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Subject: Re: roadmap to blind Rockboxing (need an audio amateur/speaker)

Re: roadmap to blind Rockboxing (need an audio amateur/speaker)

From: [IDC]Dragon <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 08:15:37 +0100 (MET)

What's described below is existing already, it's the "classic" talkbox
patch, the one that would make sense to merge to cvs in this context. It looks for
a file called dirname.mp3 or such, and plays this while file browsing, for
the folder you're in or over.
So you can send a TTS engine script off to have this in each subdirectory. I
don't know how well TTS does with artist names, etc. An internal
pronounciation dictionary won't help much here.


> Hey deep the ideas coming sir! Someone is bound to get excited.
> Especially
> me!...Cheers!
> rocker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Touillaud Nicolas" <>
> To: "'Rockbox development'" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 3:14 AM
> Subject: RE: roadmap to blind Rockboxing (need an audio amateur/speaker)
> Just a thought...
> In the future, will it be possible to add some kind of "folder.mp3" to the
> root of a directory ?
> The idea is to scan each subdir for such file and build a byteswapped
> indexed file for each dir, a variation of the mecanism used for the menu.
> Loading the file while browsing the HD should not be a problem since the
> drive already spinned up.
> The process can be time consumming, so a realistic option is a tool,
> running
> on the PC, that does the job on the whole archos' directory.
> Another idea (I promise I'll stop after this one) may be to generate the
> "folder.mp3" using a PC Text2Speech engine, so the whole process can be
> automated. (assuming an open source engine exists and people agree that 1:
> it is usefull and 2: this remain practical considering Pc related problems
> such as witch OS for the tools etc...).
> I'm sorry if I talk too much on this, but I feel this dev is really a good
> thing :)

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