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Best programs in each category.

Discussion in 'Software' started by TheNewbAvenger, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. TheNewbAvenger

    TheNewbAvenger Private E-2

    I know... the question is a little generic...

    Best video player?
    - VLC media player
    - GOM Player
    - Zoom Player

    Freeware antivirus software?
    avast! 4 Home Edition vs. Avira AntiVir Personal FREE Antivirus

    Paid antivirus software?
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus Home Edition vs. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0

    Best codec pack?
    - XP Codec Pack
    - K-Lite Codec Pack Basic
    - Matroska Pack
  2. Lev

    Lev MajorGeek

    What are your performance measures to define "best" in each category, otherwise all you are going to get is a list of people's personal favorites.
  3. TheNewbAvenger

    TheNewbAvenger Private E-2

    Well, I suppose for video players:
    What plays the most amount of video files, and good subtitle support. Oh, and features.

    For antivirus protection, NOT just scanning for viruses, and the like. I'm talking about proactiv protection; how the program would cope if a virus were to be installed.

    And for best codec pack, whichever one allows the most playback amount of video files.
  4. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Welcome, TheNewbAvenger, to Major Geeks.

    Probably not exactly what you are after, but a good place to start is the "Must Have Free downloads" at http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20
    for lots of good FREE stuff.

  5. Dreamer

    Dreamer Corporal

    Your best bet for free anti-virus would be avast. Paid anti-virus is definitely Kaspersky. K-lite has the best codec pack I've used.
  6. Adrynalyne

    Adrynalyne Guest

    Try .rm.

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