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Dimo 8K Player 4.5.0 Giveaway
$59.95
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Giveaway of the day — Dimo 8K Player 4.5.0

A powerful player capable of handling almost all kinds of videos.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 56 (75%) 19 (25%) 39 comments

Dimo 8K Player 4.5.0 was available as a giveaway on May 17, 2019!

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$25.95
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Your Must-have tool for SD/HD/4K FLV Video Processing

A powerful player that could play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO file, DVD and common SD/HD and H.265/HEVC encoding 4K videos smoothly.

Main features:

  • Get vivid visual/audio effect to play H.265/HEVC encoding 4K or HD/SD videos
  • Open Blu-ray/DVD (folder)/ISO whether it's DTS or Dolby TrueHD
  • Make animated GIF file for sharing in less than 30 seconds
  • Loop whole video or some section of video when watching movies
  • Record what's happening on the screen as a straightforward video
  • Add a bookmark of the video for watching later

System Requirements:

Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

Publisher:

Dimo Studio

Homepage:

https://www.mediadimo.com/8k-player

File Size:

50.2 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#19

I'm not certain if Dimo 8K is still registered as it did not come-up with anyway to register it with the serial number when I ran the program. Maybe it just updated itself from a older version.

Brian

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

I honestly have problems with some of the comments about registering products. Don't people read the THE INSTRUCTIONS given. Example this one such instructions. 1 go to the site given in the readme, 2 enter email, click GET LICENCE CODE, 3 a window with the licence key is displayed, 4 copy the code, 5 run the player and right in the middle of the open program is a area for you to paste code into. Rasy Peasy. Not that difficult for a FREE programme.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Gordon, your instructions were clearer than the instructions given by GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Nemo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Gordon,

When I ran the player I don't get anywhere to enter the code. No pop-up window if you that's what is meant to happen

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Nemo,
Thank you. One of the unfortunate consequences of 30 years teaching. I trust I wasn't too abrupt with my comment, but it seems to be almost a daily occurrence.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

Everything you need to know about 4K. For 8K in "consumer electronics" it is still a little too early.

https://4k-uhd.nl/

Reply   |   Comment by Edwin Atkins  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

After downloading, installing and confirming, the player doesn't seem to work. The audio plays, but no video.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Tarno  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

Why does Dimo keep listing this or naming this software as an 8K player? There aren't to my knowledge any 8K videos in existence that most of you and I have access to. And, even if they were, the highest quality videos that it can play are up to 4K. Due to the different releases that I keep seeing of this software as a GAOTD offering, why can't this company be fair and call it DIMO 4K Player v.x.x.x, and then when 8K does become available create a brand new Dimo 8K Player 1.0.0? I know this is a somewhat picky question, but I feel that by naming it as an 8K player, Dimo is being somewhat deceptive in their naming. Has anyone else given this some thought?

I will now step down off my soapbox. lol

Reply   |   Comment by Starchild  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Starchild, There are a lot of 8K videos available on sites like Vimeo. And people create their own 8K and 16K videos.

Reply   |   Comment by BCE  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

BCE, Then you need an 8K 7680x4320 pixel (pc) screen to view video of that quality. As far as I know, they are not there yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Edwin Atkins  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

BCE, I did not know that. What player will play these videos? Not that it really matters on regular laptops or even 4K televisions. I still believe that Dimo is being misleading.

Reply   |   Comment by Starchild  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Well, I'm missing something: got the registation code with no problem, but where do you insert it?

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin Harlowe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I can't see anywhere. I already had an older version installed so I reckon the registration carried over to this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

8K player, play what and where?
There is not much 4K around and most people are still on 1K TV.
I am happy with VLC as my play all player on my laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

john,
There are plenty of 4K video cameras these days.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Think of the *8K* in the Dimo 8K Player as just part of the name. *If* you had 8K video files, and an 8K display, Dimo or VLC or a bunch of other players can handle it. 4k Blu-ray is more rare than regular 1080p, is more expensive, requires a more expensive standalone player, and hasn't achieved anywhere near the limited adoption or popularity of regular Blu-ray, so I think most people will use the Dimo 8K Player with standard 1080p Blu-rays, and that's fine. It'll still look good on a 4k TV, which are increasingly common -- how good it will look depends on the upscaling capabilities of that TV.

