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Subject: Re: Voicing status information

Re: Voicing status information

From: Will Robertson <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 19:51:04 +1000

I actually wrote a small plugin to do this, but it only displayed the file
size and file name. Additionally, because plugins cannot speak (yet) it was
only for sighted use, although once plugins get the ability to use voice I
will update the patch so that it talks.

I'm also in favour of some kind of WPS speaker, I'm mainly interested in the
current song position - and I think it'd be good for it to speak something
when paused, like "Paused at 2 minutes 13 seconds", but of course that would
only be possible when the audio pausing is moved from PCM in the code.

On 10/23/06, Onj <> wrote:
> Personally I would love something like this and was going to write to the
> list to suggest it.
> I'd like something also that when you hold in the select button on say,
> an
> Iriver H140 from the file browser, there would be a file properties
> dialog.
> It would say the size of it in megabites or gigabites if necessary, and
> the
> length of it.
> The voicing can already support saying the words megabites and gigabites
> of
> course, since it does this when you go to the rockbox info menu and it
> tells
> you available disk space. I'm actually wondering now I come to write
> this,
> why it definitely hasn't been implemented sooner than this?
> Perhaps I'm stupid and it's already on the screen when you highlite a
> file,
> but of course speech wouldn't read that, as it reads only the file name at
> present, so wasn't deemed necessary by the developers.
> Anyone have any news on this?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grant Hardy" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 5:37 AM
> Subject: Voicing status information
> | Hi Guys,
> |
> | As we know, some developers have created a patch to provide voice input
> upon
> | shutting down and turning on a player. I did not think such things were
> being
> | worked on, but one of my longstanding wishes has been for a "voice
> status"
> item
> | in a file's context menu, which would speak various information about
> the
> file
> | from the WPS, particularly elapsed and total time. One of the major
> drawbacks
> | about listening to podcasts on the device for those who rely on the
> voice
> | interface is that we have no idea of the total time of our file. The
> only
> way
> | to hear the elapsed time of a file is to bookmark it and then listen to
> the
> | elapsed time of the bookmark. What do you all think about this "voice
> status"
> | option?
> |
> |
> |
Received on 2006-10-23

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