (and not a live stream), check this option.
Normally, when recording, if no more data is detected, Replay
A/V assumes that the live feed needs to be tuned again. For
archived shows where the feed ends, checking this option
prevents tuning into the same feed again.

Schedule Options

This screen lets you determine the recording schedule for the

Start Recording At: Choose the time (your local time) when you
want to start recording.
End Recording At: Choose the time when you want to stop
Unscheduled: Keeps the show in your list, but doesn't
automatically record it.
Record Once On: Pick this if you are recording a show that is
broadcast only once.
Repeating: Choose which days to record the show.
Today: Quickly set recording just for today.
Weekdays, Weekends, All, None: These buttons make it easy to
select multiple days to record shows.
Set Continuous Recording: Set schedule parameters for recording
24 hours per day.

Output Options

This screen lets you decide how to output the show. Your choices

Make Audio CD: If you are making WAV files, then you can burn
them to an Audio CD, which will play in most Car CD Players.
Audio CDs have a maximum of 74 minutes (some can hold up to 80
minutes). If you've selected this option, make sure you have
configured the CD Burner (see Setup CD Burner).
Make Data CD: This is handy if you have an MP3 capable CD
player. MP3 files are burned to a "Data CD", which holds up to
650 Meg.
Setup CD Burner: You will likely need to configure Replay A/V's
CD Burner once before making Audio or Data CDs. Click this
button to do the setup.
Keep copy of Original File After Converting: Normally, once a
conversion has finished, Replay A/V will delete the original.
For example, if you're converting from WAV to MP3, the WAV file
will be deleted once the MP3 has been created. Check this option
to keep the original file as well.
Add to iTunes Library: If iTunes is present on your PC, this
will automatically add the recorded track to iTunes.
Overwrite Last Recording: This is used when you want a single
copy of a recurring show. For example, if you're recording the
daily news, you might use this. The show file name does not
include the date when you use this option.
Delete Shows Over __ Days Old: This option enables Replay A/V to
automatically delete shows older than a specified number of
Maximum number of shows to download: For Podcasts or other
downloadable shows, use this option to limit the number of shows

Splitting Options

Recorded shows can be split into smaller files in various ways:

Create New Track after: Automatically makes separate MP3 files
or CD tracks after a period of silence. This is handy for
recording commercial free radio or other playlists. (Note that
this is not available for Podcast or Stream Capture recordings.)

Split tracks every: Makes a new track or MP3 file automatically
after a period of time. This is useful for splitting long radio
shows into smaller segments. For example, set this to 60 to make
a separate file for each hour of your favorite show.
Split Tracks at __ minutes after the hour: This lets you have
track splits occur at particular times. For example, if you
enter 0, 30 into these boxes, you will get 30 minute segments,
starting at 0 minutes and 30 minutes after the hour. For
example, if you enter "9' as a value, a split will occur at
12:09, even if the recording starts at 12:05.
Split Shoutcast MP3 streams into individual songs: If you're
using Stream Capture to record a Shoutcast music radio station,
tick this option to have songs tagged and extracted from the
recorded stream.


The Tags setting allows you to customize how MP3 files are
tagged. If you leave these entries blank, Replay A/V will set
the MP3 file tags to defaults. Otherwise, you can specify
exactly how files are to be tagged. Select Never Tag Files if
you'd like the files NOT to be retagged after downloading.

A powerful option is to use special abbreviation codes to have
the current time or date entered into a tag. The following codes
are available:

%a - Abbreviated weekday name.
%A - Full weekday name.
%b - Abbreviated month name.
%B - Full month name.
%c - Date and time representation appropriate for locale.
%d - Day of month as decimal number (01 – 31).
%H - Hour in 24-hour format (00 – 23).
%I - Hour in 12-hour format (01 – 12).
%j - Day of year as decimal number (001 – 366).
%m - Month as decimal number (01 – 12).
%M - Minute as decimal number (00 – 59).
%p - Current locale's A.M./P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock.
%S - Second as decimal number (00 – 59).
%U - Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as first day of
week (00 – 53).
%w - Weekday as decimal number (0 – 6; Sunday is 0).
%W - Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as first day of
week (00 – 53).
%x - Date representation for current locale.
%X - Time representation for current locale.
%y - Year without century, as decimal number (00 – 99).
%Y - Year with century, as decimal number.
%z - Time-zone name or abbreviation; no characters if time zone
is unknown.
%#c - Long date and time representation, appropriate for current
%#x - Long date representation, appropriate for current locale.

