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#include '../template.wml'
#include "toc_div.wml"

<latemp_subject "List of Multimedia Applications" />

<latemp_meta_desc "List of Multimedia Applications: all-in-one media players, dedicated music players, video downloaders, waveform editors, etc." />

<toc_div />

<h2 id="intro">Introduction</h2>

<p>
This is a small, hand-maintained, list of various multimedia-related
applications.
</p>

<h2 id="media-players">All-in-one Media Players</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.videolan.org/vlc/">VLC</a> - an open-source, cross-platform
multimedia player which plays most media files and has a friendly
user-interface.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/">mplayer</a> - a primarily command-line
media player which supports many formats. Has a Spartan interface, but ships
with some GUIs. Open source (GPLed) and cross-platform.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Player">Windows
Media Player</a> - a proprietary, Windows-only media player from
Microsoft.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/">GStreamer</a> - an open-source
multimedia framework. LGPLed. Is supported by many players, including
<a href="http://space.twc.de/~stefan/gst123.php">gst123</a> .
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xine">xine</a> - a multimedia playback
library, along with some standalone players for UNIX-like operating systems.
Open source (GPLed). Its popularity appears to have waned considerably lately.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_player_software">Wikipedia’s
Comparison of Video Player Software</a>.
</p>
</li>


</ul>

<h2 id="dedicated-music-players">Dedicated Music Players</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://amarok.kde.org/">Amarok</a> - a powerful music player
with many features and extensions for Linux, UNIX and Windows. Open source
(GPL).
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.clementine-player.org/">Clementine Music Player</a> - a
multi-platform music player based on Amarok 1.4, ported to Qt 4. Open source
(GPL).
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://banshee.fm/">Banshee</a> - an open-source music and video
player based on C#/.NET, gtk#, and Mono on Linux and Mac OS X. Cross-platform.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/">Rhythmbox</a> - “an integrated
music management application” for GNOME.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://xmms2.org/">XMMS2</a> - an open-source and
cross-platform multi-format music player based on the client/server model.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.exaile.org/">Exaile</a> - a Gtk+ based music manager
and player, inspired by Amarok, that is available for UNIX-like operating
systems and Windows. (Open source - GPLed).
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winamp">Winamp</a> - a media player
for Windows-based PCs and Android devices. Proprietary and
freeware/shareware.
Used to be popular in the late nineties, but its popularity waned.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar2000">foobar2000</a> - a
freeware audio player. Aims for simplicity. Proprietary and Windows-only.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_audio_player_software">Wikipedia’s
Comparison of Audio Player Software</a>.
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="video-downloaders">Video Downloaders</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://rg3.github.com/youtube-dl/">youtube-dl</a> - a cross-platform
command line program, written in Python 2.x to download videos from
YouTube.com, metacafe, Google Video, Photobucket videos, Yahoo! video,
Dailymotion, DepositFiles, blip.tv, vimeo, myvideo.de and others.
Open source (public domain).
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/">Video
DownloadHelper</a> - an extension for Firefox that downloads videos from
“hundreds of YouTube-like sites”. Custom, mostly all-rights-reserved licence.
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="waveform-editors">Waveform Editors</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/">Audacity</a> - an open source,
cross-platform program for recording and editing sounds. Seems to be
the best-of-breed among open-source waveform editors.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Audition">Adobe Audition</a> -
a proprietary, commercial, application from Adobe (formerly known as
<b>Cool Edit</b>) that runs on latest versions of Microsoft Windows and Mac
OS X.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_multitrack_recording_software">Wikipedia Comparison of multi-track recording software</a>
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="links">Links</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://linux-sound.org/">Sound &amp; MIDI Software For Linux</a>
- a comprehensive directory.
</p>
</li>
</ul>


<h3 id="fun-links">Fun Links</h3>

<h2 id="licence">Licence</h2>

<cc_by_british_blurb year="2012" />