I dread to consider re-ripping to FLAC
August 20, 2013 11:10 AM Subscribe
My third 500 GiB Archos 5 IT just died on me. I'm out of the loop and I need a new mp3 player. What's the best large-capacity mp3 player for me to get?
posted by turkeyphant to computers & internet (22 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have a rapidly-growing 750 GiB mp3 collection and like to be able to spontaneously pick and choose my music when I'm out and about. I can't survive by rotating music on a regular basis or whittling down my collection to fit on a device. I also semi-frequently take extended trips where it's nice to have a large selection of music.
Capacity >500 GiB but the more the better
ID3 tag based organisation/database
Works as a standard mass storage device or can be hacked to do so (i.e. no iTunes)
Nice to haves:
Decent battery life
Video playback (with a range of codecs/resolutions)
Any and all suggestion gratefully received. I'm bemused that the market isn't bigger for this and I'd rather not buy another Archos 5 IT but if they are the only company catering for those about 500 GiB of music I'll have to.