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Introduction

On this page you'll find all mobile players known to support Ogg Vorbis. Some do also play FLAC (please add information).

Flash Memory Storage

  • Avant MP-8256, MP-8512, MP-81000
Looks like another whitebox label. No official website found yet, but three models are offered in shops: MP-8256 with 256MB memory, MP-8512 (512MB) and MP-81000 (1GB). Plays not only Ogg Vorbis, but MP3, WMA and even BMP and Textfiles via small colour display. USB 2.0 interface. Sufficient quality in playback and recording (Radio/Line-In).
  • ENOX EMX-830, EMX-900, EMX-530
'The lightest and the smallest one among AAA type MP3 players.' Supports MP3, WMA, ASF, WAV, and Ogg Vorbis, has FM tuner, line-in and mic with direct MP3 encoding. Comes with 128/256/512/1024MB flash memory and USB 2.0 interface. The EMX-900 has up to 1 GB storage and supports the same file formats.
  • EZAV's T2, EMP-600, EMP-500, EMP-400
All players support Ogg Vorbis, MP3, ASF, and WMA codecs, FM radio recording (FM, voice, and line-in). The EMP-400 has 256MB storage. The other players have storage options up to 1GB. The EMP-600 and T2 have full color displays and add support for a proprietary video format.
The NEXblack supports Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WMA and uses compact flash cards (or Microdrives) for storage. Other features include an FM tuner, recording (FM and line-in), and USB 2.0. The display looks monochrome (white on black). The Frontier Labs web site indicates this unit will ship at the end of June July August 2006. The release date has been repeatedly pushed back since September 2005. NEXBlack came out finally in the end of August 2006. Vorbis files are played without any prob, but Vorbis tags are not supported. Some photos and comments.
Linux-based handheld audio/video/game player, supports MP3 and Ogg Vorbis. Uses SD cards for storage (sold separately).
The iAudio U2 is a small flash-based player (256MB/512MB/1GB) and supports Vorbis. Early U2 releases required a firmware upgrade for Vorbis support; as of September 2005 this support was included in the retail version. The iAudio G3 and iAudio 5 offer up to 2GB, and support Ogg Vorbis out-of-the-box. The G2 has storage from 256 MB up to 1 GB and supports the same formats. iAudio U3 is Cowon's newest flash-based player. It also supports FLAC and MPEG-4 video. All these players will talk to Linux or Mac (but the included software is Windows only. You'll need Windows for firmware updates.).
The G3, and most likely the other models as well, supports Ogg Vorbis from q0. Quality settings q-1 and q-2 (from the aoTuV ogg encoder) are not supported. It supports the meta tags album (limited length) and title.
The i-BEAD 170 & 400 models are small, light flash-based players with built in Lithium-Polymer batteries. They also have OLED displays, and FM & line-in recording. Both are available in 256MB/512MB/1GB and both support Ogg Vorbis after a firmware upgrade. The i-BEAD 600 has up to 2 GB storage and is very small and supports Ogg Vorbis out of the box. PLEASE NOTE: Ogg Vorbis files encoded using pre-1.0 versions of the encoder will not work with these players.
  • iMedian M-Cody M-20, MX-100, 250, 400, 300, 500, 700
According to the homepage, they support Ogg Vorbis (besides MP3, WMA (some devices w/ DRM), ASF, WAV). Some come with a FM Receiver, USB 2.0 and work even as IR remote. One has a OLED, the others have colour LCDs. Battery and memory is internal. I infer from a review that the MX-100 is the same as a Rio SU70, but I haven't found any information about that rio gadget, though. The M-20 is the newest model, a thin portable in response to the iPod Shuffle. It looks exactly like Maxfield's Max-Sin Touch.
  • Iops X7, Z5, Z3, F5, F4, MFP-312, MFP-325, MFP-350
Newer players offer video and photo support (X7, Z5, F5). Iops offers the MFP-300 series player with 128/256/512MB/1GB internal flash memory. They offer voice and FM radio recording whilst maintaining a lightweight portable size.
  • iRiver's iFP-3xx, iFP-5xx, iFP-7xx, iFP-8xx, iFP-9xx, iFP-10xx, iFP-11xx, T10, T20, T30, U10, Clix
iRiver has a huge line of flash-based players with various memory sizes (128MB to 2GB). Some of these players may need an updated firmware in order to play Ogg Vorbis files, see the support download page for that. Note -- on older players, only certain bitrates are supported, various problems are reported including reboots, silence and random noise when a VBR Vorbis passes outside the limit (either under 96Kbps or over 225 Kbps). Newer players don't have this limitation. However, please be alerted that many of the newer players, such as the Clix, use the Microsoft MTP transfer protocol exclusively so they only work with Windows, whereas other players may be shipped with MTP, but have alternate non-MTP firmware available for download. Tag support not present on U10/Clix (others also?), so Vorbis files will appear under 'unknown artist'/'unknown album'. Please note that the H10 model does not (yet?) support ogg, and can operate in both MTP and UMS (mass storage) modes. See here for more information --> [1].
