Rockbox.org home
release
dev builds
extras
themes manual
wiki
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
patches
dev guide



Rockbox mail archive

Subject: RE: new extension for talkbox clips (was Re: Installing Talkbox)
From: Aman Singer (aman_at_asinger.net)
Date: 2004-04-02


Hi, Brian.
        You said.

The script that generates clips doesn't care what the extension is, and
I'm sure it's a quick change to make the talkbox functions in rockbox
look for a different extension as well. You can use any one of the
various bulk renamers out there to fix any existing clips if it's a
hassle to regenerate them, too.

        I've already regenerated the sound files with your scripts many
times, Brian. If it were to be done manually, it would be a pain, but the
script makes it a snap that happens in a minute or two. I've regenerated
them to get new voices and so on, so it isn't a problem to regenerate. If
someone has done them manually, then renaming them should be simple enough.

 Changing the extension seems like the
easiest way to keep the talkbox stuff out of playlists and such. I guess
the only other question would be whether that extension - whatever it is
- is a "supported" file according to rockbox. At this point even that
doesn't really matter, but it might if someday there is support for
making the clips directly with rockbox - recording from the microphone
or whatever.

        Perhaps I don't understand, but couldn't rockbox just make a
recording under a temporary file name, then rename it to .dirname.tbx or
whatever it has to be, and put it in the present user directory? Does it
have to be necessarily "supported" for this to happen?
        

Should we go ahead and start a long acrimonious thread about what the
extension should be now, or save that for later? =P

        Oh how I love long acrimonious threads. Let's do it now, I don't
want to postpone my fun <laugh>. Seriously, though, so long as it's not
.m3u, .pls, .rock, .rn, or .wma, it should work fine. What about .rsf or
.tbx? You could also have .nam/.name, .dir, .tal/.talk, and a million other
things. Should provide fodder for debates for weeks, nay months, to come :)
        Aman
 

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Brian Wolven
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 10:38 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: new extension for talkbox clips (was Re: Installing Talkbox)

Aman Singer wrote:
> Hi.
> I don't see any reason to keep the MP3 extension if it's
> inconvenient. So long as it's just a change of extension, and the files
> still contain MP3 data, it's by no means difficult to deal with for
talkbox
> users and would make other peoples' lives easier.
> I would, however, like to keep the TBX files in their directories.
> They're easier to manage, IMHO, in that way, than concatenated or in a
> separate directory, and it seems that simply changing the extension would
> get rid of the problem of the files being included in playlists.
> Aman

The script that generates clips doesn't care what the extension is, and
I'm sure it's a quick change to make the talkbox functions in rockbox
look for a different extension as well. You can use any one of the
various bulk renamers out there to fix any existing clips if it's a
hassle to regenerate them, too. Changing the extension seems like the
easiest way to keep the talkbox stuff out of playlists and such. I guess
the only other question would be whether that extension - whatever it is
- is a "supported" file according to rockbox. At this point even that
doesn't really matter, but it might if someday there is support for
making the clips directly with rockbox - recording from the microphone
or whatever.

Should we go ahead and start a long acrimonious thread about what the
extension should be now, or save that for later? =P

_______________________________________________
http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockbox

_______________________________________________
http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockbox



Page was last modified "Jan 10 2012" The Rockbox Crew
aaa