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Old 11-18-2006, 07:12 AM   #16
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I Use a Archos Gmini XS 202s. These Claim to have PFS and thus not great for linux. But you can go in an option menu and change between Multi media device and HDD. On Multi Media device you need WMP10 but on HDD you just drag and drop in your file manager then when you unmount it builds the music database itself and works fine. You can also take music off it as well as using it as a regular HDD. I love mine especially as its 20GB about 2"x1.5" and only cost 150 ish you can get them from Amazon
Old 01-13-2007, 10:30 PM   #17
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ipod nano syncing with Banshee works good
Old 01-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #18
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Just have to thank you G67, since I've been waiting far too long to test mp3 players with Linux compatibility in mind.

In my eyes, all the fuss with syncing/changing formats is because of DRM hassles. It's much easier to check to see if a song has all the DRM info intact through syncing. I don't think it makes it easier at all, even when the software works (which is rare), since dragging and dropping files on your ordinary desktop is one of the first tasks any person learns how to do.
Old 01-14-2007, 10:14 PM   #19
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That is a great talent
You shoudl start selling them after you copy it over to linux.
I will buy one
Old 05-21-2007, 03:14 AM   #20
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Just bought a sansa e280. The music capability of this works fine under linux. Just mount it and copy the files over. Only problem is that you have to use id3v2 tags but I found that putting my files through id3tag -2 *.mp3 set them correctly for this player. Unfortunately it seems that one must use the sansa PFS for jpegs and movies.

Great deal now from Costco UK. 8GB sansa with leather case 111
Old 05-23-2007, 12:31 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by G67
syncing... I personally find its a way for software companies to push stuff onto you, to get you hooked and be a drag on your PC.
Yes, I feel sorry for Apple Ipod users who have to ask iTunes permission for doing anything.

A good MP3 Player should just be able to plug and play as a removable disk, and read whatever songs or videos you dump on its memory.


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