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Old 10-03-2009, 03:43 PM
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Is it only the iPod that can 'Remember Playback Position'. As I listen to audiobooks I would dearly like to use another make of MP3 player.
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:49 PM
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I'm pretty sure the Sansa Fuze, Clip/Clip+ have a bookmarking feature for audiobooks.

And the Sony players also have a resume playback feature. But since they don't have a dedicated audiobook folder its not very effective for both audiobooks and music.

btw are you going to be using this player solely for audiobooks? Or will their be music, videos, etc. on there as well?
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:02 PM
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Every decent player remembers the playback position, and almost every player has bookmarks, or similar. For audiobooks specifically, the Sansas, as Quintets_man menitoned, are among the best though. They remember each audiobook or podcast's position without user interaction.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:59 AM
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At the moment I've got a Sony NWZ-A829 but this doesn't 'Remember Playback Position' if you go and listen to something else on it, either for music or audiobooks, so for example if I'm 3 hours into an audiobook then stop listening to it and listen to a music file when I resume the audiobook I have to start from the beginning again or recall where I left off and fast forward to that point which is all very frustrating and time consuming!. As far as I can see none of the Sony players 'Remembers Playback Position' which effectively makes them unsuitable for audiobooks and "long music files", I can't understand why Sony have omitted this most basic and useful of functions. As far as I can see the Sony MP3 players are only good for playing short music tracks and no good at all for audiobooks, video files notwithstanding.

What would be nice is to have a non-Apple MP3 player that 'Remembers Playback Position' so that it can be used for both audiobooks and music sadly it seems only the iPod can do this.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:07 AM
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As I already said, the Sansas do remember the place in audiobooks and podcasts, even if you listen to something else in the meantime.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:14 AM
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Can you recommend a decent model of these?
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:18 AM
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The Sansa Clip, Clip+, and Fuze are very good players - depending on your needs. Clip and Clip+ are very small and handy, Clip+ can be expanded via MicroSD card. Fuze is bigger and with color screen, and a MicroSD slot as well.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:51 AM
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What they don't have though is the ability to play part of an audiobook in folder mode, play some music, turn off the player, then when it is turned back on, be able to resume the book without having to remember which book file was playing.
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At the moment I've got a Sony NWZ-A829 but this doesn't 'Remember Playback Position' if you go and listen to something else on it, either for music or audiobooks, so for example if I'm 3 hours into an audiobook then stop listening to it and listen to a music file when I resume the audiobook I have to start from the beginning again or recall where I left off and fast forward to that point which is all very frustrating and time consuming!. As far as I can see none of the Sony players 'Remembers Playback Position' which effectively makes them unsuitable for audiobooks and "long music files",
I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to let anyone out there know that a least some of the sony nwz players can remeber the playback postion.

I just got a new NWZ-E454 and if you copy your audio books to the postcast folder, it will remeber the postion. MP3's played in the standart audio folder does not remeber the postion.

You cannot however bookmark a file in the postcast folder, but it is not that important when the playback position in every file is remembered.

Hope it helps someone out there, have a nice day

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