The MP-130 is a portable player with flash memory in 128/256/512MB sizes. This appears to be a rebranded Iops player. The MP-400 is a tiny machine with lots of features (line in, mic, fm radio, usb 2.0). With the updated 4.1 firmware it supports Ogg Vorbis files encoded with libvorbis version 1.0rc2 or later. When trying to play files encoded with earlier versions it freezes on playback, requiring an USB connect or reset button pressed (through a tiny hole) to wake up again. The MP-120, a 1Gb flash player, supports Ogg-Vorbis with a firmware upgrade since March 2005. MP-120 still doesn't play old Ogg Vorbis files, but they don't make it freeze up. The MP-450 is basically a MP-400 with color display.
  • JNC's SSF-2002, SSF-2005
These are flash-based players with 256 MB respectively 512 MB storage capacity. They have the usual FM radio which can be recorded in addition to voice. They also have a 1,9" color display.
Two versions available: with 1 GB or 2 GB internal memory. Both models have an extra miniSD memory card storage slot. Ogg-playback is sticky at high quality settings. (firmaware v2.09) The internal equalizer is disabled when playing ogg. (firmaware v2.09)
Available from 03/2005 the LDP-800 is offering MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis Support with 256/512MB storage. It has a digital out, FM receiver and transmitter, can record from FM, mic and line-in and has a SD-card slot. Includes Sennheiser earbuds. Update: A telephoned sales representative informed on 2005-04-15 that this player would be available sometime in June. Update again: A sales representative telephoned on 2005-06-20 again stated that the player would be available sometime in June. However, a sales representitave at eCOST, an online store carrying the LDP-800, stated that their availability date is now 2005-07-15. Lexar now seem to have dropped this product. See discussion.
  • Lowrance's iFINDER Expedition C, Hunt C, PhD, iWay 350C, possibly others.
GPS units, certain models, support playing MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files stored on the SD/MMC card, which is primarily there to hold map files and route/track data. The item descriptions only mention mp3, you have to dig into the manual or actually use the device to discover Vorbis support. What a nice surprise! Many units seem to include voice-recorder functionality too, for tagging waypoints with audio notes, but it's not clear what codec they record in.
  • LG's UPANW5HSSI, UPANW1GSSI, UPANL1GSSI, UPANR1GSSI, UPANB1GSSI, FM30
Flash players with 512MB and 1GB capacity. The have no display other than a single multicolour LED. New FM30 model has a large colour display.
  • Maxfield's Max-Diamond, Max-Movie, Max-Diablo, Max-Sin Touch
It's not yet on the homepage, but the Max-Diamond will be released in 03/2005 and supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis and WMA (DRM). It has 512MB flash memory and can record from FM radio. The Max-Movie has 1GB storage and supports DivX, MP3 WMA (DRM) and Ogg Vorbis. It also has FM radio and a display with 260.000 colors. The Max-Diablo supports the same audio formats, but can also display pictures and videos on its small OLED (4096 colors). It has 1GB storage. Max-Sin Touch has 512 MB or 1 GB internal memory. Not to be confused with Maxfield Max-Sin, which doesn't have ogg support. Max-Sin Touch looks exactly like M-Cody M-20.
Available in 256MB/512MB/1GB sizes. USB 2.0. Supports Ogg Vorbis (although it doesn't seem to view tag info, will probably be fixed in future firmwares (?)), but also MP3 and WMA. It has small 200 mW built-in speaker. Inverted display with the ability to choose the foreground colour in 125 steps. Other features include FM-radio, voice recorder (built-in mic), line-in, alarm, and more.
Available in 1/2/4GB capacities. USB 2.0. Supports Ogg Vorbis and FLAC as well as MP3, MP2, WMA. DRM10 support should be supported with future firmware updates. 2.4", 260k color display, text, photo (BMP, JPG, GIF), and video (AVI), FM radio/recording, built-in mic for voice recording. English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and partial Hebrew language support. Another feature rumored to be coming is an external battery pack which will enable/include USB On-The-Go support.
a flash player which comes in 128MB/256MB/512MB/1GB sizes, has a FM-receiver, colour display and a voice recorder.
Another Korean manufacturer jumps in and offers small flash-based players with 128MB up to 1GB storage capacities. They support the usual formats MP3/WMA/Ogg Vorbis, can record voice, receive FM radio.
The Neuros II can be used as a stand-alone flash-player. You can later buy an HDD "backpack" from 20 to 80 gigs in size and switch the backpacks as you please. This player now has a free software (open-source) firmware.
