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D Link DMP-100 Portable MP3 Player Review

D Link DMP-100 Portable MP3 Player Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: MP3 - the new standard for music distribution, or a technology doomed at the hands of the RIAA? While nobody knows for certain, one thing is clear: this technology has changed how many of us listen to music both at, and away from, our computers.
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External Mfg. Website: D-Link May 08 2000   D. Deveaux  
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D Link DMP-100 Portable MP3 Player Review


MP3 - the new standard for music distribution, or a technology doomed at the hands of the RIAA? While nobody knows for certain, one thing is clear: this technology has changed how many of us listen to music both at, and away from, our computers.

With the ability to compress audio files up to one-tenth their size, while maintaining very good quality, MP3's have definitely raised some questions such as the one mentioned above. Realizing the true potential of this emerging standard, several manufacturers have released portable players, which generally store between 30 and 60 minutes of music on tiny, often removable flash memory cards.

Some of these companies are well known for their audio related products, such as Sony or Creative Labs, while others are relatively new to the market. One such newcomer is D-Link. Highly regarded as one of the largest and most popular providers for networking solutions, this company has lately been branching out into various other markets including consumer video conferencing (via their DSB-C300 webcam), and the product being reviewed here, the DMP-100 MP3 Player/Recorder.

Features & Specifications

· Compact & Light
· 32MB Built-in Memory (expandable to 64MB with Smartmedia cards)
· Voice Recording features
· 5-preset equalizer settings (Normal, Pop, Classical, Jazz, and Extra Bass)
· Supports 24 - 256Kbps MP3 files
· 8-bit / 10MHz CPU
· 90dB Signal-to-Noise ratio
· Dimensions: 2 1/3 x 3 ¼ x 5/8 inches

Perhaps the most significant feature of the DMP-300 is its voice recording function. With the ability to provide up to 2 hours of recording in the basic 32MB configuration, this feature is helpful for making memos to yourself, or other voice notes, which may be important. Overall quality of this feature is sufficient, though not outstanding.


Upon unpacking the MP3 player, my first thought was that the player itself was missing. While I wasn't expecting something the size of a Walkman, I sure wasn't expecting something so small. Measuring barely larger than a deck of playing cards, the DMP-300 clearly meets the definition of the word "portable."

Just like many products from D-Link, the player came in a translucent case. As the success of Apple's iMac has shown, using translucent casing seems to increase sales. While I cannot vouch for the selling potential of the case alone, several friends who saw the player thought it was a neat idea, and wanted to take a closer look.

As the DMP-100 uses a parallel-port interface, there are definitely a couple of issues relating to installation. First and foremost is the fact that most people have a printer attached to the only parallel port on their system. This means that in order to use the DMP-100, it may be required to disconnect the printer quite a bit (depending how often you decide to download songs into the player). In addition, you must ensure your parallel port is operating in ECP mode. This is configured in your system's BIOS; typically under the Integrated Peripherals tab. Experienced computer users will be familiar with this setting, but some newer users may not.

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