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Hi Dont suppose anyone on here owns an Archos 5 portable media player? Im considering buying one but Archos's website doesnt explain very well how you charge the unit whilst on the move, hence i… Read More
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Hi

Dont suppose anyone on here owns an Archos 5 portable media player?

Im considering buying one but Archos's website doesnt explain very well how you charge the unit whilst on the move, hence im a bit wary about buying it unless you can only charge it via the USB port on a laptop and im hoping you can buy an accessory to charge it from a standard plug socket or another method.

Also any information on how easy it is to transfer movies from DVD's on to the Archos 5 would be superb

Any information would be much appreciated before i purchase.

Thanks in advance
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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Yes you can charge via the USB port. (Its the only way apart from mains via the docking station.)

So yes, a laptop, car or mains USB adapter will do the trick for you.

Transfering movies on DVD? Hmmm. First you would have to rip them (dvd shrink is probably as good a choice as any - and free.) Then re-encode to the size you want. I've got numerous that will do this - but not sure if they are free. (I didnt pay for them ) Generally I just download them. Much quicker!
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Yes you can charge via the USB port. (Its the only way apart from mains via the docking station.)

So yes, a laptop, car or mains USB adapter will do the trick for you.

Transfering movies on DVD? Hmmm. First you would have to rip them (dvd shrink is probably as good a choice as any - and free.) Then re-encode to the size you want. I've got numerous that will do this - but not sure if they are free. (I didnt pay for them ) Generally I just download them. Much quicker!

Thanks, im hoping to be able to charge the unit when im abroad and wont have a laptop with me or indeed a car and just not sure if I need to buy anything else from archos to be able to keep it charged?
#3
As Guv says, you can charge from any USB port, be it one on a laptop or one on a USB wall charger. Be warned though, charging the batteries via USB takes an absolute age, one of the reasons my 605 went back for a refund.
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dxx;3287965
As Guv says, you can charge from any USB port, be it one on a laptop or one on a USB wall charger. Be warned though, charging the batteries via USB takes an absolute age, one of the reasons my 605 went back for a refund.

Yeah previous reviews of the 605 stopped me getting it but this new archos 5 looks better however maybe I should just stick to apple and get an ipod touch

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