If the Iriver is so picky with bitrates of .ogg files from waht I'm gathering, is it and other similar players just as picky with bitrates and sampling rates of mp3 files? I listen to a lot of old-time radio which is usually encoded at low bitrates and sampling rates. I only have experience with DVD players and mp3 CD players and some models like panasonic models can read anything without a glitch, an RCA boom box I have will read most but the very low bitrates where they'll play but be full of odd little glitches, and some Coby DVD players and a Koss portable mp3 CD player that couldn't handle much below 32 KB and 22.050 Hz sampling rate. Chris ----- Original Message ----- From: "alonzo Edward" <edwardalonzo@xxxxxxx> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 9:08 PM Subject: RE: Iriver Issues I posted a problem with this issue to a few weeks ago. I had that issue with not being able to play ogg files. still am not able to do it at this time. Not sure what causes it. Edward Fernando Alonzo and Holly Gail Alonzo two people in love and happily married! -----Original Message----- From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Shane Jackson Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:02 PM To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Iriver Issues Howdy, Byron. I am definitely able to monitor the audio while using external microphones, but not the internal one. The rest of your issues are right on, as far as my unit goes. I tried to play an ogg file the other day, and ... No go!!! Also, the 96 KBPS issue is a well-known one! Sorry to tell you that your friend's problems are all true, except for monitoring the audio! I wish I had better news for you!