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    HDD media player with OGG playback?

    hey folks,

    im in the market for a hard-disk based media player that can play OGGs. I have a large collection of music, all ripped to OGG and dont particularly want to re-encode it all to mp3. muttermutterinferiorqualitymuttermutter.

    I've noticed that Cowon have changed their name to iAudio and have produced some good looking players that have the OGG playback. However, i was keen to see what other products might be in the competition.

    Definitely needs to be 20gigs plus, not really got a budget at the minute, as ill decide on a budget after i see what i can get.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thanks guys
    Steve

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    I've got a 20Gb iAudio M3 which works pretty well, was about £200 when I bought it (I think... it might have been $200). The interface is a bit unfriendly at first, but you get used to it.

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    I also have an iaudio - it's the X5L - 30GB for £230 ish a few months ago. Great player with radio and good sound quality and 30 plus hrs of playback time. (altho I agree the interface takes a bit of getting used to as you can't search music files by tag like an ipod) ...until....

    It stopped working after 3 months use ! Company I bought it from has gone bankrupt so I'm dealing with manufacturer direct now - hoping to get it fixed or get a replacement as apart from it breaking it's a great wee player...

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    I am sure i read somewhere that iAudio are bringing a modal out soon with DAB radio too. That would be nice.

    Just out of interest, do the lastest iAudio devices play OGG gaplessly?

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    I also have an X5L and it's great. FLAC is almost gapless.

    For the latest info you'd probably be better off going here
    http://iaudiophile.net/forums/index.php

    Edit: Rockbox firmware has been ported and that boasts gapless playback...there is a separate area in the X5 forums. I'm about to try it!
    Last edited by toolsong; 30-08-2006 at 07:42 PM.

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    • toolsong's system
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    Happy now with gapless FLAC using Rockbox

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