[ILUG] Advice on a digital music player
felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Thu Jan 29 10:05:46 GMT 2009
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 09:48:51AM +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.
> It has to be able to play both MP3 and Ogg Vorbis. Other formats would
> be nice, but not required.
> 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.
Cowan players will fit the bill here. Generally their devices support MP3,
Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC.
They also nearly always mount as a usb storage device, so it's simply a
case of drag 'n' drop to transfer music, either onto or off the device.
I have the 2GB U3 player, which has served me well and has give no
If you're feeling flush the S9 16GB model looks pretty sweet :)
"Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."
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