100 Open Source Replacements for Audio and Video Tools

Open source applications make it easy to create, listen to and view digital audio and video content.

Animation

1. Blender

Replaces: AutoDesk Maya

Suitable for professional use, Blender is a 3D animation suite that offers modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation capabilities. It also features a customizable interface, and it can import and export from a wide variety of file formats. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

2. Art of Illusion

Replaces: AutoDesk Maya

Art of Illusion isn’t quite as polished as Blender, but its developers claim the latest version (released September 2013) “is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious, high-end animation work.” Impressive examples of artwork created with the tool can be found in the website’s online art galleryOperating System: OS Independent.

3. K-3D

Replaces: AutoDesk Maya

A good option for amateur artists, K-3D boasts an easy-to-use interface and extensive documentation. According to the project website, it “excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.” Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

4. Pencil

Replaces: ToonBoom Software

If you prefer traditional 2D cartoons to the fancy 3D stuff, Pencil might be right for you. It’s not meant as an alternative to professional vector graphics tool like Flash; instead, it’s aimed at those who enjoy playing around with 2D animation as a hobby. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

5. Synfig Studio

Replaces: ToonBoom Software

Unlike Pencil, Synfig Studio does strive to meet the needs of professionals, billing itself as an “industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation.” It helps users save time and money by eliminating the need to animate content on a frame-by-frame basis. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Audio Players

6. Amarok

Replaces: iTunes

This full-featured music player integrates with a wide variety of Web audio services. The latest release adds an updated interface, a new visualization tool, smooth fade-out when pausing music, enhanced MusicBrainz tagging and improved power management. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, iOS.

7. Clementine

Replaces: iTunes

A fork of Amarok, Clementine boasts a fast and easy-to-use interface. It plays audio CDs, locally stored music, streaming Internet radio and podcasts. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android.

8. Aqualung

Replaces: iTunes

Aqualung’s claim to fame is gapless playback, in other words, no awkward pauses between adjacent tracks. It supports most audio formats and plays CDs. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

9.aTunes

Replaces: iTunes

This Java-based music player and manager displays complete information—including lyrics—for the song currently playing. It’s a good option for users with particularly large music collections. Operating System: OS Independent.

10. Audacious

Replaces: iTunes

Audacious is very light on system resources, making it possible to play music and do intensive computing tasks without sacrificing performance. The interface is basic and very easy to use. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

11. Jajuk

Replaces: iTunes

Popular with reviewers, Jajuk makes it easy to sort, search and view large audio libraries. It combines an intuitive interface with advanced features, making it suitable for both light users and power users. Operating System: OS Independent.

12. Jukes

Replaces: iTunes

Designed for DJs and “serious music lovers,” Jukes began life as a Windows application called “Put Up Your Jukes.” It’s since been re-written and released for multiple platforms, but it hasn’t been updated in a while. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

13. Rhythmbox

Replaces: Windows Media PlayeriTunes

Inspired by iTunes, Rhythmbox is a music management system designed for the Gnome desktop. Key features include easy search and sort, visualizations, Internet radio, CD playing and burning, playlists and more. Operating System: Linux.

14. CoolPlayer

Replaces: Windows Media Player

Designed to be super fast, CoolPlayer is extremely light on system resources. It doesn’t have all the advanced music management features in many other applications, but it does play most audio formats. Operating System: Windows.

15. Bluemindo

Replaces: Windows Media Player

Bluemindo “aims to provide a very simple audio player.” It’s customizable, Web-oriented and available in multiple languages. Operating System: Linux.

16. Decibel

Replaces: Windows Media Player

Similar to Bluemindo, Decibel is a simple audio player without other features like content tags and CD burning. Its modular structure makes it easy to disable any unwanted features to free up resources. Operating System: Linux.

17. Zinf

Replaces: Windows Media Player

Zinf offers a simple audio player with powerful capabilities. It supports a wide variety of file formats, and a number of different interface themes are available. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

18. Moosic

Replaces: iTunes

This music player caters to those who prefer to operate from the command line and does not have a GUI. It’s a client-server application that plays most common audio formats. Operating System: Linux/Unix.

19. DeaDBeeF

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerRealPlayerQuickTime

Named for a magic number used in debugging, DeaDBeeF aims to be the “ultimate music player for GNU/Linux.” It also now comes in an Android version. Operating System: Linux, Unix, Android.

