Best Windows Freeware – Multimedia Tools

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Multimedia Tools

    1. Audacity – Wav editor with VST support and can export to mp3. Highly recommended.
    2. Cdexos – CDex a CD-Ripper, thus extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, like MPEG (MP2,MP3), VQF, AAC encoders. Highly recommended.
    3. Ephpod – Copy iPod music to your PC.

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  1. Flac – Lossless audio compression tool. Rips tracks without the quality loss like you find in mp3 format.
  2. Foobar2000 – Audio player.
  3. Gungirl Sequencer – Gungirl Sequencer is easy to use Audio sequencer. It includes a simple File manager and uses Drag & Drop to arrange Audio samples.
  4. Hydrogen – Drum and synth application like Fruityloops.
  5. Hymn – The purpose of the Hymn Project is to allow you to exercise your fair-use rights under copyright law. The various software provided on this website allows you to free your iTunes Music Store purchases (protected AAC / .m4p) from their DRM restrictions with no loss of sound quality. These songs can then be played outside of the iTunes environment, even on operating systems not supported by iTunes and on hardware not supported by Apple.
  6. Jazzware – Midi sequencer
  7. Kristal – Powerful multi-track recorder, audio sequencer, and mixer – ideal for anyone wanting to get started with recording, mixing and mastering digital audio. KRISTAL Audio Engine is free for personal, educational and non-commercial use.
  8. Media Player Classic – Media Player Classic looks like the original Windows Media Player, but with more codec support. Tons of other downloads can be found here also, audio and video…
  9. Mixx – Dj software.
  10. Neuromixer – Neuromixer Innovative software solutions for visual artists and musicians for live video production.
  11. Ogg Vorbis – Ogg is like an open source version of mp3. They list many ripping, playing, and utilities on their site also for use with this format. I like it better than mp3.
  12. QCD – MP3/Ogg player and OGG encoder plugin Screw MP3 – rip to OGG!!! Better and free! Highly recommended.
  13. Razorlame – Audio to mp3 ripper. Uses Lame Encoder
  14. Resolution AXS – AXS is a combination of an analog synthesizer, a sampler, two effect units and a sequencer.
  15. Skale – This is a Freeware Music Creation Program, This means you can create your own music with this software completely for free. All you need is your creativity and a big bunch of good sound samples to create all you want.
  16. Songbird – Desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like FirefoxÂÂ ®, it is built from MozillaÂÂ ®, cross-platform and open source. Reminds me a bit of Amarok. Also, runs on OS X and Linux. Very nice player indeed!
  17. Traverso – Cross platform multitrack audio recording and editing suite, with an innovative and easy to master User Interface. It’s suited for both the professional and home user, who needs a robust and solid DAW.
  18. 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 wave files, real time effect processing.
  19. XMPlay – Really nice music player with plugin support. Supports all the major formats.
  20. Zinf – Mp3/Ogg player, skinnable.
  21. MediaPortal – MediaPortal is an Open Source application ideal for turning your PC in a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your video’s and DVD’s, view, schedule and record live TV and much more.
  22. SesamTV – SesamTV is a freeware application ideal for turning your PC in a very advanced Multi-Media Center / HTPC. MediaPortal allows you to listen to your favorite music & radio, watch your video’s and DVD’s, view, schedule and record live TV and much more.
  23. XBMC / KODI – XBMC / KODI media center is a free cross-platform media-player jukebox and entertainment hub. Here is a complete post on How to use KODI
  24. Yamipod – YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation. Take a look at the feature list to find out what it can do and feel free to suggest anything that might be missing.
  25. AVI Maker – Makes avi video from images.
  26. Avidemux – Video editor.
  27. Creatoon – 2D cartoon animation application.
  28. DVDFlick – DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks as well as subtitles of your choice. Highly recommended.
