[TriLUG] Mp3 players, Linux & car
Sun, 16 Jun 2002 23:08:17 -0400
Andrew C. Oliver wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm finding CDs incresaingly inconvienient, however, I've got a lot of
> CDs (so I can't go cold turkey). I'd like to be able to save them off
> as MP3s and use them via an MP3 player for the car. I have both a tape
> player and CD player for the car, but I'd rather an Mp3 player with
> maybe a radio interface to avoid the necessity of hookups and wearing
> out my tape player (and messy wires are a pain in a miata).
> Is there a MP3 player with a reasonable amount of storage, communicates
> via radio and a convieinient interface that I can download music to via
> my linux box thats not an arm and a leg?
Well, I haven't yet seen a way to download music that is implemented
using only an arm and a leg, although arms are often involved.
The setup I use isn't the cheapest, but it uses ethernet with rsysnc,
ftp, or smb, to transfer the music rather than an arm and a leg. The
music is stored on a 6.4GB notebook harddrive (~80 hours music on it
now) that sits on top the computer in the passanger seat footwell
because I'm too lazy to put it elsewhere. The computer is an embedded PC
that can operate at 70C ambient air temp without a fan. I just have to
keep it a little above freezing.
Its been working fine for over a year, and I didn't even have to steal
any body parts to implement the file transfer.