This is an interesting mix of a flash-based MP3 player and an organizer: the player has 512/1024 MB storage and contact and calendar functions and can sync with Outlook. It supports MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis, has FM radio and connectors for two headphones.
  • Samsung / Yepp (product label), YP-T6, YP-T7, YP-C1, YP-F1, YP-MT6, YP-53, YP-U1, UP-U2, YP-Z5
The YP-T6 is an incredibly small flash player with 128/256/512/1024 MB storage, has a mic and FM radio and supports MP3, WMA (DRM) and Ogg Vorbis. The YP-T7 has either 512MB or 1GB capacity and supports the same audio formats, which also applies to the YP-F1. It can display JPEGs on its color display. The YP-C1 has similar specs, including Ogg support; at the time of writing, it seems to be readily available only in Korea and China. The YP-53, a small flash player with 128/256/512/1024 MB storage, mic, USB 2.0 and FM radio, supports MP3, WAV, WMA(DRM), Ogg Vorbis(-q >= 0) with Firmware 1.200. The YP-U1 is a small (2,38 x 8,78 x 1,35 cm, ~32g) flash player with 128/256/512/1024/2048 MB storage. The player has a LCD b/w display and an integrated accumulator that is charged via USB. It supports USB2.0 and has an integrated USB-plug that can be flipped in and out, so no cable or adapter is needed. Besides OGG the YP-U1 supports MP3, ASF and WMA (and directory structures). The YP-Z5 is a player with color screen, 1/2/4 GB flash memory, USB 2.0 and MP3/WMA/ASF support. OGG is also supported (firmware versions 1.06US, 2.28US), but not officially mentioned on the manufacturers website. The YP-U2 sold in the US (YP-U2J) does not support OGG playback at all, despite what the website claims. Flashing an international firmware for the YP-U2XB allows OGG playback on US models (it also turns the player into a USB drive, so that WM10 isn't required to transfer files over. Note that certain international firmwares may remove the FM radio feature or hang the YP-U2J. See the appropriate link below for info on getting a hold of the correct OGG-compatible firmware.
(2006-01-08) Seen in many electronics stores in Japan. The SN-A800 looks incredible--smaller than the iPod Nano, I think. I've not been able to try any for sound quality. Signeo also makes a hard drive player that supports vorbis. Their 2005-12 sales brochure claims Linux compatability for the SN-M600 and SN-M700.
Found this player in the local supermarket. The player is very small, has a 1 inch colour LCD and 1 GB of storage. Supports audio and video incl. Ogg Vorbis. The SP-Advance is not listed on their web site, but among the ones that are on the web site the 1-inch HDD Super Slim Jukebox claims Ogg-Vorbis support.
The s.beat is sort of an original piece of hardware, as, you may have guessed it, it is a swiss army knife with an MP3 player. It supports Ogg Vorbis too and comes in sizes of 1 up to 4 GB.
  • T-Budd (web site under construction as of 2006-03-30) Korean company who makes wonderdull piece of hardware : TLN-100 which comes in 512 Mb or 1 Go. Supports MPEG 1/2/2.5/3 layer 3, WMA, ASF et OGG, PLF (proprietary video format) and works with two AAA batteries. Nice OLED display. FM radio. Very quick memory transfers. Not a usbkey type player, but a small USB adaptator is furnished, and allows the device to be plugged directly on a USB standard plug. USB2 Mass storage implemented : works perfectly under Linux.
The MP-400 is a flsh-player with either 512/1024MB storage. It supports MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and MPEG-4 video.
256/512/1024 MB USB-connected mass storage device (flash based, uses FAT16, OS independent), 64K 4.41cm² color display, MP3/WMA/ASF/OGG support, equalizer and "3D sound", FM tuner, bookmark system, clock, stopwatch, alarm timer, record from microphone/FM as MP3, dual output, firmware upgradeable. Size: 3.5x8x1.7cm @ 40 grams. 16 hours of battery life.
  • TrekStor's iBeat fresh, iBeat organix, iBeat classico, iBeat cube, iBeat ice, iBeat vision
The iBeat fresh comes with 256/512 MB storage has a 64K color display and the usual features. The iBeat organix comes with 256/512/1024 MB flash memory. The iBeat cube is a very small player with the usual features. The iBeat ice has a sharp OLED display. The iBeat vision has a large display that can be used to watch movies. It comes in sizes from 256MB to 2GB. The iBeat classico optionally features FM radio and offers 512,1024 or 2048 MB together with 2 color OLED display.
  • Wigo's CVM-101, CVM-103, CVM-300, CVS-100
Korean players with slick design, comes in 128/256/512/1024 MB depending on models. Support MP3/WMA/Ogg, FM receiver, voice recorder. Note: Ogg bitrates supported may be limited, check the manufacturer's specification for each device for details.
This player is sold in the U.K. and comes with 256/512MB. It supports MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and has FM radio and voice recording. It also works under Linux (kernel 2.4 upwards) and FreeBSD 5.3 (recognised as a removable mass storage device).

