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Subject: Re: which player should i get?

Re: which player should i get?

From: John Morris <>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:09:35 -0600

Perhaps I should hold off til there is more I Pod support. With the sansa
players, is there a way to tell if it's running v1 or v2 of the software
without running the player? Cause the guy at the store didn't seem to know
how to determine that, and I ended up having to return the player I got,
since Rockbox wouldn't install on it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arno Wald" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:36 AM
Subject: Re: which player should i get?

> 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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