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7. Introduction to MP3 players

Introduction to MP3 player

What is MP3 player? MP3 player can be a standalone hardware which can play MP3 files, such as most the MP3 players sold in the electronic or computer shops; or it can be a software which enable the computer to play MP3 music, there are many free software MP3 players on the internet for download such as winamp.

Although there are issues of music copyright, most of the leading consumer electronic producers in the world have at least one model of MP3 players for the market, because the attraction of the huge market of MP3 lovers, some even have to contradict their own action: for example some earlier DVD player model do not support MP3, but now MP3 support is almost a standard for DVD players.

Types of MP3 players There are mainly two type of MP3 players (excluding the DVD players which support MP3). The first one is the traditional CD / MP3 walkman type, the music lover just burn the MP3 music into a CD with computer, then enjoy the music burned on this CD later. The second one is the flash memory based MP3 players, these MP3 player generally have built-in flash memory, such as microdrive or flash, this provide a crucial advantage over the traditional walkman type: it can be much more compact, and it is generally much more robust as there are not mechanical parts, but the flash memory is an expensive form of data storage, so the cost is generally higher and the storage capacity is limited. Now many clever manufacturer does design an extra slot for future memory expansion, so the music lover can decide to upgrade the memory in the future once the price of the memory cards are reduced. However as the flash memory based MP3 players generally connect to the computer USB / USB2.0 port to download music, so there is also no need of a CD burner any more ( as required by CD / MP3 walkman ), so for people who do not have CD burner, this type is actually much cheaper.

There is a slight concern though, the USB especial USB2.0 driver for flash memory based MP3 player is not very stable, some users who are not familiar with computers may face difficulty to install the driver into the computers, and sometime the computer may crash or fail to detect the MP3 player. Some clever manufacturer tried to make the MP3 player as easy to operation as television or fridge, such as Tekeer DMP666+ MP3 player, it is equipped with a audio record cable, so users can easily record music from any audio source with Audio-out jack, such as TV, digital radio or DVD player.

MP3 player list:

MP3 player with FM radio; CD player with TV & FM; WMA MP3 player with FM; U30 WMA MP3 player; SVA portable DVD player; Arrgo portable DVD player; MP3 player with music recorder



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