Long time ago GNOME Files (Nautilus) had the ability to handle custom annotations attached to files and directories. This ability has slowly gone lost in the folds of time. Things however are rarely really unlearned, and an ability rarely goes away for good. Nautilus Annotations brings back Nautilus' annotation capabilities. It exploits the same machinery that was used back then: that of relying on GIO to store custom information about a file or a directory.
Parole is the video and media player for the XFCE4 desktop. It has a simple and unobtrusive interface, utilizes GStreamer for maximum audio/video format coverage, and requires few resources. It provides a couple of plugins however, such as notifications and systray integration or remote control support.