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Subject: Re: Daisy On Rockbox?

Re: Daisy On Rockbox?

From: Woody Anna Dresner <wadresner_at_hawaiiantel.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:22:45 -1000

At 06:31 AM 4/24/2007, you wrote:
> > What the smegging heckers is Daisy?

Hi,

DAISY is a system of creating digital talking books. The most useful
feature from the perspective of MP3 players is the ability to mark
the book up with multiple levels of headings. You can use as much
detail as you like, even marking up paragraphs and phrases if you
wish. DAISY players are aware of these levels and let you move
between them, easily skipping between chapters of a book, for
instance, or allowing you to go to a particular page. The idea is to
make an audiobook as easy to navigate as a hard copy print book.

The other major feature of DAISY is the ability to synchronize text
and audio, so that you could, for example, stop audio playback and
check the spelling of the word that was just spoken, using the text
version which is synchronized with the audio. This feature, I
imagine, would not be relevant to Rockbox-enabled MP3 players.

The reason speech compression was brought up is that most dedicated
DAISY players, typically CD players designed to play DAISY books on
CD, include it.

HTH,
Anna
Received on 2007-04-24


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