When Jaksta Media Recorder detects a compatible stream it will try and create another connection to download it.
When Jaksta Media Recorder is downloading there is no need to continue to play the video or music in your browser!
Sometimes it is not possible for Jaksta Media Recorder to download as the stream is secured in some manner. In these instances Jaksta Media Recorder will detect the stream is secure and begin to record the stream as it plays in your browser. When Jaksta Media Recorder is recording a stream you must continue to play the video or music in your browser. If you stop, then Jaksta Media Recorder will detect this and also stop recording.
Jaksta Media Recorder displays whether it is Downloading or Recording progress in front of each streams progress.
Make sure your not using https at the start of the address.
Jaksta Media Recorder is unable to see https streams on the network as they are encrypted.
Make sure your not using https at the start of the address.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtug7WqiNMg to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtug7WqiNMg
Facebook is now defaulting to https. You can change this in your facebook settings.
Login to facebook and go to Settings > Account Settings > Security. Then disable Secure Browsing. Videos will then be detected and downloaded.
Naming downloads automatically is tricky. The issue is that all sites stream in different formats and manners. Much of the time the stream being recorded comes from a completely different site than that hosting the video or music. We use a variety of techniques to try and detect the best name possible for a downloaded/recorded stream. The majority of the time Media Recorder gets it right.
However you can switch on and off the rules Media Recorder uses to detect names. Click here to read how in the Guide.
In the cases where an appropriate name is not used, you can rename files directly from within the application. Just right-click the item and choose Rename from the menu.
It is illegal for us to produce software that can download streams protected by copy protection mechanisms.
When our software detects that a copy protection mechanism is being used by a site during audio/video playback, it will prompt you to use either the built in audio and/or screen recorder.
It is perfectly legal for you to use this technology to make copies for your own personal use.
Easy! Just open the YouTube guide. You can search for videos, channels and playlists or enter their ids if you know them already. You than have the ability to download individual or all videos including filtering by the different formats and qualities that YouTube provide.
You can even set up a Schedule to automatically download new videos as they are added to channels.
Easy! Just open the the Podcast guide if we provide it or add the Podcast feed (RSS) to the My Feeds guide.
You can even set up a Schedule to automatically download new podcasts as they are added to the feed.
The screen recording module requires that "Stero Mix" or "What You Hear" is enabled to capture audio.
If you still dont see it:
Install Jaksta Stereo Mix. This can be done directly from the Screen tab in the Settings.
Audio formats with a sample rate higher than 48000 Hz, or with a bit depth higher than 16-bit, are meant for professional use in studios for example.
If you don't have to deliver to, or work in the professional audio industry, then selecting sample rates higher than 48000 Hz, or bit depths higher than 16-bit, makes no sense at all and is a waste of processing power and memory.
Recording directly to MP3 only works with 16-bit Audio. If you want to record other formats then switch to recording in WAV format.
When recording directly to MP3, if the audio recorder says that the audio format is not supported, then select either 16-bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality), or 16-bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality), whichever best matches what's playing back.
If you are playing Quadraphonic or Surround sound then the audio recorder will record as WAV. Change to Stereo if you want to record directly to MP3.
If you record in WAV format then you can convert (either automatically or later) to what ever format you want.
To change the audio format used by playback devices and/or the speaker configuration in Windows Vista or Windows 7, follow these steps:
If you're connected to the internet via a proxy server, confirm that Internet Explorer's proxy settings are configured correctly.
Also ensure you have checked Library > Settings > Use IE's Proxy Settings
Our products will use IE's proxy settings even if Internet Explorer is not your default browser.
If you're behind a proxy server, your settings are usually obtained from your IT admin or provided by the proxy server.
It is possible that your machine has been configured NOT to use the IE settings by default for .NET applications.
In the applications install folder there is file with a .config file extensions.
Edit this file and add the following after the closing system.data tag and before the closing configuration tag. This will force the application to use the default IE proxy settings overriding the machines configuration.
<system.net> <defaultProxy> <proxy usesystemdefault = "True"/> </defaultProxy> </system.net>If that does not work then the following will explicitly define the proxy settings
<system.net> <defaultProxy> <proxy usesystemdefault = "False" proxyaddress="http://Your proxy goes here" bypassonlocal="True" /> </defaultProxy> </system.net>If the proxy server requires authentication then this will use the default credentials:
<system.net> <defaultProxy> <proxy proxyaddress="http://Your proxy goes here" bypassonlocal="True" /> </defaultProxy> </system.net>For more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318140
When you start Jaksta Media Recorder for the first time you will be presented with a Welcome screen.
