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jamrat

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I would like to purchase an inexpensive, small, mp3 player type devise. Something that will have no trouble with all the various qualities and densities when I download audio off the internet (like programs from the NPR site, etc).
I know its kinda basic, but I'm finally venturing out into the download off the internet world.
Anyone have advise on a basic player (for use with headphones) that can deal with various khps, etc?
tanks!:phones
 

Scott Whigham

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You want an mp3 player that downloads directly? An iPod can do that - it's basically an iPhone w/o the Phone part.

Most people download files to their computer, then copy the file to their mp3 player (phone, ipod, etc).
 

jamrat

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oops. Sorry I didn't make that clear.
I would do it via my computer.

for example: I could take an SD card out of the devise, put it in my computer, and transfer the file to the SD card.

I'm just wondering whats a simple inexpensive
(mp3?) player (Walkman style) that would work for this application, and is proven.
 

Scott Whigham

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You'll probably get more participation if you post this in the Pub rather than "Recording/Live Sound"

I have one of those little $50 iPods - no Flash required. I dig it - it works great for what I need. I just sync it via usb
 

straticus

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I used to do that with a Samsung Mp3 player I have. It worked fine. No issues. The Samsung would load and playback all kinds of media / files ..... Mp3, wave, video, photos, etc.

I'm not sure about doing this with the Ipod as they are pretty connected to the whole Itunes thing. Someone just gave me their old Ipod so I'd like to know if it can do this too. Hopefully someone with a better understanding of the Ipod / Itunes format will chime in.

Personally, I like to stay clear of systems that have priority software.
 

neoprimitive

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I have a device that I use for exactly at you are asking. My old Hauwei Ascend 2 android phone with a 16gb micro SD card in it. I have 2 apps that I use for everything, PowerAmp which is a great MP3 program, cost like $3. And MX Player which plays all kinds of video files. Once I got my new phone this old phone became my portable media center, I also use it for reading ebooks as well, not to mention, it can still browse the web via WiFi. You can get an old smartphone for cheap and it will do everything you need and more. Just an idea.:)
I've seen these phones still for sale for $49 brand new. Or if you have an old smartphone you're already in business.. I keep mine in my backpack with me at all times, and I've always got a source of entertainment with me.
 






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