20. Qmmp

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerRealPlayerQuickTime

This simple, skinnable audio player supports dozens of audio formats. Its name stands for “Qt-based multimedia player.” Operating System: Windows, Linux

Audio Recorders and Editors

21. Ardour

Replaces: Sonar X3Adobe AuditionSony ACID

Ardour is an advanced, professional-grade digital recording, editing and mixing tool. It supports most hardware and offers features like flexible recording, unlimited multi-channel tracks, unlimited undo/redo, easy import and export, tools for creating video soundtracks and more. Operating System: Linux, OS X.

22. Audacity

Replaces: Sonar X3Adobe AuditionSony ACID

A perennial favorite among Linux users, Audacity makes it easy to record and edit multi-track audio. It’s ideal for hobbyists who want an intuitive product that also includes some of the high-tech features you would find in an application designed for professionals. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

23. Frinika

Replaces: Sonar X3Adobe AuditionSony ACID

Java-based Frinika calls itself a “complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll/tracker/notation editing and more.” It’s another good option for home users. Operating System: OS Independent.

24. WaveShop

Replaces: Sonar X3Adobe AuditionSony ACID

Lightweight WaveShop boasts “bit-perfect” performance, meaning that samples aren’t changed unless necessary. Noteworthy features include unlimited undo, normalizing, fading, sample rate conversion, audio generation, plug-ins and peak, RMS and spectral analysis. Operating System: Windows.

Audio Ripping and Conversion

25. CDex

Replaces: Direct Audio Converter and CD RipperExact Audio CopyAudio Convertor Studio

Downloaded more than 45 million times, CDex is a very popular tool for extracting the digital data from audio CDs and converting it to an MP3 or other compressed formats. It supports many different encoders and multiple languages. Operating System: Windows.

26. Free:ac

Replaces: Direct Audio Converter and CD RipperExact Audio CopyAudio Convertor Studio

Its name is short for “free audio converter,” and free:ac can transform CDs or digital audio files into MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats. It’s optimized for multi-core systems, making it particularly fast, and it also runs from a thumb drive. Operating System: Windows.

Audio Mixing/DJ Tools

27. Mixxx

Replaces: Traktor ScratchScratch Live

Designed for DJs performing live, Mixx boasts a powerful mixing engine that supports most popular audio file formats. Other key features include iTunes integration, BPM detection and sync, and support for more than 30 different MIDI controllers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

28. Mixere

Replaces: Traktor ScratchScratch Live

An older project that hasn’t been updated in a while, Mixere boasts a simple, spreadsheet-style interface. It offers similar capabilities as Mixx, but it isn’t quite as advanced. Operating System: Windows.

29. xwax

Replaces: Traktor ScratchScratch Live

This app is a vinyl emulator that allows DJs to “scratch” digital tracks as if they were on vinyl records. Supported features include needle drops, pitch changes, scratching, spinbacks and rewinds. Operating System: Linux.

CD/DVD Burning

30. AVStoDVD

Replaces: Nero Burning ROMRoxio Creator

Need to burn a DVD? AVStoDVD can convert a wide variety of audio and video media files and simplify the process of creating a DVD. Operating System: Windows.

31. Burn

Replaces: Nero Burning ROMRoxio Creator

This Mac-only tool aims to keep the process of burning a disc simple while still providing lots of options. It supports multiple audio and video formats. Operating System: OS X.

32. InfraRecorder

Replaces: Nero Burning ROMRoxio Creator

For Windows only, InfraRecorder can create audio, video, data or mixed-use CDs and DVDs. It can also erase re-recordable discs and copy discs even if you have only one optical drive. Operating System: Windows.

33. DVDStyler

Replaces: Nero Burning ROMRoxio Creator

If you’re looking to create a more professional-looking DVD, this tool lets you set up attractive menu screens that will work on most standard DVD players. It also supports the creation of digital slide shows. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

34. Cdrtools

Replaces: Nero Burning ROMRoxio Creator

For those who are comfortable working from the command line, CDRtools is a collection of apps for converting and recording CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Under development since 1996, this is a mature tool that has been around a long time. Operating System: Linux.

35. cdrtfe

Replaces: Nero Burning ROMRoxio Creator

This utility can burn data discs, audio CDs, XCDs, (S)VCDs and video DVDs. It provides the same functionality as CDRtools, but runs on Windows. Operating System: Windows.

