Portable ogg players…where?

Just the other day I was at the electronics store looking over the flash mp3 players. If the price was right (under $50), I might have bought something. I’m looking for something just for podcasts (My 40 gig player is already stuffed with mp3s).

I was very happy with my iriver hard drive players from several years (before they were stolen ). Iriver not only was a decent recorder (for a portable player), it also was one of the few players at the time to support .ogg (the open source audio format). Looking over the audio players, I noticed that almost none of them supported the ogg format (with the exception of one LG device.  This seems strange to me.  My first choice would be Iriver T60 4 gigs. Not only do they support oggs, I’m sure they deliver high quality (although not necessarily at the lowest price).

I haven’t figured out if it’s possible to have a podcast to support an mp3 feed along with an ogg feed.






2 responses to “Portable ogg players…where?”

  1. Capt. Jean-Luc Pikachu Avatar

    The rockbox open source firmware support ogg on a variety of platforms….

  2. Robert Nagle Avatar

    Very interesting! I had heard about it on the iriver forums. I didn’t realize it was an open source project. The possibilities here are promising!

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