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RECOMMENDED MP3 PLAYERS FOR OLD TIME RADIO

If you're reading this webpage on your computer, you already have everything you need to enjoy OTRCAT MP3 CDs; they are guaranteed to play on your computer. Click here for more information about "What is MP3?"

 

WHERE TO BUY A MP3 PLAYER:

OTRCAT.com has been tracking MP3 CD players since 1999. MP3 CD players models are more readily available, more reliable, and more inexpensive with each passing year.

Radio Hat!Where to buyMany new car stereos are "MP3-enabled" and many DVD players also play MP3 CDs. Ordering from Amazon.com is convenient, but local stores such as Walmart, CVS, Walgreen's, Target, and BestBuy often stock a multitude of MP3 player models. There are a lot of MP3 players, even by the same manufacturer, which are fickle about which shows they will playback. Discontinuation of models is frequent and finding specific models can be challenging. Expensive MP3 CD players are not necessarily the most reliable.

Try out an OTRCAT MP3 CD in the floor model at your local electronics store or take an MP3 player home, but make sure they have a good return policy without restocking fees. Below are a list of user recommended models (which have not been first-hand confirmed to work by OTRCAT.com).

 

PORTABLE MP3 CD PLAYERS: $20+

Just put in the MP3 CD and press play! As easy to operate as a cd player, these inexpensive "Walkman" style portable MP3 CD players play the MP3 CDs directly:

Coby
Coby
Memorex
Memorex
Panasonic
Panasonic
Phillips
Philips
RCA
RCA

 

MP3 CD BOOMBOXES: $25+

Great for indoor and outdoor listening, these inexpensive boomboxes play the MP3 CDs directly and many also have AM/FM tuners:

Coby
Coby
Memorex
Memorex
Naxa
Naxa
Panasonic
Panasonic
Phillips
Philips
RCA
RCA

SOLID-STATE MP3 PLAYER: $30+

How many shows would fit on an iPod?
 If each MP3 episode is approximately 10MB:

Storage

Number of Shows
2GB 200 shows
4GB 400 shows
8GB 800 shows
32GB 3,200 shows
64GB 6,400 shows
80GB 8,000 shows
120GB 12,000 shows
160GB 16,000 shows

Solid-state players fit in the palm of your hand and plug into your computer to transfer old time radio shows via USB cable rather than playing the CDs directly.

Android Phone, Sansa, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPod, or Apple iPhone have easy-to-use display screens and come in various storage sizes.

Click here for step-by-step tutorials on how to load the old time radio shows on your player...

Android Phone
Android
Phone
Sansa MP3 Player
Sansa (inexpensive)
iPhone
Apple
iPhone
iPod Nano
Apple
iPod

OTHER PLAYERS:

 

A NOTE ON MP3 PLAYERS SPECS:

MP3 players should support "32kps 22khz bitrate MP3 files" and "Joliet' format CDs." If the player supports these specs, it should play the OTRCAT MP3 CDs fine, but because every MP3 player has its own peculiarities, the disks are only guaranteed to play on your computer. Typically most of the new generation MP3 players support a multitude of bitrates including newest generation DVD players.

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