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Aaron N. Tubbs

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USB is swell. Firewire is swell. That said, portable audio players should have:

  • An ethernet connection (wireless is fine, but I prefer wires, or a modular choice)
  • A web server
  • Some simple remote file transfer mechanism, be it SMB, SCP, SFTP, FTP

This web server/file transfer combination transforms any portable media player into a jukebox for a stereo.

Maybe it just makes sense to sell a hardware device that plugs into an iPod/iRiver USB port that facilitates file transfer and unit control.