I'd like to know some functionality differences between s1mp3 and Sigmatel-chipped players to add to these ones I have noted by using my new mp3 player (I have listed them as disadvantages of one type to the other)
Possible s1mp3 disadvantages to Sigmatel players:
-First played song start with volume increase from zero and makes fading when pressing Pause (my Sigmatel player plays and pauses the files with always constant volume).
-FM and voice recording with low quality (my Sigmatel player records in WAV format with excellent quality although the recorded files obviously occupy much disk space) but recordings can last a long time.
-Rewinding ends at the beginning of the file (in my Sigmatel player you can rewind from one file to the last part of the previous one).
Possible Sigmatel disadvantages to s1mp3 players:
-(edited 2007sep03 21:15Col) I found a way to play only a selected folder (trying to explain that it's a bit confusing), but the files of the folder can only be played in an infinite loop (a single playback of a folder is not possible).
-In order to store the favorite FM stations you must scan all and later erase the non-favorite stations.
-Less time for FM and voice recording (because of greater disk space needed for recorder files than s1mp3) but with highest quality.