If there is one disease that I have, and it is my need for using different software for different purposes. This is especially true in the case of multimedia, i.e.
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC media player comes with tonnes of features.
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This week on Multimedia Monday, we cover a rather small but handy tool. Audio/Video to Exe converts audio/video files to other audio/video formats or selfplaying-executables. The following formats can be converted into exe: 3gp, aac, ac3, aiff, asf, avi, exe, flac, flv, gif, m1v, m2v, m4v, mka, mkv, mov, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpc, mpg, nut, ogg, ra, rm, swf, vob, voc, wav, wma, wmv, wv, yuv Download from Download.
In breaking news, News.com reports that Microsoft has been ordered to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent for the technology used to power MP3 audio in Windows.