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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, don't know what I wrote before, but I've just tried all 3 now.

www.jfwlite.com
www.goldwave.com
www.poikosoft.com
Good luck, and any questions...

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of David Pedersen
Sent: 03 November 2005 11:16
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Voice Box updates

Sorry, but are you sure about your www-links? I have tried them, but it
keeps telling me that the server is not available...

David

----- Original Message -----
From: "rob powell" <rob@rinty.plus.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 4:34 AM
Subject: RE: Voice Box updates

> 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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