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Subject: Re: Fw: A little wish list for the blind
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-03-04


Check "english.lang" file in the source code, then you will not even have
to type them in :)

At 01:16 04/03/04, you wrote:
>How many different words are used in the file system of RockBox?
>If someone would send me the words, I would put them into MP3 using the A
>T&T voices.
>Glenn.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Touillaud Nicolas" <Nicolas.Touillaud_at_fr.thalesgroup.com>
>To: "'Rockbox development'" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 10:44 AM
>Subject: RE: Fw: A little wish list for the blind
>
>
>If I understood correctly, the mp3-lag thing was related to the fact that,
>at each move, a mp3 is loaded from the disk and played.
>In [IDC]Dragon's roadmap, the memory is used as a buffer containing all the
>necessary mp3s for the menu (or the dir if this is merged with the talkbox
>patch), ready to be played through the hardware: no more lag.
>
>Nicolas
>
>
>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : Kevin Jones [mailto:kevinj_at_tds.net]
>Envoyé : mercredi 3 mars 2004 17:08
>À : Rockbox development
>Objet : RE: Fw: A little wish list for the blind
>
>
>is the time lag of mp3s dependant on their bitrate? if you used a lower bit
>rate maybe the lag would be less?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
>[mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Brian Wolven
>Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 10:23 AM
>To: Rockbox development
>Subject: Re: Fw: A little wish list for the blind
>
>
>BlueChip wrote:
> > "Using the MP3 sounds might be okay, but there is a time lag in the
> > MP3 sounds"
> >
> > Why's that then?
> >
> > "we would not want our menus to use MP3 files"
> >
> > Then we should not waste any further time on this project.
>
>AFAICT there was only one 'objection' in his post, and that was time
>lag.
>
>The statement was (with slight editing of punctuation only):
>
> >Using the MP3 sounds might be okay, but there is a time lag in the MP3
> >sounds that might be frustrating enough that we would not want our
>menus to
> >use MP3 files as opposed to synthetic speech.
>
>If the time lag is not an issue, then the use of mp3's is not an issue.
>It seems to me that with the available hardware it is far more likely
>for Jörg to come up with a method for doing [nearly] lagless mp3 menu
>reading (once in the UI and not actively playing music) then it is to be
>able to do any form of text-to-speech conversion on the fly. What is the
>estimated lag time (due to processing load, etc.) for reading of menu
>items by the not-yet-invented T-T-S engine, BTW? =P
>
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