File Sharing

36. eMule/eMule Plus

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

One of the more popular file sharing clients, eMule (and eMule Plus) boasts an easy-to-use interface, fast performance and good search capabilities. The latest version supports Windows 7 and 8. Operating System: Windows.

37. Ares

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

This file sharing client includes a chat functionality that makes it easy to meet and interact with other Ares users. Other key features include fast downloads, a built-in media player and a helpful library management tool. Operating System: Windows.

38. Shareaza P2P

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

Calling itself the “ultimate P2P client,” Shareaza supports the EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Gnutella2 networks. It also has multiple-source downloads, sophisticated file hashing, global search, customization capabilities, preview filters and more. Operating System: Windows.

39. BitTornado

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

BitTornado is an alternative front-end for accessing the BitTorrent file-sharing network. Be warned that it’s not particularly user-friendly for those who are new to file sharing. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

40. ABC (Yet Another BitTorrent Client)

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

Forked from BitTornado, ABC also supports the BitTorrent network. Features include multiple downloads in a single window, a prioritized queuing system, customizable interface and more. Operating System: Windows.

41. FrostWire

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

FrostWire is a BitTorrent client with a built-in media player. It also plays Internet radio and sends downloaded files to iTunes. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

42. DC++

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

Highly rated DC++ has been downloaded more than 50 million times. It has a basic interface with no ads, and it offers plenty of help for newbie users. Operating System: Windows.

43. ANts P2P

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

Designed to protect users from tracking, ANts P2P promises excellent security. It encrypts all traffic and hides your IP address. Operating System: OS Independent.

44. Mute

Replaces: BearShareBitTorrentiMesh

Like ANtS, Mute focuses on security and privacy protection. Its routing mechanism is based on research into how ants forage for food. Operating System: OS Independent.

Multimedia File Conversion

45. DVDx

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

This tool allows users to copy DVDs, convert videos to other formats, convert DVD audio to digital audio formats, merge and split files and more. It supports most popular file types. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

46. DVD Flick

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

DVD Flick makes it easy to incorporate video files on your system into a playable DVD. It includes the ability to add a custom soundtrack, subtitles and a menu. Operating System: Windows.

47. HandBrake

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

HandBrake aims to be able to convert video from nearly any file format. Basic operation is simple and fast, but it also includes a lot of options for those with more complicated needs. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

48. Media Converter

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

For Macs only, this tool leverages code from ffmpeg, Burn and several other open source tools to convert video files among various formats. It offers a simple drag-and-drop interface and batch processing capabilities. Operating System: OS X.

49. SoX

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

The “Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs,” SoX can convert audio files to and from most file formats and add special effects. It’s a command line program, so you’ll need to be comfortable working without a GUI to use it. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

50. TEncoder

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

Based on FFMpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer, TEncoder is a multi-threaded multimedia converter that supports most file formats. It can run up to eight processes simultaneously and can run two passes to improve quality on converted files. Operating System: Windows.

51. xVideoServiceThief

Replaces: Movavi Video Converter

This tool makes it easy to download videos from Internet sites like Yahoo, Vimeo, and many others and convert them to any file format you like. It’s very popular and has won numerous awards. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Multimedia Players

52. VLC Media Player

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

Extremely popular, VLC can play DVDs, CDs, streaming files and most digital audio and video formats. It can also convert files from one format to another. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others.

53. JuceVLC

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

This VLC fork offers a streamlined, full-screen interface with large font sizes. It’s also portable and can be run from a thumb drive or portable hard drive. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others.

54. FFmpeg

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

This tool not only plays multimedia files, it can also record, convert and stream audio or video. It’s a full suite of tools and libraries for end users and developers working on similar projects. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

55. Miro

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

While many media players place a premium on features, Miro aims to be beautiful as well as functional. It imports files from iTunes and other media management systems, and it syncs with your mobile devices. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS.

56. Banshee

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

Banshee describes itself as “Simple enough to enjoy. Powerful enough to thrill.” It’s a full-featured multi-media player and management system with the ability to sync with smartphones and tablets. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS.

57. Bino

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

Most of the video players on this list support traditional 2D playback, but Bino supports 3D and multi-display video, such as powerwalls and virtual reality interfaces. Key features include dual camera support, scriptability and support for high precision color. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

58. UMPlayer

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

With a huge library of codecs, UMPlayer aims to play anything. Key features include skinnable interface, built-in subtitles search, audio/subtitles sync, enhanced filter rendering, and YouTube playback and recording. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

59. MPlayer

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

Award-winning MPlayer is a favorite among Linux users. It comes in both command-line and GUI-based versions. Operating system: Linux.

