Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting,
filtering and encoding tasks. For Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
Convert and burn almost any video file to a playable DVD.
Download from sourceforge.net
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NB: The project has moved from Sourceforge so these pages may be out of date.
Convert video from nearly any format. Open Source software available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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.
VirtualDub is the fastest tool for capturing, processing and re-encoding video files from one format to another.
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.