[linux-elitists] How about digital voice recorders while we're at it? (was: Re: Portable music player?)
Tue Apr 8 18:46:10 PDT 2008
I've since done some MP3 recording with the onboard mic.
And I've gotten a c240 and done some recording with it too with rockbox.
Often by mistake ;-)
Sounds good to me(tm).
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Tony Godshall <email@example.com> wrote:
> I use the open source rockbox.org firmware on my Sansa e240, which are
> commonly available for < $50. They do record and in addition to the onboard
> flash, they also accept microSD cards. I've only used the 2GB ones (which
> are sometimes as cheap as $18 at Fry's), which should give you an
> essentially unlimited recording time (buy as many as you like).
> Haven't done much recording with them, so you should look around for more
> specific reviews in that department. The manual says it records to PCM
> Wave and AIFF, the losslessly compressed WavPack and the lossy MPEG
> Layer 3
> The Sansa c240 is essentially a more compact version of the same,
> and the 250, 260, etc. have larger capacities.
>  http://download.rockbox.org/manual/rockbox-sansae200/rockbox-buildch9.html
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Karsten M. Self
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > on Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 03:36:22PM -0700, Don Marti (email@example.com) wrote:
> > > I now have enough no-laptop time in my day that I can
> > > justify getting some kind of portable media player.
> > In my own case, it's a slight variant: I'm looking for a good digital
> > voice recorder which saves to a reasonably supported standard, and has
> > good general features. Reading specs on packaging is pretty much a lost
> > cause.
> > Feature list:
> > - Save to WAV, MP3, OGG (fat chance), or another open standard audio
> > format. Found an RCA that somewhat works but saves to "VOC" format,
> > which is apparently somewhat supported but not in this particular
> > implementation. I'm finding references to units which apparently
> > store to WMV / WMA (windows media) format, which may work, would
> > like to know what other's experiences are.
> > - "Supported" == can play/edit w/ xmms, audacity, and/or sox.
> > - File transfer capabilities. Usually means "treat device like a USB
> > drive". Much faster than recording over audio-out.
> > - Good navigation on the unit itself. Skipping between recordings,
> > forward/back scan w/in a given recording, bookmarking w/in
> > recordings. The RCA unit's fast-forward and very, very, very slow
> > reverse functions simply suck.
> > - High capacity. 30 - 100+ hours would be good. Means I don't have
> > to constantly worry about running out of storage.
> > - Capable of taking rechargeable batteries. Because I love my mother.
> > Peace.
> > --
> > Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten
> > Ceterum censeo, Caldera delenda est.
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