Free multimedia software

GOM PLAYER

GOM Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a freeware media player for Microsoft Windows. Key strengths are the ability to play the majority of media files without the need to obtain a codec, and the ability to play some broken media files, both advantages over traditional players, like Windows Media Player. GOM player can also play .flv files.


VLC Media player

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.



FFDSHOW

FFDSHOW is a media decoder and encoder mainly used for the fast and high-quality decoding of video in the MPEG-4 ASP (e.g. encoded with DivX, Xvid or FFmpeg MPEG-4) and AVC (H.264) formats, but supporting numerous other video and audio formats as well. It is free software released under the GPL license, runs on Windows and is implemented as a DirectShow and VFW decoding filter.

ffdshow can be configured to display subtitles, to enable or disable various built-in codecs, to grab screenshots, to enable keyboard control, and to enhance movies with increased resolution, sharpness, and many other post-processing filters. It has the ability to manipulate audio with effects like an equalizer, a Dolby decoder, reverb, Winamp DSP plugins, and more.


DIRECTX

Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full- color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio.

The DirectX 9.0c runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Me and Windows XP users turn on a "System Restore" point before installing.


CAM STUDIO

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)

Here are just a few ways you can use this software:

    You can use it to create demonstration videos for any software program
    Or how about creating a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?
    You can create video tutorials for school or college class
    You can use it to record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show technical support people
    You can use it to create video-based information products you can sell
    You can even use it to record new tricks and techniques you discover on your favourite software program, before you forget them



Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic Home Cinema is an extremely light-weight media player for Windows. It looks just like Windows Media Player v6.4, but has many additional features. You can use the player as a Media Player Classic Home Theater.

Supported Video, Audio and Image File Formats:

WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, SND, AU, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, MIDI, MPEG, MPG, MP2, VOB, AC3, DTS, ASX, M3U, PLS, WAX, ASF, WM, WMA, WMV, AVI, CDA, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, D2V, MP4, SWF, MOV, QT, FLV
Additional Player Features

   - Option to remove Tearing.
   - Better support for Windows Vista, including a release for 64 bits platform.
   - Support for EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer)
   - Supports Subtitles.
   - Playback and recording of television if a supported TV tuner is installed.
   - Creation of minidump when MPC HC crashes.
   - OSD (On Screen Display)
   - Shuttle PN31 remote control support
   - Support Multi-Monitor configuration
   - Pixel shader to convert BT601 - BT701
   - YV12 Chroma Upsampling pixel shader
   - Language Translations.
   - All features from the Guliverkli MPC Project from Gabest.
   - Remote control for Android devices.



XBMC

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.

While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.

Currently XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: XBMC can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.


DVD Styler

DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. It is Open Source Software and is completely free.

Features

    - create and burn DVD video with interactive menus
    - design your own DVD menu or select one from the list of ready to use menu templates v1.8.0
    - create photo slideshow
    - add multiple subtitle and audio tracks
    - support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV and other file formats
    - support of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MP2, MP3, AC-3 and other audio and video formats
    - support of multi-core processor
    - use MPEG and VOB files without reencoding, see FAQ
    - put files with different audio/video format on one DVD (support of titleset)
    - user-friendly interface with support of drag & drop
    - flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic
    - import of image file for background
    - place buttons, text, images and other graphic objects anywhere on the menu screen
    - change the font/color and other parameters of buttons and graphic objects
    - scale any button or graphic object
    - copy any menu object or whole menu
    - customize navigation using DVD scripting