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Pete Paxton
10-17-2007, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://Conduits Technologies, Inc. Announces Pocket Player 3.5 for Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional' target='_blank'>http://Conduits Technologies, Inc. Announces Pocket Player 3.5 for Windows Mobile 6 Standard and Professional</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;Pocket Player 3.5 addresses all known problems from version 3.2. This includes several issues with button functionality, phone interaction, and Bluetooth compatibility. For buttons, this included several instances where pressing a button would turn on the screen when it shouldn't have done so. Pocket Player now allows you to press the Power button to turn off the screen and keep playing. Pocket Player now interacts with the phone properly; it will automatically pause playback during a phone call, and unpause and fade in the music after a phone call. Pocket Player 3.5 also has smoother interaction with Bluetooth A2DP headphones. When connecting or disconnecting headphones, Pocket Player will automatically reroute the audio to the headphones, or back to the speakers. Previous versions required exiting the player. Additional skins are bundled with the player for the newest Windows Mobile devices, such as skins for WVGA (480x800) and square QVGA (320x320) devices. The skin for landscape-oriented Smartphones has been redesigned. Pocket Player also supports skins for Windows Media Player, as well as Winamp skins (on touchscreen devices only).&quot;</em></p><p><img height="244" alt="" width="388" border="0" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//spt/auto/1192580241.usr11642.gif" /></p><p>I really don't know why I don't use Pocket Player. I need to give it a try. Do you use it and if so, do yo like it? Why would you choose it over other players? If you don't already own it, it's only $19.95 and if you do own it it's $9.95 for returning customers. There's also a free trial version for people like me who want to see what it's like first. </p><p><br /></p>

10-17-2007, 09:56 PM
I'll probably be skewered in the following comments but Window Mobile Media Player 10 serves my needs just fine. I invested in a good set of bluetooth headsets and the sound is vastly improved. Granted, I don't listen to all the time but for the once a day trip to the gym and yard work, house work, Media Player works fine for me.

It'd be nice to be able to do playlist on the fly but as long as I create a playlist, it syncs to my device.

It's suits my current needs, which are no longer elaborate, just fine.

BUT Pocket Player is really nice having used it before. For those who want more than the basics (like I did at one time) it is one of the best on the market and worth every penny of the $19.95.

10-18-2007, 01:05 AM
It'd be nice to be able to do playlist on the fly but as long as I create a playlist, it syncs to my device.

I think the ability to make playlists on the device is already there. There's a function "Save playlist", there's a fuction to load those, there's a function to edit those. What do you need else?

Monty Gibson
03-30-2008, 12:50 PM
I've tested several audio players over the week and it had to meet the following criteria:

1. Play DRM media
2. Gapless Audio
3. Album Art must be displayed
4. A2DP Must be up-to-date
5. Equalizer must be properly in-tune with real world equalizers

Conduits Pocket Player 3.6

I used a pair of Shure SE530's for my wired test and the new Jabra BT3030 for my bluetooth test.

1. It does play DRM media without any difficulty
2. Gapless audio DOES NOT WORK. I tested this with the album "The Wall" by Pink Floyd. The whole album is one continous piece of work and the "gapless" audio feature in Pocket Player 3.6 would not fill the "gap" between the two songs. There was a noticeable difference had it not been engaged, but a gap was still present.
3. Album art displayed just fine for music services that support it i.e.; Zune, Windows Media Player, etc. Rhapsody does not support this at this time.
4. A2DP sounded fine on my bluetooth headset
5. Equalizer was a nice tool to use and pleasently surprised on how well it cleared up some of the music

Gapless audio is very important to me so I would give this a rating of 80% perfect. The issues with the gapless audio needs to be addressed. Otherwise, it's a perfect audio player.