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Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player
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(40,645 votes)
Proprietary

Many people would agree that Windows Media Player has proven to be one of the most reliable and convenient tools to manage one's media library. There is a lot it can do: organize your files, play videos and music, burn CDs, stream your media to other devices... the list of features is very large and very impressive.

VLC media player
VLC media player
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(19,092 votes)
Open source

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Plays everything - files, discs, webcams, devices, and streams. Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed - MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...

QuickTime
QuickTime
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(2,579 votes)
Freeware

QuickTime is a media player that supports most common audio and video formats. It also comes with a basic image viewer that supports most popular image formats. It offers a simple GUI with basic buttons to play, seek, and adjust volume. It is a bit slow to open, but other than that it performs well during audio and video playback. It works great with HD and Full-HD videos.

GOM Player
GOM Player
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(5,285 votes)
Freeware

There are dozens of free media players and then there’s GOM Player. Apart from the obvious video and audio playback capabilities, this absolutely free player offers you a plethora of other functions that rival the most comprehensive media players. It supports all the most popular media codecs and searches for any other codec not present in its built-in library.

CyberLink PowerDVD
CyberLink PowerDVD
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(5,106 votes)
Shareware

If only for its perfect playback of full Blu-ray discs and folders (native menus and extras included), CyberLink PowerDVD is the tool to look for when in search of the perfect software-based replacement for your hardware Blu-ray and video player. On top of that, this tool can also play any video file, folder, and YouTube or Vimeo online videos, which you can “pin” (download) and enjoy offline.

RealPlayer
RealPlayer
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(8,280 votes)
Freeware

RealPlayer is one of the most popular video player and the only player that can play "real video" files properly - real video files are compact in size. The program has an audio/video library just like Windows Media Player. It can also be used to view web pages and download videos.

K-Lite Codec Pack Full
K-Lite Codec Pack Full
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(3,720 votes)
Freeware

This is a stand-alone version of the tool that is included in the K-Lite Codec Pack. With this tool you can do things like: Scan the registry to detect and remove broken references to codecs and filters. Generate a detailed log of all installed codecs and DirectShow filters. Enable/disable more than 250 popular codecs and filters (if they are installed).

YTD Video Downloader
YTD Video Downloader
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(1,176 votes)
Shareware

YTD Video Downloader is intended for video downloading, conversion and playback. The program is quite easy to use, mostly because there are separate tabs for each of its functions. It can identify the real URL and download clips from a long list of video-sharing sites.

DivX
DivX
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(687 votes)
Freeware

DivX is a professional software solution that provides you with the latest codecs. It includes the DivX Player, the DivX Web Player, the DivX Converter, and the DivX HEVC Plug-in. The included player supports various formats of audio and video: DivX, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV. The DivX Converter allows you to create MKV videos and standard DivX video files.

Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker
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(470 votes)
Freeware

With Windows Movie Maker you will have real fun to make home movies and it will be very easy for you. You can also share your home movies on your computer. With this tool it is easier; to make changes in your movie by editing some shots, drag and drop certain clips in your movie.

aTube Catcher
aTube Catcher
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(1,198 votes)
Freeware

aTube Catcher allows you to grab videos from a large variety of locations, such as popular video sharing websites like YouTube. Anyway, though downloading videos from the Internet is its main functionality, this powerful tool is capable of performing a lot of other tasks as well. For example, it can record sounds, convert video files, create and burn discs, and more.

Adobe Media Player
Adobe Media Player
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(685 votes)
Freeware

Adobe media player 1.7 has various features which include a catalog to search for internet TV Shows, and a Library to create and manage your collections of flash videos. You can create a Playlist by adding necessary tags and rate your videos. In Personal videos, you can queue up videos and download them. In Favorites you can automatically download the latest episodes of your favorite TV shows.

VideoPad Video Editor
VideoPad Video Editor
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(170 votes)
Shareware

VideoPad Video Editor helps you create your own clips. Although it is not the kind of editor that I would call “advanced”, the program allows performing various functions that at least produce decent results. Probably due to the multiplicity of functions, the tool is not exactly appropriate for any type of user. Luckily, you can consult its online help documentation or watch its video tutorials.