Harddisk Storage

The Mediagate MG-25 is a portable HDD that supports also media playback. It uses a 2,5" disk and USB2.0 to connect, and supports MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Xvid, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, JPG. It can upsample to HDTV, has composite, component and s-video outs, stereo and a digital out. Remote control is included. The MG-35 uses a 3,5" HDD instead, supports WMA and ethernet. The MG350HD uses a 3,5" HDD as well and supports HDTV. There is a wiki page with an faq here.
*The native iPod firmware doesn't support Ogg Vorbis. You can, however, install RockBox on all iPod models (except for the Shuffle). RockBox supports tags, and a number of other formats. The larger iPod models have up to 80 GB HDDs.
The Vip20 seems to be similar to the iBeat 500 from TrekStor and Xclef HD-800. It has the same features: MP3, WMA, WAV, Ogg Vorbis decoding plus 20 GB storage.
The eVic has 20GB storage and plays WMA (incl. DRM), MP3 and Ogg Vorbis. It can record voice and music, and has USB host functionality. In Hardware version M03-002, firmware 2.203 serious problems with ogg-playback while using the Equalizer are present (disturbing crackling noises). (An email inquiry to Commodore International Corporation replied "eVic's new firmware is still developing. The new version will safe the issue with ogg-playback while using the Equalizer.") USB host functionality seems not to be implemented yet at all.
The iAudio M3 is a portable harddisk player with either 20 or 40 GB of storage. It has a built-in FM radio and mic. It supports MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and WAV and even FLAC with the newest firmware upgrade. See this IGN article for more info. The M5 has 20 GB storage and supports the same formats. The X5 is similarly designed (storage sizes of 20GB, 30GB, 60GB) and can play MPEG-4 videos. It has a 1.8 inch LCD with 260,000 colors and USB OTG (On-The-Go) feature. The A2 is released in November 2005 and is a widescreen mobile video player. It has a 480 x 272 pixel screen and supports the above metioned set of audio, video and image formats. The tiny iAudio 6 features a 4 Gb 0.85" harddisk and supports both OGG and FLAC. The M3, M5, X5, and A2 (probably the 6 as well) all act as USB mass storage devices, which means they are supported by Linux and Mac. The software is windows-only, though.
Comment tag support - The iaudio X5 supports the artist (limited length), album, and title comment tags.
The DMC 8280 has 20 GB or 30 GB storage, plays Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and WMA. Standard feature set; this player does not excel in any area but price. USB mass storage compliant -- you can put songs on it from non-Windows computers, but full indexing of the songs for reference by artist etc. requires Windows.
The Movie Cube comes with a 2,5" HDD with 40 or 80 GB size. It supports the playback of various audio and video formats including Ogg Vorbis. The package includes some AV cables and a remote control.
  • Freecom's MediaPlayer-3, Network MediaPlayer-35 Drive-In
The MediaPlayer-3 is again sort of an external HDD that can play media without a PC. It supports DivX, MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, WMA, ASF and Ogg Vorbis. The product with the complicated name Network MediaPlayer-35 Drive-In is an enhanced version of the MediaPlayer-3 -- it has an additional network interface and supports an internal 3,5" drive. The ethernet port can be used to read media from the network, but cannot be used as network attached storage.
  • GoDot M8170, M8270, M8370, M8470, M8570
GoDot's HD players have capacity ranging from 2.2gb to 20gb. Each model is very different. They support Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and WMA (some models support DRM).
The VSV-20/VSV-40 has the usual mobile MP3 HDD player size and can read/write from its 16in1 memory card reader and 20 GB or 40 GB internal HDD. But it can do more than audio (MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AAC). It supports image (JPEG) and video (MPEG-1/-4) playback on the 2" display and on a connected TV. It even includes a remote control. Beware: Hama has suspended OggVorbis support. However, there is a Firmware update promised to reestablish OggVorbis. If you plan to buy a device check the Firmware download page or better ask them about the current status of OggVorbis support.
