Multimedia Downloads – Audio, Video & Image
Audacity – Popular, Open source software for Recording and editing sounds.
VLC Media Player – Free multimedia player for various audio & video formats including DVDs.
Combined Community Codec Pack – Install CCCP and you can play video DVDs in Windows Media Player if you haven’t installed another DVD decoder. (strange looking website, but good software).
K-Lite Codec Pack – Collection of codecs that are required for decoding (playing) many audio & video formats
DVD Flick – Will take almost any video files stored on your computer and burn them to a DVD that you can play on your DVD player.
MP3myMP3 – Free Recording Software lets you record the sound being processed by your sound card and save your recording directly to MP3 or WAV format. Records from any source (microphone, streaming audio, Skype calls, etc).
VirtualDub – Video capture and editing for AVI files.
Youtube Downloader – Download, convert and play videos from YouTube and most everywhere else too. Download for free and watch later or on other devices.
Free Hi-Q Recorder Free sound recorder to record streaming audio, Internet radio, music, webcasts, or anything you can hear to MP3s.
paint.net – Very good FREE image and photo editing software.
GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program. Photo retouching, image authoring…