Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 6th May 2007 18:02 UTC
Multimedia, AV Everytime we feature a multimedia device review here at OSNews the question is always the same: "...but does it support OGG?". Well, this time we do have such a device in our lab to test out for you. Geeks.com sent us in the iRiver E10, a powerful multimedia music and video player.
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Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

Please read more carefully. I clearly say that coming back from standby is INSTANT. The player NEVER really turns off when you click the power button. The full loading of the OS that takes 15 seconds *only* happens if you manually reset the player. You won't need to do that more than once every 6 months or something, just in case it crashed.

Yes, the player remember where it was for videos and music. So when you come back to a video, it continues playing back from the second you had left it off.

Edited 2007-05-06 19:12

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msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> I clearly say that coming back from standby is INSTANT.

Ah, good. Sorry for missing it... my bad.

Can you bookmark a position in a file? (E.g., if you want to pause your audiobook and listen to something else for a while and then want to go back where you left it.)

Edited 2007-05-06 19:29

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Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Not sure about this because I have no ebooks to test. However, if it works via the main music application, then the answer is yes. Songs "remember" where you stopped them when you exited them, so I guess it could be the same for ebooks.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Can you bookmark a position in a file? (E.g., if you want to pause your audiobook and listen to something else for a while and then want to go back where you left it.)

For me, this is the #1 required feature of any audio player and any reviews of such a device that lacks this information is incomplete. Also, agree with what another reviewer says .. if it can't be read as a UMS drive, then it sucks. I don't need some crappy media manager (*cough* iTunes *cough*) that has to be running just to copy files back and forth.

Finally:
while the up and down keys go/play either the next/previous item or when long-pressed they scan back/forward the currently playing media file.

Which means that if you accidentally press one of these keys instead of 'long-pressing' it, it's going to jump to the previous/next track instead of rewinding/fast forwarding as you wanted. This is a fatal flaw that's present in almost every portal media device on the market. Do makers of these devices assume that nobody uses these things to listen to podcasts or other long spoken-word audio files? At least the iaudio player I own give you the option to disable track skipping, which is the reason why I buy them.

Edited 2007-05-06 19:37

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