Video Software Players DivX Radium Player

DivX Radium Player 6.4.1 Beta 1 for Windows

by DivXNetworks, Inc.

Avg. Rating 2.8 (30 votes)

File Details

File Size 11.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 9,961
Publisher DivXNetworks, Inc.
Homepage DivX Radium Player

Publisher's Description

DivX Radium Player is a a brand-spankin new update that brings a whole new spectrum of functionality to the venerable DivX Player. It includes Integrated burning, Media Management and Download Management.

DivX codec is based on the MPEG-4 compression standard. This codec can reduce an MPEG-2 video (DVD format) to ten percent of its original size. DivX is a digital video compression technology based on the ISO MPEG-4 standard.

Latest Reviews

billweh

billweh reviewed v6.2 Beta 1 on Mar 30, 2006

I haven't used the program, but the interface looks sharp. Some of the other players out there may perform better, but they look like something written in VB 4.

I wish I could design interfaces that looked this clean.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v6.1.1 Beta on Feb 12, 2006

"venerable"? Honestly....

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v6.1.1 Beta on Feb 12, 2006

First of all they keep saying "10%" of the file size. That is absolutely NOT true. Not even close. Oh, you can do it but not nearly the same quality. I have tested this on my Sony 32" HDTV. To reproduce almost the same quality is closer to 33% with 25% still looking very good (if done right) but noticeably lesser quality. This claim is completely false and they should not be doing it. Try compressing a movie to 10% with the Insane settings (If you can figure out how) 2-pass etcetera and then watch it on an HDTV and you'll see what I mean. On top of the video, they also mean stereo as opposed to 5.1 so it is apples and oranges. (Unfortunately, a low quality movie rip seems to be on a par with looking at my Rogers Cable on my new HDTV. Yech!)

This player is not very good. I find it very sluggish and won't play nearly as many files nor is as flexible as most other players. Try one or all of the following: Zoomplayer, Windows MPC 6.4.8.7, BSPlayer, VLC. (www.free-codecs.com)

DivX has some work to do.
They were NOT ready to charge for the quality of product they have put out there. Nero blows them away in terms of far better software (Nero Recode and Nero Vision) and a superior MP4 codec, unfortunately the files I use are almost all DivX or Xvid.

I've asked around about a player that has DivX HD and DivX Ultra. Such a device does not yet exist because the chip/card has not been built yet. Apparently sometime this year a device will be built.
I hope DivX manages to improve their product without creating hardware and software incompatibilities resulting in new DVD players not properly playing people's Divx and Xvid collections.

Be careful when buying your next player. If in doubt, go to Amazon.com research a divx player and get a cheap one that rates well and does what you need it to do for now as things may change.

citizen420

citizen420 reviewed v6.1.1 Beta on Feb 11, 2006

BLOATWARE- use k-lite mega pack, with included media player classic, and if you need to burn, use nero.

div-x player has gone down the path of realplayer(which always was bloatware anyway)

Frostek

Frostek reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 19, 2005

I think the idea of any media player that incorporates burning software is poor planning - a multi-purpose tool is convenient to some but dedicated applications for specific purposes are always superior.

Also, they need to update the OS support info on the info panel - from the Radium site - "Important notes: Win98 and Me systems are not supported in this release."

I used to use DivXPlayer quite a bit but found it superceded by players such as BSPlayer and VideoLAN.

jada73

jada73 reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 19, 2005

Now this is what i have been waiting for, i'm loving it ....

some guy

some guy reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

orizng you said twice asmuch as real 10 player?
I want to slap you for using real 10 player lol...
use real altenative or media player classic,,they uses 1/3 of real player

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

I agree with photonboy. You really cant compress mpeg 2 DVD video to 10% while maintaining even Fair quality, and thats in both audio and video.

This player is intrusive, slow, and incredibly bloated. I guess the only thing that is even worth prasing this for is the integrated burning. But that doesnt make up the fact that this is a crap piece of software.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

I wish they would quit insisting that they can reduce DVD's to 10% of the size. If you want negligible quality loss it is a max of 16 to 20% at the most. Compress a 4GB movie to 400MB and you'll see that this claim is wrong.
Anyway, I'd stay away from this as it has issues. There's better ways to view and burn your videos.

