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Subject: Re: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated

Re: Need a new player - recommendations appreciated

From: Bluechip <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 06:25:19 +0000

>Oh, duh! I hate when I ask stupid questions! That link to Rockbox devices
>supported (or pending) is what I wanted. Since you already know I ask dumb
>questions, I'll venture another one: if the Rockbox developers get the
>software working on the iPod (Nano?), does that mean you would NOT have to
>use iTunes to manage the device? Would it work like my Archos's did, just
>see it on the desktop and drag-n-drop? That required software intervention
>annoys me for some reason. Sorry if that sounds even dumber than the last
>question.... (o:

# drag'n'drop-vs-itunes ...Rockbox works this way, no matter what cpu is
executing the code

>>Personally I am waiting until everything is up and running on the iPods.
>>If you absolutely HAVE TO upgrade now (eg. your old player is dead) then:
>># alphabet-vs-tags ...Rockbox works this way, no matter what cpu is
>>executing the code
>># drag'n'drop ...see "alphabet-vs-tags"
>># replaceable batteries ...archos v1 or give up
>># small ...wait for ipod support, but a nano
>># expandable memory ...I think the ondio takes memory sticks - maybe
>>others too.
>># list ... 1st line of text and clik on
>>link in 4th line :)
>>>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 2006-01-26

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