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Highly Specific Portable Music Player Needed

An older relative with a daily train commute has requested a music player for the holidays - but they don't want anything with extra features, novel menus, or - if it can be helped - a shuffle feature. All they want is the ability to listen to an entire album (from a selection of about 20) with very clear and easy to understand menus and buttons. They were given a Zune for this purpose a few years ago and returned it saying it was confusing and had "too many settings". What should I buy? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 10, 2015 - 4 answers

Does this thing play WMA-Lossless *as* lossless?

Hi, I have a new Cowon iAUDIO 9 portable. The lossless files I rip from Windows Media Player end up the same size on the device after synced. However, the device doesn't have a way to check the bitrate of any song. But it's acknowledged (not yet directly to me by the slow-to-reply makers in South Korea) that the device does NOT support WMA-Lossless, only everybody's precious FLAC. It will PLAY WMA, but usually on players like this the bitrate is 320. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on Apr 26, 2013 - 17 answers

No wireless? No problem. Less space than a Nomad? Fine. Lame is out of the question though.

I'm looking for the MP3-player equivalent of the boom-box, a player that has built-in amp and speakers. Can you recommend one? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Mar 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I have advice on buying a portable media player?

Can I please have advice/recommendations on buying a portable media player? (preferably non- name brand). My main usages will be watching poker training videos (available in mp4 and WMV formats), and reviewing poker hand histories which are in a txt format. Presumably I want a player with a long battery life (is 8 hours too much to ask?) So I'm looking for something that does these things, but I don't need it for anything else, (no wi-fi, 3G etc). Something that will suit my needs but won't cost a whole lot.
posted by crawltopslow on Mar 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Does no one make portable CD/mp3 players anymore?

Where can I buy a high quality portable CD/mp3 player? [more inside]
posted by figTree on May 28, 2010 - 6 answers


I want a mp4/3 IPOD like gadget and I'd like to use it for... 60% to play videos (converted from my DVD collection), 35% to play music (MP3 etc) and 5% to listen to FM radio - the radio is negotiable, not vital. I've never owned or used an MP3/4 player and I'm clueless. [more inside]
posted by selton on Aug 9, 2008 - 25 answers

Boredbaby filter: Portable DVD player for car

I need recommendations for a DVD player that straps to your headrest. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jun 12, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best handheld device for watching TV shows?

Best portable device for watching TV shows? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Aug 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Portable road entertainment

What's the coolest thing I can buy to keep my kids entertained on a 15 hour road trip to Oregon, for $200? I will probably try to find a decent portable dvd player but it occured to me that there might be a portable gaming system or something that would improve the bang/buck ratio. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Mar 26, 2005 - 30 answers

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