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Subject: RE: How in the heck...

RE: How in the heck...

From: Raquel Gomez <>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 10:06:41 -0700


I can't speak for anyone else, however personally I find the 430WPM voice to
be far more interruptible than anything else, as well as far more efficient,
since I prefer devices to speak quickly anyway. This is roughly where many
of us set speech output on our computers and mobile devices anyway -
sometimes even faster - however that nice, human-sounding speech is probably
a good thing for beginners or folks not yet familiar with the Rockbox menu
structure. Also, if you create voice clips you can scroll through/interrupt
large directories much faster. I find that if I let it finish speaking, (or
spelling, as the case may be), a selected filename prior to pressing the
right arrow to play it, it won't speak during the initial few seconds of my
track, however playing it quickly without letting the player read the entire
string will usually cause it to continue to spell or speak, depending on how
it is set up.

Spell mode is a little bit laggy on the iRiver, too, but again the faster
speech and the voice clips help immensely!


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Jacob Rau
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 6:42 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: How in the heck...

...can blind people navigate the directories on the nano?

I just tried it--my screen is busted, I wanted to make sure everything was
okay and it is...


the voice support is so "lag-y"! By the time it had finished spelling one
directory's name, I had overshot and was on the next directory. Why doesn't
output entirely STOP when the next directory is highlighted?
Instead, it keeps spelling the directory I was on until it's done, then
starts reading the next. Is it that most blind people use the 430wpm voices,
or do they have a different technique for controlling it? To top it off,
when I finally found my way to my songs, it kept talking during the intro to
a song. I like that it lowers the volume of the song to about half and
talks, but I have no idea what it was reading, and it kept going for about
10-15sec into the song. Is it reading the screen, and is confused about the
scrolling text on the while playing screen, or is it emptying the queue from
my excursion through the directories, or what? I know, I'll probably end up
getting the source code and figuring this out myself.

I just am really surprised that anyone can use this interface. How do you do

Received on 2006-09-23

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