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Subject: Neo35 car player (was: Useful features)
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-04-19


>I wrote the voice UI because we have a number of blind users. (They probably
>will write you a follow-up on what's useful). I happened to just had created
>the necessary infrastructure (playing clips from memory) for the video
>plugin. So I felt I would be the best candidate to help out there. Since I
>increasingly want to use the box in the car, this and Talkbox was also a
>feature for me.

This has just reminded to mention this on the ml...

The Neo35 (SSI + Knobby) have just added "Speech Support" to their units
...but it requires that you open the player and replace the firmware chip.

This suggests (firstly) that the firmware chip is socketed - nice to know.

But WHY replace the chip? Maybe the MP3 file is held in ROM? But they
suggest that it will read filenames.

So do they have a TTS engine?
How big is this chip?
What is in it?
Do you need to create MP3 files to make it work?
What planet is this?

Does anyone here actually have a Neo35?

> > I've just checked the NoDo list, and I didn't saw those features that
> > could
> > be very useful:
> > _ an option to check the size and other properties of a file or a
> > directory
> > _ an ID3 tag editor
> > _ to move files from a directory to another one
>
>Again, features are very subjective. I personally can't see me using any of
>the above, file manipulation is way better done at a PC.

fwiw, I'm all in favour of moving files without a PC - not a request, not a
complaint, just an opinion.

If anyone wants it badly enough to code it, I am sure that adding
file-stats to the wps would be simple enough - or even simple to just
display the file-stats on a new screen ...Pierrot, how good are your C
programming skills?

BC

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