One portable media player to play them all

A new portable media player is expected to hit the market soon that has packed in features and capabilities like no other. The Viliv P2 has been in the eyes of media device enthusiasts for quite some time and now we hear it may see the light of day.

The P2, the successor to the Viliv P1, is a portable media device built on the Microsoft CE platform with an interface based on Mobile Flash Lite 2.0. The product page also lists dual OS booting capabilities with Linux Qtopia as well. The P2 features a 4.3-inch TFT LCD with touch sensitivity as many portable media players now have.

What really grabs our attention is how robust the P2 is in supporting a variety of media formats. Among the list of video formats are h.264, DivX, MPEG 1/2/4, Xvid, WMV 7/8 at 320x240 resolution and WMV 9 at 720x840. The P2 also has the capability to play MP3 and WMA files as many other portable media players have, but the P2 also adds support for OGG, AC3, PCM, and AAC audio formats. The P2 can also display images in JPEG and Bitmap formats with a maximum resolution of 4000x3000 which is way more than anyone should ever need on a 4.3-inch screen, along with support for HTML, PNG, TIFF, and WMF files.

The P2 also doubles as a personal information management device with support for PDF and Microsoft Office files. Additionally, the P2 has audio (AC3 5.1/Stereo) and video (NTSL/PAL, CVBS (S-Video, RGB) outputs according to

Storage options include 20GB or 30GB and the device will have USB 2.0 ports built in for connectivity to a PC as well as a line-in for recording audio. Extra options will include GPS and DMB capabilities which would spice up the deal a bit more. We should expect to see pricing information released as the launch nears. Check back for updates on this extraordinary portable media player.

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