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Subject: Re: Talkbox for Dummies
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-04-04


nice write up dude :)

At 01:50 04/04/04, you wrote:
>d bean wrote:
>
>>I heard about talkbox a long time ago, but I have not kept up on it.
>>In the most basic way possible, how do I install/use talkbox. What are
>>all of the files that I will need to have? Where can I get them? What
>>should I do with all these files? How do I use the features? Can I
>>record - using my built in voice recorder - my own "talking" files?
>>I am running a flashed FM recorder 20 and am using the 04/01/2004 daily
>>build. Thanks.
>
>There are really two separate voice options available. The talking menus
>were added to rockbox by Joerg, and require the english.voice file to be
>placed in your .rockbox\langs directory, as mentioned by Glenn. This is
>supported by all daily builds since March 27, but you'll want to grab both
>an updated build and the corresponding new voice file (linked in Glenn's
>post) so that the versions match properly. If you hit the F1 key to access
>your rockbox settings, you will see a set of voice options in there now.
>You can choose to have menu items spoken, file numbers spoken, and folders
>spoken as numbers (with no additional files needed) or as the actual
>folder names. You can choose between having the folder names spoken on
>entering the folder or while hovering, also. The speaking of folder names
>was originally the 'talkbox' patch by John Covici, which was then folded
>into the mainstream rockbox code, also by Joerg.
>
>If you'd like to have your music folder names spoken, then you need to
>place a small mp3 clip called .dirname.mp3 in each folder you'd like to
>have read. You can do this yourself, or use a VBScript (if you have a
>windows machine) to have it done automatically using the default voice you
>have selected in the control panel. Just hook your archos up to your PC
>and then drag the folder containing your music files and drop it on the
>script. The folder will be processed recursively, so all subfolders will
>be done at the same time. The VBScript can be grabbed at either
>
>http://mysite.verizon.net/brian.wolven/Rockbox/Talkbox.zip
>or
>http://joerg.hohensohn.bei.t-online.de/archos/speech/mp3ClipGen.vbs
>
>Talkbox.zip has both mp3Clipgen.vbs and another script that makes
>playlists of all songs in a folder, excluding the .dirname.mp3 files. It
>works on a drag and drop basis also.
>
>I hope that helps - please ask if you have any additional questions.
>
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