Download DvPlayer

After grumbling about the lack of apps with support for easy DV playback to some of my fellow Windows Media MVPs, I was greeted with this clever solution from The March Hare. It recognizes FireWire connected DV cams automatically. The app supports full VCR-style control over DV tape playback, including single-frame forward and reverse. You can copy a single from to the clipboard. The app also supports devices like Webcams, if you change a setting. It scales properly when monitor resolution is swapped and the app will display video in fullscreen mode. All video playback maintains proper aspect ratio, so there's no weird issues with widescreen video being stretched to fit your standard 4:3 monitor. [Windows XP $0.00]