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Subject: RE: slow voice

RE: slow voice

From: Sean Mealin <>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 08:26:18 -0400

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From: [] On
Behalf Of Onj
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 4:11 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: slow voice

On Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:04 AM,
Paul Erkens happened to mention in passing:

> Hi Sean,
> Same problem I'm having. The voices on the net are up to date, but way
> too fast for not so experienced users. I'm still looking into making my
> own voice file to overcome this for four of my friends, but if someone
> else is well on their way in doing the same thing, I'm highly interested
> to hear about it. There are many problems to overcome when you want your
> own voice file as I've noticed, because the tutorial is written for
> techs, not for minds like me. But once I have it working here, I'll
> create a file for my own language area too, as there are quite a few
> blind folks who can't even read the slightest in English, but who would
> greatly appreciate something like rockbox if it were understandable.
> Keep us posted if you do find something, and I'll do so too.
> Paul.

Sigh. I do feel like I repeat and repeat myself on this list so I think
I'll make this the last time I do so.
there is not only my voices, but the archive with the necessary files to
make your own voices too. There is a batch file that Stephen Clower started

and I very much expanded on, that downloads the very latest copy of
English.lang from rockbox using url2file, and then processes any files in
the same folder as itself, with the format .vbs.
Perhaps I just am not making myself extremely clear on this point. Is my
English.lang not up-to-date? I've been speaking it since I was born so
perhaps I should get modern and change how I write things or something. lol.
Anyway the point being that all the VBS files in the archive are a list of
the voices I make on a daily basis. If you delete all others and keep
around the ones you want, and so long as you have them on your computer, you

can use a text editor to go through them and find where the command to slow
the voice down is, and then run the batch file provided, and sit back and
relax while your file is made.
For any further clarification, please, write me off-list as I'm even sick of

hearing my own self say this stuff over and over again.

I tried to make the voices, and got this message in command prompt:
C:\Documents and Settings\Sean Mealin\Desktop\Temp_Rockbox\kate.vbs(176, 5)
Microsoft VBScript runtime error: File not found

What should I do?

Received on 2007-05-29

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