Comparison of portable media players

The following comparison of portable media players compares general and technical information for notable digital playback devices.

Contents

General

Name Manufacturer Release Size Type Capacity (GB)[1] Storage External Dimensions (mm × mm) Depth (mm) Weight (g) Firmware
Archos 105 Archos 2007-08-31[2] DAP 0002 2 Flash SDHC[3] 85 × 45 7 1.8 1.6.07[4]
Archos 405 Archos 2007-09-01[5] Mini PMP 0002 2 Flash SDHC[3] 99.6 × 78 13.2 119.07 1.8.03[6][7]
Archos 405 Archos 2008-02-07[8] Mini PMP 0030 30 HDD 100 × 78 15 191 1.8.03[6][7]
Archos 5 Archos 2008-08-19 Mid PMP 0500 120/500 HDD 8–32 GB and Micro SD Slot (SDHC compatible) 127 × 78.8 19.4 300 1.6.53[9]
Archos 605 WiFi/GPS Archos 2007-09-01[10] Mid PMP 0004 4 Flash SDHC[3] 120 by 81 15 150 1.8.03[11][12]
Archos 605 WiFi/GPS Archos 2007-09-01[10] Mid PMP 0160 30/80/160 HDD 120 × 81  15 190 1.8.03[11][12]
Archos 705 WiFi Archos 2007-11-27[13] Mega PMP 0160 80/160 HDD 182 × 128 19.69 630 1.8.03[14]
Cowon A3 Cowon 2007-11-14[15] Mid PMP 0080 30/60/80 HDD 133.4 × 78.5 22 280 1.24[16]
Cowon D2 Cowon 2006-12-05[17] Micro PMP 0016 2/4/8/16 Flash SDHC[3] 78.0 × 55.4 16.6 91.0 2.57[18]
Cowon Q5W Cowon 2007-11-30[19] Mid PMP 0080 40/60/80 HDD 138.8 × 88.5 20 380 1.5[20]
Cowon O2PMP Cowon Mid PMP 0032 8/16/32 Flash 119 × 73  18 205
Gigabeat T-Series Toshiba 2007-09-25[21] Micro PMP 0004 4 Flash 2.13 × 3.38 15 58.11 No release
GP2X F-200 GamePark Holdings 2007-10-28[22] Mid PMP, HGC 0064 64 SDHC[3] 144 × 83  34 161 4.0.0[23]
iPod classic 6G Apple 2007-09-05[24] DAP 0160 160 HDD 100 × 61  10 140 [25]
iPod shuffle 4G Apple 0002 2 Flash 29 × 31  8.6 12
iPod nano 6G Apple [24] DAP 0016 8/16 Flash 38 × 41  8.9 21 [25]
iPod touch 4G Apple [26] Mini PMP 0064 8/32/64 Flash 110 × 58  7.1 101 5.0
iriver clix 2G ReignCom 2007-04-24[27] Micro PMP 0008 2/4/8 Flash 80 × 47  8.1–13 54 1.07
PSP Slim & Lite Sony 2007-08-30[28] Mid PMP, HGC 0064 64[29] Memory Stick 170 × 74  18 189 6.10[30]
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 & 5.0 Samsung 2011-10-16[31] Mid PMP 0008 8/16 Flash microSDHC 123.7 x 64.2 (4.0), 141.3 x 78.2 (5.0) 9.9 (4.0), 11.9 (5.0) 121 (4.0), 182 (5.0) 2.3.5
Samsung T10 Samsung 2007-09 DAP 0008 2/4/8 Flash 96 × 41.4 7.9 43 3.06[32]
Samsung P2 Samsung 2007-09 DAP 0008 4/8 Flash 100 × 52 9.9 83 5.10[33]
Sansa Fuze SanDisk 2008-03-17[34] DAP 0008 2/4/8 Flash microSDHC 78.7 × 48.3 7.6 59.5 01.02.28 & 02.03.33[35]
Sansa View SanDisk 2007-10-26[36] PMP 0032 8/16/32 Flash microSDHC 109 × 50  10 82 01.03.02a[37]
Walkman NWZ-A820 series Sony 2008-03-28[38] DAP 0008 4/8/16 Flash 89 × 43  10 54 1.02
ZEN Creative 2007-09-14[39] Micro PMP 0032 2/4/8/16/32 Flash SDHC[3] 83 × 55  11 65 1.21.01[40]
ZEN X-Fi Creative 2008-07-10 Micro PMP 0032 8/16/32 Flash SD 83 × 55  13 69 1.03.01[41]
ZEN Vision W Creative 2006-08-30 Mid PMP 0060 30/60 HDD CF 134 × 75  22 276 1.10.01[42]
Zune 30 Microsoft 2006-11-14 Mid PMP 0030 30 HDD 110 × 61  15 160 3.3[43]
Zune 4/8 Microsoft 2007-11-13[44] Micro PMP 0008 4/8 Flash 91 × 41  8.4 47 3.3[43]
Zune 16 Microsoft 2008-09-16 Micro PMP 0016 16 Flash 91 × 41  8.4 47 3.3[43]
Zune 80 Microsoft 2007-11-13[44] Mid PMP 0080 80 HDD 108 × 61  13 128 3.3[43]
Zune 120 Microsoft 2008-09-16 Mid PMP 0120 120 HDD 108 × 61  13 128 3.3[43]
Zune HD Microsoft 2009-09-15 Mini PMP 0064 16/32/64 Flash 104 × 53  8.9 74 4.5
Zvue 260 Zvue 2007-07-17[45] DAP 0000 None HDD SDHC[3] 106 × 65  13 120 2.80 I_071012[46]

