Audio & Video

ZEE5

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If you are really into your Indian cinema and TV shows, ZEE5 is an app that is probably going to interest you. This is available in both a free and premium version and I have used the app on my ...

Crunchyroll

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Crunchyroll is the ultimate streaming service for people who are huge anime and manga fans. Crunchyroll was purchased by Sony a couple of years back and I feel it has just gone from strength to ...

Amazon Prime Video

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There are so many streaming services these days that I feel like I pay as much now as when I had Sky TV! Anyway, today I am looking at the Amazon Prime Video service and sharing my thoughts on it. I ...

MiniTool MovieMaker 5.0

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MiniTool MovieMaker is about composing videos – and a lot less about editing them (although you can do that, a little). As is often the case with the MiniTool products, it was developed for people ...

Pro Tools

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Pro Tools, a digital audio workstation for Microsoft Windows and macOS, was produced and released by Avid Technology.  It is used in the development and production of music, sound for film, and sound ...

Vidmore Player

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Vidmore Player is a media player that not only plays 4K film, Blu-ray movies and DVD files, but also all common video and audio formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, 3GP, M2TS, MP3, WMA, AAC, and ...

Peacock TV

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The reason that Peacock TV even appeared on my already cluttered streaming radar was that the WWE Network moved their programming there! Peacock is the streaming service offering from NBCUniversal. ...

AnyRec Screen Recorder

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If you need to record what you are doing on your computer then AnyRec is just what you have been looking for. This is free to download (you have to pay for the full version)and it is one of the ...

Hulu

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How many streaming services are there these days!!! I swear, it is like every month there is another streaming service that wants 5 to 10 bucks a month out of me, and today we are looking at Hulu. ...

FL Studio 20.9.0.2748

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Musicians and production professionals alike know how important it is to have competent software that makes working easy, fun, and, most of all, inspiring. FL Studio is a great option for that cohort ...

Paramount+

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Is it me or are there like a million entertainment companies that want 5 to 10 bucks a month out of you? Paramount+, as the name suggests, is the streaming offering from Paramount who has an ...

HBO Max

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You could make the argument that the world of streaming services is getting out of hand! There are some that make you wonder why they exist, but then there are others that are pretty essential and I ...

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.

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