Audio Hijack

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Audio Hijack
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Version: 3.5.4 updated
Upload Date: 26 Oct 18
Distribution Type: Shareware
Price: 68.00 $
Downloads: 15
Size: 16139 Kb

Rating: 2.5/5 (Total Votes: 2)

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Audio Hijack is the perfect tool to record any audio on your computer. With Audio Hijack, you can quickly and easily save audio from almost any application to an AIFF file. This file can then be burned to a CD, or played with any audio player, from iTunes to an iPod. Use Audio Hijack to record Car Talk or any other Real/WindowsMedia/iTunes/Internet stream and listen at your leisure. Snag game sounds or sound bytes off DVD movies. You can even use Audio Hijack to rip Flash audio. And with built-in Timers, you don't even have to be there to record. Audio Hijack puts you in control of all your audio.

What is new in this release:

  • Major Enhancement: Audio Capture Engine (ACE) has been updated to 9.1.1, with MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) compatibility.
  • Major Enhancement: Audio Hijack now has full VoIP capture support for "Linphone".
  • Enhancement: Changes made by Spotify have led to ACE being required to capture audio from the Spotify app. Audio Hijack now alerts the user to this requirement when necessary.
  • Enhancement: Several small VoiceOver refinements have been made.

What is new in version 3.5.3:

  • Major Enhancement: The Broadcast block now offers presets for MP3 and AAC streaming, as well as fully customizable setups via the powerful new advanced encoding options.
  • Critical Bug Fix: Block presets will again save for all relevant blocks and all users.
  • Enhancement: Various interface improvements have been made, including properly Retina-izing the tag icon seen in the Broadcast block's popover.
  • Bug Fix: A rare issue where crackly AAC streaming could occur due to sample rate issues has been corrected.

What is new in version 3.3.6:

  • Major Enhancement: Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.5, with important compatibility fixes for Skype 8, along with other small fixes.

  • Audio Hijack now has full VoIP capture support for Scopia Desktop and LINE.

  • Critical Bug Fix: Application audio capture will now always occur at the correct sample rate, rather than incorrectly defaulting to 44.1 kHz.

  • Bug Fix: Audio Hijack's updated audio capture engine now works as expected with single-site browser (SSB) apps such as those made by Epichrome.

  • Bug Fix: The "Limit Audio Capture To" option in the Application Source block now behaves as expected for all apps, including VoIP apps.

  • Bug Fix: A rare crash which could occur when deleting an active Recorder block has now been corrected.

  • Bug Fix: The minimum sample rate for 320 kbps AAC has been corrected to match AAC specifications.

  • Bug Fix: Audio Hijack can once again launch Plex Media Player as expected.

  • Bug Fix: Audio capture now works as expected when a device with very high sample rates (above 192 kHz) is in use.

  • Bug Fix: Audio playback with single-channel devices has been corrected to properly provide both channels.

  • Other: Audio Hijack now has full compatibility with MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

What is new in version 3.3.5:

  • Major Enhancement: Instant On has been updated to version 8.4.4, with important crash fixes for MacOS 10.13. There are also improvements to audio capture from VMWare Fusion, FaceTime, and Flash running in Safari

  • Major Enhancement: “Microsoft Teams” is now supported as a VoIP input source.

  • Enhancement: Meters throughout Audio Hijack have been improved to use less CPU.

  • Enhancements: Important improvements have been made to improve the way Audio Hijack behaves for VoiceOver users.

  • Bug Fix: Multiple improvements have been made to timers, as part of a never-ending quest to ensure their reliability.

  • Other: Many small improvements have been added to make reading the Help manual easier.

  • Other: Visual and reliability improvements have been made to our Extras installer window.

  • Other: Audio Hijack now has (extremely) preliminary compatibility with MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra). We still recommend users stick with a fully supported version of MacOS for now.

What is new in version 3.3.4:

  • Enhancement: "Cisco Jabber" is now supported as a VoIP input source.
  • Other: This version temporarily reverts an update to the audio capture backend which was part of Audio Hijack 3.3.3. The updated capture method requires a bit more time and testing.

What is new in version 3.3.1:

  • Major Enhancement: Instant On has been updated to version 8.3, with preliminary support for MacOS 10.12 (Sierra).

  • Minor Enhancement: The “Install Extras” window has been modernized.

  • Bug Fix: Timer conflict detection has been revised and no longer incorrectly identifies conflicts between unrelated Sessions.

  • Bug Fix: An issue where iTunes couldn't successfully edit tags in newly recorded .mp4 files has been worked around.

  • Bug Fix: VoiceOver users can now properly access the expanded contents of recordings and timers.

  • Bug Fix: A rare crash which could occur with Audio Units from IK Multimedia has been fixed.

  • Other: Several other small improvements are included.

