Softpedia Editor's Review for Readon TV Movie Radio Player
Watch and listen to thousands of TV and radio channels all over the world. Record your favorite MTV and radio songs to MP3.
Written by Bogdan Popa on January 31st, 2012
Online TV is not a novelty anymore, as Internet connections evolve and provide the necessary speeds for users to seamlessly play a web audio-video stream. Internet Radio/TV players have their crowned applications as well as any other software category and Readon TV Movie Radio Player sits at the top of the charts, among applications such as TVUPlayer, SopCast, Online TV Player or TVants.
Readon TV Movie Radio Player's installation is clean, yet the program is listed as `ad-supported` on Softpedia because it displays commercial banners within its main interface. The poor looks of the application may not please the eye; however, the sole purpose of this specific type of software does not rely on looks but functionality. Although it supports multiple color themes, none of them revives its default appearance.
The player starts in TV mode and lists the available TV channels in the right panel. You can easily switch to Radio mode or Live Sports as well as search for specific channels. In addition, Readon TV Movie Radio Player features quick filter menus for both Country and Genre, making it easier for you to find something you enjoy watching or listen to.
As you browse the TV channels and radio stations, the application may prompt you to install plugins in order to be able to play the selected stream for you. If you choose to do so, the player automatically downloads and installs the specific plugin and ask for a program restart. This is a great feature, as it doesn't require users to look for plugins in case a stream requires them.
Readon TV Movie Radio Player allows you to record audio streams of provided radio stations as well as external URLs. The Tools menu comes in handy for those of you that look for `Newly added channels`, recording audio from the PC, rip audio CDs or set the time for the computer to shut down. One more feature worth mentioning is the `Adult content filter` - it can be accessed within the Settings window and, provided a password, it blocks the playback of adult and restricted channels.
You may also configure the columns order of the TV / Radio list and choose the preset that fits your style. The categories vary from `Country, Genre, Name` for TV/ Radio and `Rating, Genre, Name, Year` for `Movie On Demand` to `Competition, Match, Time` for the `Live Sports` section.
All in all, the only drawback of Readon TV Movie Radio Player is his GUI. A pinch of style would definitely change things for the better as the core of the application is well thought of. A vast array of TV channels and Radio stations from all over the world as well as a set of powerful features is what this player provides. Where other better looking apps fail, Readon TV Movie Radio Player prevails.
Readon TV Movie Radio Player description
Here are some key features of "Readon TV Movie Radio Player":
· Thousands of TV and radio channels from all around the world.
· Watch latest movies
· Live sports (NBA, european soccer, etc).
· A large variety of genres including movies, comedy, news, general TV, kids, music, pop, jazz, classic etc.
· Record online music to MP3 audio files.
· Record TV into asf fomat video files.
· Adult videos search engine plugin(Thousands of videoss).
· Flash games search engine plugin(Thousands of games).
· Music on demand search engine plugin (Millions of MP3)
· Movie search engine plugin.
· User password protected to disable viewing of adult content.
· Includes all SopCast, ShoutCast and TVU Channels.
· Auto updatable channel lists.
· .NET Framework 2.0
· Windows Media Player 7.0 or above
· Real Player or Real Alternative.
· Adobe Flash Player 10 and above
· Internet Explorer 6.0 or above.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Readon Player now supports BASS API for radio channels. Winamp DSP can be used for BASS playback. In the short future, every radio channels that use WMP or VLC will be changed to using BASS in our database.
· Fix a bug where disabling MSN message does not work.
· Fix a bug caused by 184.108.40.206 where there is a problem when reporting new channels with unicode characters.
· Some other minor changes and bugs fixes.
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime