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So what do I go with?

by ace0spades99 / January 16, 2007 9:26 AM PST

I am looking for a mp3 player. I have an extensive music collection and its rapidly growing so I need one with more than 30G. I don't care to much about video but I do have videos I could put on it. Also I need to be able to view pictures on it. Now what is the most important is the way of putting music on it and software. I share a computer with my friend I have a separate hard drive with my music on it. So are music is all together in windows media. I love windows media player. So I was thinking the Zen Vision M or the Toshiba gigabeat but someone said if you erase songs of your hard drive the gigabeat wont play them anymore or something like that. So out of those two or any suggestions...what should I get?

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Just a story about a man called Jim.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2007 10:42 AM PST
In reply to: So what do I go with?

Jim put his entire collection on a many gigabyte MP3 player. One day Jim dropped his player and it stopped working. Poor Jim. He had cleared off his music collection from his PC so it was a sad day for Jim.

Don't be a Jim.


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by ace0spades99 / January 17, 2007 8:28 AM PST

I have my collection all on CDs I am buying a mp3 player so I don't have to search through all my CDs and use a CD player. Dont be a bob and not give out useful advice. Really though.....help me out on what to go with.

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Too light a spec.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2007 9:23 AM PST
In reply to: No.

If you like the Gigabeat that's a fine idea. You do know the Zune is a rejiggered Gigabeat?

As to my advice I offered it since I know a few Jims and I share the story to help others rethink such a strategy. There's a post in the last week from a Jim.


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I love the gigabeat
by Jbjuice10 / January 20, 2007 3:43 AM PST
In reply to: So what do I go with?

I have the 30 gb version. I love it, it works great with windows media player and Urge. Easy to make a sync list and create playlists through WMP. I know you said you aren't interested in video that much, but it also works well with the Vongo movie service. Syncing can take awhile in both cases, but I don't really have much to compare it too. It also comes with the cables you need to hook the player directly to your tv to play music, watch movies (about vhs quality), or view pictures. I choose the gigabeat over the Zune because right now (I believe) you have to use Zune's music service only. Kind of like ipod with itunes. From what I know, zunes thing isn't that great yet.

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WIndows media center
by Jbjuice10 / January 20, 2007 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: I love the gigabeat

I don't have a windows media center pc so I can't say much, but from what I know the gigabeat is supposed to work even better with one.

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