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portable digital music players

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 08:06:34AM -0400, Travis Roy wrote:
> >1) MUST play both MP3 and OGG formats, since I have a substantial
> >   amount of both, and no current physical access to my source
> >   material in order to re-rip to one or the other...
> Sorry to say but that is REALLY going to limit your choices. The only 
> ones that I know of that play OGG are hard drive bases so that's going 
> to usually mean big bucks.

Well, I realize this is a limiting factor, but I have 10 GB of ogg
files that I don't want to re-encode, so MP3-only units are right out.
[WMF isn't even a format, AFAIAC.]

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 09:45:16AM -0400, Travis Roy wrote:
> OH, more on this.. I ran into this:

Thanks for reminding me about this.  I'd seen it before but sort of
forgot about it.  Or, I guess it's more accurate to say I was too lazy
to go looking for it...  ;-)

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 09:55:02AM -0400, Mark Komarinski wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 09:45:16AM -0400, Travis Roy wrote:
> > OH, more on this.. I ran into this:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > A list of players that support OGG..
> > 
> I have the Neuros.  It's nice, but currently out of stock.
> The backpack design is really nice as you can have a 128M flash
> backpack and swap it with a 20G HDD backpack.

This looks interesting, but I can't find any evidence of them being
sold here in South Korea.  Sigh.  Same thing with the relevant Rio
model.  Maybe I'll poke my head in around some of the local
electronics shops anyway...

iRiver claims that their hard drive models are suitable for jogging.
They're a little more expensive than I wanted to go, but the capacity
trade-off is fantastic, so that's probably what I'll get.  Except in
the end, I'll probably hold of on buying, because here in Korea they
cost almost double what they cost in the states.  The cheapest I could
find the iHP-120 was US $366, and the retail price is closer to $500.

I could have one shipped from the US, I suppose, but I guess that's
more hastle than I want to deal with...  Maybe I can convince my
parents to send me one for my birthday.  =8^)

Thanks to everyone who responded.

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