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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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Zoom Player Standard v5.02

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:08/13/2007 Downloads:30,438 Filesize:1.51 MB

WinAMP for Mac

WinAMP is finally available for Mac users as well! This is still an early beta, but it plays MP3s :-)

Date updated:04/06/2001 Downloads:27,313 Filesize:177.89 kB
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AVS DVD Player v2.4.3.128

AVS DVD Player is a free video player that can play various different video formats.

Date updated:05/13/2008 Downloads:24,587 Filesize:30.66 MB

VLC for Mac OS X (PPC) v2.0.7

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various st

Date updated:06/10/2013 Downloads:24,453 Filesize:26.12 MB

Elecard MPEG Player v5.7.100629

Elecard MPEG2 Player is a software-only MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 player. Excellent tool for viewing eg. SVCD streams.

Date updated:07/06/2010 Downloads:22,888 Filesize:5.20 MB

jetAudio Basic

jetAudio is a versatile media player with a support for wide variety of audio and video files, CD burning and file conversion.

Date updated:02/02/2019 Downloads:21,624 Filesize:33.47 MB

QuickTime Alternative Lite (QT7 based) v1.95

QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files without having to install the official QuickTime Player.

Date updated:11/09/2007 Downloads:20,708 Filesize:10.32 MB

Radio sure v2.2.1036

RadioSure is a neat radio app that will open up a world of new music.

Date updated:05/03/2012 Downloads:19,931 Filesize:5.27 MB

Mv2 player

Mv2 player is freeware multimedia player for Windows, with tons of usefull features.

Date updated:02/28/2007 Downloads:19,507 Filesize:1.15 MB

Spotify v1.1.32.618

Spotify lets you listen millions of high quality music tracks online, legally.

Date updated:05/10/2020 Downloads:19,152 Filesize:27.40 kB
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