Question about Coby MP-705 Digital Media Player
This problem is seems to be four-fold.
1) I have a digital copy of Narnia that is supposed to work on portable devices. Apparently it does not seem to work on this one... My player gives me an "invalid file format" error, despite the fact that the package and manual clearly state that this is a supported file format.
2) The included conversion software does not work.
3) I cannot afford to buy conversion software (this being the reason I bought a $30 MP4 player...)
4) Even using AVS Video Converter( unactivated version, due to the above) all I end up with is an audio file (supposedly I am missing a codec).
I would like to be able to do more than just listen to music on this thing. In addition, I work at Blockbuster and would like to be able to help my customers with their Coby MP705-2g MP4 players should they choose to purchase one. Any help anybody could give me would be greatly appreciated.
I worked on this all day and FINALLY found the solution. Are you ready for this!
The video converter that comes with the player actually does work but it will only convert WMV's to the correct AVI format for the player. Here's what works for me and has worked ever since I found the solution.
Download the Prism Video Converter. It's free and works. Use that converter to make your videos into WMV's. Then use the converter that comes with the player to convert the WMV's to the correct AVI format for the player. After the videos are converted to the correct format for the player move them to the Data Folder and enjoy!
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Just read the manual and apply some common sense. It says xvid encoded avi files with 220x176 resolution with 30 fps (frame rate) on the back of the box if you guys have overlooked at it yet....
i have tvc (total video converter) and i go to:
1) -import --->under ms Avi --->i picked Divx/Xvid Avi --> Xvid /mpeg4 Avi like it says in the back cover of the box.
2) -Then head to "setting" and go under "video option" change frame rate to 30. Head to "Video Resize" and change resolution to 220 x 176 under custom size. Boom, there you have it :)
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
Hi, here is what I did - got the same problem at first but then tried something a bit different and it worked 100% - here goes:
1. From the Coby website, I downloaded the Video converter 5.11 (link: www.cobyusa.com/files/software/video_converter5.11.exe)
2. I used Prism converter to convert the desired AVI file I wanted to watch, to a WMV format.
3. I used Video converter 5.11 to convert this back to AVI, the resulting file now has the correct required settings for watching on the MP3. Note: step 2 was required because Video converter 5.11 did not convert AVI files for me - it only converted WMV files.
4. IMPORTANT: whenever I used the media player to 'sync' the file into the MP3, the media player RE-CONVERTED it back to WMV for some reason, or changed the file's settings - that's why the MP3 couldn't play the video anymore, although step 3 has made it fit to.
5. Instead, I simply copied and pasted the file into the VIDEO folder of the MP3, just as I would do for a regular USB flash disk. Windows (my OS is Win 7 on a Vaio PC) prompted a message that I might not be able to watch the video if I'm moving the file this way - just ignored it and OK'ed the transfer.
6. That's IT ! it works every time. Try it yourself. Good luck !
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
Prism works but also try going into your player's system and moving the usb from auto to the manual one this made my windows xp see it finally and the software loaded for it automatically. this works far better than what you download from the coby website. btw for ebooks this is a pain but first chang it to a .txt by saving as plain txt file then erase all pictures maps etc stuff you dont need and break it up into sections because it doesnt play large files.
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
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