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Subject: Re: New players for the blind and Rockbox?

Re: New players for the blind and Rockbox?

From: Sean Inglis <registration.list_at_seani.justemail.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:02:02 +0100

Buddy,

That's more or less what I thought.

The only other issue may be the way the third option works - entering a
password before transfer to the player - but given what you've said, I'd
imagine the applicaton will only transfer to a specific model and there
may still be DRM issues?

Sean

> Perhaps I can clarify this issue somewhat.
>
> If he wants Rockbox on the actual NLS players, he can pretty much forget
> about it. Two reasons. 1) Rockbox would take away the ability to play the
> protected NLS content for which the players were designed, and (perhaps
> more importantly) 2) the player is the property of the Federal government
> and on loan to you. Thus, you're not really allowed to reverse engineer
> it.
>
> If, however, you want NLS content on supported Rockbox players, you can
> pretty well forget about that, too, again for two reasons: 1) the NLS
> will not authorize it, or very likely would not, and again more
> importantly, 2) Rockbox does not and, I understand, will not support
> DRM-protected content.
> --
> Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
> Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY
>
>
>
> On Aug 20, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Sean Inglis wrote:
>
> > Tom
> >
> > Can you clarify what it is you're after?
> >
> > It sounds as if you'd like the audio content available from these
> > various publishers, but you don't particularly like the players
> > themselves for whatever reason?
> >
> > Is this correct?
> >
> > Sean
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