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VAMP Media Center Beta 3.70 :  6.16Mb or 1.96Mb upgrade  Homepage  Updated
VAMP Media Center for Windows 9x, ME, 2000, XP is a multi-featured multimedia suite that offers everything from simple listening to your MP3s to sorting your media files, media clips, photo sharing and more. You can create screensaver and photo albums from your images, design wallpapers and greeting cards, and send cool multimedia emails to other Vamp users. It includes a full sample library of graphics for different occasions that can be included in your presentations. You can add text, edit the design, change image settings and more. Photo Sharing allows you to connect to groups and share pictures or open your own group and upload images for others to view. The built in media organizer allows you to sort all your multimedia files and put them into easy to organize virtual folders. Additional features include calendar creation, text bubbles, media mixer and more. See what's new in this version and the demo on the Homepage--
WMRecorder v8.0 :  177Kb  Direct Download   Updated
WMRecorder (WMR80) for Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP (Home Edition) allows you to record Windows Media™ streaming video and audio clips from the Internet and save them to your hard drive or CD. The program provides two recording modes. In Browse Mode you can record media clips while browsing the Net. WM Recorder detects the beginning, the end and names of different media such that multiple clips can be recorded in a row without exiting recording. In URL mode you can download media files from their Internet locations. WMR80 supports HTTP and TCP Windows Media™ Player video and audio stream formats and converts them to ASF. Requires Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player 6.4 (NetShow) and/or Windows Media Player 7.0 or higher. Netscape and Opera can also be utilized however they must have the Windows Media Player plugin. Full program description and setup included in zip flie (WMR80.html). New version (WMR90) is now shareware--
GSpot v2.21 : 213Kb  Homepage    NEW!
GSpot for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP is a free tool that can tell you exactly which codecs are needed to play a certain video file and determines whether these codecs are installed on your system. This is very helpful when you have troubles playing a video file. The program supports OGG, MPEG, RealMedia, Windows Media, Flash and AVI formats and DMO, VFW, ACM, and DirectShow codec types. Built-in database of 350 video and 150 audio codec types. See Homepage for full features--
BestPlay Multimedia Player v3.0 :  813Kb  Homepage    NEW!
BestPlay for Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP is a special multimedia - video & audio player for people who want Hi-Fi quality. This software includes many original functions (reverb, echo, bass & treble, 3D sound) created for special sound and video processing. Requires DirectX 8 or above. BestPlay does not require a soundcard if DirectSound / DirectSound3D hardware accelerated drivers are installed, but it does improve the performance if there is one. BestPlay also takes advantage of MMX acceleration, which improves the performance of music playback. Plays the following file extensions: video files (video CD - *.dat, *.avi, *.mpg, *.mov, *.asf); audio files (*.mp3, *.mp2, *.mpa, *.mod, *.xm, *.it, *.s3m, *.mtm); and audio files (CD - *.cda, *.wav, *.mid, *.rmi). See Homepage for full features and Q&A on system requirements..
VCDEasy v1.1.5.2 :  9.91Mb (full)  Homepage  or  Direct Download  Updated
VCDEasy for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP allows you to play your videos (from DV camcorder, DivX, DVD) and your pictures (from digital camera, scanner,...) on most of the home DVD Players. How ? It allows you to easily build VideoCDs (VCD/SVCD)! All you need to do is to provide VCDEasy with MPEG files compliant with the VideoCD specifications. 'Novice' users can simply select (VideoCD ready) MPEG files and click the 'go' button, while 'advanced' users can configure/use almost all aspects of the VideoCD specifications (PlayBack Control based interactivity, Chapters, Menus support, CD-i support...)." ASPI layer required. See Homepage for guides, links, and full details. Note: This is the LAST freeware version and replaces the version that you may have gotten that expires--
Video Ghost v1.0 beta :  457Kb  Homepage    
Video Ghost for Windows 98/Me/2000/NT/XP is a very easy to use video capture application in a single window. All features are accessible via mouse menu and short cut keyboards commands. Video Ghost turns your PC into a TV Monitor and a Digital Video Recorder. Features Full screen view (desktop resolution), Capture to AVI using any installed video codec, Capture Pictures series to JPG format, Time limit selection for Video Capture (up to 60 minutes)...more. Requires DirectX 8 or better, Web Camera, Video Capture or TV Card with Installed Capture driver (WDM or VFW Compatible). See Homepage for screenshots and full features--
Windows Media Player 9 Series :  9.66Mb to 13.3Mb   Homepage   
