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Stream Rip & Replay Userguide

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123 Stream Rip and Replay is an easy, yet powerful way to capture video and audio files from thousands of web sites as they play in any web browser. These files can be transferred to phones or tablets, burned to a CD or DVD disc, or incorporated into other programs like PowerPoint or video editors.

Besides being a simple-to-use streaming media recorder, 123 Stream Rip and Replay has some other handy features:

• Automatically converts recorded files to a format of your choice.
• Records audio from ANY source as it plays on your PC.
• Lets you schedule recordings from any playable URL at a time you choose.
• Has embedded video, music and radio guides to help you find interesting media.
• Uses a Music Fingerprinting technology to automatically identify and tag recorded music MP3 files.

123 Stream Rip and Replay includes handy tutorials that provide a graphical overview of how to perform most tracks.

You can open the tutorial screen at anytime via the
Help > Tutorials menu

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When you start 123 Stream Rip and Replay for the first time, the default view is the Library.

The Library displays all audio and video that you have downloaded or recorded.

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A. Click Library to view your downloaded and recorded media.
B. Select from 100’s of formats in which to convert your media.
C. Create folders to organize your media.
D. Filter your downloaded media by when it was downloaded.
E. Search for your media based on its file name.
F. Display your downloaded media by image or list.

The thumbnail view displays an icon for each download or recording. You can change the icon image in the item’s Properties if you like.

The context menu button in the top right corner of each thumbnail displays action menu items that apply to that item. This menu can also be displayed by right clicking the item.

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Double clicking an item will play it. If there is a progress bar across the item, clicking the progress bar will display the Properties dialog.

Renaming an item is similar to renaming a file in Windows Explorer: To rename an item, click the name text once. Use the Escape key to cancel or Return key to confirm.

The list view displays a row for each item with columns containing the date, name and status of the item. It also displays an icon indicating the status.

To display the context menu for an item select the item and right-click. You can do this with several items at once.

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There is a folder for each module that contains downloads and recordings for that particular module.

You can create your own folders via Library > Folders > New Folder in the Library menu.

Each module also has a default output folder and you can change this using the tool bar icon on the appropriate module.

You can drag both thumbnail and list view items to folders you create.

You can show or hide the folders via Library > Folders > Show folders in the Library menu.

You can import items into your library by drag and dropping them from Windows Explorer. The items will be moved into your 123 Stream Rip and Replay Media Folder. When viewing a folder you have created you can import all media in that folder byLibrary > Folders > Synchronize.

The Library module contains a drop down list of preset conversion settings in the toolbar. Selecting a preset from this drop down means that any download, recording or conversion started after the preset is changed will be converted to that format. If you don’t wish for a conversion to occur, select Don’t Convert.

To automatically import recorded, downloaded and converted media into iTunes, select an iTunes supported conversion settings and check the import into iTunes item at the bottom of this menu.

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You have full control over the preset conversion settings and can create, delete and modify them. However as new devices and formats are released, preset conversion settings will be updated, and these are automatically downloaded when you start the application.

To create, delete or edit existing preset conversion settings select the Configure menu item from the drop-down or use the Library > Conversions Settings menu item. The Conversion Settings dialog will appear.

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Select the preset conversion setting you wish to modify from the drop-down list.

Edit button: Will enable editing of the existing preset.
Copy button: Will prompt you for a new preset name and create the preset.
Delete button: Will delete the preset.
Defaults button: Will reset all presets to their default settings.

To add a new format without deleting the default, simply click the copy button first, give your new format a name, then edit as you wish.

The Library > Convert menu allows you to select one or more media files from your file system to convert. These files can be outside of your library and will be imported if required.

 

The Library > Fix FLV menu allows you to select one or more FLV files from your file system to fix. Use this if a downlaoded file is unplayable or gives an error in your media player.

The Library > Meta Data/Tags menu allows you to select one or more media files from your file system so you can change the ID3 tags. Double-click a tag to change the value.

On each item’s menu is a Properties option, accessed by right-clicking on an item or via the Library > Properties menu item:

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General Tab: Displays information such as Name, Location, Size, Source and Image. You can change the name and image. To view the file in Windows Explorer click the folder icon next to location.

Meta Data/Tags: Displays and allows the modification of ID3 tags if the format supports it. If supported, double-click a tag to change its value. For MP3 files, the Lookup button can be used to automatically populate the tags.

Progress Log: Displays information about the download, recording or conversion. If a download, recording or conversion has failed then look at this log to see the cause.

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The Library > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Library tab. You can change the following settings:

Media Folder: This is the root folder where your media will reside.

Thumbnails Per Page: The number of thumbnails that appear in the library after which a “More” icon will appear.

No. Recently Added: The number of items that will appear in the recently added view of each module after which a “More” icon will appear. Clicking this icon will display the next page of items.

Clear Library on Exit: When checked, this will clear the library of all media when the application is exited. No media files will be deleted

Delete to Recycle Bin: When checked, deleting an item will move it to the recycle bin. Unchecked and the file will be deleted.

Use IE Proxy settings: WHen checked, 123 Stream Rip and Replay will use Internet Explorer’s proxy settings.

Small Interface/Display Tray: When checked, and using a module’s small interface, in-progress downloads and recordings will be displayed in a small panel just above the task tray.

Small Interface/Always on Top: When checked, and using a module’s small interface, the small interface will be the top-most window.

Minimize to task tray: When checked, and the application window is minimized, it will appear in the task tray and not the task bar.

Enable Sound Effects: When checked, a tone will sound when recording is turned on or off.

Show Size: When checked, the final recording size will be listed next to its Status.

Show Module Toolbar: Toggles on/off the quick-access recording toolbar. If clicked off, recording can still be done via the Internet and Audio tabs in the main interface.

To reset to the default settings. Click the Defaults button.

123 Stream Rip and Replay detects and download video and music from thousands of sites and streamed via many different protocols and in many different formats.

When 123 Stream Rip and Replay detects a compatible stream it will try and create another connection to download it. When 123 Stream Rip and Replay is downloading there is no need to continue to play the video or music in your browser!

Sometimes it is not possible for 123 Stream Rip and Replay to download. In these instances, 123 Stream Rip and Replay will record the stream as it plays in your browser. When 123 Stream Rip and Replay is recording in this manner you must continue to play the video or music in your browser. If you stop playback, then 123 Stream RIp and Replay will also stop recording.

123 Stream Rip and Replay displays Downloading or Recording in front of each stream’s progress bar.

It does not matter what browser or other application (including in the applications guide) that you use to watch video or listen to music that is streamed from the internet. This is because 123 Stream Rip and Replay monitors the network stream for media, and once detected will download or record the stream.

You must start monitoring BEFORE you watch or listen to media that you want to capture. Click on the green START switch before browsing to the media you want to capture. Once clicked, the START switch will turn red and say STOP, but will be actively monitoring for media. The START switch can be accessed via the Library or Internet tab views. In the Library tab view, make sure Download from the Internet is selected in the pulldown.

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If you are capturing a lot of media from the internet (say a playlist of songs) then you may wish to use the Small Interface by clicking maximize in the toolbar. The main interface will disappear and the Small Interface will appear in the top right hand corner of your screen. The Small interface can be dragged to different locations, and you can return to the Main Interface by clicking maximize.

