Have you considered a CD/MP3 player? They are around $50, can play a long
time using AA batteries, you can use CD-RW discs (can be re-written
hundreds, if not thousands of times....Verbatim ones have a lifetime
warranty) and the discs are very cheap. Really not any larger than the
Archos Jukebox in mass (disc shaped instead of rectangular), lighter than
the Archos, virtually skip-proof unless you are VERY active. Everyone in my
family has a different Sony model and all are great.
It is very difficult to find an MP3 player that takes replaceable
batteries...most have gone to Li-Ion which are long lasting and can be
recharged hundreds of times. I guess most manufacturers feel that the
battery will outlast the player...or the technology...and users will be
replacing the unit before the battery quits.
It will also be difficult to find a filename based player, as most people
buy them for music, rather than audio books, and thus want to be able to
sort their MP3's by genre, artist, album, year, etc. But maybe you could
just get your files named like you want, then use software that will copy
the filename to the tag, then essentially it will be playing in the same
order as your filenames?
I agree that I MUCH prefer a player that doesn't require special software to
So far there are just a few MP3 players other than the Archos Jukeboxes,
that will work with Rockbox...made by iRiver.
Maybe try Ebay and get a used Archos Jukebox?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon" <email@example.com>
To: "Rockbox" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:14 PM
Subject: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated
>I am sorry for what probably is a silly question at this point, but I can't
>find a list on the Rockbox page of all the different brands that Rockbox
>works on. I have had 3 Archos units, all of which have died (and I am not
>mistreating them) and I'd like something new.
> Preferably, I'd like:
> Plays alphabetically like the Archos units, and does not require tags.
> Drag-n-drop rather than requiring software to transfer.
> Uses batteries I can replace (loved this about the Archos units).
> As small as possible in physical size.
> At least a gig in memory, or expandable.
> Could someone point me to a list of device or provide feedback, please? I
> have been investigating the Rio Forge (I have a Rio Karma but I want a
> device with the above specifications in addition to it). I looked at the
> MuVo but it is not expandable. And I would really prefer something that
> would use Rockbox.
> Thanks for any help!
Received on Wed Jan 25 16:46:51 2006