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Philips Gogear Video Converter Software
pioneer and sanyo were among the first manufacturers to bring out this new equipment. japan’s victor company of toyko was also one of the first. but they are playing catch-up with sony and philips. sony, for instance, already has equipped all its new hd dvd players with truehd decoding. other leading companies, such as panasonic and samsung, are bringing out truehd dvd players within the next few months.
contrary to consumer electronics press releases, philips have not yet announced the pricing of their new pag1281/1282 sa5285/5285. their price will depend on where they are sold, so we are estimating the international price at around 50 €. whether the device will be sold under its own name or just branded as philips are still unknown. the media player market is getting smaller and smaller, with digital music and video becoming the norm, so philips will have to come up with something special if it wants to stay in the game.
the philips sa5285, pag1281/1282 is not up to the same performance level as the original rio gogear dual-media player (pda10050), which had an excellent screen and much better video compatibility. the sa5285 is a purely video player, with no music functionality. the pda10050 was the last philips dual-purpose media player, and although philips have since failed to turn it into a music player, it is still a good little device if you want to watch video clips on the go. it was, in fact, our editors choice, and it was the only one that can be used both as a digital music player and a video player. other dual-purpose players have moved into the video player market, such as the sansa view, but the original rio player remains well regarded for its hard drive, music and video capabilities.
the roots of the problem go back to 1992 and karlheinz brandenburg’s team of government-funded researchers at the fraunhofer institute in erlangen. they found a way to shrink musical data to a 12th the size of an audio cd. they did it by removing all the musical sound that is inaudible to the human ear. the compression enabled whole albums to be shared over the limited bandwidth of 1990s internet connections. they released mp3-encoding software for free, allowing anyone to rip music files onto computers. the team also invented the first ever portable mp3 player but never patented it, because no one could see the transformative nature of digital music technology at the time.
region blocking is considered to be a lesser infringement than direct copyright infringement, which was the intent of the law (because region codes were originally intended to keep music pirating down, and software piracy up). many of the articles discussing the problems with the law were written by copyright attorneys.
you can then customize the content you want to play by specifying files on the sd card or files on a pc. for instance, you can organize your mp3 music files into folders, playlists, artist-based playlists, or even play random music. however, once your files are downloaded, you can listen to your music at work, at home or while youre travelling with the philips gogear mp3 player. there are two ways you can listen to the downloaded music. you can either view the videos with the included usb cable or with the optional usb cable included with your philips gogear mp3 player. using your philips gogear mp3 player, you can play mp3, wma or wav audio files on this player.