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HellNoire
November 21st, 2008, 07:32 PM
I'm just wondering what the best MP3 player for Linux is. I refuse to run an iPod, and my Creative Zen Vision M that I loved so much is dying. I'm looking for a replacement since the Zen is resetting itself constantly meaning I'll be listening to a song one minute, then the next, it spends ten minutes rebuilding the library.

Any recommendations? :guitar:

oh, and PS: Need something over ten gigs and available in Canada.

random turnip
November 21st, 2008, 07:40 PM
I personally like "Amarok" the best cos it works with iPods and quiete a few other MP3 players, I'm asuming (as the Zen is pretty popular) it'll work for the Zen too.

SuperSonic4
November 21st, 2008, 07:44 PM
I'd go with the upgrade to the one you have now :]

http://www.amazon.ca/Creative-Portable-Media-Player-Black/dp/B000UVBDRS/ref=pd_ts_sw_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics


If the zen works it's successor might but I've never tried it

The OP isn't looking for a program to sync it (although I like amarok too) but rather a portable music player ;]

HellNoire
November 21st, 2008, 07:45 PM
Um.. MP3 players off the computers, I mean. I'm using XMMS under Ubuntu and not budging there. But it's the media offline players, for off and around the world that I need. But thank you anyway.

skippi90
November 21st, 2008, 07:46 PM
I use a Sony A818.

Superb.

aysiu
November 21st, 2008, 07:47 PM
I'd recommend anything Sandisk.

HellNoire
November 21st, 2008, 07:49 PM
I'd go with the upgrade to the one you have now :]

http://www.amazon.ca/Creative-Portable-Media-Player-Black/dp/B000UVBDRS/ref=pd_ts_sw_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics


If the zen works it's successor might but I've never tried it

The OP isn't looking for a program to sync it (although I like amarok too) but rather a portable music player ;]

Thanks but sadly I can't find this one offline in this size. Otherwise, I'd buy it. And since I need it for Monday... ^^;; Thanks for the answer though!

NewJack
November 21st, 2008, 07:50 PM
I personally like "Amarok" the best cos it works with iPods and quiete a few other MP3 players, I'm asuming (as the Zen is pretty popular) it'll work for the Zen too.

I think he means a DAP, not programs.

I never owned one, but I have heard that Cowon makes a few good products.

http://www.cowonamerica.com/products/

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag=mozilla-20&index=blended&link_code=qs&field-keywords=cowon&sourceid=Mozilla-search

They are well reviewed on Amazon

Good Luck

Valok
November 21st, 2008, 07:55 PM
+1 for anything creative.

I like you refuse to buy an FailPod and I've had great success using creative products.

SuperSonic4
November 21st, 2008, 07:56 PM
Thanks but sadly I can't find this one offline in this size. Otherwise, I'd buy it. And since I need it for Monday... ^^;; Thanks for the answer though!

No worries, it'll be better to buy offline so you can actually ask them if it's ubuntu compatible xD

Tristam Green
November 21st, 2008, 08:02 PM
I highly recommend the Creative Zen 8gb or 16gb, and even a 32gb I think now. I use the 8gb variant and I absolutely love it.

Works flawlessly with Amarok and Rhythmbox, although I am unsure about Exaile or XMMS/Audacious compatibility.

AngryGnome
November 21st, 2008, 10:13 PM
I'd recommend anything Sandisk.

Agreed. I have an 8GB Sansa Sandisk and replaced the firmware with RockBox. Works like a charm. (And with RockBox the MicroSD slot on the Sansa supports MicroSDHC, not to mention the many different file types that the original firmware does not.) :D

beno1990
November 21st, 2008, 10:19 PM
I've long since converted all of my mp3 files to .ogg vorbis, but I use Amarok, it's the best one out there for Linux at the moment IMO.

HellNoire
November 29th, 2008, 08:24 AM
Thankfully, I was able to fix my Creative Vision M Zen... turns out all it was was two loose screws from the HDD, so when they were put back on, it worked flawlessly.