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Free Roxio Creator Alternatives

The best free alternative to Roxio Creator is VLC Media Player, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Roxio Creator and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Roxio Creator are GIMP, HandBrake, Audacity and BleachBit.

Roxio Creator alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Image Editors or System Cleaners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Roxio Creator.
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Roxio Creator NXT is the ultimate software suite for DVD burning, video capture, video editing, photo slideshows and more!

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  1. VLC Media Player icon

    VLC Media Player

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Apple Watch
    • Apple TV
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    • Haiku
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightVLC Media Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeVLC Media Player doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableVLC Media Player is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with VLC Media Player.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVLC Media Player can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableVLC Media Player can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KVLC Media Player supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in VLC Media Player without registration.
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    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGIMP supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGIMP is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeGIMP doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableGIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in GIMP, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGIMP supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  3. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeHandBrake doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeHandBrake supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingHandBrake supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceHandBrake either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ PortableAudacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    BleachBit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blackberry
    • PortableApps.com

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBleachBit doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedBleachBit is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ PortableBleachBit can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MPC-HC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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  7. MPV is an audio and movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

    ⚫︎ LightweightMPV consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMPV either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMPV can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    FFmpeg

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFFmpeg either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableFFmpeg is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFFmpeg consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    CCleaner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner.

    ⚫︎ PortableCCleaner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The software tries to install Avast too - Spyware, runs in background and collects information to send to Avast. Background mode can be disabled, but gets re-enabled on each run - Shows pop-up system wide ads from time to time

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  10. Potplayer is a minimalist media player that has an extensive range of configurable options to choose from and lots of functionality.

    ⚫︎ CustomizablePotPlayer is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePotPlayer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freePotPlayer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPotPlayer consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for 4KPotPlayer supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    ⚫︎ PortablePotPlayer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Bundleware

    Several antivirus detect a potentially unwanted application (adware) PUA.FusionCore in the file F.dll dropped by the installer of PotPlayer in the Temp folder. Once that file is blocked by the antivirus, the program is installed with no problems and ads.

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