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Old 04-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Question Linux compatible music device that will play MP3 or OGG files?


Hi.

I'd like to know if there is a Linux compatible music device that will allow me to easily put MP3 or OGG files onto it from Ubuntu/other distro and then listen to with and without ear phones.

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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One suggestion would be to look at Cowon MP3 players.

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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The only portable media player I know that has minispeakers in the player and will play .ogg vorbis is the iriver e100.

*edit- the e100 also plays .flac. @ syg00- the e100 and s100 are pretty much the same player AFAIK, just the s100 is slighly newer and has .ape support. Not that I would care about .ape, its not a good codec IMO.

There might be others, I dont pay much attention to players with minispeakers as they normally sound like a goat pissing into a tin. I know the e100 I have sounds pretty awful when played though the minspeakers (but its better than any of the mobile phones I've heard played though the same way)

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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I have an iriver something-or-other(*) that plays both ogg and FLAC - as well as digital (free-to-air) radio.

I use noise cancelling headphones and FLAC. Sounds mighty good to me, but I've never tried (needed) speakers.

(*) Edit: that'd be a S100.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips guy.

Thats odd - I never got email notification about these posts. [Edit: I changed the email notification from daily to instant - seems fine now]

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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I would recommend a Sony

I have a Sony that advertises it plays more than MP3 but I think it all amounts to whether the software that they provide with it converts it or not. You can just Drag and Drop a MP3 file in the Music folder just like any other file though so it is not like a lousy Colby,(great sounding but totally MS dependent. Sound Converter will convert most files to MP3. I have a refurbished one that works okay because MP3 players have a high percentage of failures. Do a search on Refurbished MP3 players and their are plenty available from even the most trusted brands. http://www.ecost.com/
 
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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Look at getting any player supported by rockbox and it will play most things http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/WhyRockbox
 
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:27 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Sound Converter will convert most files to MP3.
True, but that just encourages people to get/rip to MP3 rather than a nice FLOSS codec like ogg vorbis.

Converting a lossy codec (MP3, AAC, Ogg vorbis, etc.) to another lossy codec will lose sound quality as well.

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I have a refurbished one that works okay because MP3 players have a high percentage of failures. Do a search on Refurbished MP3 players and their are plenty available from even the most trusted brands. http://www.ecost.com/
What makes you say that portable media players have a high number of failures?

IMO getting a refurbished portable media player isnt any better than buying a new one. You dont save that much money, its hardware that has already failed, warranty periods and terms are generally a worse with refubs than new.
 
  


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