For Christmas this year, one of my sisters gave me a SanDisk Sansa e250. In my opinion, if you’re willing to do a little bit of tinkering (or maybe more than a little), many MP3 Players can be better than an iPod. Especially if you factor in price.
As it turns out, for this specific player, SanDisk did an awuful job with the firmware (software). Most things I’ve figured out though. In the process I discovered a forum great for any MP3 players other than the iPod, Anything but iPod. I also discovered Rockbox to replace the SanDisk firmware. Both firmware’s have their up sides, but after using both, Rockbox is starting to come out on top.
After much googling, I managed to figure out the formats needed for the files and get them scripted. Now it’s pretty much Drag’N’Drop to get photos, video, and music onto the player. I’ve posted what I’ve discovered and the scripts I wrote over on the ABI forums. If you’re interested, you can find that topic here.