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Subject: Re: My IRIVER H320 IS FIXED I need to learn now.

Re: My IRIVER H320 IS FIXED I need to learn now.

From: Dan Malone <>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 20:00:17 -0500

You just gave me a lot to digest.
I will spend some time on it now.
Thank you, and thanks to every Rockbox creators.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn at home" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 7:44 PM

> Hello Dan,
> Now you need to run the VoiceBox script to generate tags for the files &
> folders.
> Here's an explanation, and the link to get what you need:
> HTH.
> Glenn
> Here's the useful info for the task:
> Speaking / spelling directories and file numbers
> Now, you'll need to configure your directory and file names to be spoken,
> numbered or spelled. You can have names announced by number (folder 1,
> folder
> 2, or file 1, file 2, etc), have them spelled audibly, (M U S I C), or
> have
> them announced through tiny recorded clips in mp3 format. To have names
> announced
> by number or spelled, simply change the setting in menu />general
> settings/>
> voice. There are options called "voice directories" and "voice filenames".
> You can set these features to "off," "numbers", "spell", or "while
> hovering". The last option activates the spoken voice clips; the first
> three
> don't need
> any voice clips, as they are provided by the rockbox firmware (as long as
> you have the appropriate .voice file, as described above).
> If you want your directory names or file names spoken as words, rather
> than
> spelled or given numbers, you need to know that rockbox doesn't have any
> internal
> TTS capabilities. In order to speak a folder name, rockbox wants to see a
> file called
> inside that folder. That is literally "", unlike the talking
> filenames the directory name .talk files do not match the name of the
> directory
> (hopefully someone will put that in the Rockbox code someday). In order to
> speak a filename, e.g., "technoMix.mp3", rockbox wants to see a file
> called
> in the same folder as the original technoMix.mp3 file. Remember the .talk
> filename must match the .mp3 filename exactly, dashes numbers spaces,
> everything,
> then tack on the ".talk" to your small clip of the song.
> The .talk files contain the spoken name of the folder or file in MP3
> format.
> They are in regular MP3 format, if you have the software and patience you
> can
> put in a small spoken announcement and fade in a clip of the song,
> whatever
> you'd like. Talking menus, dirnames, and filenames comes in handy not only
> for visually impaired users but when driving or when the Archos is stuck
> inside your coat, etc. Basically whenever you cannot easily look at the
> screen.
> A script to automatically create the .talk files using a computer voice
> for
> folders and/or filenames is available here:
> You will also need a copy of the free lame mp3 encoder, available here:
> You will need to install lame (run lamewin32.exe), then copy lame.exe and
> the contents of the archive into the same directory. You are
> now
> ready to run the voiceBox.wsf script. You can either drag files or folders
> onto the script (voiceBox.wsf), or simply run it from your file manager or
> a
> command prompt. If no files are dropped on the script or specified on the
> command line, you will be asked to enter the name of a file or folder. You
> should
> enter the full pathname to the file or folder if you are using the command
> line or entering names at the script prompt. Depending on how many files
> and
> folders you are voicing, and the speed of your computer, the script should
> give you a success message in a short time - a few seconds for a few files
> and
> folders, several minutes for a larger collection of names. Please read the
> included file "voiceBox_README.txt" for more detailed instructions on how
> to
> configure the script, e.g., voicing only folders or filenames, but not
> both.
> If you get an error message from the script, or nothing seems to be
> happening at all, check if perhaps your virus scanner is blocking any
> scripting activity.
> If it is, you should temporarily disable this feature - do not forget to
> re-enable it after you have generated your .talk files! You might also
> want
> to
> look at the contents of the file "VoiceBox_logfile.txt", which contains a
> list of the files and folders processed and the commands that the script
> attempted
> to execute.
> Once the clip generation process is completed, disconnect the jukebox and
> reboot it as usual. You'll need to set the "voice directories" and "voice
> filenames"
> options alluded to above to "while hovering", which will then cause
> rockbox
> to "speak" the corresponding voice clip for the file or folder as you
> hover
> over it in the file browser.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pat Fletcher" <
> To: <
> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 7:54 PM
> Subject: blind user Iriver h140 .mp3 files are not voicing
> Hey guys,
> I have the Iriver h140 talking and running rockbox. Latest build. I
> have
> the folders set up with voice clips for each of the folders and the mp3
> .
> files on the player. I have checked and it all looks good. I have set
> the
> player for Rockbox to play "MP3 clips" for the folder and
> file names. The folders are spoken by Cate of Speech. . I do not hear
> the voice speak any of the mp3 files. . . HELP, how do I make the
> player
> use the voice clips to speak the names of the mp3 files? How do I find
> each song so I can select what I want to hear. . OK OK I am a beginner
> and
> so please be patient. First question: does the .mp3 files show up under
> the
> browser and can be voiced with speech? An example is I have a music folder
> with about 35 files in it. I can go into the folder but none of the .mp3
> files are showing up or should I say talking. . the folder names speak
> fine. but no .mp3 files talk. So am I missing something?
> I thought OK maybe I need to make a play list and that will show or (
> speak
> the names of the .mp3 files during the list creation or once they are
> there.
> Nope. I can add a file to the play list but it really gets scrambled from
> there.Can any one help please? Simple instructions only please as I am
> blind
> and a new be.
> Thanks Allot,
> Pat
> as
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Malone" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 6:22 PM
> Hello All Rockbox users,
> Good news!, I had my son upgrade the firmware again and it then shut down.
> But, maybe that wasn't the problem in the first place.
> There was still no voice until he started browsing around in the menu's.
> After experimenting with the talking menu's for a while, we found that
> most
> everything was shut off.
> Now it boots up speaking. This is wild!!
> Now, I am not complaining at all, but the folders say folder 1, folder 2,
> etc.
> And the file names are spelled out.
> I have it set to: read mp3's I believe it is.
> I double checked and made sure it wasn't on spelling mode.
> Any help there?
> Thanks again, Dan
> I learned more about this talking software from all your responses.
> Thank you much.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Wolven" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 9:56 PM
>> Dan Malone wrote:
>>> Hello Rockbox users,
>>> I am totally blind.
>>> With help from my son, that's sighted, we followed the instructions, I
>>> beleive to the letter to load Rockbox on my Iriver H320.
>>> But, it doesn't come up talking.
>>> We used the patcher for the international .hex file:
>>> The patcher program said successful.
>>> And, he updated the firmware on the unit successfully as it shut itself
>>> off.
>>> I then extracted the folder and file from:
>>> We placed them on the root directory.
>> Just a guess, based on the order in which you describe doing things here:
>> Did you extract the contents of the zip, and *then* move them onto the
>> unit? If that is the case, the "hidden" .rockbox" folder probably did not
>> make the trip over to the iRiver.
>> Instead, try moving the zip file onto the root directory of the iriver
>> first and then extracting the contents, "in place", so to speak.
Received on 2006-11-07

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