Audio & Video

Fraps 3.5.99

Editor's choice Fraps 3.5.99

Today we are taking a look at Fraps. This is a piece of software that allows real-time video capture & benchmarking for your video games. It is pretty neat and if you are a video game streamer, ...

VideoPad Video Editor

Editor's choice VideoPad Video Editor

With so many different video editing programs out there, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Today, we are taking a look at the VideoPad Video Editor which is a popular piece of video ...

LMMS 1.2.2

Editor's choice LMMS 1.2.2

My “career” with music production started with Music 2000 back on the original PlayStation. There is just something that is so much fun messing with beats and instruments to make your own songs. What ...

MuseScore 3.6.2

Editor's choice MuseScore 3.6.2

MuseScore is the ultimate program for you musicians out there. This is free to download, free to use and it is completely open-source. This manages to walk that fine line of being very accessible to ...

OpenShot 2.5.1

Editor's choice OpenShot 2.5.1

If you are looking for a video editing program that is packed with features but is also easy to use, OpenShot is for you. This video editing program is free and open-source! The idea behind this is ...

DaVinci Resolve

Editor's choice DaVinci Resolve

Do you like making movies? For all you budding Spielberg’s out there we are taking a little look at DaVinci Resolve. The version we will be looking at is the free version, but there is a DaVinci ...

Streamlabs OBS 1.1.2

Editor's choice Streamlabs OBS 1.1.2

If you are someone looking to get into streaming then you have probably heard about Streamlabs OBS. As well as enticing newcomers, Streamlabs OBS has proven popular with people who have been ...

Shotcut 21.03.21

Editor's choice Shotcut 21.03.21

If you are into video editing then Shotcut is something that you have to download. This is completely free and it is open source too. It works with pretty much everything and it is designed to be as ...

Handbrake 1.3.3

Editor's choice Handbrake 1.3.3

Today we are taking a little look at a piece of software called, HandBrake. No, this does not have anything to do with your car! This is a free-to-use video transcoder that is open source and it is ...

Kodi 19.1

Editor's choice Kodi 19.1

Today we are going to be taking a closer look at Kodi formerly known as XBMC Media Center. I know what you are thinking, Kodi is the thing people use to stream movies, TV shows, and stuff without ...

OBS Studio 27.0.1

Editor's choice OBS Studio 27.0.1

OBS Studio, or Open Broadcaster Software Studio as it is truly known as is a fantastic free program for those of you looking to record your own videos. My son has a YouTube channel that he has a lot ...

Audio & Video software allows you to play with multimedia files. This can be done in one of two ways, You can edit or you can play the audio and video formats. Audio & Video software can be divided into the following four categories:

  • Audio editors,
  • Audio players,
  • Video editors,
  • and Video players.

The fifth category of audio and video software are codecs or codec packs which enable playback of the files. An example of such a piece of software is K-Lite Codec Pack.

Audio editors are tools that let you cut and join audio samples and also add interesting digital effects such as reverb or echo. An example of such software is Audacity or GoldWave. Other audio editors function as digital synthesizers and let you easily compose music. Example: Cubase.

Audio players let you listen to music, which is either stored on a computer hard drive (an example of such a tool is Winamp) or streamed (Spotify).

Video editors are programs that allow you to create y our own videos. Think of such software as Vegas Pro or Adobe Premiere. They have many cool features such as a capability of adding interesting transitions between scenes or having a separate audio track with music that will make your movie a joy to watch.

Video players let you enjoy your movies. These, again, can be streamed – this can be done by the Netflix app – or played from the files stored on your hard drive: VLC media player or KMPlayer or GOM Player.