Effectmatrix Total Video Converter
Effectmatrix Total Video Converter
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(906 votes)
Shareware

Total Video Converter is a powerful video tool and has also audio conversion support. The installation process is very swift therefore you do not have to worry about losing too much time. When you run it for the first time you will notice the interface is easy-to-use and straightforward - this tool was made to satisfy both advanced users and beginners.

FLV Player
FLV Player
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(810 votes)
Freeware

FLV Player can play all your downloaded videos. FLV Player is simple to use: just double-click any FLV file in your file explorer, and it will play automatically. Main features: - Play FLV files (and other formats) on any Windows PC. - Double-click files in File Explorer to play them automatically. - Zoom to full screen. - Drag-and-drop multiple files. - Play DVDs.

BSPlayer
BSPlayer
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(870 votes)
Freeware

BSPlayer supports playing not only standard media files but also streaming contents. This application has the advantage of requiring very few hardware resources. As to its appearance, the program has the typical interface of a media player, which makes it very easy to use. Unfortunately, it looks rather old-fashioned.

Vegas Pro
Vegas Pro
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(344 votes)
Shareware

New Picture-in-Picture and Crop OFX plug-ins open up endless creative possibilities. Position, re-size, and animate picture-in-picture effects using controls directly on the Preview window and get instant feedback as you make adjustments. Use the same in-Preview controls to crop video or stills for creative effects.

Debut Video Capture Software
Debut Video Capture Software
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(242 votes)
Shareware

It can record video from a webcam, recording device or screen. You can also use video overlay to record your screen and webcam simultaneously. This feature of the webcam software is perfect for YouTube videos where you want to show both your screen and your facial reactions simultaneously.

CyberLink DVD Suite
CyberLink DVD Suite
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(776 votes)
Commercial

DVD Suite 6 offers a cool choice for video enthusiasts and movie fans. Love to edit high-definition home videos and watch the latest movies on Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, or are you simply looking for the best home-theater playback quality available for DVDs? DVD Suite 6 Ultra for creating discs of your high-definition video content, editing videos automatically, and watching Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs.

ALLPlayer
ALLPlayer
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(368 votes)
Freeware

This utility comes as an alternative to using Windows' default media player for watching movies and listening to music files. The program is compatible with a wide variety of media formats, allows you to create and save playlists, provides you with various playback options, and comes without a price tag.

DVD Shrink
DVD Shrink
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(619 votes)
Demo

DVD Shrink is a tool for fitting a dual layer DVD in a single layer DVD disc. It is capable of both re-authoring and re-encoding the movie. It features an intuitive easy user interface which makes it easy to choose what to keep and what to lose. It is able to produce either an ISO image of the ripped DVD or a VIDEO-TS folder for further processing, viewing, burning or video conversion.

Adobe Audition
Adobe Audition
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(732 votes)
Commercial

Adobe Audition CS5.5 software delivers the professional tools you need to make your video and audio productions sound their best. Handle a wide range of audio production tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing, and sound restoration. Quickly solve production audio problems by matching dialogue volume and reducing unwanted background noise with powerful analysis and healing tools.

AVS Video Editor
AVS Video Editor
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(339 votes)
Shareware

AVS Video Editor is intended to create your own clips. It has a very nice interface; however, it may not be appropriate for inexpert users. The application has a simple workflow that starts when you import the required resources. It is excellent that the product comes with a sample project to help you understand its various features.

Corel VideoStudio
Corel VideoStudio
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(463 votes)
Shareware

Corel VideoStudio is software that is filled with a lot of “deliciousness’s” and various beautiful things. As any other program of Corel this program distinguishes by its user-friendly and intuitive interface and inimitable style. You will be surprised how easily and quickly you can create your own home video with professional results!

YouTube Downloader
YouTube Downloader
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(1,200 votes)
Freeware

This free program allows you to download any video hosted on YouTube. It has a built-in search engine that lets you find a specific video, which you can download in a specific format, or simply listen to its audio track automatically. Please note that the program attempts to open a webpage deemed as dangerous by antivirus programs.