Sunday, July 3, 2011

Some Useful Multimedia Tools

Some Useful Multimedia Tools

There are some popular tools for you to open files that you have downloaded. They will be introduced here to make it is easier to enjoy wonderful movies and they all are FREE. I will not post any Non-Free Software here.

Table of Content:

   1. VLC - VideoLAN Player
   2. Download VLC Skins
   3. KMPlayer
   2. FFSJ
   1. 7-ZIP
   2. IZARC

1. VLC - VideoLAN Player
VLC is one of the most popular multimedia player. It can play most of Audio/Video formats: ASF / WMV / WMA/MPEG (ES,PS,TS,PVA,MP3)/OGG / OGM / Annodex/MP4 / MOV / 3GP/Raw Audio: DTS, AAC, AC3/A52/FLV (Flash), ... and much more. VLC player has Windows, Linux, MacOS, Free/Open/Net BSD, Solaris, iOS, OS/2 versions.
The last thing ofcourse is: VLC is totally free.

Download latest version of VLC:

or CLICK HERE [ Downloaded: times ].

Download VLC skins:
To make VLC a beautiful player you could use VLC Skins Package that included a lot of skins for you. Some screenshots for you:

Download all VLC Skins here:

ALL VLC SKINS in A ZIP FILE [ Downloaded: times ]

How to use these skins? 
Put the downloaded VLT files in the following folder:
  • On Windows: the skins folder in the VLC installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\VLC\skins)
  • On Linux/Unix: ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2

Then open your VLC settings and change your interface from native to skins. You can choose your desired skin already there or change it when you are in the skins mode by rightclicking somewhere on the skin and going to Interface>Choose Skin. VLC needs to be restarted to change to skins mode.

3. KMPlayer
Reviewed by: Seth Rosenblatt - CNET editors

Despite lacking a Help file, KMPlayer is one of the most powerful freeware video players we've seen. It includes a vast array of video- and audio-capturing options, as well as skins, a plethora of playback controls and tweaks, and broad DVD support.

Price: Free
Operating system: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/NT
Download KMPlayer here:

KMPLAYER LATEST VERSION [ Downloaded: times ].

These tools are used for open .001, .002, .003, __a, __b, ... files.
HJSplit is a popular freeware program to split and recombine files. The program is available on Windows, Linux and a variety of other platforms.
Why should one want to split and recombine files? For instance, think of a file of 50 Mb, and try to send it to a friend, post it in a newsgroup or upload it to a Website or FTP server. It is usually easier to send/receive, upload/download smaller parts than handle the entire file in one go.


Download HJSplit for ALL platforms here:

HJSplit FOR ALL PLATFORMS [ Downloaded: times ].

2. FFSJ - The Fastest File Splitter and Joiner
FFSJ consists of two main programs: File Splitter and File Joiner. File Splitter enables you to split a large file into small chunks which are easy to be sent and stored, while File Joiner allows you to join these split parts together so that the original file is restored.


Download FFSJ Complete Version here:

FFSJ COMPLETE VERSION [ Downloaded: times ].

WinRaR or WinZip may be the first thing in your mind when you read the title. But as I said at the beginning, I will not post any NON-FREE software here. WinRAR and WinZip are NOT free. So I will introduce some other programs to do these tasks.

1. 7-ZIP
High compression ratio in 7z format with LZMA and LZMA2 compression
Supported formats:
  • Packing / unpacking: 7z, XZ, BZIP2, GZIP, TAR, ZIP and WIM
  • Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, CramFS, DEB, DMG, FAT, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MBR, MSI, NSIS, NTFS, RAR, RPM, SquashFS, UDF, VHD, WIM, XAR and Z.
For ZIP and GZIP formats, 7-Zip provides a compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than the ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip7-Zip works in Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT / ME / 98. There is a port of the command line version to Linux/Unix.

Download 7-Zip Complete Version here:

7Zip COMPLETE VERSION [ Downloaded: times ].

IZArc is the best freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage support.
With IZArc you can open CD image files like ISO, BIN, CDI and NRG. It is also possible to convert such files from one type to another (BIN to ISO, NRG to ISO). 
System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Download IZARC Complete Version here:

IZARC COMPLETE VERSION [ Downloaded: times ].

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