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Subject: RE: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

RE: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

From: Christy Schulte <christy_at_faylen.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 12:23:29 -0500

We did look at the beep volume, mostly to see if it would turn on beeps for
actions like recording but that seems to do nothing as far as we can tell.
What we're hearing though aren't normal beeps like a program would give.
They're more like bleeps or chirps, and they vary in pitch and sound.
They're very hard to describe but it sounds like what you might get from an
old hardware synthesizer that's going bad or is really heavily
overmodulated.
And they happen with playing music not just when the voice is talking.
Though perhaps we'll try a different voice file just in case, unless someone
else can verify this issue with recent builds?

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Paul Erkens
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 9:45 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

Hi Christy,

Thanks for telling me about long play to exit the recording screen. It's
better than tiring my power switch, because it feels so delicate. And
indeed, the voice turn off bug does not occur that way. Good to know.

Did you look at the beep volume in rockbox? I don't know if it helps to get
rid of your problem, where IAudio x5 makes random beeps, but I'd like to
know what it does and if you tried it.

Paul.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christy Schulte" <christy_at_faylen.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 1:33 AM
Subject: thanks, and some other questions and comments.

> Hi,
>
> Ok, well at least that clarifies that, and hopefully it can get fixed
> sometime soon. either way thanks for those steps, that helps a lot! By the
> way, to get out of the recording screen, it's also possible to use a long
> press on the play key... Now whether that's purposeful or not I'm not
> sure,
> but it does work and it doesn't turn off the voice menus that way.
>
> One other question, has anyone noticed their IAudio making random beeps
> and
> bleeps from time to time? This seems to happen both while the voice is
> playing and with actual mp3 songs, which tells me it's not the voice file
> we're using.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Paul Erkens
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 5:39 PM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: auto turning off of voice menus?
>
>
> Hi Christy and Amy,
>
> It's not normal behaviour as far as I know, that the voice feature turns
> off
> under certain conditions on an IAudio x5. I suppose it's a bug. I have an
> IAudio x5 myself, and it also happens sometimes when you exit the
> recording
> screen by holding the power switch a bit too long. You need to flick the
> power switch, to get out of the recording monitor screen. But if you keep
> it
> pushed up too long, the device shuts off and after turning it back on, the
> voice menus feature is set to no. To fix this if it does happen to you
> again, just do the following. First read, then try.
>
> If you have an option called "recent bookmarks" in your main menu, that
> item
> is at the top of the screen when you turn the x5 on. If you did not turn
> on
> the option for recent bookmarks however, the device powers up with the
> menu
> cursor on "files", to begin with. What you should do, is turn the voice
> option back on, and you can do that without speech feedback if you know
> the
> way through the menu system till voiced menus. Here's how to do that.
>
> 0. Power down and restart your x5, to have a well defined starting point
> for
> the menu cursor.
>
> 1. If the option for recent bookmarks is there, begin by arrowing down 4
> times, and you'll be on settings. If the unit powers up with the cursor on
> files, then settings is 3 times down from there. Of course you can't see
> what you're doing, but if you did not turn on the recent bookmarks
> feature,
> then you can be sure you are on files when you first power up.
>
> 2. Once arrowed down in the main menu, to go into the settings menu, push
> right.
>
> 3. You are now in the settings submenu, one level down from the main menu.
> The cursor in this menu will land on "sound settings", which is the top
> most
> item by default, inside settings. From here, arrow down once and you are
> on
> general settings.
>
> 4. Push right to enter the general settings submenu, which lies two levels
> down from the main menu.
>
> 5. In general settings, the new menu has playback at the top, and voice at
> the very bottom. It's easiest to arrow up once from here, so you jump from
> playback right to voice.
>
> 6. Again, push right to enter the voice menu. This is 3 levels down from
> the
> main menu.
>
> 7. In the voice menu here, the top most option is the one we need to turn
> on. It's named voice menus. Arrow right to enter the choice list for voice
> menus.
>
> 8. This list has yes and no, and because the unit did not speak when you
> turned it on, you know that the cursor is likely on "no". Arrow up or
> down,
> doesn't matter which you choose, and you'll land on yes.
>
> 9. Finally, push right to acknowledge.
>
> 10. Arrow up and down to test, and the voice should be back.
>
> So to summarize: from the main menu:
> 3 or 4 down to settings, and right to enter. one down, to general
> settings,
> right to enter. up, to get to voice, right to enter. Once landed on voice
> menus, go right to enter. Up once, to move from no to yes, then right to
> confirm yes.
>
> So: 3 or 4 down, 1 right, 1 down 1 right, 1 up 2 right, 1 up, 1 right. And
> ready you are.
>
> Paul.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christy Schulte" <christy_at_faylen.com>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 7:53 PM
> Subject: auto turning off of voice menus?
>
>
>> I'm curious, is it normal for rockbox, specifically on the IAudio, to
>> turn
>> off voice announcements when the battery gets low?
>>
>> We had a situation where Amy's IAuio was low on battery power, and when
>> she
>> tried using it after recharging it wouldn't talk. A sighted friend took a
>> look at it and discovered that the voice option was turned off. Curious
>> if
>> this is normal, and if so if there could be an option to disable that?
>>
>> Christy
>>
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>

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