This page contains detailed descriptions of portable flash players supporting ogg vorbis playback. For an overview support matrix see the Vorbis Native Support Table (the table concentrates on players which are still available in shops).
In each description, please say if the device works "out of the box" or you have to install any software to use it properly (if the extra-software is optional, then it doesn't matter).
Archos Vision 30c
The Archos Vision 30c is a small almost credit-card sized lightweight portable audio and video player which is also able to record voice, display .txt files and tune into FM radio. It supports Ogg Vorbis and FLAC out of the box, but without displaying any tags. The Vision 30c is usable as mass storage USB device. The write rate is about 250 KiBi/s and the read rate is about 7 MiBi/s. Display backlight, video playback and FM radio introduce different kinds of very annoying high frequent background noise. In comparison with other portable players, the minimal possible volume level is very loud. As of 2011-07 there are no firmware upgrades available. The display is 3" large and very glossy. The device has one back button, an on/off switch and a touchscreen (non-capacitative) which is very stochastic. With a stylus (not included) it is like 2 times better usable but still very non-deterministic. The player is available with 4 GB and 8 GB internal flash memory.
Avant MP-8256, MP-85me12, MP-81000
No official website, product no longer available for purchase, but three models existed: MP-8256 (256MB memory), MP-8512 (512MB) and MP-81000 (1GB). Some features are a small colour display, 5-band Equalizer, FM-stereo radio, Line in, Microphone, and Charging via USB2.0.
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 6
It has 4GB of storage, USB 1.1 and 2.0 support and a small TFT LCD color display. Although advertised as Windows and Mac OS 9.2 and higher only, the device is a Mass Storage device and is perfectly usable in Linux as well. Supports Vorbis quality levels up to Q10. B&O have co-operated with Samsung to develop the device.
It is appropriate to say that in brazilian consumer market, there are unbranded MP3 players such as this one that can flawlessly play Ogg Vorbis files. There are many of them branded as "Sony". I have tested one "Sony" and it does play Ogg Vorbis. If you have one of these players and know that they can play Ogg Vorbis, please inform which chipset these devices are equipped with. Many of these players can also be identified as having the following writings "MP3/WMA/FM/REC". All these are basically 1GB/2GB USB pen drives.
8G model (at least) from Buy.com seems to have either s1mp3 or sigmatel chipset, worked fresh out of box. It is USB rechargeable device with monochrome LCD and multicolored backlight plus FM stereo. Doc only mentions mp3 and wma, not vorbis.
I've tried two different MP4 nano lookalikes from different manufacturers and different eBay sellers, and both will play Ogg Vorbis fine, even though none of the documentation or product advertisements say this. Before you buy one, you should check out the eBay FAQ on MP4 players first.
From the information below (see "PowerUp!" items), it is possible that all Chinese made S1 MP3 and MP4 players can play the Ogg Vorbis file format, even though their manuals or advertisements do not mention this. Since many tens of millions of these units have been sold worldwide, there is a potentially huge, undocumented, base of portable media players which can play the Ogg Vorbis format. If you have one of these Chinese made players, just give it a try and see. Here is one cheap unbranded Chinese 1GB mp3 player that supports vorbis.
While it does support Vorbis, buyer beware. Poor ratings at cnet.com: "utterly fails at its intended purpose"
The DRM-free Cool-Karaoke supports MP3, OGG, WAV, and FLAC audio formats and MPG, AVI, and FLV video formats. Runs an ARM920t processor clocked to 400MHz, with 4GB and up NAND Flash. Battery charges through USB cable. Built in equalizer allows tuning down the voice freqencies for sing-alongs.
Cowon/iAudio D2, F2, T2, U3, U2, G3, 5, G2, U5, 7
NOTE: The U3 and 7 both are buggy with Vorbis, in that they exhibit artifacts in the lower frequency range. As of firmware 1.29 on the U3, and 1.17 on the 7, both are broken. Cowon fixed this on the D2 about firmware 2.41 onward, and on the 7 with release 1.18 (29-MAY-2009). By way of a code examination, it appears the U5 does not suffer from this bug (On Cowon players that have the issue, there is a hex string which matches a low precision table. On the ones that do not have the issue, it has the correct normal precision value. This is referring to the Tremor decoder used). Most people describe this as a mild high pitched squeak. See this forum post for more details. Some also say the iriver Clix 2 has this issue as well. Cowon on the D2 firmware page does not specifically mention that they fixed this issue.
