[Vorbis] Looking for player recommendations...
ulrich.windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Wed Feb 7 02:27:31 PST 2007
On 7 Feb 2007 at 1:21, Ken Restivo wrote:
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> OK, what is the *absolute cheapest* audio player I can get which supports Vorbis?
You're in the wrong list, I'm afraid. That is, I'm very happy that this is not a
marketing list ;-)
For my part, I don't want it cheap, I want it good!
> Bonus if it has a mic or line in jack, and can record (in whatever, mp3 or uLaw is fine).
> The listing I saw of Ogg-capable audio players didn't show prices.
> - -ken
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> On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 07:52:33AM -0500, David Black wrote:
> > I bought a ZVue 200 a couple months ago, and do recommend it. Storage
> > is removable SD or MMC cards (max size 4 GB), and MPEG-4 video playback
> > is decent:
> > http://www.zvue.com/players/players.php?thispage=players_200_demo.php
> > Wal-Mart now has the ZVue 250 for $94.86 - same as I paid for
> > my 200. The 250 swaps the 4xAA compartment with a Li-ion
> > battery and internal charge controller, and has a black instead of
> > metallic blue plastic case:
> > http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5438627
> > Both models include a 128 MB MMC card pre-loaded with some sample music
> > and video files. I bought a separate 4 GB SD card for $73 shipped.
> > Vorbis files from q-2 (aotuv patched) to +10 sound great - I have yet to
> > encounter a Vorbis file that didn't play flawlessly. One minus: it
> > reads and displays MP3 tags, but only displays basic info for Vorbis
> > files (ignores tags), at least with current firmware. I emailed ZVue
> > asking about this as well as FLAC support, but to date have received no
> > response. For me personally this is a minor shortcoming, as for the
> > price it does a lot and sounds great.
> > Dave
> > Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> > > I'm looking for personal recommendations for low cost flash based
> > > players which support Vorbis (speex and flac support would be nice,
> > > but aren't mandatory). Solid support (no weird limits for low and high
> > > bitrates) is required.
> > >
> > > The wiki's list of players is somewhat out of date. Of course, I'll
> > > update it with any good suggestions made here...
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