iriver Lplayer 8 GB Video MP3 Player (White)
- 4 GB capacity for up to 2,000 WMA or 1,000 MP3 files
- Play up to 12 hours of audio or 3.5 hours video on a single charge
- 50.8-mm TFT LCD with 320 x 240 (QVGA) resolution
- Supports MPEG4 SP, WMV9 SP, XVID SP video formats; MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, FLAC audio formats; JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF image formats; TXT text files
- 1-year limited warranty
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- Brand Name: iRiver
- Model Number: 1LP8WHT
- Digital Storage Capacity: 8.0 GB
- Color: White
- Supported Audio Format: MP3// WMA// OGG// ASF// FLAC
1. Very sleek, sophisticated style & design and packed with great extras Lplayer comes with intuitive iriver D-Click System, 262K Color 2.0” TFT LCD with colorful GUI, , FM radio with FM recording, Voice Recording, Photo Viewer, and Text Viewer. It natively supports OGG, FLAC audio file- both lossless file formats and most popular video formats. 2. Intuitive iriver D-Click System Lplayer also ensures comfortable usage with ‘iriver D-Click System,’ which is operated by clicking the screen in the four directions, and UI (User Interface) that is intuitive and easy to control. Take original pleasure in the D-Click system exclusively for iriver that you cannot experience in other products. 3. 2.0 inch Multi A/V Player Lplayer features a 2.0 inch 262k TFT LCD color display at 320 x 240 resolution, FM radio with recording, voice recording, audio playback support for MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF and FLAC, support for MPEG-4, WMV9 and XviD video formats maximizing portability with its most enhanced moving image playing function of 30 frames per second. 4. Multiplayer Lplayer Lplayer, the multiplayer allowing a collection of function, offers various entertainment options such as moving image, FM radio, voice recorder, image, and text viewer as well as mp3 playing. In particular, Lplayer is a moving image player maximizing portability with its most enhanced moving image playing function of 30 frames per second. a. MUSIC files Lplayer supports most popular audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, and OGG and FLAC – both lossless file formats. Providing abundant base and three-dimensional sounds with a 7-band custom EQ, SRS WOW HD. b. Video files Lplayer with TFT LCD (320 X 240) resolution supports Xvid, MPEG-4 SP and WMV9 SP of 30 frames per second. Thus, you can simply transform various moving picture files such as movies, music videos and animations to see on the vivid screen of Lplayer using iriverplus3.
With sleek, sophisticated design and a wealth of extras, the iriver Lplayer is a perfect option for carrying around your media. The Lplayer plays music, video, photos, and more; boasts a 2-inch color display; FM radio with recording; and voice recording--all easily navigated using the intuitive iriver "D-Click" system.
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Enjoy brilliant images and video on the 2-inch, 262,000-color TFT LCD. Click to enlarge.
Sleek and stylish at just 13-mm deep. Click to enlarge.
Enjoy navigating the colorful user interface and watching your favorite videos in MPEG4 SP, WMV9 SP, or XVID SP video formats (at 30 frames per second) on the 2-inch, 262,000-color TFT LCD.
Enjoy your music exactly the way you want it. The Lplayer natively supports MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, and FLAC audio formats, so you can enjoy quality lossless audio if you choose. Find the sound you like with the built-in 7-band custom EQ. Enjoy quick USB 2.0 transfers of your files to the device, and song information on the Lplayer's brilliant display.
Radio and Voice Recording
Dial in your favorite stations on the built-in digital FM tuner, and if you want to grab something for later, just record it. Ditto on voice recording--capture meetings, lectures, memos, or whatever you want to with the integrated voice recorder.
Photo and Text Viewing
Share your favorite JPEG, BMP, PNG, and GIF images with your buddies, or read text files with ease wherever you are.
What's in the Box
iriver Lplayer 8 GB Video MP3 Player (White), headphones, USB cable, manual, software CD
Top Customer Reviews
Good design for such a small size with largely simple interface (manual is on the packaged mini-CD in pdf). Optional UMS is a godsend as it bypasses proprietary software. Just plug it in and your computer recognizes it at as big floppy (have to install the software first for installation though). If you don't like that, there's another option to transfer from Windows Media Player 11.
The sound quality is about par for mp3 players but depends more on the quality of the mp3s. One thing for audiophiles is the option for FLAC, or loss less audio, but they may want to go for the 8 gig if planning on large amounts of FLAC. Headphones that come with it are pretty decent. Transfer rate is quick. Around 3.7 gigs rather than a full 4, but that was expected. The ability to store and read text files is pretty awesome, especially for students.
Video quality depends largely on the video you're adding. Same goes for pictures. Radio comes in loud and strong. Player comes with an area for a lanyard strap for securing it to your body.
