iriver plus 3

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iriver Plus 3
Developer(s) iriver
Stable release
Operating system Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista
Type Media player
License Proprietary
Website iriver Plus 3 download webpage

iriver Plus 3 is a proprietary digital media player for Microsoft Windows platform. Developed by iriver, the iriver Plus 3 is bundled with iriver's portable media players. The application is designed to sort, alter and transfer music, video, image and text files on to iriver devices.


Media management[edit]

iriver Plus 3 is capable of automatically searching for music on a computer and adding it to its library (it will store a link to that file, not make a copy).

Player management[edit]

iriver Plus 3 can also interact will most iriver players, such as B30, B20, Clix & Clix+, D5, D7, D25, D26, D27, D28, D30, D31, D50, E10, E50, E100, E150, H10, iFP-100, iFP-300, iFP-500, iFP-700, iFP-800, iFP-900, iFP-1000, Lplayer, M3, Mplayer, N10, N11, N12, NV, P7, P10, P20, P35, S2, S7, S10, SPINN, Style, T5, T6, T7, T10, T20, T30, T50, T60, U10, W7, W10 & X20. It is capable of reading the players memory and adding and deleting files. iriver Plus 3 will also check if the iriver device connected is capable of video playback - if it finds a device capable, it will add a new item to the navigational menu to handle video files.

Music playback[edit]

iriver Plus 3 can play mp3, .ogg, .wma, .cda and .flac files. It can also rip .cda files into .wma (up to 320kbit/s), .ogg (to Q10) and .flac (to level 8). iriver Plus 3 will keep this music in an area of the users choice. iriver Plus 3 lists all music files in a list using scroll bars. Double clicking on a media file plays the file in the iriver Plus 3 media player docked at the top of the application. Music playback in the docked player can do basic functions such as shuffle through any music in the music library, loop a single song or loop all songs in the library, auto-detecting equalisation for song genres including pop, rock, R&B, Classical and a customisable equaliser.

The music player can be shifted into a special "Mini" mode, in which the player becomes a compact music player split into three parts including a controls box, equalizer box and a playlist box. The visual style of the player when in "Mini Mode" is comparable to the default theme of Winamp.

Music in the library can be manually edited individually or batch edited to ID3 tag standards. Album art can be dragged and dropped into the iriver Plus 3 to assign it to a music file. Music can also be automatically tagged and individual files may be grouped into albums by using the internet music database from All Media Guide called AMG LASSO. Music can also be given a rating out of five stars, defined by the user.

Video playback[edit]

A feature which is not enabled unless a user connects an iriver product with video playback capabilities, the video playback features are a basic set of video play back controls and a full screen function. The player will also convert video to a codec more suitable for the users player. The video player supports MPEG 4 AVI files, MP4, WMV and MPEG video files, however does not support all video codecs installed on the user's computer.

Picture viewing[edit]

iriver Plus 3 supports a basic of image formats including JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP images. The image viewing capabilities of the iriver Plus 3 are somewhat basic. A user has to manually scroll through each subsequent image in the library with no automated slideshow feature.

E-book viewing[edit]

iriver Plus 3 can read e-books (.txt files). iriver Plus 3 can "play them", by slowly scrolling through the lines of text. The speed of the scrolling can be changed.