When you switch to the Small Interface, 123 Stream Rip and Replay will appear on your screen like this:

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At any time you can change the default output folder where recordings and downloads will be saved by clicking in the toolbar.

The Internet > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Internet tab. You can change the following settings:

HTTP

  • Audio and video streamed over the HTTP protocol is identified by the content-type. You can add and remove content-types and the associated file extensions.
  • You can quickly add or remove the detection of SWF files by checking/unchecking the SWF check box.
  • Some sites do not allow multiple connections to them or use URLs that are valid only the first time they are used (by your browser). We refer to them as secure sites. 123 Stream Rip and Replay can automatically record instead of downloading secure sites. Add the URLs for secure sites here.

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Monitor

  • Select from the Internet Monitor or Winpcap as the network driver. Use the Internet Monitor if you are capturing over a VPN or Proxy.
  • Enter ports to be monitored and their expected protocols.
  • Select Start Monitoring on Start Up if you wish 123 Stream Rip and Replay to automatically begin monitoring when the application is launched.

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HTTP Adv

To increase the speed of the HTTP downloads, 123 Stream Rip and Replay can use a method called segmented downloading. This is where a single download is broken to several smaller downloads (segments) and each is downloaded at the same time.

  • The speed boost obatined is dependant on your network connection, your computer and the server streaming the video or audio
  • Here you can configure the number of osegments to be used for each download, and the minimum size for each segment.
  • If a download is failing and you see in the Progress log that segments are failing, change the Max number of segments to 1.

YouTube: 123 Stream Rip and Replay can capture from YouTube in a variety of ways. These settings allow you specifiy which way you wish to detect and capture. Remember that you can always download any available Youtube format/quality using the built in Youtube guide.

Download Method:

  • Raw: Detects and downloads media streams from Youtube based on the content-type. As of June 2013, this is the preferred method of downloading from YouTube, resulting in MP4 files.
  • Generate: Detects and downloads media from YouTube. Will normally always result in an 640 x 360 FLV being captured.
  • Page: Detects and downloads media from YouTube. The format and quality downloaded will depend on the Format and Quality you select below. Not all YouTube videos are compatible in Page mode.

Download Format: Only enabled when method Page is selected.
Download Quality: ONly enabled when method Page is selected.

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RTMP

Live FLV streams such as webcams sometimes send incorrect timestamps. This means the file created for the download plays back incorrectly. The following settings allow you to control how these are fixed.

  • Automatically fix live streams and those without a duration: Enable this and such streams will be fixed.
  • Rebase timestamps to 0: Enable this and all timestamps will be rebased so the file starts at 0 time.

Some sites that stream RTMP will also try and secure it with a technology called SWF Verification. It is illegal for our products to respond to SWF Verfication. It is illegal for our products to respond to SWF Verification requests so we ignore them. This will cause the server connections to then drop after a period of time. The following settings allows you to control how these secure streams are handled.

  • Automatically resume when a secure RTMP connection is dropped: Enabled this and the download will automatically restart each time the connection is dropped
  • Automatically record when a secure RTMP stream is detected: Enable this and the application will automatically record the stream, instead of attempting to download it.
  • Always record RTMP streams (instead of downloading): Enable this and the application will always record RTMP streams.

Some sites use protection technologies (including SWF Verification and other site specific techologies) that mean it is only possible to record. 123 Stream Rip and Replay can automatically record instead of downloading secure sites. Add the URLs for secure sites here.

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RTMP Adv

The RTMP protocol allows us to request the amount of data the server should send in each chunk. Requesting a large chunk means that in many instances the download will happen much faster than the playback speed. The following settings allow you to control how this Super Download Feature works.

  • Initial client buffer size (seconds): The number of seconds of data the server should send.
  • Enable Super Download: Check to ensure this feature.
  • Super Buffer size (seconds): The number of seconds of data the server should send when attempting a Super Download.
  • Disable for live streams: Check this to disable this feature for live streams.

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Dynamic
Smooth:

  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming is an adaptive streaming protocol which means that the quality of the media displayred changes in real time as you watch, based upon your internet connection.
  • There are many different stream qualities available. Select the quality you wish to download from the drop-down list.
  • HDS: Adobe HTTP Adaptive Streaming is an adaptive streaming protocol which means that the quality of the media displayed changes in real time as you watch, based upon your internet connection.
  • There are many different stream qualities available. Select the quality you wish to download from the drop-down list.
  • Lumberjack: Lumberjack Adaptive Streaming is an adaptive streaming protocol which means that the quality of the media displayed changes based upon your internet connection.
  • There are many different stream qualities available. Select the quality you wish to download from  the drop-down list.

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BT (P2P Torrent)

123 Stream Rip and Replay’s torrent and magnet link downloader (based upon Aria2) is controlled via the following settings.

  • Aira2 Port: The port that aria2 will listen on.
  • Seed Time: The number of minutes after a download is complete that it will seed for.
  • Allow Overwrite: If checked then any existing file will be overridden.
  • Enable DHT: CHeck to enable distributed hash table lookups.
  • DHT Entry Point: Sets the host and port as any entry point to IPv4 DHT network.
  • DHT Listen Port: Sets the UDP listening port used by DHT(IPv4, iPv6) and UDP tracker. Multiple ports can be specified by using comas – for example: 6881, 6885. You can also use hyphens to specify a range – for example: 6881-6999. Commas and hyphones can be used together.

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Naming

Video and audio files are automatically named by 123 Stream Rip and Replay; Naming rules are applied when a stream is detected:

  • Active Browser: if a browser window is active then the title of that page will be used. Supports Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
  • YouTube: The last visited YouTube page title will be used for a YouTube download.
  • Playlist: Video and music players sometimes use “playlist files” to obtain the stream(s) to play, and these can contain title information. 123 Stream Rip and Replay will match stream URLs against any detected playlists to see if a title can be found. This is common for music sites (e.g. Pandora).
  • Referrer: CHTTP requests can conatin what is termed a referrer which identifies the URL of the page which made the request. If the detected streams request conatins a referrer then the title of this page will be used as the name.
  • HTTP Title: The application keeps track of a ll visited HTML pages. The domain name of a stream’s URL will be used to look up the last page visited in that domain and that page title will be used. Extended HTTP Title lookup will occur once the download is complete.
  • URL Parameter: The stream’s URL is searched for parameters such as title= or name=. If one is found then that will be used as the name. Extended HTTP Title lookup will occur once the download is complete.
  • URL Path: The file part of teh stream’s URL will be used. For example http://www.applian.com/some/path/file.mp3 the name would be file.mp3. Extended HTTP Title lookup will occur once the download is complete.

The following Naming Rules are applied when a stream has completed downloading:

  • Meta Data/Taggin: The resultant file will be examined for ID3 tags. Applies to file types that support IDS tags (MP3, MP4, WMV, etc) – not FLV.
  • Identify and tag: Audio fingerprinting is used to identify and tag MP3 files.
  • Music Tagging/File Naming: After the metadata of a music file has been identified, the filename can be changed according to the stated rules.

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Plugins

123 Stream Rip and Replay supports adding third party plug-ins like rtmpdump to handle the downloading of streams. If 123 Stream Rip and Replay cannot download or a record a file, installing a plug-in will give it extended power.

