19 Facts About MP3 players


Some MP3 players include FM radio tuners, voice recording and other features.

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MP3 players-playing devices were mostly pioneered by South Korean startups, who by 2002 would control the majority of global sales.

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MP3 players was introduced as an audio coding standard in 1994.

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The first portable MP3 players player was launched in 1997 by Saehan Information Systems, which sold its "MPMan F10" player in parts of Asia in spring 1998.

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The new Walkman MP3 players were originally referred to as "Network Walkman", with the introduction of the NW-MS7.

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In May 2005, flash memory maker SanDisk entered the PMP market with the Sansa line of MP3 players, starting with the e100 series, and then following up with the m200 series, and c100 series.

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Meanwhile, in Eastern Europe including Russia, higher priced MP3 players with improved design or functionality were preferred instead, and here Korean makers like iriver and Samsung were particularly popular, as well as such OEM models under local brands.

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Various MP3 players include the ability to record video, usually with the aid of optional accessories or cables, and audio, with a built-in microphone or from a line out cable or FM tuner.

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Some MP3 players include readers for memory cards, which are advertised to equip MP3 players with extra storage or transferring media.

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Many MP3 players have a built-in electret microphone which allows recording.

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Many mobile digital media MP3 players have last position memory, in which when it is powered off, a user doesn't have to worry about starting at the first track again, or even hearing repeats of others songs when a playlist, album, or whole library is cued for shuffle play, in which shuffle play is a common feature, too.

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For later MP3 players these are usually available online via the manufacturers' websites, or increasingly natively recognised by the operating system through Universal Mass Storage or Media Transfer Protocol .

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Some portable media MP3 players include a radio receiver, most frequently receiving FM.

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Some portable media MP3 players have recently added features such as simple camera, built-in game emulation and simple text readers and editors.

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Some media MP3 players are used with Noise-cancelling headphones that use Active noise reduction to remove background noise.

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Many smartphones and personal media MP3 players are sold with earphones that do a poor job of blocking ambient noise, leading some users to turn up the volume to the maximum level to drown out street noise.

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People listening to their media MP3 players on crowded commutes sometimes play music at high volumes feel a sense of separation, freedom and escape from their surroundings.

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Some MP3 players have electromagnet transmitters, as well as receivers.

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Many MP3 players have built-in FM radios, but FM transmitters aren't usually built-in due to liability of transmitter feedback from simultaneous transmission and reception of FM.

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