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Subject: Re: Check out these voices man

Re: Check out these voices man

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2006-02-11

Sorry Arnaud. Called you Manuel by mistake...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocker" <rocker@shaw.ca>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: Check out these voices man

Hi Manuel,

That's what I figured. It takes a lot of memory to run these voices. Too
bad though cause they sound great! I guess I was hoping beyond hope for
some kind of rockbox miracle.

Cheers...rocker
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arnaud" <xcopy@club-internet.fr>
To: <dfitzpat@computing.dcu.ie>; "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: Check out these voices man

absolutly.
I'm in contact with a non profit organisation that need to make
available medecines notices in mp3 format for the blinds, and the
folk at akapela group refused them to use their voices at any price,
except if they were willing to pay an outrageous amount of money.

So forget about it for Rockbox.
Anyway, I ahve tested these engine for a rockbox .voice file and these
voices generate too big audio clips for the overal size of the voice
file we can afford in Rockbox.

So really forget about it.

I'm sorry but that's the way it is.

On Sat, 11 Feb 2006 01:27:54 -0000, you wrote:

>Just read their licensing agreement and it talks mainly about development.
>In summary it says you can purchase the SDK to develop, but this "...in no
>way" permits the redistribution of the voice engine. It doesn't say
>anything about redistributing the files created with their engine. My
>instinct isn't good though as what I just read seems to suggest that they
>use hardware keys to protect their sdk, (unless you buy the one for
>mobiles;
>in which case it's a software key). That level of paranoia doesn't auger
>well!
Received on Sat Feb 11 16:14:36 2006


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