Adobe Flash Playerupdate
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 11.7.700.202 – Released: 2013-05-14 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 17.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Adobe Flash Player is the high-performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones, and devices. Installed on over 700 million Internet-connected desktops and mobile devices, Flash Player enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users.”
[ You can verify the version you have installed by visiting this page:
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[ The setup program includes a toolbar which does not have to be installed to use the software; Ed. ]
Anchor Link Adobe Shockwave Player
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-09
Version: – Released: 2013-04-09 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 15.0 MB
“Over 390 million Web users have installed Adobe Shockwave Player. These people now have access to some of the best the Web has to offer – including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications. Shockwave Player displays Web content that has been created by Macromedia Director.”
[ The setup program includes a toolbar which does not have to be installed to use the software; Ed. ]
Anchor Link BSPlayer
License: Adware – Pro Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-05
Version: 2.64.1073 – Released: 2013-02-05 Windows: All
File Size: 1.2 MB
“BSplayer is a Windows player that plays back all kinds of media files (avi, mpg, asf, wmv, wav, mp3, OGM…) and specializes in video and Divx playback. It provides extensive support for subtitles, a resizable movie window, resolution changing, desktop mode playback, frame capture and more. In addition, it offers Pan-scan and custom pan-scan options, bookmarks, adjustable playback rate, Drag and drop support and many other features. The interface is skinnable and comes with several different design to choose from. BSPlayer can be associated with all (or selected) files types that are supported.”
Anchor Link DivX For Windows
License: Free for personal use Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: 9.1.1 – Released: 2013-04-30 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 911 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“The DivX Player plays every DivX video ever created, including purchased or rented DivX movies, DivX HD files, and videos created with advanced features such as menus, subtitles and more. In addition, the DivX Player now allows you to publish videos directly to Stage6. Of course, you can also still burn your DivX movies to disc to play them directly on your TV using a DivX certified device.
“The DivX for Windows download includes:
¤ DivX Player
¤ DivX Community Codec
¤ DivX Web Player
“And free trial versions of:
¤ DivX Converter (15-day trial)
¤ DivX Pro Codec (15-day trial) ”
Anchor Link Drm-Removal
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-31
Version: 4.4.3 – Released: 2013-03-29 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 25.1 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Easily convert DRM protected music files and various audio files to unprotected MP3, CD, iPod and other MP3 player file formats at high speed and CD quality – legally. With just a few mouse clicks you can enjoy all your protected songs on iPod, any other MP3 player, CD player, mobile phone or PC – without any restrictions or DRM protection.
“Drm-Removal also can convert: WMV to AVI, AVI to MP4, RM to MP3, SVCD to AVI, TiVo to AVI, AMR to MP3, M4B to MP3, M4B to WAV, M4V to AVI, M4V to MP3, RAX to M4A, RM to AVI, RM to M4P, SVCD to M4P, TiVo to DivX, VCD to AVI, VCD to M4P, WMA to MP3, M4P to MP3, WMV to M4P, WMA to M4P, WMA to AAC, RAX to MP3, WAV to MP3, AAC to WMA, MP3 to AAC, WAV to AAC, AAC to MP3, XviD to M4P, and TiVo to M4P.”
Anchor Link FormatFactory
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-10-20
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2012-10-18 Windows: All 32-bit versions
File Size: 37 MB
“FormatFactory is a multifunctional media converter. Provides these functions:
• Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
• MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
• Supports RMVB, Watermark, AV Mux.
FormatFactory’s features include:
√ Support converting all popular video, audio, picture formats to others.
√ Repair damaged video and audio files.
√ Reducing Multimedia file size.
√ Support for iphone, ipod multimedia file formats.
√ Picture convertion supports Zoom, Rotate/Flip, tags.
√ DVD Ripper.
√ Supports 56 languages.”
Anchor Link Kindle for PC
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: – Released: 2012-09-26 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 28.1 MB
“Read Kindle Books on Your Computer:
♦ Get the best reading experience available on your PC
♦ No Kindle required
♦ Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
♦ Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
♦ Create new highlights, notes, and bookmarks and manage those created on your Kindle
♦ Full screen reading view, color modes, and brightness controls offer an immersive reading experience.”
