Streaming media is a growing aspect of our entertainment portfolio. We depend on the web to watch our movies, listen to our music, follow our podcasts and connect with the media that we consume. Such connectivity can be convenient, but it has the downside of requiring the person to be online. Many tools have come along to mitigate this issue, but one of the kings of the genre is Audials AG, and their flagship family product Audials One 2019.
This all-in-one suite supports the recording of many sources, with the highlight being that the music search engine, now has the power of Spotify. This change allows people to search across multiple platforms to find the music they love and then simulcasts the playback for offline playback/recording. This works for both Free Accounts and Premium Accounts alike. Now you can stream from Apple Music, YouTube, Pandora, Google Play Music, and Spotify for your favorite artists, and be able to listen to them away from the Internet-connected device. While I am new to Spotify, the potential for this to make music media creation and library organization a vast improvement, not seen since the advent of iTunes and the iPod.
While audio is a vital aspect of our online media consumption, the video seems to have trumped its importance. Many of the modern video streaming services allow for offline downloading for certain titles and services, but not all of them. Here is where Audials One comes to the rescue, as it allows you to record the video titles for later viewing, as you watch them. You can set the format you need, and follow the onscreen prompts, and then start your program, and enjoy. This is an excellent tool for all of your media streaming needs.
It is of note that this program that allows you to subscribe, stream, and record your podcasts. I have used many podcast clients, and this interface is fairly standard and reminds me Stitcher interface on phones/tablets. As of this juncture, it does not support password-protected podcasts, but I do that is added in the future. This would be able to allow one to listen to many feeds that are behind paywalls.
This program also supports the option to record numerous online tv stations feeds, that are up for grabs. I tend to use my Roku player for many tv feeds, but having a way to do this for my desktop tv viewing is nice. it might be nice to watch my local news and my PC, while I am working.
I have covered many media conversion programs in the past. This program is quite well done, and if you want it for the previous features, you cannot beat the price with this inclusion. This will do both audio and video conversions, and make it compatible with your devices.
In conclusion, I have used this program for over five years, and so I know it well. This version is the best yet, and I know it will only improve, with each iteration. My primary experience is using this for online radio recording feeds, but I have never been disappointed. I know that for around thirty dollars (USD), you can have a very involved, full-featured software suite for online media library and recording software. Until next time, keep on techin’ . . .