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So, my Zen Vision: M decided to take a dump on me yesterday. Went to switch songs, and it froze. So, I tried to turn it off, and it came up to the "Shutting Down" screen, and then sat there for a long time (like, over an hour) with no progress. Then, hit the Reset, and after it went through the rebuilding process, it came with a screen that said "Firmware Problem" and didn't do anything, even power down. So, I took it home, plugged it into the USB port, downloaded the latest Firmware for it, and my PC won't recognize the player...

So, now I am in the market for a new MP3 player. I don't need anything obscenely huge, but I need something a decent size, because I am about to make my portable audio awesome.

All of my PC Music is in FLAC, and if I could get a player capable of supporting Rockbox, that would make my life far easier than having to rip all of my CDs to 320 KB MP3s all over again (I just got done doing that to my Zen about a week ago). So, what are some of the best Rockbox-Compatible players out there? I am looking for probably larger than 30GB, but I won't need like 160GB or anything ridiculous. I don't really rip DVDs or do videos on my MP3 players, so no need about 4GB movies on there. I am just looking for a player that I can put Rockbox on, has a good headphone-out (capable of driving my A900s, and my Kramer-Modded Marshmallows, plsu upgrades some day) and will serve as a good source for a portable amp some day down the road.

So, any and all suggestions will be very welcome, and if you help me enough, I just might have something for you as a reward. Maybe even, a Rep+?

We'll See,
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http://www.rockbox.org/

Lists all the compatible players. Pick your favorite.
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iPod video of any flavor.
    
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http://www.rockbox.org/

Lists all the compatible players. Pick your favorite.
Well, I knew that. I just meant, I have never heard or used an Archos, Cowon, iRiver, or Olympus, but I have read good things on Head-Fi, and wanted to see if people here had some experiences.
    
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Well, I knew that. I just meant, I have never heard or used an Archos, Cowon, iRiver, or Olympus, but I have read good things on Head-Fi, and wanted to see if people here had some experiences.
Cowon D2s are supposed to have great sound quality, but only go up to 8 GBs, I believe.
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Cowon D2s are supposed to have great sound quality, but only go up to 8 GBs, I believe.
Actually, they do go up to 16GB . I am considering getting one also, since they support lossless formats and as Namrac said the sound quality is one of the best. Also, they support add-in memory cards that would boost their size to 32GB I believe, SDHC cards go up to 16GB I think. Cowon D2 16GB - D2 Specs
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You sure you've done everything for your Zen? I used to have a Zen Nano Plus and it had a very similar problem. Froze while I was changing songs, and wouldn't respond. Creative said update the firmware, which caused the player to no longer be recognized by Windows.

When you turn on and plug into USB, does windows say found new hardware for a "Recovery Device" or "STMP3500"? Cause if it does that's exactly what happened to me, so you need to download a new driver from Creative for it. The link they sent me isn't valid, but you could try contacting Creative tech support. Some of the best I've dealt with.

EDIT: Once I did that I could finish updating the firmware and then it was fine.
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Actually, they do go up to 16GB . I am considering getting one also, since they support lossless formats and as Namrac said the sound quality is one of the best. Also, they support add-in memory cards that would boost their size to 32GB I believe, SDHC cards go up to 16GB I think. Cowon D2 16GB - D2 Specs
Actually, there are 32 GB SD cards, I believe. D:
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Actually, there are 32 GB SD cards, I believe. D:
I don't have like $300 for add-on memory though, lol.
    
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