I bought this unbranded 4GB player that had firmware information about s1mp3.org.
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After enough studying and researching, this device is definately of s1mp3.
All along until now I had thought this was a 4GB player. I had so many problems until now, I can see why I did. Have you ever tried copying 1.6GB of data to a device that could only hold 256MB but was memory hacked to 4GB? It will work of course, but you will not realize it until you turn on the device and browse through the data you copied onto it. The first files that were copied onto the device will be stored on the device up until the point until it gets to copying files past the capacity limit. Those files will disappear in the player's browser, and in Windows it will show blank, undeletable files (as if it had no problem). The only way I could delete those was by formatting the device FAT16 or FAT32, both seemed to work or by using the delete functions of S1MP3 firmware.
With a supposive 1.6GB on a 256MB chip, I even ran into some disk error problems and got an instant-format-bug in the device (basically it "formatted the data on the device to empty space").
So I am doing my research, and I happened to stumble across http://www.mympxplayer.org/1-vt2400.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0. That saved the day. Guess what? I just found out that this baby can really hold 277MB, not 4096MB. That is a HUGE difference from 4GB; nobody could make such an obvious mistake unless they were everyday scammers.
This is the e-mail I had sent to support:
I have found some unsatisfactory factors of this device and it's package content.
First and foremost, when I copied a folder of about 1.6GB of music onto the device, and safely disconnecting the device, I found that the MP3/MP4 Player would only show 1 to 3 folders out of like 10 to 15 folders that I had copied. Why?
Why cannot I format this device using the CD software that came with it? I get an error saying something like that it is an unsupported device...
I ran CHKDSK through command prompt on the device and it turns out that the device has a grand "32,768 bytes in bad sectors" of "4,101,095,424 bytes total disk space." By the way, I tried formatting the device myself after a little toying with it, and the device has no problem being formatted as FAT16 or FAT32. The device, unfortunately, cannot be formatted to NTFS, simply because it is an unsupported format. Even before I formatted and performed some 'advanced' operation in regards to software, command prompt, defragmenting, etc, the device would not display all the folders and files I would have copied to it.
I also found some strange glitch with the device. After trying to manually delete some of those "disappeared" folders (in the player's menu, that is) in Windows XP, I somehow found that the device created an infinite structure. For example, I would be at G:\ (the device). I would open the folder "Abc123," and there would be another folder called "Abc123," in that folder. I could keep opening the folders until I have something like this showing in my window: G:\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\Abc123\
In this example, I had only copied ONE "Abc123" folder to the device, and somehow the device made an infinite number of these. I don't know... :S
Not all files and folders will show up on the device after copying; there is 32 bytes as a bad sector (device has about 36 to 38 bytes reserved for special data? Possibly this special data containing configurations, bootloader, etc, is part of the bad sector or Windows is incorrectly interpreting it as a bad sector?); CD software gives errors such as "unsupported format / device"; the manual was terrible
I had followed the instructions in the green paper included in the packaging that said at the bottom to let it charge for a few hours before first use.
My player has been supposively charging for the past ~9 hours, and the LED on the adapter is still red.
Last night I toyed around with it some more: I was trying to record a radio station, but I got a Disk error. I tried it 2 or 3 more times, then I got a Disk Error and then a Disk Empty. Apparently the whole harddisk of the device had disappeared. All my music was gone too! I found out how to "successfully" copy files and folders to the device. I have to use command prompt and its commands "mkdir" (to create folders), "copy" (to copy files from my harddrive to the player), "del" (to delete), etc. If I don't use command prompt and these commands, nothing will be safely and correctly deleted, copied, or created on the device.
I want to send back this device for a full refund please (due to mass unsatisfaction).
By the way, if you ever pay through PayPal and the company/person who is not reasonable for a refund, send a dispute to PayPal and win the dispute. If you win the dispute, you should get a full refund plus you should get to keep whatever device you wanted refunded. Their 30-Day Full Refund policy looks too good for this to happen to me with Uxcell though.