[ILUG] sony issues
felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Thu May 11 10:15:58 IST 2006
Quoting Kae Verens <kae at verens.com>:
> The MP3 player issue is pretty annoying. Basically, even though I have a
> little USB stick which Sony call an MP3 player, you cannot simply put MP3s
> onto them and expect them to play. Apparently, the MP3s must first be
> announced in a proprietary-format playlist (which has been
> already), and also converted using something like a caeser-shift
> to something that cannot really be called MP3 - otherwise the "MP3" player
> cannot play the MP3s.
Personally I have a cowon iAudio U3 player. Basically with most (possibly all)
of cowon's players once you have the USB connector its just plug into any
machine that understands USB storage devices and copy across your media. If its
in a format that the player understands it will play it, otherwise it will just
show the file in the file browser.
Don't see why all media players can't function like that, very useful if I want
to store some additional data on the device as well :). Also doesn't require any
software to be installed on the host machine unless the OS needs USB drivers.
"Nothing's foolproof to a sufficently talented fool"
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