  • Click the Add button to bring up the External Program dialog.
  • Select the protocol you would liek to pass to the plug-in.
  • Enter part of the URL to match.
  • Enter the plug-in’s executable name and place the executable in the 123 Stream Rip and Replay installation folder.
  • Enter the executable’s parameters. Use the patterns URL and file as indicated on the dialog. Other parameters should be hard coded.
  • Click OK to save.

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Downloading ads can be annoying. Enable Ad blocking and video ads from the list of domains in the Ad Blocker will not be downloaded.

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You can perform manual downloads using the Internet > Manual Download menu.

The dialog lets you select the type of download to perform.

  • Normal: A normal HTTP download will be performed from the given URL.
  • RSS Feed: Enter the URL of an RSS feed containing media and select the publication date after which all media in the RSS feed will be downloaded.
  • YouTube Channel: Enter the URL of a YouTube channel and select the publication date after which all videos in the channel will be downloaded. The highest resolution video of each item in the channel will be downloaded.
  • YouTube Page: Enter the URL of a Youtube playlist. The highest resolution video of each item in the playlist will be downloaded.
  • YouTube Playlist: Enter the ID of a YouTube playlist. The highest resolution video of each item in the playlist will be downloaded.

Audio: Recording What You’re Hearing

Audio recording is a great way to capture music when downloading fails. Saving audio using this method is guaranteed to work, regardless of the format, protocol or web site of the media.

When 123 Stream Rip and Replay detects that downloading will fail during audio/video playback, it will prompt you to use the built in audio recorder.

Start recording by going on the Internet or Audio tab, and clicking the green START button. In the library tab view, make sure Record Audio is selected in the pull-down. Once clicked, the START switch will turn red and say STOP, but will be actively monitoring for audio media. The Audio tab module will glow while recording.

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The Audio > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Audio tab. You can change the following settings:

  • Output Format: Either MP3 or WAV. If you choose MP3 you can also select the output rate.
  • Silence: Is a value between 1 and 255. Sound values at or below this number will be considered silence.
  • Silence Time: The number of milliseconds that sound values should be below the silence value for silence to be detected.
  • Record Silence: Silence based on the parameters above will be recorded when this is checked. When unchecked silence is not recorded.
  • Split on Silence: The current recording file is closed and a new one opened when silence is detected based on the parameters aboce.
  • Minimum duration: Recordings less than this value are automatically deleted. This can be used to remove ads.
  • Automatically Identify and Tag Music: A Rovi lookup will be preformed to find metadata for the recorded audio, if applicable.

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Audio Settings: Capture Tab

  • Add or remove programs from which audio should be directly captured.

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Audio Settings: Naming Tab

  • Recording will be named according to given rules.

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The History module monitors the Adobe Flash player running in your browser and also the caches of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. It is the only way to be able to capture videos that are streamed over HTTPS (SSL).

The History tool works best when used in conjunction with Internet Explorer.

  • Start monitoring by clicking the Start button in the toolbar. The History module will glow blue when monitoring.
  • Play the video in your browser. It may take a little while before the browser decides to cahce it and it appears.
  • Once complete click the item to movie it from the history to your library.

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The History > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the History Tab. You can change the following settings:

  • Minimum File Size: Cached files under this size will not be displayed.
  • Timeout: If no data is written to the cache for this time then the file is considered complete.
  • Monitor Browser Caches: When checked, 123 Stream Rip and Replay monitors the browsers cache as well as the flash player. This may result in the same file being shown twice: Once from the cache and the other from the flash player.

Guides: Exploring the Media Guides

Various Guides are available to help you find Music, Video, Radio, Podcasts and Audio Books to download and record. We are adding new guides all the time so be sure to always use the latest version of 123 Stream Rip and Replay.

Some guides provide the ability to download and schedule downloads directly from within the guide itself. Others require Internet monitoring or audio recording to be switched on to capture media s it plays in the guide.

When you open a guide you may be prompted for the best method to download or record from that guide. If you are not prompted then the guide will allow you to directly download from within it.

Guides that allow direct downloads can have content scheduled for download or recording. Using the guide for scheduling ensures correct information is entered into the scheduler.

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Schedule Recording

123 Stream Rip and Replay contains a sophisticated scheduler, which allows you to schedule regular and unattended downloads and/or recordings. The scheduler takes into consideration the time zone of the source, and also handles changes in daylight savings between the source and you. This is particularly important for regular radio recordings.

123 Stream Rip and Replay does not need to be running when a download or recording is scheduled. It will automatically start.

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You can configure a scheduled download or recording as follows:

General

Name: This is the name of the scheduled recording/download. You can also use the following parameters to add start time information to the file name:{D} – day, {M} – Month, {Y} – year, {H} – Hour, {MI} – minute.

Url: The URL.

Capture:

  • Direct download: The URL will be downloaded directly.
  • Record from stream: Internet monitoring will be switched on and the URL will be opened in the default browser. Whatever is streamed will be captured.
  • Record Audio (output from speakers): Audio recording will be switched on and the URL will be opened in the default browser. Whatever is streamed will be captured.

Launch/Download: Changes based on the capture selection. Defines how the URL will be started or defines the download method to use for the URL.

From: Is enabled for downloads such as RSS Feed, BBC Episodic and YouTube channels which have published dates. Items with published dates after this date will be downloaded. Each time the schedule runs for such downloads this date will be updated ensuring only newly published items are downloaded.

Start: The start time in the given time zone.

Mute Volume: Mute the computer during recording time.

At complete: Choose the behavior of 123 Stream Rip and Replay when the scheduled items has completed recording:

  • None: Take no additional action.
  • Stop monitoring for downloads: Turn off monitoring so that additional data is not recorded.
  • Close: Quit 123 Stream Rip and Replay.

Duration: The duration of the recording after which time it will be stopped. -1 means unlimited duration.

TZI: Time zone of the start time. This will be used to schedule the download at the correct time on your machine. Each time a scheduled download occurs, the start time is updated against the time zone to take into account daylight savings changes or your machine and this time zone.

Schedule: The days of the week on which the scheduled download will run.

Convert: Select a preset conversion setting once the download is complete.

Folder: The folder within your media folder where the download will be saved.

Advanced

Use the ID3 Title, Artist and Album Tag fields to manually set these values for recordings. The ID3 Title Tag field also supports the {D} – day, {M} – Month, {Y}- year, {H} – Hour, {MI} – minute shorthand for adding a timestamp to your recording.

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We recommend that where possible always use the schedule menu from within a guide. This will ensure times and time zones are set correctly for the source.

Customizing the Interface

Some 123 Stream Rip and Replay customers prefer to see all the features available in the main interface. Some customers prefer a minimalist interface. You can customize the interface to your liking by showing/hiding the tabs, library folders and thumbnails.

  • Tabs: The various tabs can be shown or hidden using the View menu. The Show Tabs option will turn on/off all tabs, while individual tabs can also be turned on/off. We recommend being in the Library tab view before hiding all tabs.
  • Library folders: The Library/Media folders on the left side of interface can be shown/hidden from the Library -> Folders menu, Show Folders option. The New Folder option will create a new folder in your Media folder (see Library Settings).
  • Thumbnail/List view: As previously mentioned, recorded and downloaded files can be viewed as graphical thumbnails or in an ordered list.

