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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: Rockbox "talkbox"

Re: ANNOUNCE: Rockbox "talkbox"

From: ds2list <>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 17:48:22 -0700

I'll try to put the menu feature into the next build.

Since this is a feature that a lot of people will not desire,
and therefore is probably unlikely to be included in the main
Rockbox tree, I'll put patches and builds up on my website.

Also, I also failed to mention that the feature currently disables
repeat mode. If not for this, when you entered a directory, the
directory name would play over and over and over again... until
you play another song.

I would think that verbal button presses should be easy,
as long as the requisite files are in the right place.
wouldn't it be funny if we could have Rockbox "voice-themes" for
that? (i.e.: 1-800-dentist lady, Troy McClure, Politicians, or
best of all: Casey Kasem!) All you need is a friend who can
do really good voice impersonations!)


On Tue, 06 May 2003 16:50:41 -0700, Christopher Duncan Jones wrote:

> (a) lol - that's pretty d*amn cool....
> (b) does it work with the player, or only the recorder?
> (c) i guess it would then be pretty easy to have "verbal button
> presses" as well (accessibility? dark places?)
> (d) is it worthwhile to add to the menu structure something like
> "verbal directory on/off", "verbal buttons on/off", etc.?
> lol - what'll you guys think of next....
> cdj
> ds2list wrote:
>>I recently had a disturbing experience with my Jukebox Recorder.
>>I mostly use the Jukebox while I'm in my car, and operating
>>it usually requires looking at the screen to determine which folder
>>I am in. Recently, I nearly had a fender bender while trying to
>>navigate to a folder.
>>My solution to this problem was to implement "audio thumbnails" in
>>Rockbox. With this feature, when Rockbox enters a folder, it will
>>look for a file called .dirname.mp3, and if it finds such a file, it
>>will play it, therefore indicating the current browse location
>>without the operator having to use their eyes.
>>You can either create these folder name mp3s yourself and put them
>>in the appropriate folder, or you can press F2-> Record Thumbnail
>>while in the appropriate folder, to record it directly on the
>>Recorder via the Mic/Line-In jack.
>>I'd appreciate if you Rockboxers out there with Jukebox Recorders
>>could give it a try and give me some feedback.
>>Download the build at:
Received on 2003-05-07

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