VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Tool Description as in http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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MediaCoder is a universal media transcoding software actively developed and maintained since 2005. It puts together most cutting-edge audio/video technologies into an out-of-box transcoding solution with a rich set of adjustable parameters which let you take full control of your transcoding.
Tool Description as in http://www.mediacoderhq.com/
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Avi2Dvd is an All In One tool that converts with just few clicks any Avi/Ogm/Mkv/Mp4/Wmv/DVD to DVD/SVCD/VCD. Supports multiple audiostreams and up to three textual external subtitles.
Tool Description as in http://www.trustfm.net/software/video/Avi2Dvd.php
Any Video Converter
Any Video Converter takes videos from your computer or downloaded from the Internet and converts them into just about any format you’d like. Any Video Converter is designed with no limitations and zero costs. It lets you effortlessly convert any video files to any format for FREE.
Tool Description as in http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/
Videora Converter is a free video converter that converts video files, YouTube videos, movies and DVD’s so you can play them on your video playing device. The software can convert all types of video files (avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mpeg, DVD’s, YouTube, etc.) into the proper video formats that play on your video playing device.
Tool Description as in http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/
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HeyWatch offers developers with a cloud-based platform that enables its users to incorporate video encoding services into third-party applications. The platform features multi-screen transcoding, testing environments, and transferring services. HeyWatch offers tools such as API request builder, Webhook inspector, and URL debugger.
Tool Description as in https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/heywatch#/entity
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When you don’t want to mess with installing software to grab that priceless YouTube clip before it gets yanked, head over to web site VidDownloader which sucks in videos from all the big streaming sites (YouTube, Google Video, iFilm, Blip.TV, DailyMotion, etc.), converts ’em for you to a playable format and offers them for download.
Tool Description as in http://lifehacker.com/316478/top-10-free-video-rippers-encoders-and-converters
Here is the thing: you just got a new iPod and you want to watch some videos on it. You can transfer video podcasts or buy videos from the iTunes store. You can also use a tool like iSquint to convert any video you have to play on your iPod. The small and modest application actually works quite well.
Tool Description as in https://isquint.en.softonic.com/mac#app-softonic-review
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DVDShrink is Windows software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc. DVDShrink is Windows software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc.
Tool Description as in http://www.dvdshrink.org/
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HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
Tool Description as in https://handbrake.fr/
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