If you have an iRiver music player and you’re still using iRiver’s Music Manager software to copy files to your player, do yourself a favor and upgrade the firmware to one of the UMS versions. UMS stands for USB Mass Storage, and it will let you use any computer (and any operating system) to move files to and from your player. One of the artificial (DRM) limitations in the music manager is that it prevents you from moving music files from the player to a computer.
I’ve updated both of our iRiver iFP-899 players to version 1.28 UMS. For some reason I had to try out five different copies of the firmware upgrade before I found one that “took”, so here’s a copy of it in case I (or any of my three readers :-)) ever need it again: ifp890us-ums128.zip. Some sites also mentioned a newer firmware version (1.95 UMS), but I was only able to find a Japanese version of it, so I’m holding off on that version.
Update: Found it! iFP-800 Series Firmware V1.95 UMS for all the language versions. Grab them here at iRiver Global or grab the English language version for the iFP-89x models here from my site.
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