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Subject: Re: Voice UI big steps forward
From: [IDC]Dragon (idc-dragon_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2004-04-06


> To me the spelling modus is very useful, perhaps more handy than the
> .dirname.mp3, since it allows us also to browse plugins, cfg files etc.
> Joerg, I noticed that the first letter gets often swallen, and the first
> letter when browsing a list in alfabetical order is I'd say the most
> important.

In alphabetical order, it is often redundant. ;-)

> Would it be possible perhaps to avoid this by inserting some
> milliseconds pause before the first letter, or I don't know how this could
> be done technically, since I don't know the cause of this behaviour.

There is currently a problem with aborting a clip and changing to another. I
try to not break the mp3 frames, continue up to the frame end and even
insert a silent frame to eat up any bit reservoir, but this still happens. Somehow
the MAS doesn't like what I feed. Have to debug this more detailled some
day.

> The spelling, I think, could also be quicker, but this is probably
> connected with the length of the automatically generated "letter" mp3,
> isn't it?

Yes.

> If so, for the letters, someone could also trim the various 24 25
> segments mannualy, as to provide better handling of the spelling, since
> they won't never change. I could do this, If I have either the wave files
> or the existing files, but in mp3 format.

I suggest waiting a bit for the voice issue to "settle", i.e. which voices
we're gonna use finally.

> When in number modus, it would be useful, if, by pressing stop, the system
> would spell the file or the folder, or read the .dirname.mp3 file if
> present.
>
> When in spelling modus, the extension of the file is still spelled,
> wouldn't
> it be possible to pronounce it as mp3?

mp3 sounds the same as spelled, right?

> When hovering, Joerg, I think that having 2 options, hovering, like the
> present, and quick hovering, that would soon say the .dirname.mp3 file
> would
> be preferable, since I noticed that I usually end up waighting for it and
> my
> HDD continues to spinn for nothing.

I'm no big fan of options, Rockbox has way too many already. We'd rather
should find a reasonable timeout that works more or less for all. Recently I
have reduced it to 0.5 seconds, did you notice?
Probably it can be even lower, just above the button repeat time. The main
reason for the delay is that scrolling still works, it shoudn't try to read
dir clips while moving the cursor.

Jörg

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