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January 7th, 2009, 02:20 AM
I'm wanting to get a MP3 player. All that I have I have looked at you have to a windows to get them to work. What mp3 player on the market will work on our system? Any help would be great.

January 7th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Most iPods will work with Ubuntu through gtkpod (although I would urge you to buy from a company that's not as anti-free-software as Apple).

The majority of non-Apple devices should also work, even if they only mention Windows support on their boxes. I believe that Microsoft's Zune does *not* work, however.

This thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=824074) also has some suggestions too.

In general, before you buy, just google the name of the player you're considering + ubuntu, and you should be able to find information on other users' experiences with it.

January 10th, 2009, 04:02 PM
Hi all. Kind of a return forum/Ubuntu user here. I know the little Phillips 4Gig mp3 player works with Linux. It's treated like a USB storage device. I think as long as the file system is compatible with Linux it should work. The Phillips uses FAT, at least on this smaller one. I'm not sure if all non-Apple/Zune players use FAT for larger ones, but this one does. Hope this helps some.

March 18th, 2009, 07:25 AM
I like Cowon's products (http://www.cowonamerica.com/) - they show up to the OS just as a USB mass storage device, and support the Ogg Vorbis and FLAC media formats.