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Subject: RE: MP3 clip and contravercial FM radio comment

RE: MP3 clip and contravercial FM radio comment

From: Maurice Press <mauricepress_at_enterprise.net>
Date: 2006-06-24

Hi Rob and all,
MP3 clip sorted, all speaking.

2 queries,
Firstly, interesting that the MP3 clip voice sounds like Microsoft Mike.
Can this be changed.
Now secondly, I've seen a lot of messages regarding FM Radio and reception
ETC.
I'm wondering however, whether at some point or another, we'll get an MP3
player with DAB. This is of course the way to go.

MAURICE PRESS
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE DISABILITY RESOURCE TEAM.

PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE:
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   1. Re: mp3 player suggestions (Rob Powell)
   2. Re: Voice sorted but directories still not spoken. (Rob Powell)
   3. RE: MP3 clip. (Maurice Press)
   4. playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140 (alex wallis)
   5. Re: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140 (Rob Powell)
   6. Re: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140 (Rob Powell)

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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:08:38 +0100
From: Rob Powell <rob@rinty.plus.com>
Subject: Re: mp3 player suggestions
To: Glenn at home <GlennErvin@cableone.net>, Rockbox
        <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <7.0.1.0.2.20060622130703.0225f258@rinty.plus.com>
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On a general point, radios on HD mp3 players are a joke, as there's
intefearance from the HD unit in the player. Sometimes this settles
down after you've been listening for a while and the HD spins down,
but not usually. the headphones with a remote in the middle are
especially useless for FM reception.
RobAt 01:55 22/06/2006, you wrote:
>Sometimes, the radio can do better with different headphones, as far as FM
>reception anyway, as the headphone cord is the antenna.
>Glenn
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <joerch.net@web.de>
>To: <reyuth1010@gmail.com>; <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:38 AM
>Subject: Re: mp3 player suggestions
>
>
>Hi, Brandon,
>I would take look at the Archos Ondio FM
>
>http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DeviceChart
>
>but only mp3 is possible. The radio is poor, but line in & mic works fine.
>3AAA-batts required. internal memory 128MB, external MMC card up to 4GB. I
>have an 4GB Ondio FM and I'm very pleased with that.
>
>
>Joerch
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 13:29:10 +0100
From: Rob Powell <rob@rinty.plus.com>
Subject: Re: Voice sorted but directories still not spoken.
To: Rockbox <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
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Hi Mauice, come over one day next week, bring your ipod, and I'll
show you how to do it. Cheers,
RobAt 10:58 22/06/2006, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>Firstly Thanks Rob and Jamie. Yes as soon as I downloaded the CVS voices
>they worked perfectly.
>
>Now I'm looking to use MP3 clip. At present my directories are spelt and I
>would like them spoken.
>
>Please would someone be kind enough to:
>* let me know exactly what I need to have; and
>* What I need to do with each file.
>
>I have looked in the Voicebox but do not have anything with a VBS
extention.
>
>Thanks list, its really supportive.
>
>
>
>
>MAURICE PRESS
>MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE DISABILITY RESOURCE TEAM.
>
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Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 14:48:38 +0100
From: "Maurice Press" <mauricepress@enterprise.net>
Subject: RE: MP3 clip.
To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
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Thanks to all especially Woody Anna, for the information.
Now all files and directories are voiced.

Thanks list.
 

MAURICE PRESS
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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: mp3 player suggestions (joerch.net@web.de)
   2. MP3 clip. (Maurice Press)
   3. Re: German Voice File (Grant Hardy)
   4. Re: MP3 clip. (Woody Anna Dresner)
   5. Re: jbr15 v2 HD? (Ronald Teune)
   6. Re: German Voice File (James Teh)
   7. Re: how to format drive? (Glenn at home)
   8. Re: mp3 player suggestions (Glenn at home)
   9. Re[2]: German Voice File (Arnaud)
  10. Voice sorted but directories still not spoken. (Maurice Press)

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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:36:35 +0200
From: joerch.net@web.de
Subject: Re: mp3 player suggestions
To: rockbox@cool.haxx.se
Message-ID: <372688825@web.de>
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>limbus wrote:

>Not all of the radios are poor.
>There are two different chips (samsung and philips IIRC) and one of
>them is significantly better.

Aah, so I think I the the poorer one.

Joerch
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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 14:51:39 +0100
From: "Maurice Press" <mauricepress@enterprise.net>
Subject: MP3 clip.
To: "Rockbox mailing list" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
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Hi All.
OK, I've successfully reinstalled the original voice I had and it works
fine on my ipod.

Now, I want to get my directories spoken rather than spelt.
Please would someone be kind enough to give me step by step instructions as
to how to do this. I have the voicebox files here but there doesn't seem
to be a VBS one. I also have the lame.mp3 file.

Thanks.

