App developers have continuously tried to provide us with specialized apps that are the very best at what they do. We have awesome audio players, music players or audio book players, but despite this, the number of apps that offer a complete multimedia experience, spanning across multiple types of media is pretty low.
Good apps that provide these services are even fewer. But in this category, there are some that stand out, and one of them is Multimedia 8 for Windows 10, Windows 8. Many say that it is one of the best multimedia apps they have ever tried, thanks to its battery of features, and I tend to agree with them. Today, we’ll be taking a look at what makes Multimedia 8 for Windows 10, Windows 8 such a great app.
Multimedia 8 for Windows 10, 8 – The Complete Multimedia Experience
Unleash the power of Windows 8 with Multimedia 8, a free media application that allows you to access network media, load subtitles, convert media files, play 3D video, capture from external devices and much more!
For starters, Multimedia 8 for Windows 10, Windows 8 is a free app that can be downloaded by anyone from the Windows Store and it can be run on both Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows RT, which is perfect for both computers and mobile devices. Although it is dedicated for mobile devices, during testing on a Windows 8, Windows 10 computer, the app has performed exemplary.
The main menu of the app is very well designed, offering users access to almost all the features that it has, starting from video playback, audio playback, online playback, media servers or playlists, as well as organized media by the user.
Although a part of the browsing is done via the default Windows 8, Windows 10 file explorer, it does not cover all parts of the app, so on a computer where you keep your media files elsewhere than in the Music or Video folders from User Documents, you will not have the possibility to browse to your music folder. This might come as a drawback, but it can be overcome by creating playlists with other apps or other players and load the playlist files to the app.
The video section of the app is by far the most interesting, as it allows users to play virtually any type of files and load subtitles from your local drive. In the menu located on the bottom right corner of the screen you will find the different options that you might need, these include load subtitles, 3D rendering, zoom and others.
Also on the main screen, users can find other options by scrolling to the left, where the developers have created the Recording Area, where anyone who uses a device (computer or mobile) that has a video camera or a microphone, can record videos or audio as they please. Also here, you can see a list of the recent files that were played.
The developers of Multimedia 8 for Windows 10, Windows 8 have put a lot of work in providing users with an assortment of features that will tend to their every need. The list of features, as provided by the developers goes as follows:
- Play media from your libraries and Media Servers
- SRT and WebVTT subtitles
- 3D video
- Multilanguage media
- Create, manage and shuffle playlists
- Convert and trim media to MP4 and WMV
- PlayTo your DLNA TV
- PlayTo from other devices, such as Windows Phone, to Multimedia 8
- Search your libraries and Media Servers
- Video Stabilization
- Capture audio and video
As you can see, Multimedia 8 has some very interesting features, trying to provide users with all the options they need in order to have a better multimedia experience. From subtitles to video convertion and video players, it has it all. I could go as far as to say that Multimedia 8 for Windows 10, Windows 8 is the all-inclusive package and all you could ever want from a media app.
The latest Multimedia 8 update brings a series of interesting new features and options such as:
- A new browsing algorithm can now process browsing more than 10000 files at the same time
- Playlists now show in all locales
- The app got a faster thumbnail generation algorithm
- The update also fixed a UI bug that broke the app after playing a playlist
- Several stability and performance fixes
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2013 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2013 and was revamped and updated in June 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.