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 last candy bar form factor flash-based player with a 5 way navigation control. 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.
iAudio F2 flash memory, 512MB/1GB/2GB versions supporting Vorbis and FLAC. USB 2.0, supports Linux and Mac (Windows needed for firmware updates).
iAudio T2 flash memory 1GB/2GB, supports Vorbis. USB 2.0, supports Linux and Mac (Windows needed for firmware updates).
iAudio 7 is Cowon's current small form factor flash based player with touch controls for most functions and comes in 4, 8 and 16GB versions and supports Vorbis and FLAC. USB 2.0 file transfer, Linux and Mac compatible (including firmware updates). Reading Ogg tags not supported (requires browsing music in 'files' mode rather than in 'tags' mode).
iAudio D2 comes in 4, 8 or 16GB capacities and can use SD and SDHC flash memory cards, supports music and movies supporting FLAC and Vorbis. USB 2.0 file transfer, Linux and Mac compatible (including firmware updates).
The iAudio U5 is a player with 8 GB flash and USB (speed is at USB 1.0 level). The player is out of the box configurable as USB-mass-storage-device or MTP-device. It is available since early 2008. It supports Ogg Vorbis and FLAC since at least firmware 2.10. A firmware update is possible in mass-storage-mode, i.e. without additional proprietary software. The firmware is available at the US and Global site. The 2.10 firmware has multi language support, i.e. you can select for example english as language after flashing. Note however, that the FLAC/Vorbis firmware loses support for tag based browsing (as of version 3.16).
Model No. CMP622E. 2GB. Even if the package of this product does not mention .ogg support it does! I bought this at a CVS pharmacy.
Daihatsu D-Z40, D-Z20, D-Z10
Daihatsu sells in Argentina 1, 2 and 4 GB music players that support vorbis Q0 to Q10 out of the box. I tested the D-Z40 one. Maybe they are available under a different brand in othe places.
Polish player with 2GB of internal memory. Supports Vorbis and has a FM radio, TFT display, ebook reader.
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 128/256/512/1024 MB flash memory and USB 2.0 interface. The EMX-900 has up to 1 GB storage and supports the same file formats.
EZAV 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 and 512MB 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.
Fascin8 6940 (Tevion)
Sold in the UK at the ALDI supermarket stores, under their brand name "Tevion" the 6940 model is a 2GB multimedia player that can receive DAB radio and has a colour screen for viewing Jpegs and movies. It connects via a USB2 interface, and appears as a mass storage device. It claims to play Vorbis files, and does so without problems. The USB connector at the player end is non-standard, but extra cables can be obtained from the manufacturer.
Gamepark Holdings GP2X
Linux-based handheld audio/video/game player. Uses SD cards for storage, removable batteries (AA) providing 6-8 hours of music listening.
Grundig MPaxx 920
Very small and simple device with 2GB at a low price (about 25 EUR). Although not mentioned anywhere on the homepage or inside the documentation of this device, it is capable of playing also Ogg Vorbis files out of the box. It connects via USB 2.0 cable (with which the internal accumulator is charged) and acts like a mass storage device, which is formatted via FAT32 filesystem.
i-BEAD 170, 400, 600
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.
Insignia Pilot and Sport
Insignia is Best Buy's own brand. Seemingly discontinued, they were advertised to support Ogg Vorbis. The Pilot supports Ogg Vorbis and GNU/Linux out of the box. Haven't tried the Sport. 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models available. The Sport does not support any tags. Ogg files can not be used in playlists. Ogg files can not be shuffled. Thus, there is no way to order the files. Windows shows an error that the format is not supported when dragging over ogg files to the player. All also support bluetooth.
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 E100, iFP-3xx, iFP-5xx, iFP-7xx, iFP-8xx, iFP-9xx, iFP-10xx, iFP-11xx, Lplayer, T7, T10, T20, T30, T50, T60, U10, Clix, Clix2, X20
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. More information. Confirmed that the T50 and T60 players support Ogg Vorbis, use UMS and have complete tag support out of the box.
The iRiver Clix 4GB (not the iRiver Clix gen 2) available at [] supports Ogg Vorbis audio and metadata (artist/album/song names). The following notes apply:
- The latest firmware, 184.108.40.206, was installed during the test. It is not known whether or not this is required for Ogg Vorbis support.
