If you’re stopping by to ask about using an E10, please consider the disposition of your host! In the finest tradition of the best French and Chinese waiters, I will henceforth treat anyone asking about E10s with the polite scorn and derision they deserve. If this describes you, perhaps you’re not classy enough for this establishment, sir? (I infer with my raised eyebrow and stern glare)
In case you weren’t paying attention, I dislike the thing quite a bit and tell anyone looking to buy an iriver anything to look at the Clix instead (even if we never get Urge in Oz, which might not be a massive loss), which looks like it meets most of my criteria (the cable is still the flat-arrowy-usb-format, but I can deal with that if it really does Play For Sure – the E10 sure as hell doesn’t.)
(While on the subject, someone told someone else and I overheard that November would be the MTP firmware date for the E10. Sounds too far out to be true, except that it’s believable because the fecking thing is no good.)
So, how to do video on E10?
- CNet suggests you drag an AVI file to it, and cross your fingers. Good advice. While I’m at it, rumours abound that Plus3 will be able to do this (plus2 can’t)
- This misticriver thread suggests using BADAK to convert your video to an E10-friendly format (I won’t vouch for its operation – I haven’t tried it, hate the E10, remember?)
- Engadget’s unanswered questions *cough* PlaysForSure *cough* seems prophetic now, doesn’t it?
- My preferred option – buy something else that syncs with Media Player, and let it do the conversion and synchronization automagically. Have I mentioned I’m not an E10 fan?