Originally posted by atici But for now if WMA performs better at same bitrate then I'll encode some of my music into it, not to share but to listen on SlimX.
Originally posted by silver_cpu If you don't believe me, try out WMA 8, you'll be suprised at how far it's come since version 2.
Originally posted by Hanky Slightly OT,The firmware development by IRiver confuses me. Currently I have 2.02 in my IMP-250. This file is dated 20020419. They also offer a 1.05 version at their site, which is dated 20020430. They do do not publish version histories or changelog. Any IRiver owner who has a clue ?
Originally posted by silver_cpu Ok, two things:First, I contacted iRiver's customer support, and they said that they have no plans to support MPC. Makes me cry. They said that they'd pass my email on to their engineers (maybe one of them will decide that he likes MPC and use it, who knows), but otherwise no official plans. If more people to go their site and send them emails, then more formats may be supported, but it'd have to be alot of emails.And now, for my two cents. WMA 8 sounds a *hell* of a lot better than WMA 2, which is what everyone has unless they've bothered to install WMA 8 seperately, or have Windows XP. WMA 8 actually sounds listenable at bitrates of 64-96kbps, although I would never use it in anything other than a portable player, and to save lots of space. If you don't believe me, try out WMA 8, you'll be suprised at how far it's come since version 2. I still suggest at least 128kbps, though.
Originally posted by sam My sister got one and wasn't too impressed with battery life, but other wise its real nice. Here is an email and replay sent to [a href='mailto:email@example.com'][/a]Dear iRiverI have recently purchased a SlimX (European, v1.04 firmware) which I am very pleased with. However the 2 NimH rechargeable batteries are only lasting for about 4 hours before they need recharging. I have also performed a total discharge and charge, but still they are only lasting for about 4 hours. The product information on your web site claims that they will last for about 23 hours - is this the case?Thanks for your help