  29. DVDShrink – DVD ripper (rips encrypted discs) that compresses for burning to DVD-r/CD-R. The best DVD backup tool I could find. Highly recommended.
  30. DVDStyler – DVDStyler is a cross-platform DVD authoring application that makes possible for video enthusiasts to create professional-looking DVDs.
  31. Democracy Player – Best damned video player! Play virtually any video– Quicktime, WMV, MPEG, AVI, XVID, and more. Video blog, YouTube, hell it does everything including BitTorrent.
  32. Dorgem – Video/webcam capture.
  33. Dr Divx – Officially the unofficial DivX encoding tool to create DivX media files for playback on DivX hardware and software players.
  34. Griffith – Movie collection manager, which fetches movie info, supports cover art, etc.
  35. Jahshaka – Video editor for Windows. Very nice.
  36. K-Lite Codec Pack – Just about every codec you will ever need in Windows XP (Vista?). Also, provides DVD (encrypted) playback in Windows Media Player. Highly recommended!
  37. MPEG Streamclip – Video converter/editor.
  38. Mediacoder – MediaCoder is an open source universal audio/video batch transcoder (converter), which puts together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution.
  39. Movica – Video editor.
  40. MuteVJ – Mute is VJ software which aims to facilitate improvised, unique visuals.
  41. StopMojo – StopMojo is cross-platform stop-motion animation suite designed to aid in the creation of stop-motion animations. Currently, it includes a capture program supporting capture of image files from various video capture devices, overlay of previous frames (onion skinning), and export to AVI and QUICKTIME video formats.
  42. Super – If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file SUPER © is all you need.
  43. Synfig – Cartoon Animation – industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. Highly Recommended.
  44. TransCoder – Video/DVD ripping and conversion tools.
  45. VeohTV – VeohTV is a free specialized video browser that turns online video into Internet Television. Watch video from thousands of websites, in one easy-to-use full-screen application. Watch streaming video from major television networks such as Fox and CBS to independently-produced content available on sites such as YouTube, Google Video, Veoh.com, and MySpace. Highly recommended.
  46. VideoLan – Movie player, plays most everything including DVD!
  47. Videora iPhone – Convert video to iPod/iPhone format. Cues to iTunes for easy syncing. Highly recommended.
  48. Virtualdub – Video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms.
  49. WinMorph – Morphing app for video. Also look at Wax and Wink.
  50. XMM – MeD’s Movie Manager is a simple to use, yet customizable, movie manager. Info is automatically retrieved from IMDb and tv.com. Technical info can also be retrieved from media files like AVI, OGM, MPEG, and DVD (IFO). It’s written in Java and should, therefore, run on most desktop systems supporting Java.
  51. WinAmp – audio player
  52. 1by1 – audio player
  53. JetAudio – audio player
  54. XMPlay – audio player
  55. Xion – audio player
  56. Apollo – audio player
  57. MediaMonkey – music organizer
  58. The GodFather – music organizer
  59. WavePad – Audio Converter
  60. Kristal Audio Engine – audio editor
  61. Exact Audio Copy – CD ripper
  62. Mp3 Tag Tools – tag editor
  63. Mp3tag – tag editor
  64. Taggin‘ MP3 – tag editor
  65. Monkey‘s Audio – APE compressor/decompressor
  66. mpTrim – mp3 editor
  67. WavTrim – wave editor
  68. EncSpot Basic – analyze mp3 files
  69. MV2Player – video player
  70. CrystalPlayer 1.95 – video player
  71. Zoom Player – video player
  72. GOM Player – video player
  73. viPlay – video player
  74. DSPlayer – video player
  75. CamStudio – video screen recording
  76. AviSplit – Avi Splitter
  77. Video mp3 Extractor – rip audio from video files
  78. Free iPod Converter – convert all popular video formats to iPod video
  79. iDump – This program will allow you transfer your songs from your iPod to a PC, iDump does come wrapped in installer but you can simply drop the .exe in the root directory on your iPod and run it from there

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