while the mp3 files dowload to the player quite easily, the videos are entirely another matter. using the transcoder (updated version available in .rar download at the trekstor site) is hit or miss. while i was able to convert a few small files to the proprietary .smv format, another file i tried, which was a 23-minute .avi file, would not convert and load to the player no matter what i tried. the file showed up on my computer as being there in the player, but when i actually opened the video function on the player, my small files were there but the large one was not. chalk it up to me throwing my money away. i'm heading off to best buy next week and see what they have in inexpensive video players.
I've been using one of these for a few months now and love it. It has a lot of stuff for a cheap player. You can even save FM Radio to an MP3 file when you're favorite song comes on. Make sure to get bits of commercials too! Make this thing sound like an old mix tape.
This player has excellent features. Plays videos (after you convert them to it's native format, OF COURSE!) but video and audio tend to go out of sync if you skip around inside a video too much -- and is then off until you restart that video. I had to watch ELF like 15 times because I wouldn't stop skipping around like a no attention span American.
Audio Volume is overall VERY low for a portable media player -- which is probably going to be used in LOUD PLACES pretty often. I work in a loud factory, it didn't cut it in there.
Great player -- just needs to be a little LOUDER.
Playable file formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, SMV
For music purchased on the Internet: WMA-DRM9-compatible
Movie player to play videos in SMV format
Integrated stereo FM radio
Sharp 1.44" CSTN display with 65.000 colors
Powerful lithium-polymer battery (charged via the USB)
Maximum operating period of approx. 10 hours (approx. 4 hours charging time)
Integrated voice recorder to record notes
Directly record from radio (as WAV)
Record voice from integrated voice recorder (as WAV)
Picture viewer to display photographs in JPEG format, BMP format