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mp3 players with any kind of linux support?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

I found this one http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=681 but (a) they're out of stock and (b) they seem to be rather pricey!

Does anyone know of any others that have any form of linux support (even if they're just "mass storage devices" that support oggs (I'd rather flac though)???

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: RE: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

A bit OTT but this will do it:
http://www.mp3direct.com.au/webstore/pdinfoadv.asp?productID=851&s_brand=&s_category=&s_product=&s_product_code=&

Or this will support Ogg (not sure about Flac):
http://www.mp3players.co.uk/site/uk/iops_mfp300.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:51 pm    Post subject: RE: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

My Creative Zen Touch works in Ubuntu. Don't think it's got ogg support though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:56 pm    Post subject: RE: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

The iRiver H300 series play oggs and mount as a USB mass storage device. There's even a program on the current issue's DVD for creating playlists with Linux.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:09 am    Post subject: Re: RE: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
The iRiver H300 series play oggs and mount as a USB mass storage device. There's even a program on the current issue's DVD for creating playlists with Linux.


The iRiver H320 is what I found, advancedmp3players.com or was it mp3players.co.uk, whatever. Looks good, unfortunately it's a bit pricey at about the 240 mark.

A-Wing wrote:
A bit OTT but this will do it:
http://www.mp3direct.com.au/webstore/pdinfoadv.asp?productID=851&s_brand=&s_category=&s_product=&s_product_code=&

Or this will support Ogg (not sure about Flac):
http://www.mp3players.co.uk/site/uk/iops_mfp300.html


The X5 20gig model with the long life battery looks the biz, but advancedmp3players want 279 - I don't think that "erindoors" would go for that (won't stop me trying). even though it's a little on the large side (oh and that would only be when they have them in stock!).

Cowon IAUDIO also seem to do a 2 gig flash player that will support oggs, but even thats not cheap (when "they" have it in stock) at 229.

the other one that A-Wing mentions, well I can only find a 256k version of that, but again advancedmp3players also seem to have an updated version of the 512k version at about 100 that supports oggs - so I suspect that I'd have to make do with that.

all this money because I need something to cover "tinitus" caused by industrial exposure (**** employers - roll on the "ambulance chasers" Twisted Evil )!

Thanks for the suggestions all, it's given me something to get my teeth into. Much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:57 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

You should be able to get the H320 for less than that. I noticed it was around 220 in Selfridges the other day, hardly thew cheapest place in the country. I only noticed the price because it's less than I paid from Amazon six months ago Sad

One reason that I went for the iRiver, apart from the ogg capability, is that it can also acts as a USB host, allowing you to connect a card reader or camera. that gave it extra value for me because it means I can offload pictures from my camera when on holiday.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: mp3 players with any kind of linux support? Reply with quote

the idisco 256 @ 69.99,
Ipod mini @ 159.99.
Muvo 128 superseeded by the 256 NX
these are both working with Mandriva LE 2005 but need some editing of fstab
Most usb Hotplug devices should work with a bit of tinkering within linux.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:12 am    Post subject: Iriver H300 ??? Reply with quote

Hey guys, i am looking into getting an mp3. I noticed you were talking about the Iriver H300 and was wondering what apps i can use to actually put the music, files etc on it. I know that one can use GTKpod for an Ipod, but considering linux will (i think) see them as mass storage devices it shouldnt make too much difference
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:19 am    Post subject: RE: Iriver H300 ??? Reply with quote

Use whatever you want, the iRiver is mounted as a removable hard drive. I tend to use rsync but if you prefer a GUI, any file manager will do just fine. You may want to install libiriverdb, which you can use to create the database on the H300, although it works well without. You can download fro the wonderful URL of http://www.bodgit-n-scarper.com/code.html Smile

If you run Gentoo, I've got an ebuild for it here, which I'll upload to http://bugzilla.gentoo.org one day.
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