Use the # character to remove any leading zeroes, as in any of
the following:

%#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, %#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#y, %#Y


Car Talk %b %#d

The above string makes a tag like "Car Talk Sept 1.mp3".

%m-%d-%y Car Talk

Would make a tag like this: "09-01-06 Car Talk".

Audio Options

When recording shows via the Audio Record method (not
download/stream capture or TV Card ), you have some extra
features available:

Compress Speech: This is used to record talk-oriented shows so
that you can listen to more in less time, with no loss in
Mute Sound While Recording: Mutes the speaker while you are
Eliminate Dead Air: Removes periods of silence from the
recording. (Works great for recording things like Police
Scanners or stations that have silence instead of

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Settings Reference
This section describes the various settings available to you for
customizing the operation of Replay A/V. From the top menu,
click File, Settings to open the Settings dialog. Settings are
divided into these tabbed sections:


Tell Replay A/V where to save your recorded radio show files

Save Output files to this folder: Pick a folder where your
recorded shows are to be saved.
Temporary Files Folder: This should be located on a drive that
has lots of free space. In some rare cases, Replay A/V captures
uncompressed audio, and then converts it to MP3s. Uncompressed
audio can be as large as 4 Gigabytes, depending upon the length
of your recording.


You can have Replay A/V check for new Podcasts at certain times
of day or at regular intervals.

Don't Automatically Check: Don't ever check for new Podcasts.
Check at these times: Specify three different times per day when
to check for new podcasts to download.
Check every: Specify how often to check or new Podcasts.
Also check when program starts: Looks for new Podcasts when you
first open Replay A/V.
Automatically convert downloaded MP3s to iPod Audiobook format:
If you are listening using an iPod or iTunes, this will make
Bookmarkable Audiobook files. The great thing about this is you
can stop listening, and when you resume listening you will start
at the point where you were last. This is really handy for
listening to long programs.


For recording shows broadcast over the Internet using the Audio
Record methods, you can specify how to tune them as follows:

Start Connecting : Since it takes time to load the radio feed,
as well as connect to the Internet, Replay A/V starts the tuning
process before the show is scheduled to start. This setting lets
you decide how much time to allow for this process.
Automatically Retune: If Replay A/V detects a certain amount of
silence, it assumes that the network connection has broken, and
attempts to tune to the station again. You can set the amount of
time before a retune occurs. Some Internet radio stations have
periods of silence during commercial spots, so make sure you set
this value high enough.
Tune with Replay Tuner: Selecting this option uses Replay Tuner
to tune to radio shows. This appears inside of a small window
below the Replay A/V program.
Tune by Opening Browser: Select this option if you want Replay
A/V to open your browser for tuning to an Internet feed to
record. Using this if you have trouble with the Replay Tuner.
Stream Capture Time Out: Enter the number of seconds after which
a stream capture is determined to have failed. If your stream
captures are being split into many pieces automatically, or if
they terminate early, try increasing this parameter.
Retry Tuning __ times if fails: You can specify how many
attempts at tuning to a show will occur before Replay A/V stops
trying. Occasionally, a station's broadcast feed may be broken
or subscribed to capacity, and retrying increases your chances
of obtaining a good connection and recording.


