What are the best multi-media software tools for Windows 10 2020? Many people have updated to Windows 10 on their computers. Those people who have purchased new computers are also much likely to get Windows 10 pre-installed. Getting digital entertainment on our computers has been a top choice for our daily leisure. In such case, we need to install some multi-media software tools for Windows 10. In this guide, we would show you some must-have free and professional multi-media software for Windows 10.

Part 1: List of the Must Have Multimedia Software for Windows 10

Firstly, we would like to list all of the must-have multi-media software tools for Windows 10, in both free and professional ways.

Must-have multimedia software for Windows 10 (freeware)

Video tools

Format Factory, Freemake Video Converter

Media players

Windows Media Player, VLC

Audio tools

Audacity, Audio Cutter

Backup tools

FileFort Backup, iDrive

Recovery tools

Recuva, Puran File Recovery

Must-have multimedia software for Windows 10 (professional)

Video tools

Prof. Media

Media players

Leawo Free Blu-ray Player

Audio tools

Music Recorder

Backup tools


Recovery tools

iOS Data Recovery

With all must-have multimedia software tools listed above, we then move forward to the detailed information about these professional and free multimedia software tools below.

Part 2: Must Have Multimedia Software for Windows 10 (Freeware)

Now, let’s check the detail of each must-have multimedia software freeware below.

Video Tools

Format Factory

Format Factory is an ad-supported freeware multimedia converter that can convert video, audio, and picture files. It is also capable of ripping DVDs and CDs to other file formats, as well as creating .iso images. It can also join multiple video files together into one. Format Factory supports the following formats:

Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is a free video converter with a simple design and interface that supports conversion between a massive number of input formats. You can also use it to trim videos, add subtitles, and even burn files directly to a disc. Freemake Video Converter converts nearly any video file to popular formats while supporting a massive amount of input file formats. It can convert video files directly to a DVD or Blu-ray disc, and it provides an option to make a DVD menu when burning files to a disc. It also downloads and alters streaming clips from YouTube and other video sites and extracts audio from YouTube clips.

Media players

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player (WMP) is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-based devices. Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for classic Mac OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has since been discontinued.

In addition to being a media player, Windows Media Player includes the ability to rip music from and copy music to compact discs, burn recordable discs in Audio CD format or as data discs with playlists such as an MP3 CD, synchronize content with a digital audio player (MP3 player) or other mobile devices, and enable users to purchase or rent music from a number of online music stores.


VLC media player (previously the VideoLAN Client and commonly known as simply VLC) is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. VLC is available for desktop operating systems and mobile platforms, such as Android, iOS, iPadOS, Tizen, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone. VLC is also available on digital distribution platforms such as Apple's App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store.

VLC supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. It is able to stream media over computer networks and to transcode multimedia files.

Audio tools


One of the best free audio editors, Audacity is a flexible and powerful tool. For any Windows desktop platform, Audacity is definitely the first choice for free download. The extensive suite of built-in tools makes Audacity one of the preferred choices amongst the users.

Audio Cutter

Are you looking for some app that can help you to edit audio right into the browser? Audio Cutter is one such app that allows you to cut and edit audio Windows browser. It is a completely free app that supports 300 file formats and comes with ringtone quality presets and fade in and out features.

Backup tools

FileFort Backup

FileFort Backup lets you back up files to a BKZ file, self-extracting EXE file, ZIP file, or a regular mirror backup that simply copies the files to the destination.

A wizard walks you through the backup process to help you specify what files should be backed up and where they should go. You can back up multiple folders and/or individual files to an external drive, CD/DVD/Blu-ray, network folders, or another folder on the same drive as the source files.


There’s no more complete online backup storage service than iDrive. The free “basic” plan with 5GB of storage retains the features of the pay plans. Mozy is the only close competitor we’ve reviewed so far, and worth an honorable mention.

The iDrive service comes with backup clients for nearly every PC and device, including Windows Phone—a rarity these days. The company provides additional storage for syncing all your devices and PCs, allows sharing of files with anyone, and has the ability to back up to a local drive. The company also has several affordable pay plans.

Recovery tools


Recuva is a free data recovery software that can free undelete files from the hard drive in Windows 10, recycle bin, and USB flash drive. Recuva free file recovery software is working well in Windows 10, Windows 8/7, Vista, and XP.

Although Recuva can be free downloaded in full version, it doesn’t mean Recuva is completely free. You have to purchase its Professional version to get automatic updates, virtual hard drive support, and premium support. The Recuva free version hasn’t been updated since 2016.