While the Dimo 8K Player has some extra features, like screen recording, that many won't bother with, it advertises Blu-ray/DVD support, which if you carefully read the feature list for VLC, is missing. Blu-ray discs use heavy amounts of DRM, which most players cannot handle -- VLC for example works with Blu-ray discs that have been copied with that DRM removed. So you either use special software to copy your Blu-ray discs, then use whatever player you like, or use Blu-ray player software that can handle the DRM.

Note: Cyberlink pays the necessary licensing fees so PowerDVD Ultra can handle Blu-ray DRM the same way as a standalone player. IOW it obeys it. Software that removes or bypasses that DRM, including players where those licensing fees have not been paid, will not always work, at least on the newest DRM until it's been figured out, so that's something to bear in mind if you rush out & buy or rent a movie the day it's available. OTOH Blu-ray DRM doesn't always work like it's supposed to, and can sometimes give you problems using a standalone player or something like PowerDVD Ultra.

The Blu-ray discs you buy use a Java-based menu system. Player software like PowerDVD Ultra can handle those, though some may find it a bit clunky opening a 2nd, smaller window with the navigation buttons you'd find on a remote control. Some other players, including VLC, now support Blu-ray Java menus, IF you install the 32 bit version of Java, which lots of people will not. The web site & manual for Blu-ray/DVD support are silent on the matter -- you likely just have to select the video title, e.g. movie or special feature, that you want to watch.

PowerDVD Ultra has options to improve the picture, or you can use madVR &/or the LAV Filter software, and some players have those last 2 built in. How much it matters depends on both your eyes and the TV you're using. How well, or if it works depends on the CPU/GPU of the PC. It doesn't take a lot of horsepower to play Blu-ray, though dual channel RAM definitely helps -- my miniPC running a Celeron does fine -- but those sorts of enhancements do require more powerful hardware.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

Basic player that works well with both commercial and ripped .mkv blu-ray movies, the picture and sound quality is not nearly as good as another giveaway DVDFab player.

Reply   |   Comment by GPG  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#10

8K Player is only useful if you have a (PC) screen of 7680x4320 pixels. You can be happy if you have a (PC) screen of 1920x1080 pixels. Most new current TV screens have an image resolution of 4096x2304 pixels.
8 K is not there yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Legrand  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I am confused! I already have Dimo 8K Player 4.5.0 bundled with several of the Dimo converters that have been given away in tha past... e.g. Dimo VideoMate 4.1
And other Dimo products some have older 8K Player executables.

The 8K player has a very spartan user interface that does not conform to WIndows norms or any of the converters user interfaces.

Also all of those embeded Dimo 8K players seem to spawn an executable in the users %TEMP% folder called "B319F132-73B7-4B84-B3D8-A4E053BBAD48.exe" That executable is built for windows 7 and above and fails to properly execute on Vista and earlier due to a missing export in KERNEL32.dll but once that error alert box is closed down the player launches.
It apears that incompatible executable contains an old renamed ffmpeg.exe built to run only on windows 7 or above.

