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bookmark function on MP3 players

by wladimirT / January 27, 2006 6:13 PM PST

I frequently used the old cassette-player as an electronic book or to listen to radio-plays. Stop and resume was no problem. The MP3 player offers many advantages over the cassatteplayer, but until now I do not know/did not find any models that offer a stop-and resume- ("bookmark"-)function. It's the same with portable video players, as far as I know. My preference goes to a flash- (with extension memory-slot) or HDD-player, if any, with or without video. Can anyone inform me on brands or types of MP3players/MPM's that have this Bookmark-function?
Wladimir Trabsky, Delfgauw, The Netherlands

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by tom_2727 / January 28, 2006 2:14 PM PST

If you want a hard drive player, go with the iaudio X5 model. It goes up to 60GB

If you want a flash player, go with the G3 or U2 or U3. These go up to 2GB for the newest models.

All of them have bookmarking, and they can also be set to automatically resume where you left off when you turn them off and on.

I have the G3 and use it all the time for audiobooks/lectures.

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MP3 bookmarking capability
by Belski / January 30, 2006 1:47 AM PST
In reply to: Iaudio

The reply from Iaudio gives me hope. I too am listening to downloaded books (some sizable) and have not found a way to bookmark one book, then listen to music (or another book) and come back to the original bookmarked spot. I have a Sandisk E130. Can anyone tell me how to bookmark? Thanks!

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Bookmark function on MP3 players
by wladimirT / February 3, 2006 2:19 AM PST
In reply to: Iaudio

Thank you for a useful reply.
I assume that also (some) HD-drive players have this function, but it is never mentioned in reviews or producer-specifications. Most software-DVD-players -and hardware DVD-recorders too -do have a bookmark/resume function.
I didn't know that Iaudio G3 is also in a 2 GB Version, by the way.

Wladimir Trabsky

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