Tuesday, February 10, 2009

5 Tips For Buying an MP3 Player For Listening to Old Time Radio, Pt. 3

Originally published in the January, 2009, Old Radio Times.(http://www.otrr.org/pg07_times.htm)

5 Tips For Buying an MP3 Player For Listening to Old Time Radio
Ned Norris

3. Make sure your player remembers where you are.
Some players have a frustrating habit of returning you to the start of the file if you happen to switch the device off when you’re halfway through listening to a show. This can be frustrating as it means the next time you switch your player on you need to fast-forward to try to find the point that you were listening to.

It’s also worth checking to see if the player you are thinking about getting has a bookmarking feature. Many players will allow you to set a bookmark at any point in the recording so you can return to that point whenever you like. This is very useful if, for example, you want to break off listening to an old time radio show or audiobook and listen to some music for a while. If you’ve set a bookmark you can quickly return to the exact point you were at. This could be later the same day, a few days later or even many months later. It’s a neat feature that’s well worth having.


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