I'm considering getting a new MP3 player. My main use will be listening to Audiobooks, and podcasts. I tend to rip my mp3s from CDs and cassette tapes, and I do not use subscrption services such as Audible.
My main concern are how the Archos 204 handles resume, rewinding and bookmarks.
1. I assume the 204 when powered-on will resume the last played audio file. But will it resume from the beginning of the file regardless of what position you were at, at the time off powering-off the player. Or will the 204, resume to the specific point, you were at, within the file, just before you turned the player off?
2. Does the 204 treat an album as continuous audio content so that a rewind started in track 6 will back into track 5 continuously (in other words from the beginning of track 6 to the end of track 5 and so on).
3. My audiobooks always consist of several (sometimes hundreds of) small mp3 files. When bookmarking will the 204 save the playlist as well as the current track position? So if I save track 25 of 212 as a bookmark, when I restore this bookmark, and track 25 has finished playing, will track 26 follow or will the player stop playing and just return to the menu?
If anyone could advise, I would be very grateful.