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Subject: Voice file not working on latest Build?

Voice file not working on latest Build?

From: ScottLearned <>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 17:15:21 -0700

Andrew Hart wrote:
Hi folks,

This is just a quick note. I need to investigate further, but the
problem is kind of difficult to manage without sight.

I compiled Rockbox from CVS:

cvs update -DP
cd build
[I chose a normal build with target as IRiver 320/340]
make zip

All went fine.

I then grabbed the english.lang file to pump it through
makevoices.vbs, but it gives me an error--"not able to open file."
Looking in the .lang file, it looks like it contains HTML-style tag
info which I don't recall seeing before, however that could just be my
Ok, so I go with an older .voice file that was generated by a friend
in February.

In any case, I unpack onto the Iriver and make sure the
english.voice file is where it is supposed to be.
However, when I start Rockbox, I have no menusspeaking. In addition,
the file browser speaks very unreliably. It sometimes speaks and
sometimes doesn't play the talk files. Sometimes I have to wait
around 4 seconds before I hear anything.

IN short, it looks like the voice UI has been seriously broken.

So, perhaps other blind folks on the list want to leave new versions
of Rockbox alone for a couple of days to see if some improvement can be


Hi Andrew,
I had problems with today and yesterday's Builds. The Voice files don't work
with either on my Video. Build 04/01 acted a bit strange, so I rolled back
to 03/31.

I tried a couple of different VF's just to make sure this wasn't the issue.

Received on 2006-04-04

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