Foobar2000 1. *****
This venerable and free alternative audio player has long been appreciated by hardcore customization enthusiasts, but Foobar2000 isn't just for early adopters or software jukebox fetishists. It doesn't mess with impressive buttons or bright colors, instead preferring a utilitarian, directly forward user interface to let the music speak for itself.
Karafun 1.18 *****
KaraFun gives a complete solution for home karaoke. This karaoke software is based on a powerful and evaluative 3D animation engine. KaraFun contains an easy to use editor which can import many existing karaoke songs. Even if it is supporting KAR files, it is planned to work with digital file and it introduces the new KFN file format. The editor allows building unique and funny karaoke fill.
Media Player Classic 220.127.116.11 *****
It is small size, low memory footprint, and numerous features make this the media player of choice, but you must add the proper codec to perfect this freeware. Media Player Classic's interface reflects its title--retro, old school, basic. This single player easily replaces the four or five video players installed on most systems. The only caveat is that you must download a complete set of codec to play your favorite video formats. Media Player Classic also easily loads and plays DVDs. We liked how you can easily increase or decrease playback speed.
OtsTurntables Free 1.0.047 ****
OtsTurntables Free is a free (no spyware, no banner ads), virtual set of professional mixing turntables that empowers music lovers, aspiring DJs, and pros to scratch, adjust tempo and pitch, play backwards, and mix MP3s, WAVs, Ots files, and CDs. DJ your next party like a pro, or just enjoy listening to your MP3 mixed professionally at home with the auto-DJ function. You'll love the optional, warm vinyl-crackle ambience, and the built-in Dynamics Processor will save you juggling that volume knob ever again.
QuickTime Alternative 3.1.1 ****
QuickTime Alternative will allow you to play QuickTime files (.mov, .qt and other extensions) without having to install the official QuickTime Player or put up with the QT nags. It also supports QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.
UltraPlayer Media Player 2.112 ****
Clean and clever, UltraPlayer is a solid media player contender. It’s simple interface keeps controls close at hand and offers some handy tools in a few clicks. Standard audio and video formats are supported as are the requisite skins and visuals (though there seem to be precious few available). UltraPlayer's limits emerge in its handling of URLs: focused on Internet radio, the program had trouble loading online MP3s or videos in our tests--and for some this may be a deal breaker.
ZiggyTV 3.5.5 ****
Ziggy TV - Watch and download free movies, mp3 music and live TV shows, movies and torrents. Award winning software providing the smartest and fastest access to millions of songs, MP3s, movies, TV shows, live video channels and games. Ziggy TV combines powerful Gnutella and BitTorrent technology with effortless live channel streaming to give you the world's best online entertainment experience with the least amount of hassle.
Zoom Player Standard 5.02 *****
Zoom Player can be compared to a game of chess, it can be learned by a 4-year old in minutes, but it may take a lifetime to explore its feature rich yet unbolted capabilities. Zoom Player supports every format imaginable, updated on a regular basis; every feature is fully documented, supports all the latest playback technologies and sports one of the most active support forums you can imagine.