See Cowon iAudio above.
  • iDREAM Jukebox 2.2 GB, 3.3 GB and 4 GB
Those HDD players support OGG and Encode MP3 from Line-In.
This is a iPod mini clone, that supports MP3, WMA, WAV and Ogg Vorbis. It supports recording from line-in and mic, has a 4 GB harddrive and USB2.0.
Iomega is finally also jumping on the bandwaggon and offers external HDDs with multimedia-playback. The larger version ScreenPlay Pro supports the usual audio and video codecs including Ogg Vorbis. It seems to be a repackaged Mvisto with HDD included ScreenPlay Pro.
  • iRiver's iHP-1xx, H1xx, H2xx, H3xx, iGP-100
iRiver has also a number of harddisk based items that play back Ogg Vorbis. Older models like the iHP-100 and the iHP-115 come in 10 and 15 GB sizes and need a firmware update (see the support downloads for that). The iHP-120, a 20GB portable player, and the iHP-140, a 40GB version, support Vorbis playback out of the box. Read reviews here: IGN on iHP-100, IGN on iHP-120. The iGP-100, a 1.5Gb portable player, supports Vorbis, according to the FAQ, though no firmware upgrade appears to be required. The new line of harddisk players H120, H140 come in 10 to 40 GB sizes. There is also a product line with USB host function and colour display that supports 32-500kbs: H320, H340. The newer H10 player does not support Ogg Vorbis.
This is a rather unique device. JetAudio calls it a multimedia jukebox, music tank, photo album and last but not least a portable storage. It is bigger than usual portable devices, but has also a lot more options. It can connect to the PC (USB 2.0), TV (S-Video, Composite), stereos and 5.1 surround systems (Coaxial/Optical) and comes with a remote control. Supported video formats are DVD (MPEG-2), VCD (MPEG-1), DivX, Xvid. Supported Audio formats are MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis. It can display JPEG pictures on the TV. It is available without a harddrive, or equipped with harddrive sizes up to 200 GB.
The SSF-M3 comes with 20/40GB storage size, whereas the SSF-M5 has only 1.5 GB. Both support voice recording and FM radio. The SSF-M3 is more stylish and very slim and comes with a docking station.
This player is similar to the Modix or TViX. It is a portable USB HDD equipped with a 2,5" drive (size varies). It plays audio (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA), video (MPEG-1/-2, Xvid, DivX) and images (JPEG). It has composite, s-video and component video output and supports progressive scan, audio output is done through a coaxial and stereo plug. The device is bundled with a remote control.
The HD-3510 is similar to the TViX, as it is sort of a portable multi-talent. It can store and playback audio, video and images, and can be used for other files as well. It can decode MPEG-1/-2/-4 including DivX/Xvid, AC3, DTS, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and JPEG. It uses USB2.0 for data input and has various ouput connectors: anlog stereo and 5.1 out, coaxial digital out, composite, s-video and component video out with progressive scan and HDTV upscaling. The HD-3510 is bundled with a carrying bag and a remote control, but without a 3,5" HDD.
The HT-100 uses a 1,5 GB HDD, decodes MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and supports the usual features. The HT-150 seems to have the same features (maybe a mistake on the website).
  • mpio HD300, HD200, One
mpio HD300 is a harddisk player with 20GB and supports WAV/MP3/WMA/Ogg Vorbis. It has FM radio, an alarm clock and supports USB 2.0. The HD200 has 5GB storage capacity, a FM radio which can be recorded and supports the same formats as the HD300. Despite its name the One consist of three components: a player, a HDD and a CD-ROM drive, which can be combined with each other. It supports MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, JPG, BMP and MPEG-4 movies. It has a 1" OLED display and will be available from 05/2005.
