Don’t show this again. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Compare the above products side by side in our comparison table. But it’s hardly the only player out there with this problem. While the joystick makes for easy menu navigation, it can’t compare to the iPod’s phenomenal Click Wheel in terms of sifting through song lists.

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The model also supports Mgini Media PlaysForSure standards, so purchased music can be synchronized with the player. Although it has storage to spare and a few nice amenities, the Gmini delivers only average battery life, a decidedly unsexy design, and a few annoying usability issues: Featuring PlaysForSure compatibility, the owners of this model can download purchased, protected music, in WMA format, and play them back on the device.

It’s not the most powerful player we’ve encountered, but it has enough in reserve for music peaks and for percussive instruments like arfhos piano. The Gmini is fully USB 2. The device was ID3 Tag compatible, and organized users music collection by reading this meta-data. It takes too long for the Gmini to “ramp up” from slow scrolling to fast.

Compare the above products side by side in our comparison table. It mgini features the ARCLibrary for organizing media files within one’s media collection. It was not possible to transfer files from the Gmini to the CompactFlash card, presumably to discourage sharing of media files amongst Gmini users. Our audio tests go deeper than they did six months ago when we last reviewed the XS, and we found that the player adds distortion on some of its five EQ settings.


The player’s ArcLibrary software indexes the songs by artist, title, album, genre, and year, and you can set it up to index automatically when you add songs or to reindex at any time. We have changed the rating in this review to reflect recent changes in our rating scale.

We measured dB peaks on our test song. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

Archos Gmini XS Specs – CNET

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, There is also functionality built in within the device to play games available from the manufacturer’s website. The player supports all the standard formats, and also contains a photo viewer – images and videos 2000 be viewed on the 4″ colour screen within the unit.

Both constant bit rate. Just after the release of the AV, the Archos Gmini was born. The player also holds 3 resolution modes, which enables users to choose size over quality, as well as recording directly into MPEG4 in VGA resolution. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Visit manufacturer site for details.

Archos Gmini series

Continue to next page 01 Its capacity is 20 GB. While the tmini makes for easy menu navigation, it can’t compare to the iPod’s phenomenal Click Wheel in terms of sifting through song lists. The first audio device to hold a color LCD screen as well as photoaudio and video playback capacities, the Gmini was introduced October There is also a browser feature within the unit to enable users to copy, move, and rename files, and has a battery life of 10 hours.


ArcLibrary also lets you build playlists on the fly, and you can even move files, create folders, and do other file maintenance chores, although naming folders with the virtual keyboard is tedious. We’ve changed, we promise.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They, along with other homebrew applications including Doomhave now been embedded into the fan made operating gmihi named “MediOS” for the Gmini’s and other Archos players.

The Setup submenu includes the usual x options–repeat, shuffle, or five equalizer presets and a five-band custom setting –along with a few nice extras, such as the option to play only a selected folder and a car-stereo-like Scan mode that plays the first 15 seconds of each song until you press the joystick, at which point it reverts to normal playback. The XS group of players features a 1. But we’d put distortion-free EQ at the top of the engineers’ list.