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It was the last few seconds. The example I sent was the last 9 seconds. Amazon mp3's are 256 vbr. Using Media Rage I removed the copyright tag information, and that seemed to restore the last 9 seconds in my testing. I've since removed the copyright tag info on all the Amazon mp3's I want to load to it, I just haven't had a chance to load it yet and see if it is a 100% effective workaround until the firmware is updated.
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I sent iRiver one of my Amazon mp3 songs that was cutting off several seconds. They confirmed it is doing it for them as well and are turning it over to the development team to implement a firmware fix.

Thanks for doing that. Hopefully they'll figure it out... This is such an oddball bug, that a tag can cut a track short...

post #2493 of 8671
Could anyone share some thoughts on how good/bad AK100 in pairing with RSA Shadow or Pico Slim, please?
post #2494 of 8671
Here is the full list of items I sent them. I suggest others do this as well to ensure they get addessed

Future updates:

1. Please add true gap-less playback. A strong selling point of this player is its ability to play high resolution recordings. Many of those recordings, like Pink Floyd, are live or concept albums where tracks run continuously into each other with out gap. Not having gap-less ruins the flow and ambience of those recordings.

2. Allow for playlist creation on the computer (especially on Mac computers). It is slow and cumbersome to create playlists on the player. I would love to be able to import my iTunes playlists to the AK100.

3. Extend the EQ functionality to allow EQ deeper into the sub bass region, say around 40 and 30 hz. Also allow for multiple saved EQ curves for different headphones.

4. I most often play my AK100 on random of all songs. Occasionally when a song comes up, I decide I want to hear that entire album. It takes too many clicks in the touch menu to leave all songs random and play just that particular album in chronological order. Please create an easier way to play all songs from a given album or artists when a random song you like is playing.

Bugs and troubles:

1. All mp3 files I've bought from Amazon end abruptly about 9 seconds too soon. These same files play to the real end just fine on my MacBook, iPods and iPhones but on the AK100 they come to abrupt end too soon.

2. Sometimes after loading new songs and having the player read the library, it will come back showing there are no songs loaded. Like the entire library has been erased. Viewing folders show they are still there and playable but not through regular library view. Resetting all settings brings all the songs back into being accessible in the library. However this erases saved playlists and EQ settings.
Note: this has not been reproduced since subsequently re-installing firmware 1.3

3. Not all artwork/album covers that are embedded into the files show on the player. This seems to be random. I tried making them all 300 x 300 but still some don't show and others do. There is no documentation on how to embed album art to the AK100 standards. Perhaps the Iriver plus software would aid in this but it is not available on apple computers.

4. Artists should not sort by the word "The". The Beatles should be found in the B's not the T's.

This captures all the enhancment and bugs I've either experienced or read about here. Please feel free to use this list in an email to iRiver support.
post #2495 of 8671
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Here is the full list of items I sent them. I suggest others do this as well to ensure they get addessed
 

You would think a company the size of iRiver would have had this ironed out and if not right at first, by now. I should have mine later today. It will be interesting to compare to the DX100.

post #2496 of 8671

What?

 

No Gapless?  Really?

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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post

What?

No Gapless?  Really?

For the 100th time in this thread yesssssssssssssssssssss no gapless rolleyes.gif
post #2498 of 8671
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post

What?

 

No Gapless?  Really?


I emailed iRiver, as others have about this. I did read somewhere they weren't going to have gapless but I can't see them sticking with that as it needs gapless.

post #2499 of 8671
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post


I emailed iRiver, as others have about this. I did read somewhere they weren't going to have gapless but I can't see them sticking with that as it needs gapless.


Yep they replied to me with that answer and I posted their email on this thread.

post #2500 of 8671

A mainland china website shows iRivier Ak100 opened.

 

Exposing the Circuit Board and everything inside.

 

http://www.51erji.com/?p=7486

 

Main comments from the website are:

 

 

 

The Volume Pot is fixed / clamped on the Case body not the PCB
So, Life time of the volume pot should be quite good.
 
Battery is attached within the device body by double side tape,
the connection among battery and the PCB is by flex on socket.
Not Soldered, so possible to upgrade or replace later on.
 
The PCB board is of 6 Layers, very tidy and not too densely packed.
 
Overall, the Assembly and Components Quality seem to be highly satisfying.

Edited by jackrabbitslim0 - 2/6/13 at 4:47pm
post #2501 of 8671
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post

What?

 

No Gapless?  Really?

 

Neither does the 801 unless you use Rockbox

post #2502 of 8671
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Originally Posted by jackrabbitslim0 View Post

A mainland china website shows iRivier Ak100 opened.

Exposing the Circuit Board and everything inside.

http://www.51erji.com/?p=7486

Main comments from the website are:





The Volume Pot is fixed / clamped on the Case body not the PCB
So, Life time of the volume pot should be quite good.
 
Battery is attached within the device body by double side tape,
the connection among battery and the PCB is by flex on socket.
Not Soldered, so possible to upgrade or replace later on.
 
The PCB board is of 6 Layers, very tidy and not too densely packed.
 
Overall, the Assembly and Components Quality seem to be highly satisfying.

Very cool thanks for posting that jackrabbitslim !
post #2503 of 8671
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

You would think a company the size of iRiver would have had this ironed out and if not right at first, by now. I should have mine later today. It will be interesting to compare to the DX100.

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post #2504 of 8671

Would you like some butter with that popcorn sara? ;).
 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Would you like some butter with that popcorn sara? ;).
 

And don't forget the Mochi Crunch beerchug.gif

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