Technical specifications

Name Navigation Audio out Speaker Screen size (in) Screen type Resolution (px) Frame rate (Hz) Color depth (bpp) Video out Video battery life (hr) Audio battery life (hr)
Archos 105[47] D-pad, 7 buttons Headphone jack No 1.8 OLED 160 × 128 30 18 Component, Composite Unknown 18
Archos 405[48][49] D-pad, 6 two-way buttons Headphone jack, dock connector No 3.5 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 Predecessor: 24 Component, Composite 5 16
Archos 5[50] Touchscreen Headphone jack Yes 4.8 TFT LCD 800 × 480 30 24 S-Video, composite via docking 7 22
Archos 605 WiFi/GPS[51][52] D-pad/touchscreen, 6 two-way buttons Headphone jack Yes 4.3 TFT LCD 800 × 480 30 24 Component, composite 5.5 15
Archos 705 WiFi[53] Touchscreen Headphone jack Yes 7 TFT LCD 800 × 480 30 18 Component, composite 5.5 15
Cowon A3[54] D-pad, 4 buttons Headphone jack Yes 4 TFT LCD 800 × 480 30 24 Component, composite, S-video 10 18
Cowon D2[55] Touchscreen, 3 buttons Headphone jack No 2.5 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 24 Component, composite 10 52
Cowon Q5W[56] Touchscreen Headphone jack Yes 5 TFT LCD 800 × 480 30 24 Component, S-video, composite 7 13
Gigabeat T-Series[57] D-pad, 4 buttons Headphone jack No 2.4 TFT LCD 320 × 240 25 18 No 5 16
GP2X F-200[58] 8-way d-pad/touchscreen, 9 buttons Headphone jack Yes 3.5 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 Component 3.5 6
iPod classic[59] Click wheel, 1 center, 4 embedded buttons Headphone jack, dock connector Clicker only 2.5 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 Component, composite 6 36
iPod nano 5G[60] Click wheel, 1 center, 4 embedded buttons Headphone jack, dock connector Yes 2.25 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 Component, composite 4 24
iPod nano 6G[60] Multi-touch screen Headphone jack, dock connector No 1.54 TFT LCD 240 × 240 Component, composite No video support 24
iPod touch[61] Touchscreen, 3 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector Yes (ex. 1st gen.) 3.5 TFT LCD 480 × 320 (4th gen. 960 × 640) 30 24 (4th gen.) 18 (1st. - 3rd gen.) Component, composite 6 40 (4th gen), 30 (3rd gen), 36 (2nd gen), 24 (1st gen)
iriver clix 2G[62] D-pad, 4 embedded buttons Headphone jack No 2.2 AMOLED 320 × 240 30 18 No 5 25
PSP Slim/Lite[63] Analog stick/d-pad, 15 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector Yes 4.3 TFT LCD 480 × 272 30 24 Component, composite, d-terminal 4 10
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 & 5.0[64] Touchscreen, 3 buttons Headphone jack Yes 4.0/5.0 TFT LCD 800 × 480 5 (4.0), 8 (5.0) 36 (4.0), 60 (5.0)
Samsung T10[64] D-pad, 5 buttons Headphone jack No 2 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 18 No 4 30