If you are connecting to the Internet via a dial-up modem, or
with a proxy server, you'll need to configure those settings

Connect Via default Dial-up Connection: If your PC is on a LAN,
DSL or Cable Modem, leave this unchecked. Otherwise, Replay A/V
will use the default dial-up connection to connect to the
Internet before recording the show.
Test Default Dial-up Connection: This lets you test the dial-up
connection to be sure it is working properly.
Internet Connections use a Proxy Server: If you connect to the
Net using a proxy server, enter this data here. Replay A/V uses
Internet connections to download up-to-date program schedules
and station lists.

Sound Mixer

Use these settings for reconfiguring Audio Method recordings.

Sound Card Driver in Use: Select the active sound card driver to
record from. Usually, Default works fine.
Optimize Mixer Volume for Recording: Select this to have Replay
A/V automatically set the input volume to a middle level for
each recording. If you have sound quality issues, you may want
to uncheck this and set the values yourself. but this should
work well on most PCs.
Test Alternate Recording Methods: In most cases the default
Replay A/V audio driver will work fine for recording what you
hear. Use this button to test alternate recording methods. Many
sound cards have several different options. Use the Alternate
Recording Methods button to determine the best alternate source
for recording what you hear on your PC.
Setup Windows Sound Mixer: Click this to select input and output
devices and sound levels (advanced users only).


The Sync settings are used to copy your recorded files to a
single folder on the PC, or for syncing to a USB-based MP3
player or other external drive.

Copy all Finished Recordings to this PC Folder: When a recording
has completed, a copy is made to this folder on your PC. Choose
Browse to pick a folder. Choose View to view the contents of
that folder.
Sync Recordings to this Device Folder (if present): If the
selected folder is present, files are also copied to this
folder. This folder is also used for synchronizing between the
Device and your PC.
Sync Now: Make sure the contents of the PC folder are copied to
the device folder, and removes any files on the device that are
NOT in the PC folder.
When Device Connects, Sync: If a new USB device is detected, a
sync will occur Always, Never, or from a prompt (Ask Me). The
Sync will occur only if the Device Folder is detected.
Delete Files Over: When a sync occurs, any files older than the
specified number of days will be deleted on both the PC folder
and the device folder.

XM Hardware

If you have an XM PCR, or a hardware cable interface from Hybrid
Mobile, you can record XM Satellite feeds once Replay A/V is
properly configured. The functions on this page help you test
the XM Hardware connection.

Check XM Hardware Interface: Click this button to ensure that
Replay A/V can talk to your XM receiver.
Turn Off Radio: Turns off the XM Radio.
Tune to Channel (Test): Lets you change the channel on your XM


File Naming Format: This lets you customize how Replay A/V names
recording files. (See Customizing Recording File Names for
Start Program when Windows starts: When you reboot your PC,
Replay A/V is automatically loaded if this option is checked.
Since Replay A/V needs to be running for a scheduled show to be
recorded, this helps ensure you don't miss any shows.
Run uPnP Server: If you have a uPnP device like a WiFi boom box
or a Media Extender, it can play recordings from Replay A/V.
Check this option to start the uPnP server.
Don't show warning when quitting: When you exit Replay A/V, you
normally get a warning message. Select this option to disable
those messages.
Make m3u files playlist after recording: If you're recording
several tracks as MP3s, select this option to make a .m3u
playlist for each recording session. M3U files can be played
using Windows Media Player or Win Amp, and will play each track
Run Conversions Faster: If this option is selected, conversions
from one format to another will run faster, although other
operations on your PC may run slower while conversions are
taking place.
Disable keep-alive when recording: When a recording is active,
Replay A/V simulates some mouse movement to prevent screen
savers or power savers from shutting down your PC. Check this
option to prevent these occasional mouse movements.
Left-click to display menu: When you install Replay A/V,
left-clicking on any show displays a pop-up menu. Uncheck this
option to make a right-click display the options menu instead.
Setup CD Burner: Click this button to configure your CD Burner.
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Stream Capture/URL Finder Reference
The Stream Capture and URL Finder tools use an identical
interface to help you capture clips immediately, or schedule a
recording for later. You can open Stream Capture from the top
menu by selecting Record, Stream Capture Video or Audio Clips.
Open the URL Finder tool from Tools, URL Finder.

