Video Recording

BB Express

Record your screen, sound and webcam. Share movies with 1 click upload to YouTube and other video sharing sites. Save movies in Flash or AVI. This is a serious professional software to rival Camtasia and its totally free to download and use. This is a must have software for anyone not using Camtasia

Cam Studio

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). This is a very good second to BB Express but BB just shades it for me

Video Editing

The Video Editing section provides the best free and open source alternatives for editing videos.


Jahshaka is a video and film compositing, editing and special fx system that uses OpenGL & OpenML hardware rendering to give operators real time interactivity. The system is cross platform, and also includes full CG, paint and image processing modules.


Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in Raw DV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings.

Web Editing

The Web Editing Software section provides a variety of web editing applications including HTML, CSS, and WYSIWYG editors. This includes several open source alternatives to Adobe Dreamweaver.


KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.


Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.

Audio Editing

The Audio Editing section provides the best free and open source alternatives for editing Audio.


Unlimited audio tracks and buses. Non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo. Anything-to-anywhere signal routing. Unlimited pre- and post-fader plugins.32 bit floating point audio path. Automatic track delay compensation. Sample accurate automation.

Mp3 direct cut

mp3DirectCut is a fast and extensive audio editor and recorder for compressed mp3. You can directly cut, copy, paste or change the volume with no need to decompress your files for audio editing.

Mp3 split

Mp3splt-project is a utility to split mp3 and ogg files selecting a begin and an end time position, without decoding. It’s very useful to split large mp3/ogg to make smaller files or to split entire albums to obtain original tracks.

Media Players

The Media Player section provides the best free and open source alternatives for playing video and audio.


XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world.

Tag Scanner

TagScanner is a multifunction program for organizing and managing your music collection. It can edit tags of mostly state-of-the-art audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform any transformations of the text from tags and filenames.

Media Conversion

The Media Conversion section provides the best free and open source alternatives for converting different kinds of media files.


Convert video free to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, 3GP, DVD, MP3, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Android, rip & burn DVD, convert to Flash FLV & SWF, burn Blu-ray, and upload to YouTube with our free video converter! Freemake Video Converter is designed without any limitations and hidden costs. This is freeware of new level, which offers a quality alternative to paid products.


HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.

Burning Software

The Burning section provides the best free and open source alternatives for burning both DVDs and CDs, this includes several open source alternatives to Nero Burning ROM.


InfraRecorder is a free CD/DVD burning solution for Microsoft Windows. It offers a wide range of powerful features; all through an easy to use application interface and Windows Explorer integration.


K3b was created to be a feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application.

Mind Maps and Diagrams

The Mindmaps & Diagrams section provides the best free and open source alternatives for creating both mindmaps and different kinds of diagrams, including several open source alternatives to Microsoft Visio.


StarUML is an open source project to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform. The goal of the StarUML project is to build a software modeling tool and also platform that is a compelling replacement of commercial UML tools such as Rational Rose, Together and so on.


Welcome to Dia’s new homepage. Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Unix, and Windows, and is released under the GPL license.

Portable APP Suites

The Portable App Suites section provides the best free portable application suite downloads.

Lupo Pen Suite

Lupo PenSuite is a completely free suite of portable programs and games. This Suite is designed to simplify the user’s life, by collecting the best suites and portable applications available on the Web.

Nir Launcher

NirLauncher can be used from USB flash drive without need of any installation. NirLauncher and all the utilities in the package are completely freeware, without any Spyware/Adware/Malware.


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