The perfect MP3 player
santiago at mr-r.net
Thu Sep 15 13:58:49 MDT 2005
On Sep 15, 2005, at 1:28 PM, Ross Werner wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Andrew Hunter wrote:
>> Instead of having to use iTunes, WMP or some other proprietary
>> program to load songs, I would like to be able to just drag my MP3
>> directories to it and play the tunes.
> Wow, I thought that almost all mp3 players (apart from the iPod) just
> appeared as mass storage devices, not needing any extra software to
> copy mp3 files onto the device and then play. But after looking around
> a bit, I can't find a single one with this ability!
> Many USB mp3 players have this functionality--they just appear as a
> USB storage device, you copy the mp3 files onto the disk, and the
> device can play the songs. Why wouldn't any hard-drive mp3 players
> have this functionality?
One word: piracy. They make is so that you can't copy songs onto and
off by default so the companies making the mp3 players can maintain
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