[vox-tech] Sandisk sansa view review (from a linux perspective)
bill at cse.ucdavis.edu
Wed Dec 19 23:32:08 PST 2007
> I remain shy of Sandisk stuff due to some consistently bad experiences
> with various flash media.
Reviews on this unit still seem to be good, as long as you update
> I'm partial to the iAudio stuff from Cowan, in large part because they're
How does the Cowan interact with linux? Via libmtp? Just as a storage
device? Do the artist/album tags work? Can you rate music on the cowan
and sync it back to you library? Playlists? Album art?
As for the View I did manage to get libmtp working, and as a result album art
works. I fixed my tagging issues by being careful about the version of tags I
use and use easytag or id3v2 to upconvert any old tags I have.
Sound Juicer annoyingly doesn't set the genre, but I can't blame the player
> openly supportive of "alternative" OS's. You can flash their firmware
> simply by copying it to the root directory of the device. But their 16GB
> product is currently more like $250. The pros/cons are similar: sturdy
> with a decent UI and GUI; flexible media organization; nice, but small
> screen; but no way to encode video on Linux. They do include some *very*
Wow, really? Proprietary video format? Seems like dvd::rip, handbrake,
ffmpeg and related manage all the portable devices (video ipods, psp, nokia
and 770/800 among others).
> nice-sounding earbuds (easily better than the other half dozen cheap and
> mid-range sets I have lying around).
> But... I recently got mine tangled and destroyed on my seatpost so I'm
> looking for a replacement set. Any suggestions for nice-sounding earbuds
> suitable for wear during aggressive trail riding?
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