This player comes with either 2.2 or 4 GB harddrive and supports MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and ASF. It can record voice and has a FM receiver. What sets this player apart is the LCD -- it can show BMPs, JPGs and text. The device can also act as a USB host to support digital cameras.
The Mvisto is a portable hardware enclosure for 2,5" harddrives. It has video and audio outs and decodes MPEG1/2/Divx/Xvid/JPEG/MP3/WMA/AAC/Ogg Vorbis. It comes with a remote control.
This mobile player comes either with various harddrive sizes up to 80 GB or as 256 MB flash player. The new firmware to support Ogg Vorbis has been developed by the Xiph.org Foundation (see the press release). Get the newest firmware version at Neuros' support page). The Neuros Synchronization Manager for Windows is available from the same link and now fully supports the addition of Vorbis files to the Neuros. *nix users can use Xiph.org's Positron, Sean Starkey's Java Neuros Database Manipulator, or Sorune, all of which provide full Neuros database support and other features. Neuros II discontinued. Neuros III is planned but indefinite but they have a roadmap.
This player uses a small 1,5 GB harddisk and supports MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis. It connects trough USB 2.0 and can broadcast music through a FM sender.
There is now a firmware update for the MX2020 that adds Ogg Vorbis support, which is a portable player for movies, music and photos.
It is similar to the Modix HD-3510, but supports USB host functionality additionally. This web site is dead. The Savit Micro Rapsody RSH-100 can be seen on their site.
The Rio Karma is a portable player with a harddisk of 20 GB. It can decode MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC. USB 2.0 is used to connect to PCs, but a docking station is also included which offers ethernet and RCA line-out support. IGN has written a review about the gadget, articles about the Karma can be found at Riovolution. Note that firmware versions prior to 1.25 cause stability problems for some people, visit the support page to get the newest version. The Karma was discontinued in March 2005, Rio (DNNA) effectively dissolved 27-July-2005 assets sold to SigmaTel.
A portable player with 1.5GB memory, FM-receiver, recording function, upgradeable firmware, etc.
A portable Multimedia Jukebox as seen on their Cebit 2005 Microsite. Comes with 20/30GB disk, colour display, video player and USB host function. Samsung's support for Ogg Vorbis is reported to be buggy. [2] The Samsung YH925 is falsely advertised to support Ogg Vorbis. [3]
The MP-330 player uses a 4,4 GB harddrive, USB 2.0 and supports MP3, WMA and (Ogg Vorbis is claimed in the manual but it doesn't play ogg). The MP-010 is a portable media player. As such it supports music, movies and pictures. This includes MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1/-2/-4. It has a capacity of 40GB, comes with a remote control and has various ports for the TV.
  • TEAC MP-1000, MP-2000
TEAC MP-1000 is an ultra-compact harddrive player with 1.5GB capacity and only 70g mass. The follow-up model MP-2000 has 5 GB storage and supports the same formats (MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis).
The iBeat 500 is a portable harddisk player with 20 GB of storage. It supports MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis and uses USB 2.0 to connect to PCs. It has a FM radio and an in-built mic. It seems to be available only in Germany (looks like a rebadged Xclef HD-800). The iBeat 300 uses a 1,5 GB HDD and has a color display.
This is a portable USB hard disk with 40/80/100 GB of storage. It plays a wide range of video formats, including dixv/xvid/bvix/dvd iso. A good review can be found here.
The most current firmware release supports Ogg Vorbis playback according to Unibrain's iZak FAQ.
  • Vusys i-DJ 370 and i-DJ 670
4GB and 20GB harddrive players listed as playing OGG on the site. 370 weighs 150g and plays for 10 hours, 670 weighs 165g and plays for 12 hours.
This is a harddisk player with 20/40/60 GB storage size, and can decode MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and WAV. It has a FM radio and a mic for recording voice. Though not mentioned on the web site, the HD-500 does decode Ogg Vorbis.

