Media

Multimedia applications for playing or maintaining audio and video files.

Miro

Miro

Beautiful interface. Plays any video type (much more than windows media player). Subscribe to video RSS, download, and watch all in one. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and others.Windows Vista / XP / 2000
Note: generally works on Windows 95 / 98 / ME with DirectX 3.0 or later, but not officially supported.
OS X 10.3+ and QuickTime 7 (Some video formats require 10.4+)
Linux Debian (Ubuntu) / SUSE / Fedora
Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
VLC (Video LAN Client)

VLC (Video LAN Client)

Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, etc.) 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.Windows
Mac OS X
BeOS
Debian GNU/Linux / Ubuntu Linux / Mandriva Linux / Fedora Core / Familiar Linux / SUSE Linux / Red Hat Linux / Slackware Linux / ALT Linux / YOPY/Linupy / Zaurus / Arch Linux
Tux

BEOS

Windows

Apple Mac

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
MPlayer

MPlayer

Similar to VLC, plays a ton of video formats. MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies. Another great feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. Most of them support software or hardware scaling, so you can enjoy movies in fullscreen.Windows All
All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes), OS X
Linux
MPlayer should work on Solaris 2.6 or newer
Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
Media Player Classic

Media Player Classic

Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.Windows 95 / 98 / NT / 2K / XP
Windows

Media Coder

Media Coder

Tool for ripping CDs, DVDs, etc and converting between video formats. MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution. With a flexible and extendable architecture, new codecs and tools are added in constantly as well as supports for new devices. MediaCoder intends to be the swiss army knife for media transcoding in all time and at this moment, it already has millions of users from 170+ countries all over the planet.Windows XP / 2003 / 2K (recommended)
Windows XP / 2003 x64 Edition (experimental with 64-bit native)
Windows Vista (experimental)
Windows 98 / ME (most features work)
Linux with WINE (most features work)
Mac OS X with WINE (some features work)
Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
HandBrake

HandBrake

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.Windows
MacOS X
Linux
Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
Audacity

Audacity

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:

  • Record live audio.
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files.
  • Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together.
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
  • And more!
  • Windows
    Mac OS X
    GNU/Linux

Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
GIMP

GIMP

Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features.
Download Page Windows
Download Page Unix / Linux / BSD
Download Page for Mac OSX
v2.4.4 and up Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / older version Windows 95 / 98
All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes) / OS X
Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Free BSD

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL)
Paint.NET

Paint.NET

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials , and plugins.
Windows XP (SP2 or later) / 2003 (SP1 or later) / Vista /7/ 64-bit XP / 64-bit Vista /64-bit 7/ 64-bit 2003
requirement .NET Framework 2.0
Windows

Type:
Media
Info:
MIT Liscense
Inkscape

Inkscape

Inkscape is a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible.Windows 2000 / 2003 / XP / Vista / 7
Mac OSX
Linux
FreeBSD
Tux

Windows

Apple Mac

Free BSD

Type:
Media
Info:
GNU General Public License (GPL) v2