From Applian Technologies:
Having trouble downloading Web videos? Can't copy DVD's to your PC? Want to make high quality movies from any part of your PC's screen? Replay Video Capture makes it easy to capture anything you can watch on your PC's screen as a production-quality video. It's the best way to make professional-looking videos from hard-to-capture web sites, DVD's, webcams, chat sites, and more. Replay Video Capture includes a proprietary MPEG-2 codec which provides unparallelled picture quality while not slowing down your CPU. Setting up a recording is quick and convenient, and the results are amazing. Come see for yourself.
Well, as advertised, this is a tiny little program that lets you record dvds or screen capture without using lots of bandwidth. For me, this means a much better picture. When I got it, I loved it.
It doesn't always work. I know there is a method to the madness. . . It records hulu, but it only records some amazon. The big problem is, you don't know til the end of the recording. You have to record the whole thing then see it if the file took.
I have two other, larger, paid programs, and I try them first. After all, I can see them recording, and I know if it is working if the video is all choppy. If they don't work well, I open up this little program. About 60-75% of the time, it produces a usable file. So, I am glad to have it for a last ditch effort.
It looks like the version they offer now has been updated/replaced since you've purchased. I can record everything on my screen no matter what i'm doing. I have the current version and do not have any of the issues you mention above. I highly recommend the version they currently offer is totally awesome. Its also very simple to use i'm just very impressed hi-def quality and everything i love it