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Archos Gmini 402.

by b1rd / April 2, 2006 9:56 AM PDT

This is a slightly old product, released end of November 05, but I still hear it owns the Ipod Video. I was thinking of purchasing this item over the Sandisk E200, because they are ******** with their released date and I think I'd like to watch more video on my device.

So any thoughts, opinions or mini reviews?

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Archos Gmini 402
by PMR / April 2, 2006 11:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Archos Gmini 402.

I have the Archos Gmini 402 CamCorder. I got it for around $260 with rebate. The cam wasn't the reason for me getting it, it was just a good extra. The videos playback good however this really is a ''Personal'' video player. It has bad viewing angles. The music sounds pretty good and the headphones that come with it are decent. The games are plain and simple, but fun. Since I do take a lot of pictures on vacations and the USB Host feature is great.

If you have any questions, just ask.

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help me
by mmasurf / April 22, 2006 6:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Archos Gmini 402

I own a Gmini 402 and i just bought it yesterday. I wanted to put on a movie today since im going on a road trip tomorrow. To convert my avi to mpeg4 i used the mpeg4 translator and it didnt work. Then i tried the IMtoo video converter to change avi to wmv9 and it didnt work. And then i just tried avi and didnt work. i tried some other programs and they also didnt work. Then it came up to the digital media converter 2.6 and it worked,but when i played it on the gmini in the middle of the middle it said must register the product. So i found a serial and it worked and then i tried doing it again so the error wouldnt come up. And then when im picking the file to convert ,windows makes it shut down cuz of an error. I have literally given up on video. So can anyone help me find a good converter or help me out with what i have in another way by tomorrow morning. Avi/Divx work but only on some movies,like i have king kong,date movie and eight below and king kong worked only.
please help me.

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402
by rustal21 / April 3, 2006 6:36 AM PDT
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i also have the 402 camcorder and i really like it.
buy it

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Archos 402 camcorder
by DeadMetalHead / April 3, 2006 7:29 AM PDT
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I purchased the camcorder a while ago for about 260 also. This is an awesome product, my friends are jelous because they like the 402 more than their ipod. There are a few things to get used to like encoding video and associating album art with the song, but if you buy the 402c ill help you out. Also www.archopen.org has plenty of people working on crack for gameboy emulators and doom emulators, Im currently waiting for them to get the crack on the 1.3 firmware. The battery life seems short but it fully charges in about 2 1/2 hours for 10 hours of music, 4 for video, and 2 for recording video. The battery life isent as short as you would think. Also the 402c is very sturdy, made with hard metal. If your looking to purchase one go to www.CompUplus.com they sell it for $300 and a $40 dollar rebate, also you can buy an extended 3 year warrenty for only $13 bucks. Goodluck with your search.

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Hmm..
by b1rd / April 4, 2006 6:14 AM PDT
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I was actually thinking of Archos Gmini W/O Camcorder. Is it easy to watch video on the screen? Would you watch a movie on it?

If the music navigation easy to use?

Is it easily scratchable? & Is it ugly?

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Movies
by DeadMetalHead / April 4, 2006 2:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Hmm..

they look very nice on it, i watch movies, i have how high, starwars3, and some music videos. So far the screen doesent scratch very easyly but i would recommend a screen protector.

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video to Arxhos 402
by Kingboone / August 19, 2006 2:10 AM PDT
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I have not been able to transfer a movie from my computer to my Archos 402 camcorder. My movies open up in a DVD player other than Media Player

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don't worry gmini402 is a great pvp
by DrNick664 / April 6, 2006 3:54 AM PDT
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not its not "ugly" i like the way it looks and its not that bad watching movies on it. the only bad thing about it in my opinion is that is has poor battery life(but still better then ipod for videos) and a non user removable battery.

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You can change battery..
by DeadMetalHead / April 8, 2006 5:09 AM PDT

On gmini400.com or archopen.org they show you how to change battery, they have cracks to play gameboy games and more on it, they have links for video converting tools, picture tools, dvd ripping tools, and more.

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