Samsung P2[64] Touchscreen, 4 buttons Headphone jack No 3 TFT LCD 480 × 272 30 18 No 5 35
Sansa Fuze[65] Scroll ring, 6 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector No 1.9 TFT LCD 224 × 176 20 16 Composite 5 24
Sansa View[66][67] Scroll wheel, 3 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector No 2.4 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 Composite 7 35
Walkman NWZ-A810 series[68] D-pad, 7 buttons Headphone jack No 2 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 Composite 8 33
ZEN[69] D-pad, 9 buttons Headphone jack No 2.5 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 24 No 5 30
ZEN Vision W[70] D-pad, 12 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector Yes 4.3 TFT LCD 480 × 272 30 18 Composite 4.5 13
Zune 4/8/16[71][72][73] Zune pad, 2 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector No 1.8 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 No 4 23 (Wi-Fi)/24
Zune 80/120[74][75] Zune pad, 2 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector No 3.2 TFT LCD 320 × 240 30 16 Component, composite 4 29 (Wi-Fi)/30
Zune HD[76] Touchscreen, 3 buttons Headphone jack, dock connector No 3.3 OLED 480 × 272 30 Unknown HDMI, composite 8.5 33 (Wi-Fi off)
ZVUE 260[77] D-pad, 9 buttons Headphone jack Yes 2.5 AMTFT LCD 234 × 160 30 24 No Unknown 6

Syncing and transfer

Name Connectivity OS compatibility Integrated software Protocol compliancy
USB Wi-Fi Bluetooth Linux Macintosh Windows MSC MTP
Mini-B port 2.0 Mac OS X Vista XP 2000 9x
Archos 105 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes WMP through MTP Yes Yes
Archos 405 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes WMP through MTP Yes Yes
Archos 5 No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Me WMP through MTP Yes Yes
Archos 605 WiFi / GPS No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes WMP through MTP Yes Yes
Archos 705 WiFi No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes WMP through MTP Yes Yes
Cowon A3 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Me jetAudio Yes Yes
Cowon D2 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes jetAudio Yes Yes
Cowon Q5W Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Me jetAudio Yes Yes
Gigabeat T400 Yes Yes No No No[78] No Yes Yes No No WMP through MTP No Yes
GP2X F-200 Unknown Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A N/A N/A
iPod classic No Yes No No No[79] Yes Yes Yes Yes No iTunes No No
iPod nano 4G No Yes No No No[79] Yes Yes Yes Yes No iTunes No No
iPod touch 1G No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No iTunes No No
iPod touch 2G - 4G No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No iTunes No No
iriver clix 2G Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes iriver plus

Rhapsody[80]