Not for Windows 98. Supports Win 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP. All the features of WMP7.1 listed below, PLUS many new features, codecs and plugins. These software programs are combined into one easy-to-use application, which is designed to make playing digital media a mainstream experience. The best just got better! See Homepage for full features--
VCDGear v3.55 :  2.40Mb  (Windows GUI)  Homepage   
VCDGear for Win 9X/NT/Me/2k/XP, is a program designed to allow a user to extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VCD files to MPEG, correct MPEG errors, and more -- all in a single step. Initially developed back in late 1997, the program has grown to do various extractions, conversions, and corrections on the fly. Cross-platform support will allow different machines to process and generate output that is compatible between one another. People requiring the need to transport their video materials will find VCDGear a useful tool to assist them in getting the video to play on their computer or Video CD player. Be Sure to check "Links" page for excellent websites for VCD & DVD creation info--
Zoom Player v3.10 standard :  724Kb  Homepage  or  Here
Zoom Player for Windows 9x, ME, NT4x, 2000, XP is a robust Media and DVD Front-End Player. It was designed to be simple at first glance while being remarkably dynamic and flexible when used to its full potential. Zoom Player works in two modes. A Media mode which can play any file supported by DirectShow (any file which plays in MediaPlayer) and a DVD mode which uses pre-installed DirectShow DVD filters to play DVD content. See Homepage for full features--
avi2vcd v1.4.2 :  341Kb  Homepage
Did you buy a CD burning package with the intention of making VideoCD's, only to find out that it doesn't come with an encoder to turn your avi files into mpeg files so you can make VideoCD's? Avi2vcd for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP has only one purpose: Encoding VideoCD 2.0 compliant mpeg streams. This utility can create all 3 valid VideoCD streams: FILM (23.976fps), PAL (25fps) and NTSC (29.97fps). Please note, it is strongly recommended you upgrade to version 8.1 of DirectX if you plan to use this encoder with DIVX encoded avi's. See Homepage for complete specs--
DVD Genie v4.10 :  323Kb  Homepage
DVD Genie for Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP allows you to modify the region code for popular software-based DVD Players including such players as Software Cinemaster, PowerDVD and WinDVD (among a few). It also allows you to tweak these programs with undocumented features to better fit your system. DVD Genie will also allow you to select which program runs when a DVD Disc is inserted into the drive and contains support for fullscreen Zooming on widescreen movies with certain players. DVD Genie also supports multiple languages--
DivX 5.0.5 Bundle :  3.1Mb  Homepage
DivX is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for download-and-play high-quality digital video over IP-based networks. You can download a full-length, full-motion, full-screen, DVD-quality feature film using a standard broadband connection in about the time it takes to have a pizza delivered. One download gives you everything you need to enjoy DivX : the codec, The Playa, documentation and utilities, all packaged in this one easy to install bundle. Compatibility with all versions of DivX video content. DivX can play every version of DivX video ever created, from prior to 3.11 alpha to the brand new DivX Pro. New in this version: DivX Player 2.1 and added several new options to the codec properties dialog that allow users to tweak settings for smoother playback and improved support for some video cards--
ASFRecorder v1.1 :  389Kb  Homepage  or  Direct Download
ASFRecorder is a tool to download and store Windows Media streaming content to your hard drive. The resulting files can be viewed as often as you wish. The files can also be copied without any physical restriction. The program is written in portable ANSI-C! Use it on SUN, Linux, Windows. HP-UX and MAC ports should be easy. The graphical user interface works on Windows only. Download music videos, movie trailers, audio clips or complete songs. You can download the high-quality (high-bandwidth) version (often 300kbit/sec) with slow modems. You can also record live-broadcasts (e.g. concerts, TV shows). Readme.txt included in zipfile explains it all--
Windows Media Player v7.1 :  10.1MB Full  Homepage
Suggested only for Windows 98 but works on all Windows. Comprises seven features in a single application: CD player, audio and video player, media jukebox, media guide, Internet radio, portable device music file transfer, and an audio CD burner. These software programs are combined into one easy-to-use application, which is designed to make playing digital media a mainstream experience. Many new extras. Note: to install on Windows 95 or NT you'll need two additional files that you can get Here--
Quick Time Media Player 5 :  Online Install  Homepage or  9.3Mb  Stand Alone
This is the latest version of Apple's popular Multimedia player for handling video, sound, music, animation, graphics, text, and even 360-degree (VR) virtual reality scenes. A gateway for more than 200 kinds of digital media including images, music, MIDI, MP3 and more--


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