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Portable Media Player Gives Entertainment Galore

By Jeremy Mcdonald

Audio, video and images are combined in a portable media player. MP3 is the most common audio format used in them. Many of them might also support other audio formats as the Windows Media Audio, WAV and the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). Usually LCD or the OLED screen is used to display images and video. The most common format used is the JPEG format although file formats as the TIFF, PNG and GIF formats might also be supported to view images. MPEG-4 video format is the most common format used in these players. They may also be able to use video formats such the AVI as well as the Windows Media Video (WMV) formats. USB cables are used to transfer audio as well as video files between the computer and the players or the portable digital assistants (PDAs).

Data storage is carried out with the use of microdrive and flash memory besides the hard drive. The capacity to store data is lesser with flash memory based devices as compared to the others. The maximum storage is limited up to a 32GB. It is the hard drive portable devices that offer highest data storage with the maximum being 320 GB. External devices such as memory CompactFlash Secure Digital card and Sticks can be used to increase the storage capacity. Many players as well as PDAs come with this facility. The screen has a size of up to 7 inches while the resolutions are a comfortable WVGA. The depth of the color normally is between 16-bit to 24-bit. Touchscreen technology is increasingly being integrated into these portable devices.

Digital audio players, digital video recorders, portable video players and personal digital assistants are now offered by many companies. The important portable media players in the market are Philips’ Philips Gogear SA6185 8GB, Apple’s iPod series, Scandisk’s Sansa Fuze and Sansa view, Sony’s Walkman series, Creative Labs with their Zen series and Samsung’s Samsung T10 and Samsung P2.

The Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is a handheld computer. It incorporates the functions of portable media player into the PDA. The simple digital diary was brought out in the 1980s. It has developed further at a great pace to become a palmtop computer now. The functions of the portable media player are incorporated into the PDA. The important functions of a computer too are available in the device. It is easy to carry around as it is sleek, compact and small. It is small enough to be held in the palm making it very convenient to carry them around. It combines the functions of media player, mobile phone and web browser. Wi-Fi or Wireless Wide-Area Networks have made PDAs to connect to the Internet, extranets or intranet.

Today, companies build portable devices that will entertain customers where ever they may be. As a customer, always choose the right brand of portable devices that guarantees you quality entertainment.

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Mcdonald, Jeremy "Portable Media Player Gives Entertainment Galore." Portable Media Player Gives Entertainment Galore. 7 Jul. 2010. 4 Sep 2014 <>.

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Mcdonald, J (2010, July 7). Portable Media Player Gives Entertainment Galore. Retrieved September 4, 2014, from

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Mcdonald, Jeremy "Portable Media Player Gives Entertainment Galore"

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