Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: Why not Daisy when Doom? (
RE: Why not Daisy when Doom? (
From: Sarai <bucc7465_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 14:39:23 -0500
**Huge step for blind users? What are you talking about? Do you really
think the voice UI would be able to handle Daisy txt books? There are
already many features in rockbox including extensive book marking
and resume that allow a blind user to navigate an audio book
In many cases you can rip the MP3 files from daisy and play them on a
rockbox supported player.
Finally, there are many existing players designed to play the daisy
format: Victor Reader book port Book Currier Milestone 311 Smart phones
but to name a few.
These units are competitively priced to any rockbox supported player.
So, even if rockbox could support Daisy, how would this really benefit
For 1 thing, as a blind user, I could easily navigate news papers, and
books by section, paragraph, page, etc. Secondly, I own a book port,
just for Audible books, and other material that my Ipod can't handle. I
hate carying around two devices when 1 could do.
Received on 2007-04-24