Yes Yes
PSP Slim & Lite Yes Yes Yes PSP Go only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Media Go Yes No
Samsung Galaxy Player Unknown Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No WMP through MTP No Yes
Samsung T10 Yes Yes No Yes No[78] No Yes Yes No No EmoDio No Yes
Samsung P2 Yes Yes No Yes No[78] No Yes Yes No No EmoDio Yes Yes
Sansa Fuze No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MSC WMP through MTP Yes Yes
Walkman NWZ-A810 series No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No WMP through MTP Yes Yes
ZEN Yes Yes No No No[78] No Yes Yes No No Creative MediaSource No Yes
ZEN Vision W Yes Yes No No No[78] No Yes Yes No No Creative MediaSource No Yes
Zune No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Zune Software No Yes
ZVUE 260 Unknown Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No ZAPP No No

Wifi Connectivity

Product Manufacturer Web browser Wireless syncing Ad hoc On-demand Web radio/TV
Archos 5, 7 Archos Opera
Archos 604 WiFi, 704 WiFi Archos Opera 8.5 file browsing No No
Archos 605 WiFi, 705 WiFi Archos Opera 9 file browsing No Content Portals Yes
Archos PMA400 Archos Opera via FTP Yes No
Cowon Q5W Cowon IE Mobile Yes (using Flash-based Internet Radio sites)
Ibiza Rhapsody Haier Minimo Yes No Rhapsody radio only
iPod Touch Apple Inc. Webkit Yes Yes iTunes Spotify No
Samsung Galaxy Player Samsung Webkit Android Marketplace
Sansa Connect SanDisk No Yahoo! Music
Sony PSP Sony NetFront Yes Yes PlayStation Store Yes
Sony Walkman X Series Sony NetFront No Yes Yes
ZEN X-Fi Creative No media server No Creative MediaBox No
Zune 4, 8 Microsoft No Yes Yes Zune Marketplace
Zune 30 Microsoft No Yes Yes Zune Marketplace
Zune 80, 120 Microsoft No Yes Yes Zune Marketplace
Zune HD Microsoft IE Mobile 6 Yes Yes Zune Marketplace

Audio formats

Name MP3 FairPlay ALAC AAC WMA-DRM WMA Lossless WMA WAV Audible Ogg Vorbis FLAC Others
Archos 105 Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No
Archos 405 Yes No No No[81] Yes No Yes Yes No No No AC3[81]
Archos 5 Yes No No No[81] Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes AC3[81]
Archos 605 WiFi / GPS Yes No No No[81] Yes No Yes Yes No No No AC3[81]
Archos 705 WiFi Yes No No No[81] Yes No Yes Yes No No No AC3[81]
Cowon A3 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes APE, MPC, PCM, TTA, WV
Cowon D2 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes APE
Cowon Q5W Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes APE, MPC
Gigabeat T-Series Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
GP2X F-200 Yes No No No No No No[82] No No Yes No[83] APE, MP2, MPC,[83] TTA, WV[84]
iPod Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No AIFF
iriver clix 2G Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
PSP Slim & Lite Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No No ATRAC
Samsung Galaxy Player Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Samsung T10 Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
Samsung P2 Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
Sansa Fuze Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Walkman NWZ-A810 series Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No
ZEN Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No
ZEN Vision W Yes No No No Yes No[85] Yes Yes Yes No No No
Zune Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No WMA Pro Stereo
ZVUE 260 Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No MP2
MP3 AAC-DRM ALAC AAC WMA-DRM WMA Lossless WMA WAV Audible Ogg Vorbis FLAC Others

