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Cyberdoc1971
post Oct 9 2006, 10:49 AM
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In trying to find some extra memory for my Dad's Mp3 player, a Rio 500, I seriously realized he needed a mjor upgrade. The thing only has 64mb of flash memory, and can only take Smartmedia cards which are now obslete. So, I'm thinking a new Mp3 player that is Linux-compatibe around 1GB that can play music, maybe a FM tuner, and can display some photos. Here is the problem, most of the players out there are not Linux-friendly. Anyone out there have any ideas for me?
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post Oct 9 2006, 01:13 PM
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iRiver H10. You can use easyh10: http://easyh10.sourceforge.net/
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post Oct 9 2006, 03:08 PM
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Not bad, just a bit more and a bit pricey for what I'm looking for. Is there a list of players out there that are linux-friendly? Since he entered the medical field as a respatory therapist, he gave up his windows-based pc for a linux box, just trying to find something for him that he's appreciate. Also the Samsung YP-Z5ZB 1 GB Digital Audio Player has caught my eye, but I don't know if it is compatible.
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post Oct 9 2006, 09:49 PM
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iRiver H120, completely compatable, 20gb, around 200.00 usd on ebay
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post Oct 9 2006, 09:53 PM
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I'm hoping to stay under $100 if I can.
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post Oct 9 2006, 11:30 PM
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. Here is the problem, most of the players out there are not Linux-friendly.

Really? I thought any player acting as a mass storage usb device would work under linux.
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post Oct 9 2006, 11:41 PM
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QUOTE(pgas @ Oct 10 2006, 08:30 AM)
Really? I thought any player acting as a mass storage usb device would work under linux.
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Not quite, for instance an iPod acts as a mass storage USB device, and you can copy mp3s to it under Linux. The prob is that the iPod will not play them then, since you must update the iPod song database so that it knows the songs are there. Don't know if there's software to do this under Linux.
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post Oct 9 2006, 11:59 PM
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hmm seems support for ipod exists:
http://www.gtkpod.org/about.html

My low-end usb-stick like mp3 player works under linux
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post Oct 10 2006, 12:47 AM
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sod the pod! wink.gif

I only use Linux and I've got a fantastic 2GB Samsung YP something memory-stick sized player that plays uncompressed wavs, MP3s, OGGs and WMA. Works perfectly with Linux and has great sound quality. I use it every day for about 1.5hrs and only need to charge it every 10 days or so.
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post Oct 10 2006, 07:06 AM
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QUOTE(danboid @ Oct 10 2006, 03:47 AM)
sod the pod!  wink.gif

I only use Linux and I've got a fantastic 2GB Samsung YP something memory-stick sized player that plays uncompressed wavs, MP3s, OGGs and WMA. Works perfectly with Linux and has great sound quality. I use it every day for about 1.5hrs and only need to charge it every 10 days or so.
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I'd be interested in the model that you have. Send me any info that you have, and any issues that you have had with it.
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post Oct 14 2006, 08:09 AM
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Also consider the iAudio X5L. Great audio, supports ogg & flac in addition to the usual mp3 etc., has phenomenal battery life (drove from Iowa to W. Pennsylvania and back [@14 hrs. ea. way] and still had 1/4 battery left), an FM radio, and works great with a linux system. I haven't tried the video, as I use my Z with its better screen. Having had an iPod, the sound reproduction is noticeably better on the iAudio.
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post Oct 14 2006, 12:44 PM
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QUOTE(dkm @ Oct 14 2006, 11:09 AM)
Also consider the iAudio X5L.  Great audio, supports ogg & flac in addition to the usual mp3 etc., has phenomenal battery life (drove from Iowa to W. Pennsylvania and back [@14 hrs. ea. way] and still had 1/4 battery left), an FM radio, and works great with a linux system.  I haven't tried the video, as I use my Z with its better screen.  Having had an iPod, the sound reproduction is noticeably better on the iAudio.
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Thanks for the info, I did check their site and most of the players they have are linux-compatible. Still looking for others before I purchase, I would like a flash memory player in the 1-2gb range with photo viewing capibility for my Dad as a Xmas present.
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post Oct 14 2006, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Oct 10 2006, 02:41 AM)
QUOTE(pgas @ Oct 10 2006, 08:30 AM)
Really? I thought any player acting as a mass storage usb device would work under linux.
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Not quite, for instance an iPod acts as a mass storage USB device, and you can copy mp3s to it under Linux. The prob is that the iPod will not play them then, since you must update the iPod song database so that it knows the songs are there. Don't know if there's software to do this under Linux.
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AmaroK music software interfaces really well with most models of iPod, if they're formatted for Windows rather than for the Mac. And it installs in most up-to-date Linux systems. I'm running it myself on my XandrOS box.
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QUOTE(brashley46 @ Oct 14 2006, 10:42 PM)
QUOTE(ShiroiKuma @ Oct 10 2006, 02:41 AM)
QUOTE(pgas @ Oct 10 2006, 08:30 AM)
Really? I thought any player acting as a mass storage usb device would work under linux.
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Not quite, for instance an iPod acts as a mass storage USB device, and you can copy mp3s to it under Linux. The prob is that the iPod will not play them then, since you must update the iPod song database so that it knows the songs are there. Don't know if there's software to do this under Linux.
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Not a bad idea, I have considered the iPod - still a bit pricey for my pocetbook.
AmaroK music software interfaces really well with most models of iPod, if they're formatted for Windows rather than for the Mac. And it installs in most up-to-date Linux systems. I'm running it myself on my XandrOS box.
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post Oct 15 2006, 12:12 AM
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FYI all the Philips ones (the HDDXXX series) use the database storage method as well so you can use it as a USB stick but can't play the files you copy withuot the flaky SW that they supply for Windose.
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