[linux-elitists] Portable music player?

Teh Entar-Nick nick@teh.entar.net
Sun Mar 16 10:49:03 PDT 2008

Don Marti:
> I now have enough no-laptop time in my day that I can justify getting
> some kind of portable media player.  I'll have some podcasts coming in
> as MP3, plus my collection of ripped or Creative Commons music which
> is all Ogg or FLAC.

As luck would have it, I hit roughly the same crisis point as my iriver
battery has reached the "you get 20 minutes before I shut off" point.
As a result, I gave up and hit Tottenham Court Road.  I got a Samsung
YP-U3J QB (that's the 2GB flash model), as I was sick of dealing with
the chunky hard drive models and remotes and all that.  Set me back
about £40.

It's an MTP device, so I have to use either rhythmbox or mtp-tools right
now.  I read that there might be a raw storage mode for the thing, but
it's still filling up its first charge as I type this.

The thing advertises its ogg support on the box, which is what gave me
the courage to drop cash for it.

"If you carefully examine the intercal package (which       Nick Moffitt
was not available for a month despite emails about it      nick@zork.net
being a 404), you will discover that . is in ESR's
PATH."   -- Joey Hess

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