[SATLUG] Linux-compat portable music players

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Sat Jul 12 18:29:15 CDT 2008

I bought my daughter a Samsung T10 last Xmas (I had no choice - she
insisted on this model since all her friends had it). It is a really nice
player with 4GB memory and was quite affordable (about $90).  It does
movies, jepg, mpeg4, photos, mp3, ogg, wav and wav with DRM, has an FM
player and voice & FM recording. I was also impressed with the screen -
it beats the screen from the 40 GB trax I have hands down.  The software
that came with it only worked with Windows, and it wouldn't mount like a
scsi drive, but it does bluetooth. But after a little googling I found
a package called Gnomad Ipod and it handles everything great over the
high-speed USB. After I found this, I must say this is a good choice
for Linux. Battery lasts for about 30 hrs on mp3, 4 hours for video. The
only downside I found was the touchpad, it looks too sleek and doesn't
seem terribly responsive, sometimes you have to push twice. I'd give it 
9 out of 10 stars.


> 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...
> >
> > Reminder: If you're into python and security, you can take over my
> > dynamic firewall daemon Linux/iptables project (TBK)...
> >
> > http://www.subspacefield.org/~travis/dfd/
> >
> > See also:
> >
> > http://www.subspacefield.org/~travis/good_ideas.txt
> >
> > --
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> > Truth does not fear scrutiny or competition, only lies do.
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> > blacklisted.
> 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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