[ILUG] Advice on a digital music player
laurentc at eircom.net
Thu Jan 29 09:58:55 GMT 2009
On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 09:48 +0000, Josh Glover wrote:
> This may be slightly off-topic, but I'm looking to buy a portable
> digital music player (i.e. an "iPod", in the unfortunate vernacular)
> with a hard drive that I can use with Linux. I prefer a model that
> simply interfaces as a USB Mass Storage device, so I don't have to
> deal with any silly software for transferring tunes.
Plenty of better solution than the ipod From Cowon Iriver or Samsung.
Most of the above brand players will show up as USB drives.
> It has to be able to play both MP3 and Ogg Vorbis. Other formats would
> be nice, but not required.
The latest Cowon O2 (flash based) player will play just about anything
you throw at it.
> Does anyone in ILUG have something like this that they've had good
> luck with and would recommend to me? For bonus points, I'm heading up
> to Belfast this weekend, so if you know a place in Belfast that would
> probably carry the aforementioned music player, that would be great.
> For an additional incentive beyond helping your fellow Linux user, I'm
> happy to buy a pint for anyone with helpful advice at the next PotD.
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