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Subject: RE: voice labelling folders

RE: voice labelling folders

From: Aman Singer <>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 13:53:17 -0400

Hi, Brian.
        The speech engine that will be used is the one specified in the
speech applet of control panel as the computer's default voice. I believe
this is only available if you have SAPI 5 installed, and it may well be that
the whole script won't work if you only have SAPI 4 installed. I just change
to the voice I want, from control panel, before running the script.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Brian Hartgen
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 1:03 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: voice labelling folders

Hi Aman

This sounds very straightforward. Do you have to specify the speech engine
which will voice the files in some way?

Thanks a lot for this.

Brian Hartgen

SKYPE: brianhartgen
SKYPE IN UK: 0208-133-7186
SKYPE IN US: 213-985-3581
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aman Singer" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 5:18 PM
Subject: RE: voice labelling folders

> Hi, Brian.
> The simplest way I've found is to use the HTA file included in the
> script zip file. Uncompress the zip file, launch
> voiceBox.hta
> and tab around. You'll first find some links, one to the lame
> encoder which you should have downloaded already as per the instructions,
> one to the rockbox site, and so on. You should, after a few tabs, get to a
> bunch of checkboxes. Voice folders, voice files, and so on. After having
> set
> these to your liking, you can continue tabbing and eventually get to an
> edit
> box where you can enter the path to your iriver, or, if you only want the
> contents of a certain directory voiced, the path to that particular
> directory. You can, instead of entering the path here, tab once to the
> browse button and browse to your iriver or the folder on your iriver. Once
> you have the info in the box, whether through the path or through the
> browse
> button, tab to "run voicebox" and hit enter. That should do it. There are
> no
> progress indications, but there is an indication when the thing finishes
> and
> a voicebox.log file is created in the directory the .hta file is in, so
> you
> can monitor through that if you're so inclined.
> HTH.
> Aman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On
> Behalf Of Brian Hartgen
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:44 AM
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: voice labelling folders
> Hi
> I would really like to make it possible to use the script available to get
> the folder names to speak on my iRiver using Rockbox.
> I have been manually recording myself the names of albums and saving as an
> MP3 file with the name However with so many albums on my
> iRiver now I would really like to use the script to generate the files.
> I am visually impaired and have read the instructions relating to dragging
> and dropping items "onto the script" which to be honest did not make any
> sense to me I am afraid and I thought I was quite good at using computer
> technology (smile)! No disrespect intended but I just did not understand
> it.
> If there are any visually impaired people who have done this and who would
> be willing to write to me and let me know what the simpplest way is of
> getting my folders labelled in this way using text to speech, that would
> be
> great.
> Thank you very much.
> Brian Hartgen
> MSN:
> SKYPE: brianhartgen
> SKYPE IN UK: 0208-133-7186
> SKYPE IN US: 213-985-3581
Received on 2006-05-26

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