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Subject: Re: Some newbie questions concerning the Ipod video

Re: Some newbie questions concerning the Ipod video

From: pondlife <pondlife_at_ntlworld.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 09:08:50 -0000

> 1. In the Rockbox manual, it says that the WPS (while Playing Screen) has
> certain components to it, such as album name, song name, artist name,
> track
> time and time elapsed. Is there a way to get Rockbox to speak these
> components as well? If so, can someone let me know how I can do that?

Not unless you can patch and build your own copy. However, if you enable
the "Follow Playlist" option (under Settings > General Settings > File View)
then you'll be able to speak the current filename by pressing SELECT or STOP
from the WPS. This takes you back to the file browser so you'll need to
press PLAY again to return to the WPS. (Sorry, I don't know what the
SELECT, STOP and PLAY keys map to on the iPod.)

> 2. I downloaded the voicebox program from the voice howto section of the
> wiki, in order for Rockbox to speak out the filenames and directory names.
> It does work wonderfully, my problem with it though is, it recorded the
> clips in Microsoft Sam. I have a variety of text to speech voices, such
> as
> ScanSoft voices, Neospeech voices and the like, and I would like to use
> one
> of them. There was a little blurb in the readme about setting the script
> up
> so you could use other voices but I really didn't understand what it said,
> or how to do it, so if someone could help I'd appreciate it greatly.

I would suggest you search the recent history of this list for the RBUtil
utility. This will let you select the voice and generate both filename
clips and voice files easily. There's a command-line version which is
easier to use with a screen reader, but someone else will need to confirm
that this offers this functionality as it's currently being developed.

> 3. Earlier in the day today, someone mentioned they had an Ipod video and
> I
> think he said he had it to where his would beep when he made a keystroke
> or
> something. Can you let me know how I can set mine to beep as well? Thanks
> for any help you all might be able to give.

The keyclick option doesn't always work well on iPods, but you might want to
give it a try. Look under Settings > General Settings > System > Keyclick.
There have been reports of it making a loud and unpleasant noise when you
enable this, so perhaps try it without having your earbuds in ;)

pondlife
Received on 2008-02-13


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