CD/DVD ToolsBeing able to play back compact discs, digital video discs, and Blu-ray Discs is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can do with them on computers with the power of software. This category includes tools to burn, rip, or copy disks, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs; create audio CDs, DVD videos, or slideshows; extract audio and video files; and edit, convert and manage your multimedia collections.
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HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
Supports• Any Blu-ray or DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD, and some .VOB, .m2ts, and .TS files. Without VLC, HandBrake requires media to be unencrypted or already decrypted by third-party programs (i.e. DVD rippers).• Almost any other multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
Outputs• File format: MP4 and MKV• Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora• Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (macOS Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-through (MKV only)
Other features• Support of chapter selections• Support of subtitles• Integrated bitrate calculator• Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling• Live Video Preview
ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application (39 languages) that everyone should have in their toolkit. ImgBurn supports a wide range of image file formats. It can burn Audio CDs from any file type supported via DirectShow / ACM. You can use it to build DVD Video discs (from a VIDEO_TS folder), HD DVD Video discs (from a HVDVD_TS folder) and Blu-ray Video discs (from a BDAV / BDMV folder) with ease.
Note: ImgBurn cannot write a multi-session disc, and may not even support one.
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform.
Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components.Gapless playback.Easily customizable user interface layout.Advanced tagging capabilities.Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.Full ReplayGain support.Customizable keyboard shortcuts.Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
JDownloader is a free, open source download manager. It simplifies and improves the process of downloading files from Websites, Cloud-Storage Providers, Social Media Networks and File Hosting Sites.JDownloader offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, throttling, resuming, CAPTCHA recognition, and automatic file extraction. It supports Click'n'Load and container files like DLC, RSDF and CCF. A large developer community ensures that current individual page-specific download scripts are kept up to date and valuable time is saved on the basis of the expandable basic framework.It can also be used as a service on a server or Network Attached Storage (NAS) and controlled via My.JDownloader.Org from a web browser or smartphone.
MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows. It supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback.
The tool was developed by mpc-hc.org until July 2017, when it announced its last release due to lack of active developers. The project has been forked by one of the former co-devs, clsid2, that continued the development with new releases since early 2018.
LightweightWatch movies on any SSE2 CPU, even on your old computer back from 2000.
CustomizableWith its wide array of options, MPC-HC can be customized to fit almost any needs. Among other things, we added custom toolbars.
All around playerMPC-HC can also be used as DVB player.
DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, .mds/.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, .mds/.mdf and *.mdx images of CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs.
DAEMON Tools Pro comes with two possible licences (standard & advanced) and enables you to emulate not only CD/DVD drives but also HD DVD and Blu-ray ones. The maximum number of virtual drives that you can mount with images simultaneously is up to 32. DAEMON Tools Pro Advanced has a special feature for advanced users — possibility to emulate up to 4 IDE virtual devices.
DAEMON Tools Ultra is a brand-new software that combines all the features of Pro series and has additional functions like an ability to create TrueCrypt images, encrypt discs and USB sticks, make and use VHD and RAM disks. Also, DAEMON Tools Ultra works as iSCSI Initiator.
And with DAEMON Tools Net, you can build centralized storage of CD, DVD, Blu-ray images and manage user access within home or business networks. DAEMON Tools iSCSI Target has a similar functionality, but can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Winamp is a media player for Windows and OS X developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins, and features music visualization, playlist and a media library, supported by a large online community.
Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Windows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and built-in MPEG2/SVCD/DVD codec.
What is the difference Media Player Classic and Media Player Classic Home Cinema?
Media Player Classic was developed by Gabest while the MPC-HC is a mod designed mainly for homecinema usage and is released by Casimir666.
Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback queue. Crystal-clear sound, technology of reproduction essentially differs from Winamp and WMP.A maximum of functionality from a minimum of resources.The minimal consumption of system resources, lighter than WinampMultilingual support.Adjustment of global and local hot keys (patterns from WinAmp and WMP).Support of plug-ins, skins and custom icons.Cue-Sheets and Last.fm built-in support.