Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a proprietary digital media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. Editions of Windows Media Playery were also released for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has since been discyontinueyd.

 

Windows Media Player is available for Windows XP and included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. The default file formats are Windows Media Video (WMV), Windows Media Audyio (WMA), and Advanced Systems Format (ASF), and supports its own XML based playlist format called Windows Playlist (WPL). The player is also able to utilize a digital rights management service in the formy of Windows Media DRM.

 

Advantages

Minimode (Toolbar mode) option & Flexible media library

Online search for music & Many Equalizer functions

Software Size: 24.5MB

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VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a free and open source media player and multimedia framework written by the VideoLAN project. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC Media Player is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various formats. VLC used to stand for VideoLAN Client, but since VLC is no longer simply a client, that initialism no longer applies.

 

The default distribution of VLC Media Player includes a large number of free decoding and encoding libraries, avoiding the need for finding/calibrating proprietary plugins. Many of VLC's codecs are provided by the libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project, but it uses mainly its own muxer and demuxers. It also gained distinction as the first player to support playbacyk of encrypted DVDs on Linux by using the libdvdcss DVD decryption library.

 

Supported Media Formats

Video formats: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo y3&4,Sorenson (thus enabling direct playback of the modified Sorenson H.263 encoded videos downloaded from YouTube), Theora, VC-1, VP5,VP6,VP8, and some WMV.

Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, MACE, Mod, MP3, PLS, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio,Speex, Screamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA

Software Size: 21.2 MB Free Download


VLC Media Player for Mac

VLC Media Player for Mac supporting most audio and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...) from files, physical media (DVDs, VCD, Audio-CD), TV capture cards and many network streaming protocols.

VLC Media Player for Mac can also convert media files, transcode and act as a streaming server over unicast or multicast and IPv4 or IPv6. It doesn't need any external codec, program or codec pack to work.

VLC Media Player for Mac is a project, run by volunteers, backed-up by a non-profit organisation, which produces free and open source software for multimedia, released under the GNU General Public License.

Supported Media Formats

Video formats: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo y3&4,Sorenson (thus enabling direct playback of the modified Sorenson H.263 encoded videos downloaded from YouTube), Theora, VC-1, VP5,VP6,VP8, and some WMV.

Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, MACE, Mod, MP3, PLS, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio,Speex, Screamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA

Software Size: 40.6 MB Free Download


RealPlayer

RealPlayer was released for Windows in November 2007, and for Mac OS X in May 2008. Versions of RealPlayer are also available for Linux, Unix, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian OS. The program is powered by an underlying open source media engine called Helix. RealPlayer was a popular streaming media player during the early years of the Internet, but in recent years it has been surpassed in market share by Windows Media Player. The latest version of RealPlayer was released November 10, 2010. Highlights for this version include enabling the user to easily transfer video, music, and photos between their computer and mobile devices, share links of videos and photos to sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and download videos from popular sites such as YouTube and Meta Café with one click.

 

Supported Media Formats

Audio formats: MP3 (*.mp3, *.mp2, *.mp2, *.m3u), CD Audio (*.cda), WAV (*.wav), AAC/aacPlus v1 (*.aac, *.m4a, *.m4b, *.mp4, *.acp, *.m4p), Apple Lossless, AIFF (*.aif, *.aiff), AU Audio Files (*.au), Panasonic AAC (*.acp)

Video formats: DVD (*.vob), Video CD (*.dat), MPEG Video (*.mpg, *.mpeg, *.m2v, *.mpe etc.), AVI (*.avi, *.divx), MJPEG video playback from .avi files, Windows Media (*.wma, *.wmv etc.) (requires Windows Media Player 9/10), QuickTime (*.mov, *.qt), Adobe Systems Flash (*.swf), Flash Video (*.flv).

Software Size: 588 KB Free Download


FLV Player

FLV Player is a type of media player that is used for playing Flash video from PC as well as from Internet websites. A FLV player can be used standalone, without the need of the Adobe Flash authoring or developmental tools. It can also be embedded in the website using Flash component or embeddable version of FLV player.

 

Flash Video is a container file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player versions 6–10. Flash Video content may also be embedded within SWF files. There are two different video file formats known as Flash Video: FLV and F4V. The audio and video data within FLV files are encoded in the same way as they are within SWF files. The latter F4V file format is based on the ISO base media file format and is supported starting with Flash Player 9 update 3. Both formats are supported in Adobe Flash Player and currently developed by Adobe Systems. FLV was originally developed by Macromedia.

FLV Player Version 2.0.23

Software Size: 3.17 MB

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BSplayer

BSplayer plays back all kinds of media files (avi, mpg, asf, wmv, wav, mp3) and specializes in video (MicroDVD, Subviewer, SubRip) and DivX playback. The program is fully skinnable. Command line supported. Bsplayer also features: pan-scan and custom pan-scan option; custom aspect ratios; playlist support; resolution change; AVI files with more than 2 audio streams (multilanguage) and OGM files, including more then 2 audio/video tracks support; embedded subtitles/chapters support; external audio file support; S/PDIF output for AC3 files (with Intervideo audio decoder); INI files; remote control support; simple equalizer.