CD/DVD Audio Players

This CD-R portable supports Ogg Vorbis playback out of the box. It has 48 hours of WMA playback if an external battery pack (2 AA batteries) is used. The FreeMax FW-960 is also known as the mpman MP-CD550.
The Havin HVC-400E, also known as the Princeton airCD is probably on sale in Japan since late November, 2003.
  • iRiver iMP-250, iMP-350, iMP-400, iMP-550, iMP-700(T)
Ogg Vorbis is supported only through latest beta firmwares, still some bitrate restriction which may vary depending on the model (min=96kbps, max=160kbps). The iMP-550 supports maximum bitrate up to 256kps (still 96kbps as minimum). Also note the latest iMP-450 does not support OGG for the moment, a future upgrade may correct this... The iMP-700T with firmware 1.40 supports bitrates between 96 and 210 kbps, and .ogg files are generally not as loud as .mp3 files.
The MCD-CM600 is now available in Korea. It is a CD portable that can play Vorbis, MP3, and WMA.

Mobile Phones

  • SymbianOS based mobile phones from Nokia or Sony Ericsson can play .ogg files with the Symbian OggPlay Software which is open source). For supported mobile phones please visit the project website. The software works very well - even the still-in-development version which is strongly recommended.

Automobiles

  • Volkswagen offers a USB interface for their Golf V models optionally, where you can attach a USB mass storage device containing music. MP3, WAV, WMA und OGG Vorbis formats will be played through the car's stereo. Source: German PDF price list
  • Yakumo offer the "Hypersound Car" all-in-one unit which plays Ogg Vorbis files, although it is not marketed as such (the Ogg Vorbis support is mentioned only in an appendix to the manual). It supports Ogg Vorbis files on USB, MMC/SD and CD. However, as of early 2006 its firmware is notoriously flaky, no firmware update is available, and it also has poor tuner sensitivity. This is also supplied in unbranded form at various retailers, but it does have a distinctive look. Yakumo Car Entertainment Yakumo Support Forum Discussion
  • Roadstar offers the CD-258US/512 a car CD tuner with MP3 / WMA / OGG disc playback and a detachable front panel with internal Flash memory of 512 MB. Upload via USB from your PC your favourite songs to the internal memory inside the detachable panel (MP3, WMA or OGG file format). Encode your music in MP3 format from CD / Radio / Aux-In source to the Internal Flash Memory or USB / SD / MMC. Transfer your favourite MP3 / WMA / OGG files between CD disc / Internal Flash Memory / USB / SD / MMC
  • Ministry of Sound Offers a CD tuner as well. It is likely that it uses Roadstar electronics as well, because both brands are owned by Alba Plc.
  • JVC KD-G720 and KD-G820 both have undocumented, partial Ogg Vorbis support. Ogg Vorbis files can be played from a USB device attached to the USB port, but not from a CD. They do not support tags. For the vast majority of songs, q6 seems to be the highest they can reliably play. These decks are a good option for anybody looking to play Ogg Vorbis in their car because they are available at major retailers (e.g. Best Buy) and are relatively inexpensive.
  • JVC KD-G722 can play Vorbis (until q7).
  • JVC KD-G821 can play Ogg Vorbis(up to q5) from a USB device.
  • Alpine CDE-9846R/RM and CDE-9848RB can't play Vorbis.
  • VDO Dayton CD 2803 can't play Vorbis.

Others

  • PDAs / Cell Phones / Game Consoles
Other devices that run software to play Ogg Vorbis can be used as portable players as well. Please go to VorbisSoftwarePlayers page for more information.
The Rockbox project works hard to provide an alternative firmware for some portable players. Rockbox has a rich feature set that is hard to find elsewhere, including gapless playback, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and even Musepack support. Currently many models by iRiver, Archos and since recently the Ipod are supported. Support for the iAudio X5 is in an alpha stage as of April 2006.

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