So the Samsung MP3 player turned out to have a defective battery. Meanwhile, I had been getting increasingly frustrated with it - the much touted features were not really up to much and some of it was salesgirl misrepresentation; the manual was written in classic awful bad translated English and there didn't seem to be any real support system online. The main (if not the only) source for spoken word downloads (Audibles) is pretty much ipod only - anyway, doesn't support the Samsung. So I gave up and traded it in for an IPOD!!!!