[SATLUG] Linux-compat portable music players

John Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 17:03:44 CDT 2008

On Saturday 12 July 2008 16:47:34 travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> So my Ipod shuffle died recently (battery won't hold charge), and I
> was looking for players that would play OGG and/or FLAC. (FLAC is
> just another encoding in OGG containers or so I've heard)
> I have been happy with Zen Stone since it'll act just like a thumb
> drive and I can put music on with "cp".
> I bought a Samsung YP-something and it had a mini-CD with it that
> mimicked iTunes.  However, it did NOT show up as a regular USB drive
> so I had to return it.
> Here's a list of players that do support OGG:
> http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/PortablePlayers
> Now, my question is which support Linux by acting like a thumb drive.
> If I could get FM tuner and voice recording that'd be sweet too but I
> think that may be optimistic...
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Go to Best Buy and get an Insignia Pilot player!
OGG, FM, voice recorder, plays videos, photos, clear bright screen, SDHC card 
slot, behaves like a proper removable drive when plugged in (like 2 drives 
with an SD card in it).
The Insignia Pilot kicks booty in Linux.

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