Survey of multimedia freeware
- Easy-Data Mediacenter is a
video and audio player with lots of tools. It is able to deliver bit
perfect audio, and does not require any external codecs. It is able to
run from a memorystick and does not require installation.
- AudioStreamer is a browser
based streaming server that enables you to access your music connection
from any computer on the local network or Internet. You can set up
multiple users accounts, each with personalized desktop settings and
color schemes. AudioStreamer does not need to be installed, simply
unzip the package and run the AudioStreamer.exe file.
- WaveShop is an audio editor
for Windows XP/Vista/7. Unlike many similar apps, WaveShop is
bit-perfect, meaning samples aren't altered unless they need to be.
Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion; the rest
of the file is untouched.
- TagScanner is a
multifunction program for organizing and managing your music
collection. It can edit tags of mostly state-of-the-art audio formats,
rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information
from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags
- SMPlayer is a complete
media player for Windows and Linux. It uses MPlayer as a playback
engine, which is capable of playing most video and audio formats (AVI,
mkv, WMV, MP4, MPEG, etc.). It can also play and download YouTube
videos. One of the most interesting features is that it remembers the
settings of all files you play. So if you start to watch a movie but
have to leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the
same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track,
subtitles, volume, etc.
- LMMS is a free
cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL StudioŪ,
which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the
creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and
arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much
more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.
An intuitive MP3 player with many functions. It is portable and runs
without installation - just download, unzip, run.
is a free, open
source, easy to use video editor and converter. It supports a large
number of video formats and codecs, provides various editing features,
and also converts to an from popular video formats.
is a stereoscopic 3D
video player with multi-display support. It supports many 2D and 3D
video formats, a wide range of display devices, and distributed
multi-display video presentation, e.g. for multi-projector setups.
is a very
small program that helps you edit MPEG audio directly. You can remove
parts, change the volume, split files or copy regions to several new
files. All without the need to decompress your MP3 into a PCM format.
This saves work, encoding time and disk space. And there is no quality
loss through any re-compressions!
A simple, reliable program to listen to and record internet radio
- Java Mod
A useful audio player for .mod, .xm, .mp3 and .s3m files with
is a small and easy to use application that allows you to play your
favorite internet radio stations.
is a small app that
uses your webcam to let you pause or start your music playback with a
hand gesture. Simply install Flutter, open your music player and listen
to some music - to pause playback, just hold up the palm of your hand
toward your webcam for a second and the music will stop. To continue
listening, simply us the same gesture again, and Flutter will resume
is a tiny image
viewer that can automatically play a slideshow or browse images that
are located in the same folder. The program does not require
installation and can be included on Photo CDs or placed in the photo
folder of your USB drive. MycView supports keyboard and mouse
navigation, zooming, EXIF rotation, full-screen mode as well as
command-line parameters that can be used when launching the program
from an AutoInf file.
is a multimedia
framework based on the MPEG4 systems standard. It aims to integrate as
many "rich media" technologies as possible. It already supports MPEG-4
BIFS, SVG, MPEG-4 LASeR, VRML, and X3D presentations, many audio/video
codecs and formats, RTP/RTSP streaming, MPEG-2 TS broadcast, ISO File
format and HTTP Streaming (MPEG-DASH and HLS). GPAC provides both a
player (Osmo4 / MP4Client) and command line tools (MP4Box and MP42TS).
enables you to
record music broadcasted by thousands of Internet radio stations and
save them as individual MP3 files. What makes streamWriter different is
that is is not so much of a listening tool (although you can do that
to) but a full featured automatic recording tool that can monitor
multiple streams simultaneously and automatically record the songs that
you are looking for.
is a DVD/Blu-ray
ripping and video conversion tool that uses the HandBrake encoding
engine. The program can rip most DVDs and Blu-ray discs (as long as
they are not copy protected) and convert the video to a variety of
popular formats including MP4, MKV containers, H.264 encoding, MPEG-4,
MPEG-2 and Theora video
Slideshow Creator is
an easy to use tool to create a video slideshow from your photos and
save them as .AVI or .WMF file. You can add one or more audio tracks
and choose from a variety of transition effects to enhance the
presentations. The program supports multiple pre-configured size
profiles as well as quality presets for the video output.
- Tags 2 Folders
is a small
and simple tools that enables you to quickly organize MP3 files into
folders named after the artist and album information contained in their
ID3 tags. You can scan an entire folder structure and then either copy
or move the files into their new location. If any of the file are
missing their tags, they will be moved into a special folder so you can
deal with them later.
