Linux, OGG Vorbis files and portable players

  octal 10:51 05 Sep 2005

I run Linux and can rip CD's to OGG format OK, MP3's are a bit more difficult because of the copyright on the MP3 file system, and the open source guy's don't want to tangle.

Trying to find a portable player that will handle OGG files and is compatible with Linux seems to be causing a problem.

Most, if not all the players I've looked at that can run OOG Vorbis state they are not compatible with Linux, does this mean that the software is not compatible or that the player can used just by dragging and dropping the files like a normal drive?

The question is, is there anyone who has used these types of players on Linux?

As you see I not an expert on those types of system.

  byfordr 12:25 05 Sep 2005

Have you had a look at irivers? Think they support ogg not sure about linux


  octal 12:36 05 Sep 2005

Yes I have, they support OGG but they say they don't support Linux, but is it their software which is not supported on Linux. It seems a bit odd they support an open source compressed file system but not an open source operating system.

That's why I want to know if anyone has used any of theses devices on Linux.

  octal 12:59 05 Sep 2005

I've just found this

click here

But I will keep this thread open for a little longer.

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