Sunday, March 18, 2007

Vibez Audio Player Supports Linux

The most recent episode (#29) of the Fresh Ubuntu podcast introduced me to the Vibez MP3 Player which supports the Linux operating system as well as the open Ogg Vorbis audio format.

I kind of wish I had one of these instead of my iPod Nano. Use of the iPod requires iTunes which doesn't run on Linux. Also, the iPod won't play music in the ogg vorbis format. The day my iPod stops working, I will probably buy one of these Vibez players - unless, of course, there are better alternatives for Linux by then.

You can buy the Vibez, which currently comes in 8 GB and 12 GB models, at Detailed tech specs are available at TrekStor.


Tuxi said...


I use gtkpod to interface with my iPod on Linux. Give it a try. I like it better than I liked iTunes.

On Ubuntu just "sudo aptitude install gtkpod".

SapperK9 said...

I've just got my Vibez 12GB FM and as it charges I've noticed from its homepage that it has a firmware upgrade. Thats good!

Its for Window$ (*.EXE)- thats bad!