 

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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:11:18 -0700
From: "Grant Hardy" <grant_hardy@telus.net>
Subject: Re: German Voice File
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <004101c6955e$f3c116a0$6500a8c0@GRANT>
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Hey James, or someone, is there any way you could get a French voice file up

there with Reed or some other character?

Grant

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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 08:47:41 -1000
From: Woody Anna Dresner <wadresner@hawaiiantel.net>
Subject: Re: MP3 clip.
To: Rockbox <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <7.0.1.0.2.20060621084723.0263d608@hawaiiantel.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hi Maurice,

You can get instructions for creating voice clips at
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/VoiceHowto
or if you want directions from the perspective of a blind user, go to
http://www.hartgen.org/filenames.html

Cheers,
Anna
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 21:51:27 +0200
From: Ronald Teune <rtwolf@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: jbr15 v2 HD?
To: Rockbox <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <200606212151.28342.rtwolf@gmx.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1250"

Hi,

Nice explanation, but I can't totally agree with your last statement. The
spinup speed is very important I think; it is fully responsible for bootup
times (5400 vs. 4200 rpm has no meaningful effect on that). Also, if the
drive spins up faster it can spin shorter which could save some battery. The

most important specification is however the power usage of the disk.

Ronald

On Tuesday 20 June 2006 08:37, Rob Powell <"Rob Powell"
<rob@rinty.plus.com>>
wrote:
> Hi Denis, have a look on ebay, any 2.5 inch laptop replacement drive will
> do the trick. You'll probably struggle to get a new drive smaller than
> 20GB though. Fugitsu, IBM/Hitachi travelstar, and Toshiba drives have all
> been successfully used as replacements/upgrades. Generally speaking 4200
> spin speed will do the job, and will conserve batteries, however the new
> Western Digital 2.5 inch drives claim that their battery consumption on
> their 5400 RPM drives is the equivalent of a 4200. A 5200 will definitely
> make the unit boot faster, though the effect of putting rockbox into flash
> will be greater still. Spin speed doesn't generally matter too much, as
it
> spins up whilst your music is playing anyway.
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> Rob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]
On
> Behalf Of dennis barton
> Sent: 20 June 2006 05:51
> To: rockbox@cool.haxx.se
> Subject: jbr15 v2 HD?
>
>
> I think I have v2 of a jbr15.. Big fat rounded corners.
>
> The other day my hard drive wouldn't quite spin up, the it did, then it
mad
> an awful clanking sound, then no sound. Now, no sounds at all, and seem to
> not spin up.
>
> Bad drive, I assume.
>
> Any pointers on how to replace, and what low cost drive to use? Is there a
> FAQ on this I'm missing?
>
> Another 15-20gb drive is plenty big enough for me, so any pointers most
> welcome!
>
> |_e_/~ Dennis Barton <db@skylab2000.com>
>
> ) skylab2000
> ~\/\ Brainforest Productions, Los Angeles
> / http://skylab2000.com
>
>
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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 09:38:01 +1000
From: James Teh <jamie@jantrid.net>
Subject: Re: German Voice File
To: Rockbox <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <4499D859.3060206@jantrid.net>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Already one on the VoiceFiles page.

Jamie

Grant Hardy wrote:
> Hey James, or someone, is there any way you could get a French voice
> file up there with Reed or some other character?
>
> Grant