The only difference between these two options is that Stream
Capture is automatically set up to start recording right away
after you pick a URL to record from.

If you've already played a video and it was downloaded to your
PC, you don't need to play it again to record it - just select
it from the list. These are the "cached" videos you may see.

Here are the options here:

Add Selection as New Recording: Creates a new show from the
selected item.
Copy URL: Copy the URL of the selected video to the clipboard.
Preview URL: View the audio/video from the selected URL.
Clear List: Clears the list of shows, and empties the Internet
Explorer cache.
Show SWF (Flash Animation) files: Select this to display .swf
files. Normally, these are part of the display page, and are not
interesting to record, but in some cases the video or animation
is contained in a SWF file.
Show Cached Audio/Video: Show or hide cached (already played)
Network Adapter to Monitor: Stream Capture/URL Finder operated
by watching all network activity on a specific adapter, and
locating URL's of audio and video feeds. The proper adapter is
usually chosen automatically, but you can override the setting
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Convert/Transfer Reference
Convert/Transfer lets you perform file conversions, burn CDs,
delete files, insert files to iTunes, and fix ASF files. You can
open this in two different ways:

Click a show, and select Convert/Transfer from the pop-up menu.
This displays just the files for the selected show.
Select Tools, Convert/Transfer from the top menu. This displays
ALL your recording files.

Click on the files in the upper pane, then choose an operation
from the lower pane, and press GO.

The operations are self-explanatory. Fix ASF files is used to
process a Windows Media ASF file, and make it playable and

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Log Viewer Reference
If you're having trouble recording, looking at the Log is a
great way to see what might be going wrong. The Applian
Technical Support Team is delighted when you send along a log
file upon submitting a support request.

To open the Log Viewer, select Tools, Log Viewer from the menu.

Click on a date, then one of these options:

View: Opens the log for viewing.
Copy File Name: Copy the name of the log file to the clipboard.
You can paste this into a support request - having a Log to look
at makes it easier for the Support Technicians to help you.
Delete Log: Delete the selected log file.

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Keyboard Shortcuts
For visually impaired users, commonly used functions in Replay
A/V can be triggered with keyboard. (Note: Version 8.02 of
Replay A/V changed these shortcuts from using the Alt key to
using the Ctrl key.) Here's all the shortcuts:

Ctrl+G: Open Media Guide.
Ctrl+F: Open Stream Capture/URL Finder.
Ctrl+A: Add New Show.
Ctrl+B: Open Convert/Transfer dialog.
Ctrl+Q: Open Record Audio (Quick Record) .
Ctrl+S: Open Settings dialog.
Ctrl+T: Tune to selected station.
Ctrl+U: Update Podcasts.
Ctrl+L: View Recording Logs.
Ctrl+W: View Shows
Shift+Up: Move the selected show up in the list.
Shift+Down: Move the selected show down in the list.
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+9: Quickly tune to the show listed first,
second, etc.
F1: Open the User Guide.
Del: Delete the selected show.
Enter: Edit the selected show.
Ctrl+F4: Exit.
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Recording iTunes Radio Stations
iTunes has a decent list of radio stations, which you can record
to your iPod and listen to on-the-go. Plus, each song is
recorded as a separate MP3 file, and the song information is
added to that file. It's easy to do, and a great way to get more
out of iTunes.

Here's how to record iTunes radio:

Open iTunes, and click the Radio tab. The Radio Stations list
appears as shown:

In this example, we'll add Classic Soul to Replay A/V to record.
Simply drag the radio station over the Replay A/V main window,
and release the mouse button. The station appears ready to
record as follows:

To have songs added automatically to iTunes, click the Output
tab, and tick Add to iTunes.
To begin recording right away, from the Basic tab click Record
Now. Or, go to the Schedule tab to schedule a recording session
Click OK when you're done.
Replay A/V Note: One of the cool things about recording iTunes
(and other Shoutcast-style stations) is that Replay A/V will
automatically create a new MP3 file whenever a song changes. In
addition, it will tag the MP3 files with the artist and song
title, so you can see what song is playing while you listen. If
you set up a playlist in iTunes, you'll be able to skip over
songs you don't like, or replay songs you enjoy. There's never
been a better way to listen to the radio!