The packaged software allows you to manage your music that way and can look up songs to fix the Mp3 tags as well as get cover art off the internet which also appears when you play the song. Personally, I think this is pretty cool, but in practice the software is extremely slow in finding, updating and saving the tag and cover art to the player, so thus I don't use it. That said, the feature is still pretty nice in theory.
Also, there is a capacity to record from the radio and spoken speech like most Iriver mp3 players.
Battery life for the internal rechargeable battery is not really their alleged 12 hours. More like 10, which still isn't bad, but not good compared to other players'.
D-Click can be occasionally sluggish to respond.
Artists are not in alphabetical format which is super annoying in trying to find a certain artist however, this may be patched in the future as the software has the ability to update its firmware. This is my biggest gripe. Same goes for sorting by albums and genre.
It reads and shows Mp3 tags, thus improperly formatted ones will not show the artist or the music track title, just whatever was written. Video sometimes requires a converter.
It's hard to find after market accessories though which may result in unnecessary cosmetic damage. There are some, but they are pretty expensive barring auction sites. iPod accessory market this is not.
The player updates its database every time you upload forcing you to wait for it before you can use it. Also, it's slow in showing pictures.
Video battery is not so good at around 2.5~3 hours.
It's a pretty solid player, it's tiny and most of the issues are essentially firmware that may be patched or for some people hacked. It's not the best mp3 player Iriver has made, but it is a good buy for its price. It seems like they tried to produce a tiny, tiny computer and the slowness of it comes through a bit too often. Good audio, good video, good radio, picture viewing and text? That's quite a package even with some down sides.
I bought the 8 GB version back in January. I was debating between this and the Sansa Clip, and boy do I wish I'd gone with the Clip.
I was swayed by pretty looks and a strange thought that I might someday want to watch movies on a tiny 1" screen. Beyond the appearance, I can think of no way to make a worse mp3 player. My basis for comparison is my Creative Zen Micro from 2005, and honestly, with exception to the screen and capacity, it wins hands down.
Honestly, you've got a pretty basic mp3 player here, but there are a couple of things that make it absolutely worthless.
The iriver LPlayer arranges your tracks alphabetically. Want to listen to an album in its proper order? Unless you stick track numbers (01, 02, 03,...) at the start of the file name, you won't be able to. I can't tell you how infuriating this is given iriver has had all the time in the world to fix such a little things. EVERY OTHER MP3 PLAYER ON THE MARKET READS ID3 TAGS PROPERLY. (ID3 tags carry information in the mp3 file that tells artist, album, etc.) There is absolutely no excuse for this, and it's a pretty clear sign that iriver doesn't listen to their customers at all. (I've emailed them on this issue to no avail.)
The next two things are not as infuriating, but still quite vexing. There is no gapless playback, and, at least with the latest firmware, iriver seems to think they can "fix" this by making fade-ins and fade-outs universal. Despite there being an option to turn fading on/off in the options, the option does nothing. And then second, the music quality is only average. If you have high-quality mp3 tracks, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, etc., and a great pair of headphones, you won't be getting anything extra out of your music.
If you want a pint-sized, cheap mp3 player, the SanDisk(R) Sansa(R) Clip+ 8GB MP3 Player (Black) is hands down my recommendation. The LPlayer simply doesn't belong in this generation of mp3 players.
UPDATE, 1/15/10: Not that I use my Lplayer any more than once in a blue moon, but there is still no firmware upgrade to fix the file organization. Even at $50, no one should ever buy this thing.
I got this a couple of weeks ago. It is not bad--looks good, sounds good (on Shure 210s, anyway).
Unlike some reviews the d-click seems fine to me.
My issues are:
a) it doesn't order songs well. There is no (easy) way to order things by Artist and then Album for example. Ever worse, Albums are not in alphabetical order. This is a real pain!
b) it doesn't play nicely with linux...you can get it to work, but out of the box it needs a little tweaking
Now all the reviews I read only delt with the music, video, & pictures. These are great features and easy to use. The only reason I purchased this was for the FM recorder feature. So very easy to use. The only problem I had was where I set the unit I would have trouble with reception. An easy fix. Now transfering to WMA was very easy and once it was transfered the files were not automatically deleted. A bonus for me. I wish there was a charger available that would recharge using batteries for travel. Maybe some day. When I contacted iriver they were very helpful and quick to respond to my questions;this was before I purchased the unit. You can set the record quality. The higher the quality the more memory it will take up. I would recommend practicing with it before you have a special recording to do. If you are looking for an easy to use mp3 player and FM recorder I would recommend this one for the price. I am very happy with my purchase.
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