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Subject: RE: Archos talking directory items

RE: Archos talking directory items

From: fanus <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 18:50:41 +0200

Hi Aman
You are a little superior to my knowledge. Do you mean that if I have
all the software which speaks the menu items, it is just a matter of
changing the settings you mentioned to get the foldernames announced
like "folder 1 ..." etc. or must I only want folder 1 etc. and not
download other software. In other words, I do not want voice clips, so
will my current software work to set it for folder1 ... Etc.
I hope you follow what I mean.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Aman Singer
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 6:35 PM
To: 'Rockbox development'
Subject: RE: Archos talking directory items

        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 clips.
        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
Africa. 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? Regards Fanus



Received on 2004-04-27

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