KutttPech is a MPEG-player in Java, capable of playing MPEG-1 within your browser without downloading any irritating plug-in. It is specialized in handling live MPEG streams, but can play files just as easely. It plays Layer 2 audio on most browsers with java 1.1/1.2 and on all browsers with 1.3. It can cut P-FRAMES and B-FRAMES if the machine is too slow to handle them, so as to maintain a small lag. It can run outside a browser as an application and is reasonably fast.
SynScope is an offline visualization and alignment tool for time-varying signals acquired from multiple sources that may differ in offset and/or sample rate. SynScope allows you to define reference points that correspond to identical events between source pairs. It then estimates the offset and resample rate to link these sources. It maps sample time from one source to the other via a link equation. Signal alignment can be inspected with synchronous visualization or resampling. With synchronous visualization, linked signals scroll together according to the link relation. With resampling, linked signals are resampled to the highest sample rate and offset-compensated.
Xtheater is a media playing tool for Unix. It has a flexible plugin architecture to allow for different UI and playback plugins. It has a plugin for a GTK UI, an smpeg-based plugin for playing mpg and mp3 files, and an AVI plugin for AVI and ASF files. It features seek, fullscreen, doublesize, GL rendering, and more.
WOMP! is a micro Linux distribution on a bootable CD that takes up 13 to 18MB depending on the selected options. It does not install anything on the computer's hard drive, automatically detects your sound card, network card (including PCMCIA), Conexant soft modem (present on most notebooks), or PCMCIA modem. After booting it allows you to play movie and audio files, as well as browse image files on CDs or the local hard drive. It can also play DVDs, VCDs, and audio CDs, and browse the Web over the LAN or using PPP. It can be configured to automatically play content after booting.