[Novalug] Portable Media Player
greg at pryzby.org
Mon Nov 3 21:48:24 EST 2008
Missed the first post, but that is not true.
I have a friend that has a 60x (don't recall, but maybe a year old) that
is Linux and works like a champ. No Windows in his house.
> So find it on eBay, and give your parents the reference ...
> Adam Portier wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestion, but I already looked into that. Archos
>> made a shift a few years ago and discontinued their more "primitive"
>> players in favor of stuff that integrates with Windows Media Player.
>> Its built for WMA now. I could order an older model off eBay or
>> something, but one issue with that. I'm doing this now because my
>> parents want to get me something for my birthday. I would prefer
>> something current so they could just order it online or pick it up
>> in a store.
>> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 11:27 AM, greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org>
>> Archos (?) fits that order irc
>> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 11:01 AM, Adam Portier
>> <ajportier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, I have been going to these meetings for a
>> while and finally I have a question worthy of
>> the mailing list. I need to replace my portable
>> media player, an I am finding it hard to locate
>> one with the features I need. I had been using
>> (up until I lost it) a gen 2 iPod running
>> Rockbox. I do most of my non-gaming related
>> computing in Linux, so most of my files are
>> there and I have several albums ripped to OGG.
>> What I am looking for is a portable media player
>> that can play both MP3 and OGG files, lets me
>> administer the file system without the need of
>> some proprietary software like iTunes, and I can
>> patch the firmware without having to drop into
>> Windows. A tall order, I know, but I am sure it
>> has to exist. I could just order another used
>> iPod and hack its firmware, but I would like to
>> see if there is something out there that does
>> this out of the box. Thanks in advance.
>> greg pryzby
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