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Hard Disk Drive Video Players Hit The Mainstream

Codec Compatibility

Test format / CodecModix
AC-3yes
3ivx D4no
Canopus Soft DVSDno
DAT CD-Videoyes
DivX 3.11yes
DivX 3.20yes
DivX 4.1yes
DivX 5.03yes
DivX 5.2yes
DivX 6 (.divx)yes
DivX 6 (.avi)yes
DivX 6 with menusyes **
DivX 2-PASSyes
DVD Video (.vob)yes
DVD with menuyes
Leadtools 1.0no
Matroskano
Morgan M-JPEG 3.0no
Motion JPEGyes
MP3 Fraunhoferyes
MP3 Lameyes
MP3 VBRyes
MP3 CBRyes
MPEG-1yes
MPEG-2yes
MS Media Player 9no
MS MPEG4 V1no
MS MPEG4 V2no
MS MPEG4 V3yes
On2 VP3 V3.2no
OGGyes
PCM Audioyes
Sigma Realmagicyes
SVCD (MPEG-2)yes
VOB (MPEG-2)yes
VCD (MPEG-1)yes
WMAyes
XviD MPEG3 V2.1yes
XviD + AC3yes
* video hangs, ** no DivX menu

Conclusion And Rating

Modix HD3510
WeightingFeaturesScore
20%Equipment90%
40%Ergonomics90%
5%Pricing75%
10%Design75%
25%Service90%
Overall Score88%

Modix' multimedia player is the ultimate successor to the DVD player. DVD directories are manipulated and played just like any standalone DVD player, and all functions of a DVD movie can be used without restriction. In the case of DivX coded movies, sometimes movies seem to wobble. However, these files can be converted with Modix' DivX Manager, software that also helps in the case of unsupported video formats. The Web support is as exemplary, as is the incorporation of new DivX codecs. The 6x version was available immediately as a new download; only the new menu and chapter functions of the DivX codec have not been implemented.

The DivX Manager from Modix allows all third-party formats to be converted for the HD3510