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Subject: Re: new extension for talkbox directory clip: ".dirname.tbx"
From: Brian Wolven (brian.wolven_at_verizon.net)
Date: 2004-04-10


[IDC]Dragon wrote:

> Most of the people voted in favour of a different extension for the talkbox
> directory clip, so it doesn't interfere with whatever mp3 file handling you
> may be doing. I have now renamed it to ".dirname.tbx" instead of
> ".dirname.mp3".
> Whenever you as a talkbox user upgrade to the current build, you will have
> to follow this. Either by mass-renaming the files, or by re-generating them
> with an updated script. I don't know if and how Windows can bulk rename files
> recursively (suggestions welcome), but it least you can delete them all:
> Use the Explorer to search the Archos drive for ".dirname.mp3", then select
> all results with Ctrl-A and delete them with Shift-Del.
> Linux has certainly ways to rename them recursively, but I'm no console
> warrior. Again, suggestions are welcome.
>
> I have updated my mirror of Brian's talkbox generation script:
> http://joerg.hohensohn.bei.t-online.de/archos/speech/mp3ClipGen.vbs
> If you use another one, it should be no problem to change the extension with
> a text editor.
>
> Sorry for the inconvenience,
> Jörg

To minimize the inconvenience, here's a version of the script that will
rename any existing .dirname.mp3 files to the new .tbx extension if such
a file does not already exist. If you've got the OverwriteTBX flag set
to true (it is false by default), or a .tbx file already exists, it'll
just delete the old .dirname.mp3 file to help you clean up. For most
people and most cases, you won't need to change any of the default
settings. You may want to wait and see if Jörg wants to change any of
the Lame options before generating new clips (as opposed to just
renaming old ones), just in case.

http://mysite.verizon.net/brian.wolven/Rockbox/Talkbox.zip

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