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#1 2006-06-27 13:46:07

Mr Green
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A mp3 player [Solved!]

Hi,

I thought I would treat myself to a new mp3player ... not content with getting a small stick like thing .... I went in search of a player that would play ogg as well as mp3/4 files

so I found this

Anyway I though I would hunt around & get a good price .... which I did

Not thinking of what would happen next!!!!

Goods arrived no problem I connected up device only to be told that it will only work with XP arrrggghhh!!!!

Off I went & googled for help.... found the sulu project

I have installed sulu but it does not find device ;-(

If anyone knows of a cool mp3/ogg player with around 20gb of storage & works with Linux please let me know

Thanks for listening


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#2 2006-06-27 16:58:19

barebones
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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

Although I haven't used anything near 20 GB (mine is a miniscule 1 GB) the iRiver brand has pretty good linux support. Or the IFP line at least. Unfortunatly, I've been having trouble finding an online store that sells them, so perhaps the model I have (the ifp 799) isn't supported any more. My player even has "UMS drivers", which makes the device show up as a pen drive when plugged into a usb port. I can just drag and drop stuff to it, unplug it and play. And it has great support for oggs. Mine doesn't play m4a's, but thats not a big deal for me.

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#3 2006-06-27 17:11:35

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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

Its weird because manual states that it can be used a s MSD (Mass Storage Device) but settings on unit do not support this ...

Guess it will be going on ebay in the near future .....

Archos looks like a good bet


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#4 2006-06-27 17:18:37

lucke
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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

About iRiver: firstly, IFP series has been succeed by T(10/20/30) series. Secondly, unfortunately those of T series with US firmware lack UMS support (they work only with Windows MP, argh - although there's a trick with changing firmware to Asian/Australian one). Thirdly, although those are very decent players, they don't come in bigger sizes than 1 GB.

Mr Green, I'd suggest you to look at other, HDD-based iRiver or iAudio players. Those brands are widely regarded as the ones offering the best quality. Rio Karma (20 GB) is a very interesting proposition as well, although you would have to seek it second-hand, because its manufacture seems to have been discontinued.

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#5 2006-06-27 17:27:09

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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

cool

I wanna fill it with Death Metal .....lol


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#6 2006-06-27 19:01:02

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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

Ok I sat & thought for a while .....

The player comes with a lead to pull files from a camera or another device

It would not connect to Linux .

So I loaded up files to my pendrive ;-)

All you have to do is plug in pendrive & copy from it to the player nice 8)

Not the best solution but one that works


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#7 2006-06-27 19:54:07

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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

well i dont know about your particular device but if you can & want to return id recommend
creative Zen Xtra i have had mine about a year the wifes had hers almost 2 the battery life is dependant on how much you search around it skipping songs what not but i would say its got a fairly good battery life like 10 hrs if you jump around playlists like i tend to do
if you just turn it on setup a whole bunch of music let it play it would last longer
we have both dropped our players more than once (whoooppssiiieeeee)
so i say they are sturdy
as for linux Gnomad2 is awesome for editing meta data setting up playlists

draw backs it only plays mp3,wav  no video no ogg,flac,shn

oh if your looking for FREE music of say a hippie genre checkout Etree.org
just thought id throw this in here

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#8 2006-06-28 05:50:17

Mr Green
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Re: A mp3 player [Solved!]

wow cool man lol

I have managed to get tracks on player ... via my pendrive (may work with external HD!!!)

Video files on unit are Svi soo... & photo size are limited

But FM radio is nice touch

you can record from external source,radio or voice

Anyway I got a good deal on it so I may keep it now

Have an iPaq for sale if anyone wants it ;-)


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