Video and Movie
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting,
filtering and encoding tasks. For Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
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NB: The project has moved from Sourceforge so these pages may be out of date.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.
NOTE: The download link is a little hard to find and you must click through 2 or 3 pages to get there. The direct download link is given below.
SUPER for Windows.
Download 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.