.. that clarifies it all quite a bit. just by any chance: would any of you know if the talks from TED.com run on the j3? (btw, if you don't know them, you should; it's the most intelligent entertainment i've found on the web; try http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/da..._we_happy.html
for a start, but many are as good).
i still think i'll get the j3 but i'm a little disappointed because i came to cowon in the first place because of their reputation for being able to play so many kinds of files; now, it turns out they can't even do essentials and really aren't better than ipods at all in that respect. why can't these things have a player like vlc on them that just plays plain everything you throw at it? is there any chance these things that these things will be addressed by firmware updates (or hacks or whatever) or are they set in stone?