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Subject: Re: Fw: A little wish list for the blind
Date: 2004-03-03

Ok, I followed this talking rockbox topic for a while and started to think
about a different option to make our machines talk.
What about "assembling" mp2 clips. Not the encoder way with frequency
analyzing, psycho acoustic processing, quantizing, rearranging and huffman
encoding, but only by merging together some pre-computed coefficients and
apply the necessary huffman encoding in the fastest possible way (since the
bitrate is not required to be ultra low).
I suggest mp2 instead of mp3 because it is simpler and should be easier to
The missing part is a software speech synthesizer generating appropriate
frequency/time informations for menu entries and file names on the fly.


At 19:48 22.02.2004, you wrote:

>From: Rocker
>Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:36 AM
>Subject: A little wish list for the blind
>Hello Rock Boxer's!
>First off, I am not a programmer so excuse me if I am out to lunch on this
>1). Would it be possible to write some code that would make the menus,
>folders, sub-folders accessible and configurable via the root directory/USB
>port on a windows XP based machine? This would give the blind access to
>them with their voice synthesizers.
>2).. If I can find someone to do so, can the talkbox patch be expanded to
>read all menu/sub-menu items? I.e.. sound/bass/up or down etc?
>I am getting frustrated because I cannot use all the features that your
>great work offers!
>Any comments and suggestions welcome...rocker


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