Not wanting to waste my time installing a stand alone installation of exactly the same version I already have I downloaded 4.6.0 trial from their website and installed that... coppied over a ffmpeg.exe version 4.1 that has been built to run under Vista and maybe XP SP3 to the temp folder and renamed it to the name the program launches before starting and adjusted the permissions so the program could not overwrite the newer version of FFMPEG that I provided with it older and incompatible build... and it launched in same spartan and ugly GUI as previous 4.5.0 I could find nowhere to enter the giveaway license code or any indication that it was a trial build so maybe it picked up one of the previous Dimo giveaway licenses... I could find no way to make any conversion other than to output
a reduced dimension GIF file with no prefences to alter the specifications of the exported animated GIF file. It does not render any video at all if used within a remote desktop session which is very unusual since all other players I have can render in a Remote Desktop session, VLC, Zoom, Windows Media Player to name but a few that can play and render video in a remote desktop session, albeit at reduced frame rate, and providing better rendering if only rendering a smaller canvas size due to the extra processing overheads a remote desktop session produces. As usual Dimo products do not even render their user interfaces well under remote desktop regardless if the session colour depth is set to 32bit or not which also makes the non-standard user interface more difficult to use when it is inconsistent in its rendering.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Works on XP SP3 with the ffmpeg.exe replacement trick.

A prompt for the license code is shown on the first run. It is saved in %APPDATA%\ivscat.com\8K_Player_From_Dimo_Studio(-1).prefs

Also, there seems to be some invisible inactive buttons which can be moved around, lol.

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

btw. try to replace f0.dat in the install folder with your ffmpeg.exe

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

temp, I did consider that due to size similarity between that file and the temp folders executable but the dat file is encrypted in some way and not a simple copy of the file.

I also downloaded the 8K player Pro installer from their site and it installed ok but on trying to make it download a youtube video it got stuck in a loop of trying to parse the available video contents and make a choice... had to be stopped after hundreds of spawned temporary youtube-dl executables we deposited in the temp folder... this program is just too buggy to be of use even in latest 4.6.0 build.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

Where is the menu bar or the controls?

Reply   |   Comment by Rock  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

The URMS code does not respond

Reply   |   Comment by rahmat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

8K is a waste of time, what does 8K give you that 4K doesn't? What are we to do show our videos on the side of skyscrapers? As such will not be downloading this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Stefos  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#5

As far as the actual player goes, it seems more like an unfinished product than one for which I would be wiling to pay the current sale price offered of 14.95$USD. I will try it with actual DVDs and Bluray discs later, but it will not open subtitles on my other various video files. It does not even offer them as an option. All I get is an option that says "Do not show subtitle." It does not recognize .srt files. The manual you can read online, or download, is not very helpful. Options for settings are only available after you start a video file. There is no way, at least that I can find, for one to be able to choose options before actually running a video file. So it is a minimal playback app that really does not meet the needs I have for such players.

What I do like, and will continue to experiment with throughout the day, and perhaps the only reason I will keep this one installed, is the ability to do screen saves, screen recording, and GIFs. (My early attempts are not very good, but that may be more on my part than the player's.)

Over all, at the moment, I give it a thumbs down for lack of options.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis H  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

I have done a bit more experimentation with this program and decided to uninstall it. Too few options to set things up BEFORE starting a video file. Very little control of video and audio parameters.

You need to be online to even start playing a disc or an ISO file. Once started you can go off line, but to get it started you HAVE to be online. You also need to set up a virtual machine if you are using ISO files.

GIF feature ONLY allows for a 30 sec clip. Then I need to go into another program to edit it down to a smaller GIF. Needs the ability to set the length of the GIF before recording it.

Screen capture does work fairly well, but I have other programs that do it better while allowing for much more control of what is being captured, setting of storage of results, and type of file to save image as.

All in all, not a very versatile player. And way overpriced for what it does. I agree with those who have stated that there are much better "free" options.

One other negative, it has a quite extensive footprint in the registry. So if you do want to install it, to try it, make sure you use either a sandbox method, or an uninstall program that will keep track of all the registry entries this thing makes.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis H  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

How play Bluray discs with Dimo 8K Player on computer without
Bluray drive?

