Category: MP3 Player
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.65MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/2003/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.5.12 / 05/18/2006
Cassettes and CD players was a thing of the past when MP3 Players and IPods where invented. Due to its compact size, large memories for large number songs and even videos became possible. Archos also paved the way in producing more devices such as MP3 players. Archos Gmini 500 has the capacity to record music files at forty-gigabyte hard drives. This amount of blank space or “gigabytes” usually supports twenty thousand audio tracks or a hundred and sixty hours of compressed video files. With this, music lovers can definitely get a kick out of a whole lo of music to check out. Another notable feature is the ability of this device to carry a wide variety of file formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV, MPEG-4 SP, DivX, AVI and WMV9. Gmini500 also has a dimension of 76 x 124 x 24mm which weighs 320 grams. With these features and more, this device is now considered as one the smallest MP3 players in the market.
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Most users who want a bigger screen will find this a little small for their taste. This is since this only caters to a 4 inch LCD screen with a 480 x 272 pixel resolution. Like most players this also makes use of a USB 2.0 connection. Archos is a French company who paved the way in making USB-related devices such as the ARCHOS AV-200 USB2.0 adapter. Henri Crohas established this company in the year 1988. It was initially a consumer electronic company. ARCHOS FHD adapter is one those devices that enabled Archos to diversify its product range and acquire a different market. ARCHOS FHD adapter is more known as “USB”. A lot of the manufacturers take advantage of this technology, varying from voice telephony, audio playback and recording while taking advantage of the USB. This, in turn, makes the USB in control with its ability to spread digital audio. The Universal Serial Bus is also a mechanism that generates communication between devices and a specific host controller. Host controllers generally refer to personal computers and laptops. This has dramatically changed and replaced the usual purpose of many types of serial as well as parallel ports. As for the Gmini500, its battery life is considered a lifesaver. It managed to stay alive continuously at 4.5 hours of video replay. This is while staying at 14 hours from a single charge of its lithium Ion battery. Compatibility is also not a problem since the device supports both Windows 2000 / XP and Mac OSX or higher. However, the lack of support for Quicktime and ACC makes this device feature limited usage capabilities for Apple users. Lastly, the whole box set contains headphones, a carry pouch, AV cables and an adaptor as well as USB cables and AC charger. With this, the Archos Gmini500 is one the good choices to make. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ARCHOS Gmini500 errors before installing any driver updates.