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Subject: Re: voice UI, step 1 committed (talking menus)
From: [IDC]Dragon (idc-dragon_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2004-03-16


Hello John,

> I will fix the talkbox patch to work with the voice ui, but one
> thing, and maybe they are already in the voice file, I would like to
> spell file names -- it may be slow, but much better than nothing.

This is planned and already prepared, you may have seen the talk_file()
function. You're welcome to maintain the talkbox patch, please use this function
for playback. It's not perfect yet, plays only 64kB, doesn't strip ID
headers. But we shoudn't use the normal file playback as this would trash our
voicefont in the (lower part of the) mp3 buffer, causing to reload it with any
"voiced" UI action, unnecessary lots of disk action then.

> on Mon, 15 Mar 2004 15:46:38 -0700 Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca> wrote:
>
> > Unfortunately I could never get the talkbox patch to work as I still not
> > have braved patches. Chicken? Well maybe. Would these to great
> > adaptations work simultaneously? It would be nice to have the voice UI
> read
> > the directories but obviously there would have to be a set format for
> > directory names etc. Maybe a good idea for us blind folks.

Yes, stay tuned. There is already a script available which walks the
directories and places a .dirname.mp3 clip in each one, using my "speak" TTS command
line tool. I've used it on my box, a very cool way to quickly get all
directories "voiced". No need for a special orginization.

Jörg

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