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is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to:
  • Record live audio
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs
  • Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files
  • Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds togethe
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording
  • With Lame...convert WAV files to MP3's (reduces the size)

Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Free software gives you the freedom to use a program, study how it works, improve it, and share it with others. For more information, visit the Free Software Foundation. Programs like Audacity are also called open source software, because their source code is available for anyone to study or use. There are thousands of other free and open source programs, including the Mozilla web browser, the OpenOffice.org office suite, and entire Linux-based operating systems

Inserting a media file in PowerPoint has just been taken to a whole new level.  When you insert a media file in your presentation with PFCMedia you are assured that it will play just as you want on both your PC and any other Windows PCs without the concern of what codecs are installed on the receiving PC.
FreePlay Music If you are using Freeplay Music for Educational, Non-Commercial use (limited to student use on school grounds and classroom - non broadcast), then Freeplay's musical compositions and recordings may be used (broadcast, synchronized and/or copied) without fee.

Soundzabound Royalty Free Music supersedes Fair Use in that we fully license the music with unlimited rights for education and sign off that you are protected. Fair Use has limitations in use and states the you are liable should there be a claim. Soundzabound also provides the solutions for:

  • Education Approved Content in a searchable database
  • Artist branding rights not covered under Fair Use
  • User statistic reports
  • Web-based interface formatted for all your production purposes

High Quality Stock Music from professional composers and producers around the world. All music tracks and sound effects are professionally prepared for use.

Search, listen, purchase, and download Royalty Free music tracks, loops, and SFXs instantly. Re-download purchased content for your production at any time!

You can use music and sfxs from our library as many times as you wish in any type of production without paying additional royalty fees - because they're Royalty Free. *

Most of the music themes have different edits, mixes, and music loops that cost less than a full length track. The purchase price includes all licensing and usage fees.

ccMixter ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.
Free Music Archive The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses. Please visit the track page to discover what you can and cannot do with each track.
Flashkit * Site for Loops and FX's
Free Music Project Freeculture.org is building a library of the best free music the web has to offer.
Jamendo Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.
Share your music, download your favorite artists!
pdsounds pdsounds volunteers record free sounds for the public domain.
Video
CamStudio

CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

MovieClip.biz Video Clips Video is an essential element in every effective presentation today. Use our experience where we have developed more than one thousand business presentations. Best employed as introductions or bridges between major presentation segments, movieclips add visual and emotional impact. Use movieclips in small gatherings, where you need to connect personally with a few key individuals, right up to major corporate annual meetings, where you have to command a noisy crowd in a big room.
Free Movie Catalog These free movies and cartoons are available in the public domain, so they can be freely downloaded, traded, transferred to digital devices and edited without a fee or copyright problem. Some movie trailers and videos may only be available for watching online or through a mobile, depending on the source.
Moving Image Archive Welcome to the Archive's Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. Many of these videos are available for free download.
NARA This selection of nineteen "Headquarters Films (HQ)" preserved in the National Archives, represents a series of over 250 titles collected by the NASA Office of Public Affairs between 1962 and 1981. They were produced using footage from the various NASA research facilities and space flight
Internet Moving Images Archive

This collection contains movies that the Prelinger Archives has digitized and donated to the Internet Archive. The films focus mainly on everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in North America in the 20th century. This collection contains 2113 videos.

Open Source Cinema

Open Source Cinema lets you create your own videos online, remix media that you have on your computer, as well as remix other people’s media from places like YouTube and Flickr. You can also connect with others by sending personal messages, commenting on remixes, or even joining projects that others have created.

Public Domain Comedy Video
Not Everything, Just The Best Public Domain Comedy Videos, Free To Download
PPT to DVD

is a practical and easy-to-use application offers a much more intuitional conversion between MS PowerPoint Presentations and Video files. You can either have a MPEG movie or burn a DVD disk as long as there is a valid burner installed on your computer. Video and Audio files are supported, the exports highly preserve the multimedia of the original PowerPoint files. What's more, you are allowed to customize with the background music, voice narration recorded by yourself and much more.

Sevenload

sevenload supports the modern legal management system for the use of photos and videos with Creative Commons licenses.

Adobe Video From planning to playback, Adobe delivers a complete solution for creating and distributing video content. Combining unmatched creative control with industry-leading support for tapeless workflows — including the popular RED camera — and forward-looking technologies that enable you to deliver your work to virtually any screen, Adobe's video solutions give you a competitive advantage.
PPT2YouTube

PPT2Youtube will convert any PowerPoint presentation including audio and video into a movie and help you easily post it into your free Youtube account to share with the world. PowerPoint is easy to use and a powerful/quick way of showing virtualy anything to an audience sitting in front of you. Take your presentation to the masses. With PPT2Youtube, you can upload all of your presentations to the largest free video sharing community on the Internet!

Programs
Easy CD DA Extractor rips audio CDs and converts audio files. The application supports the following formats: MP3 (MP1, MP2, MP3), MPEG-4/AAC (M4A), OGG Vorbis (OGG), WAV, Monkey's Audio (APE), and FLAC formats. The application supports buffer underrun prevention technologies. The program offers multithreaded buffered CD-ripping and encoding, copies "copy-protected" CDs, offers error recovery, reads audio from badly scratched CDs, has the ability to download and upload disc information from/to the freedb, the Internet Compact Disc Database. The Free CD-DA Extractor features volume normalizer and compressor, fade in/out, silence deletion from the start and end of a song, and reads and writes CD-Text.
Roxio empowers you to live your digital lifestyle to its fullest potential. Go beyond just cd burning and now organize, edit, preserve and share your digital photos, music, video and data – all within one integrated product that seamlessly combines the complete versions of the latest, award-winning Easy CD & DVD Creator, PhotoSuite, VideoWave, and Napster brands.
Nero * is a fully enhanced, user-friendly burning software . Not only will you receive a complete solution for burning CDs and DVDs, but also a whole collection of applications catering to all your digital media needs. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Nero 6 Ultra Edition is equipped with different modes for using our software to the maximum capability.