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  • seaeye
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Musepack in the upcoming Cowon Q5
I thought you may want to know...
The new iAudio Q5 PMP (made by Cowon) willplay Musepack right from the beginnig. It should be available in UK this month and in other countries by the end of fall.

This thing is packed with features and codecs. Some more info snf pics (Korean):
http://bbs.imp3.net/redirect.php?tid=38223...p;goto=lastpost

Musepack in the upcoming Cowon Q5
Reply #1
wow... but I don't think this is much of an improvement concidering many will install RockBox anyway. If they wanted to create a bang, the best way is to give it more processing power, so that newer features can be added via firmware updates and RockBox

PS: this should be in submitted news forum I think...

edit I think this news is already out... in this forum...
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Musepack in the upcoming Cowon Q5
Reply #2
wow... but I don't think this is much of an improvement concidering many will install RockBox anyway. If they wanted to create a bang, the best way is to give it more processing power, so that newer features can be added via firmware updates and RockBox

PS: this should be in submitted news forum I think...

edit I think this news is already out... in this forum...

Cowon's PMPs already provide great features out-of-the-box, RockBox in this case would only be for die-hard fanatics or people with very specialized playback needs. Cowon does release official firmware updates.

I'm looking to get a D2 player after reading some reviews and David Naylor's review, it does MP3/WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC and MPEG4/AVI/WMV (also JPEG and TXT) natively, I'm sure you'll agree this is a respectable feature set for an unmodified device.
we was young an' full of beans

Musepack in the upcoming Cowon Q5
Reply #3
If Cowon's products supported ReplayGain on MP3s, FLACs, OGGs, MPCs, etc. (without having to install Rockbox), I'd probably buy one tomorrow.