Portable Ogg Vorbis player
I've been looking for a portable MP3 player for a while. That is to
say, one that plays .ogg files. I have about 750 CD's, of which about
200 are ripped in ogg and I'm not going back. :)
I have just got home with an iRiver iHP-120. Plays ogg out of the box.
And also mp3, wma, wav, asf (as if) for the masochists amongst us.
USB 2.0 (which seems very fast - I'm rsync'ing my music folder with the
player and the speed files are going by at looks like about 3-5MB/sec).
It can also record, has an FM radio, and looks like the nuts.
It appears as a USB Mass Storage Device, hence is a doddle to copy to
and from. The included software is for Windows, and is a jukebox
manager (which anyone with well organised folders will find useless),
and a tag database creator. That is kind of useful. It's much nicer to
sort through songs by artist/album/title rather than relying on
well-organised and named folders.
As usual, some bright spark has prodcued a Linux version of the database
creator - see http://www.marevalo.net/iRipDB/.
I know this message is kind of off-topic, but I feel this item will
appeal to any Debianista.
A (no affiliation etc)
PS The command I use to sync my music is:
rsync -v -r --size-only --include*/ --include*.m3u --include*.ogg
--include*.mp3 --exclude* ~/music /usbkey
where /usbkey is my mount point for the device.