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Subject: Re: feedback on voice UI changes

Re: feedback on voice UI changes

From: Rainer Jost <>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 20:29:54 +0200

Hi Brandon and Jamie,
there can I find mor information to make a new german voicefile for using
Rockbox in german. Ist there a real chance for me to create that, because
I'm not a programer?
Thanks for info.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brandon Low" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 7:28 AM
Subject: Re: feedback on voice UI changes

> Jamie, thanks for the feedback! Comments below. At this point, voice
> bugs are welcome on flyspray or my wiki page so we can track them.
> Brandon
> On Sun, 04/23/06 at 14:57:04 +1000, James Teh wrote:
>> Hi all, particularly Brandon,
>> Thanks for the much needed and very nice work on the voice UI. A few
>> notes and questions:
>> * Not sure whether this was intentional, but the 'voice UI crash while
>> connected to charger bug' appears to be fixed!
> I totally reimplemented the thread interaction for voice, so bugs like
> this were expected to go bye bye :)
>> * The dropping of audio playback to a lower volume (a.k.a. ducking)
>> appears to be removed for the present. I assume this will return when
>> you get a chance to implement it again?
> Really? Wasn't aware of changing this, I'll see what I might have done
> to mess it up.
>> * The voice UI no longer appears to read a whole stack of unrelated
>> clips for no apparent reason. Sometimes, it used to start reading
>> numbers, letters and other clips when in various settings screens, but
>> this doesn't appear to be happening now. Nice!
>> * I know you mentioned there was little chance of voice while playback
>> is paused in a previous message, but another work around was suggested.
>> Is this work around likely, even if it is conditional on whether a voice
>> file is loaded, or is this not something you are willing to consider at
>> this point?
> I don't recall the work around, can you refresh my memory?
>> * Currently, voice clips still don't shut up when they should; e.g.
>> moving to another menu item while the current voice clip is playing
>> doesn't silence the current clip. I estimate that the delay before the
>> first clip is silenced correctly is just under 4 seconds. Is this likely
>> to be fixed or not in the near future?
> Hmm, I don't have any voice clips that long -- currently it really
> depends on how much of the 'old' clip has been decoded and written into
> the pcm buffer prior to the new clip being selected. If the whole 'old'
> clip is already buffered, I don't have a way to 'un mix' it at this
> time.
>> Thanks once again for the great work.
> I'm glad this seems like an improvement :)
>> Jamie
>> --
>> James Teh
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Received on 2006-04-23

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