Best player for spoken word, music's good too though
Nashville Don, Amazon
21 September 2013
Summary: If you copy the files in one-at-a-time from your computer, they will play in that order. You can set it to pause for up to an hour. It's tiny, fits in the front pocket. I can download youtube videos, convert to mp3, and listen all day long with lots of pauses and not start over. I wish they still made it. Newer mp3 players are unnecessarily bulky in order to play movies. And/or they won't let you pause for very long. And it records well, great for lectures.
Not perfect, but it's convenient and takes a beating
Ethan Winning "Ethan Winning", Amazon
17 November 2007
Summary: I've had my T30 for two years, and it's still playing. I had no trouble setting it up, really, just a plug and play or plug and upload and I've got plenty of music for a bike trip or a long hike. And when I'm tired of the selections, I just erase what I don't want and download new selections. (I really don't understand the complaints about using MS Media Player or Windows XP.
Summary: Update on 05/12/08: I bought 2 players for the church to do sermon recording. Everything is good except the power consumption. It doesn't matter whether I use regular Alkaine batteries or the high power (NimH?) rechargable batteries. I need to replace the battery after 2 sermons (each sermon has around 30 mins. That's strange. Update on 12/06: I can finally use explorer to find the file. It's a good unit now.
Summary: Good little player with excellent sound. Easy to navigate. A little different to upload files to it since it isn't really treated as a flash drive (doesn't display remaining drive space if using drag and drop in "My Computer". A little on the spendy side but a solid little player.
Summary: I've had my T30 for about 3 years now. I love the sound quality! It's the best I have ever found in a player of this size. I've tried the SanDisk c150 and another no-name brand which neither could equal the sound quality here. I had to replace the earphones as this type irritates my skin and will cause infections.
Summary: PROS: The T30 makes a great voice recorder. The mic and line-in sources both produce quality results. Both WMP and explorer modes are supported (with firmware change) CONS: WMP mode is slow with WMP11 Menu navigation takes some time to learn
Summary: The iRiver T 30 1 gig mp3 player combines great sound with small size and large storage. It comes with Windows Media Player 10 and no other software . At first the tranfer procedure was a bit confusing since the onboard firmware deletes any files you have as you add new files . It's a kind of changing of the guard thing .But if you select all of your existing files for addition as well as the new files the delete function is avoided .
Summary: This was one of the first 1GB flash players that supported subscription music services. When I initially purchased this player, I disliked it. It wouldn't play OverDrive audio books (32kbps), and does not sort files well. I tried the early firmware upgrades, and they did not fix the audio book problem. However, the recent upgrades now support lower-quality audio, AND firmware 1.71 supports Audible. I don't mind the default MTP (Media Transfer Protocol).
Summary: I just found a way to get around having to use Windows Media Player. Good thing, because I was just about to give the player away. Using Windows Media Player, there is no way to organize the music in folders (playlists), so you can just go from folder to folder without thumbing through all the songs in each folder. What I did was upgrade to the latest firmware, and then I double-clicked the player in "my computer" and opened the data file.