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. sent us in the iRiver E10, a powerful multimedia music and video player.
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RE[3]: Gapless playback
by DigitalAxis on Sun 6th May 2007 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gapless playback"
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I forgot to finish my post...

* The need for a media manager is a more serious problem for the iRiver, as is the non-standard USB port (possibly)
* 6 GB is even SMALLER than the Vibez. I could get a flash player with no potential skipping problems for less than that.

So anyway, if anyone can speak to any of those problems, particularly my worries about the Vibez, which I'd really like to like (since Cowon doesn't seem to care enough about the X5 to upgrade it) please let me know. It's rather hard to decide without trying either of them. If Trekstor would come out with the 15GB model (or if it turns out to be 20GB, as I've been hearing rumors of) it'd be easier, but still...

If I'm buying one it pretty much needs to be awesome.

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RE[4]: Gapless playback
by JrezIN on Mon 7th May 2007 01:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Gapless playback"
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I current have a X5... so, just as a note. The device has to USB connections, one with the mini-dock thing, and the other on the left side of the device wich is an USB host port, but also supports standard connection. It's sad that it's just USB1.1 speed, but still something (but the device doesn't charge from this USB port, just the standard one with the mini-dock).

I don't have a Vibez, but I've read somewhere that it doesn't support UMS under Windows XP/Vista, just MTP thing... Not sure if there's a setting for this that the reviewer didn't find, or if it's a firmware thing... but...

It's really hard to find a descent Portable Audio Player these days... =[
(how about an Open-Source one? We already have the rockbox firmware, just need some real hardware... =] )

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RE[5]: Gapless playback
by DigitalAxis on Mon 7th May 2007 04:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Gapless playback"
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It's apparently lacking in the firmware, and makes transfer of OGGs under Windows much more difficult.

Last I checked, the RockBox port for the iAudio X5 was pretty much the most mature and capable of all the RockBox features (including the C64 Sidplay2 feature!)

If only it had a MOD/XM/S3M/IT replayer... though they'd suck up WAY more computing power and probably not be that accurate.

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