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mp3 players

Postby zezerbing on Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:53 pm

Hello. I'm looking for a player to use with linux/ open souce .i see a lot of people recommend Sandisk. but what about sony? I'm looking at the sansa clip 4 or the sony walkman. it will be used at work,mostly with music. I want something that will work with amazon,banshee, etc. Instead of itunes/ipod etc. Any problems with these players working with open souce etc? thanks.
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Re: mp3 players

Postby gagmani on Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:04 pm

Sony is good option.Ubuntu detects it as a Music player.But I am not 100 percent sure.I have not used a Walkman mp3 player for 1.5 years.
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Re: mp3 players

Postby dagon on Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:34 pm

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Re: mp3 players

Postby DrHu on Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:53 pm

If the device can be treated as a disk, or uses the MTC protocol, it will likely work..
--I used an older Cowon D2 (MTC (usb device) protocol, and supported Ogg-Vorbis music format..)), but that won't be everyone's choice
Linux 2.2 or higher (support only for data transfer).

MTP, originally only a windows OS support format..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol
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Re: mp3 players

Postby VanR on Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:54 pm

My Sansa Fuze is switchable between MTP or MSC or it also has autodetect. That being said I find it works better on Windows 7 than Ubuntu.
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Re: mp3 players

Postby Lanser on Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:43 am

The Korean players are generally the best bet.
Typically they play ogg and flac natively and have a healthy/creative disrespect for DRM.
iRiver are good...or Cowon if you want a higher end DAC.

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Re: mp3 players

Postby Creecher on Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:22 am

Will Mint detect iPods if they have Rockbox installed?
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Re: mp3 players

Postby OldManHook on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:32 pm

Creecher wrote:Will Mint detect iPods if they have Rockbox installed?



Yes 9 and 10 do Have not tried on 11 and 12 :)
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