- Windows XP SP2 with Windows Media Player 11 (or later) is absolutely required. Windows Media Player 10 will not work.
- MTP is the only method to access the device. UMS will not work.
- Once Windows Media Player 11 has been installed, other programs such as Windows Explorer or Winamp can be used to load Vorbis songs normally.
- Do not confuse the iRiver Clix with the iRiver Clix gen 2. These notes apply only to the iRiver Clix.
Jens Of Sweden's MP-120, MP-130, MP-400, MP-450, MP-500
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 o
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 but are now discontinued (as at March 2007): 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. (firmware v2.09) The internal equalizer is disabled when playing ogg. (firmware v2.09) This device is a rebranded Cenix GMP-M6.
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.
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. The FM30 (and likely the older models, as well) does not support Vorbis metadata tags.
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.
Maxfield's Max-Ivy, Max-Diamond, Max-Movie, Max-Diablo, Max-Sin Touch
The Max-Diamond 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.
- While the Max-Sin Touch does play Ogg Vorbis, it only does so with occasional glitches, at least with a device bought in November 2006. Perhaps a future firmware upgrade might help, but I'm skeptical. At this time, I cannot recommend the player. ― Eloquence 22:48, 22 November 2006 (PST)
- It looks like there won't be any firmware upgrades in future. Maxfield GmbH became insolvent in january.
M-bird's XT-22S, XR-22
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. While XR-22 support memory upto 2GB and functions are similar to XT-22S.
Mediacom JukeBox Movie 150-C 2GB
I created an "Ogg data, Vorbis audio, mono, 44100 Hz, ~96000 bps, created by: Xiph.Org libVorbis I" using Avidemux. It plays awesome!
Meizu M6 miniPlayer
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. You can buy an an external battery pack which is rumored to enable USB On-The-Go support sometime in the future.
MobiBLU Cube2, DAH-2100, US2, BOXON
All the above players support Ogg Vorbis (Q1-Q10). The B153 and DAH-1500i models do not mention ogg Vorbis in their specifications
MP3 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).
A flash player which comes in 128MB/256MB/512MB/1GB sizes, has a FM-receiver, colour display and a voice recorder.
MPMan MP-FUB34 MP-CS157
The mpman FUB34 and FUB35 are available (March 2007) in the UK in electrical stores such as Comet and come in 128MB, 256MB, 512MB and 1GB memory sizes. They appear to be a Chinese S1 MP3 player. Although no mention is made of Ogg Vorbis support in the documentation or on the website (only MP3 & WMA), the format is supported. MP-CS157 is a multi-media player, supporting Ogg/Vorbis as well, even if there is no mention on the box.
As today (23/11/09), the MP-160 does NOT play Ogg Vorbis files, although several shops and websites maintain the contrary.
Portable player with 1,5" colour display and 2GB of memory. The manual suggests that there are versions from 256MB to 4GB available. It only mentions MP3, WMA and WAV as supported formats but OGG Vorbis playback apparently works fine.
Muzio's JM200, JM250, JM300
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, discontinued in 2005, 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 inexpensive flash-based player with 1G memory. (Recently purchased on sale for $18 US at K-mart) It comes in various other memory sizes, and I suspect these other models will also play Ogg Vorbis files. There is no mention on thier web site, or in the documentation that these will play Ogg Vorbis. The "drive formatting" on this device is strange, to be able to mount this device under Linux, I had to delete all partitions (showed as 4 non-standard partitions under Linux fdisk) in linux, then put the device in a windows XP machine and recreate a single partition and format as FAT. (Simply recreating a single partition and formatting as FAT under linux didn't allow the device to see the files copied to it.)
- This seems to work on other Nextar models including MA933A
Pentagram Vanquish R SKIT
2 or 4 GB of storage memory, USB 2.0, weighs 23 grams, plays Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WMA, WAV and ASF, 1.1" OLED screen.
The GoGear Muse is a portable audio/video player that is advertised to support both Ogg Vorbis and FLAC out of the box. It is available with 8 GB or 16 internal memory and it has a microSD slot. The size of the device is comparable to a smart phone (3.2" display) and it weights 105 g.
Note that the Philips GoGear Ariaz does not support Ogg Vorbis. But it plays FLAC encoded files.
