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mp3 player not requiring special software

Does anyone still make an mp3 player where I can copy files directly from my computer to the player, and it will play them? Where the player appears as a removable drive in Windows, and I don't need any special software like itunes or sonicstage?

My old Muvo did this. I don't want to install some bloated software on my computer, just so that it can add some "magic flavor" to my mp3 files.

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There is an underlying reason to your question;

What is it? Why the dislike of itune or sonicstage? I don't use either; What's wrong with it?

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I have one of the NWZ E series Sonys. This and the latest models support folders so you can drag and drop files to the player as folders per album so you don't even need to tag them.

There's an option to use Windows Media Player or the hated Sonicstage and iTunes (but who would ?).

Good sound, nice screen, 40hr+ battery life and reasonable prices.

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Cheap Sandisk Sansa fits the bill

Drag and drop via USB cable when in disk mode is very, very easy on these. I've seen 4GB models refurbs for $20 @ sometimes. I probably use mine more for the FM radio on the train, but having a small stable of my fave MP3s is nice too.


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