Video & MoviesWatching videos online has become an international cultural norm due to its ease of access and the sheer variety and versatility of the content that can cater to virtually any demographic. Recording videos and uploading them has never been easier, with the tools needed to both create and consume them being ubiquitous and often freely accessible.
Most popular apps
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, fast and powerful media player.Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of the worlds most popular games. Steam is set apart from its peers in terms of functionality primarily by its residency in the system tray, and the desktop tasks that the client software performs to make use of that position.
HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder- it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process. Handbrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on Mac OS X, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
Handbrake 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 (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-through (MKV only)
Misc features:-Support of chapter selections-Support of subtitles-Integrated bitrate calculator-Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling-Live Video Preview
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.
Music can be browsed by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label, as well as by direct searches. On computers, a link allows the listener to purchase selected material via partner retailers.
Spotify music streaming is available on all Android and iOS devices and on desktop computers for unlimited durations. Features like offline listening and ad-free playback are only available for Premium subscribers of the service.
Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful (and highly "skinnable") interface, Kodi feels very natural to use from the couch.
Currently Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the Internet using practically any protocol available.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, rigid body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting.Blender is Free Software.Free to use for any purpose. Forever.
YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos.
Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, movies (paid), and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
Everything on Youtube, except Movies (https://www.youtube.com/user/movies/ ) and some channels (https://www.youtube.com/channels/paid_channels/ ), is free.Moreover Youtube Red, with its paid membership, offers:
- Background play, audio mode and offline access to YouTube Music app
- Videos without ads
- Original shows from YouTube creators
YouTube makes use of WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video.
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.