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Subject: Re: Rockbox No Longer Speaking

Re: Rockbox No Longer Speaking

From: Dj Paddy <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 22:55:14 -0000

Hi Dominick,

That's great, thanks for the instructions.

I am Visually Impaired.

Unfortuantely it's not creating voice files.

I see the odd .wav scattered through a few number of folders, almost as if
the process started and failed.

I could see that the Abort button after hitting Install quickly turns to OK.

Plus the drive wasn't writing.

Dj paddy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dominik Wenger" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: Rockbox No Longer Speaking

> Hi,
> Am i right in thinking that you are visually impaired ?
> And yes, rbutil isnt to good to use with a tts.
> I wrote in an earlyer mail a "howto" to generate voice files. (at the end
> of this mail)
> For Talkfiles its nearly the same, but instead of the voice generation
> dialog we head to the talkfile creation dialog.
> This dialog has first an input to specify where the talk file should be
> generated (ie. somewhere on your ipod), there is also next a button to
> browse and select such a location.
> Next comes the Change button which brings you to the configuration of TTS
> and encoder.
> And then there are various checkboxes to configure the talk file
> generation, (for a start you can leave them all checked).
> The rest should be the same as for the voicefile creation.
> Now a quote from the other mail, ie voice generation:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> So to create a voice file, you can use the "Actions" menu (via alt) with
> this you can directly jump to the voice generation dialog, and this menu
> is well voiced.
> In the "Create Voice File" Dialog there is a dropdown menu at the top
> which selects the language to generate. (if you open the dropdown with
> alt+down jaws reads the entrys).
> Under this drop down there is a "Change" Button which lets you directly
> jump to the configuration of the TTS engine and the encoder.
> In the Configuration dialog there is also a dropdown to select the TTS
> engine (use "Sapi5 TTS Engine" for a start). Then there is a button to
> configure the selected TTS. (for sapi you dont have to change anything,
> maybe the language).
> Below is the same for the Encoder. (Set it to rbspeex, and leave the
> configuration of it on default).
> Use OK Button to close the dialog, and navigate to "Install". Then a
> Progress windows shows (Jaws announces it, but doesnt read the contents).
> The generation takes a long time, so be patient. At the end Jaws told me
> "100 %" then you can close the window with the button on it, und with luck
> you have a working voice file on your player :-)
> Unfortunatly there is no good way to know if something failed.. (maybe
> rbutil should play a sound if it errors ? :-) )
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> hope i could help.
>> I hit auto-deteck and it installed fine.
>> What is or what I'm meant to do with it I've no idea.
>> I tryed generating talk files with the voicebox script and they're still
>> not playing on the device...
>> I'm not asking for a step-by-step evena pointer to docs would do if you
>> dont' have time.
>> Thanks,
>> Dj Paddy
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