MKVToolnix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some. The latest builds now have the ability to create WebM compliant Files.
MKVToolnix is available in two formats. Either graphical user interface (GUI) or command line. Those two packages are named "mkvtoolnix" or "mkvtoolnix-gui".
MKVToolnix is able to split large MKV into multiple files. Without A/V out of sync problem, quality loss, or re-encoding. You can choose between 5 different split modes: After output size, After output duration, After specific timestamps, By parts based on timestamps, By parts based on frame/field numbers, After frame/field numbers, and Before chapters.
With MKVToolnix tools one can get information about (via mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (via mkvextract) Matroska files and create (via mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a new multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. You can find more information about it and its underlying technology, the Extensible Binary Meta Language (EBML), at http://www.matroska.org
tinyMediaManager is a media management tool for movies, moviesets and TV shows, especially for use with XBMC & MediaPortal. It supports importing and exporting of NFO files, downloading of artwork and renaming of media files (along with the corresponding NFOs and artwork). Due to the fact that it is written in Java, tinyMediaManager will run on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX (and possible more OS).
Limitations of the free version: the number of loaded objects/API calls of the scraper (currently 50 movies, 10 TV series and about 50 API calls).
CyberLink PowerDVD is a commercial media player. Several editions of the software are sold including: Ultra, Deluxe, Standard and Live. All editions support the viewing of DVD and Blu-Ray with the exception of Standard.
DVD and Blu-ray disc playback. DTS-HD 7.1 channel surround sound. DLNA Video file playback of formats including mkv, flv, wtv, 3gp and 3g2, and rm, rmvb if RealPlayer is installed. Support for subtitle formats include smi, ass, ssa, psb, srt and sub. 4K UHD Upscaling of DVDs and standard definition video files to HD, including videos from YouTube Support for 3D photos and movies, including Blu-ray 3D. GPU-accelerated conversion of 2D movies into 3D. MoovieLive.com, a CyberLink "web site for collection information and reviews on films played back using the application" that "acts much like CDDB does for CDs, querying the MoovieLive service and downloading any pertinent information on it such as its title, a rating, how many others have watched this movie and so on." MovieMarks, which combines bookmarked movie scenes and review comments which can be shared online via MoovieLive.com. Live Comments, which lets PowerDVD users post opinions and comments to Facebook, Twitter and MoovieLive while a movie is playing. PowerDVD Remote for control of playback in PowerDVD with an iOS or Android device PowerDVD Mobile for streaming playback of content from the PC on an Android or iOS device, and transcoding content to copy to the device.
MadVR, also known as Madshi Video Renderer is much more than a simple video renderer. It uses your GPU to perform resolution upscaling, chroma upscaling, and all kinds of other video enhancements that can significantly improve video quality. MadVR can be used with a few different video players such as MPC-HC and PotPlayer.
MadVR is the last stop before the video is displayed on screen. Prior to madVR the video and audio stream get separated by a Source / Splitter Filter, like FFmpeg. From there the video stream will pass through a Video Codec or transform filter, like CUDA or DXVA2 which can take advantage of your GPU to speed along the playback process.
Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.
The application supports Blu-ray, DVD, Audio CD, and countless other media formats. It can be configured to work with various devices such as TV or HDTV, and supports Direct3D9 Ex Flip Mode and Overlay.
- You can take snapshots of the media you are viewing and save as a JPEG file.
- No need to install different codecs all the time when using the player.
- Provides the maximum performance with the minumum resource using DXVA, CUDA, QuickSync.
- Immersive Viewing Experience with 3D. Supports Various Subtitle Formats.
Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows®. Media Player Classic Home Cinema supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. Based on the original Guliverkli project, Media Player Classic Home Cinema contains a lot of additional features and bug fixes. Plus Media Player Classic Home Cinema is 100% spyware free, there are no advertisements or toolbars.
Development of the original MPC-HC project has ended. The few other developers that were involved have all lost interest.
But don't worry, MPC-HC is still very much alive!
My repository is a continuation of the original MPC-HC project.
I have been involved in MPC development for almost 15 years, even before MPC-HC existed, so consider my builds as the new 'official' releases.
MPC-HC does not have many active developers right now. So don't expect much new functionality or other big changes. The player already is mature and provides all functionality that most people need. MPC-HC is open source, so anyone who is interested can contribute fixes and improvements. You can submit patches to me, and when I think your change is useful, I will gladly include it in a future build.
Several people have already contributed improvements, fixes, and even new functionality.
Very short summary of changes: Includes latest LAV Filters Added dark theme Added video preview on seekbar Added support for new codecs such as AOMedia AV1 Added support for youtube-dl Added support for MPC Video Renderer Added A-B Repeat Subtitle performance improvements Lots of other useful improvements and additions in functionality Lots of bug fixes Lots of crash fixes
Read the changelog for a detailed list.
I will not actively work on new features. So please don't post any feature requests in this topic.
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, fast and powerful media player. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...