Download Multimedia - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.5407

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    A free Android app to download films, TV shows and music from around the world.

    8
    10208 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads, Free, You have shows from Zee TV, Star Plus, Sahara etc.
    • CONS: Similar services are abound, High Internet speeds are not always a given
  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.7.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    11593 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Quick at downloading, Supports batches, One of the best YouTube video downloaders, Basic version is free
    • CONS: To download and convert at same time requires Pro version
  • VLC media player

    3.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    43643 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • MX Player

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    One of the best free media players for Android

    8
    4950 votes
    • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version, Free
    • CONS: Some trial and error required
  • iTunes

    12.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    15051 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • Adobe Flash Player

    31.0.0.148

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    The Web's favorite video and animation player

    7
    17958 votes
    • PROS: Essential for viewing web content, Support for HD video
    • CONS: Occasional stability problems
  • Format Factory

    4.4.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The ultimate free conversion software for PC

    8
    19696 votes
    • PROS: A complete conversion tool, Supports numerous file formats, Selection of batch files, Several additional functions (like combining video and audio), Completely free
    • CONS: Outdated interface
  • KMPlayer

    4.2.2.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Excellent free multi-format media player

    8
    17453 votes
    • PROS: Highly customizable, Light on resources, Supports many audio and video formats
    • CONS: None so far
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 update

    13.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free patch for those with Photoshop already installed

    7
    5137 votes
    • PROS: Free, Easy to install
    • CONS: Doesn't add much functionality
  • Netflix

    9.002

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    All the best offers in Top series, documentaries and shows

    8
    4346 votes
    • PROS: Touch friendly interface, Beautiful interface, Personalized recommendations
    • CONS: Some laggy performance at times
  • Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Vista 2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The easiest way to create photo presentations

    7
    36247 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Works with images and videos, Includes many video and transition effects, Exports to several formats
    • CONS: Too simple for advanced users
  • Ummy Video Downloader

    1.8.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download HD videos or MP3 files in just 2 clicks!

    8
    2632 votes
    • PROS: Simple, easy-to-use interface, Minimal system demands, Convenient downloading of YouTube videos, Thumbnail image is a handy visual reminder
    • CONS: Relatively limited feature set, Annoying bundled software installation
  • YouTube

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    The greatest free video player

    8
    2326 votes
    • PROS: Intelligent, comfortable user interface, Includes lots of YouTube features, Simple player controls, Record and upload videos directly, Excellent playlist integration
    • CONS: Video quality not as high as web counterpart
  • Picasa

    3.9.141.259

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    Manage, edit and share your photos with ease

    7
    13687 votes
    • PROS: Handles everything from importing to sharing your photos, Interesting range of effects, Add tags to organise your photos, Additional features like the ability to create movies, montages, and screensavers, Online sharing features
    • CONS: Facial recognition still limited
  • Winamp

    5.666-full-b-3516

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A hugely popular and versatile audio and media player

    8
    11453 votes
    • PROS: Fully customizable, Small installation, Runs quickly
    • CONS: No MOV support, Rip only on full version
  • VLC for Windows 10

    2015.915.1119.1464

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play your audio and video for free with this version of VLC for Windows 10

    7
    1555 votes
    • PROS: A groundbreaking media player for W10, Supports many formats, Comfortable to use
    • CONS: Very few options
  • Free Video Editor

    10.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Video Editor is a great shortcut to quick video fixes

    8
    1871 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Filters and effects to spice up your footage, Cut trim crop rotate and more
    • CONS: Lacking the fine tools and conversion abilities of paid software
  • GOM Player

    2.3.28.5285

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    GOM Player is versatile, customizable and free for everyone. GOM plays all of the most popular video formats with the option to add subtitles and even VR!

    8
    5213 votes
    • Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows 10

      1.0.0.15

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Light Photoshop version for Windows 10

      7
      1451 votes
      • PROS: Free, Basic editing in an instant, Auto correction
      • CONS: Some effects are extra, Too simple for advanced users
    • Virtual DJ

      8.2.3994

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Become a virtual DJ with this MP3 mixing software

      8
      54992 votes
      • PROS: Integrated sampler and effects, Suitable for beginners and professionals, Integrated sampler and effects, Suitable for beginners and professionals
      • CONS: Requires some learning
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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    5Windows Vista 2.6362476.9Windows
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