Anchor Link Media-Convert
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2010-07-10
“100% Free online Document, Compressed archive, sound and video file converter, no installation, no virus and spywares. No software is needed, and you don’t have to register. You only need your favorite Internet browser. Your files are ready 7/7 days 24/24 hours.
“A lot of formats are supported. Main formats are:
¤ Raw text, HTML, XHTML, Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF, PS, Open Office, Star Writer, Pocket Word, Word Perfect
¤ CSV, dBase, Microsoft Excel, Pocket Excel, Lotus 123, Quattro Pro, Star Calc, Open Office spreadsheet
¤ MathML, Star Math, Open Office math
¤ Microsoft Powerpoint, Star Impress, Open Office presentation
¤ and more… ”
Anchor Link MediaInfoupdate
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-05-13
Version: 0.7.63 – Released: 2013-05-13 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 4.3 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“MediaInfo supplies technical and tag information about a video or audio file.
What information can I get from MediaInfo?
• General: title, author, director, album, track number, date, duration…
• Video: codec, aspect, fps, bitrate…
• Audio: codec, sample rate, channels, language, bitrate…
• Text: language of subtitle
• Chapters: number of chapters, list of chapters
“What format (container) does MediaInfo support?
• Video: MKV, OGM, AVI, DivX, WMV, QuickTime, Real, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD (VOB)…
• Codecs: DivX, XviD, MSMPEG4, ASP, H.264, AVC…
• Audio: OGG, MP3, WAV, RA, AC3, DTS, AAC, M4A, AU, AIFF…
• Subtitles: SRT, SSA, ASS, SAMI… ”
Anchor Link MPlayer for Windows
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-17
Build: #115 – Updated: 2013-04-14 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 37.6 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“The award-winning OpenSource media player available for Windows now!
“This package contains the latest builds of MPlayer for the Windows platform as well as SMPlayer and MPUI. Thanks to the award-winning MPlayer engine, more than 192 Video- und 85 Audiocodecs are supported natively! For maximum performance the package includes optimized MPlayer binaries for various CPU types. Furthermore the Full-Package includes the Binary Codec Package to enable even more audio/video formats. Everything in one self-contained download :-)”
[ IE users can download using the URL below; Ed. ]
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Anchor Link QuickTime
License: Free – Pro Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-11-08
Version: 7.7.3 – Released: 2012-11-08 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 38.6 MB
“QuickTime is Apple’s cutting-edge digital media software for both Mac and Windows-based computers delivers unparalleled quality for creating, playing and streaming audio and video content over the Internet. Besides playing MPEG-4 and MP3 content, it supports timecode tracks as well as MIDI standards such as the Roland Sound Canvas and GS format extensions. It also supports key standards for HTTP, RTP and RTSP. Plus, it supports every major file format for images, including JPEG, BMP, PICT, PNG and GIF. It also features built-in support for digital video, including the DV camcorder formats, as well as support for AVI, AVR, MPEG-1, H.263, and OpenDML.
“QuickTime Pro provides an abundance of media authoring capabilities. From simple slide show creation to complex video and audio encoding, Media Skin creation, automation of repetitive production workflow tasks, and assembly of many different media types into one movie file, QuickTime Pro can do it all. And with QuickTime Pro, you can now author ISO-compliant MPEG-4 video as well as audio and 3GPP- and 3GPP2-compliant files. $29.99”
[ You can use this link to download the Standalone QuickTime Player:
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Anchor Link QuickTime Alternative
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-07-16
Version: 3.2.2 – Released: 2010-04-16 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 18.3 MB
“QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player. As a bonus, Internet Explorer will play all QuickTime movies that are embedded in a webpage. You do need a media player that is capable of playing QuickTime files. The included Media Player Classic supports it and works very well.”
Anchor Link QT Lite
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-21
Version: 4.1.0 – Released: 2010-12-16 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 17 MB
“This is a lightweight version of QuickTime. It contains only the essential components that are required for viewing QuickTime content in your favorite browser.”
