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 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...
Includes support for the key media formats, such as H.264 and AAC. The QuickTime web browser plug-in is no longer installed by default and is removed if you have a previous version of QuickTime on your PC. If you still need this legacy plug-in, you can add it back using the custom setup option in the installer.
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.
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 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 provides you audio and video codecs for playback, decoding, and editing. The Full version of this software package comes with additional tools such as DC-Bass Source Mod for decoding OptimFrog and Tracker audio files (very rare formats). It also features GraphStudioNext, a tool for creating and testing DirectShow graphs.
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 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.
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 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 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 is a fully featured video editor for creating movies and burning video DVD. It provides a variety of transitions, text overlays and effects, audio effects, and title text animations. You can also convert 2D to 3D video and export video edits to PSP, iPod, iPhone, 3GP, and other formats.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It's a powerful program for watching movies with subtitles. It plays all formats of movies, and if there is a problem with opening the file, it updates the latest codecs. The program also automatically searches for matching subtitles in all languages.
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 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 allows you to edit videos and music in a multi-track timeline. You can easily trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, and mix videos. You can insert menus, audio, text comments, and subtitles. It comes with about 300 innovative video effects and transitions that can be applied to your clips.
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!
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.