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Replay Radio 11 User Guide

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Replay Radio is the perfect solution for recording online radio broadcasts of your favorite talk radio, news, and music shows. Version 11 sports a brand new user interface. If you're a fan of Replay Media Catcher and Replay Music, this should look fairly familiar to you. You'll see all your scheduled radio shows listed in the My Schedule tab. On the left, you can quickly access the expansive Media Guide as well as Settings and Support.

Replay Radio 11 Interface

The Guides in Replay Radio 11 make it very easy to setup scheduled recordings so that you do not need to fill in a bunch of details yourself. Click the Guides button, and our Replay Media Guide will appear. You can then search for your favorite shows, stations, and podcasts or discover new and popular ones. We collate the list so that the proper settings are in place for you to enjoy right away. For more information, check out the How to Schedule a Recording via the Guide section.

If you are currently listening to a show on you computer and want to record it, simply press the large Record button at the top of the interface. An audio recording will begin, and it will be saved under the My Recordings tab.

If you want to schedule a recording, and you already know the website URL (Uniform Resource Locator, a.k.a. web address) for the show, click the Add Show button. Consult the How to Schedule a Recording Manually section of this guide for filling out the scheduler details. Sometimes a radio show is streamed from a different location than the website you see in your browser. To discover the true URL, we provide a handy URL Finder.

The Tune button can be used to quickly start listening to a station. Simply make sure that a scheduled item is selected, and then click the Tune button. The online radio station associated with that scheduled item will open for you to listen to the current live programming. More information can be found in the Tuning to a Live Online Radio Station section of this User Guide.

Clicking on the My Recordings tab will take you to all of your recorded radio episodes and podcasts. Recordings are saved in the Media Folder of your choice. This can be a local folder or even a Dropbox account if you have one. The choice of storage location can be configured in Settings.

How to Record Now - Quick Record

If you have audio currently playing on your computer that you would like to record, press the Record button. The Replay Radio interface will show the current recording session in the My Recordings tab. Additionally, the icon in the top left will change to a stop button. When you are done recording, press the Stop. Alternately, you can right-click on the listed recording and choose Stop.

To play back completed recordings in the My Recordings list, simply select the entry, the Play button will become active, and press Play. Alternately, right-click on the entry and select Play ..., or just click the Enter/Return key on your keyboard.

Recordings are saved in your Media Folder which can be changed in Settings, or by selecting the Output Folder icon at the top-right of the interface.

How to Schedule a Recording via the Guide

Clicking the Guides button on the main Replay Radio 11 interface brings up our Replay Media Guide where you can discover thousands of online radio stations and podcasts. The Guide is divided into three sections (Shows, Stations, and Podcasts) which can be navigated to via the large buttons in the middle of the interface.

Replay Media Guide for Replay Radio 11

How to Schedule a Recording Manually

Replay Radio contains a sophisticated scheduler, which allows you to schedule regular and unattended 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.

When specific programs are added via the Guide, the settings for the show will be appropriately pre-populated. If you have added a station via the Guide, then you will need to set the appropriate start time and duration for which you wish to record.

We recommend that where possible always use schedule from within the Guides. This will ensure times and time zones are set correctly for the source. We also recommend that you do a recording test to make sure the stream is recorded with the given parameters.

Recordings can also be manually setup for scheduling. To manually create schedule, press the Add New Show button from the list of icons on the main interface/my schedule tab. Similarly, existing schedules can be edited by clicking on their listed item from your My Schedule pane.

Replay Radio does not need to be running when a recording is scheduled. It will automatically start. See Settings->Advanced for more info. But of course, your computer does need to be on.


You can configure a scheduled recording as follows:

General Tab

Tuner Tab

Schedule Tab

Settings Tab

Split Tab

Tags Tab

Schedule items can be imported to and exported from Replay Radio using the import and export arrow buttons. This allows you to share your favorite program schedules with other Replay Radio users.

Playing Back, Deleting, and Converting Recordings

While the Schedule tab contains things you want to record, the My Recordings tab contains programs which have been recorded or are actively being recorded. Simply select one of your completed recordings from the listing and press the Play button. If the format of the recording is supported by Replay Radio, it will be played from within Replay Radio. If the format of the recording is not natively supported, an external player (based on operating system settings and the programs you have installed) will be launched to playback the file.

My Recordings

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After selecting a recording, you can also play it by clicking the Enter/Return key on your keyboard, or right-clicking on the entry and selecting Play ... from the drop down list. From the drop down list you can also delete the file from your computer, rename it, remove the entry from the listing, convert to other formats, and import to iTunes (if recorded in an iTunes supported audio format). Or import to Windows Media Player (if recorded in WMP supported audio format).

To convert a recording from one audio format to another, select the entry from the recordings list, right-click and choose Convert ... from the drop down menu. You will then be presented the option to convert to one of many different formats. Starting a conversion does not delete the original file - in case you desire to keep the original or change your mind about the conversion type.

To delete one or multiple recordings from your hard drive, select them in the My Recordings listing, right-click and choose Delete or press the Delete key on your keyboard. Recordings can be deleted immediately or moved to your Recycle Bin (default behavior) based on chosen Settings.

Tuning to a Live Online Radio Station

While you can tune to and listen to online radio stations from your own browser, you can also do so from Replay Radio. If you have created any scheduled recordings using our Guide, you can simply click on the entry in the Schedule list and then press the Tune button. The station that is used for the schedule will then be launched.

If you have our Guide open to a station, you can click the Tune button in the Guide listing to start listening to that station.

If you manually created a scheduled recording, you will want to make sure the Tuning tab is appropriately filled out in the schedule properties. For more information, please refer back to How to Schedule a Recording Manually.

How to Find a Radio Stream URL

If you want to record a show that is not in our database, you might need to discover the URL for the streaming media. The URL is not always the same as the webpage of the station, especially if you are interested in scheduling a Direct download of the radio stream as opposed to having a webpage open each time a recording begins. For this purpose, our Url Finder is installed with Replay Radio. You can launch the URL Finder from your Windows Start Menu > Applian Technologies > URL Finder. The first time you run Url Finder you may be asked to install our Replay Url Finder helper application. The installation process may also require the installation of the Applian Network Monitor or WinPcap.

Replay Url Finder

Simply click the green START button, and then open a new webpage to the online radio site. The Replay Url Finder will then determine the actual address that the show is coming from. Then, either click the blue arrow or right-click on the discovered address and choose Schedule in Replay Radio to add the station to Replay Radio. The discovered, Direct download address will be automatically added to the URL field of the new schedule item. If you want to also tune to this station for listening, enter the original website address to the Tuner tab. Please read How to Schedule a Recording Manually to complete the schedule setup.


In general, the Settings for Replay Radio may not need to be adjusted. We offer the ability to change aspects of the program to suit your individual needs.

Personalization Tab:


Output Folder Tab

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By default, your recordings will be placed into an Applian\Replay Radio folder inside your Documents folder. You can easily change to a number of different common folders. If you have a "cloud" service installed, Replay Radio will recognize it and provide that as a save location option as well. Links for three common cloud services are supplied if you wish to install them.

If you want a Custom location for saving the downloaded and recorded media, make sure the Custom radio button is selected. Then, at the bottom in the Output Folder field, enter the location you would like to save media to. You can also click on the ellipsis, "...", at the end of the line to bring up a folder navigator for choosing a location.

Internet Downloads Tab:

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Audio Recording Tab

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Naming Rules Tab

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