 

 

Realtime Recorder Userguide

User Guides

Welcome to 123 Realtime Recorder, the only on-screen video recorder specifically designed for high-speed video capture. With 123 Realtime Recorder, you can turn anything you see on your PC screen into a high quality video file you can play anywhere.

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123 Realtime Recorder is especially well suited for recording:

  • Movies and Video Shows
  • Webinars
  • Streaming Web Cams and Video Chats
  • Video Messengers
  • Power Point presentations and documents
  • DVD’s
  • Any other video you can’t otherwise capture

High Quality Recordings

Capturing and compressing on-screen video in real time can require a lot of your PC CPU power. 123 Realtime Recorder is specially designed for this task, as it uses special high quality MPEG-2 and WMV codecs that give perfect looking recordings of videos without freezing up your PC.
Convenient

To make it easy to capture a portion of your screen, 123 Realtime Recorder can often automatically locate the region of your screen where video will be played. Or, you can choose to mark an area of the screen manually by mobing markers yourself. Either way, setting up your recording area is a snap.
System Requirements

  • Windows Xp-SP2, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (Desktop mode), Mac (with Bootcamp or Parallels installed)
  • CPU Speed: 2.0 GHz dual core recommended, 2.8 GHz single core
  • Ram memory: 512 MB or higher
  • Recommended with XP Computers: Sound Card with a recording line (Stereo Mix, Master Volume, Wave Out Mix, What U Hear or similar)

123 Realtime Recorder 7 cannot be installed on a user account that does not have administrator privileges. The program should only be installed on the administrator privileges. The program should only be installed on the administrator account however all clients wil automatically get shortcuts if the option “Make shortcuts available to all users” is checked during the installation. Every user has his own recording folder and settings. Only the administrator can uninstall the program.

Welcome to 123 Realtime Recorder, the only on-screen video recorder specifically designed for high-speed video capture. With 123 Realtime Recorder, you can turn anything you see on your PC screen into a high quality video file you can play anywhere.

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This is a new way of recording video from your computer screen introduced by 123 Realtime Recorder. The recorded video doesn’t need to be visible anymore. In Background mode you can hide the recording window and use the screen for running other programs. You can read your email, write documents or search the web while recording your video in the background. No other screen capture program offers this groundbreaking feature at the present time.

You can use the Show/Hide button to hide/show the recording window.

The BCK mode can be considerably decrease the CPU loading and such higher frame rates can be achieved when recording large video windows especially high definition (HD) videos. This makes high quality screen recording possible even on slower CPU’s like those used in Microsoft Surface Pro or other Windows Tablets.

Note: The recoding window cannot be minimized. Do not click the icon of a recoding window in your taskbar as this usually minimizes a Windows program. If you’re recording from your browser and you want to open another browser instance click the Browser button from 123 Realtime Recorder main screen (see image below)

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In some cases, it may be necessary to include 123 Realtime Recorder in your anti-virus allowed programs in order to enable the BCK mode.

BCK mode limitations:

On some Windows 8 computers the BCK mode does not work with Internet Explorer 10. However other web browsers like Chrome and Firefox can be used. The BCK mode may not work with some computer DVD players.

This is anotehr new, unique feature introduced by 123 Realtime Recorder. When you enable the Thumb Drive mode you can move the program from one computer to another without the need for another installation. Once you remove the drive there are no traces you’ve done any work on that computer. So if your company does not allow installation of any programs on company’s computers or you want your recording activity to be private you can still capture videos from any computer screen with no hassles and no need for new installations.
To enable the Thumb Drive mode follow the steps below:

    • Click the question mark (help) on 123 Realtime Recorder window then clickEnable Thumb Drive mode. The external drive installation dialog opens.
    • Plug your thumb drive and click DRIVES until your drive name is visble

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123 Realtime Recorder installs the folder “123 Realtime Recorder” and the shortcut “123 Realtime shortcut” on the root of the drive. If your program is registered the registration code is also installed on the thumb drive. To run the program plug the thumb drive into any Windows computer USB and click the “123 Realtime shortcut”. The recorded files are saved on the folder 123 Realtime Recorder\123 Recordings located on your thumb drive.

Note: If you want to record high quality videos you may need to have a higher speed and higher capacity drive. In this regard it may be better to use external hard drives than thumb drives due to their higher speed and storage capacity.

  • Open 123 Realtime Recorder (if you’re running Windows 8/Vista your desktop theme is changed to Windows Basic. The Basic theme enhances the performance characteristics (speed) of your system. Your current theme will be restored when 123 Realtime Recorder closes.)
  • Begin playing a video from your browser or media player
  • Click Get Video to automatically find the video on your screen and mark the video window. A transparent window is now shown over the video area (see below). You can resize or move this window to fine tune the recording area or click Retry to redo the detection.
  • Click Record to begin recording.

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For regular PC recordings there is no setup required. Using the default video format Windows Media Player you record videos that can be played back on any Windows / Mac computers or converted to other video formats. If you need to transfer the recorded video to your mobile device use WM Converter to convert to MP4/iPod/iPhone formats.

Click the Settings on 123 Realtime Recorder main screen if you need to record high quality DVD / MPEG-2 videos, fine tune your video/audio parameters or access other options. In the dialog window select the option you need.

Video Recording Setup

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Video/Audio Settings

To make subsequent changes, just click the Settings button. The Settings dialog appears as shown below.

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Video or Audio Bitrate: The higher these numbers the better video/audio quality but higher file sizes

Frames/sec: The higher this number the better video quality. Note however that the number of captured frames per second depends on your computer properties (speed, memory, etc) and cannot always be setup to the desired value.

Set Top Window: Makes 123 Realtime Recorder main screen invisible to recording (when Basic Windows theme is used)

Video Format: Use MPEG-2 for high motion videos (movies), Windows Media for webinars, documents, full screen/low motion video, small size recorded files, MPEG-4(MP4) for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android devices or Youtube submissions

Video Capture Options

Any time you change the video format, the Video Capture Options window pops up.

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Here are the video options that can be selected here:

The Enhanced video mode includes enhanced recording features like dual monitor, pause and video preview.

Basic Video is provided for compatibility with previous versions of 123 Realtime Recorder.

Video Preview when this button is checked, a small video window on the main screen shows what is being recorded.

The Resize Video option can be used to resize the recorded video and is available only with MPEG-2 video format. Please note that not every width/height combination is accepted.

The Set Markers option can be used to fix the recording area to a certain width and height.
Audio Recording Setup

Windows 7 or Vista: Audio recording will be set up automatically. The Auto Detectoption will be checked. Just click OK and you’re done.

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Important Note: Make sure your computer audio is NOT setup on Surround or Quadraphonic sound. 123 Realtime Recorder can only record stereo, 44100 or 48000 sample rates. See Troubleshooting instructions if you need to change your audio settings

For Windows XP:

Click Settings then click Audio Setup:

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123 Realtime Recorder will make its best guess as to what the audio settings should be, but you can override them if you like. If the Audio Sources drop down list shows a source name and Audio inputs shows an input name like Stereo Mix, Master Volume, Wave Out Mix, What U Hear then clickTest to play a sound and ensure you can record audio. Follow the instructions on the screen. After a few seconds, if the test is successful, click OK to save the audio settings.

