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I'm in the market for a new MP3 Player.

32GB+

FLAC support required

Non-Ipod (Itunes is dumb as all hell and i'm not risking losing all of my music because I hooked up my Ipod to my computer wrong and it deleted all my files)

I used to have the first gen Creative Zen which I was very happy with until my girlfriend at the time borrowed it and fucked it up so I'm thinking of going with something by Creative again.

Only problem is there's way too many options on MP3 players now. I don't need a shitty built in speaker. I don't want to watch videos. I dont want FM radio. There is one with XM radio that I read earlier that I was interested in (assuming XM and Sirius have merged completely and I can get Howard on that). Maybe if it had FM and AM I would be a little more interested seeing as how I listen to AM much more often than FM.

 

This is the one I am currently looking at:

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http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=213&subcategory=214&product=18965

 

 

Any of you use anything other than Apple that you are particularly happy with?

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I'm not trying to preach ipod or anything, but there are tons of programs out there other than itunes that you can upload and download, manage and backup your ipod with.

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http://en.kioskea.net/faq/sujet-191-managing-ipod-without-itunes

theres a little list there. I've used floola, and although visually I didn't like it as much as itunes, it worked when itunes was fucking me around. It also backs up your files, and helped me recover my ipod music and harddrive when it crashed on me. You can also update your ipod with it on any computer unlike itunes.

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thanks for the suggestion, and although i would seriously consider it otherwise, ipods do not support flac and i am not about to bother with converting everything i have into apple lossless.

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Creative makes quality products, I'd say go with whatever their latest and greatest is. I stopped following their product releases

 

pretty much where i'm leaning. although a friend of mine had an iriver years ago and i recall that being pretty decent, im sending him an email to see how long that shit lasted.

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Have you checked out the Samsung P3? pretty sleek and a friend that owns one told me the drag and drop of files into the device is greased lightning

 

samsung-p3-in-hand2.jpg

 

And just LOOK at that hand model.

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I was thinking about an Mp3 myself, but the last Mp3 i had was some RCA bullshit. My ipod headphone jack stopped working after 2 years. And you can't open this one without some special tools, but i'm not about to send it to get it fixed for 100 bucks. I can probably just get a decent Mp3 for that money...right?

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a friend of mine just informed me about this rockbox shit. basically its firmware for portable media devices (you can turn your mp3 players into nes emulators and shit) but it also makes it so it can read flac and a whole slew of other file types.

 

apparently the door has just been opened wider.

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I hadn't even touched an MP3 player in years, and then the owner of my regular bar rigged it so I'd win an iPod nano in their raffle.

 

I hadn't realized how much even the most basic MP3 players had changed, I like them now. I stopped burning CDs and just play that in my car now

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