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Subject: Re: Voice Box updates

Re: Voice Box updates

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2005-11-03

Thanks Rob,

Your right. What's good for one is not always good for the other. I'll
play around a little bit and see. I will only choose OGG if I can keep
sound quality and reduce file sizes.

rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "rob powell" <rob@rinty.plus.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 2:46 AM
Subject: RE: Voice Box updates

> OH, Rocker, forgot to say. Any equivalent bit rate and sample rate .ogg
> file
> will be smaller than an MP3 equivalent. I think there's about 1/3
> difference, but don't quote me on that one. With .ogg, it's best I've
> found, to beep the sample rate relatively high, I.E. 22.5 or at lowest 16,
> and reduce the bit rate, I.E. to 32KB and certainly you don't need it
> higher
> than 48KB. Unfortunately the only real way to find out is to suck it and
> see, your idea of "acceptable" might be different to mine. I'm quite
> happy
> with AM radio quality for spoken word, but many people aren't. I spent
> too
> much time listening to old tapes and sports commentaries I guess..
>
> 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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Received on Thu Nov 3 14:31:22 2005


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