Joined: 07 Apr 2003 Posts: 20254 Location: New Jersey
Posted: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 22:52:00 Post Subject: Dacos Technologies Rapsody 2.5" Multimedia Player
The Rapsody is an excellent fit for my digital multimedia device needs, and I really do like it. It is very easy to transfer media via USB or OTG, and the size and simplicity make it extremely portable. They did a good job incorporating support for different file types, but could have made it a little more robust. - The Review
Can anyone check if it supports WAV files?
I know the article says it does, but some of the stores don't mention it and I've had problems with this file type before (the iamm ntd-25 was supposed to support it but it didn't..)
Joined: 19 Oct 2005 Posts: 2120 Location: New Jersey
Posted: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 22:14:45 Post Subject:
OK guys, here are your answers...
The battery pack is meant for the OTG backup feature. Meaning you can use 4xAA batteries to backup your digital camera photos, USB flash drives, etc. I don't think it is meant for audio or video playback.
When I put some freshly charged batteries in the pack and pluged it into the Rapsody nothing happened. Tried hitting the power button on the unit and still nothing. My guess is that the battery pack will not power my WD 120GB 5400RPM hard drive and needs extra power. I don't have a 4200RPM drive to try.
I looked through the manual about any meantion to the audio playback via LCD screen. I plugged in the Rapsody into my TV without the video cable. The only way where you can play audio files without the video plugged in is using the bookmark button on the remote. It remembers the last song and will resume it when you press the bookmark button.
As for the WAV playback, I had some old wav sounds from various TV shows/movies I used to use as Windows sounds. Some said unsupported, and the rest were not at the right speed...it was probably 2x too fast. It probably needs to be encoded a certain way like the divX and Xvid formats.
the problem is, if I encode the WAV files (to mp3, ogg, wma) they will lose data, since mp3 and the rest are all "lossy" formats.
some WAV files are not raw data but have some data that needs to be decoded..
the best way to check it is to use winamp option (in the media library) to rip a track from a cd to WAV file (with WAV header), and see if it plays it. I will appreciate it very much if you could do so...
and one more thing: how can I connect an optic or coaxial cables to it? these kind of cables require different output than the one I see in the picture..
the winamp procedure:
Alt+L for the media libraray, under "rip and burn", right-click the targeted CDROM device and choose "cd ripping preferences".
under encoding format, select ".WAV output". check "write .WAV header" (supposed to be checked already).
close the preferences window, choose a track and click "rip".
.FLAC is great, and it's free.. I really don't know why so little players offer it... but I'll be satisfied with wav for now...
thank man, you're really helpin me
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