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Subject: Re: Do you use the BEEP feature?

Re: Do you use the BEEP feature?

From: Amy <amy_at_faylen.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 16:45:13 -0500

I echo what Christy just said, only add a beep for when the recorder starts,
pauses, resumes recording, stops. Otherwise, a beep to indicate a
non-speaking part of the menus would be helpful. Immensely.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christy Schulte" <christy_at_faylen.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:57 PM
Subject: RE: Do you use the BEEP feature?

> I'm with Paul on this, with a few exceptions.
>
> Using the speech option, I don't really see a need for most beeps when
> pressing buttons. However, it would be very very useful in the recording
> screen. What I, personally, would like to see is a beep for starting
> recording, and a different beep for pausing. Again, if it means
> temporarily
> turning the monitor off, playing the beep, then turning the monitor back
> on
> and starting the recording that would be ok I'd think. Other than that I
> doubt I'd use beeps much, but maybe Amy would be a better judge of this.
>
> Christy
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se
> [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Paul Erkens
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:17 PM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: Do you use the BEEP feature?
>
>
> Hi Steve B,
>
> Currently, I don't use the beep feature because of its slow reaction speed
> after pressing a button. It's off here. But there are situations where it
> would be very useful to have, where it has not been implemented yet. Of
> course, moving the beep code away from the play routines into the button
> handling could be benificial because of the time difference that will
> probably result in, but there's another use.
>
> I understand that playback and recording are mutually exclusive, i.e. you
> can have one, but not the other at the same time. This makes implementing
> the beeps where I and many others want to have them, somewhat complicated
> I
> guess, but I'm not a developer so I don't really know.
>
> To answer your question: I don't personally need differently pitched beeps
> for different buttons I press. A good use for beeps where they are not yet
> implemented though, is in the recording screen while the rec monitor is
> on.
>
> We, blind folks, have no feedback on whether the device is recording or
> pausing. I screwed up several live recordings because of this. I have to
> go
> into the rec monitor, and press play to start recording. Pressing play
> again
> pauses, pressing it again resumes recording etc.
>
> It would be great if the device would issue a beep, just after it has gone
> into pause mode. To start recording, I don't need to hear anything
> personally. But pausing is important to be aware of, so that you don't
> accidentally record what you intended to leave out, and vice versa.
> Hearing
> a beep when going from rec into pause mode, would be really helpful. Even
> if
> the rec monitor has to be turned off for the time the beep is sounding,
> would not be a problem in my opinion.
>
> Do you know if something can be done about this, or would you find it
> worth
> investigating further?
>
> Paul.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "pondlife" <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:06 PM
> Subject: Do you use the BEEP feature?
>
>
>>I use the beep feature whenever I'm operating the player while driving.
>> It's useful as confirmation that I actually pressed the button,
>> especially
>> as crossfade can result in quite a delay before the track skip is
>> audible.
>>
>> I'd rather like the beep to operate when any button is pressed (well,
>> maybe
>> a shorter "click"), but it's currently part of the playback code (rather
>> than the button code), so maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick about
>> this and this isn't the main use for this feature.
>>
>> So could all users of this feature explain why they use it and whether
>> feedback on all keypresses would be useful. (Also would different
>> pitches
>> of short beep for different buttons be useful?)
>>
>> --
>> Steve B
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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