If the audio test fails try to repeat the test increasing the sound volume or choose another audio source/input if available.

If no audio source is detected or the recording test fails and no other hints are provided by the program try to use the Universal Audio Driver (see Troubleshoot under Audio Test dialog window).

If you’d like to record audio from the microphone or line in, click Settings, then Audio Setup/Test to manually configure audio recording.

First, you need to mark a region of the screen to record as a video, and then you can start, stop or pause recording.

Important Note: In almost every situation, you don’t need to record the entire screen to get the best video quality. Most video sources broadcast at no more than 640×480 pixels, and then up-scale the video to fit a full screen, and get great quality. Plus, recording from a smaller video rectangle ensures that 123 Realtime Recorder uses less CPU power, and this makes smaller files and greatly reduces the chances of dropped frames and choppy recordings.

A simple rule is to select the recording window not bigger than 1/4 of your screen area. If you’re recording a large window located inside the browser you can use the ZOOM function (Ctrl-) to lower the size of the browser and the recording square.

Changing Vista and Windows 7 theme

123 Realtime Recorder 6 changes the Windows 7/Vista theme from Aero to Windows Basic. This greatly improves the general speed of your Windows system by disabling the Aero Video effects. The result is a much improved video capture of your screen. The initial theme is restored when 123 Realtime Recorder closes. We highly recommend using this feature. If you want different options open Settings, Tools, Setup Windows theme.

Marking a Recording Region

To change between different marking modes click Settings, Tools, Setup video detect mode

Version 6 provides a manual and an Automatic mode to mark the video recording area. The Manual mode is provided for compatibility with previous versions. The coordinates of the marked window are shown on the main screen (xTop, yTop, xBottom, yBottom (width, height)).

Using Get Video

The easiest way to mark a region is to use the Get Video function.
Here’s how:

Auto Mode123 Realtime Recorder can detect motion videos and automatically mark the recording screen area. Begin playing your video then click Get Video. A semi-transparent window marks the video area on your screen. If the marked area is not what you want to click Retry to run the detection again or move/resize window to fine tune the marking rectangle. Note that static images cannot be automatically detected.

Note: The automatic detection of the video window is done by a motion detection process. Therefore it is important to play the video before using Get Video. An exception is made when recording YouTube videos. In this case the video window can be detected and marked even if the video doesn’t play.

Manual Mode1. Click Get Video.

2. Move the mouse over the window you’d like to record from. As you move the mouse, the recording window will be highlighted.

3. Once your window is highlighted, click the mouse, and the region is set. It’s that easy!

You can often find a Windows Media Player video window this way, or even locate an application window to record videos from. You can also drag the markers to adjust the recording region. Click Home on the 123 Realtime Recorder main window to remove the marker display.

Manually Marking a Region

Auto ModeClick Mark Video Window. A semi-transparent window is shown on the screen. Move and/or resize this window to fit the video area.

Manual ModeYou can also manually drag the markers from 123 Realtime Recorder to the upper left and lower right parts of the recording region. This may be necessary if 123 Realtime Recorder can’t locate the video window, or if you’d like to record a region not defined by a window.

To manually mark a region:

1. Click Mark Video Window. The current position of the markers appears.

2. Go to the upper-left marker, and drag it with the mouse to the new top-left corner.

3. Repeat with the lower-right marker.

Recording

Once you’ve marked an area to capture, it’s easy to record from it.
Here’s how:

Starting RecordingTo start a recording, press the Record button. In a moment, the region you selected will be recorded as a video. As you’re recording, the Record button turns into a Stop button, and Play becomes Pause.

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Note the 123 Realtime Recorder main screen is invisible to recording even if the main screen image overlaps the recording area. to change this open Settings and uncheck the box Set Top Window. However, this is not recommended when the Auto detection mode is used.

Hint: You can also start recording by using the keyboard. Press Ctrl+F12 to start and top recording when 123 Realtime Recorder is open. Click Settings, Tools, Hide 123 Realtime Recorder to enable/disable the keyboard options.

Important Note: The recording quality is highly depended on the frame rate that can be sustained by your computer. Normally this should be higher then 20 frames per second (fps). In the above picture 25/17 indicates a preset rate of 25 frames pers second and an actual (achieved) rate of 17 frames per second. The ideal situation will be 25/25. To achieve a higher frame make sure your recording window size is not much higher than 640×480 (about 1/4 of a regular screen size) and your Windows theme is set to Basic for Win7/Vista computers.

Pause and RestartIf you’d like to pause recording, click the Pause button. Click Restart to resume recording. You can also use Ctrl+F11 to pause and resume recording.

Stop RecordingClick Stop to end the recording. Your recorded file is saved.

To prevent computer for going to sleep enable the Keep Alive option in Settings, Tools, Miscellaneous, Keep Alive.

High definition video (HD) involves display resolutions of 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080i/1080p). 123 Realtime Recorder can record these resolutions provided that your computer has sufficient speed and memory. Usually a dual core 2.4 GHz/4G RAM should be able to handle the 720p requirements. Use MPEG-2 video format (not DVD), 6000 kbps video bitrate and 192 kbps audio bitrate. For over one hour recordings expect the file sizes to be inexcess of 4 GB.

Recording from DVDs is easy to using 123 Realtime Recorder. Here’s how to do it:

1. Insert the DVD into your PC, and play it using Windows Media Player.

2. Once the DVD starts playing, resize the Windows Media Player window to approximately 1/4 of your screen. The size of the video window should be as close to 640×480 pixels as possible.

3. Click Get Video in 123 Realtime Recorder, and move the marker over the video window in Windows Media Player.

4. Once the video window is highlighted, click the mouse. This sets the recording region.

5. Click Record, and play your video.

6. Click Stop when finished.

Note: You are legally allowed to record clips from DVD’s from your own personal use. 123 Realtime Recorder is not intended to be a way to circumvent copy protection on copyrighted DVD’s

Music Rip & Replay Userguide

User Guides

123 Music Rip & Replay is a revolutionary new way to capture streaming music from the Internet or any external source into MP3 files or CD’s. And it’s really easy to use, too.

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

  • Rhapsody™
  • AccuRadio™
  • iTunes™
  • Pandora™
  • Last.fm™

Some player programs may need to be configured to work optimally with 123 Music Rip & Replay. Here’s how to configure the popular ones:

Rhapsody:

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 123 Music Rip & Replay PRIOR to opening Rhapsody.

When you use 123 Music Rip & Replay, it needs access to the Web to look up the song information. Often times, your firewall may not allow 123 Music Rip & Replay access. Here’s how to configure the Windows Firewall to play nicely with 123 Music Rip & Replay:

  1. Open Windows Firewall from your Windows Control Panel.
  2. On the left, choose: Allow an app or feature through the Windows Firewall.
  3. Click Change Settings…
  4. Click Allow another App… Then choose 123 Music RIp & Replay from the list provided.
  5. Click OK. 123 Music Rip & Replay will now be able to access the Web to lookup song information.
  6. Please note that if you have another Firewall application installed, you may need to configure it as well.