Anchor Link Real Alternative
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-07-15
Version: 2.0.2 – Released: 2010-02-19 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 6.7 MB
“Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files. This way you can play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player. You do need a player that is capable of playing RealMedia. The included Media Player Classic supports it and works very well. Supported: RealAudio (.ra .rpm), RealMedia (.rm .ram .rmvb .rpx .smi .smil), RealText (.rt), ReadPix (.rp), RealMedia embedded in webpages. .smi and .smil files sometimes only play the first part of a clip. This is a limitation of the current Media Player Classic. The Browser plugin supports Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape and Mozilla.”
[ The only difference between the ‘regular’ and ‘lite’ versions is that the lite version does not include Media Player Classic; Ed. ]
Anchor Link SWF Opener
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2008-09-17
Version: 1.3 – Released: 2005-04-25 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 613 KB
“Handy player for the Flash movies you saved on your hard drive. Full screen mode, timeline controller and more. You have saved a Flash movie (SWF file) to your hard drive. What’s next? How are you going to play it? Actually, you can play it with Internet Explorer, but if your Internet Explorer starts slowly or you just don’t want to bother yourself with ‘file association configuration’, then use SWF Opener – swf files player!
“Once SWF Opener is installed, you can double-click any swf file on your hard drive to get it played right away! SWF Opener comes with SWF Cach Viewer – a program that allows you to conveniently view and save cached swf files. Key Features:
♦ Playback control
♦ Timeline controller
♦ Auto replay
♦ Full screen mode
♦ Scale mode selection
♦ Customizable background color
♦ Command line parameters”
Anchor Link VLC Media Player
License: GNU GPL – Source available Last Reviewed: 2013-04-11
Version: 2.0.6 – Released: 2013-04-10 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 21.8 MB Portable
“VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. It doesn’t need any external codec or program to work.”
Anchor Link WinAMP
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2011-03-18
Version: 5.61.3133 – Released: 2011-03-18 Windows: All
File Size: 11 MB
“The Winamp application was developed to be more than just a player. It’s your window to the multimedia world. From MP3s to streaming video, Winamp is the one place you go to feed your audio/video habit.”
Anchor Link Windows Media Player 10
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2008-02-27
Version: – Released: 2005-08-16 Windows: XP
File Size: 12.1 MB Requires: IE 6 or Netscape 7.1
“Windows Media Player 10 gives you more music and more choices, and for the first time makes it possible to sync high-quality music, video, and photos to the latest portable devices.
“Windows Media Player is the multimedia software developed by Microsoft to provide users with the ability to view multimedia content, both from the Internet and from their hard drive. This program allows you to view MPEG and various other types of video content, as well as audio clips. Includes special new features optimized for Windows XP.”
Anchor Link Windows Media Player 11
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-07-19
Version: 11.0.6000.6344 – Released: 2008-05-12 Windows: XP
File Size: 24.5 MB
“Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your music, video, pictures, and recorded TV. Play it, view it, and sync it to a portable device for enjoying on the go or even share with devices around your home — all from one place.
“Windows Media Player 11 is designed to work with all versions of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, including Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N.”
Anchor Link Zoom Player
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: 8.6.1 – Released: 2013-03-14 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 11.0 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Zoom Player is the most Powerful, Flexible and Customizable DVD and Media Player for the Windows PC platform. Using our powerful Smart Play technology, more image, audio and video media formats play with less hassle, increased stability and better performance.
“Zoom Player comes in three flavors: Zoom Player Professional, Zoom Player Premium, and Zoom Player MAX Professional. Check our feature comparison chart.”
Anchor Link Zune Player
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2008-09-17
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2008-09-17 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 41MB
“Zune allows you to manage and view your songs, videos, and pictures. Rip and burn CDs. Zune software is your one stop for music and entertainment. Create playlists. Edit track and album information. And Zune software can automatically import your existing files, including your music and video from iTunes and Windows Media Player.
“Zune software is your one stop for music and entertainment. It’s your digital media jukebox. Your media hub. Download the Zune software to your PC to play and organize media, discover new tunes, share music throughout your home, and sync to your Zune device.”