On Sun, May 24, 2009 at 02:59:45PM +0100 or thereabouts, Frank Murphy (Frankly3d) wrote:
> Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - wrote:
>> FRLinux wrote:
>>>>> I guess that brings us to my second question : an mp3 player with long
>>> battery life, and supported properly by Linux and amarok, suggestions?
>>>>>>>> I use a cowan iaudio - the extra couple of quid for the long life
>> battery is good.
>>>> Whic cowan model would be yours?
I (well, we) have cowon iaudio U3, F2, 7, and D2, the last three purchased
from Advanced MP3 Players in Edinburgh.
They come out cheaper than pixmania.ie for pretty much all of the iaudio
range and frequently have discount codes available. Might have one handy if
BTW, I managed to fry the charging circuit in the U3 by connecting it
backwards to a car charger that was set to 6V. It ended up in a state where
it believed that it was connected to a charger all the time and would keep
the backlight lit and would discharge fairly quickly. A quick hack where I
added a micro switch to one battery cable allowed my to continue using it
for 2 years after that mishap. So, rugged...
Oh, and good sounds, USB mass storage for interaction and you can generate
videos for them with a brief mencoder recipe.
> did you get it Dublin?
Nope. The one or two nearing obsolete models available in Dublin were too
expensive and were hard disk models. I've tended towards 2-4Gb neat and
small though the D2 is a bit big but does have an SD slot for extra storage.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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