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.

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