Digital Audio Player

Digital audio player (DAP) is used for storing, organizing and playing the music files.  Though it is popularly called as MP3 player, DAP often plays many additional file formats like WMA (Windows Media Audio), AAC (Advanced Audio Codec). Some of these formats may incorporate digital right management (DRM) like WMA DRM which is often a part of the paid download website. Other formats like Vorbis, FLAC, Speex (all part of the Ogg open multimedia project) are open or patent-free.

Types of Digital Audio Players

There are mainly three different types of digital audio players which are described briefly below:

  • MP3 CD Players - Devices that are used to play CDs. They can be often used to play both audio CDs and homemade CDs containing digital audio files or MP3s
  • Flash-based Players - These are solid state devices which contain digital audio files on external or internal media, like that of flash memory cards. Generally, these are low storage devices, ranging from 128MB - 1GB, which can be extended with additional memory sometimes. Since they are solid state devices and do not contain any moving parts, they can be resilient. Such players are usually integrated into USB drives
  • Digital Jukeboxes / Hard Drive-based Players – These are the devices used for reading digital audio files from a hard disk. These players possess higher capacities, ranging from 1.5GB to 100GB, according to the hard drive technology. The Creative Zen and Apple iPod are two examples of popular digital jukeboxes


Digital audio players are loaded with features and can be easily carried anywhere required. Some of the most striking features with modern DAP are:

  • Supports different types of audio formats like IFF, AAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Wave, Windows Media Audio, and others
  • Uses USB 2.0 to connect to the computer and exchange the files quickly
  • Offers several hours of continuous playback with chargeable battery
  • User can create play list and add favorite songs

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