MP3 Video Player

All your buddies and schoolmates have it – an MP3 video player. Yes, it’s one of the most sought after gadgets by almost all age groups. And if you’re planning to buy one this weekend, you’ll be pleased to know that you have a lot of options.

However, the very same fact – that you have tons of alternatives, makes it hard for a buyer like you to take their pick. Think about it – with so many manufacturers and even more digital audio and video players around…each having their own bells and whistles, knowing what exactly you’re looking for and determining your budget is a must!

Different choices for comfort, style, additional features – we’re not even touching the tip of the iceberg! Aside from that, these MP3 video players have different accessories, digital music and download services, file formats, etc. that they are compatible with.

Here are some guidelines that should help you when you set off to buy your MP3 video player -

Digital Audio Players or DAP And Portable Media Players or PMP
Are you looking for an MP3 player for music? If you are, then getting a DAP or Digital Audio Player is in order. In simpler terms, DAPs are the most basic MP3 player models that have a storage capacity ranging from 500 MB to 2 GB. Sometimes, they have a nice feature or 2 added to them, but playing music is basically what they do.

On the other hand, if you want to have the best of both worlds – playing digital audio and video, you should get a PMP or Portable Media Player. Expect the cost to be higher with these MP3 video players though.

With that price though, you get to have greater storage capacity – usually higher than 2 GB since they can play videos and movies too. I’ve seen some that have as much as 16 GB! These PMP’s come in 2 flavors so to speak – you can find one that works with flash-memory while others have high capacity hard drives installed to them.

Accessories
Just as the brands for MP3 players vary, the accessories and add-ons that come along with them are just as plentiful. You can find headphones – I consider these to be a must-have, Bluetooth adapters for mobility and flexibility. FM transmitters if you want to listen to an FM station instead, as well as Wi-Fi and Hi-fi solutions.

The bottom line is that you must know what exactly you want to do with your MP3 video player. From there, determining the features and accessories you’ll need should be piece of cake.

Where Will You Download Your Music And Songs From?
Answering that question largely depends on what MP3 video player you’re setting your sights on. For example – the popular iTunes store offers downloads that are in the protected AAC format. Only iPhones and iPods could play these file formats.

On the other hand, MP3 video players from Apple aren’t compatible with WMA or Windows Media Audio format and they don’t work hand in hand with download sites and services like Napster.

As you can see, you have a lot of decisions to make in order to find just the right MP3 video player that will do everything you want it to do. Where you will use it the most, how much memory you need, will you also be playing music, do you need to connect to the internet…these are all things that you should think about while making your decision. Luckily, there is such a variety on the market now that finding an MP3 video player that will be ideal for your lifestyle will be easy to do.

This MP3 Video Player Review is Written/Updated on Oct 12th, 2009 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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