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Replay Music for Mac User Guide

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Welcome to Replay Music for Mac

Replay Music for Mac is an easy way to download the music you love from your favorite streaming music sites. Just switch it on and Replay Music will save music files from many popular streaming music sites as they play on your Mac.

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

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


How Replay Music for Mac Records

Replay Music 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.  Typically, this download process is much faster than actually playing the file. Once the download process starts, you can close audio player, and the file will continue to be captured.

Note: Some web sites use encryption when streaming audio. Replay Music cannot downloaded these encrypted streams. However, with the new Audio Recording mode, they can be recorded in real time as they play on your Mac. See below for more information on using the Audio Recording mode.

Downloading Music using Streaming Mode

Open Replay Music and set it to Streaming Mode (default setting) and switch on the monitoring button. monitor switch in on position Any compatible non-encrypted audio stream that you play on your Mac will be downloaded.


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

Replay Music also features a URL downloader bar, where you manually enter the URL address of the audio file that you want to download. Then press the GET button or hit enter/return. The file will then download.


Recording Audio in Audio Capture Mode

Replay Music for Mac now has the ability to record any audio it hears. This mode of recording is best used with sites and services that cannot be downloaded in Streaming Mode. With Audio Capture Mode, Replay Music listens and will record the audio as it plays in real-time.

To begin recording in Audio Capture Mode. Switch the monitoring button to the ON position. monitor switch in on position Change the mode to Audio Capture Mode. Replay Music will now start listening for audio and will begin to record and tag the tracks it hears. Be careful to not have any other audio play other than what you want to capture. Be aware that system sounds could also get recorded. So long as there is discernible silence between the tracks you play, Replay Music will automatically spit them into separate tracks.


Track Tagging

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


Here's how to edit the track information:

  1. Click once in the field that you'd like to change. A blue box will appear around it.
  2. 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.

Send Track(s) to iTunes

There are two ways that Replay Music for Mac can send tracks to your iTunes Music library.

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


  2. Or, enabling the Send to iTunes option at the bottom of the interface will send every track to iTunes as each finishes downloading and converting.

Send to iTunes

Play Downloaded Music

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


  1. 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 play icon and your track will begin to play. The icon will change to a stop icon. Simply click it to stop playing.


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


  3. Open your chosen download location as set in Preferences. Then choose the files to play.


  4. If you've sent your tracks to iTunes (as explained above), find and play your tracks there.


From the Replay Music menu bar, select Replay Music, then Preferences. Here's what you can configure:

General Preferences:


Downloads Preferences:


Streaming Preferences:


Audio Capture Preferences:


Conversion Preferences:


Protocols Preferences:


This dialog shows the HTTP content types that Replay Music 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.