60. SMPlayer

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

SMPlayer is based on the code from MPlayer, but it adds an intuitive graphic interface. When you play a file, it remembers your settings—in other words, if you turn off a movie before it is finished, it will start at the same place when you return. Operating system: Linux.

61. ExMPlayer

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

This fork of MPlayer plays 3D video. It can also extract and convert audio files. Operating system: Windows, Linux.

62. XBMC Media Center

Designed for big screens and home theater PCs (HTPCs), this media player comes with built-in support for remote controllers. A large number of add-ons connect it to various services and add functionality. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

63. MediaPortal

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

MediaPortal boldly claims to offer the “best media experience.” Like XBMC it was designed for use on a TV or large screen, and add-ons connect it to various services. Operating System: Windows.

64. Totem

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

Totem is the Gnome desktop’s movie player. It includes features like playlist, full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, keyboard navigation and a Firefox plug-in for watching movies in your browser. Operating System: Linux.

65. Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

If you remember the old version of Windows Media Player fondly, you’ll probably like this app, which attempts to recreate that experience. Because it’s very lightweight, it’s a good option for older or underpowered systems. Operating System: Windows.

66. xine

Replaces: Windows Media PlayerQuickTimeiTunes

Xine is a fast, extensible player that supports a wide range of file formats. Capabilities include a skinnable GUI, Linux InfraRed Control support, closed caption support, playlists, audio resampling, fullscreen display and more. Operating System: OS X, Linux.

Multimedia Library Management

67. Data Crow

Replaces: MediaMan

If your inner librarian has been wanting an application that makes it easy to catalog your music, videos, books, video games and other stuff, Data Crow might be for you. It creates an easy-to-use database for organizing just about anything you collect—and if you loan things to friends, it can even track who borrowed your stuff. Operating System: OS Independent.

68. Wwidd

Replaces: MediaMan

This app, which integrates with VLC Media Player, strives to be “Del.icio.us for your video collection.” Use it to organize, tag and search your video library. (Source code is available through GitHub.) Operating System: Windows, OS X, Linux.

Music Composition and Production

69. Hydrogen

Replaces: DrumCore

Turn your Linux/Unix system into a full-featured drum machine. The latest version includes a sample editor, time stretch and pitch functions, playlists, a director window with a visual metronome and more. Operating System: Linux.

70. orDrumbox

Replaces: DrumCore

Java-based orDrumbox includes features like auto-composition, poly-rhythms, an unusual arpeggiator, automatic sounds/track matching, custom softsynths, lowfi rendering and more. There’s a “lite” online version so you can try it out before you download. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

71. Linux MultiMedia Studio

Replaces: FL Studio

Designed as a free alternative to FL Studio, LMMS allows users to create melodies and beats, synthesize and mix sounds, and arrange samples. It works with MIDI keyboards and comes with a lot of built-in plugins, presets and samples. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

72. TuxGuitar

Replaces: GuitarPro

TuxGuitar lets you create and playback tab scores. Features include multi-track display, auto-scroll, effects and import/export to popular audio file formats. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

73. MuseScore

Replaces: Finale

There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on software that creates sheet music. MuseScore makes it easy to “create, play and print beautiful sheet music,” and it’s absolutely free. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Operating System

74. Ubuntu Studio

Replaces: Microsoft Windows

This variant of Ubuntu Linux is specifically designed for multimedia content creation. It includes tools for audio and video production, graphic design, photography and publishing, and it’s supported by Canonical.

75. Dyne:bolic

Replaces: Microsoft Windows

This multi-media friendly version of Linux is designed to run from a live CD. Because it’s very lightweight, it can run on older systems or even an Xbox.

76. Musix

Replaces: Microsoft Windows

Despite the name, this operating system includes tools for graphic design and video editing as well as music production and audio editing. It’s based on Debian and runs from a live CD.

77. 64 Studio

Replaces: Microsoft Windows

Another Debian/Ubuntu variant, 64 Studio is optimized for multimedia and digital content creation. It hasn’t been updated in a while, but paid support is available.

Screen Video Capture

78. CamStudio

Replaces: Camtasia

Need to record what’s happening on your screen? CamStudio makes AVI videos of on-screen activities, including sound. It’s a good option for educators, trainers and tech support staff. Operating System: Windows.

