Linux friendly MP3 player

Matthew Nuzum —  — 2 Comments

I recently went to Best Buy to buy a video camera but instead got an MP3/Video player. I took a chance and didn’t do any research before I bought it. It said it supported Ogg and it played videos. It was “plays for sure” compatible. I really just bought it as an oversized thumbdrive and I had a $100 gift card. However, I **love** it. Its the Insignia 4GB Video Mp3 player. As far as I can tell, you can only get it at Best Buy. But it has a very bright screen, it has excellent controls, and so far, it plays all my music except the stuff I bought at the iTunes store.

It works awesome with Ubuntu.

It comes with some free music and videos on there, so I drug one off of the player onto my desktop (it shows up as an external thumb drive), double clicked it and it played without out a hitch. I looked at the format ([see attached](http://www.bearfruit.org/files/videoproperties.png)) and it seems to be a standard xvid file. I’ve installed extra codecs, however everything I have I got using apt-get.

I just saw a coupon for the player, it only lasts for four days though. :-( But its $15 off. Even if you don’t use the coupon, its a good, nice looking player and I’m loving mine. (oh, it also has two headphone jacks, so two people can listen at once!)

$15 off Insignia® 4GB video MP3 players, plus free shipping

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Web guy, big thinker, loves to talk and write. Front end web, mobile and UX developer for John Deere ISG. My projects: @dsmwebgeeks @tekrs @squaretap ✝
  • James

    I was reading this on one of your pages and this thought came to mind.

    “6. The Mormons claim that one must study their books to attain an accurate knowledge of the Scriptures, even though they also use the Bible. What do you think of that? The Bible clearly says: “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.” Proverbs 30:5,6 ”

    What am I to think about everything that was written after Proverbs 30:5,6. The bible was not compiled on earth by God himself. It was done by “Man”. How are we to know was left out or added? I have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. If you are to say that God only spoke to us through one means only then what is the need of any religion. We should shun all churches because no preacher could add to the bible with out being a hypocrite. Now that just sounds silly doesn’t it?

  • TomH

    My wife ordered one of these for xmas based on your recommendation. I referred her to your article. When it came in the battery was smashed so I took it back to the local store for a refund. Felt bad about spending money so I just left. Anyhow, found a site for the mp3 I already had( the one my wife originally ordered for me for $30 refurbished): http://linux.wordpress.com/2007/01/28/using-a-sandisk-mp3-player-on-a-linux-desktop/

    I do enjoy your site, Take care.