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I Just Want a Player

by MalachiConstant / November 16, 2005 4:32 AM PST

I'm trying to purchase an mp3 player with good sound quality that costs within the range of $200. I've had the Creative players in mind, particularly the Zen Micro or the Zen Sleek, but I'm very turned off by the idea of loading all of my music via WMP or Creative proprietary software, and I want to be able to transfer music between the player and both a Win desktop and a Mac laptop (and hook it up to my friend's Linux box if possible).

Can I get Creative players to work without installing a lot of crap? Will they work on Macs at all? If not, is there any player out there in my price range with good sound quality that will just show up as a drive?

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not sure about mac support...
by seaTown / November 16, 2005 4:40 AM PST
In reply to: I Just Want a Player

i'm not 100% sure, but I think I do remember reading somewhere that a lot of people were disappointed that the zen players don't support macs... i dunno tho, i may be wrong...

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And by "just show up as a drive" I mean
by MalachiConstant / November 16, 2005 5:59 AM PST
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What would be ideal is a player with good sound quality that I can just plug in and it will register as a removable drive, like my flash drive or digital camera. Good navigation and some features would be nice, too, but not entirely necessary.

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No brainer
by Scott5021 / November 16, 2005 6:09 AM PST
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You can get the 4th gen ipod with 20 gigs (no color screen or photos) for 200 dollars at best buy

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Show me
by MalachiConstant / November 16, 2005 6:34 AM PST
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If it's there, I can't find it.

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And BTW...
by MalachiConstant / November 16, 2005 6:37 AM PST
In reply to: No brainer

I'm not an Apple person, I'm a "what works best" person. And from what I've seen, the iPod is a little overhyped for the price. No denying it's a solid piece of equipment with a fairly intuitive interface, but about the only thing it has going for it at this point in my mind is the compatibility.

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Priority Number One: Hard Drive in a Box
by MalachiConstant / November 16, 2005 11:04 AM PST
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Is it just possible for somebody out there just to make a hard drive in a box that I can plug into my computer that has good sound quality? Is that even an option?

Okay, so you have to navigate. You have to recharge, you have to transfer, you have to listen. It's that simple. Work on making a quality product and don't bog it down with garbage and try to control what I'm able to do with what I own.

I swear, one of these days I'm going to lead a violent revolt of the estranged middle class against these electronics giants who infringe on customers because of copyright concerns. Microsoft will be the first to fall.

Any advice on a player for a revolutionary?

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