-- 
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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:53:31 -0500
From: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>
Subject: Re: how to format drive?
To: "Manuel Dejonghe" <manuel@dejonghe.de>, "Rockbox"
	<rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <003401c69596$4890a5b0$6a00a8c0@desktop>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-1"
That reminds me, I could boot up with GRML on a CD and format it as well.
Glenn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Manuel Dejonghe" <manuel@dejonghe.de>
To: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>; "Rockbox" 
<rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: how to format drive?
Swissknife failed a few times now, and I don't know why.
This week, a new version of the Gparted-Live-CD was released. That
means that you can download this 30MB image, burn it to a cd, boot
from that CD and format the archos with that.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
~lImbus
On 6/21/06, Glenn at home <GlennErvin@cableone.net> wrote:
> I think you should be able to hook it up via USB and
> format it.
> You will want it partitioned as a FAT32, if it is not partitioned already.
> A program called SwissKnife is often used for this.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dennis barton" <dbarton@pacbell.net>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 8:48 PM
> Subject: how to format drive?
>
> If I get a new drive for my JBRHD15, do I need to format it somehow a
> laptop before installing in the JBR?
>
> If not, how can the JBR even boot up, with no Rockbox on the hard drive 
> yet? 
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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:55:35 -0500
From: "Glenn at home" <GlennErvin@cableone.net>
Subject: Re: mp3 player suggestions
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>, <reyuth1010@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <003b01c69596$92ca43c0$6a00a8c0@desktop>
Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="iso-8859-15"
Sometimes, the radio can do better with different headphones, as far as FM 
reception anyway, as the headphone cord is the antenna.
Glenn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <joerch.net@web.de>
To: <reyuth1010@gmail.com>; <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: mp3 player suggestions
Hi, Brandon,
I would take look at the Archos Ondio FM
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DeviceChart
but only mp3 is possible. The radio is poor, but line in & mic works fine. 
3AAA-batts required. internal memory 128MB, external MMC card up to 4GB. I 
have an 4GB Ondio FM and I'm very pleased with that.
Joerch
_____________________________________________________________________
Der WEB.DE SmartSurfer hilft bis zu 70% Ihrer Onlinekosten zu sparen!
http://smartsurfer.web.de/?mc=100071&distributionid=000000000071
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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 08:12:30 +0200
From: "Arnaud" <xcopy@club-internet.fr>
Subject: Re[2]: German Voice File
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <200606220812300515.00120613@bbs.fehq.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"
guess you have not looked closely to the Rockbox Wiki.
I have made not less than three french voice files available for Rockbox
3.0, well actually post 2.5 as we know it now (LOL)
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On 21/06/2006 at 11:11 Grant Hardy wrote:
>Hey James, or someone, is there any way you could get a French voice file
>up 
>there with Reed or some other character?
>
>Grant
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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:58:02 +0100
From: "Maurice Press" <mauricepress@enterprise.net>
Subject: Voice sorted but directories still not spoken.
To: "Rockbox mailing list" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
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Hi All,
Firstly Thanks Rob and Jamie.  Yes as soon as I downloaded the CVS voices
they worked perfectly.
Now I'm looking to use MP3 clip.  At present my directories are spelt and I
would like them spoken.
Please would someone be kind enough to:
*	let me know exactly what I need to have; and
*	What I need to do with each file.
I have looked in the Voicebox but do not have anything with a VBS extention.
Thanks list,  its really supportive.
MAURICE PRESS
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE DISABILITY RESOURCE TEAM.
PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE:
HTTP//WWW.DISABILITYRESOURCETEAM.COM 
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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:33:59 +0100
From: "alex wallis" <wallis@andrelouis.com>
Subject: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140
To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <007c01c69612$1a4d0230$0501a8c0@alex>
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hi list.
i now have my player fully working after replacing the speech file i was
running an incompatible file which caused it to be unstable.
anyway i'm getting ready to rerip my cd collection to ogg format but i'm
having a problem. i ripped too test tracks last night just to see that they
would play on the player. the files played fine in winamp however when i
moved them to the player the files showed up fine. however when i pressed
play on them i got no sound out of them at all. this is odd as i can play
other ogg files fine on it. does anyone have any ideas? as its mainly for my
mp3 player that i'm doing the rerips to reduce gaps in between files.
thanks for your help.
alex.
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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 17:03:22 +0100
From: Rob Powell <rob@rinty.plus.com>
Subject: Re: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140
To: Rockbox <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <7.0.1.0.2.20060622170201.02231750@rinty.plus.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Hi Alex, don't know the details here, but it's worth checking whether 
the player you have will support .ogg files in the sample and bit 
rates your ripping at.  I know for example, that the iriver players 
won't support all .ogg bit rates and formats.  Hope that helps if 
not, bin the suggestion.  Cheers, Rob     At 16:33 22/06/2006, you wrote:
>hi list.
>i now have my player fully working after replacing the speech file i was
>running an incompatible file which caused it to be unstable.
>anyway i'm getting ready to rerip my cd collection to ogg format but i'm
>having a problem. i ripped too test tracks last night just to see that they
>would play on the player. the files played fine in winamp however when i
>moved them to the player the files showed up fine. however when i pressed
>play on them i got no sound out of them at all. this is odd as i can play
>other ogg files fine on it. does anyone have any ideas? as its mainly for
my
>mp3 player that i'm doing the rerips to reduce gaps in between files.
>thanks for your help.
>alex.
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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 17:04:40 +0100
From: Rob Powell <rob@rinty.plus.com>
Subject: Re: playing ogg files with rockbox on the h 140
To: Rockbox <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
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Oh, another thought, have you though of using something like goldwave 
to batch convert the MP3 files, rather than rewripping? you can 
elliminate silences in MP3 files that way too.  HTH,
Rob     At 16:33 22/06/2006, you wrote:
>hi list.
>i now have my player fully working after replacing the speech file i was
>running an incompatible file which caused it to be unstable.
>anyway i'm getting ready to rerip my cd collection to ogg format but i'm
>having a problem. i ripped too test tracks last night just to see that they
>would play on the player. the files played fine in winamp however when i
>moved them to the player the files showed up fine. however when i pressed
>play on them i got no sound out of them at all. this is odd as i can play
>other ogg files fine on it. does anyone have any ideas? as its mainly for
my
>mp3 player that i'm doing the rerips to reduce gaps in between files.
>thanks for your help.
>alex.
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