Reply   |   Comment by Raya  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Raya, obviously you can't.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Raya, you cannot play the bluray discs without a bluray drive but if you are able to get a ripped set of files from a bluray disc from another machine or via a file sharing service you may be able to play that on a machine without a bluray drive... or you could buy an external USB bluray drive... they do exist and are not too expensive depending upon where in the supply chain you can buy them from.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

phoe, Yes we can

Reply   |   Comment by Barak  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Raya,

Somewhere along the line you need a Blu-ray drive to read the disc. They seem to run in the $50-$60 range for an internal drive at Amazon for example. It may look a bit clunky but you can buy a cable & power adapter to connect one of those drives via USB for $10-$20. External drives use smaller form factor Blu-ray drives designed for laptops, and they've risen in price considerably for some reason.

Once you have a Blu-ray drive you can play the discs on the PC/laptop connected to that drive, or use special software to copy the Blu-ray disc to a hard drive. Those files can then be copied to any sort of storage, e.g. a USB stick, and played on other devices without a Blu-ray drive [even a cheap Kindle HD tablet].

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Raya, share the drive of another computer over iSCSI ;)

Reply   |   Comment by temp  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#3

This looks like it could be a very nice program - but $50 - no way! There isn't even a menu bar & believe me "I've LOOKED". Other than that, the features might be nice to use - if you could get to them. I could not even input the "special" serial number I got - because there was no MENU to click on, oh say, ACTIVATE. Not really happy with having to think this much over morning coffee, but thank you for the program, and if I get an answer to where the menu is - then maybe I'll use it more than once or twice & you might have a chance at having a paying customer.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Thomas Roberts,
I Agree with this & others, and As per all the ongoing very low ratings, and poor reviews on this program on online, Softpedia etc
This player as is, has no real exciting features to justify price, and very limited , and mediocre options, even many (freeware) players can do so much more,and has many more exciting features, not sure why Dimo developers, are not really interested in listening to all the poor reviews, in taking the time improving this player, it could be so much better, but currently it is very lacking in design and features, as many online reviews show, this player does not play any better, with far less custom options than Freeware players..
This Program still really needs many addtl hot video/audio improvements and enhancement options & features to make worthwhile.
Many player options missing that even Free players mostly can do:
*Needs Some Addtl Superhot video/audio Options could make avail even if by external video/audio Plugins, or Video Crossfade, VST Effects etc

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

Cant install it, there are stacks of apps coming this way from GAOTD lately and ive no idea what they are or how to install them. whats happening

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Jenkins  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

I note from the link in the Readme file it says "copies left today" and 74 (now 55) on the page, although there idea of when tomorrow starts (and another 2000 become available) is hard to work out as they don't have an address I can find.

Oh and which version is this, I assume from the pricing and Blu-ray comments it's the "Power" one, although currently the Pro one is cheaper than the price listed above?

Also is there a privacy statement somewhere (I did look around the website), or are they going to watch and monetise everything you do? (Which is semi-reasonable in free software if stated, less so in paid software, but happens all the time of course.)

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

P.S. the installer in the GAotD archive appears to be just the installer and without a wrapper, but is different to the installer you get if you download from the activation link page. Okay, here you get 4.5.0 and there you get 4.6.0, although they both seem kinda clunky to me.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

JohnL,

"... are they going to watch and monetise everything you do?"

Blu-ray has lots of DRM that's constantly evolving. Something like PowerDVD Ultra is going to connect online at least sometimes to update the software's DRM capabilities. The Java code used for DRM, menus, features etc. can also connect online, whether you're using a software player or a standalone. And players that bypass that DRM connect online to figure out how. So there are opportunities no matter how you watch Blu-ray discs to collect data on what's watched. Software running in Windows or Android can collect some sorts of data that might be used for identification -- for a standalone player I'd think that was dependent on you registering the device -- and of course there's always IP & MAC address.

From a privacy-centric perspective, IMHO you might use something like Passkey or MakeMKV to copy the disc in a VM with no identifiable data, and that would be the only time any data is exposed. Then you could use tsMuxeR to get just the files [audio/video] you want without Java, which could be played anonymously anywhere. Of course that might not be legal where you live, so check local laws & regs.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
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