Archive for February 20th, 2003

Alternative players of various formats

Thursday, February 20th, 2003

Ran across an interesting page that has links to all sorts of “alternative players”, along the lines of Video Lan Client.
Just in case the site goes away (don't you hate it when that happens?), here are the links:
K-Lite Codec Pack
This codec pack contains everything you need to be able to playback the most popular audio and video formats.
QuickTime Alternative
With this package you will be able to play QuickTime movies without having to install the offical QuickTime player.
Real Alternative
Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files. This way you can play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player.
VideoLAN [alt]
This is an excellent movie player. It has it's own plugins for playing different movie formats, so it doesn't need any codecs to be installed. It works great for previewing partially downloaded files too.
TMPGenc Plus [mirror]
This program can convert AVI files into (S)VCD (MPEG1/MPEG2). It will only take a few hours to convert a whole movie.
GSpot Codec Information Appliance
Note: This tool is already included with the K-Lite Codec Pack.
This program can tell you which audio and video codecs are used by a video file.
Avi Preview
Note: This tool is already included with the K-Lite Codec Pack.
This great tool can be used to preview your partial movie downloads, even while they are downloading.