Philips Voice Tracer
There exist (checked beginning of year 2015) 2 versions of this product: cheaper model 1200 and more expensive model 2000, both designed like an ordinary HD-like USB storage device (cable needed to connect). 1200 is advertized as "voice recorder" only, while 2000 is supposed to be also an "MP3 and WMA" player, and have better recording features (better quality, stereo, ...). 1200 can record only WAV 16bpp 24 KHz mono, docs are bad, maybe it can play its own files? Tests showed following: it can play (in mono) all common types of WAV files, MP3, OGG Vorbis and (raw) FLAC, just not OPUS, just Philips apparently doesn't know about that. Directory structure is hardcoded with 4 directories. Pausing is possible, seeking not.
PowerUp! 1GB USB Player
Power Up! brand 1GB player, available from TigerDirect. The unit is either the standard S1 or Centon 1GB USB player or a clone thereof. There is no mention of Ogg Vorbis support in any of the literature, but my unit plays ogg files. Bonus!
Makes a number of OGG-Vorbis compatable players. Although only a handful of their players claim support for Vorbis, it appears that OGG Vorbis works on some of the models where it is not advertised. Their players are being re-branded sold as inexpensive "MP4" players. Many players by Ergotech, Vakoss, and Zicplay are based on designs by Preview.
Pyramid MP3 & MP4 Players and Player Acccessories MP3/MP4 Players
There is a wide range of MP3 and MP4 Players to choose from on Pyramid.com and other similar sites.
Manufactured by korean electronics company Hantel, 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. Their webpages are gone, and the Qoolqee is most likely discontinued.
Lightweight 4.3-inch touchscreen screen. Screen resolution of 480×272. Uses USB connection. Based on the Rockchip RK2706 chipset.
The Renkforce S30, sold by Conrad Electronic in Germany, and available as a 2GB and a 4GB model, is a USB stick style "S1MP3" player and plays OGG Vorbis fine. It only displays the file name and the average bitrate, but no additional Metadata. The Manual only mentions MP3 and WMA.
RoverMedia ARIA X7
A portable Vorbis/MP3/WMA player with 512MB - 4GB internal flash memory, FM-receiver, recording function, picture viewer, video player.
Samsung / Yepp (product label), YP-C1, YP-F1, YP-MT6, YP-P2, YP-S2, YP-S3, YP-T6, YP-T7, YP-T9, YP-T10, YP-U1, YP-U2, YP-U3, YP-U4, YP-U5, YP-Z5, YP-53, YP-R1
Many Yepp players support Ogg, please see PortablePlayers/SamsungYepp for more details about each model. Note: many of these models being sold into DRM-sensitive markets (e.g. the United States) are configured as MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices rather than as USB mass-storage drives (UMS) and may require the use of specialized software on any system with which you use them. Samsung provides Windows drivers with these devices, which may or may not be necessary on Windows systems (recent versions of Windows Media Player reportedly support these devices without a specific driver). Using MTP-based players on non-Windows PCs will require installation of additional software. Linux support for at least some of these devices is available through libmtp and the "generic MTP device" plugin in Amarok. Read the specifications on the box carefully; if it says it depends on Windows Media Player, then it's probably an MTP device which may need Windows drivers or other MTP support software.
The Samsung S3 (YP-S3) is (as of August 2008) a low-cost, internal flash memory player, with official out of the box support. Includes video screen. List price $80.
The Samsung P2 (YP-P2) is an ogg vorbis supporting touch based digital audio player (2GB, 4GB, 8GB... and a 16GB likely to arrive in the U.S. early 2009, already available in Korea, Fall of 2008). The P2 also has FM radio and stereo bluetooth. In the U.S. it is likely that the device ships with MTP, but it is possible to switch it to UMS mode. Read through this post/guide (from anythingbutipod.com) for instructions. Vorbis playback is only available in UMS mode. As of November 2008, the 8GB player is available for between $150 and $180.
The YP-U4 supports Ogg Vorbis out of the box. The included Samsung Media Studio also writes the correct track metadata for album, artist, title, etc. The player itself only reads these vorbis comments, however, after upgrading to firmware v1.28; in earlier versions the metadata information reads as 'unknown'. The device can transfer in MTP or USB mass storage modes, as selected on the device itself.
The YP-R1 supports Ogg Vorbis out of the box and can be switched freely between MSC and MTP modes. However, Samsung's line as of January 2010 is that metadata is unsupported due to the lack of a global standard. (The validity of this statement being flawed in multiple ways.) See this forum thread with an official response.
