Re: MP3 players
- From: rsteiner@xxxxxxxx (Richard Steiner)
- Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 01:09:57 -0500
Here in alt.os.linux, Mike <Not@xxxxxxxxxxx> spake unto us, saying:
Anybody know what to look for with regard to MP3 players that can be
mounted as USB mass storage devices? I'm asking as the last one I
tried had some awful M$DOS5 variant for a file system, and try as I
might, I couldn't mount it read/write.
Just FWIW, the USB port you're trying to use could make a difference.
I've had some players not work on a USB hub or front USB port but work
on a rear USB port, and I've had a different player only work on that
same box's fron port (and not the rear).
While I use my Windows laptop from work to synch my music players, not
Linux, OS/2, or anything else, I've had some very good luck with the
following as players:
(1) Mobiblu's little DAH-1500i 1GB cube. It's only an inch on a side,
but it's not a bad little MP3 player. Also has a voice recorder, FM
radio, and 5-band equalizer plus various preset modes. It works as a
USB drive -- I just drag-and-drop files in Windows. I love mine! :-)
(2) Sandisk's Sansa e250 2GB player. I picked up a couple of these a
few weeks ago from woot.com as refurb units, and they're absolutely
wonderful players. A little large and heavy compared to the cubes I'm
used to :-), but they're Rockbox-able and have an additional MicroSD
slot for future expansion (takes at least 2GB cards at present). It
has two connection modes: USB drive, and USB "music device" that can be
synched in Windows using Windows Media Player 10.
A possible lower-budget item might be the "Digi-Cube" cube variant that
is sold by Sam's Club and Walmart. It's a cheap knock-off of the above
Mobiblu cube, but I picked up a 2GB DigiCube for $40 on eBay, and while
it's more limited in function (no FM radio or equalizer) and has a dim
display and weird menu system, it sounds pretty good, and again it's a
USB drive that I can drag-and drop files to.
I'm thinking about low budget items here. Forward and reverse scan
would be a nice feature too.
What do you consider "low budget"...? I paid US$30 apiece for the 2GB
Sansa units above, which I think was a steal.
-Rich Steiner >>>---> http://www.visi.com/~rsteiner >>>---> Mableton, GA USA
Mainframe/Unix bit twiddler by day, OS/2+Linux+DOS hobbyist by night.
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