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Fully MP3 compliant Hardware MP3-CD players
Shadow RD
post Feb 23 2003, 05:44
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Hi All,

I have had troubles in the past with hardware that claims to play MP3 files but in practice does not play the files properly. I think it would be really useful to know which hardware devices FULLY support MP3.

By fully support I mean:

- playback of all the bitrates up to 320 kbps
- correct handling of VBR (showing correct playback times)
- no introduced sound glitches

Please feel free to reply to this post stating which devices offer full MP3 support in your own experience.

RD.

PS: My experiences... I know that the XMS-750 DVD player (only CBR) and the VOXSON-250 DVD player (plays VBR and 320 kbps but introduces sound glitches) both do not fully support MP3. I have a Kenwood MP727 CD player which seems to fully support MP3.


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Nikephoros
post Mar 30 2007, 08:28
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In 2001 sometime my brother bought a Riovolt PSX100 MP3 CD player for something like $150. I cannot remember when(2004?)but he bought an iaudio x5 20gb and gave me the Riovolt. After a while the iaudio had problems with battery life and he had to order a new custom battery from the manufacturer since most modern hd mp3 players as an "awesome feature" do not use standard AA or AAA batteries but custom and built in rechargeable batteries. Now for some reason the hd does not work either.

The Riovolt Psx100 is still working on the other hand. That thing has been dropped too many times on concrete and it still works. The batteries are two standard AA, which means you can take advantage of the numerous companies making 15 minute rechargeable batteries and not have to worry about costly battery replacements if they are even available down the line for those "blessed" with the custom battery feature. It also has a green backlight display that automatically goes on when it is dark. It lets you navigate files and directories and displays ID3 tags. For the last five or so CDs that are put in it remembers what track or mp3 file you left off at continues from there. On my Philips DVP-5960 DVD player on the other hand if I want to resume watching a DVD I literally write down where I am at on the movie to be able to resume later.

The cons of this player is that the skip protection sucks, you cannot really use it to walk with especially with audio CDs. It is big and bulky a little too bulky for the pockets(but you can manage it) and discontinued. I would like to get a newer CD mp3 player but all the newer Slimx's by Iriver have the so called built in custom rechargeable battery feature which will make the odds of any such player having a useful life of over 6 years a huge doubt. The huge manufacturers like Sony and Philips on the other hand do not even seem to think support for navigating your mp3s with anything other than track number is necessary.

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- Shadow RD   Fully MP3 compliant Hardware MP3-CD players   Feb 23 2003, 05:44
- - chrisgeleven   Only 1 way to go: Any iRiver MP3 CD player. Best o...   Feb 23 2003, 05:54
- - mmortal03   OT, but I don't think a separate topic is need...   Feb 23 2003, 06:08
- - Cygnus X1   Iriver products (like the SlimX) rock. You really ...   Feb 23 2003, 06:14
|- - adam917   QUOTE (Cygnus X1 @ Feb 22 2003, 09:14 PM)Iriv...   Nov 7 2005, 00:06
- - SometimesWarrior   My Philips Expanium plays --alt-preset standard fi...   Feb 23 2003, 06:28
- - twostar   How about creative labs' players, do they work...   Feb 23 2003, 08:19
- - LordofStars   I personally have no problems with my iriver imp-1...   Feb 23 2003, 20:34
- - grbmusic   I own a Pioneer DV 354 (DVD + mp3 player) and play...   Feb 23 2003, 22:34
- - Drover's Dog   QUOTE (SometimesWarrior @ Feb 22 2003 - 09:28...   Feb 24 2003, 04:27
- - LordofStars   An mp3 won't go down to 16kbps...   Feb 24 2003, 06:31
- - ChS   These two players I own have had no playback probl...   Feb 24 2003, 06:49
- - Drover's Dog   QUOTE (LordofStars @ Feb 23 2003 - 09:31 PM)A...   Feb 24 2003, 07:42
- - Cygnus X1   If I remember correctly, MPEG-1 Layer 3 only goes ...   Feb 24 2003, 08:10
- - caligae   Just for completeness: My iRiver player fails to p...   Feb 24 2003, 10:36
- - Shadow RD   QUOTE (Drover's Dog @ Feb 24 2003 - 03:27...   Feb 28 2003, 11:17
- - GodFinger   Hi all ! I have Philips Expanium EXP-101, whic...   Mar 1 2003, 14:48
- - deej_1977   QUOTE (twostar @ Feb 23 2003 - 09:19 AM)How a...   Mar 1 2003, 14:58
- - indybrett   Avoid anything from RCA. Also, my Toshiba DVD/MP3 ...   Mar 1 2003, 16:09
- - Walkman   I've owned a RioVolt SP100 since Summer/2001 a...   Mar 1 2003, 22:45
- - Drover's Dog   QUOTE (Shadow RD @ Feb 28 2003 - 02:17 AM)Sor...   Mar 4 2003, 04:27
- - DonP   QUOTE (Drover's Dog @ Mar 3 2003 - 07:27 ...   Mar 4 2003, 15:45
- - budgie   Some time ago I bought a Roadstar PCD-3048MP as th...   Apr 2 2003, 08:26
- - STSinNYC   I have the iRiver Slim-X 400. Plays VBR MP3s (LAME...   Apr 2 2003, 20:41
- - pyrosb   i've got a sony d-ne510 and it plays every mp3...   Dec 3 2003, 21:45
- - jason_taverner   Just tried my new Sony D-NE1 with a freshly transc...   Dec 9 2003, 18:12
- - Smiff   philips expanium is great (ive just bought a 521 t...   Dec 9 2003, 19:20
- - Smiff   i killed the thread? sorry   Dec 18 2003, 04:57
- - gerdez   I have a Sony D-NE510, never had any problems with...   Jul 1 2004, 00:09
- - adam917   Will there ever be another MP3 CD player as good a...   Nov 1 2005, 09:29
- - dreamliner77   I'll be the first to pull it out   Nov 7 2005, 07:54
|- - adam917   QUOTE (dreamliner77 @ Nov 6 2005, 10:54 PM)I...   Nov 7 2005, 20:32
- - Hoop   I've just started burning Mp3's instead of...   Sep 20 2006, 09:28
- - Nikephoros   In 2001 sometime my brother bought a Riovolt PSX10...   Mar 30 2007, 08:28
- - hlloyge   Well, Creative Labs MuVo TX512 SE plays all mp3s I...   Mar 30 2007, 09:48


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