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Media players

Media players are tools that can play, well, media. To put it simple, media players usually either focus on doing one thing very well -- dedicated MP3 players, for example -- or focus on being "media players that play pretty much everything". From this section, you can download both types, albeit "players that play music _and_ video" are nowadays the most popular ones.

It should be noted that, specifically with video players, the player itself rarely does the actual "playing" (i.e. decompressing) of the video, but instead, acts as a graphical user interface and lets a dedicated piece of software, called codec, to do the heavy lifting. Thus, typically there are no video output quality differences between different video players, as the quality itself depends on codec in use, not the player. As a notable exception to this rule, we must mention VLC that comes bundled with most common codecs and therefor relies on its "own" codecs rather than those installed to your PC.

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QuickTime Alternative (QT6 Based) v1.56

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player

Date updated:03/12/2006 Downloads:13,897 Filesize:8.22 MB
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SMPlayer (64bit) v17.8.0

SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.

Date updated:08/11/2017 Downloads:11,663 Filesize:36.14 MB
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Zoom Player Free v14 beta 1

A very good multimedia player that boasts huge range of features, such as zooming, DVDs (MPEG-2 codec isn't bundled) and DVD menus, playlists, aspect ratios, subtitles, OGM videos, etc.

Date updated:08/17/2017 Downloads:10,859 Filesize:29.52 MB

DVBPortal TV Viewer v1.6

DVBPortal is a free software for SkyStar2-based digital TV cards that allows recording and watching digital TV streams on your PC.

Date updated:11/12/2005 Downloads:10,599 Filesize:1.06 MB
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Xion Audio Player v1.5.160

Xion is a high fidelity, easily skinnable, out of this world audio player.

Date updated:02/09/2016 Downloads:10,543 Filesize:4.57 MB

Kantaris Media Player v0.7.9

Kantaris is a media player based on code from Videolan client (VLC) and Bass audio library. Kantaris has a graphical user interface similar to that of Windows Media Player.

Date updated:09/10/2013 Downloads:10,501 Filesize:17.01 MB

WatchHDTV v1.960

WatchHDTV is a free program to watch, timeshift, and record OTA HDTV with any Windows XP compatible HDTV Tuner card.

Date updated:09/19/2007 Downloads:10,421 Filesize:394.90 kB
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Virtual DJ Home for Mac OS X v8.0.2425

VirtualDJ is the latest state-of-the-art software in music mixing for DJs.

Date updated:08/27/2015 Downloads:9,891 Filesize:35.01 MB
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WinAMP 2 Lite v2.91

This is the basic version of WinAmp - all the features that its big brother has except support for certain audio formats like WMA.

Date updated:06/26/2003 Downloads:9,202 Filesize:623.30 kB

Spider Player Basic v2.5.3

Spider Player is a small media player with an array of extra features that include a CD ripper and audio format converter (MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV), Equalizer with presets, ID3 and WMA metadata e

Date updated:12/12/2010 Downloads:9,083 Filesize:3.39 MB
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