A Comparison of MP3, MP4, and MP5 Players – What Are the Differences

Every music lover is conversant with the terms MP3, MP4, and MP5 these days. Many of them also have firsthand experiences about MP3 and MP4 and they might have experience about the comparatively newer MP5 players as well.

Millions of people these days have their own media players and the most popular among them are MP3, MP4, MP5 and CDs. While they are on sell in the market, and Chinese products are very popular in the market, it is necessary learning about the differences.

MP3 Player

MP4 Player

MP 5 Player

About MP3 and MP4

Using MP3 players would enable the user to listen to music and viewing some images on the screen. But the screens are too small and the device cannot be used for reading eBooks. This problem was adequately solved by the MP4 players. Now the users could listen to the music, view the images on a larger screen, and could even read eBooks and play games and watch videos. The experience is certainly better for the user and in addition; they can also –

  • Enjoy photos;
  • Read and view eBooks and videos;
  • Different types of memory players are in the market;
  • It supports WMA, WAV and AVI formats depending on the conversion made.

Difficulties in MP4

Despite being much improved in comparison to the MP3, MP4 still has some problems associated. While it supports whole lots of formats and files, it will also require conversion of the files before using these formats. Various types of devices are available in the market. They could be 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G, or 16G and one has to choose one out of them. Though generally the MP4 will support WVA, AVI and other formats for video as well but it will require some sort of conversion. However, it will require use of some sort of converter to make the device compatible for these formats. Good news for the prospective user is that several types of conversion tools are available in the market. Formats are required to be changed and these converters help in the purpose. Converters are even available online and can be downloaded for free. However, the problem is that despite conversion at times the contents may not play leaving the user high and dry.

MP5 Player as Solution

That is exactly where MP5 players step in solving the problems of compatibility. Basic difference between MP4 and MP5 are that all these applications and contents can be played easily on the MP5 without using any converter or any other applications. Even when some applications are required, it is much easier downloading them online on the MP5 players in comparison to its predecessors, MP3 and MP4 players.

New MP5 technology has been evolved with the objective of technological transformation of making the user’s experience exotic. Taking advantage of the blue tooth and Wi-Fi technologies has become possible with introduction of such technologies.

It is like a ladder; each step taking you a little ahead from the other.

18 Responses to “A Comparison of MP3, MP4, and MP5 Players – What Are the Differences”

  1. Thanks, I am enlightened about MP5. I thought MP5 was a joke since many of I saw on the black market mostly are products of Chinese clone-manufacturers. I guess the one that I saw (as I've said) wasn't a real MP5 after reading the fact about your article.

  2. i have mp4 player. but after reading this i need a mp5 player... thanx......

  3. sivanantham September 1, 2011

    it's a nice comparision

  4. good wb site.

  5. nice, this helps a lot 😀

  6. I think to buy MP5 players and this article help me a lot to make a decision.Thanks for sharing

  7. good nice

  8. Nice comparison, got enlightened just now. I think I will be going for mp5 on my next purchase 😀

  9. Shubhangi September 24, 2011

    very nice comparison,thinking of buying one mp5 player myself,thanks 🙂

  10. Very good comparison about the mp3,mp4,mp5 players. Well Mp5 player has overcome the problems it has been the best.Thanks for sharing these opinions

  11. Nagalakshmi September 27, 2011

    this product is nice and it is good to use, and also it is easy to buy me a mp3 player. thanks

  12. I thought, there were nothing called MP5 player. However, if they can really do not need conversion to watch video, I guess I need one. Thanks.

  13. Your post is very informative. I find it very helpful. No doubt technology is improving very fast and it's changing dimension is quite noticeable. We usually use those products mp3, mp4, mp5s but many of us really don't know the difference. May be some people don't have any idea about mp5. For them your topic will surely bring some light. Thanks for such a nice post.

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    Keep improving and defenitely a Elite Company those who wants Quality of Service.

  15. really great explantion

  16. Michael August 18, 2017

    No. The MP5 is not new. It has existed since 1966 and has killed thousands if not millions of terrorists.

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