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Old 09-18-2005, 03:34 PM   #1
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external music player


I'm looking for a good mp3/ogg/flac player (better if also supports mpc/wav/etc...) with at least 20 gigs of space that is compatible with linux. Ideally it would support ext2 and be mountable as an external drive (/dev/sda1 or whatever). Anyone have good experiences with something like this? Other then this i'm basically looking for audio quality and battery life, if possible without gimmicks like backgrounds, video playing and all that. I've tried searching the web for this, but i get a million links to different ones, but the thing is i cant compare and most are over $300 with wierd features i wouldn't use (video playback, backgrounds, text file support...). Hard to figure out what's best to get without spending days surfing google...
 
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To my knowledge there aren't any large players which run as external storage devices. I use a Creative Nomad Xtra with libnjb and gnomad2. this generally works great, but it's not a mountable device.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:52 PM   #3
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To my knowledge there aren't any large players which run as external storage devices. I use a Creative Nomad Xtra with libnjb and gnomad2. this generally works great, but it's not a mountable device.
off flac.sourceforge.net i found this:
http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/iaudio/x5/

It looks like its mountable, but how much did yours cost (if possible in euros :P)... getting sick of my crappy 256 mb one getting its filesystem corrupted every 5 minutes. I can never get music on it without going to format it to fat32 again at school (but i dont get to listen to music on the way back).
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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well i didn't buy it in euros.. i paid about 150 for mine.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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well i didn't buy it in euros.. i paid about 150 for mine.
http://www.google.com/search?q=%C2%A...=Google+Search

Hopefully ill be able to get one for 220 then. Ill try out this gnomad2 before hand and see how it works though. Thanks.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 12:09 PM   #6
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Just realized, it only supports WMA, MP3 and WAV... i'm thinking about getting an iPod because you can get a linux kernel and get flac support and etc... on it (programs games and you name it). The only problem is that the ipod is 50% more expensive. My best bet is probably just to look around, unless anyone knows of a good one. Must play at least FLAC, MP3 and OGG (ill convert the mpc and others if needed).
 
  


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