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Media Players / Utilities

When installing any of the programs below be careful to look to see what is also going to be installed.  If a custom install is available then use that.  Remember to scan for viruses before installing.


AoA Audio Extractor

AoA Audio Extractor is a free program that provides you a handy tool to extract audio/sound or background music from video files.

With AoA Audio Extractor, you can easily extract audio tracks from AVI, MPEG, MPG, FLV (Flash Video), DAT, WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP video files and save them as MP3, WAV and AC3 formats.

It can also be used to save any portion of the audio of a video file.

Any Video Converter Free version Any Video Converter Free version is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! This free version supports DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, MPEG-I, MPEG-II, MPEG-4 and Flash FLV video profiles.”"
All Free Video Converter “As a renowned free video converter, All Free Video Converter can convert video files between various formats with fast converting speed and excellent quality. This batch converter simplifies batch file conversion. It can convert almost all video formats to your favorite audio & video formats, for example, WAV, MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, etc. And even more, convenient presets are provided so you can convert with the perfect quality. Additionally, wizard mode will guide you what to do next. The powerful video converter makes video conversion quick and easy. Just download the free tool now and experience better digital life.”
All Free Video Joiner “All Free Video Joiner is an easy and free-to use-video joiner for novices and professionals. There are several video formats presets provided for improving your joined files. You can join or merge multiple video files into a large one (AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, etc.) without any quality loss. It can also be used to convert a single file. With super fast conversion speed, it saves you much time. Additionally, wizard mode is provided to guide you step by step. The program is absolutely a free-of-charge video joiner without any limitation.”"
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free "Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs; create compressed backup archives with powerful password protection; split archives automatically across multiple CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs; restore archive contents to their original locations; integrated Audio CD ripper store your audio tracks as WMA or WAV files; new option for setting the number of copies you want to burn (available for all disc formats); discs can now be verified immediately without being ejected first (if the drive supports this feature); numerous other small improvements that make the program easier to use and more effective; burn files and folders on data CDs/DVDs/Blu-ray discs; burn Audio CDs from WAV, MP3, FLAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis files; burn MP3-CDs from your MP3 files; burn Video DVD, Video CD (VCD) or Super Video CD (S-VCD); create and burn CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc images; burn speed and other options can all be set automatically"
Ashampoo® ClipFinder HD Free “The brand-new Ashampoo ClipFinder HD gives you web video the way it should be. Search in up to 13 video portals at once or in selected portals, view videos directly and convert and save them to your hard disk with a single click.
Nothing makes finding, viewing, saving and managing web videos easier. And Ashampoo ClipFinder HD isn’t just better, it’s also still completely free. CNET’s reviewers called the original ClipFinder “a breath of fresh air” among programs of this type and the new ClipFinder HD is even better and more powerful. “

Audacity

A simply audio editor that allows you to record any form of sound that comes through your soundcard.

Apples's Quicktime

A must if you want to listen to or watch Quicktime files.

Bandicam
"Bandicam is a lightweight screen recorder for windows that can capture anything on your PC screen as high-quality video. Also, it makes it possible to record a certain area on a PC screen, or capture a game that uses the DirectX/OpenGL graphic technologies. Bandicam will help you carry out a game capture with high compression ratio, while keeping the video quality closer to the original work, and provides performance far superior to other recording softwares that provide similar functions. » Bandicam Screenshot Read more: https://www.bandicam.com/"
BB FlashBack Express "BB FlashBack is a screen recording software that enables you to capture desktop activity in real-time, like a movie, and then export it to Flash (FLV and SWF) or AVI file. You can choose to capture the entire desktop, a specific window or a framed region, and also include sound from a microphone and even the video from an attached webcam as PIP image. Other features include one-click upload to YouTube and other video sharing sites, cursor highlighting and support for Vista Aero effects. BB FlashBack Express requires free registration after 30 days to remove a trial watermark."
Blender Are you looking for a great 3D creation and do not have much money to spend?  If so checkout Blender.  Blender is a free 3D creation tool, which allows you to create great 3 dimensional  images. Just check out the images in Blender’s image Gallery.  You can get this amazing 3D creation tool
Canstudio

"CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)"

CDBurnder XP Pro Another great free CD /DVD burning program, which allows you to burn both data and Music CDs/DVDs.
Clementine "Clementine is a multiplatform music player. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music. "
DaVinci Resolv
"DaVinci Resolve combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films."
Direct YouTube Downloader

"Direct YouTube Downloader allows you to download videos from YouTube, including Ultra HD 4K, 1080p and 720p videos.

The program is easy to use, just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Download button.

Direct YouTube Downloader is a popular, free program that enables you to download and convert online videos (legal content, to which you have the rights) for later viewing on your desktop or mobile device. It can download files as WebM, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MP3 or AAC(audio) and it can convert videos for Mobile Phones or Tablets."

DVD Flick an easy way to put those video files on your computer onto a DVD then checkout DVD Flick. It is an open source program which gives you an easy way to put those videos that you download of the net on to a DVD. 
Debut Video Capture Software "Capture video files on your Mac or PC with this easy video recorder software. "
ezvid
"Ezvid is exceptional because of the power of its cutting-edge effects and features. With voice recording, facecam, voice synthesis, screen drawing, and speed control, Ezvid the world's single best solution for making videos which entertain, inform, and enchant your viewers.

