On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Dustin Minnich <dm133@...> wrote:
> No. ipods don't support OGGs natively.
> There is however a couple opensource firmwares that you can throw on an ipod
> as well as other devices to get different features, such as ogg support.
> I run rockbox (http://www.rockbox.org/) on my ipod and it works fairly
> well. It also turns it into a dumb storage device. I just copy my
> music to a folder like I'm using a flash drive and the player finds it. You
> don't have to use gtkpod or something else to write back all
> the crazy metadata mess that the ipod normally look fors and it doesn't put
> the files in obscure folders with bewildering names either.
> Only downfall I have found is rockbox seems to slaughter my battery life.
> Off the top of my head, the only two players that I can remember that *may*
> natively play OGGs are the Sansa's and the iRivers.
> Looks like http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/PortablePlayers has a list.
I believe that the new Android-based G1 phones also play ogg natively-
not sure about that, though. They also are (apparently) automatically
picked up by most gnome-y music tools as an audio player. Not sure how
much storage you get, though, and obviously you may not want a phone
to go along with the audio player :)