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Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2006-03-20

Hi Wil you wrote:
Hi there.
If you install rockbox on the iPod, it would completely replace the existing
software on it, meaning that the menu's would be completely different to
what
they are at the moment for you.
On the plus side for blind users as I'm sure you are aware rockbox is able
to speak the menu's to you - a feature which has recently been made to work
on
iPods as well.
In terms of video, rockbox doesn't currently support any video on any newer
MP3 players, but as a blind user I can't imagine any benefit you would have
anyway - and the same goes for games.

Great points! Now that you got me excited about the IPOD, I am asking if
those of you who are running rockbox on them could explain the physical
layouts of the various models?

1) Are there touch screens involved? If so, which units?

2) this scroll wheel I keep hearing about. Is it virtual or is it an actual
scroll wheel like on a mouse?

3) Given that most blind folks prefer a tactile approach, which IPOD is the
most blind friendly as it relates to operational knobs, buttons etc, etc?

Tough questions but I hope you people will try to answer them as best you
can.

Thanks in advance...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Robertson" <aliask@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 1:23 AM
Subject: Re: rockbox Digest, Vol 7, Issue 39

Hi there.
If you install rockbox on the iPod, it would completely replace the existing
software on it, meaning that the menu's would be completely different to
what they are at the moment for you.
On the plus side for blind users as I'm sure you are aware rockbox is able
to speak the menu's to you - a feature which has recently been made to work
on iPods as well.
In terms of video, rockbox doesn't currently support any video on any newer
MP3 players, but as a blind user I can't imagine any benefit you would have
anyway - and the same goes for games.
Rockbox on the iPod has come a long way, and is almost at the stage where it
is completely useable with no crashes or any erratic behaviour.
I hope this answers your question,
Will.

On 3/20/06, Alex Gibbons <alex@gibbons81.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
>
> Hi there, I am a blinduser who is completey confused about the software on
> the ipod video I would like to know what is going on and how well the
> software works with the atual menus on the ipod video, and how they
> interact
> with the video side and games side I do not want to fork out a good sum of
> money on a 60g ipod until I know it all works if anyone on the message
> bord
> could get back to me asp that would be great
>
> From
>
> Alex gibbons
>
> alex@gibbons81.fsnet.co.uk
>
Received on Mon Mar 20 17:59:25 2006


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