With one click, you can record your screen with Ezvid, and capture whatever appears on your computer screen: Web pages, games, applications, paint programs, maps — the list goes on and on. Edit your video and then save it for later, or upload it directly to YouTube: the choice is yours.

Ezvid harnesses the power of your computer to create incredibly sharp and high resolution movies of whatever appears in front of you. You can then nonlinearly edit these videos, make speed changes, re-arrange, add text, image slides, and much more, creating a video in minutes instead of hours.

And Ezvid is FAST. Not only does Ezvid use the latest C++ binaries to take advantage of modern multi-core CPUs and video cards, but Ezvid has been carefully designed to increase the speed of screen recording workflow and video editing organization. With auto-save functionality, built-in YouTube upload, and myriad other features, Ezvid leaves the competition in the dust.

Ezvid's elegant and revolutionary screen drawing functionality allows you to draw directly on your screen; coupled with Ezvid's ability to record a region of the screen, you can create amazing screencasts and document your online world with ease.

Since release in early 2012, Ezvid has been downloaded more than three million times and used to make millions of videos on YouTube. Especially popular with players of Minecraft and other massively viral games, Ezvid burst on the scene and quickly dominated as the screen recorder and video editor of choice. Stay tuned as Ezvid releases even more amazing features soon, including innovative solutions never before seen on any computing platform."

Free YouTube Download

“Free YouTube Download is one of the most usable programs on the web to download YouTube videos, single videos as well as whole collections such as:
- complete playlists and show lists;
- users' channels;
- all videos from personal playlists (History, Liked, Favourites, Watch later, etc.);
- artist's playlists;
- videos from Movies Category;
- videos from Music Category;
- videos from YouTube charts;
- video responses.

Free YouTube Download combines simplicity of usage as well as advanced downloading features which you can set as you like:
- download videos in original YouTube quality or convert them to AVI, MP4, WMV;
- enjoy multistream downloading;
- customize output name easily;
- save and load links from external text files;
- save download history;
- import videos to iTunes automatically;
- download videos which require YouTube authorization via Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome;
- enable compatibility with screen reading software.

Free YouTube Download contains no spyware or adware. It's clearly free and absolutely safe to install and run.”

Format Factory "FormatFactory is a multifunctional media converter. Provides functions below: all to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF; all to MP3//WMA/MMF/AMR/OGG/M4A/WAV; all to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO; MP4 files support; Pod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format; Source files support RMVB. FormatFactory's features: support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others; repair damaged video and audio file; reducing Multimedia file size; support iphone, ipod multimedia file formats; picture converting supports Zoom, Rotate/Flip, tags; supports 65 languages."
Free Studio

"Free Studio is a complete multimedia package developed by DVDVideoSoft. All of its free apps are organized in 5 sections for an easy access: Downloaders, Uploaders, Converters, Recorders and Editors."

Free Video Downloader "Download any video from thousands websites! From YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Veoh, Dailymotion and 10,000+ sites. Extract audio, MP3 from YouTube, convert any online video to AVI, MKV, MP3, iPhone, iPod, PSP, Android."
HandBrake

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Supported sources:

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (encrypted or unencrypted, but protection methods other than CSS are not supported and must be handled externally with third-party software)
  • PAL or NTSC
  • AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks

Outputs:

  • File format: MP4, AVI or OGM
  • Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features

  • Chapter selection
  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding
IDump  IDump allows you to get the music that you have on your IPOD on to your PC.  Remember to hit cancel in ITunes, so you will not lose the music on your IPOD.
ImgBurn "ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!"
Kodi
Kodi is media center software  for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.
LightWorks Edit as fast as you can think...
Spend more time looking at the picture, and less time navigating menus and buttons with an intuitive interface and a user-friendly toolset.
"Lightworks has the most comprehensive support available, including native support for MXF, Quicktime, AVI, RED R3D, DPX, Avid DNxHD, ProRes and many more formats, transcoding files on import is something of the past."
MediaMonkey (Free)

"Manage a movie / music library from 100 to 100,000+ audio/video files and playlists*; whether Rock, Classical, Audiobooks, or Podcasts; Movies, Home videos, or TV shows; whether they’re located on your hard drive, CDs, or a network. Organize, browse, or search music by Genre, Artist, Year, Rating, etc., and never waste your time trying to find the files you know you have.

MediaMonkey is the movie and music organizer for the serious collector."

* Supports MP3, AAC (M4A), OGG, WMA, FLAC, MPC, WAV, CDA, AVI, MP4, OGV, MPEG, WMV, M3U, PLS, etc.

MediaPortal "MediaPortal  is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC / TV into a very advanced Media Center. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch and store your videos and DVDs, view, schedule and record live TV as a digital video recorder and much much more. You get MediaPortal as Open Source software. This means you can help in developing MediaPortal or tweak it for your own needs with lots of innovating plugins from our great community.
Miro

It is an awesome video player that does a lot.  Checkout out their description from their site for more information.

