View Full Version : Why the need for video?
Okay, I'm still trying to decide if the X5 would be what I am looking for. I understand this may be one of the top players right now. I'm assuming this is because of the ability to watch video's and perhaps good sound quality. But what I'm trying to understand is will I have a need for videos? Is there some kind of video online site you download video's for and put on your X5's? Or is the video thing to watch movies? If for movies, wouldn't you think the screen area is too small to really enjoy a full lenght movie? The picture viewer I can understand. What are your thoughts on the practicality of video's on such a small screen?
Videos on an MP3 player are not its primary function - they're a bonus. I probably won't use it very much, but it may be handy to have if I ever want to watch Ghost in the Shell at the back of a lecture theatre one day, and I don't fancy draining my lappy. ;)
It's just a nice addition, in my opinion.
Watching video on the X5 seems to be quite nice.
It's a secondary feature they threw in because they could.
I don't know of any sites but then again the resolution is so low you'd need to create our own anyway. Yes it could be for movies but if you're planning to watch lots of them get a PMP. Personally as a "secondary" feature it works rather well (I don't have an X5 but have seen it on similar devices).
After a while, you really forget the screen is so small. Of course, this is not what you use for action movies or thrillers, but more for some South Park/Family Guy, etc.
In my opinion musicvideos works quite well on the X5 but I don't know whether a full movie is that pleasant to watch.
And for the picture feature, yes it's nice to have but it's in my opinion just an "emergency tool".
It's soo slow and the resolution of the display really limitis it - and if you want to zoom in you have to wait even longer.
Takes several seconds just to display an image or even a thumbnail. Of course it depends on the size of the image but with USB OTG you will probably hook it up to your camera and take as high-res images as possible since you have many gigs of storage. Thats atleast my case and viewing the photos are as said not only seriously slow (with large images) the displays resolution is just too low.
The X5 is a very good mp3 player and that should be your main concern when buying the X5. The USB OTG really is handy but just for storing photos and such - not viewing them.
The M3 is one of the best mp3 players out there in my opinoin and the X5 has everything the M3 has but has a display on the main unit with was a major drayback with the M3. Thats really what got me excited of the X5 in the first place (the fact that it was like an M3 but with a display on the main unit).
Of course the X5 will be marketed as the ultimate mp3-multimedia-tool but to be honest, the X5 is "just" an awesome mp3-player with some extras.
Yeah, tjoff is probably right. I can't wait to rip AC/DC family jewels to the x5
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