RE: Iriver Questions

  • From: "MICHAEL MCCARTY" <mmccarty@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 15:40:16 -0400

I have the iRiver 899, here's a section of emails that I sent, and got a
reply to a few months ago.

 Hello, Michael,

 I just spent nearly an hour searching for the iRiver webpage for UMS 
 firmware update and could not find it.  I originally received the URL
from 
 iRiver technical support.  Their phone number is
 1-800-399-1799
 Monday thru Friday 8:00 to 5:00 Pacific time.
 Be ready for very long wait times, like nearly an hour for the two
times I 
 called.  Sorry I can't direct you right to the correct webpage.
 Jeff

I managed to get the link too, here it is.

http://www.iriver.com/html/admin/etc/adet_download_process.asp?fileName=ifp890us-ums128.zip&pathFlag=EG_DOWNLOAD_UP_PATH




Michael McCarty
Fred's Head Database Coordinator
American Printing House for the Blind
Phone: 502 899-2396
Fax: 502 899-2363
www.aph.org
www.FredsHeadCompanion.blogspot.com

>>> stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 10/03/05 03:36PM >>>
What is the ums model


Stephen A. Guerra
Assistive Technology Specialist
Independent Living Aids
200 Robbins Lane
Jericho, NY 11753
E-Mail: can-do@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
http://www.independentliving.com 
http://www.annmorris.com 
http://www.soundbytes.com 
Phone: (800) 537-2118
  Fax: (516) 937-3906
 


-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of MICHAEL
MCCARTY
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 3:27 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: Iriver Questions


The UMS works great for that model, I have one, and use it with no
problems.


Michael McCarty
Fred's Head Database Coordinator
American Printing House for the Blind
Phone: 502 899-2396
Fax: 502 899-2363
www.aph.org 
www.FredsHeadCompanion.blogspot.com 

>>> byron@xxxxxxxxxxxx 10/03/05 03:19PM >>>
I have a few questions about the Iriver 799 and 899. My friend is 
thinking of buying one because of all of my drooling. I want to know 
some answers to a few questions so I can relay them to him. He bought 
one last night and then found out that the iriver DOES NOT record 
directly to mp3. You have to use their program to convert recordings
to

MP3. He said the UMS thing only works on earlier models. Apparently, 
they don't want to get into trouble so they make the recordings in
.REC

format instead of mp3. Is this true, and if so is there a hack that we

can apply to make the UMS Driver work and allow us to record in mp3
format?

Thanks,
Byron

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