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Subject: RE: Voice Box updates

RE: Voice Box updates

From: rob powell <rob_at_rinty.plus.com>
Date: 2005-11-03

Hi Rocker, I think you've gone a bit low in terms of the bit rates there, I
used 32KB at 22500 mono. If you're books have been recorded in 16KB mono,
just reduce the bit rate to 44, and go for it.

In terms of converting from .ogg to .mp3, cdexe is free and will do it for
you. You'd better start it off and go to bed though, as it takes a while.
Get it from www.jflite.com. It used the lame MP3 encoder, which is OK, but
I've had a few probs with on longer recordings.

If you want to pay, a more flexible alternative is ez CD creator which does
loads of things, it's a ripper, a creator, and file converter. It's about
$30, from www.poicosoft.com. Alternatively goldwave will do it, can't
remember the URL, but type goldwave into google, and it should be the first
entry.

All these programmes work well with JFW, OK with wineyes, but I can't speak
for any other screen-reader.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Rocker
Sent: 03 November 2005 00:52
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Voice Box updates

C wrote:
I made the change to add support for ogg files and it worked great. I made
the voice clip and transferred it to my Iriver IHP 120 and it worked great.
I would like to say thank you very much because most of my books are in ogg
format and now I don't have to hear the file names spelled out.
* Great work you programmer you! I'll wait for the update That Brian is
working on.

A question about OGG files.

I would like to start converting MP3's to OGG. I'd like some advice on
comparative bit rates. If I rip a 160 kbs 16 khz stereo MP3 from a CD, how
much smaller could I rip the file to OGG while maintaining the same quality?
How about an 32 kbs 8 kHz mono for my audio books?

Thanks...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "C_no_C" <cnoc@wi.rr.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: Voice Box updates

>I made the change to add support for ogg files and it worked great. I made
> the voice clip and transferred it to my Iriver IHP 120 and it worked
> great.
> I would like to say thank you very much because most of my books are in
> ogg
> format and now I don't have to hear the file names spelled out.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> C
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jens Arnold" <arnold-j@t-online.de>
> To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:55 AM
> Subject: Re: Voice Box updates
>
>
>> On 01.11.2005, Brian Wolven wrote:
>>
>> > extension = LCase(Right(Name,3))
>>
>> > If ((extension="mp3") or _
>> > (extension="m3u") or _
>> > (extension="flac") or _
>> > (extension="ogg") or _
>> > (extension="wav") or _
>> > (extension="m4a") or _
>> > (extension="mp4") or _
>> > (extension="cfg")) Then
>>
>> > isVoiced = true
>>
>> > End If
>>
>> That'll never match .flac files, because "extension" will be "lac"
>> for these ;) On a related note, I think it's better to include
>> the dot when checking for extension. Furthermore some extensions
>> are missing, even for the archos.
>>
>> My suggestion would be as follows:
>>
>>
>> extpos = InStrRev(Name, ".")
>>
>> If (extpos > 0 and extpos < Len(Name)) Then
>>
>> extension = LCase(Mid(Name, extpos + 1))
>>
>> If ((extension = "mp2") or _
>> (extension = "mp3") or _
>> (extension = "mpa") or _
>> (extension = "m3u") or _
>> (extension = "cfg") or _
>>
>> (extension = "mp1") or _
>> (extension = "ogg") or _
>> (extension = "mpc") or _
>> (extension = "a52") or _
>> (extension = "ac3") or _
>> (extension = "mp4") or _
>> (extension = "wav") or _
>> (extension = "flac") or _
>> (extension = "m4a") or _
>> (extension = "wv")) Then
>>
>> isVoiced = true
>> End If
>> End If
>>
>>
>> Ideally, the script should also be configurable for archos or iriver.
>> The extensions valid for both cases are clearly separated from
>> the ones only valid for iriver in my suggestion.
>>
>>
>> Hth, Jens
>>
>
>

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