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I'm looking for a portable MP3 player, but I need some advice on make/model for my specific needs.
I have: An MP3 collection of all my CDs (~20GB) on a Linux server only I can access. The MP3s are organized how I like them and have appropriate ID3 tags.
I want: To be able to connect the player to the USB port on the Linux box and sync the directory on the Linux box onto the player. Preferably the MP3 player will appear as a mountable drive. I then want the MP3 player to show me my files in a way that is similar to how they are organized on the Linux box and let me play them.
I can: Write software to do the syncing if necessary.
I don't want: To have to install the crapware that you're "supposed" to use to access the player (iTunes or the like) if I don't have to. I also don't want to have to use hacks or gray-area tools to do this.
I don't care: About video, the ability to record sound, the ability to play Ogg/FLAC, "PlaysForSure", "FairPlay", or other formats.
I would like: To use this player for a long time and so one that I will be able to replace the battery on eventually would be super.
I like: The iPod's clickwheel interface, but as far as I know you can't load stuff onto the iPod except through iTunes or using hacks.