- Umile Encoder
multimedia format conversion program that supports iPod, iPad, iPhone,
Cell Phone, Game Consoles and other various devices. This program
provides the user-friendly interface that enables you to convert
various file format with ease.
simple stop motion creation application for use with webcams. You can
create simple wallace et al type stop motion animations, using any
directx capture device such as your webcam.
- Zune software
one stop for music and entertainment. Itīs your digital media jukebox.
Your media hub. A virtual nirvana of music, videos, and pictures.
Download the Zune software to your PC to play and organize media,
discover new tunes, share music throughout your home, and sync to your
is the multimedia player that fills all your needs. With dozens of
advanced features and built-in codecs it can handle any media format,
and can play Audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, TV / Radio cards, YouTube™ and
SHOUTcast™ streams and even incomplete or damaged media files.
your high-definition H.264/x264 video and 5.1 audio contained in MKV
files to an MP4 format that can be played on the Xbox 360. The program
works a lot faster than other video converters because it does not
perform any video transcoding - only the audio track is downsampled
(you will lose Dolby Surround) to comply with Xbox specifications.
- Machete Lite
simple video editing tool to cut or join (AVI, WMF) video files. You
can delete unnecessary fragments from a video file and also copy, move
or mix multiple pieces, all without the need to re-encode the file.
is a media organizer that enables you to tag and organize your photos
and video files.
- Hamster Free
Video Converter is a video converter that
supports MPEG, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP, XviD, DivX, MKV, M2TS.
- SolveigMM AVI
Trimmer is an easy to use tool to cut out one or more
portions from a AVI video file.
(short for Open
ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. Based on
the original ModPlug Tracker written by Olivier Lapicque, OpenMPT
supports a wide variety of module formats and offers an intuitive,
native GUI as well as advanced features such as VST plugins and ASIO
output. More features are listed on the feature overview page.
Record and edit Skype video calls.
(a.k.a xVST) is a tool for downloading your favourite video clips from
a lot of video websites
Tool for creating self-running video files, based on the MPlayer engine
- SPG Video
Splitter is an easy to use software that enables you to
copy a portion or scene from a video and save it into a separate file.
freeware and provides you with an easy way to create sceneshots
(screenshots) from movies. You can grab manual or automatic frames from
a movie and join then in a single JPG-image.
is a flexible tool
to convert various media formats to DVD compliant streams and burn them
into a highly compatible multiple tracks DVD.
enables you to scan your music files for integrity and fix corrupted
MP3 files that cannot be played properly due to incomplete download,
truncated headers or other problems.
- Free Video to
enables you to extract audio from video files and save it as MP3. You
can choose to extract and convert the entire soundtrack or just a
partition of the video. You can also set ID3 tags and add album artwork
for the newly create MP3 file. The program supports most popular video
formats, including .avi, .mpg, .mp4, .flv, .m4v, .wmv, .mov, and
Many links to
streaming audio and video that you come across on the web are hidden
very difficult to figure out the actual urls that correspond to the
streams being played. URL Snooper provides easy solution to finding the
URLs for all streams by by watching network traffic and identifying
potential urls, especially streaming media urls.
- Vista Codec
Vista Codec Package is compatible with all versions of Windows XP. You
can choose any media player you want, everything will play.
is an easy to use tool that lets you convert video files to iPod format.
is an Encoder Front-End for the popular LAME MP3
- Vibe Streamer
is a music streaming server that allows you to listen to your music
anywhere using only a standard web browser.
- MP3 Quality
Easily change the quality of your mp3 files - itīs small, portable and
Allows media players to playback movies with AC3 and DTS audio tracks.
An advanced multimedia player that includes an audio converter,
recorder, and tag editor.
is an Open Source DJ
package that provides you with everything you need to create live mixes
without the need for any additional hardware. It offers a wide range of
features that are suitable for amateurs and professional DJs alike
- WinX DVD
Ripper enables you
to rip your personal DVD movies and convert them to several popular
video formats including AVI, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG and WMV.
- Radio? Sure!
is an Internet
radio player and recorder that comes preloaded with more than 12000
free online radio stations from all around the world.
- VLC Media
is a multimedia player that supports a wide variety of audio and video
formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, etc.) without the need
for additional codecs
is a simple tool that can automatically capture video
streams while they are playing in your browser and save them to a
folder of your choice. It supports .flv (Flash Video), .MP4, .WMV and
RTSP/MMS video streams.
is an open-source media player and converter built on Mozilla XUL and
is a small utility that allow to manage and listen radio that are
available on the web.
is a parallel audio
converter with full Unicode support that enables you to convert between
many popular audio formats, including MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC AAC,
WAV, ALAC and WavePack.
