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Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

Re: My IRiver will not talk

From: Melissa Keys <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 14:15:33 -0500

Thank you very much both Andrew and glenn. I tried pushing the A/B button
to get into the menus and I still don't hear any speech. I didn't realize
the directory and file names were turned off by default. At least I can
hear my songs still. I'm still not even sure if this is booting up into
rockbox. thanks everyone for your patience. i'll get it working
eventually. Now I'm off to read more of the manual to see what else I may
have missed. I'll download the voicebox stuff just as soon as I can get the
speech going!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Hart" <>
To: "Glenn at home" <>; "Rockbox"
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: My IRiver will not talk

> 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,
> Andrew.
> 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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