Multimedia is a simultaneous using different forms of some information presentation and it's processing in a single container. E.g. you can find text, audio, graphic and video information, and also the way of interaction with it on one CD.
For different multimedia files we need different programs. For example, to watch flash-movie we need exactly flash-player, but not audio, or video.
There are a lot of multimedia combines now, that reads many formats, but as a rule each of them has it's lacks, so we have to use different programs, which are the most suitable.
Flash player: Swiff Player 1.7.2
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32-bit English/Russian 4.9 MB (installer)
A software shell for Adobe Flash Player, which allows to play swf-files without a browser.
Flash creation: Vectorian Giotto 3.0.0
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32&64-bit English 8.7 MB (installer)
Freeware application for flash movies creation of any degree of difficulty! It includes almost all the tools needed for everyday work with flash and can be used as by a novice and by professional.
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris English 20.0 MB (installer)
The Flash player from the Adobe corporation. After the installation you won't find the player itself, but it'll help you with the watching SWF-files through the browser.
Audiograbber: Exact Audio Copy 1.3
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Server/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit English/Russian 5.3 MB (installer)
A multifunctional audio grabber which can do a lot except of it's main duties.
Audio player: AIMP 4.51 Build 2080
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit English/Russian 19.2 MB (installer)
A full-fledged free audio player which can almost everything concerning with the reproduction of the audio files.
Audio editor: WavePad SoundEditor 8.27
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Mac Intel OS X/IOS/Android English 1.5 MB (online-installer)
Free application for audio files editing. It has powerful functionality sufficient for the serious tasks solving.
Music player: Nata Player 4.15
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32&64-bit English/Russian 12.7 MB (installer)
An universal player of the audio files with the original interface and the wide amount of abilities.
Text to speech software: Kortana
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 32-bit Russian 12.0 MB (portable)
A Small application which can voice or write into audio file every given text. It may be suitable if your eyes are tired, but you still have to read a lot.
Music Editor: Audacity 2.3.0
Windows XP/Vista (version 2.0.6)/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix English/Russian 34.4 MB (installer / portable)
Free, easy-to-use opensource audio editor.
Partiture: MuseScore 2.3.2
Windows XP/Vista/7 32&64-bit, Linux, Mac OS X English/Russian 75.1 MB (installer / portable)
Free music notation editor that lets you to create scores of any complexity.
Audio Books Listening: WorkAudioBook 4.3.1
Windows XP SP2/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Android English/Russian 1.3 MB (installer)
Simple and easy to use application for playing audio books with the possibility of automatic detection and listening to the individual fragments - phrases or words.
MP3 files editor: mp3DirectCut 2.24
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit English/Russian 0.3 MB (installer)
A small audio editor for the MP3-files direct editing (without deciding). It excludes the quality losses and spares our time.
MP3-files compression: MP3 Quality Modifier 2.53
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32-bit English/Russian 1.0 MB (portable)
A freeware application for rapid mp3-files compression for listening on the devices with a small memory and low quality of the sounding (e.g. on the cell phones).
Music creation: MuLab 7.7.4
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Mac OS X English 32.5 MB (portable)
A freeware application for music creation directly on your computer.
Video mastering: VSDC Free Video Editor 5.8.9
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit English/Russian 40.5 MB (installer)
A free application for video montage. Despite the freeware status, the program has everything you need to create your own movie.
Video player: Daum PotPlayer 1.7.14804
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit English/Russian 26.2 MB (installer)
An universal, practical and suitable video player for viewing all the manner of video files.
Video Editor: Avidemux 2.7.1
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, 32&64-bit, Linux, Mac OS X, PC-BSD English 21.9 MB (installer)
It's a simpler alternative to the free video editor VirtualDub.
Video player: SMPlayer 18.10.0
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Linux English/Russian 39.2 MB (installer / portable)
It's a simple and comfortable video-player. It is based on Windows Media codec pack. But it's easier in use and has a lot of convenient features for video with subtitles. In the opinion of users it's the best player for animators.
DVD burning: DVDStyler 3.0.4
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit, Linux, Mac OS X English/Russian 38.0 MB (installer)
Free application for creation and burning DVD-video.
DVD ripper: AutoGK 2.55
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 32-bit English/Russian 13.6 MB (installer)
A simple and free (GPL license) program pack for converting DVD into DivX and XviD formats (AVI, MPEG4).
Media player: VLC 3.0.4
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64bit, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Android, QNX, Syllable, OS/2 English/Russian 38.4 MB (installer / portable)
An universal media player for video and music playback. It contains a built-in mediaconverter.
Video editing: VideoPad 5.30
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit Russian 5.5 MB (installer)
A free video editor for processing and final compiling video of almost any complexity. The program has an intuitive interface, Russified and supports a huge number of media formats and various effects.
Stream video: RealPlayer Free 126.96.36.1994
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64bit, Linux, Mac OS X, Mobile English 60.8 MB (installer)
A powerful audio and video player supporting almost every popular formats. The main advantage of it is the stream video and audio (on-line real-time watching) playing.
Video Editor: VirtualDub 1.10.4
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7 32-bit English 2.0 MB (portable)
Quite compact for it’s power program for video capturing and editing.
Clips making: UVScreenCamera 5.9
Windows 9x/Me/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit English/Russian 6.5 MB (installer)
Simple and comfortable program for the on-screen actions capturing to the video clips.
Surveillance System: Daria 180
every Windows and Linux English/Russian/Ukrainian 106 MB (portable)
An application for video surveillance system creation.
Visual Novels: Renpy 6.16
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32&64-bit, Linux, Mac OS X Russian 36.6 MB (portable)
One of the few applications designed to create visual novels.
Games development: Game Maker 8.1.140
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32-bit English/Russian 28.5 MB (installer)
A simple freeware constructor for simple 2D and pseudo-3D games creation. Having read an instruction You can create your first game in a few hours.
Flash Games Creation: Stencyl 3.4.0
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 32&64-bit | Linux | MacOS 10.8 and higher English 112 MB (installer)
An application for creating Flash games without knowledge of any programming languages.