SanDisk Sansa Clip and Sansa Fuze
As of 2010 the Sansa Clip+ supports Ogg Vorbis and FLAC playback out of the box. The Clip+ is the successor model of the Sansa Clip. It features at most 8 GB Flash internal memory and has a MicroSD extension slot. By default it presents itself as an USB mass storage device, though MTP mode is configurable, too. When used as USB mass storage device, music files are organized in an internal library that is kept automatically in sync (artist, album, etc. - Ogg/ID3 tags etc. are automatically read by the player), but navigation via folders is supported as well. It weights 25 g and one charge is enough for 12 h playback. In addition to this it contains a microphone, a FM transmitter and special coategories folders for podcasts and audiobooks support.
The previous Sansa Clip officially supports Ogg Vorbis and FLAC playback. The Clip-series is smaller than the Fuze, weighs less than one ounce (28 g - the 8 GB version; as of Feb 2009), and less expense. It features USB 2.0 cable, FM tuner with presets, microphone, and belt clip. Available in 1, 2, 4 and 8 GB built-in memory. It works per default as usb mass storage device. The audio file navigation is based on an internal tag-library (artist, album etc.). This library is kept in sync by the player, when the Sansa Clip is used as USB mass storage device. Audiobooks and Podcasts are organized in special categories by the player navigation system.
The Fuze-series also has bultin support for Ogg Vorbis and FLAC. It is larger and weighs two ounces. It also features a USB 2.0 cable, FM tuner with presets, microphone, and video display (for Mpeg-4 video). Available in 2, 4, and 8GB built-in memory and microSD/SDHC expansion. Official support is provided for this operating system through their message forum.
- Wikipedia article about Sandisk Sansa models
- Wipedia article about the Sansa Fuze
- Official firmware upgrade FAQ
- Summary: Don't repartition your device if you don't know what you are doing
(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.
Sumvision 1GB SV04-M18
My test ogg file was created using the timidity midi player, and the format was checked using mplayer, which used the ffvorbis codec to play back the same file. While this is a Chinese made MP3 player, another Sumvision player I have does not appear to play ogg vorbis files. The SV04-M18 works as a USB mass storage device.
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.
Swissbit's Swissmemory s.beat
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.
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.
Very small and simple device with 2GB at a low price (about 20 EUR). Although not mentioned anywhere on the homepage or inside the documentation of this device, it is capable of playing also Ogg Vorbis files out of the box. It connects via USB 2.0 cable (with which the internal accumulator is charged) and acts like a mass storage device, which is formatted via FAT32 filesystem.
The MP-400 is a flash-player with either 512MB or 1024MB storage. (As of 01-2009, could not find product sold online.)
Tekmax T-1000 "ioneit"
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.
Either 2048, 4096, or 8192MB storage. Vorbis, FLAC, and MPEG-4 playback. Very small player with touch sensitive pad and FM radio.
TrekStor's blaxx, iBeat cody, iBeat organix 2.0, iBeat sonix,
The blaxx (also video-player) comes with TFT-disply and 2GB or 4 GB. The iBeat cody (also video-player) comes with 2/4 GB storage has a 262K color TFT-display. The iBeat organix 2.0 comes with a 2 color OLED, approx. 55h battery and 4GB or 8GB. The iBeat sonix has a large display that can be used to watch movies. It comes in sizes from 1GB to 4GB and batteries last for a period of approx. 45 hours. All player support Linux from kernel 2.4.x (identified as USB mass storage device).
The iBeat organix 2.0 supports Ogg Vorbis out of the box. It also reads tags from media files and stores their information in an internal database so one can then search through all songs by artist, album title, song title, year etc., regardless of the actual directory structure. This works with Ogg Vorbis files, even with UTF-8 encoded "special characters" in the tags - at least roman characters with diacritics (like in Komm süßes Kreuz), also ones not belonging to latin-1 (like in Dvořák).
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. Supports Linux and BSD. (As of 01-2009 could not find product online.)
Crappy interface, slow transfers. Plays Vorbis and FLAC (site only mentions "Ogg").
This is a 1GB-Flash-PMP, that also have a MicroSD card slot. The playback-function supports AAC, ADPCM, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and WMA, the streaming-function MP3, WMA. FM- and Internet Radio (via "vTuner Internet Radio Index Service") are also available. PC Connection is possible via mini USB type B, USB 2.0 high speed or Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g standards).