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Subject: Re: Neo35 car player (was: Useful features)

Re: Neo35 car player (was: Useful features)

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:36:05 +0100

At 03:55 19/04/04, you wrote:
>What is a:
>The Neo35 (SSI + Knobby) have just added "Speech Support" to their units

A neo 35 is one of the players supported by Rockbox

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "BlueChip" <>
>To: "Rockbox development" <>
>Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 7:08 PM
>Subject: Neo35 car player (was: Useful features)
> >I wrote the voice UI because we have a number of blind users. (They
> >will write you a follow-up on what's useful). I happened to just had
> >the necessary infrastructure (playing clips from memory) for the video
> >plugin. So I felt I would be the best candidate to help out there. Since I
> >increasingly want to use the box in the car, this and Talkbox was also a
> >feature for me.
>This has just reminded to mention this on the ml...
>The Neo35 (SSI + Knobby) have just added "Speech Support" to their units
>...but it requires that you open the player and replace the firmware chip.
>This suggests (firstly) that the firmware chip is socketed - nice to know.
>But WHY replace the chip? Maybe the MP3 file is held in ROM? But they
>suggest that it will read filenames.
>So do they have a TTS engine?
>How big is this chip?
>What is in it?
>Do you need to create MP3 files to make it work?
>What planet is this?
>Does anyone here actually have a Neo35?
> > > I've just checked the NoDo list, and I didn't saw those features that
> > > could
> > > be very useful:
> > > _ an option to check the size and other properties of a file or a
> > > directory
> > > _ an ID3 tag editor
> > > _ to move files from a directory to another one
> >
> >Again, features are very subjective. I personally can't see me using any of
> >the above, file manipulation is way better done at a PC.
>fwiw, I'm all in favour of moving files without a PC - not a request, not a
>complaint, just an opinion.
>If anyone wants it badly enough to code it, I am sure that adding
>file-stats to the wps would be simple enough - or even simple to just
>display the file-stats on a new screen ...Pierrot, how good are your C
>programming skills?

Received on 2004-04-19

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