If you find the media players and related software designed to turn your PC into a multimedia machine a little underwhelming, then check out our favourite 15 video and audio applications, all of which can handle just about any job you can throw at them. Visit PC Advisor Downloads for hundreds of great software downloads.
Ashampoo Burning Studio 8.0
If you want to rip or burn music or videos, and you're willing to pay for powerful features, give this software (get Ashampoo Burning Studio 8.0 here) a try. It'll do just about everything you need for $50 (£30), including burning audio, data, and video CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs; copying CDs and DVDs; and burning movies and photos. It will also create covers, labels, and booklets, and it's great for creating data discs (including for backups).
If all you want to do is burn ordinary CDs and DVDs, you don't care about extras such as designing and printing disc labels and covers for jewel cases, and you don't need to create animated DVD slide shows with music, you don't need this software - your bundled, free burning software will do just fine. But if you're seeking a program stuffed with extra features, this is a good one to get.
- Make your PC a multimedia powerhouse
- Even more free video software
- GOM Media Player and DivX for Windows
- Great audio apps
- Foxy Tunes and Zune Media Player
- Foobar2000 and WinAmp Full
- Ashampoo Burning Studio 8.0