IMPORTANT: When recording, be sure to open 123 Music Rip & Replay first, THEN open the music player program or browser you’re using. If recording from a website, be sure to see number 14 below.

Here’s how 123 Music Rip & Replay appears when you open it:

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To start a recording session:

  1. Open 123 Music Rip & Replay by clicking the 123 Music Rip & Replay icon music-icon-1 on your desktop.
  2. Open your browser or music player program.
  3. In 123 Music Rip & Replay, click the Start Recording button. The Start Recording Session dialog appears:
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  4. Optionally, enter a name for the Artist and Album. This is used if 123 Music Rip & Replay can’t determine the artist or album name.
  5. If you select the “Always tag with Artist/Album name above” option, 123 Music Rip & Replay will use whatever you have entered aboce as the Artist and Album for that entire recording session. This overrides 123 Music Rip & Replay’s Album/Artist lookup.
  6. Enter a Defualt Genre. If 123 Music Rip & Replay cannot determine a genre, then this one is used.
  7. Check Always tag with Genre name if you want to override 123 Music Rip & Replay’s genre lookup.
  8. You can customize how files are saved into subfolders using Directory Format.
    • \%a will save each file into a folder with the name of the Album.
    • \%A will save each file into a folder with the name of the Artist.
    • \%G will save each file into a folder with the name of the Genre.
    • You can also combine tags — for example, %A\%a will create an artist directory with the artist’s albums as a subdirectory.
  9. If you want to automatically stop recording after a certain time, enter a value next to End recording after. Otherwise, just leave it blank.
  10. 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 ends.
  11. Add Tracks to iTunes: If you want your recorded tracks to be added to iTunes automatically (for syncing to your iPod or iPhone), check this option. Tracks are added after the recording session ends.
  12. Open a Recording Session: Selecting this option will prompt you to open a saved recording session to edit track information or to continue recording.
  13. Save Recording Session: Selecting this option will prompt you to save your recording session to a file so that you can open it again later to edit track information or to continue recording.
  14. If you will be recording from a website, click the Record From Website button to open your browser. Then browse to the site that you will be recording from.
  15. Click OK. The recording session starts.

To ensure 123 Music Rip & Replay is recording, look for the VU Meter graph moving rapidly on the main screen. This lets you know that 123 Music Rip & Replay can “hear” the audio to record. If you do not see movement in the VU Meter, then 123 Music Rip & Replay is not detecting any audio. Make sure that you always open 123 Music Rip & Replay PRIOR to starting the application that you will be recording from.

After each song ends, 123 Music Rip & Replay determines the artist and track name, and displays those names in the recorded songs list.

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.

Occasionally a track will tag a track as unrecognized. However, you can give 123 Music Rip & Replay another chance to tag unrecognized tracks.

To query the music database and attempt to tag a track again:

  1. If the track was from a previous recording session, 123 Music Rip & Replay can import it into the track list. Right-click on the main window and select import mp3 files. Or, you can open a previously saved session from the start recordingbutton and select open recording session then click ok.
  2. Once the track that you want to tag is listed in the main window, right-click on it and select Tag Track. If the track is recognizable 123 Music Rip & Replay will tag it. Keep in mind that newly released albums may not yet be in the music database.

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You can edit information that is saved along with each recorded song. This allows you greater control of how songs are labeled, or allows you to properly tag a song that is unrecognized by 123 Music Rip & Replay. You can edit tracks one at a time, or several at once.

To manually edit track information for a single song:

  1. Click the song to edit.
  2. Click Edit Track(s). Or right-click on the track to edit and select “edit track” from the menu options.
  3. The Edit Track dialog appears:
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  4. Change the title, artist or album, track number or genre fields as you like.
  5. Click Update Art to check the music database for album art. If none is found you can choose Load Art to attach your own.
  6. Click OK and the song data is now changed in the MP3 file.

To manually edit multiple tracks:

  1. Highlight the tracks to edit.
  2. Click Edit Track(s). The Edit Multiple Tracks dialog appears:
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  3. Change the Artist, Album or Genre tag. If you don’t want to change a tag, leave it blank.
  4. 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.

Sometimes when recording from radio or live footage, there is 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:

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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 sequence 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.enre.

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” button, or by right-clicking on the track and select “delete” from the menu options.

To delete tracks:

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

or

  1. Right-click on the track to delete.
  2. Select “delete” from the menu options.

123 Music RIp & Replay lets you configure some parameters for optimizing the recording experience. Start by clicking the Settings button, and the Settings dialog appears.

Input

  • Pick a folder to hold recorded files: This is a 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 “D:\Eagles”.
  • Input Source: For most streaming recordings, use Audio Driver as the input source. Windows 7 and Vista users who experience skipping or have trouble picking up an audio signal should select the Windows Audio Driver option (only available to Windows 7 and Vista users)…
  • Tag with Template: 123 Music Rip & Replay does a great job of automatically tagging tracks for you, but sometimes you may want to take the tag data directly from the browser. Some online music sites will list the track information in the browser’s title bar for each individual track that is currently playing. If you’d like 123 Music Rip & Replay to get its track information directly from the browser’s title area, enable this setting along with the format that the site uses. For example, Last.fm prints the artist and song title information in the browser title area like this %A-%T-Last.fm. As always, %A=Artist, %T=Title of song, %a=Album. This will work with any website that lists the track tag information in the browser title bar.
  • Stop Recording After Idle: If you’re doing an unattended recording session, you can have 123 Music Rip & Replay automatically stop recording once a certain amount of idle time is detected. Set this to zero to disable this feature.

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.

  • Automatically Split Tracks: Enable automatic track splitting. If you uncheck this, then no track splits take place while recording.
  • Ignore audio close split: Use this option if tracks always split prematurely at the same place
  • Minimum milliseconds of silence between tracks: WHen 123 Music Rip & Replay 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 123 Music RIp & Replay 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 occuring.
  • Here are our suggested defaults:
    Minimum Milliseconds: 500
    Do Not Record: 15 seconds
    Volume Level Cutoff: 500 – 900 range.

Proxy

Pro123 Music Rip & Replay 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.xy

Output Options

123 Music Rip & Replay can create MP3 files, or automatically burn CDs for you.

  • 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 = Tracl number
  • %s = sequence number
  • The default is %T-%A which means the track name will come first, then “-“, then the artist name.
  • Track & Sequence number File name digits: Setting this option to “2” will add leading zeros to track number in the file name for better file sorting.
  • Recording Volume: Move the slider to increase or decrease how loud songs are recorded. If your recordings are always faint or too loud, this will help you adjust the volume.
  • Normalize: Select this option to obatin consistent volume in your recordings. You can also import files from your music library into 123 Music Rip & Replay and normalize them as well.
  • Automatic Tagging: You can turn off tag lookups for artist, title, album and genre information 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.
  • Record 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 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 become 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 recorded.
  • 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 CBR, but some players do not recognize this method and may have a hard time measuring thelength of the MP3 recorded.

123 Music Rip & Replay 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.

You can also use 123 Music Rip & Replay to record LP’s 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 123 Music Rip & Replay’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.

