Nero and ZA should be fine. Freelancer and Freespace 2 seem to be hit and miss, though people have definitely got them running. See here.
Keep in mind that for games, you can always set up dual-boot or possibly virtual machines. As far as video converters, everyone does that, so there is always something available.
Edit: Also, +10 for FS2! It makes me immensely sad to have no FS3 10 years later. It could be so amazing on today's hardware. R.I.P. space combat.