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5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing an MP3 Player

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing an MP3 Player

By COMPUTER WEB CORNERPublished about a year ago 3 min read

5 Things to Consider Before Purchasing an MP3 Player

If you are looking for a portable music player, there are plenty of options available, and they aren't all Apple products.

Portable music players have evolved dramatically over the years and continue to do so, with high-end models resembling some of the more advanced smart phones and tablets except for cellular capabilities. Meanwhile, the low end thrives because it offers very solid devices that serve a very specific purpose: portable music, and not much else.

Watching and recording video, as well as using the same device as a camera, are becoming more common. Some devices allow you to access business apps and stay up to date on events through social media, while others simply allow you to use the device as a voice recorder to save your insights for posterity.

Here are a few things for you to keep in mind before buying a music player:

It does not have to be an Apple product

Apple did not invent the MP3 player, but with its elegant design and ability to integrate its computer operating system with the iPod and family's music, it facilitated the downloading, storing, and playing of music files, as well as later images and video.

This has resulted in a market dominance, with its various iPods, iPod Nanos, and iPod Touches accounting for more than 70% of the market. While many people think of an iPod as the only MP3 player available, there are other MP3 players available that may offer features that iPods lack or cost less, and may be worth your consideration. Consider all of the features as well as the price point when shopping for a player, and you may be surprised at how well a variety of models will fit your needs.

It should be file compatible

The file format reigns supreme in the world of digital content. If your device can only play a certain number and type of digital files, it isn't very useful. It must be compatible with a wide range of music, video, and photo files. Yes, there is an alphabet soup of file formats - MP3, WMA, AAC, JPEG, AVI, MOV, and so on - but the more file formats supported, the better.

Is the included software simple to use?

Mac users can use iTunes to convert their music files for storage on a digital player, whereas Windows users can use Windows Media Player for the same purpose. However, many digital music players include their own software for organising tracks, ripping CDs, converting videos for smaller screens, and assisting you in loading content onto your player.

This is especially important if you want to watch videos on your device- bundled software designed for your player knows how to convert images into formats compatible with your player.

What is the media format?

The majority of music players now use flash memory as their primary storage medium. Because Flash is lightweight and has no moving parts, it conserves battery life and is less prone to skips or interruptions when the unit is jostled. However, flash cannot provide as much storage for the same price as a hard drive, so if you have a large music library that you must take with you wherever you go, opt for a hard-drive player instead.

Hard drives may also be preferable if you intend to transport a large number of video files, which quickly consume memory. Some players also include a storage expansion slot, which allows you to increase capacity, and with multiple cards, you can store a large library organised by music type.

Touch-screen displays are now populating an increasing number of units, even at lower price points. While few rival the iPod's multi-touch capabilities, they do provide an alternative to physical buttons. Even better, as devices are increasingly used for images, both still and video, displays are becoming larger and have higher resolution, allowing you to watch video without fear of becoming blind.

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