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What is a Wireless Digital Media Player?

Felicia Dye
Felicia Dye

Digital media is an alternative to analog media. Digital media is information that utilizes the binary number system. This information is generally easy to store and transfer from one digital device to another. When a device can play a media file without requiring wires or cords to do so, it is considered a wireless digital media player.

There are various types of media. There is written media, such as an e-book, and there is audio, such as music. There is also imagery, such as music videos. There is a wireless digital media player for each of these. In many cases, a single device may be able to facilitate multiple types of media.

An MP3 player is a type of wireless digital media player.
An MP3 player is a type of wireless digital media player.

A cellular phone is a good example of a device that can read several types of media. With the right phone, a person can view files that have still images, video, and audio. Additionally, that person can receive and create text files in such forms as emails, text messages, and notes.

A wireless digital media device may have the ability to capture information. One example of this type of device is a digital audio recorder. These are often used by people who need to record audio files and replay them. This could be a journalist conducting an interview or a doctor dictating notes.

Another example of a wireless digital media player that captures information is a digital camera. Instead of using film, which involves a comparatively long process to retrieve the images, digital cameras use digital memory. This makes the images immediately available, as they can usually be viewed on the back of the camera. These images are also easier to duplicate and distribute.

There are some devices designed only to read digital media. One example of this is an MP3 player. Although some of these devices have recording capabilities like cameras, many are limited to reviewing files that have been saved on them. This means a person cannot create digital files with these devices.

An e-book reader is another example of a wireless digital media player that tends to be read-only. These machines are designed to allow people to store digital documents. They can conveniently access and read those documents at another time. They generally cannot, however, create a document or revise the document that is stored.

Wireless digital media technology has even transformed common household electronics. An example of this is the wireless television. These television sets tend to be slim and light, but most importantly, they allow users to access digital programming without all of the wires that were once necessary to receive a digital signal.

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I've been looking into some of the new media players like, d link media lounge, upnp media player and dlna media player and I am sad that these didn't come out sooner. I can finally stop buying and burning DVDs, because these systems actually allow you to access your media files from your television at home.

I am excited about this, but a part of me is thinking that there could be an even better solution. I know that some newer television models have access to the internet. Wouldn't it be better to just have LCDs that also serve as PCs that can download and access media?

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    • An MP3 player is a type of wireless digital media player.
      By: lionel VALENTI
      An MP3 player is a type of wireless digital media player.