 

Features

Fully skinnable - Any shape, transparent skins...
Resizable movie window & Multilingual

 

BSplayer Version: 2.53.1034

Software Size: 12.6MB

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Winamp

Winamp is a media player for Windows-based PCs and Android devices, written by Nullsoft, now a subsidiary of AOL. It is proprietary freeware/shareware, multi-format, extensible with plug-ins and skins, and is noted for its graphical sound visualization, playlist, and media library features. Winamp was released by Justin Frankel in 1997, and its popularity grew quickly, along with the developing trend of MP3 file-sharing.

 

Winamp supports music playback using MP3, MIDI, MOD, MPEG-1 audio layers 1 and 2, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV and WMA. Winamp was one of the first common music players on Windows to support playback of Ogg Vorbis by default. It supports gapless playback for MP3 and AAC, and Replay Gain for volume leveling across tracks.

Advantages

Small and requires little system resources.

Graphics are really good and a range of skins is available to suit your style.

Online services are great.

Winamp Version: 5.601

Software Size: 11.1 MB

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KMPlayer

KMPlayer is a versatile media player which can cover various types of container formats such as VCD, DVD, AVI, MKV, Ogg Theora, OGM, 3GP, MPEG-1/2/4, WMV, RealMedia, and QuickTime among others. It manages a wide range of subtitles and allows you to capture audio, video, and screenshots in many ways

 

KMPlayer has been tested by soft82.com team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.

KMPlayer Version 3.0.0.1439

Software Size: 14.4 MB

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QuickTime

QuickTime is an extensible proprietary multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. It is available for Mac OS classic (System 7 onwards), Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The latest version is QuickTime X (10.0) and is currently only available on Mac OS X v10.6 and Mac OS X v10.7

 

QuickTime is integrated with Mac OS X, but it was once an optional component at install for earlier versions of Mac OS. QuickTime for Microsoft Windows is downloadable, either as a standalone installation or bundled with iTunes. Software development kits (SDKs) for QuickTime ayre available to the public with an Apple Developer Connection (ADC) subscription. QuickTime is available free of charge for both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

 

Advantages

Mpeg2 compatible.

H.264 compatible.

 

Software Size: 36.3 MB

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DVD Player

DVD Player is one of the most efficient and powerful tools ever used to play DVD movies. By using this player, you will be able to grab snapshot and save it as an image and grab snapshot and save it directly as wallpaper; you can also set how you want to set the wallpaper (Tile - Stretch - Center). Also you can grab snapshot and save it to the clipboard. Using this player is so easy. To play a DVD, just select the DVD drive you wish to use by pressing the DVDs button. Use the media buttons to have full control over the movie. You can use the menu buttons as well to use the DVD's menu. You can physically eject your DVD, alter the volume, switch to full screen mode, grab a snapshot or enter to the Options dialog. In the Options dialog you can choose one of the available languages. Also you can set how you want to save your snapshot. If you're experiencing poor video quality; you may use the hardware acceleration to improve it.

Software Size: 431 KB Free Download


ViVi DVD Player

ViVi DVD Player is one of the best and smart to use tool. ViVi DVD player is product from ViVi software team. ViVi DVD player ensures that best picture and sound are delivered with complete DVD navigation with smarter DVD playback and full operating controls. It supports almost all popular video n audio formats which include IFO, DAT, AVI, VOB, WAV, MPEG, WMA, WMV, ASF, RMVB and DivX. ViVi DVD Player is an excellent software tool that provides user more options like managing the image ratio and many more.

 

ViVi DVD Player will play all type of DVDs, and this tool is smarter enough to support all type of DVD formats. ViVi DVD Player has capability to work with different region DVD formats and hence this makes this DVD player as the smartest universal tool. ViVi DVD Player also supports formats like MPEG and WMA.

Software Size: 2.42 MB Free Trial


Easy DVD Player

Easy DVD Player is a powerful video player that will not only play your DVD discs or VIDEO_TS folders, but also most of your audio and video files. The player supports MIDI, WAV, and MP3 audio files, as well as AVI, WMV, DAT, or MPG video files, just to name a few. The audio and video quality is very high, and the size of the video screen is fully customizable.

 

You can customize your DVD player so that it plays any DVD automatically as soon as the program detects it, and you can even set it to skip the DVD menus and play the movie directly. You may also make adjustments on the audio and video quality, to make the most of the file or disc being played. This complete player also includes a Parent Control dialogue, which allows you to set restrictions to certain types of movies according to its Parental Level classification.

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