Ctrl = Moves forward through the tabs in settings.
Ctrl + Shift = Moves backward through the tabs the tabs in settings.
Ctrl + R = Record button.
Ctrl + A = Selects all tracks in track list.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A = Sort album in track list.
Ctrl + Alt + A = Sort artist.
Ctrl + Alt + G = Sort genre.
Ctrl + Alt + S = Sort sequence number.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T = Sort time.
Ctrl + Alt + T = Sort title.
Ctrl + Alt + Alt + N = Sort track number.
Ctrl + S = Split track button.

Legal Notices
Song recognition uses technology licensed from Rovi Corporation and AMG.

123 Media Vault Userguide

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123 Media Vault is a great solution for keeping personal videos saved on your PC locked to others. Once a video is locked, it appears only inside 123 Media Vault, and can only be played from there. You can easily unlock and delete videos too. 123 Media Vault is designed to be convenient and fast, as well as secure.

All locked Videos are accessed by a Master password. Once you enter the correct password, you’ll see your videos.

IMPORTANT: If you forget your password, you cannot access the video files. You need to enter your master password each time you use 123 Media Vault. Make sure you choose a password that is both secure and easy for you to remember.

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How to Lock a file

Locking files is easy. You can do it in two ways:

  • Drag and drop files into 123 Media Vault.
  • – or –
  • Click the lock button, and pick the files to encrypt.

Once a file is locked, the original file is removed, and the locked file appears in the list of files in 123 Media Vault.

How to Play Locked Files

To play a locked file, select it from the list, and click the Play button.

When you’re done playing the file, and you close 123 Media Vault, the file becomes locked again.

How to Unlock a File

If you want to unlock a locked file, select it from the list and click the Unlock button. The file is restored to it’s original location with the same name it had before.

How to Delete a File

To delete a locked file, select the file and click the Delete button. The file is permanently removed from your PC. There is no way to recover the file once it is deleted.

In the 123 Media Vault Settings dialog, you can do the following:

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  • Set Encryption Method: (Fast Encryption or Full Encryption).
    Fast Encryption just encrypts the first 20Kb of the file, which makes it unplayable, but does leave some of the media intact. This is less secure, but offers very fast playback, even for super-large files. Full Encryption encrypts the entire contents of the file, which is fully secure, but may cause a delay when playing back a file. If you change the encryption method, existing files are still encrypted with the method in effect at the time they were encrypted.
  • Change Password: Re-encrypt your video files with a new password.
  • Open log file folder: For any support issues, you may be asked to attach the log file 123 Media Vault creates. This is an easy way to locate the file.

I forgot my password. How can I recover my files?

Unfortunately, if you don’t have your password, there is no way to recover your files. Any back-door to 123 Media Vault would compromise the security of the program.

How secure is the encryption?

123 Media Vault uses 128 bit ARC4 encryption, which is a variant of RC4. If you use a sufficiently long password, even brute force methods would take several years to unlock your files using the fastest computer technology.

If my hard drive crashes and then I re-install 123 Media Vault or I use 123 Media Vault on a different computer how can I have 123 Media Vault list all my encrypted files so that I can decrypt them?

You can re-import all .lck files (123 Media Vault encrypted files) into 123 Media Vault. Here’s how:

  1. Run 123 Media Vault and click on the red “lock” button.
  2. In the “Select files to encrypt” dialog box, go to the folder where your encrypted files are and click on the “All Video files (*.avi; *.wmv; *.asf)” drop down list and select the “VPL encrypted files (*.lck) option.
  3. Select all the encrypted files and click on the “Open” button. All the encrypted files will then be imported into 123 Media Vault.

Music Rip Replay Mac Userguide

User Guides

Music Rip & Replay is an easy way to download the music you love from your favorite streaming music sites. Once monitoring, Music Rip & Replay will save music files from many popular streaming music sites as they play on your Mac.

These files can be transferred to other devices like your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or burned to a CD.

Music Rip & Replay uses a Music Fingerprinting technology to automatically identify and tag all recorded music files.

Music Rip & Replay locates the web address of the music file you are playing, reconnects to the host server, and makes an exact copy of the file on your Mac.

Note: Some web sites use encryption when streaming audio. Music Rip & Replay cannot download these encrypted streams.

Open Music RIp & Replay and any compatible audio stream you play will be downloaded. You can switch monitoring OFF or ON using the button at the bottom left of Music Rip & Replay.

When Music Rip & Replay is actively monitoring for media to record, the ON/OFF slider changes to the OFF position. When Music Rip & Replay is switched OFF, nothing will be downloaded until it is switched on again.

Music Rip & Replay also displays its status in the OSX menu bar. The icon changes to blue when Music Rip & Replay is actively monitoring. Click the icon and you can easily switch monitoring on or off.

Music Rip & Replay uses a digital fingerprinting technology to automatically recognize and tag the music you have downloaded. In some cases the track may not be identified by the music database. You can easily edit and track information from within Music Rip & Replay.

  • Click once in the area that you would like to change. A blue box will appear.
  • Type your desired track, artist or album name.

Note: If you would like to view the file in Finder, simply right-click on the track in your list and select Reveal in Finder.

Music Rip & Replay can send all your recorded tracks to iTunes by enabling that option in Preferences. Or you can pick and choose which tracks to send to your iTunes library.

  • Select a track or tracks then hover your mouse just to the left of the track name. A few icons will appear.
  • Click the music-icon icon and the selected track(s) will be added to iTunes.
  • The tracks status will change to Sent to iTunes.

There are many ways to play your downloaded music. Here are a few:

  • Select a track that you would like to play. Hover your mouse just to the left of the track name. A few icons will appear.
  • Click the play-icon icon and your track will begin to play. The icon will change to a stop icon. Simply click it to stop playing

OR

  • Right-click on the track and select Reveal in Finder.
  • Right-click on the track in Finder and select Open With.
  • Choose your desired application to play the file.

OR

  • Open your chosen download locations as set in Preferences.
  • Choose files to play.

From the Music menu bar, select Music Rip & Replay then Preferences.
Here is what you can configures:

  • Prompt to Start Monitoring as startup: will show the welcome screen every time you open Music Rip & Replay. Leave this unselected and Music Rip & Replay will begin monitoring automatically upon opening.
  • Check for Updates on Startup: will check to see if there is a new version of Music Rip & Replay icon and menu in the OSX menu bar.
  • Enable Growl support: Music Rip & Replay uses Growl to discreetly show you when a stream has been detected and is downloading or completed. You can turn this on or off.
  • Play sound when download finishes or start/stop monitoring: We like the sounds. But if you don’t, here’s where you can turn them off.
  • Automatically add to iTunes: Will add all downloaded music tracks to your iTunes library when they are finished downloading and converting.
  • Enable debug mode: Use this only when requested by technical support. It generates a more detailed log if you should need help.
  • Find Log File: This is very helpful. If you are submitting a tech support ticket, we can help you better if you attach your log file.
  • Download location: Set the folder where you’d like Music Rip & Replay to keep your downloaded music.
  • Minimum Download Size: Specifies the smallest file that is saved. Sometimes when recording, small advertisement might be captured by Music Rip & Replay. You can increase the size if you discover you are getting too many unwanted files. The default minimum size is 200kb. We find this is satisfactory for most.
  • Simultaneous Downloads: This is the maximum number of downloads happening at any one time. The default is 10.
  • Always Record HTTP: WHen checked, HTTP streams will be recorded rather than downloaded. This requires that you leave the player open for the entire track as the data is recording in real-time rather than downloading.
  • Always Record RTMP: When checked, RTMP streams will be recorded rather than downloaded. This requires that you lave the player open for the entire track as the data is recording in real-time rather than downloading.
  • Filter Known Advert Servers: Will stop advertisements from known servers from download.
  • Conversion Location set the folder that you would like Music Rip & Replay to save your converted files.
  • Multi Core Conversions if enabled will use additional CPU cores (if available). This can result in faster conversions, but uses more processing power.

