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Subject: Re: which player should i get?

Re: which player should i get?

From: John Morris <crazytrainrider_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 23:41:12 -0600

So, and not to be annoying here, is there no one player that someone can
recommend that I can go buy that will work with Rockbox? Otherwise, I'll
just wait til more players are supported, but since I'll be doing a lot of
traveling next year especially, I wanted to get a good mp3 player I could
use accessibly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "constantine (on laptop)" <tcwood12_at_shaw.ca>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 7:13 PM
Subject: Re: which player should i get?

> Hi,
>
> It takes some getting used to, but is nowhere near as bad as some make it
> out to be.
>
> You hardly need to use it when its in a pocket - for skipping songs, for
> example, you press on it - but for volume, its easy to change, and there's
> a hold switch on the ipod video when you don't want it being jostled. You
> can also do what I do and get a case for the player. That worked well for
> me and everything I need is at my fingertipps.
>
>
>
>
> contact details:
>
> email: tcwood12_at_shaw.ca
>
> and others
> msn: the_conman283_at_hotmail.com
> skype: the_conman283
>
> system details:
> Hp pavillion dv5220CA notebook pc
> AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37 2.0 GHZ, 1024 mb DDR ram,
> Fujitsu 100 gb 4500 RPM Hard Drive, connecsant AC-link audio
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grant Hardy" <granthardy_at_telus.net>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 5:18 PM
> Subject: Re: which player should i get?
>
>
>> constantine and others,
>>
>> How accessible do you think the touch wheel of the iPod Video would be
>> to someone who is visually impaired?
>>
>> Two other things about the touch wheel: can it be easily turned by
>> accident when the device is in a pocket? Finally, is it easy to
>> change it at will when the device is in a pocket?
>>
>> Thanks, and I look forward to "rocking" once again...as soon as I find
>> a good player!
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Grant
>>
>> On 12/1/08, constantine (on laptop) <tcwood12_at_shaw.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> Got an ipod video 30 gb here. I wish I have the 80 gb, but there you
>>> have
>>> it. I also wish it could record, but shrug. The only reason I bought the
>>> ipod was for rockbox, and I don't regret it one bit, because rockbox
>>> performs flawlessly.
>>>
>>> I'm curious, what type of hard disc does the ipod use, a 2.5" or is it
>>> even
>>>
>>> smaller.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> contact details:
>>>
>>> email: tcwood12_at_shaw.ca
>>>
>>> and others
>>> msn: the_conman283_at_hotmail.com
>>> skype: the_conman283
>>>
>>> system details:
>>> Hp pavillion dv5220CA notebook pc
>>> AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37 2.0 GHZ, 1024 mb DDR ram,
>>> Fujitsu
>>>
>>> 100 gb 4500 RPM Hard Drive, connecsant AC-link audio
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Grant Hardy" <granthardy_at_telus.net>
>>> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 2:00 AM
>>> Subject: Re: which player should i get?
>>>
>>>
>>>> All,
>>>>
>>>> Are there any hard disk players being sold which compare to the iriver
>>>> H1xx/H3xx series? I dearly miss my iriver H340 and never quite found
>>>> a player that fully replaced it. Or perhaps new/refurbished H340s are
>>>> still being sold, somewhere?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Grant
>>>>
>>>> On 11/29/08, Sharon <sharon25_at_cox.net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I have two 40 GB Toshiba Gigabeats with Rockbox on them and LOVE
>>>>> them! They are the best players I have ever had, and Rockbox makes
>>>>> them even better! I bought them both on eBay. Sharon
>>>>>
>>>>>>John Morris wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Since I don't know much about these things, can someone recommend a
>>>>>>good player including name and specific model/part number and where
>>>>>>I could buy it cheaply?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Well, I think this is quite difficult. Most (if not all) players
>>>>>>that are supported by rockbox are no longer produced (if I am not
>>>>>>wrong) and so might be difficult to find. Maybe there are some
>>>>>>places where you can find the devices that are appropriate to
>>>>>>rockbox. (ebay, etc.)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>It would be interesting to know how rockbox does work on the iAudio
>>>>>>devices D2 or i7 (I think these are the names of the targets where
>>>>>>some rockbox developers are working on). I had the hope that rockbox
>>>>>>will become usable on these during 2009. So if you are not blind and
>>>>>>not really need rockbox it might be an idea to get such an iAudio
>>>>>>device that are really good players already without rockbox (but are
>>>>>>only not able to play tracks gaplessly). When rockbox will be
>>>>>>available for these, you can install it then.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Otherwise I know that good rockbox players are the iAudio X5 and the
>>>>>>Sansa e200 (important: version 1 as you already wrote!). The only
>>>>>>problem of the Sansa player is that on some of them, depending on
>>>>>>the ear phones you are using (are they loud without turning up the
>>>>>>player's volume), you can hear a static, electronic background
>>>>>>noise, especially when rockbox does fill its music buffers. It is
>>>>>>not a real problem when listening outside (in a train, etc.), but it
>>>>>>is annoying when listening at home with very calm and quiet music.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Greetings,
>>>>>>Arno
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