[TriLUG] portable music player?
spiffytech at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 07:44:40 EST 2009
Sandisk's Sansa players now offer good OGG/FLAC support. I purchased the
Sansa Clip+ a few months ago and have been pretty happy with it. A couple of
very minor glitches occasionally occur (e.g., once in a great while it'll
just turn off in the car), but it's simple to operate and generally works
well. No Windows software required- just mount the device as a removable
filesystem and drag-and-drop into the MUSIC folder. The device will read the
ID3 tags and let you navigate your collection in the normal manner. Bonus
points for it remembering where you left off in podcasts.
On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 5:48 AM, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at earlham.edu> wrote:
> Hullo List,
> I'm thinking about getting myself a running companion for my ears. I've
> been keeping my head in the sand ignoring portable players for long
> enough that now I realize I don't know the playing field very well. I
> do know my major criteria beyond "it plays music", however:
> 1. I have a large collection of ogg music files. I'd like my player to
> be able to play them without having to first convert to mp3.
> 2. I have Linux (haduh! I'm on /this/ list, right?), and don't have
> Windows. Anything that requires a firmware upgrade with a "special
> utility for Windows only", or otherwise won't work with the Free tools,
> is a no-go.
> I've been off and on researching this over the past year or two, and the
> influx of ogg-capable players is increasing. However, it's the latter
> criteria to which I can't seem to find definitive answers, much less
> satisfactory products.
> Has anyone gone through this recently? Any pointers or suggestions of
> products on which I should focus my attention?
> Much appreciated,
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