- Leawo Free
DVD to MP4 converter
Video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
is a Windows Vista
Media Center plub-in application that provides the ability to view a
personal video collection and recorded television in a slide-show type
fashion. It features a "clip" capability that can play continous random
clips of video media (customizable by 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 90
seconds, or the entire video). It also provides the capability to
create custom playlists from the Media Center video library. In
addition it also can organize a video media collection by common tags
stored in the video file metadata, and allow clips to be played by
is an Internet radio player that enables you to listen to and record
any of the stations that are featured on the Shoutcast website. The
program comes with an integrated bro....
Media collection manager
WMPCDText is a
plug-in for Windows Media Player that adds support for reading CD-Text.
It can automatically read CD-Text from unknown audio CDs or you can
right-click on a CD-track select the newly a....
Jammer is a music player that shuffles through the artist
and randomly generates playlists based on the music it finds. You can
personal preferences based on country an....
is a powerful tool for video post-production.
is DirectShow and VFW codec for decoding/encoding many video and audio
formats, including DivX and XviD movies using libavcodec, xvid and
other opensourced libraries with a rich set of postprocessing filters
Open source interactive video platform
- MediaInfo supplies
technical and tag information about a video or audio file
your videos to PSP - the easy way.
- Free Zune
enables you to convert popular video formats (AVI, MPEG, MP4, FLV, MOV
and others) to Microsoft Zune compatible video format (WMV, MP4). You
can customize the video output p....
A program designed for creating time-lapse videos using either a USB
webcam or Internet camera.
- Quick Media
enables you to convert between most audio and video formats, including
AVI, DVD, Quicktime, Flash, Xvid, DivX, MPEG, MP3, WMA, MP4, 3GP and
many others. You can convert multiple....
enables you to mix video clips with images and
background music (.mp3), and save the result as MPEG file for sharing
via email, web upload or file on your local drive. The program will
- trakAxPC enables you to create
music and video mixes without any special skills or technical
expertise. It provides a drag and drop interface to easily add files
from your computer and t....
- WinFF is a cross platform
batch GUI for
FFmpeg. WinFF processes multiple files in multiple formats at one time.
For example, it will convert MPEG, FLV, and MOV files into AVI files
all at once
- Music Content Inspector helps
duplicate MP3 (ogg, aac, mp4, m4a) files in your collection. Unlike
other tools that compare file sizes, names and/or tags, Music Content
Inspector analyzes the....
- MpegALot enables you to
convert video files
(.av, .mpg, .wmv, .asf) to MP4 format to be used on your iPod or other
portable device. You can convert a single file, or entire folders with
- Lyricsnapper automatically
lyrics for the current playing song in iTunes. It can save the lyrics
to iTunes, and automatically start whenever you run iTunes.
Lyricsnapper can also be use....
- Lame Front-End is a graphical
the popular LAME MP3 encoding/decoding engine. It offers easy access to
most LAME functions without the need for command line usage. You can
- Internet Video Converter is a
provides a user interface (GUI) for several Open Source video
conversion products. It enables you to convert between various popular
video formats includin....
- Prism Video File Converter can
files from AVI, MPG, VOB and WMV files (as well as all video formats
that use a DirectShow based codec) into AVI, ASF or WMV files. Just add
the files to....
A free tool for editing your audio files.Wavosaur is an audio editor
with support for wav, aiff, iff, mp3 and raw binary files. It includes
the standard editing features (cut, copy, mix, trim, normalize, fade
in/out etc.) as well as loop po....
- AVS Audio CD Creator enables
you to create
standard Audio CDs from your digital music files (MP3, OGG, WMA etc.).
It automatically converts the files to CD format and burns the CD - all
in a single p....
- Combined Community Codec Pack
The CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) is a filter pack specifically
built for playing anime
- AoA Audio Extractor provides
you a tool to extract audio/sound or background music from video files.
- GSpot is a tool that provides
detailed information about the codec used audio and video files. It can
tell you whether an AVI file uses DivX or XviD, and which version, what
type of MPEG cod....
- Evil Player a bare bones media
supports many popular audio files including MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, AIFF
and MOD as well as Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast. The program is
primarily useful f....
- ALSong Live Lyrics MP3 Player
enables you to
listen to your MP3 files while viewing the synchronized lyrics for the
currently playing song. If you want to link the lyrics to a song, you
can use the b....
- Jodix Free WMA to MP3 Converter
enables you to
convert Windows Media files to MP3 format. It supports all Windows
Media formats (*.wma, *.wmv, *.asf). The program provides an easy to
use interface w....
Turns your PC into a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC.
- Zortam Mp3 Media Studio is an
utility, that combines a MP3 organizer with a wide range of tools that
allow you to catalog your files, edit ID3v1 and ID3v2.3 tags, search
for lyrics, re....