What is new in version 3.1.1:

  • Enhancement: Instant On 8.0.8 brings several improvements and fixes, including one for noise which could occur with devices running at high sample rates.
  • Bug Fix: Additional fixes for high-sample rate devices mean unwanted noise will be eliminated for all types of audio capture.
  • Bug Fix: Keyboard shortcuts, which could occasionally fail before, should now work at all times.
  • Bug Fix: Performance when large quantities of Timers are in-use has been improved.
  • Compatibility Fix: An incompatibility with Intermission has been corrected.
  • Tweak: When a Session is closed, its popovers will be as well.
  • Tweak: When the Actions button is clicked, it will toggle the state of the popover.
  • Tweak: Keyboard shortcuts in Session window now work when full keyboard access or VoiceOver is used to navigate to the LCD or lower toolbar buttons.
  • Tweak: The Home window tab order has been corrected for VoiceOver.
  • Tweak: The Presets window now features a "Delete Preset" button, rather than just "Delete". Clarity.

What is new in version 3.0.5:

Critical Bug Fix: This update fixes a thankfully rare issue, where timers could break and begin to behave inconsistently.

What is new in version 3.0.2:

  • Critical Bug Fix: We've fixed an issue where App Nap could affect recordings, particularly unattended recordings, resulting in incomplete or incorrect audio. If you experienced any issues with incomplete recordings, this update should cure things.
  • Enhancement: Recorder settings can now be tweaked when a Recorder block is off, regardless of the state of the Session (running or not).
  • Minor Enhancement: Instant On 8.0.6 is included, bringing minor bug fixes.
  • Bug Fix: The Recordings tab will now update titles to reflect file name or title tag changes, as well as other tag changes.
  • Bug Fix: If Instant On is not installed, dragging a System Audio block into a running Session will now not pop a whole mess of errors. Nice, huh?
  • Bug Fix: Session names will now properly update at all times.
  • Other: When the trial limitations occur, the app will now bring itself forward for added clarity.
  • Other: The "Check for News" menu item is now properly available when needed.
  • Other: Session windows now properly remember to re-open on launch, and the Home window now opens behind other Session windows on launch, not in front of them.
  • Other: An issue where animations could incorrectly be disabled has been corrected.
  • Other: The "Open URL" field is now only editable when the checkbox is on.
  • Other: The text of the Ducking block has been updated in an attempt at greater clarity. Its functionality is unchanged.
  • Other: It is no longer possible to delete in-progress recordings. That was weird, so we no longer allow it.
  • Other: Previously, there was a complex and confusing issue where splitting AAC or ALAC files could eventually result in a file winding up mis-named and a directory higher than it should have been. A preliminary fix to avoid the issue is now in place.

What is new in version 3.0.1:

  • Enhancement: When a Session is running, Recorder Blocks now show "Stopped" on their face when a File Limit is hit or the Block is turned off.
  • Enhancement: The "Line2" and "Zoom" apps are now supported as VoIP input sources.
  • Enhancement: The default file name for recordings has been updated to include date and time tokens.
  • Enhancement: Ducking now quickly fades audio in and out, rather than doing hard, instant adjustments.
  • Critical Bug Fix: An issue where audio could get crackly and eventually stop playing through properly has been fixed.
  • Critical Bug Fix: A rare but serious bug where Audio Hijack could pinwheel and die at the end of a recording has been corrected.
  • Bug Fix: We crushed an irritating bug where text fields in the Recordings tab would lose focus with each keystroke.
  • Bug Fix: Recorders which hit a File Limit will now correctly resume after either the Block or the Session is toggled off and back on.
  • Bug Fix: A disabled timer could stop a recording currently being made by another timer. That is really silly, and now, it's gone.
  • Bug Fix: Importing of old Sessions is now more robust, and correctly imports all timers and tags.
  • Bug Fix: Improvements to latency have been made, particularly to prevent latency growth. Further improvements to latency issues are expected in future versions.
  • Bug Fix: Variables in Recorder Block tags and file names are now properly expanded, to fix both omitted fields and issues with expansion.
  • Bug Fix: When a Recorder Block has variables in multiple fields which refer to one another, this is now handled sensibly. As well, variables in Recorder Block tags can no longer incorrectly refer back to themselves.
  • Bug Fix: A rare issue where Blocks could leave, well, droppings, has been corrected. Honestly, it looked like the Block had defecated. It was hilarious, but wrong.
  • Bug Fix: Recorder presets now correctly save all settings and tags (excluding artwork).
  • Bug Fix: Tooltips were sometimes lagging behind reality, but they've been given a speed boost.
  • Bug Fix: Editing controls in some Audio Unit plugin views would cause the popover to drag. No more!
  • Bug Fix: 24-bit Wav recordings now work as expected.
  • Accessibility improvement: The first block pasted into the Audio Grid is now properly selected and described by VoiceOver.
  • Accessibility improvement: The disclosure buttons for advanced sections in popovers and library sub-sections are now skipped by VoiceOver. These sections automatically expand on VoiceOver-interact. The buttons were poorly described, and of no value to VoiceOver users.
  • Accessibility improvement: Schedule times were incorrectly read by VoiceOver, which could be very, very confusing! They'll now be read correctly.
  • Accessibility improvement: The "Hide Library" button (which hides the library from VoiceOver navigation, as well as visually) is now correctly labeled for VoiceOver.
  • Accessibility improvement: Animations of blocks adding, deleting, or moving Blocks are now disabled when VoiceOver is in use, to avoiding confusing VoiceOver. Animations resume when Audio Hijack is restarted.

What is new in version 2.2.6:

Leopard compatible.


Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5


15-day trial, then 15-minute limits for sessions

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