Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: new blind user here with lots of questions
Re: new blind user here with lots of questions
From: Andreas Stemmer <groovingandi_at_gmx.de>
now _that_ is a long list of questions. I'll start and do my best, I
Sarai D. Bucciarelli wrote:
Did you notice that there's also a pdf and an open office version of the
> 2. What exactly is flashing the Rock Box, what are advantages and
After switching on your jukebox, it executes a program which is stored
or manual chapter 7: Rockbox in flash
> 3. How do I tell the status of my battery and the time?
IIRC the battery status and the time are spoken in the info menu.
> 4. In the manual it says something about a safe way to shut down the player,
If you have a new recorder model (V2), simply hold the off button. It
> 5. Under the rock box menu, there is a choice for version, but when I hit
Nothing, there's only a screen displaying the version you've loaded at
> 6. What do the other f keys do? I push them and nothing happens.
They invoke a short menu (in combination with other keys). Read chapter
> 7. How do I create and edit play lists? When I click on creating a play
Are you sure. Normally your hard disk should spin up and a play list of
> Can I use winamp to create them?
Yes, rockbox reads winamp m3u-playlists fine.
> Can I add or remove songs from play lists?
The normal way of generating playlists in rockbox is to select songs or
> I now have music in folders, should I put them in
If you use playlists, you still need the mp3s of course. Playlists are
> 8. Some times the speech won't read all of the word in the menus, is this a
No, the voiced menus have to fit in your 2 MB memory of the jukebox,
> Can I make the speech read faster?
You would have to create your own voice font for this. Have you tried
> Can you guys make it read
or manual chapter 2.7 Voice
> 9. How can I get the info on screen to read when the song is playing?
Doesn't work due to hardware limitations.
> 10. I can't get anything to read when charging the player. What do I do?
If you plug in the charger and your jukebox was switched off before, the
> 11. According to the FAQ, Archos won't support wma files, but if I buy them
If you don't have any copyright limitations, yes.
> 12. Can Archos support books from Audible?
No, you have to convert them to mp3s
> 13. Can I delete the other langs b/s English, and the fonts and games from
You can delete them, but it won't save you much space. In any case, they
> 14. Kurzweil is an OCR program that is for blind users, you can create MP3's
Yes, if they are ordinary mp3s.
> 15. You guys keep coming out wiht a daily build, do I have to download these
You don't have to download the daily build every day. Regard it as
> 16. I just downloaded the daily build and not V 2.3, is that okay? It seems
Yes, that's fine.
> 16. Archos is coming out with a new 20 GB player, I can't remember the name,
Unlikely. Do you mean the Gmini? The main developers are currently
> 17. The rock box players that can store photos and movies, I can see some
> 18. The manual touched on a car adapter, is this a charger? If so, where
If you use your jukebox in a car and have a charger for the car
> 19. Is there an adapter I can buy to play the music through the car stereo?
Depends on your car stereo. Some have direct line in possiblities
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