Best Free Audio-Video Conversion App for Windows 8 or RT
Format Converter X (705 KB), convert your audio and video files from one format to another easily in a few steps with this app designed with a clean user interface. Currently supported output formats include MP4, MP3, WMV, WMA and AAC, and various source formats such as MP4, MP3, WMV, WMA, AAC, AVI, MPG, MPEG, MOV, WAV, M4V, M4A, AC3 and PCM.
Best Free Computer Piano for Windows 8 or RT
Piano8 (10.5 MB), an acoustic piano app with a full-sized keyboard split into three octaves, with a metronome settable in beats per minute and optional display notation, European notation and keyboard support, good for learning and play, but lacking other features such as record and playback.
Best Free Lyrics Player for Windows 8 or RT
musiXmatch Lyrics (914 KB), browse the top viewed lyrics by country, find lyrics of your music while you play it from within the app, or identify music through the microphone with the Music ID from a rich database of over 6 million lyrics in 18 languages.
Best Free Media Player for Windows 8 or RT
Multimedia 8 (134 KB), easy to browse and play media from your libraries and media servers; create, manage and shuffle playlists, with added features such as convert and trim your videos and music files, play to your DLNA TV or from compatible devices.
PressPlay Video (666 KB), a good alternative to the default Video app for playing your local videos including MKV and FLV files, with advanced touch, mouse and keyboard controls, and an integrated explorer to browse media files in your libraries, external storage and media servers.
Best Free Music Creation App for Windows 8 or RT
Music Maker Jam (84.4 MB), create your own music by combining the song parts and instruments, adjust the key and the tempo, add some spectacular effects in real-time, then save and share your project, or even record your mixes in MP3 format for playback. Pre-made Dubstep, Tech House, Jazz and Rock loops are available for free.
Best Free Music Player and Organizer for Windows 8 or RT
MediaMonkey (10.2 MB), navigate and manage large music collections by artist, album, genre and playlist with this popular app supporting common file formats such as mp3, m4a, ogg, flac and wma. Other features include built-in equalizer, tag editor, access via UPnP/DLNA but Wi-Fi syncing with the desktop version requires an in-app purchase.
Best Free Music Recognition App for Windows 8 or RT
Shazam (1.75 MB), what's that song? Tap the Shazam button and hold your device up to the music or TV to identify a track, read its album reviews and artist biographies, watch music videos or concerts from YouTube, or share tags with your friends. It's pretty fast and intuitive.
Piano Time (4.0 MB), a multi-touch piano comprised of 36 visible keys and 4 selectable octaves, supports touch, keyboard and mouse inputs, a configurable metronome, record and playback unlimited songs, but sharing recordings as MP3s requires an in-app purchase.
Best Free Radio Broadcasting for Windows 8 or RT
TuneIn Radio (5.59 MB), listen to local or worldwide ratio station streams on the web, find an extensive selection of local radio, music, sports, news and podcasts from over 60,000 stations, and set your favorite channels at ease.
Best Free Video Downloader for Windows 8 or RT
YouTube Downloader - TubeSave (611 KB), search and download your favorite videos from YouTube and save them for playback on your device using Video app. You can also choose to download and convert YouTube videos into MP3 and edit track title, artist and album tags for playback in Music app.
Best Free Video Sharing for Windows 8 or RT
PrimeTube (2.3 MB), a handy app to search and watch YouTube videos with an in-app video player configurable for LQ, HQ or HD videos, manage subscriptions, favorites and playlists, record and upload videos to YouTube, and save videos for offline viewing.