FLAC

  • Alert: Sansa Fuze now plays FLAC


    Flickr’d You know what the $100 Sansa Fuze does that the $150 iPod nano doesn’t? It plays FLAC and OGG, now that SanDisk has released updated firmware for the little player. (Apple Lossless is cool and all, but trying finding—wink-wink—albums encoded with it online.) The updated firmware, version 1.01.05 (yeesh, user-friendly numbering convention right there), also… Read More

  • iRiver L Player: FLAC tested, Muse approved

    Indie cool iRiver is now showing off (in Korea) the L Player, using message board cool Muse’s likeness to promote it. The portable media player has 2-inch LCD, and works with all the dumb file formats you’re likely to find on The Pirate Bay or whatever, including MPEG-4, XVID and FLAC. There’s even OGG support—that must be great news for, like, nine of you. SRS Wow… Read More

  • Samsung S5 just may support FLAC: Can the iPod do that?

    Rumors from la France point to a Samsung S5 firmware update that will enable FLAC playback. I know that a grand total of seven of you have so much as seen an S5, but I bring it up merely to point out that, you know, there are other portable players out there beyond the iPod family. And for some people, the lack of FLAC support—no, Apple lossless doesn’t cut it—makes the iPod… Read More

  • CES 2008: Pacemaker portable DJ system: Pretend you're Victor Calderone

    [photopress:pacemakerrrr.jpg,full,center] Product Name: Pacemaker
    Description: A pocket-sized DJ system
    Price: 520 Euros, or $763 (right now—I’m sure that’ll change by the time it comes out)
    In-store date: February 2008
    Site: Pacemaker [Tonium]
    Why it’s cool: Really? Why is it cool? It’s a complete DJ system in your pocket, for starters. It’s also a DAP… Read More

  • Cowon iAudio 7 DAP Brings The Goods

    Not everyone on the planet loves the iPod. In fact, there are plenty of people out there who downright hate the popular music player. If you’re one of these types and want an alternative to the iPod Nano, look no further than the iAudio 7 by Cowon. Equipped with either 4GB or 8GB of flash-memory, this DAP features a bright color screen, long battery life (60 hours apparently), and… Read More

  • Gemei X-900 In The Wild

    As cheap as the Gemei X-900 looks, the 1GB portable video player features more than what meets the eye. The X-900 features a built-in camera, video support, gaming support, picture viewing (JPEG, BMP, GIF), FM tuner and even supports FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). The FLAC support lets you compress audio without losing any of the original CD’s quality, but it will take up a… Read More