Video formats

Name H.264 ASF WMV DivX / Xvid MPEG-4 AVI QuickTime Other formats
Archos 105 No No Yes No No No No No
Archos 405 No[81] No Yes No Yes Yes No[81] MPEG-2[81]
Archos 5 No[81] No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[81] MPEG-2[81], MKV
Archos 605 WiFi / GPS No[81] No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[81] MPEG-2[81]
Archos 705 WiFi No[81] No Yes Yes Yes Yes No[81] MPEG-2[81]
Cowon A3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No MKV, MTV, OGM, VOB, DAT, AMV, MJPEG, MPEG-1
Cowon D2 No No Yes No[86] No Yes No No
Cowon Q5W No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No OGM
Gigabeat T-Series No Yes Yes No[87] No[87] No[87] No[87] No
GP2X F-200 No No No[82] Yes Yes Yes No No
iPod (before Nano 6G; iPod 6G does) Yes No No with plugin Yes with plugin Yes No
iriver clix 2G No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
PSP Slim & Lite Yes No No No Yes No No MJPEG
Samsung Galaxy Player Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No MKV
Samsung T10 No No Yes .svi only Yes No No No
Samsung P2 No No Yes .svi only Yes No No No
Sansa Fuze No No No No No Yes No No
Walkman NWZ-A810 series Yes No No No Yes No No No
ZEN No[87] No Yes Yes No[87] Yes No MJPEG
ZEN Vision W No[87] No Yes Yes No[87] Yes No MJPEG
Zune Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No DVR-MS[87]
ZVUE 260 No Yes Yes Xvid only Yes Yes No No

Additional features

Name FM radio Microphone Line-in recording DVR recording Playback while charging USB host HDMI out
Archos 105 No No No No Unknown
Archos 405 No No No Yes Unknown
Archos 5 With FM remote With FM remote With dock With DVR dock With dock
Archos 605 WiFi / GPS No No No Yes Yes
Archos 705 WiFi No No No Yes Unknown
Cowon A3 Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Yes
Cowon D2 Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Cowon Q5W Yes Yes No No Unknown
Gigabeat T-Series No No Yes No Unknown
GP2X F-200 No No No No Unknown
iPod Nano generations 5 & 6 only Yes No No Yes iPod Touch only
iriver clix 2G Yes Yes No[88] No Unknown
PSP 1000 Series No No No No Yes
PSP Slim & Lite 2000 Series No Accessory only No No Yes
PSP Slim & Lite 3000 Series No Yes No No Yes
Samsung Galaxy Player Yes Yes No No Unknown
Samsung T10 Yes Yes No No Power only; no data[89]
Samsung P2 Yes Yes No No Power only; no data[89]
Sansa Fuze Yes Yes No No Power only; no data[89]
Sansa View Yes Yes No No Power only; no data[89]
Walkman NWZ-A810 series Yes Yes No No Unknown
ZEN Yes Yes No No Yes
ZEN Vision W Yes Yes No No Power only; no data[89]
Zune Yes (also on HD Radio) No No No Yes Yes, Zune HD
Zvue 260 No No No No No

