Tools for the Media Collector

Programs and utilities for creating, managing, and editing media files. Ideal for the most anal retentive of digital media hoarders who need to have everything just so.


  • JDownloader

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A batch downloader for direct downloads, ideal for grabbing files with multiple parts, such as split archives and automatically extracting them once complete.

     

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  • TeraCopy

    Freemium Windows Website

    An alternative to built-in file copying utilities. Really good for copying large amounts of data. Also provides extra tools such as error checking to insure that everything was safely transferred.

     

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  • MakeMKV

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux XBMC Media Center Website

    Dead simple program for ripping optical media. Copy the contents of your DVD or Bluray disc to 1:1 lossless quality MKV files.

     

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  • ImgBurn

    Free Windows Website

    Can be used to create ISO files from folders or to make virtual copies of discs. Useful if you have the contents from an optical disc (but not the disc itself) and want to open it in MakeMKV. Also ideal for backing up full copies of the disc while still retaining all the interactive menus and extra contents.

     

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  • MKVToolnix

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Ideal for altering MKV files and metadata. Add/remove subtitles, cut out burned in advertisements or "Previously On..." segments, remove unneeded language tracks, and much, much more. Requires no converting so is reasonably fast.

     

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  • XMedia Recode

    Free Windows Website

    Provides a multitude of different options for converting and remuxing video files. Ideal for losslessly remuxing MP4 files to MKV. Has many built in features for altering video files, including cropping, deinterlacing, resizing and more. Also good for converting audio files.

     

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  • HandBrake

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Less feature-packed than XMedia Recode but still useful for converting or compressing video files. Lots of built in profiles. Very easy to use.

     

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  • VirtualDub

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    An in-depth video editor with frame by frame accuracy and loads of different filters and compression options. Best used for editing tricky or problematic files.

     

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  • MediaInfo

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    A useful shell extension for displaying metadata. Good for finding out codecs and other more detailed information. Very helpful for troubleshooting.

     

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  • Subtitle Edit

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Great software for editing subtitle files. Useful for adding subs to your videos and correcting synchronisation issues or spelling errors.

     

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  • TheRenamer

    Free Windows Website

    A media scraper that scans selected files and renames them for you. Perfect for naming huge batches of TV episodes and movies.

     

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  • ReNamer

    Freemium Windows Website

    An excellent tool for batch renaming files. Lots of different features and rules make it easy to name your files exactly the way you want.

     

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  • Mp3tag

    Free Windows Wine Website

    A fully featured audio tagger, great for properly organising your music library. Very easy and intuitive to use.

     

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  • MediaElch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Exceptional Media Manager for tagging and managing metadata. Ideal for adding artwork and other information to your media files to help keep your library organised.

     

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  • Kodi

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Raspberry Pi Fire TV Website

    Excellent, highly customisable media library for all your home theater needs.

     

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