Revision as of 06:55, 27 December 2004 by Bodo (Media Storage created and GenMedia DivXStorage moved from portable players)
On this page you can find all static players that are known to support Ogg Vorbis. This includes Hi-Fi components such as CD/DVD players and car audio equipment.
- Actiontec Wireless Digital Media Player
- This player is a streaming client for video, audio and images. It supports MP3, AC3, AAC, WAV, WMA, Ogg Vorbis and internet radio. Supported picture formats are JPEG, GIF, TIF, BMP and PNG. It can play back MPEG-1/-2/-4, Xvid, RMP4. It has RCA connectors, a digital output, supports HDTV and can surf the internet.
- D-Link's DSM-320
- A wired and wireless UPnP streaming media player. Supports decoding Ogg Vorbis as of the 1.03 firmware.
- Hermstedt's Hifidelio
- The Hifidelio is a music server in hi-fi format and designed to produce high-quality sound. It uses a CD/DVD combo drive and can thus rip Audio-CDs and read from DVD-Rs, and is also able to burn CDs. It has an in-built 4-port ethernet switch, a WLAN interface, can connect to the iPod and other portable players through USB 2.0. It can connect to other Hifidelios through the UPnP/AV standard and to iTunes shares (iTunes shopping is a future feature). The songs are stored on the 80 GB harddisk. Supported formats for decoding are: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV. The Hifidelio will be available from October, but for now it seems only in Germany.
- I-O Data's AVeL LinkPlayer 2nd
- This piece of hardware is a DVD player and a HDTV streaming client. It supports MPEG-2, DivX, XviD and WMV9 (WMV HD), as audio tracks PCM, AC3, MP3, AAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis. It can use ethernet, WLAN and USB 2.0 to connect to media. It is available in Japan from September.
- Kenwood's VRS-N8100, DVF-N7080
- The new line of networked hi-fi components are supposed to decode Ogg Vorbis over the Ethernet port: the A/V receiver VRS-N8100 and the DVD player DVF-N7080. They are available in Germany in September.
- KISS Technology's DVD player models (basically all)
- Except for one older model (the DP-330) all DVD/DivX players from Kiss can play Ogg Vorbis files from CD-Rs and CD-RWs (but reportedly have trouble with UTF-8 comments that aren’t also ASCII), as well as DivX (but not DivX Vorbis).
- There are reportedly problems with some versions of the firmware (2.6.6 ≤ x < 2.7.1), where playback is awful for a bitrates greater than 128Kb/s.
- Microsoft's Xbox
- The Xbox is a gaming console based on PC hardware, including a 733 MHz processor, 8 GB harddisk, a DVD drive and an Ethernet port. The console can be modded to allow the installation of third-party software, such as the Xbox Media Center project. Once installed the Xbox becomes a media center and streaming client. It supports vast amounts of audio, video and picture standards, including Ogg Vorbis and FLAC.
- MP Sharp Technologies' Digital Jukebox
- The MPST Digital Jukebox is a Linux PC designed for audio playback and sold as a stereo component, which of course can play Vorbis.
- Netgem iPlayer (currently public beta software)
- The iPlayer is primarily a DVB-T receiver, which includes an in-built modem and can also use a small range of USB ethernet adaptors to connect to a network. Supported media formats include MPEG and MPEG2, MP2 and MP3, and in recent public betas Ogg Vorbis. Technical limitations in the USB controller limit the practical bandwidth of media to around 4 megabits/second. Perhaps the reason for the rather limited range of media formats supported is that the iPlayer is based on low-cost hardware - in the UK Netgem's own branded iPlayer usually retails for around £90. Netgem also host a forum. In addition to the Netgem branded iPlayer in the UK, branded devices are available from other manufacturers such as Teac (the ITV-D500, for the Australian market). With the imminent launch of DTT in France, Netgem is also expected to launch a model there.
- Neuston's Maestro DVX-1201
- This is a standalone DVD player that supports Vorbis.
- Nokia/Philips/Sagem DBox2
- This device, manufactured by Nokia, Philips and Sagem until 2002 in huge numbers for the German Pay-TV provider Premiere, is a DVB-C or DVB-S receiver. It features a 10Mbit Ethernet interface and a nifty graphics display. The original software on this device was always a bit flakey. The alternate Linux-based Tuxbox project includes an audio player that perfectly plays Ogg Vorbis files from a NFS or CIFS share. Streaming is in beta state.
- PhatNoise's Home Player
- The Home Digital Media Player uses the same cartridges as the PhatBox, and supports Ogg Vorbis out of the box.
- SkipJam's iMedia Audio Player, iMedia Player Pro
- The iMedia Audio Player is a streaming client with two Ethernet ports and supports MP3, WAV, PCM, WMA, AAC, AC3 and Ogg Vorbis. It has two digital (optical/coaxial) and one analog output. The pro version can stream the same formats also through in-house power lines.
- Sony's Playstation 2
- The Medio Digital Media Player transforms the Playstation2 into a streaming client, supporting various audio and video formats, including Ogg Vorbis.
- Pontis' MediaServer MS 300
- The website stupidly doesn't mention Ogg Vorbis support, but it is there, along with MP3. The MS 300 is a music server that runs Linux and comes with 80 or whopping 300 GB of storage. It has an ethernet port that lets other desktops access the music via Samba, and supports hardware streaming clients that use the Slimserver protocol (Slimdevices, Roku). The USB port and the memory card slot can be used to read in music from portable players and photos from digital cameras. Pictures can be viewed via SCART on the TV.
- Roku's HD1000, M1000, M2000
- Roku's streaming audio clients support the Slimserver from Slimdevice's products (for details see below).
- Slimdevice's Squeezebox
- The Squeezebox is a streaming receiver, that uses LAN or WLAN to stream audio. It supports decoding of MP3 and raw PCM. The server software is open source and available for a number of platforms and decodes other formats, like Ogg Vorbis and FLAC, on the fly to PCM before streaming. The server runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and other systems.
- Transgear's DVX-500E
- This gadget is a DVD player and streaming client. It supports MPEG-1/-2/DivX/Xvid/VOB/DVB and WAV/MP3/WMA/AAC/Ogg Vorbis and JPG/BMP/GIF/TIF/PNG.
- Umax/Yamada DVX-6600
- For the DVD/DivX player DVX-6600 a future firmware is supposed to be able to decode Ogg Vorbis, but there is no release date yet.
- Yamakawa's DVD-375
- The Yamakawa DVD-375 supports Ogg Vorbis.
- Kenwood's Music Keg
- The Music Keg uses the same system as the PhatBox above, which means Ogg Vorbis support is available.
- PhatNoise's PhatBox, Home Player
- The PhatBox is a audio entertainment system for the car. It uses a cartridge to store the music, and it can be filled with music through a docking station for the PC. As of version 3.1 of the desktop software (Phatnoise Music Manager), ogg vorbis is supported out of the box.
- GenNetwork's GenMedia DivXStorage
- This is an external harddrive as a video storage to connect to TV sets. It comes in various versions and storage sizes. It comes with USB 2.0 and a remote control. HDTV resolution, 5.1 sound and the following file formats are supported: MPEG-4/DVD/VCD/SVCD/AudioCD/JPEG/MP3. For the [3,5" http://www.gennetworks.com/pro_genmedia02.htm] and deck version OGG format is mentioned.