Originally Posted by krusteek
I just sent a post asking about Windows VISTA working with the gigabeat 30gb, is your new machine an XP or VISTA. My concern is that my new gigabeat package says "works with XP only". Please advise.
I have the S60. I am using XP with WMP11, the recommended media player to use for sycing. I know that Vista is setup to easily connect cameras and MP3 players. And WMP11 is the stock player on Vista. I am sure that the S30 & S60 will work quite nicely.
As for the packaging listing only XP compatibility...The S30 and S60 were released about a year ago when Vista had yet to be finalized. The packaging has probably never been updated.
Can the Toshiba Gigabeat operate on its a/c power cord, or only from the charged battery? I see the battery life on videos is like 2-3 hours. So could you plug in the a/c and continue to watch when the battery dies?
Yes it can operate while on the AC charger. In fact, I am using a cigarette lighter adaptor in the car and it works perfectly...both playing and charging. It will not play, however, while charging via the USB connection.
Also, while there is no line-out, the headphone out sounds damn good. I use it directly in to my Acura's sound system...and I have used it to provide music for house parties thru a kick-ass stereo and it has always sounded great.