i'm not sure what you are referring to about the downloading music. you will have to clear that up.
as far as the other things go, this should be easy. 200 tunes can fit on most players these days.
a few questions:
do you want a rechargeable and built-in battery, or would you rather be able to use AA/AAA batteries?
do you mind dealing with mandatory software?
do you care about extra features (such as voice recording, fm tuner, fm recording, photo viewing, videos.)?
If you want an easy, cheap player, check out the sandisk Sansa m250, which is a 2gb player. It should hold about 500 songs (more or less), comes with a built in radio, takes AA batteries, needs no software, and can be had for less than $100.
For a more advanced, but higher end player, there's the iRiver Clix. Also a 2gb player, it has a 2.2 inch color screen which can play back photos and movies. it has a built in rechargeable battery, requires Windows Media Player to put music on. It goes for about $150 I believe.
Hope that helped.
HI all ... I am interested in buying an ipod or similar player. I have been doing research and haven't yet come up with a definitive answer. Here are some factors I am keeping in mind ..
1. I won't be loading tons of music (currently I use an mp3 player and only have bout 60 tunes on it - it can take over 200)
2. I'd like to be able to download music as I do now and not be beholden to a site for their music downloads (unless I have to)
3. As I am a low-level user I don't want to spend overly much $100-$200