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    Sony NWS 203 Walkman 1GB MP3 Player (Black) £29.99



    Got one of the pink ones for a friend's birthday last month and she was delighted. The only thing I wouldn't like about this is that the Sony requires you use their software for transferring tracks to the player.

    The WALKMAN NW-S203 with its 1 GB built-in flash memory is your perfect companion for sport, working, commuting, relaxing, etc.
    NW-S200 series is unique - it is the first digital player to feature a combination of an integral G-sensor and fitness functions like steps, distance & calorie counter and stop-watch. It also has a stylish & compact design, is light & durable and is the first MP3 player with a water resistant aluminium body! This digital player charges really quickly, 3 minutes for 3 hours playback and even has a built-in FM tuner.
    Armband carrying case is supplied.

    For £10 more the 2Gb pink offers even better value.

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    I really like the look of these, but what the hell is an integral G-sensor???

    How many songs (roughly) does 1gb hold, anybody know?
    FREE sim cards, 8 UK networks + £10 top up for £8 - click my 'www'

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    Hi
    How many songs (roughly) does 1gb hold, anybody know?

    1GB will hold upto 1000 minutes of play. so probably 200-250 songs. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by seylectric
    I really like the look of these, but what the hell is an integral G-sensor???

    How many songs (roughly) does 1gb hold, anybody know?
    Depends on what compression rate is used. The higher the compression the more that can be fitted in but the lower the quality. A bit rate of 128kbs is called "near CD quality" and is probably as good a starting point as any for your encoding. Try a lower compression (bit rate) for speech, and higher for any very complex music.

    The other complication is that as well as setting a constant compression rate you can choose a variable rate so the encoder will select a low bit rate for simple passages and a higher bit rate for more complex passages. For this choose VBR (variable bit rate) when encoding.

    Off the top of my head I'd say I'd get about 10 albums or 500 to 600 minutes of music in 1Gb and not notice any significant difference to the uncompressed source (using VBR).

    Links:
    lots of stuff on MP3
    Do Higher MP3 Bit Rates Pay Off? from MaximumPC
    Another listening test http://www.mp3-tech.org/tests/gb/index.html

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    Thanks, very useful. Will go for one of these I think, that's plenty of capacity for me.
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