This screen lets you start monitoring for downloads and also allows you to select a user interface to use - Beginners, List View and Adavanced. If you havnt used Jaksta Media Recorder before then use the beginners interface. Once you know your way around you can the customise the interface how you would like.
The welcome screen also contains links to this guide, the Demonstration Videos page which provides instructional videos and also to the tutorials.
You can choose whether to display the welcome screen at startup or not by checking or unchecking the "Show at start" checkbox in the bottom right corner of the screen.
The tutorial screen provides a graphical overview of how to perform most tasks.
You can choose whether to display the tutorial screen at startup or not by checking or unchecking the "Show at start" checkbox in the bottom right corner of the screen.
You can open the tutorial screen at anytime via the Help > Tutorials menu.
When you start the application for the first time, the default module is the Library.
The Library displays all audio and video that you have downloaded or recorded. Subsequent starts will default to the last module you were in when you exited the program.
From the library you can select the type of recording (Internet, Audio or Screen) you would like to do using the drop downlist. When you change the recording type the toolbar icons will adjust for that recording type. If you have selected to display a modules tab then these controls also appear on that tab.
The Library has two types of views. A list view and a thumbnail view. To change views select the one you want from the toolbar.
The thumbnail view displays an icon for each download or recording. The icon will be taken from a frame within video or from an image lookup from the internet for audio. You can change the image on the Properties form.
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.
Double clicking an item will play it. If there is a progress bar across the item, double 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. 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(s) select the item(s) and right click. Alternatively select the Library menu.
There is a virtual folder for each module that contains downloads and recordings for that particular module.
You can create your own folders via Library > Folders > New Folder menu item.
Each module also has a default output folder and you can change this using the toolbar 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 menu item. You can show/hide individual default folders under this menu as well.
You can import items into your library by drag and dropping them from Windows Explorer. When viewing a folder you have created you can import all media in that folder by Library > Folders > Synchronize.
The Library > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Library tab. You can change the following settings:
To reset to the default settings. Click the Defaults button.
Conversions are preformed by the excellent open source product ffmpeg that is distributed with all our products.
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.
Preset conversion settings are sorted by Device type, Manufacture and Format, so finding one right for you is very easy.
If you dont wish for a conversion to occur, select Dont Convert
By default converted items are created in the Media folder. You can change the output folder using the Output Folder menu item to select a new folder.
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.
You have full control over the preset conversion settings and can create, delete and modify them. However as new devices and formats are released we update preset conversion settings on our servers 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 to display the Conversion Settings dialog.
For more information on the conversion settings options please refer to the FFMPEG help: http://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html.
The Library > Convert menu will allow you to select one or more media files from your file system to convert. These files can be out side of your library and will be imported if required.
The Library > Fix FLV menu will allow you to select one or more FLV files from your file system to fix. For more information on fixing FLV files please refer to Fix FLV in the Internet section of this guide.
The Library > Meta Data/Tags menu will allow 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 items menu is Properties item that when clicked displays the Properties dialog
Jaksta Media Recorder will detect and download video and music from thousands of sites and streamed via many different protocols and in many different formats.
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 Jaksta Media Recorder monitors the network stream for media and once detected will download or record the stream.
Please see the FAQ What is the difference between Recording and Downloading internet streams for more information.
You must start monitoring for internet downloads BEFORE you watch or listen to media in your browser that you want to capture.
You do this in the Library tab by selecting "Download from the Internet" and then clicking the Start button, or you can do this in the Internet tab by clicking the Start button
If a stream is not captured, please see the FAQ Nothing is being captured from the internet. What is wrong?
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 in the toolbar. The Main Interface will disappear and the Small Interface will appear in the top right hand corner of your screen and allow you to stop and start monitoring as well as return to the Main Interface by clicking
At any time you can change the default output folder that recordings and downloads will be saved in by clicking in the toolbar. Note that each recording type (Internet/Audio/Screen) can have its own different output folder.
The Internet > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Internet tab. You can change the following settings:
To increase the speed of HTTP downloads, Media Recorder 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 obtained is dependent on your network connection, your computer and the server streaming the video or audio.
Here you can configure the number of segments to break a download into and the minimium size a segment can be.
If a download is failing and you see in the Progress log that segements are failing, turn the Max number of segments to 1.