Puran File Recovery

Puran File Recovery is one of the best free file recovery tools for Windows 10, but it only works for the home user, not business or commercial, it also hasn't been updated since 2016. It can recover deleted files from the files system, like NTFS and FAT12/16/32. It supports to deep scan and full scan options for searching, you can preview the recovered files.

Part 3: Must Have Multimedia Software for Windows 10 (Professional)

As an online multimedia software developer and provider, Leawo Software also provides multiple multimedia software tools to help you get better digital entertainment on your Windows 10. Here we also have some must-have multimedia software tools for Windows 10 computers for you.  

Video tools – Leawo Prof. Media

Speaking to media solutions, Leawo Prof. Media is the best and must-have media converter tools that cover solutions upon Blu-ray, DVD, video, audio, and images to help you get improved digital entertainment. As an all-inclusive media converter suite, Leawo Prof. Media enables you to:

  1. Burn video/photos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file.
  2. Download online videos from 1000+ video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
  3. Convert Blu-ray, DVD, video and audio files easily for various ends.
  4. Copy and back up Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer hard drive or blank disc, with high quality disc compression feature.
  5. Turn photos into photo slideshow video to save in 200+ file formats for various media players and devices.
  6. Directly burn ISO image file to blank disc in one click.
  7. Remove CInavia protection upon Blu-ray discs for unlimited Blu-ray movie watching.
  8. Edit Blu-ray/DVD/video files in various ways, like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, adjusting effect, applying 3D movie effect, rotating, merging, etc. You could even edit encrypted Blu-ray/DVD movies with it.
  9. Support 4K MKV/MP4, multi-track MKV/MP4 files for high resolution movie enjoyment.
  10. Play back Blu-ray, DVD, and up to 4K video files.

Without doubt, Leawo Prof. Media is the best media converter suite that offers you all media solutions you need for a better movie night.

Media players - Leawo Free Blu-ray Player

Acting as free Blu-ray disc player, free DVD disc player, free HD video player (free 4K video player), free ISO file player, and free audio player (free music player), Leawo Free Blu-ray Player software contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment. It’s the best free software to play Blu-ray on Windows (including Windows 7, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10). The most important thing is that it’s the first region-free Blu-ray media player in the world that offers totally free service for you to play back encrypted Blu-ray/DVD discs and region-restricted Blu-ray/DVD discs. Different from VLC media player that doesn’t play Blu-ray discs, Leawo Free Blu-ray Player is able to play back Blu-ray discs released anywhere in the world by any movie studios.

Audio tools - Leawo Music Recorder

As to audio tool, Leawo Music Recorder is the ideal audio recording software tool to help you record audio from any source your computer could ever capture. It could record audio from online source like YouTube, radio stations, streaming services and platforms, etc., computer local audio sources, and even external audio streams through microphone. What’s more, Leawo Music Recorder could automatically download and add music tags like artist, album, artwork, genre, etc. to recordings, and enable you to edit these music tags manually. You could apply recordings to iTunes in one click with it.

Backup tools – Leawo iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer provides perfect solutions for iPhone transfer, iPad transfer and iPod transfer issues. It can be used for transferring many kinds of files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs. Leawo iTransfer is helpful for backing up iPhone, iPad and iPod (touch) files to computer. It makes the iPhone, iPad and iPod as flash drives so that users can put anything they want into their iOS devices. Moreover, Leawo iTransfer allows users to manage the playlists of the iOS devices and iTunes within the software.

Recovery tools – Leawo iOS Data Recovery

Leawo iOS Data Recovery is an all-inclusive data recovery software app for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. It could act as iPhone data recovery software, iPad data recovery software, and iPod data recovery software to recover deleted or lost data for all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod, so as to help you avoid data loss due to mistaken deleting or other occasions. Up to 14 types of data could be recovered easily. Leawo iOS Data Recovery is an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch recovery software combo as well as an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch data backup tool.

Part 4: Conclusion

Here we have collected 15 multimedia software tools in free and paid versions to help you get improved multimedia enjoyment on your Windows 10 computer. Actually, there are many more wonderful multimedia software tools for Windows 10 users to install like Windows DVD Maker, Burn, KMPlayer, HandBrake, MakeMKV, etc. Simply taking multimedia entertainment, Leawo Prof. Media is the best all-in-one media converter tool you could get.