IgnacioJN

IgnacioJN reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

Still no subtitles for DivX/Xvid files.

Avg. Rating 2.8 (30 votes)
Your Rating
billweh

billweh reviewed v6.2 Beta 1 on Mar 30, 2006

I haven't used the program, but the interface looks sharp. Some of the other players out there may perform better, but they look like something written in VB 4.

I wish I could design interfaces that looked this clean.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v6.1.1 Beta on Feb 12, 2006

"venerable"? Honestly....

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v6.1.1 Beta on Feb 12, 2006

First of all they keep saying "10%" of the file size. That is absolutely NOT true. Not even close. Oh, you can do it but not nearly the same quality. I have tested this on my Sony 32" HDTV. To reproduce almost the same quality is closer to 33% with 25% still looking very good (if done right) but noticeably lesser quality. This claim is completely false and they should not be doing it. Try compressing a movie to 10% with the Insane settings (If you can figure out how) 2-pass etcetera and then watch it on an HDTV and you'll see what I mean. On top of the video, they also mean stereo as opposed to 5.1 so it is apples and oranges. (Unfortunately, a low quality movie rip seems to be on a par with looking at my Rogers Cable on my new HDTV. Yech!)

This player is not very good. I find it very sluggish and won't play nearly as many files nor is as flexible as most other players. Try one or all of the following: Zoomplayer, Windows MPC 6.4.8.7, BSPlayer, VLC. (www.free-codecs.com)

DivX has some work to do.
They were NOT ready to charge for the quality of product they have put out there. Nero blows them away in terms of far better software (Nero Recode and Nero Vision) and a superior MP4 codec, unfortunately the files I use are almost all DivX or Xvid.

I've asked around about a player that has DivX HD and DivX Ultra. Such a device does not yet exist because the chip/card has not been built yet. Apparently sometime this year a device will be built.
I hope DivX manages to improve their product without creating hardware and software incompatibilities resulting in new DVD players not properly playing people's Divx and Xvid collections.

Be careful when buying your next player. If in doubt, go to Amazon.com research a divx player and get a cheap one that rates well and does what you need it to do for now as things may change.

citizen420

citizen420 reviewed v6.1.1 Beta on Feb 11, 2006

BLOATWARE- use k-lite mega pack, with included media player classic, and if you need to burn, use nero.

div-x player has gone down the path of realplayer(which always was bloatware anyway)

Frostek

Frostek reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 19, 2005

I think the idea of any media player that incorporates burning software is poor planning - a multi-purpose tool is convenient to some but dedicated applications for specific purposes are always superior.

Also, they need to update the OS support info on the info panel - from the Radium site - "Important notes: Win98 and Me systems are not supported in this release."

I used to use DivXPlayer quite a bit but found it superceded by players such as BSPlayer and VideoLAN.

jada73

jada73 reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 19, 2005

Now this is what i have been waiting for, i'm loving it ....

some guy

some guy reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

orizng you said twice asmuch as real 10 player?
I want to slap you for using real 10 player lol...
use real altenative or media player classic,,they uses 1/3 of real player

ModderXManiac

ModderXManiac reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

I agree with photonboy. You really cant compress mpeg 2 DVD video to 10% while maintaining even Fair quality, and thats in both audio and video.

This player is intrusive, slow, and incredibly bloated. I guess the only thing that is even worth prasing this for is the integrated burning. But that doesnt make up the fact that this is a crap piece of software.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

I wish they would quit insisting that they can reduce DVD's to 10% of the size. If you want negligible quality loss it is a max of 16 to 20% at the most. Compress a 4GB movie to 400MB and you'll see that this claim is wrong.
Anyway, I'd stay away from this as it has issues. There's better ways to view and burn your videos.

IgnacioJN

IgnacioJN reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

Still no subtitles for DivX/Xvid files.

orizng

orizng reviewed v6.1 Sneak Preview (Beta) on Nov 18, 2005

it requires more than double the memory and CPU to run, compare with Real 10. Dont understand why nowadays softwares are trying to be "flashy" rather than "practical".

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