[olug] Linux-Friendly MP3 Players? (iRock, etc.)
mwillett at highstream.net
Sun Nov 28 12:50:53 EST 2004
I use an iRiver iFP-890, 256MB, and I love it.
Advantages: - supports OGG out of the box w/ no firmware upgrade (in
addition to MP3 & un-protected WMA)
- built-in FM tuner
- line-in (stereo) & built-in mic (mono) recording
- timer for unattended FM radio recording
- uses 1 AA, alky or nimh, long battery life
Disadvantages: - Supported proprietary software for M$ & Mac only (of
course), although there's an active SourceForge development community
- USB settings iffy on my distro (FC2), haven't tried with FC3 yet
IMHO, the players that offer FM tuners, line-in recording & non-music
file storage beat the iPods for flexibility & value.
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