The application can capture from YouTube in a variety of ways. These settings allow you specify 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.
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 Verification requests so we ignore them. This will cause the server connection to then drop after a period of time. The following settings allow you to control how these secure streams are handled.
Some sites use protection technologies (including SWF Verification and other site specific technologies) that mean it is only possible to record. Media Recorder can automatically record instead of downloading secure sites. Add the urls for secure sites here.
Live 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.
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.
The excellent open source P2P client aria2 is intergrated within the application to handle torrent and magnet link downloads and is controlled via the following settings.
Please see the FAQ Why are videos and songs being recorded/downloaded with strange file names? for more information.
Naming rules applied when a stream is detected
Naming rules applied when a stream has completed downloading
Media Recorder supports adding third party plug-ins like rtmpdump to handle the downloading of streams. If Media Recorder can not download or record a file, installing a plugin will give it extended power.
You can perform manual downloads using the Internet > Manual Download menu.
The dialog lets you select the type of download to perform.
Screen recording is only enabled with a Jaksta Deluxe license. With any other license it runs in trial mode and only one minute is recorded.
Screen recording is a great way to capture copy protected videos.
Screen recording can be performed from the Library tab by selecting "Record your Screen" or you can do it on the Screen tab.
Once you have selected an area to record you can start recording by clicking the Start button in the toolbar. The Screen module will glow blue whilst recording.
If you are recording alot then you may wish to use the Small Interface by clicking in the toolbar. The Main Interface will disappear and the Small Interface will appear in the top right hand corner of your screen and allow you to select areas to record and stop and start recording as well as return to the Main Interface by clicking
At any time you can change the default output folder that recordings will be saved in by clicking in the toolbar.
The Screen > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Screen tab. You can change the following settings:
"Stero Mix" or "What You Hear" is required to be enabled to capture sound in screen recordings. Please see the FAQ Why is no audio captured when screen recording? for more information.
The default settings are tuned for recording online video.
Audio recording is a great way to capture copy protected music.
Media Recorder's audio recording is unique in that it records audio driectly from an application (like a browser or Spotify) and does NOT mix the sound from different applications together.
This means that if you are recording Spotify and someone rings you on Skype your conversation will NOT be mixed in with your Spotify recordings!
Media Recorder also audio fingerprints audio tracks and lookups up things like title and artist of songs as well as the art work - these details are then saved to tags in the file! Cool Hey!
Audio recording can be performed from the Library tab by selecting "Record Audio" or you can do it on the Audio tab.
Start recording by clicking the Start button in the toolbar. The Audio module will glow blue whist recording.
If you are recording alot then you may wish to use the Small Interface by clicking in the toolbar. The Main Interface will disappear and the Small Interface will appear in the top right hand corner of your screen and allow you to stop and start recording as well as return to the Main Interface by clicking
At any time you can change the default output folder that recordings will be saved in by clicking in the toolbar.
The Audio > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the Audio Settings tab. You can change the following settings:
On the Audio Capture tab you can add and remove executables that audio will be captured from. If its not in this list the audio will not be captured from it.
On the Audio Naming tab you can specify how you would like your audio recorded media named.
The History module monitors the Adobe Flash player running in your browser and also the caches of IE, Firefox and Chrome.
It is the only way to be able to capture videos that are streamed over HTTPS (SSL) which is encrypted and therefore hidden from network monitors.
The History tool works best when used inconjuction with IE as its cache is not memory mapped and therefore always available for interrogation.
The History > Settings menu will display the Settings dialog and automatically display the History tab. You can change the following settings:
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 lastest version.
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 as 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.
The application contains a sophisticated scheduler which allows you to schedule regular and unattended downloads and/or recordings
The scheduler takes into consideration the timezone of the source and also handles changes in daylight savings between the source and you. This is particularly import for regular radio recordings.
The application does not need to be running when a download or recording is scheduled. It will automatically start.
You can configure a scheduled download or recording as follows:
We recommend that where possible always use the Schedule menu from within a Guide. This will ensure times and timezones are set correctly for the source.
You can export your schedules to a file and move them to Jaksta Media Recorder running on another machine. Use the Export/Import menu items under the Schedule menu.
Schedule Tasks are infact Windows Task Scheduler Tasks. You can edit any features that the Windows Task Scheduler supports through the Windows Task Scheduler itself.
Please refer to the Conversions section in the Library section of this guide