Media Players

VSDC Video Editor

VSDC Video Editor from Flash Integro is a free video editing program but with features that rival those of pricey, professional applications. If you are looking for powerful software to edit videos, this is for you. While there is a learning curve, it is worth investing time here since there’s a lot you can do with it.

Jaangle

Jaangle is a free music organizer and music player that will help you arrange all your favorite music files. An open source program, it sports an intuitive interface that you can use to browse and play your favorite songs. Aside from organizing your files, a host of other features are built in too.

PrimeTube

PrimeTube from App Lyf is an app that makes it easy for you to access YouTube from Windows 8. Unlike other YouTube apps, PrimeTube makes viewing your favorite videos easy whether you are using Windows 8 from your laptop, desktop or tablet. It is also equipped with a lot of features that make it even useful.

MediaPortal

MediaPortal is an open source media center for Windows that will allow you to use your PC to manage all your media. Developed by Team Media Portal, this software gives you full control over your TV, music, videos, images and more, and you don’t need to be a tech expert to learn how to use it.

Radia

Radia from developer KimoWorks is a small app that lets you listen to Pandora radio off your Mac’s menu bar. Unlike other mini players for the OS, this one isn’t just 100% free, but there are no ads too.

Banshee Media Player

Banshee is a free media player, and it is widely used in Linux for good reasons. Developed by Aaron Bockover, Alexander Kojevnikov, Bertrand Lorentz, and Gabriel Burt, it is capable of playing all popular audio and video formats, and it can search your media player, automatically sort files and do so much more.

Livid Looper

Livid Looper from Livid Instruments is free audio software that makes it easy to use samples to create original music. With its easy to use interface you’ll have no trouble editing your sound and adding VST effects and plugins. Because it’s open source you can download not just the program but the code as well.

Wave Editor

Wave Editor is an easy to use and fast digital audio editor for Windows. This small compact editor from Abyss Media Company has a user friendly interface, and while there are many advanced features like fade out, fade in, normalize, amplify etc, they are easy enough for beginners to learn and use.

Stoffi Music Player

Stoffi Music Player is not just another music app for Windows. While others are packed with features that many users don’t even use, Stoffi was expressly designed by Christoffer Brodd-Reijer to be easy to use. With this simple player you can easily create playlists, find your music and play videos from YouTube. The program also has support for more than 20 formats including ogg, mp3, AAC and many others.