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Ninite is the easiest way to install software.
I get opera, winrar, qbittorrent, vlc, steam, audacity, spotify, java, net runtime, python, notepad++ and malwarebytes from Ninite.
The sane way to manage software on Windows.
If you want a Linux like experience you can install Chocolatey and make a script that will install everything for you while you sip your coffee.
MPC-HC, the free, open source media player for Windows. DownloadsNote. Supported Operating Systems: Windows® XP SP3 .
That is kinda sus. On https://mpc-hc.org/ it's said that it's not under development since 2017.