Audacity: Recording And Editing Sounds (Free)
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual 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, WAV or AIFF sound files; Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together; Change the speed or pitch of a recording; And more!
Blender: 3D Animation (Free)
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
Revolutionary non-overlapping and non-blocking UI delivers unsurpassed workflow; Flexible and fully configurable window layout with as many screen setups as you prefer; Undo support on all levels; Anti-aliased fonts with international translation support; Any window space can be easily switched to any window type (curve editor, NLA, 3D view etc); Built-in text editor for annotations and editing Python scripts; Graphical user interface for Python scripts; Custom themes; Consistent interface across all platforms; And much more!
Format Factory (Free)
Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter. It supports converting all popular video, audio, and picture formats (to other formats). The program can also repair damaged video and audio files, reduce the size of the media file, and supports 62 different languages. Supported formats include:
All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.
Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.
Hamster Burning Studio: Burn CD’s, DVD’s and Blu-Ray (Free)
Hamster Free Burning Studio performs the most popular operations with laser disks: data burning, backup copying, creating music disks, cloning DVDs, CDs or BluRay. Hamster Free Burning Studio automatically identifies the type of disk inserted in the tray, its capacity and possible burning speed onto the disk, and uses this information to display the fill factor of the files on the disk and the possibility of clearing the disk for its full rewriting.
People most often write things on laser disks, so we’ve made a special mini mode designed only for burning data on disks. Any user can figure out how to burn information without difficulty using Hamster Free Burning Studio.
HandBrake – Creating DVD’s, Audio/Video Capture (Free)
HandBrake grabs video from a variety of sources, including a DVD, and a DVD image, and grabs audio from sources as well, including MPEG audio tracks. You’ll then be able to output a digital file in a variety of formats, including AAC, MKV, MP4, and MPEG-4.
Any DVD or Bluray-like source which is NOT copy-protected. (removal of copy protection is not supported) Outputs:
File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV
Video: H.264(x264), MPEG-4(ffmpeg), MPEG-2(ffmpeg), or Theora(libtheora)
Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, or Vorbis. AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 pass-thru
Chapter selection, Chapter Markers
Vobsub and Closed Captions
SRT import and passthru
SSA passthru or burn-in (experimental)
Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
Video and Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale Cropping and scaling
Live Video Preivew
Built-in presets for common devices
Jing: Screen Capture (Free)
Take a picture or make a short video of what you see on your computer monitor. Share it instantly via web, email, IM, Twitter or your blog. Simple and free, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations.
MP3 Skype Recorder (Free)
Records Skype calls (even those to landlines) to MP3 format.
Main features of MP3 Skype Recorder: It’s absolutely free with no limits attached; Automatic or manual recording capabilities; Compact format of stored records (mp3 files); May be used to record P2P, SkypeOut calls and calls made to Online number; Capable to track simultaneous calls and to save them separately; Easy integration with Skype Conference recording; Intuitive easy to use interface.
Pazera SWF and FLV to AVI Converter (Free)
Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter is an absolutely free software utility able to convert flash videos (SWF, FLV) into MPG or AVI. FLV files are commonly used on the Internet by YouTube, Google Video, and other video services. These files are not supported by Windows Media Player and other popular media players. To display FLV video you need to convert that file into more reliable format, such as AVI or MPG.
The application allows you to set many parameters used by encoder: audio and video codec, audio and video bitrate, fps, sampling frequency, resolution, and other. The Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter interface is very simple and user-friendly. To convert flash video files, just drag & drop them into main window and click on the convert button.
Play DVD’s and CD’s: Windows Essentials Media Codec Pack (Free)
Windows Essentials Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video DirectShow codecs and filters. With Windows Essentials Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all movies and music files that you download off the Internet, stay up to date with the latest codecs with the Audio/Video Codec Update Service, and eliminate the many conflicts and errors caused by using multiple codecs to decode the same file types.
Windows Essentials Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly near complete solution for all your video and audio needs, with it you can play audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, and XCDs on the fly, and it adds support for 3GP, AAC, AC3, APE, AVI, DivX, 3ivx, DAT, h.264, x264, Nero Digital, DTS, FLV, FLAC, HD-MOV, MPEG-1/2, M4A, MP3, MP4, MO3, MOD, MKV, OFR, TTA, OGG/OGM, S3M, Vorbis, VOB, XviD, XM, WV, and UMX formats so you could play any video/audio file with your favorite DirectShow media player or with the (included) Media Player Classic.
Quintessential Media Player + Media Library (Free)
Quintessential Media Player is a feature rich media player for Microsoft Windows. It supports all popular audio formats including MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, and CDs. QMP is highly skinnable and has a robust plug-in architecture.
Real Player (Free)
Real brings you RealPlayer, the only solution you’ll need for managing all your music and videos. It’s the best free media player around for enjoying all types of entertainment! Explore some of the unique features and benefits that set us apart from other media players: One-click is all it takes to download videos from any website; Convert many different types of video files into almost any format you need.
VideoLAN: Multimedia Solutions – Video, Audio, Etc (Free)
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedias files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.
* Plays everything, Files, Discs and Streams
* No codec packs needed
* Completely Free
* 0 Spyware, Ads or User Tracking
* Media Converter and Streamer
* Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix…
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. You can record your voice as you create the tutorial for explaining better. Output formats include Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. Use Flash/html for the web, EXE for distributing to PC users and PDF for printable manuals.
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