Just wondering if anyone has come across an mp3 player that has:
-drag and drop file support for windows explorer.
-ipod like (but not an ipod) id3 v1&2 metadata processing (eg. browse: artist->album->songs | genre->artist->album->songs | plays tracks in track number order (according to metadata).
-Shuffle that can be used to shuffle a genre or album not just a global shuffle that shuffles all songs on device.
-8gb minimum capacity (hdd or flash)
-manual firmware updating (if available)
-rechargeable lithium / polymer battery
I dont care about flashy looks, video, niche extra’s etc. just a solid player that i can sort my own playlists, albums & random tracks within windows explorer.
Am i asking way to much!? -i thought such a device would be easy to find. I have looked at all the usual suspects- Iriver, ipod, zune, etc. they all have proprietry software that sucks. I know there are a handful of 1-2gb units but they lack in overall functionality and generally they are cheap and nasty.
I believe some of the cowons used to do it? but i think you have to use their jetAudio for the latest ones (ie; iaudio 7). Price is not really an issue if theres something good enough.
It’ll make my Christmas if someone knows of something.