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Subject: Re: a lot of questions here

Re: a lot of questions here

From: Glenn Ervin <>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 17:50:15 -0600

You have 2 options.
1. Create a playlist on your computer, and name it so you can find it on the MP3 player, and press enter on it, as the voicebox will name it as it does music files.
2. You can, in the menus, under file view, show files in different orders. I like mine alphabetically.

I missed your original question, so I hopes this addresses your inquiry.
----- Original Message -----
From: Woody Anna Dresner
To: Rockbox
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 1:45 AM
Subject: Re: a lot of questions here

Hi Tyler,

VoiceBox doesn't work with the database view, so if you use it, everything will have to be spelled. For this reason, I've never used it; I just organize my music as well as I can, putting each artist in a separate folder and each album by that artist in a subfolder of the artist folder.

With most iPods, the estimate is that Rockbox reduces the battery life by half. There are lots of chips on the iPod that Rockbox developers can't figure out what they do because Apple doesn't release specs that include this information. As a result, some functions on the iPod are probably on that don't need to be. The situation may improve, but there are no guarantees.

To get the menus to speak well, it's important to have an up-to-date voice file. The most up-to-date ones are generated automatically at
The latter site uses a program called 7zip, available free from When you use one of these, be sure to change its name to english.voice.

As for VoiceBox, it creates a voice clip that speaks the name of every music file and folder on your player, and these clips are played back when you choose "talk MP3" in the Speak Folder and Speak File settings.

Received on 2007-03-02

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