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^GB = 1,000 MB; 1 MB = 1,000 kB; 1 kB = 1,000 B
  2. ^ "Archos Launches Ultra-Mini Flash Media Player With Music, Photo and Video Playback on A Colour Screen". Archos. 2007-08-31. http://www.archos.com/corporate/press/press_releases/CP_ARCHOS_105_EN.pdf. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g All SD card-complaint devices are also compatible with MultiMediaCard (MMC).
  4. ^ "Archos 105 Firmware Download". Archos. 2008-01-11. http://www.archos.com/support/download/firmware.html?etape=firm&pr=a105.png&country=global&lang=en. 
  5. ^ "Archos Introduces Its First Flash-Based Portable Media Player With the Archos 405". Archos. 2007-08-30. http://www.archos.com/corporate/press/press_releases/ARCHOS_405_Available_FINAL.pdf. 
  6. ^ a b "Archos 405 (2GB) Firmware Download". Archos. 2008-02-11. http://www.archos.com/support/download/firmware.html?etape=firm&pr=a405.png&country=global&lang=en. 
  7. ^ a b "Archos 405 (30GB) Firmware Download". Archos. 2008-02-11. http://www.archos.com/support/download/firmware.html?etape=firm&pr=a405hdd.png&country=global&lang=en. 
  8. ^ "Archos Expands Palm-Sized Archos Portable Media Player With Hard Drive That Holds 40 Movies". Archos. 2008-02-07. http://archos.com/corporate/press/press_releases/PR_ARCHOS_405_30GB_EN.pdf. 
  9. ^ "Archos 5 - 1.6.53 Firmware". http://update.archos.com/6/archos5-7/archos5-7_r1.6.53/firmware_archos5-7.aos. 
  10. ^ a b "New Archos 605 WiFi Now Available-Only Portable Media Player Offering Wireless Movie Downloads". Archos. http://www.archos.com/corporate/press/press_releases/ARCHOS_605_WiFi_Available_FINAL.pdf. 
  11. ^ a b "Archos 605 WiFi (Flash) Firmware Download". Archos. 2008-02-11. http://www.archos.com/support/download/firmware.html?etape=firm&pr=a605f.png&country=global&lang=en. 
  12. ^ a b "Archos 605 WiFi (Hard Drive) Firmware Download". Archos. 2008-02-11. http://www.archos.com/support/download/firmware.html?etape=firm&pr=a605.png&country=global&lang=en. 
  13. ^ Release date according to Slashgear.
  14. ^ "Archos 705 WiFi Firmware Download". Archos. 2008-02-11. http://www.archos.com/support/download/firmware.html?etape=firm&pr=a705.png&country=global&lang=en. 
  15. ^ "COWON SYSTEMS, Inc. launches Extreme PMP player 'COWON A3'" (Press release). Cowon. 2007-11-07. http://eng.cowon.net/board/bbs_press_view.php?number=94&pageSort=&boardID=E03&keyWord=. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  16. ^ "Cowon A3 Firmware Download". Cowon. 2008-01-25. http://www.cowonglobal.com/zeroboard/zboard.php?id=C08&category=&no=301&bmenu=download&category=24. 
  17. ^ "COWON Releases Premium MP3P 'COWON D2'". Cowon. http://eng.cowon.net/board/bbs_press_view.php?number=82&pageSort=&boardID=E03&keyWord=. 
  18. ^ "Cowon America". Cowon Systems, Inc.. 2008-05-08. http://www.cowonamerica.com/download/cowon_d2_jsfw.html. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  19. ^ Release date according to SlipperyBrick.
  20. ^ "Cowon Q5W Firmware Download". Cowon. 2008-01-31. http://www.cowonamerica.com/download/cowon_q5w_jsfw.html. 
  21. ^ Release date according to CNET.
  22. ^ Release date according to PlayAsia.com.
  23. ^ "GP2X F-200 Firmware Download". GamePark Holdings. 2007-12-20. http://www.gp2x.com/support/support_view.asp?bunho=9&indexNo=21&page=1&part=d00. 
  24. ^ a b Bell, Donald. "iPod Classic review". CNET. http://reviews.cnet.com/portable-video-players-pvps/apple-ipod-classic-80gb/4505-6499_7-32595955.html?tag=mncol;lst. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  25. ^ a b "Get great new features with 3.1 software". Apple. 2009-09-25. http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/software-update.html. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  26. ^ Bell, Donald. "iPod Touch review". CNET. http://reviews.cnet.com/portable-video-players-pvps/apple-ipod-Touch-16gb/4505-6499_7-32595956.html?tag=coco. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  27. ^ Release date according to CNET.
  28. ^ Release date according to YesAsia.
  29. ^ not user accessible
  30. ^ "PSP Slim & Lite Firmware Download". Sony. http://www.us.playstation.com/PSP/About/SystemUpdate. 
  31. ^ Release date according to Amazon.
  32. ^ "Yepp T10 Firmware Download". Samsung. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?group=mp3audiovideo&type=mp3players&subtype=flashmemory&model_nm=YP-T10JAB&language=&dType=D&mType=FM&vType=R&prd_ia_cd=03040200&disp_nm=YP-T10JAB. 
