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Democracy Player, set to be called Miro Player with its next release, is an open-source video player that works for almost every type of video file. With an interface similar to iTunes, it also has a channel guide where you can set up automatic downloads
This popular free video player can handle almost any file type and comes loaded with features to improve video and sound quality. Get a closer look at the VLC Media Player with Editor Jason Parker in this First Look video.
This popular free video player for Mac can handle almost any file type and comes loaded with features to improve video and sound quality. Get a closer look at VLC Media Player with Editor Jason Parker in this FirstLook video.
Although it's not bursting at the seams with features and customizations, FLV Player should appeal to users who need a lightweight tool for watching Flash-formatted videos. Editor Seth Rosenblatt takes it for a spin in this First Look video.
UMPlayer is an advanced yet simple to use open-source cross-platform multimedia player that aims to fill all your needs; with over 270 built-in Audio and Video codecs UMPlayer can play any media format including AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMV, XVID as well as Audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, TV / Radio cards, Youtube videos, SHOUTcast Radio streams and even incomplete or damaged media files. It also comes equipped with some unique features such as a built-in subtitles search, YouTube player / recorder, SHOUTcast Radio player, skinable interface, customizable hotkeys, audio / subtitles sync.
OpenOffice.org is both an open-source product and a project. The product is a multiplatform office productivity suite. It includes desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation manager, and a drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to those of other office suites. OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. Localizations of OpenOffice.org are available in 27 languages, with more being constantly added by the community. OpenOffice.org runs on Solaris, Linux (including PPC Linux), and Windows. Written in C++ and with documented APIs licensed under the LGPL and SISSL open-source protocols, OpenOffice.org allows any knowledgeable developer to benefit from the source.
This freeware video player from South Korea has it all--support for a huge range of formats, multi-codec playback, skins, stability, and more. Seth Rosenblatt gives you a quick rundown on his video player of choice.
Special guest Rescuers Seth Rosenblatt and Darren Kitchen help solve tech issues from people with busted iTunes installations, bad cable modems, and recalcitrant audio players on Windows XP PCs. Plus: The best GPS for motorcyclists.
OpenOffice.org is both an open-source product and a project. It includes desktop applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation manager, and a drawing program, with a user interface and features similar to those of other offi
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ZDNet's David Coursey tests out Microsoft's new portable video player--a small, mobile device designed to play video and other types of entertainment files.