After I wrote this post the Viking MP3-player has been updated with a
bookmark resume from last position feature that makes it remember the track and the exact position of the last file you where playing. This makes the Viking MP3-player my clear choise for listening to audio books and podcasts on my Nokia.
Previously I have mentioned that I use my Nokia 6630 to listen to podcasts. It plays MP3, and the memory card can be synced easily using Windows Media Player. However, I am not satisfied with the built in player in the phone. Mostly because of the poor fast forward possibilities. So I asked my friend Mr. Google and he found a couple of players. The Viking MP3Player 3.33, the UltraMP3 and MP3Go looked like the most promising so I gave them a try.
On my 6630 this one gave a horrible sound quality and featured a not-so-intuitive interface. So, okay – NEXT!
Good sound quality, fancy interface with advanced skinning possibilities and a slightly better fast forward than the built in RealPlayer. Basically a huge amount of stuff that I don’t need and a minor improvement on the functionallity I want. NEXT!
Viking MP3Player 3.33
Good sound quality. A very nice and clean interface. Easy and intuitive. A possibility to change the background picture. Very good fast forward and rewind functionallity. The price is $18 and this one enhance my listening experience enough to justify a purchase! Now, if the Vikings could include functionallity to let the player remember where I left off for each file I play and resume at the same place we would have a very nice player for podcast listening on the 6630.
I just added OggPlay to the list of players that you should try. Thanks, Phil Wilson! OggPlay is free, fast, clean and gives quite good fast forward and rewind possibilities. No bookmark-functionallity to make the player remember where you left off here either. Support for advanced skins and user defineable keyboard shortcuts.
The next step is to do a mod to my headphones. Something like this, so I can use my Koss Portapro and my Sony Noise Cancelling headphones with my Nokia. I will post back here…
And now I have modified my headphones. You can read more about that here.