1. Play All Your Videos
Play virtually any video– Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID, and more. Browse your collection, make playlists, stay organized.

2. Get Internet TV Shows
Subscribe to any video RSS feed, podcast, or video blog. Explore over 1,000 free channels with the built-in Channel Guide.

3. Search YouTube
Download and save videos from YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, and other sites.

4. High Definition and Fullscreen
Your computer screen is a high-def display. Watch free HD videos in gorgeous fullscreen.

5. Torrent Power
Easily download any BitTorrent file. Fast. Then watch it in the same app. Simple.

Miro Video Converter "You can put video on your phone or iPod. Miro Video Converter has presets that will convert video to the correct sizes and formats for popular phones, iPods, and other media players. Just convert your video and copy it to your device. Supported Devices include Android phones (Droid / Milestone, Nexus One, G1, Magic / myTouch, Droid Eris, HTC Hero, Cliq, Behold), Apple Devices (iPhone / iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano), and PSP. Miro Video Converter can convert virtually any video file to MP4, Theora, or MP3 (the audio only)"
Microsoft Expression Encoder A free program from Microsoft that allows you to record what is on your screen.
MoviePlus Starter Edition "MoviePlus Starter Edition is the amazing free movie editing software from Serif. This version is yours to keep so download it now and start creating your very own movies."
MovieToolbox Fix Player "Fix Player is a simple and useful free AVI player which helps you to repair and to watch AVI video files on your PC. It's easy and simple to use."
MPEG Streamclip MPEG Streamclip is a powerful video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies.
MusicBee
"As you might have guessed, MusicBee is a music player software for Windows and it’s arguably the best one available out there. The music player packs in an extensive feature-list, while also maintaining a great performance. It includes features like auto-tagging, 10-band or 15-band equalizer, gapless playback, support for Winamp plugins, Groove Music & last.fm support and more. Also, you can download various skins, plugins, visualizers and more. Along with all of that, MusicBee offers some advanced audio tools and great music managing features to make sure you would never need any other music player software."
MuseScore "MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program that offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial programs such as Sibelius and Finale.
You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file."
oCam"Main product oCam of OhSoft is a powerful video recording program that can record video to be played on the monitor via your PC. For long time, many people in the world have used this solution so this has been optimized. This solution can record effectively many internet video including online game using a variety of formats by unlimited length advantages. Additionally, You can use GIF recording function and WEB-CAM recording function in this solution."
Open Broadcaster OBS
"OBS Studio (formerly known as OBS Multiplatform) is a complete rewrite of the original OBS from the ground up, with the main goals being multiplatform support, a more thorough feature set, and a much more powerful API. While still in its early stages, releases are currently available for Windows, Mac and Linux."
Power2Go 8 Essential "With the FREE Power2Go 8 Essential you can burn all your photos, videos, music and data to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Download Power2Go 8 Essential now and you can also copy discs, create music CDs and enjoy easy drag and drop burning."

Real One Player

A must if you want to listen to or watch RealNetworks files.

SDP Downloader A free way to record streaming multimedia like a VCR.
Sharepod "Backup all those tracks you just can't lose onto your computer. Import them automatically into your iTunes library."
Shotcut
Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux.
SMPlayer"SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can also play and download Youtube videos.

One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...

SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles"
Sothink Free DVD Maker

This is a great program for making Movie DVDs

Total Video Converter "Total Video Converter is a total solution for video conversion which supports reading, playing lots of video and audio formats and converting them to popular video formats. Total Video Converter includes a powerful media conversion engine internally so that you can convert media files with very fast speed."
VLC Media Player A great free media player that plays various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Winamp

A great easy to use MP3 player

VirtualDub "VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).  It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video.  It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters.  VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images."
VSDC Free Video Editor
"The video editor is intended for editing video files and creating videos of any complexity involving various visual and audio effects. The program offers rich functionality and yet has a simple and intuitive interface, allowing you to create videos with a bare minimum of efforts."
Wavosaur "Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing."
WinX DVD Author "Are you looking for an easy and fast way to create home video DVD from video files, camcorder, webcam, Youtube and personalize it with DVD chapter menu & subtitle (*.srt)? WinX DVD Author is your ideal solution and it is totally free!

With step-by-step wizard built in, even novice can easily convert and burn MKV, M2TS, M4V, MP4, FLV, MPEG, MOV, RM, RMVB, H.264, AVI to DVD, etc. Equipped with fast and powerful decode encoder engine, this free DVD burner software takes less than one hour to create a full 4.3 G high quality DVD, while delivering 100% excellent audio and video effects. "
xVideoServiceThief
"xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) is a tool for downloading your favourite video clips from a lot of video websites (currently supports 93 websites and increasing!)."
Youtube Downloader "It's software that allows you to download videos from YouTube, including HD and HQ videos, and many others and convert them to other video formats. The program is easy to use, just specify the URL for the video you want to download and click the Ok! It also allows you to convert downloaded videos for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3. Allows you to access YouTube videos for which you need to be 18+ years of age. Now, plays videos downloaded."

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