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Subject: RE: Archos talking directory items

RE: Archos talking directory items

From: Aman Singer <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:35:20 -0400

        I'm not sure what you mean by directory items, but if you mean
folder names, this is quite possible.

        There are three ways to get the folder names talking. You can have
them announced by number (folder 1, folder 2, etc), have them spelled
audibly, (M U S I C), or have them announced through recorded clips. To have
them announced by number or spelled, simply change the setting in menu
/>general settings/> voice. There's an option called "voice directories".
You can set it to off, numbers, spell, on enter, or while hovering. The last
two options relate to voice clips, but the first three don't need voice
        If you want your directory names spoken as words, rather than
spelled or given numbers, you need to know that rockbox doesn't have any TTS
capabilities. It wants to see a file called
        in the folder. That .dirname file contains the name of the folder in
MP3 format. One of the rockbox programmers has released a script to create
these .dirname.tbx files automatically see
        to get that script and
        to get the lame executable which it requires. Install lame, copy
lame.exe and the mp3clipgen.vbs script you get from the first link above to
the same directory, then run the mp3clipgen.vbs script. You will be asked to
enter the folder where all your music is stored. Enter the path to your
jukebox (make sure it's connected). That is, if your jukebox is drive letter
J:, enter
        and hit enter. The script should, in a few minutes, give you a
success message.
        Disconnect the jukebox and reboot it as usual. You'll need to set
the voice directories option alluded above to while hovering or on enter,
depending on whether you want your directories spoken when you enter them
with play or right arrow, or as you hover over them.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of fanus
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 12:15 PM
Subject: Archos talking directory items

Hi Listers
I am a new comer to this list. My name is Fanus Buys and I live in South
Sorry if this question was answered recently. I downloaded the files to
make the menus of archos talk. Is the speech for directory items on the
cards or would it be impossible?


Received on 2004-04-27

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