Well, the old thread had died and the useful bits in it were all scattered about. Thus, I compiled them all into one quick reference for y'all. Enjoy! A/V-Related Audacity - Sound recorder and editor. Avidemux - A simple video editor CDex - Rips CDs to many different formats. Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) - Codecs for obscure video formats often used in distributed Anime fansubs/fandubs. dbpoweramp - File format converter. FairStars CD Ripper - Rips CDs to many different formats. ffdshow - Codec pack supporting a large number of formats. FileWriter Output Plugin for Winamp - Writes .WAV, .MP3, and everyone's (read: every geek's) favorite, .OGG from anything playable in Winamp. Requires lame.exe and oggenc.exe. Foobar 2000 - Low-footprint A/V player. Gspot - Checks video files against compatible video codecs on the system. Easy Audio Copy - Rips CDs to many different formats. Matroska Pack - Codecs for obscure video formats often used in distributed Anime fansubs/fandubs. Media Player Classic - Small-footprint media player with support for a large number of formats. MP3Gain - MP3 volume normalizer. MPlayer - Video player, recorder, and encoder. Quicktime Alternative - Plays QuickTime formats and also supports embedded contact. Highly customizable A/V player Real Alternative - Plays Real-based formats without the bloat of Real software. VCDGear - Converts VCD, SVCD, and BIN/CUE files into MPEGs. VirtualDub - Video capture and processing utility. VLC - Video player with built-in codecs. Winamp - Highly customizable A/V player. XMMS - Plays OGG and MP3 streams. Disc Utilities Daemon Tools - Mounts and runs CD images virtually from the hard drive. DeepBurner - Disc burning tool. ImgBurn - Image burning tool. dvd+rw-tools - DVD burning tools. DVDShrink - Back up DVDs onto a single DVD with negligible quality loss. K3b - Drag and drop disc burning for Linux. File Sharing FrostWire - Java-based BitTorrent client. BitTornado - BitTorrent client. DC++ - DirectConnect clone. eMule - Accesses the eDonkey network. FrostWire - Feature-filled file-sharing client, good for those concerned about LimeWire's propensity for spyware. LimeWire - Feature-filled file-sharing client. PeerGuardian - Provides security for P2P clients. Shareaza - Gnutella/Gnutella2 client. Soulseek - Good for obscure music and full albums. Transmission - BitTorrent client for Unix-based systems. Mac client is a Good Mac Citizen. µTorrent - Small BitTorrent client. File Utilities 7-Zip - Extracts ZIP, RAR, TAR, CAB, 7Z, and other popular compression formats. QuickPar - Data recovery tool. UnFREEz - Animated GIF creation tool. Gaming Cube - High-quality FPS in a relatively small download footprint. Home of the Underdogs - Archive of Abandonware - games no longer supported by or from no longer existant companies. Sauerbraten (Cube 2) - High-quality FPS in a relatively small download footprint. Soldat - A unique sidescrolling multiplayer shooter. Image Tools GIMP - Fully-featured image editor; comparable to and supports formats from Adobe Photoshop. GIMPShop - Fully-featured image editor; aims to closely match the Photoshop experience up to and including its image formats and plugins. gphoto2 - Provides digital camera access. GQview - Single-click image viewer. Inkscape - Alternative to Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe Illustrator. Irfanview - Image viewer, converter, editor. Paint.NET - A stepping stone between Microsoft Paint and programs like Adobe Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro. PhotoFiltre - Easy to use image retouching program.