Download Streaming Media - Best Software & Apps

  • VLC media player

    2.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best multi-format media player

    7
    30019 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 2, More format support in version 2, Plays BluRay and HD
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • MPlayer

    RC 2 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Windows Mobile
    Pocket PC

    A great free player with support for hundreds of formats

    7
    118 votes
    • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Very fast response, Light on system resources, Extensive support for keyboard shortcuts
    • CONS: Dull interface
  • iWisoft Free Video Downloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download manager for streaming audio and video

    6
    79 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Monitors browsing for media, Keeps a capture history, Can download multiple videos simultaneously, Works with all popular media formats
    • CONS: Doesn't allow you to select multiple files, Doesn't include a format converter
  • Wirecast

    pro-wirecast-6

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Excellent professional live web streaming solution

    3
    17 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use and understand for a broadcasting app, Excellent for webcasting, Allows you to stream from iPhone and Adobe Flash media servers
    • CONS: May not support all web cameras or DV types, Only works with QuickTime
  • Configurator for Kodi

    47.47.47

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    A Free Kodi Configurator To Get The Most Out Of Your Media Player

    6
    12 votes
    • PROS: Watch movies and TV shows in other languages, Easily manage your add-ons, The home screen looks better and is easier to use,
    • CONS: Technical support refers you back to FAQ sections, Not needed for people that know how to configure Kodi, Confusing for people that have no configuration experience,
  • Adobe Media Player

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Navigate online videos using this multimedia player

    6
    24 votes
    • PROS: Create lists of favourites, Apply keywords and ratings to videos, Natural, Dashboard-style interface, Playlist manager
    • CONS: Video not always available
  • Flipboard for Windows 10

    2.0.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Streaming media program for Windows

    -
    No votes yet
    • The Times of India for Windows 10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Streaming media program for Windows

      7
      11 votes
      • Octoshape

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Peer to peer streaming media server plugin

        4
        47 votes
        • PS3 Media Server

          1.72.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Create your Own media Streaming Server

          4
          11 votes
          • PROS: Automatically encode in the following formats MKV/FLV/OGM/AVI, Ready to launch and play no codecs needed on the receiving end,
          • CONS: Although this package has everything you need setup is required and some expertise is necessary, Must already have hardware setup for Media servers this is only the distribution method,
        • BBC News Mobile for Windows 10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free Streaming media program for Windows

          3
          6 votes
          • Jaksta Streaming Media Recorder

            6.0.1.2

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Easily record any streamed media

            6
            9 votes
            • PROS: Supports many, many media formats, Monitors websites in the background, Includes format converter, Search the Web for videos and music
            • CONS: The monitoring tool is heavy on resources
          • Web Media Player

            0.64.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Free Streaming media program for Windows

            6
            6 votes
            • RSS Builder

              2.1.8

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              A free Streaming media program for Windows

              4
              10 votes
              • NetCamCenter Basic 3.0

                3.07.1

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Professional Video Streaming And Storing Software For Businesses

                7
                41 votes
                • PROS: The software creates Windows Media files that are easily viewed and converted, It has an easy-to-use interface that makes camera management very simple, The system allows you to record multiple channels at one time,
                • CONS: It is tricky to set up, The licence for 36 cameras is rather expensive, They do not have a trail option for people to test the system before buying,
              • Appy Geek for Windows 10

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A Free Streaming media program for Windows

                3
                5 votes
                • AirMore: File Transfer

                  1.3.8

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Android

                  A free file transfer app for Android

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • PROS: Free to use for any android user, Unlimited media streaming from your home PC device
                  • CONS: Limited tech support, Somewhat time consuming set up
                • Nero Streaming Player

                  1.0.8

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Android
                  iPhone

                  With Nero Streaming Player you can play photos, videos, and music from your Android smartphone or tablet on any UPnP/DLNA compatible Smart TV, or other Wi-Fi® Media Players.

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • Xnews

                    5.08

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    A free Streaming media program for Windows

                    4
                    15 votes
                    • Boxee

                      0.9.23.15885

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows
                      Mac

                      Turn your computer into a complete multimedia center

                      5
                      28 votes
                      • PROS: Nice interface, Lots of services available, Gathers all your media in one place
                      • CONS: Interface may take a while to get used to
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