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Subject: Re: Questions about the voiced interface

Re: Questions about the voiced interface

From: Woody Anna Dresner <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:23:50 -1000

At 11:29 AM 1/23/2008, Andrew wrote:

>Woody Anna Dresner wrote:
>>Hi Andrew,
>>I just tried this; I turned on my iPod Nano and the track I was
>>previously playing started up (I have Resume Playback and Follow
>>Playlist on). I pressed Select to go into the file browser and
>>heard the name of the track. I pressed Long Play, which is Stop on
>>the iPod, and heard the name of the current folder, not the current
>>file. Moving up and down in that menu simply took me to other
>>folders on the player. Interesting that we're getting different
>>results; I wonder if this is only an issue on the iPods. If my
>>player worked the way yours does, I would agree that no additional
>>options were necessary.
>I have two suggestions:
>1. How about stopping the ipod after you turn it on. then go to
>the file browser and start playing a track with the select
>button. This should remove the auto-resume from the equation and
>also generate a fresh playlist. Then see if hitting select followed
>by stop gives the same results as I see on my players.
>2. Temporarily turn off the auto resume and see if you get what I observe.
>I am wondering if auto resume might be interfering with the Follow
>Playlist function in some subtle way. If neither one or 2 makes a
>difference, perhaps you're right and there is something specific to
>the ipod builds that's not working the same as the iriver builds.

HI Andrew,

I tried both your suggestions. In both cases, pressing Select entered
the file browser and spoke the name of the currently playing track,
but when I then pressed Stop, I was taken to the main menu, focused
on Files. So the Resume feature seems to have no bearing on this, and
my iPod appears to be behaving differently than your iRiver.

Received on 2008-01-23

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