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Recording from an External Audio Source (like a Radio)
In addition to recording over the Internet, you can record any
other audio sources your PC accepts, including the Line In or
Microphone jack on your PC's sound card, CD Players, and more.

If you have a device like a radio or police scanner attached to
your PC, you'll need a dual male headphone adapter as shown

This adapter is available at Radio Shack for about $4.

Look for the following on the package:
Part #42-2497
Stereo Audio Cable
1/8" stereo mini plug to 1/8" stereo mini plug
For connecting audio components to a computer's sound card

Before connecting the adapter, check to be sure you get sound
out of the microphone or line-in input. Often times Windows is
not set up properly for this by default. You can check this by
opening Sound Recorder from Start, Programs, Accessories,
Entertainment, and then recording something.

Configuring Windows for Recording from External Audio Sources

To record, you need to make sure Microphone or Line In recording
is selected using the Windows Volume control. Here's how to set
it up properly:

Double-click on the speaker icon on the task bar tray.


If there is no icon, select Start, Settings, Control Panel.
Click Sounds and Audio Devices (or Sounds and Multimedia). Then
click the Audio tab, then click the Volume button under Sound

This opens the Windows Volume Control.

Click Options, Properties, Adjust Volume for Recording.
This makes the recording inputs appear.

Be sure Microphone and Line In are checked to display these
(Some PCs may not have a Line In control, in which case just
Microphone will appear.)
Click OK.
The Recording Control dialog appears.

Depending upon your version of Windows, make sure that the
Select box for both Microphone and Line-In are checked, and make
sure that Mute is unchecked.
Close the Windows Volume Control.
Note: When you record in this manner, be sure to select the
proper Audio Recording Method when adding a new show to record.

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Continuously Recording a Station
Replay A/V makes it easy to continuously record a station 24
hours a day.

Here's how to continuously record:

Click on the show entry to continuously record, and select
Properties from the pop-up menu.
Click the Schedule tab.

Click the Set Continuous Recording button.
Continuous recording works by setting the schedule to record
from midnight to midnight 7 days per week. It it highly
recommended to also set up Splits (click the Splitting tab) to
that your recordings are broken up into smaller pieces.

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Organizing Shows
You can change the order which your scheduled shows appear on
the main screen, either by sorting shows, or rearranging them
manually. Here's how the main screen appears again:

To sort shows:

Click the Name, Status/Last Recording or Next Recording heading
in the list of shows.
To rearrange the order of shows:

Right-Click a show, and then drag it up or down, or press the
Shift + Up or Shift + Down keyboard combinations. The selected
show changes position.
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Customizing Recording File Names
You can specify how you want the names of recorded files to
appear. By default, a show named "My Show" saved as an MP3 file
on December 1 will be named "My Show Dec 1.mp3". However, you
can change this using the File naming format string in Settings,

Here are the various symbol options and what they mean:

%%s - This is the name of the show, and must be present.
%a - Abbreviated weekday name.
%A - Full weekday name.
%b - Abbreviated month name.
%B - Full month name.
%c - Date and time representation appropriate for locale.
%d - Day of month as decimal number (01 – 31).
%H - Hour in 24-hour format (00 – 23).
%I - Hour in 12-hour format (01 – 12).
%j - Day of year as decimal number (001 – 366).
%m - Month as decimal number (01 – 12).
%M - Minute as decimal number (00 – 59).
%p - Current locale's A.M./P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock.
%S - Second as decimal number (00 – 59).
%U - Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as first day of
week (00 – 53).
%w - Weekday as decimal number (0 – 6; Sunday is 0).
%W - Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as first day of
week (00 – 53).
%x - Date representation for current locale.
%X - Time representation for current locale.
%y - Year without century, as decimal number (00 – 99).
%Y - Year with century, as decimal number.
%z - Time-zone name or abbreviation; no characters if time zone
is unknown.
%#c - Long date and time representation, appropriate for current
%#x - Long date representation, appropriate for current locale.

