Originally Posted by Lost!
I am considering to buy this DVD player for MP3 and DivX and couldn't find any information whether or not the player can play MP3 files from USB flash in Random order (Shuffle).
I downloaded the manual but it does not say MP3, the Random play mode is mentioned for DVD, CD-R and Video CD. It does not mention USB.
Can anyone with this player confirm if it does support Random Mp3 from USB?
My other candidate is Yamaha S-661.
OK, since nobody could answer ANY of my questions, I just bought the player!!
In my first test with my Verbatim 8GB USB Drive, it fails to play in random order. It also does not have any function to play a selected folder (all files in a folder). You need to go inside the folder and play the first file, then you can go next or prev.
It can play the whole disk if you go to start menu (Pioneer Logo) and press play. Then it plays the whole disk. Again, random order not available or any other PLAY MODE options. All are GREY = OFF!
Ok now I thought random might work on burned CDs and not USB. Wrong!! It does not play random order from CDs as well. So basically it only plays the whole disk or inside of a folder!
Maybe pioneer programmers are dumb or something, I don't know but they may get more returns because of something really easy to embed!
About DivX playback it is good!! I tries 4 or 5 xvid and divx and all worked. It failed to read subtitles out of IDX ZIP file but when I extracted the .SUB file out of zip files, it worked great. Out of curiosity, it also failed to play divx movies in random order but who needs that.
Overall, it is what you pay for. It worth 60 - 70 bucks not a penny more.
If I knew this before placing my order, I might have considered Yamaha S661 or S6160. I wished I did not stick with Sony S360 in the first place and could get a single OPPO BD player now. But that is another story.
I watched several DivX files and the player does not play some movies smoothly, specially in fast scenes. Even in single disk DivX files it does that too. I need to investigate more and write DivX file on CD and test this again but from USB for sure it has some problem with fast scenes. Maybe it is related to bitrate or something. (Not Smooth = It Jumps Frames)