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This is what I use to listen to music every single day, it's light, resistant, repairable, standard, carries 64GB of music and will play music for nearly 100 hours.

I paid 16$ for it.

@eli_oat It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.

@emacsomancer @thegibson It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.

@thegibson It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.

@neauoire Yeah, I remember you shared that. I'm also thinking about getting that board eventually. What do you use to power it?

@neauoire Ah, cool; thanks. And you use a USB LiPo recharger to recharge that, I guess?

@raelzero yup, I have the tiny battery connector board from adafruit.

@neauoire Sweet! Thanks for the info. I'll get those too.

@neauoire I got one a little while ago as well, both for offline play and to see how it works I that I could build my own.

@Merristasis @neauoire I got mine from here: elecrow.com/bluetooth-audio-re

The one that arrived has a different PCB layout from the one pictured but the functions are the same.

@drisc
will be interesting to see an updated model of this once the new #BluetoothLEAudio with #MultiStreamAudio support is released. :)
@Merristasis @neauoire

@drisc @Merristasis @neauoire Does it also transmit audio via Bluetooth from the SD card, or is it just a receiver?

Thank you for the link, I'm going to grab one to test now ^^

@drisc You should solder the battery connector, it works better than from USB.

@neauoire I think I have some spare 1000mAh batteries in the component rack, that should make it last a while haha

Do you know if the battery will charge from the usb?

@drisc I don't think it will, I use a dedicated board for that at home. I have a lipo charging dock I love to use.

@neauoire Cool, I didn’t see any charging ICs on the board, just wanted to be sure.

Time to break out the charger that I got when we visited the Pimoroni warehouse.

@drisc @neauoire I've got one of these now, and I can't get mp3s to play off an SD Card or USB. All I can get is static on FM (no antenna attached), when I hit play it silences the static and nothing happens ><. Formatted both the micro SD and the USB as fat32. No instructions came with mine. Halp?

@missy20201 It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.

@neauoire wow that sounds really cool! Thanks for explaining :)

@neauoire Does this have means to select tracks by metadata or build/use any kind of db of what it has? Where can I see more about it?

@slowfallinward It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.

I just put a whole bunch of music I like on th SD card and shuffle play through it.

@neauoire is there a board layout anywhere for that, i could model a case for that in a few hours..

@fleeky There might be one on electrow, I made myself one with wood and four spacers, works really well.

@neauoire Organization and ability to quickly swap albums/artists/whatever, as well as DAC quality, are what I think dictates audio player quality of exp. mostly. Rockbox is trash at this in a lot of ways -- I can listen to FLAC, but it outright freezes on the APE I've fed it, and if you have large album art or hundreds of gigs of music it likes to become unresponsive. That's what I'd like solved with something like this, that mostly was with the original iPod firmware minus it being closed source and having asinine format restrictions

@slowfallinward I guess it doesn't only depend on Rockbox, but also on the player? I've only had issues with large album art, but overall I've been happy with it (and I dread the day my Sansa player will die - apparently the newer versions don't support Rockbox at all)

If you're not in a mobile situation, have you explored using a Raspberry Pi as an mp3 player? I do that at home (as an alarm clock) and at work (using MPD) and it's quite alright!

@neauoire can it play FLAC files?

It looks like it would be a neat board to hack on.

@paul I don't have any flac file but I think it supports that format.

@paul @neauoire

sad that it doesn't support opus, but i can live with the codecs it supports.
@neauoire @paul

trying to get my electronics lab working again. had to dismantle it temporarily since em and i moved in together last year. i have a bunch of parts that i'm itching to make stuff with.

@perflyst It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.

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