Video and Movie
Media Player Classic - Home Cinema
Home Cinema is based on the original 'Media Player Classic' created when Gabest, the author, stopped working on the project. MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows.
Sourceforge project page...
NB: The project has moved from Sourceforge so these pages may be out of date.
SUPER Simplified Universal Player Encoder and Renderer. If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER is all you need.
1) The download link is a little hard to find and you must click through 2 or 3 pages to get there.
2) The download af the free version contains unwanted other software. Be aware...
SUPER for Windows.
VLC Media Player
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. Not particularly good looking but a geat player. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Zoom is a another great media player. The standard version is free and plays most media types as well as DVD's.
Note: Once you are on the download page the download will be set for Zoom Payer - Max. Just below this is an picture showing Zoom Player - Free. Click on this picture and the download changes to Zoom Player - Free.
You may also need FFDSHOW. ffdshow is advanced DirectShow filter providing multi-format decoders that enable you to playback many audio and video formats, such as DivX, Xvid and H.264.