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Subject: RE: Talkbox: Ideas for better name than "Thumbnails"?
From: Aman Singer (aman_at_asinger.net)
Date: 2003-05-31


Hi.
        The idea of having an application to scan the archos tree and
produce the .dirname file is an excellent one. You can use any recording
application you wish to capture the sound card's output if the sound
card supports recording the wav output. I've never seen a card that
doesn't, though cards call it by different names. Some call it "wav
record", others call it "what you hear", and I'm sure others have
different names for the same feature. To get the controls of the
feature, run
        Sndvol32 /record
        If nothing like "wav" or "what you hear" is in that box, try
going to options, then properties, and checking the box to show the
feature.
        Aman
          

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Brian Wolven
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 1:59 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: Talkbox: Ideas for better name than "Thumbnails"?

c s wrote:
>
> What Talkbox really needs more than a good setting
> name is a voice synthesis application or batch script
> that runs on Windoze and scans the whole Archos
> directory tree and automatically creates a
> .dirname.mp3 file in every directory.

It'd be easy to make a vbscript that recurses the music or playlist
folders and speaks the names using MS Agent. I've made a couple of
scripts for fun that scrape weather data from weather.com and then
"read" you the weather report, and I've written others to both generate
folder playlists and make clickable HTML pages of my music library. A
linear combination of those two scripts would generate all the sound
bytes easily. OTOH, I've never tried to generate an mp3 file with the
output. Any suggestions for a simple application to use to capture sound
card output? (either WAV or even straight to MP3 to cut out another
processing step...) If it has a command line interface I can call it
from the script as I go and generate all the mp3 sound clips as fast as
I can get the little agent characters to read them...



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