Some web sites or media player programs may use non standard ports for playing media files. You can add other ports if you discover that a different port is being used and Music Rip & Replay isn’t recording something it should.

This dialog shows the HTTP content types that Music Rip & Replay recognizes, and what extensions it adds to the saved file. You will only need to change this if you are technically savvy, and a new media type is discovered.

  • This dialog shows the HTTP content types that Music Rip & Replay recognizes, and what extension it adds to the saved file. You will only need to change this if you are technically savvy, and a new media type is discovered.
  • Ignore Shockwave Flash: Leave this checked if you want Music Rip & Replay to ignore SWF files like flash banner ads.
  • Max number of segments: When Music Rip & Replay downloads, it asks for different parts of the media simultaneously. This effectively speeds up the downloading process. If you find that Music RIp & Replay is using too much network bandwidth to record, reduce this number. Increasing this to more than 5 segments won’t speed up downloads though.
  • Minimum Segment size: Lets you determine how big the smallest segments to download should be. For example, if this is set to 300 Kb, and the size of the video to be downloaded is 300 Kb, then a single request will be used. For smaller media files, downloading with a single request is faster than using multiple segments.

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Stream Rip Replay Mac Userguide

User Guides

Stream Rip and Replay for Mac is the easiest, most advanced streaming media recording technology ever created. Once monitoring, Stream Rip and Replay will save video and audio files from thousands of web sites as they play on your Mac. These files can be trasnferred to other devices like your iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Tv or burned to a CD or DVD disc, or used in other applications like iMovie.

Besides being a simple-to-use streaming media recorder, Stream Rip and Replay has some other handy features such as automatically converting recorded files to a format of your choice.

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Stream Rip and Replay locates the web address of the media file, reconnects to the host server, and makes an exact copy of the file on your Mac. Typically, this download process is much faster than actually playing the file. Stream Rip and Replay also can make multiple simultaneous connections to further speed up the capture process. For example, download music from Pandora and videos from YouTube at the same time. Once the download process starts, you can close the video or audio player, and the file will continue to be captured.

Note: Some web sites use encryption when streaming video. Stream Rip and Replay cannot download these encrypted streams.

These streaming protocols are supported in Stream Rip and Replay for Mac:

Streamed via HTTP download on port 80, 81, 82, 83, 8080:

FLV
WMA
WMV
ICECAST
WMX
Real Audio
Real Video
ASF
MP3
MP4
3GP
MOV
AVI
DIVX
Streamed via RTMP on ports 1935 and 443:

FVL
MP4

When you open Stream Rip and Replay you will be asked if you would like to start monitoring the network activity on your Mac for recording:

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Click the start button, and any compatible streaming video or audio file you play will be captured. You can also click the ON/OFF button at any time for the same effect.

Stream Rip and Replay can automatically convert captured media files to other formats. The default setting is Default Conversion. This is best if you would like everything that you download to be easily playable on your Mac. For example, it converts downloaded FLV’s to .mov files that play perfectly in Quicktime. Or simply pick a conversion type that is specific to the device that you will be playing the media on.

You can also convert a file after it has been captured. Here’s how:

  • Change the output format in the Conversion drop-down list at the bottom of the main window.
  • Right-click the file to make the options menu appear.
  • Select Convert from the pop-up menu.
  • Notice you can also choose to convert your selection to an audio file right from the same right-click menu.

The Add to iTunes option becomes available if you ahve selected an iTunes compatible device format in the conversion drop-down. For example, if you have selected iPad and add to iTunes, captured files will be converted to the best format for your iPad, and sent directly to your iTunes library.

Now just sync your iPad! This also works great for Apple TV. Send those converted files to iTunes, and enjoy the show on your TV.

Once a file has been saved and converted, it is easy to play:

  • Right-click the file for the options menu to appear
  • Select Play. Stream Rip and Replay will open the file in the default player for the file type.
  • Hint: Use Preferences, Downloads to see or change folder where your saved recordings reside.

From the Stream Rip and Replay menubar, click Stream Rip and Replay, Preferences. Here is what you can configure:

  • Prompt to Start Monitoring as startup. Show the welcome screen every time you open Stream Rip and Replay.
  • Check for Updates on Startup. Will check to see if there is a new version of Stream Rip for Mac available to download.
  • How Stream Rip and Replay in menu bar. Turns on or off the display of the Stream Rip and Replay icon and menu in the OSX menu bar.
  • Enable Growl support. Stream Rip and Replay uses Growl to discreetly shows you when a stream has been detected and is downloading or completed. You can turn this on or off.
  • Play sound when download finishes or start/stop monitoring. We like the sounds. But if you don’t, here’s where you can turn them off.
  • Automatically add to iTunes. Will add all iTunes compatible downloads to your iTunes library when they are finished downloading and converting.
  • Enable debug mode. Use this only when requested by technical support. It generates a more detailed log if you should need help.
  • Find a Log File. This is very helpful. If you are submitting a tech support ticket, we can help you better if you attach your log file.
  • Download location: Set the folder where you’d like Stream Rip and Replay to keep your downloaded media.
  • Minimum Download Size specifies the smallest file that is saved. Many times when recording, small Flash animations or advertisement files can be captured by Stream Rip & Replay. You can increase the size if you discover you are getting too many unwanted files.
  • Simultaneous Downloads: This is the maximum number of downloads happening at any one time.
  • Always Record Http: When checked, HTTP streams will be recorded rather than downloaded.
  • Always Record RTMP: When checked, RTMP streams will be recorded rather than downloaded.
  • Filter known Advert Servers will stop advertisements from known servers from downloading.
  • Conversion location set the folder that you would like Stream Rip and Replay to save your converted files.
  • Multi Core Conversions if enabled will use additional CPU cores (if available). This can result in faster conversions, but uses more processing power.

This dialog shows the HTTP content types that Stream Rip and Replay recognizes, and what extension it adds to the saved file. You will only need to change this if you are technically savvy, and a new media type is discovered.

  • Ignore Shockwave Flash: Leave this checked if you want Stream Rip and Replay to ignore SWF files like flash banner ads.
  • Max numbewr of segments: WHen Stream Rip and Replay downloads, it asks for different parts of the media simulatneously. This effectivly speeds up the downloading process. If you find that Stream Rip and REplay is using too much network bandwidth to record, reduce this number. Increasing this to more than 5 segments won’t speed up downloads though.
  • Minimum Segment size: Lets you determine how big the smallest segments to download should be. For example, if this is set to 300 Kb, and the size of the video to be downloaded is 300Kb, then a single request will be used. For smaller media files, downloading with a single request is faster than using multiple segments.

Need more help?

If you are having trouble with your software you can look at our support knowledge base or contact a support agent.