Use the # character to remove any leading zeroes, as in any of
the following:

%#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, %#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#y, %#Y

The characters / ? : * \ cannot be used anywhere in the format
string. Any other characters that appear are presented as-is.


The default format string is:
%%s %b %#d

The above default string makes show names like "My Show Dec

A format string like this:
%m-%d-%y %%s

Would make a show name like this: "12-01-03 My Show.mp3".

Note: Track numbers are always appended to the END of each show,
before the .mp3 suffix. For example:
12-01-06 My Show - 01.mp3
12-01-06 My Show - 02.mp3

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Custom Conversion Options
For Advanced Users Only!

With Replay A/V, you have the ability to automatically convert
recordings using any command line conversion utility you choose.
The conversions are done after the recording has finished.
Replay A/V comes with several built-in conversions already, and
you can create your own as well. Here's how to do it:

Locate a "command line" utility that performs the conversion
you'd like to add to Replay A/V.
Make a .cnv file, or look at one of the ones in the Replay A/V
program files folder under the Conversions subfolder.
Fill in each line in the .cnv file.
Here's a sample CNV file used to convert to 128 Kbps MP3 using
Replay Converter::

[Custom Conversion]name=Audio - MP3 (128 Kbps)from=ANYto=MP3
?%from?%to?MP3-128?Qfromext=ANYtoext=mp3itunes=1Each line has a
parameter that Replay A/V reads to perform conversions. Here's
what they are:

name - The name of the conversion as it appears in the menus.
from - This must say "ANY".
to - The format name to appear as an After Recording, Convert to
setting (see here).
exe - The name of the command line converter EXE file. This EXE
file must reside in the Replay A/V program files folder.
cmd - The command to pass to the conversion utility EXE file. In
the command, you can have "%outfolder" as the output folder,
"%from" as the full path name to the source file, "%to" as the
full path name to the destination output file, "%name" as the
name of the show, and "%episode" as the name and date of the
fromext - This must say "ANY".
toext - The filename extension of the destination output file.
itunes - Set this to "1" if the output is capable of being
copied to iTunes.

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iTunes Tricks and Hints
If you're using iTunes to manage your downloaded MP3 files,
here's some neat tricks:

Making Smart Playlists

Wouldn't it be cool if you could have any shows recorded by
Replay A/V automatically appear in their own playlist? Replay
A/V saves each recorded file with a Genre of "Replay AV", which
makes it easy to do this. Here's how:

Open iTunes, and select File, New Smart Playlist from the menu.
Set the Genre to contain "Replay AV", as shown here:

Enter the name of the Playlist. Suggested names are "Replay AV"
or "Podcast".
To make just new shows appear in a Playlist, add the following
condition: PlayCount=0. The smart playlist screen appears like

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Syncing to other MP3 Players
With Replay A/V, you can have all your recordings copied to a
single folder on your PC, as well as sync them to any USB-based
MP3 player. This is set up using the Sync option in the Settings

If your MP3 Player attaches via a USB or Firewire connection,
and can appear as a drive letter on your PC, then this option
will work for you.

Here's how the Sync settings appear:

See the Sync Settings reference for details on how this option

Supported Streaming Formats
For recording streaming video or audio using Stream Capture,
Replay A/V captures the following formats and protocols:

Windows Media: HTTP, MMS, RTSP
QuickTime: HTTP
Flash: SWF
Flash Video: FLV
AOL Video (NSV)
Shoutcast/Live 365 (streaming MP3)
The Audio Record method can capture ANY audio format, even ones
not yet invented. Files are saved in their original format, or
converted to MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, M4B (iPod bookmarkable) and

MP3 Tutorials on Replay AV 8

Using JAWS screen reader and Windows XP Home.