MP5 Players

Behold the new portable media player, MP5 player. So, what are the features this product has? Would it change your life if you have one? I don’t think so, but it does give new light to portable entertainment. It all started with mp3 players, and then mp4 players emerged. Both types of players have given us a cheaper alternative to portable entertainment. However, times have changed and mp5 players give more features than the two. While mp3 and mp4 players still exist in the market, mp5 players just seem to give us a better kind of entertainment. There is no format using mp5 media; no audio or video format for that, not even game formats. Even so, mp5 players are here and they come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs. And hopefully, they will stay in the market for a long time.

You may find that mp5 players are similar to Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Nintendo DS. Though the appearance and some of the features may be similar, the price bracket is a little different. It is a cheaper product with limited features; nevertheless, they can still give portable entertainment.

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Here are some reasons why you might like to have one:

  1. It is an mp3 player
  2. It is an mp4 player
  3. It has games, aside from the built-in games, it also supports other classic NES games
  4. Camera
  5. Video recorder
  6. Audio recorder
  7. TV out feature so you’d be able to watch your videos and pictures on your TV set. You can also use your TV as your game console.
  8. Larger TFT screen compared to mp4 players
  9. Supports 320x240 video resolution. Some might support higher resolution than that.
  10. Some might include FM radio
  11. Most have large built-in memory
  12. Card slot feature for expandable memory
  13. eBook
  14. Picture viewer
  15. Calculator
  16. Different languages to choose from (English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, and Turkish)

Please be noted that not all of the features mentioned above are available in all mp5 players. Some may not have some of the features. So, if you are looking for a portable media player that is both affordable and entertaining, you might like to check out mp5 players. Here's a few sample pictures.

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cgull8m 7 years ago from North Carolina

Awesome, only thing missing is a phone like iPhones. There is iPod Touch with similar things, not sure whether that can be categorized as MP5 player. iPod Touch with applications make them a good device also.


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BeatsMe 7 years ago Author

Hi Cgull, thanks for adding iPhones and iPod Touch as other similar gadgets. I really don't know about the features they have. They probably already have all the features mp5 players have but they could be more expensive. MP5 players have expensive and cheap versions. Not sure about their differences, though.

Thanks for coming by. :)


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Thanks for the heads up with the latest players..


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

Darn I thought I had the latest goodies. MP3 player and DSi.

Now I need more. LOL.

Thanks for the tease.

Now I wonder if they are in my budget?


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BeatsMe 7 years ago Author

Hi Compu-Smart, thanks for coming by. Hope you do try one of these. :)

Hi Raven King, PSP and Nintendo are more expensive. MP5 players have expensive as well as cheap versions. Hope you do find one within your budget.

Thanks for coming by. Cheers.


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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Cute little gadget, I'm so glad Nintendo has a rival, can it play the games like Brain Age on it?


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BeatsMe 7 years ago Author

Hi Katyzzz, the games that can work with it are basically NES games; pac-man, wheel of fortune, tetris, super mario, and other classic games. I don't know Brain Age. If it's nintendo, it can probably work.

Like I've said, there are limitations to what this gadget can do. You can always check it out if you have access to the game. Good luck. :)


angel 7 years ago

I have a problem about my psp mp5. it cant display the screen. what can i do? pls. help me. but the on light is lighting when i on the psp mp5. but still no display on screen.pls.pls.pls. help me. send to mu email if you have know the answer. thanks


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BeatsMe 7 years ago Author

Hi Angel, if your mp5 just hanged, look for the reset hole (not button, if your version is same as mine). You'll need to reset it using a small needle. If the screen really isn't displaying anything, then you'll need to send it for repair. Do ask for assistance from the store owner. Hopefully, they'll be able to help. Hope this answers your question. I also hope you resolve your problem soon. Cheers.


marry 6 years ago

When we choose to mp5 player

to see the size of its capacity, like the MP5 1GB player, 2GB of MP5 Player, 4GB of MP5 player, 8GB of MP5 player, LCD size and style, style of the novel, convenient to use, Hyun a part of our energetic player.


preithvi ganason 5 years ago

i would like to buy this mp5. but at the same time i would alsa like to know if mp5s have internet/wi-fi cause it would be easier for me when i am travelling. furthermore, i have facebook so it would be easier for me to log in anytime...


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BeatsMe 5 years ago Author

Hi Preithvi, thanks for dropping by and I'm glad this hub gave you an interest 'bout mp5 players. Unfortunately, the features you want are not available in any mp5 players. This is kind of a cheap imitation of psp. Although it does have more expensive versions, I don't think wi-fi is being supported. It is more suitable to use for people who want portable games, portable music and videos, low to mid resolution camera. And probably, picture frames designs in your pictures if the unit you buy has one.

Hope you find a gadget that support the features you want. Best of luck. Cheers.


Zerack 5 years ago

My psp mp5 player with problem about the screen or monitor if i trun on monitor only out the logo and than auto off but can't to open or play,i have some want to help me hows i can make the screen like a normal screen?


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BeatsMe 5 years ago Author

Hi Zerack, take it for repair. Hope it's still repairable. Good luck.


bobbychicken 5 years ago

I Love MP5 players


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BeatsMe 5 years ago Author

:) :)


kay1989 5 years ago

hey,i just bought one of these by accident,do you know if theres any way id be able to run nintendo ds games/psp games on it?? don't mind adding programmes and stuff to it,just a case of knowing what im doing and i haven't a clue where to start! cheers mate!


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BeatsMe 5 years ago Author

Hi Kay, from where I am, the item you bought should already have a few games in it. If not, you can also look for games online. It's up to you if you want to buy games but I've seen a few free games online before, not sure where those links are now. But if you are looking, make sure that what you are going to acquire has a .nes extension.

Best of luck on your game playing. :)


Wa 4 years ago

So what's better? An mp5 or iPod touch??


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BeatsMe 4 years ago Author

They are not comparable. An ipod touch is very expensive. MP5 players are cheap. It's for people who can't afford iPod touch. What's better is what you can afford.


RayZBeardz 4 years ago

it also doesn't like half of my videos - the few that work are like AVI with divx video stream and mp3 audio stream and even half of those give codec error or playback fails for some reason.


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BeatsMe 4 years ago Author

Hi RayZBeardz, actually it does work with mp4 videos, no codecs. Unless you are using a converter that only uses codecs, then you probably should change the video converter that you are using. You're right it does work with AVI but it also work well with mp4 and mp3. You shouldn't have any problems with it unless you bought a defective player. Hope this helps solve your problem.


jody 7impirex56 2 years ago

Does adding a flash drive with games on able to play as well pls do tel jst, as long as it 8-32 bit ryt? Need answer .tx


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BeatsMe 2 years ago Author

Hi Jody, you can try if it works. What I do know is that it works best if you just copy the games into it. If the game will work, it works, if it won't, it won't. Hope this helps. Thanks for dropping by and good luck. :)

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