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Old 06-11-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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mp3 players system requirement


Hi,

I am using SUSE Linux 9.1 and I am considering getting myself a portable mp3 player. All of them have Windows listed under system requirements, which means I wont be able to use the softwares that come with the player.

Are there other softwares that I can use instead? Or do I even need the softwares to transfer files to the mp3 player?
 
Old 06-11-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Most just show up as USB mass storage which is fine under linux. The ones you run into trouble with is iPods, iRivers and ones that use a proprietary DB format for their library. There are a lot of apps that work with iPods these days, I don't own an iRiver but I'm pretty sure I've seen apps floating around.
 
Old 06-11-2006, 10:26 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I wont get an ipod for sure (too expensive!). It'll probably be a SanDisk.
 
Old 06-12-2006, 05:59 AM   #4
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SanDisk make USB drives as well so chances are you shouldn't have any problems. Google around first but I'd be quietly confident
 
Old 06-12-2006, 07:04 AM   #5
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I have an Iriver flash one, took a bit of fiddling to get going but there is software out there for it.

Personally i'd go with something that works out of the box
 
Old 06-12-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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I had a SanDisk m240, which I thought was really good though it's capacity is a bit small. 1GB is fine for me since I don't feel a need to carry around my entire music collection. Even though it says it requires Windows, I found linux treated like a regular usb drive and played music fine. The only problem was I couldn't access files loaded with a different OS. In general I thought it works great as long you don't do something stupid like leave it on a airplane after a flight arrives around midnight. I'm looking at a couple of players for a new one, other than buying anonther m240 some of the Zen players from Creative seem pretty good. I'm leaning towards either a Zen Nano, or spending a bit more for a Zen Neeon.
 
  


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