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Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

Re: My IRiver will not talk

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:54:08 -0400

Also, Melissa, try to see if the menus talk first. If a voice file is
installed, the menus should speak out of the box. Reach the menus by
pressing the a-b button which is the bottom right button on the front of
the unit.

If you hear speech, go to general settings and look for voice settings.
You need to turn on directory and file speaking. These are turned off
by default. This is why you don't hear and directory or file names
being spoken at the moment.

By the way, if you want to hear filenames spoken as words instead of
spelt, you'll need to get the voicebox package from the Rockbox web site
and use it to generate mp3 clips for the files on your player. Also,
you need to set the directory and file speaking options to talk mp3 clip.

Hope this helps,

Glenn at home wrote:
> Hello Melissa,
> Try this:
> Have someone go into the menus and go to general, and settings, and choose
> "default settings".
> I used to know the steps, but if the menu structure has changed recently,
> i.e., if something has been added, my arrow-steps would not work.
> Maybe someone here has a recent build, and can give you the steps, such as:
> Arrow down x times and press the right arrow...
> But other than that,, if you pressed the reset button, I don't have an
> answer at the time.
> But I really think the default settings will help.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Melissa Keys" <>
> To: "Glenn at home" <>; "Rockbox"
> <>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:04 AM
> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
> Hi. I still don't have speech, but thanks very much for your help. I am
> not sure what to do now, but I can still use the player by moving from song
> to song with the right arrow or navigation button. Maybe I'm not booting
> into rockbox at all? I'll let someone have a look and let me know what is
> coming up when the player decides to turn on. If rockbox is not booting
> would I need to reinstall the bootloader? Thanks again for all your help,
> and I'll get it working eventually!
> Melissa
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glenn at home" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:54 PM
> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>> Try pressing your reset button.
>> I believe it is on the left side, near the top.
>> You'll need a paper clip or some such item to depress it.
>> It is a little hole.
>> HTH.
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Melissa Keys" <>
>> To: "Rockbox" <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:43 PM
>> Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk
>> I still don't have any speech. I will just wait till tomorrow and try
>> again. Would there be any need at all to reinstall rockbox? Thanks again
>> for all your help! I'll get it going soon I hope.
>> Melissa
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Grant Hardy" <>
>> To: "'Rockbox'" <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:19 PM
>> Subject: RE: My IRiver will not talk
>>>> Thank you so much! Boy... I didn't know rockbox wouldn't boot if the
>>>> adapter was plugged in! I am still laughing at myself for that one!
>>> Don't laugh at yourself, that's a Rockbox bug that will be fixed soon.
>>>> However now that the adapter is not plugged in I can't seem to get the
>>>> player to come on at all. It is now fully charged. Anymore suggestions
>>> Your player's probably still on, in the original firmware. While
>>> connected
>>> to the charger, I don't believe it powers off at all. Press/hold the
>>> stop
>>> button (just below the Play button on the left side) and wait a few
>>> moments
>>> while your player turns itself off, then try to turn it on again without
>>> the
>>> adapter connected. Now, voice should work as expected. Good luck!
>>> Grant
Received on 2006-09-13

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