Subject: Re: decent mp3 players supported by open source tools?
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/04/2005 12:31:51
In message <>, Jan Schaumann writes:
>"Steven M. Bellovin" <> wrote:
>> Are there any decent mp3 players (support for ogg and flac is=20
>> desirable) that work well with NetBSD?  I haven't heard much good about=
>> the iPod tools.
>My iPod Shuffle shows up as a regular umass and I can mount /dev/sd0e
>without problems.  I haven't copied files back and forth from NetBSD so
>far, so I don't know if the iPod itself needs some magic to recognize
>the audio files you copy there, though.
>And, granted, it's not the same as doing the iTunes autofill, though one
>should be able to whip up a shell-script that does something similar,

The problem is that the iPod does need some magic -- there are various 
metafiles that have to be presen.  I don't know about most other MP3 
players, which is why I asked.

		--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin,