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Not an iPod! (Archos 48)

post #1 of 16
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Howdy,

I've just purchased a Archos 48, which will be replacing my iPod of a measly 30gb...with the 500 gb Archos 48 which also plays FLAC files (!!)..needless to say I'm excited but also slightly worried because Archos, from what I've heard, has pretty poor customer service..and their devices tend not to..well, work.

 

I'm not too awfully worried because I've purchased a warranty on amazon insuring it..but in the meantime is there anything I should know in order to make the Archos work better or just improve my experience?

 P.S. I bought the tablet mainly to be used as a DAP despite it being advertised as a internet tablet...according to some articles the music playing capabilities outshined iPods, but I would love to have anyones input

Thanks!

post #2 of 16

Wow...500gb will be a ton of songs! Enjoy!

post #3 of 16

 

Don't go swimming with it. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

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>> I'm not too awfully worried because I've purchased a warranty on amazon insuring it..but in the meantime is there anything I should know in order to make the Archos work better or just improve my experience? <<

 

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Good to know, I was more worried because quite a few of the devices seem to be lemons according to reviews..when it works its great, but people had problems within the first month or so from issues from dead pixels to the whole device just not starting.

post #5 of 16

Go swimming with it. very_evil_smiley.gifevil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gif....


 

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Don't go swimming with it. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

 


To OP how big is this thing compared to the ipod?

 

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

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I was using an iPod 30 gig


Edited by DesireUsername - 9/27/11 at 12:08pm
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Has anyone had experience with the device before? I'm not sure what is the best way to get the music onto the device...i've only ever used iTunes.

post #8 of 16


It prob uses WMP

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Has anyone had experience with the device before? I'm not sure what is the best way to get the music onto the device...i've only ever used iTunes.



 

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

I was planning on using WMP but a close second was Foobar 2000 anyone recommend one over the other?

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

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post #11 of 16


I have Media Monkey and it is great. I haven't ever used Foobar, and it may be good also, but I know that Media Monkey is fantastic, has great library management features, is compatible with most DAPs, and is well respected.
 

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I was planning on using WMP but a close second was Foobar 2000 anyone recommend one over the other?



 

post #12 of 16

K downloaded foobar about a week ago but i havent been that impressed, Ill stick to songbird i think

post #13 of 16

Is songbird a real resource hog?  I thought I read that somewhere in the past and decided not to use it with my GoGear.

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Archos 48 is going great! Playing FLAC files on it through my HD 595s sounds great, I had to use Media Monkey as I couldn't figure out how to synch the Archos with foobar...Thanks for all the help!

post #15 of 16

does this player support gapless?

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