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Old 07-09-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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Coby MP4 w/txt

I recently received a Coby 725 MP4 player which can display ebooks in txt format.

However, (1) the software for syncing music and photos does not included the txt syncing. I can use Win explorer to put the files there and as long as the files are not too large I usually can get it to work.

(2) There is a choice of protocols for MTP and MSC which I just read up on in Wikipedia. One statement said that MTP would only allow certain formats, i.e., MP3 WAV, and photo, but it did not mention txt.

Because I have the unit set for MTP protocol, is this why my txt files do not work properly? If so, what are the ramifications if I switch it to MSC. Will I get better response? It won't matter that if I have to reload, I'm still playing with the device.

My desire is to have the txt files display properly. Now, I put an entire book in there and it shows from 5 to 20 pages, instead of the 400 plus pages.

BTW, I found that if I save my word processing document as ASCII generic word processor w/o "returns" so that each paragraph continues as one long line in the txt reader, that the portable reader displays the paragraphs better.

Thanks for any help.

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MTP mode is pretty much for DRM'd audio, so if you don't use that, you can avoid it. It will look like a standard USB drive in MSC mode, and you can use whatever file manager you want, not the limited MTP software, which only sees some file types. (MSC mode is also a bit faster, some say.) Annoyingly, my Coby 305 often resets itself to MTP, and I have to keep resetting it to MSC to use with my file manager.
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MTP mode is pretty much for DRM'd audio, so if you don't use that, you can avoid it. It will look like a standard USB drive in MSC mode, and you can use whatever file manager you want, not the limited MTP software, which only sees some file types. (MSC mode is also a bit faster, some say.) Annoyingly, my Coby 305 often resets itself to MTP, and I have to keep resetting it to MSC to use with my file manager.
Thanks, that's good to know about DRM audio, I hardly ever use it. I'll change and see what happens.

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