Watch Video’s On Your MP3 Player

by on July 18, 2006

Q: What does it mean if an mp3 player can play videos? Does it actually mean you watch movies? If so what kind of movies/format do they have to be in and what are some of the mp3 players that play movies?

A: There are indeed Portable Media Players (PMPs) that support mp3 formats and video formats and yes you can watch movies on these devices. A few of the more popular players are listed below:

  • Toshiba Gigabeat S which supports WMA
  • MPOI One supports AVI, MPEG4, WMV and DivX
  • Cowon iAudio 6 supports WMA DRM, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, FLAL, MP3 and ASF
  • iRiver Clix supports Mp3, wma, OGG Vorbis and ASF
  • RCA Lyra x3000 supports Motion JPEG

Determine your needs first before you embark on a purchase. Some players have great visual quality but not the greatest sound and vice versa. When choosing, also think of battery life span, portability of the device and accessories that you may want. There is a recent article at cnet.com that you can visit to get even more details. The article can provide you with great pictures, reviews, and video critiques.