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Nexus Radio

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Nexus Radio is a free music software application that lets users download music and discover streaming radio stations from around the world. It also doubles as a media player, and recording tool that can record in-line audio from your computer, or from the radio streams to which you're listening. In addition, the app plays fetch--create a filter and it will capture songs or artists according to your keyword choice. That spells "free music discovery" to us

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Like competing music jukebox software, Nexus Radio has its own plug-in architecture that allows third parties to create their own add-ons. One of the most popular applications of that has been visualizations, which users are able to add or remove from the player. The app also offers drag-and-drop functionality for creating your own playlists from music stored on your hard drive, and there are built-in tools for saving clips as MP3s and editing clips.

Nexus Radio has an attractive interface that offers plenty of functionality without being overly complex. The main screen has built-in volume control, menu options, and a dropdown for on-the-fly burning. Stations are listed alphabetically, but other than the name, there's really no additional information, so you'll have to hunt and peck to find the stations you like. It's best to add stations as favorites for easier access with further use. The app isn't the most polished we've seen, but it offers a simple way to save songs and create playlists of tracks heard on Internet radio.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star: 47
    • 4 star: 32
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not safe for anybody"

    May 27, 2010  |   By boldpaste2

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    Nothing (free music people might say but its illegal)

    Cons

    law breaking
    loaded with viruses
    a lot of other annoying things like adds

    Summary

    its sucks

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great for most online radio users"

    May 22, 2010  |   By HarleyHerbert

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    Wide range of preset stations, good sound quality, recording features, on demand music search, looks good, great visuals, easy to use, automatic MP3 tagger, and best of all, a voice when you first open the program that says "Welcome To Nexus Radio"

    Cons

    Sometimes it cannot play some stations and songs at times. It also does'nt allow you to search for specific radio stations by their URL, so you have to settle with the preset stations.

    Summary

    It's great for listening to different types of radio station, thanks to its preset station search, which has thousands of stations arranged in different genres. This makes it good to find radio stations that you like, but have never heard of before, especially if it's from another country.
    Another good function it has is the recording of live radio broadcasts. All you have to do is press record, and it records it all in MP3 format. It automatically tags the songs for you, and the tagging is really good. The sound quality of the recorded MP3s is better than other programs of its type, and unlike most other online radio recorders, it seperates the songs, instead of recording it into one big file.
    It has a trimmer to trim audio files into pieces, which can be useful, especially if you've used another radio recorder which records the songs into huge long files.

    As well as this, it also has a filtering system, so it only records artists or songs you want to record, if you activate it, which can prevent your hard disk being cluttered with recorded songs that you don't want.
    Free plugins and visuals are available to download off the website, so you can always get more components for the program if you want to customise it.

    Nexus radio also allows you to listen to audio files off your hard disk, and supports many various file formats, meaning if you have nexus radio you don't need to download a seperate media player to listen to your audio files.
    Another great feature is its on demand music. If you can't find a station that's playing something you want to hear, type in the song or artist you want to hear, and it gives you a list of songs for you to listen to. All you have to do then is click on the song you want to liten to, and that's it.
    It also allows you to download these songs too, so you don't have to keep seaching for the songs, and so you can listen to them whenever you want.
    The visuals available for when listening to stuff look really good. Good enough to rival those of other media players, and more are available to download for free.


    Overall, Nexus radio is great for anyone who wants to listen to online radio easily and without hassle. If you want an eay to use, hassle free, safe to use, doesn't use much hard disk space, and free radio station, Nexus Radio is probably the best for you.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "wouldn't recommended for everyone"

    May 21, 2010  |   By Mechsicles

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    Can get many music for free, and it records radio, each song at a time. Does it automatically the name and everything.

    Cons

    Since this is pretty much a torrent based product it has a lot of trojans and viruses. If you decide to use this, make sure you scan your computer once a day.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just read the log copied into the bottom-line summary."

    May 18, 2010  |   By AliceEulandLywn

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    You can search and download tracks to your HDD

    Cons

    Plenty of malware and tasteless ads

    Summary

    Scan type: Quick scan
    Objects scanned: 117296
    Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 32 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 2
    Registry Values Infected: 1
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 6
    Files Infected: 16

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\AutocompletePro.DLL (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AutocompletePro2_is1 (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Registry Values Infected:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\support@predictad.com (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\chrome (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\chrome\content (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\defaults (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\defaults\preferences (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

    Files Infected:
    C:\Users\JGA\AppData\Local\Temp\is-51TR7.tmp\AutocompleteProSetup.exe (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Users\JGA\AppData\Local\Temp\is-BA406.tmp\AutocompleteProSetup.exe (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\AcRemoteUpdate.exe (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\AutocompletePro.dll (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\InstTracker.exe (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\is-0BN1V.tmp (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\TaskScheduler.dll (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\unins000.dat (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\unins000.exe (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\chrome.manifest (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\install.rdf (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\chrome\content\browserOverlay.xul (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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    C:\Program Files (x86)\AutocompletePro\support@predictad.com\defaults\preferences\predictad.js (Adware.PredictAd) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is too good for my ears"

    May 14, 2010  |   By davidgolly

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    It offers a great selection of tunes. It can record music and label the songs for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes certain stations are not available and sometimes the sound quality is not as good as one may wish. So I just go find another station to enjoy then.

    Summary

    It is great if you love music.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i love it, simple as that"

    April 21, 2010  |   By Mp360inc

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    the recording feature and the mp3 search are my favorites

    Cons

    i think it needs to have more skins

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It's free,probably find any music you want ."

    March 27, 2010  |   By lanemannor

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    Easy to download, easy to use ,any music you like.

    Cons

    Don,t like the ads,(But it's free).

    Summary

    Give's a list of genres to choose from. Is a full featured player,(search,record, favorites,videos,ect). Apps for facebook,myspace.youtube,twitter. Has an okay web site.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Just updated program"

    March 22, 2010  |   By rick hutchinson

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    Improved user interface. Program is more stable too

    Cons

    Some sound distortion when using equalizer;not the same in the previous version

    Summary

    Still lovin' it. great selection of streaming internet radio stations.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Muy buen programa"

    March 19, 2010  |   By orion01

    Version: Nexus Radio 5.0

    Pros

    Simple y sencillo de usar. Va directo al grano

    Cons

    Tal vez pido demasiado, per el la opción de buscar me gustaría buscar también por volúmen

    Summary

    Creo que cumple lo que promete y por ese precio es dificil pedir mas. (Bueno solo la observación hecha en el acápite 4)

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