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A good media mp3 player should support all the basic media file formats such as mp3, wma (audio); avi, wmv, Xvid (video); and jpeg, png (digital photos). The best media player should also play files in other formats such as aac ,mpeg4 etc .

Listening to music:
With new technology & advancements, the top media Mp3 players can store all your music files, audio books at one place. Depending on whether you are a free/subscription based/pay and user, some internet sites allow you to download audio files.

To prevent piracy and protect the integrity of the audio files of different formats such as MP3, wma, wav, MIDI, AAC etc, the mp3 players which supports all types of media, plays only the formats which are supported by it. As a free user you are allowed to use these audio files for unlimited number of times. As a pay and use member, you pay once for the music files and use it any number of times. As a subscribed user, the media mp3 player will play the audio files only up to the subscription date.

Watching videos:
Most of the prime media MP3 Players are also used as video players. You can download, copy, view and share video files from your friends or internet. All this is possible only if your mp3 player for media supports the widely used [normal] video formats such as the MPEG-4, MPEG-2, avi, mov etc.

Viewing pictures:
You can take pictures, download from internet, view and share these images using the current MP3 players for media. Along with photo viewing, it is also possible to edit the photos of the different formats such as jpeg, png and, bmp.

Even though there a lot of media playing applications, the most popular ones are listed below:

Winamp: A free and widely used audio and video player that supports many media formats. It includes CD ripping and burning, playlist generation etc. The full version is free to download and use.

VLC: Counted as one of the leading free, open source , easy to use media players which can play most of the formats easily.

Realplayer: A cross platform media player which supports almost all the formats presently used by the best media mp3 players for the audio/video/photos files.

If you buy a Apple iPod series media mp3 player, then the built in Quicktime Media Player will be used to play videos in MP4/MOV formats. Some of the free media player apps which can play videos of other formats on your iPods are iMedia Player, Playable, OPlayer Lite. All these media players have features such as easy-to-use interface with good file explorer, easy file transfer using USB sync , WiFi etc.

The best media mp3 players which plays all you music, video files, view pictures which are present in various formats such as mpeg-4, mov, avi, mp3, aac, jpeg, png etc are listed below based on the ratings and reviews given by experts.

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Apple iPod touch 5th Gen.

Apple iPod touch 32GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL


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Apple iPod Touch 5th Gen.
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Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen. White
Apple iPod Touch 4th Gen. Black
Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation
Apple iPod touch 32GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL
Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation 8 GB MP3 Player
Apple 32 GB White iPod Touch Digital Media Player
Apple iPod Touch fourth Generation 64 GB Digital Media Player
Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation 32GB Black MP3 Player
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Oct 2012
Oct 2011
Sep 2010
Sep 2009
Video Format
MPEG-4, H.264, MJPG
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264, MJPG, M4V, Mov, MP4
MPEG-4, AVI, MJPG
H.264, Mov, MPEG-4
Main Storage Type
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Internal Flash Drive
Storage Capacity
32.0 GB
8.0 GB
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
32.0 GB
Expansion Slots
Internal Flash Drive
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Without Expansion Slots
Internal Flash Drive
Family Line
iPod touch
iPod nano
iPod touch
iPod touch
iPod touch
Use
Music, Recording, Video, Photo Viewing, Gaming / Apps, Photo Capture
Music
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing, Gaming / Apps, Internet
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Photo Viewing

  • The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.


  • There's a new iPod touch on the block and, in many of the ways that most matter, it's a doozy. While it's tempting to compare it to a phone-less iPhone 5-particularly given its similar height, weight, thickness, and Lightning connector-the iPod touch is a device intended for a different audience. An audience that skews younger than the iPhone's and one that desires a cool media and game player that can stand on its own rather than feel like an iPhone's hobbled sibling. And for this reason, a comparison to the fourth-generation (4G) iPod touch is more apt.


  • When it comes to a device to play music and video, you can't really ask for more than the iPod touch delivers. This is the best screen on any media device of its size, there's decent storage capacity on both models and the graphical power means this can play games that look as impressive as any handheld games console. It's a bit of a clich, but the iPod touch really is a fantastic little gadget.


  • The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.


  • The 2012 iPod nano 7th generation doesn't have the chops to make the same impact as a new iPod touch or iPhone 5. Its screen isn't great in some respects, it's a bit expensive and it doesn't do all that much. However, it's so much of a joy to use on a day-to-day basis that we can learn to accept most of its limitations. Strong design and Apple's excellent UI are enough to mitigate this partly underwhelming redesign.


  • The seventh-generation iPod Nano is a fine product, but we're not entirely sure who it's for. It comes across like a breeding experiment between an iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch. The kid is cute, but we think most people will be better served by its parents.

    For fitness types, the physical controls, simplicity, clip-on design and AU$55 price of the iPod Shuffle make it seem like the better deal.


  • The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.


  • The new iPod Touch is the best dedicated music player that Apple has released to date. The 'Retina' display, iOS4 and the faster processor mean that listening to music, playing games and surfing the Web are easier and more enjoyable than with its predecessors.


  • The iPod touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.


  • Apple's fourth-generation iPod delivers notable improvements to an already excellent product--and at a lower price.


  • Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.


  • Compelling, extremely versatile device is almost a full-fledged iPhone.


  • The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.


  • There are few major changes from last year's touch: The best iPod around gets a speed boost, a capacity increase, a lower price tag, and some modest Genius feature improvements. One thing remains the same: The competition is still lagging.


  • Functionally, the new iPod touch models are identical to the second-generation models we reviewed last year, especially when updated to version 3.1 of the iPhone OS. What we said then still goes: the iPod touch is a terrific media player and portable computing device that doesn't require any of the commitments or ongoing costs of the iPhone. The new high-end models add the blazing speed of the iPhone 3GS, making them even better for games.


Top 5 media mp3 player:

  1. Apple iPod touch 32GB White (5th Generation) NEWEST MODEL
  2. Apple iPod Nano 7th Generation 8 GB MP3 Player
  3. Apple 32 GB White iPod Touch Digital Media Player
  4. Apple iPod Touch fourth Generation 64 GB Digital Media Player
  5. Apple iPod Touch 3rd Generation 32GB Black MP3 Player