Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
Free Switched iPhone app - try it now!
AOL Tech

Tag: MEDIA-PLAYER

MonitorES pauses media playback, adjusts IM status when your PC is locked

MonitorES is a tiny Windows application that lets you adjust the behavior of some running applications when you lock your PC. For instance, you can adjust MonitorES to show a screen saver or turn off your monitor to save electricity. The utility also lets you automatically update your instant messenger status, mute your system, and pause playback of 16 different media players including Winamp,...

Media Keyboard adds multimedia keyboard support to VLC, Winamp Classic

Over the last few years a number of computer makers have put out keyboards with special multimedia buttons that let you pause, play, stop, or skip when playing music or videos. And that's fine if you want to use the keyboard to control Windows Media Player. But if you have another Media Player like VLC, Xion, XMPlay, 1by1, or old school apps like Winamp Classic, you're generally out of luck....

Songbird 1.0 RC1 now available

Open source, Mozilla-based media player Songbird is inching closer to version 1.0. This week the team behind the cross-platform application made the first release candidate of Songbird 1.0 available. So what's new in the latest build? First up, Songbird 1.0 RC1 uses GStreamer to handle media playback whether you're running the Windows, Mac, or Linux version of the program. The Songbird team...

VLC 0.9.2 released: New interface, better codec support

The developers behind the popular open source VLC media player have released VLC 0.9.2. The update brings a new user interface for Mac, Linux, and Windows versions of the player. One feature I'm extremely happy to see are playback controls that show up when watching a video in full screen mode. There are also new, simplified settings menus, and new filters. VLC 0.9.2 adds to the already long...

Songbird 0.7 RC1 is out: Mozilla-based music player is growing up

Songbird, the music player built on Mozilla is inching a bit closer towards a 1.0 release. Last night the developers pushed Songbird 0.7 Release Candidate 1 out of the nest, and it includes a whole slew of updates including improved memory usage, UI refinements, and a new setup assistant that makes it easy to import media libraries and configure Songbird to work with an iPod or other portable...

Evil Player: Light weight audio player for Windows

Free media players for Windows are a dime a dozen these days. Or umm, no dimes, because they're free. But while some media players try to set themselves apart from the crowd by piling on the features, Evil Player goes the opposite route. This media player has the simplest interface we've ever seen. Yet it still has most of the features you could need including support for streaming audio, global...

Media Player Classic Home Cinema Edition: All in one media player

Media Player Classic is an audio and video player for Windows that looks like Windows Media Player 6.4, but works a bit more like all-in-one media application VLC. Each application is open source, and each can handle almost any audio or video file you throw at it. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Media Player Classic Home Cinema Edition takes the basic version of MPC and...

aTunes: Cross platform, open source media player

Looking for an iTunes/Winamp/Amarok killer? No matter whether you're a Windows, Linux, or OS X user, you might want to check out aTunes. This media player uses the open source MPlayer engine and is built on Java, which means you can run it on pretty much any devices that supports Java. There's also a Windows installer which makes running aTunes on Windows a snap. The program has all the features...

Kantaris media player makes VLC pretty

While Videolan Client (also known as VLC) is a great cross-platform application for opening pretty much any video file you can throw at it, the interface is a bit sparse. Sure, you can add custom skins, but developer Christofer Persson decided to go a bit further and build a whole new program based on the open-source media player's code. Kantera is an audio/video player that can handle all of...