  33. ^ "Yepp P2 Firmware Download". Samsung. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?group=mp3audiovideo&type=mp3players&subtype=flashmemory&model_nm=YP-P2JAB&language=&dType=D&mType=FM&vType=R&prd_ia_cd=03040200&disp_nm=YP-P2JAB. 
  34. ^ Release date according to CNET.
  35. ^ "Sansa Fuze Firmware Update". SanDisk. http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/156/kw/firmware/r_id/101834. 
  36. ^ Release date according to MP3.com.
  37. ^ Jake (2008-01-28). "Sansa View Latest Firmware 01.03.02a Download". SanDisk. http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=view&thread.id=851. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  38. ^ Release date according to CNET.
  39. ^ "Creative ZEN review". MP3.com. http://www.mp3.com/creative-zen/hardware/262/summary.html. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  40. ^ "ZEN Firmware Download". Creative. http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp?MainCategory=210&nRegionFK=&nCountryFK=&nLanguageFK=&sOSName=Windows+Vista+32-bit&region=1&Product_Name=ZEN+4GB%2F8GB%2F16GB%2F32GB&Product_ID=17108&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=26&drivertype=4&x=29&y=16. 
  41. ^ "Creative Worldwide Support > Zen X-Fi". Creative. http://support.creative.com/downloads/welcome.aspx?nDriverType=4&bLatest=1. 
  42. ^ "ZEN Vision W Firmware Download". Creative. http://sg.creative.com/support/downloads/download.asp?MainCategory=210&nRegionFK=&nCountryFK=&nLanguageFK=&sOSName=Windows+XP&region=2&Product_Name=ZEN+Vision+W&Product_ID=15752&modelnumber=&driverlang=1033&OS=10&drivertype=4&x=22&y=22. 
  43. ^ a b c d e "How to update to the current Zune device software version". Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926770. 
  44. ^ a b "Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store, New Zune Players Available Tomorrow". Microsoft. 2007-11-12. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/nov07/11-12ZuneCustomizationPR.mspx. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  45. ^ "HandHeld Entertainment Announces Release of the ZVUE 260". Zvue. http://corporate.zvue.com/news/20070717.php. 
  46. ^ "Zvue 260 Firmware Download". Zvue.com. http://www.zvue.com/players/support.php?thispage=Model_260/Firmware_Update. 
  47. ^ "Archos 105 - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_105/more.html?country=global&lang=en. 
  48. ^ "Archos 405 - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_405/more.html?country=global&lang=en. 
  49. ^ "Archos 405 30GB - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_405_30GB/more.html?country=global&lang=en. 
  50. ^ "Archos 5 - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_5/specs.html?country=us&lang=en. 
  51. ^ "Archos 605 WiFi - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_605wifi/more.html?country=global&lang=en. 
  52. ^ "Archos 605 GPS - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_605_gps/more.html?country=global&lang=en. 
  53. ^ "Archos 705 WiFi - Technical Specifications". Archos. http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_705wifi/more.html?country=global&lang=en. 
  54. ^ "Cowon A3 - Technical Specifications". Cowon. http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/cowon/a3/tech_specs.html. 
  55. ^ "Cowon D2 - Technical Specifications". Cowon. http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/cowon/d2/tech_specs.html. 
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  78. ^ a b c d e Supported though libmtp, which is free software.
  79. ^ a b Compatible through numerous third-party apps.
  80. ^ Available after installing the latest firmware update.
  81. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Playable when optional plug-in is purchased.
  82. ^ a b Wmvplayer is a third-party plug-in that supports these formats.
  83. ^ a b FFPlay is a third-party plug-in that supports these formats.
  84. ^ OldPlay is a third-party plug-in that supports these formats.
  85. ^ Playable when converted to standard WMA on Creative Audio Converter from MediaSource.
  86. ^ Playable when converted to Xvid (15frame/s) through JetAudio.
  87. ^ a b c d e f g h i Playable when converted to WMV through bundled software. Does not sync directly with Windows Media Center.
  88. ^ Line-in recording is possible with the line-in jack on the optional cradle.
  89. ^ a b c d e When the device is connected to a computer with a USB cable, the data lines put the device in a file sync mode where playback cannot occur. However, with adapters such as car chargers where there is no data connection, playback while charging is possible.

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