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Jason
2005-02-03, 17:01
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of momerath
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 4:55 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] slimserver on pocketpc
>
> I addressed this. I have mp3 players. I am willing to
> sacrifice size/bulk, price and battery life for SQ- even just
> a little. I cant even stand listening to mp3s of something
> I've heard in .flac, much less on a DAP with a crummy DAC and
> headphone out.
>
> And totally aside from sound quality, where is your "because I can"
> opensource spirit. If Linus had listened to people who asked
> why he didnt just use an existing unix.... ;)
>

Linus did what he did because he didn't want to spend for an expensive copy
of Unix. You are pursuing something that will maybe appeal to 2-3 people on
the planet. If you want to spend the time developing it, kudos to you, but
I wouldn't try to convince some programmer to waste his time on it.

For the record if you want to listen to FLAC and get really good sound
quality then invest in a Rio Karma. They cost about $200 and support FLAC
and gapless playback. Hook up some good headphones and you should have
yourself a really excellent setup. Even with a flash drive on the iPaq you
will be lucky to store more than 20 albums or so in FLAC, the Karma has a
20GB hard disk and can store quite a bit more than that.