I just got an Iriver H340 as a christmas gift to myself last week and while it is technically superior to the Ipod players and has more features built in for a player of its price range; the firmware coders seem to suffer from the same disease that is infecting many Linux multimedia app developers. I come to find that though I can make a playlist on my pc [I use the Iriver equivalent of the Anapod explorer I mentioned in another thread. Irivium is just as great as Anapod and I got a discount since I own Anapod already.
]and then store it on the player for use later, I cannot
select a playlist while a song is playing, (WTF) I cannot
browse inside my playlists at all, (WTH) I cannot
by extention jump directly to a given track in a playlist....(WTFH!!) My question to all of the coders out there is what can posses the makers of this player to actually release this product without these features? I don't see how they can have a section dedicated to playlist creation that features winamp yet apparently forget to allow the user to do on the player what virtually EVERY
media player in existence! [IE jump to tracks in a playlist while a song is playing even.] What is worse is that they thought it was a good idea to create a primary interface that uses press time based alt functions......Apparently they don't know about root menus..sigh. What is worse still is that their main competitor the Ipod allows you to jump between tracks in a playlist like virtually every conventional software player known to mankind.
I am definetly glad there is an active modding community planning to port their firmware for the Archos players to the Iriver H100 series then the H300 series which I own...
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