79. Krut Computer Recorder

Replaces: Camtasia

Java-based Krut records both audio and video and creates wav and mov files. Key features include support for two different frame rates, moveable recording areas, timer controls and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux OS X.

80. Webinaria

Replaces: Camtasia

Webinaria not only allows users to record screen video, it also allows them to share videos on its website. It includes a rating and comment system. Operating System: Windows, Linux OS X.

 

Server Software

81. Ampache

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

Ampache allows users to set up their own streaming servers so that they can see and hear their audio and video files from any device. Note that in order to use it you’ll need your own Web server running Apache, Nginx or similar software. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

82. VideoLAN

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

VideoLAN can stream “MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestrial television channels and live videos on the network in unicast or multicast.” It comes bundled with VLC Media Player. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

83. Subsonic

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

Calling itself the “most complete personal streaming system,” Subsonic offers a huge range of features for setting up your own streaming server. Download the free version or use the premium version for $1 per month. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Roku, others.

84. AmpJuke

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

Designed to perform well even on older, slower systems, AmpJuke is an audio-only streaming solution that lets you listen two different ways: each end user can select which music he or she wants to hear or you put together a broadcast, similar to a traditional radio show, where everyone hears the same thing. It can run over the Internet or a LAN. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

85. Mp3dj

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

This Java-based app also supports audio files only. Use it to search, browse and play your MP3 collection from any Internet-connected device. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

86. kPlaylist

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

PHP-based kPlaylist makes it easy to manage and listen to your music collection via the Web. It can also work with video files, and it supports multiple users. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

87. Darwin Streaming Server

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

This open source application was developed by Apple and is built on the same code as the QuickTime Streaming Server. It supports QuickTime and MPEG-4 media formats. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

88. Universal Media Server

Replaces: HelixAdobe Media ServerQuickTime Broadcaster

The Universal Media Server allows you to stream videos from your PC so that you can watch them on your TV or other devices. It supports UPnP and DLNA, and it can handle most common types of media files. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Subtitles

89. Amara

Replaces: Softel SwiftEZTitles

Award-winning Amara claims to be “simply the best subtitling toolset in the world.” The organization also offers paid pro and enterprise versions, which are used by companies like TED, Netflix, Udacity, Twitter, Mozilla and many Hollywood production companies. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

90. Jubler

Replaces: Softel SwiftEZTitles

Create subtitles from scratch or edit existing subtitles. Includes real-time preview, spell check, translation mode and more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

91. Subtitle Workshop

Replaces: Softel SwiftEZTitles

This app can create, edit and convert text-only subtitles. Key features include a customizable interface, support for multiple languages, automatic durations, smart line adjusting, spell check and more. Operating System: Windows.

Video Editing

92. Cinelerra

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

Designed to be “useful and fast,” Cinelerra invites users to “unleash the 50,000 watt flamethrower of content creation in your Linux box.” It includes a long list of features and built-in special effects. Operating System: Linux.

93. CinelerraCV

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

This community-focused version of Cinelerra offers some advanced features and help that isn’t available with the standard version of Cinelerra. As new features are added to the regular version, they also get added to this community version. Operating System: Linux.

94. OpenShot Video Editor

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

Very easy to use, OpenShot is a good option for people who are new to video editing. It exports completed videos to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360 and several other common formats. Operating System: Linux.

95. Kdenlive

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

Both intuitive and powerful, Kdenlive offers multi-track video editing with some advanced features. It supports a wide range of codecs and formats. Operating System: Linux, OS X.

96. Avidemux

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

Best for simple cutting, filtering and encoding projects, Avidemux isn’t quite as full-featured as some of the other applications on this list. However, it does have some helpful automation, queuing and scripting capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others.

97. Pitivi

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

This new video editor hasn’t released a 1.0 version yet, but it’s under very active development. It offers an intuitive, very stylish interface plus a full slate of features. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, others.

98. VirtualDub

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

VirtualDub also offers video capture and processing capabilities without all the advanced editing capabilities of some other tools. Thanks to its batch processing features, it can handle large numbers of files at once. Operating System: Windows.

99. PhotoFilmStrip

Replaces: Adobe Premiere

Want to turn your photos into a video slide show? PhotoFilmStrip makes it easy to showcase your pictures and move across them with the “Ken Burns” effect. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

100. LiVES

Replaces: Resolume Avenue 3AVMixer

LiVES serves two different functions: standard video editing or live video mixing performed by VJs. It makes it easy to mix, switch and add effects in real time. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.