dev builds
themes manual
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
dev guide

Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: [Bulk] Voice file and menu entry mis-matches

Re: [Bulk] Voice file and menu entry mis-matches

From: <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 06:34:47 -0500 (CDT)

> Hello:
> If you used the rockbox utility V1.2.2 program, that is indeed the result.
> I would suggest that you go to the Rockbox site and manually download the
> current release and the associated voice file. You will find that all
> will
> be well again.
> Cheers.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:39 AM
> Subject: [Bulk] Voice file and menu entry mis-matches
>> I've noticed since installing the v3.3 release on my iPod Video 30GB
>> that
>> the voice file may be speaking something different than is actually on
>> the
>> screen. This means often settings and menu entries are meaningless in
>> the
>> context within which they are presented.
>> Here are a few examples of navigating through menus. The entries given
>> are those spoken by the voice file. As I'm severely partially sighted,
>> it's very difficult for me to try to visually see what's on the screen,
>> but I figure it must be the voice otherwise surely others would have
>> raised this issue previously?
>> Menu > Settings > General Settings > System > Disk > Disk Spindown > 400
>> mA Hours
>> Menu > Settings > General Settings > Voice Directories > Treble Cutoff >
>> No
>> Menu > Settings > General Settings > System > Limits > 10 minutes
>> Menu > Settings > General Settings > System > Directory Cache > Time &
>> Date > 5 seconds
>> Menu > Settings > General Settings > Playlists > Rockbox Info > Yes
>> Menu > Settings > General Settings > System > Maximum playlist size >
>> Car
>> adapter mode
>> Menu > system > Battery Level > Free Disk Space 28% 3 hours 12
>> Menu > System > Time Format > Maximum entries in file browser > 0
>> minutes
>> Other oddities include:
>> "Yes, recent only" is spoken after System in Menu > Settings > General
>> Settings
>> "Very fast" is spoken after the Alarm Wake-up screen entry under Menu >
>> Settings > General Settings > System
>> "Free disk space" is spoken rather than Battery level.
>> As you can see, this makes using most of the player's features quite
>> unuseable. Also, I cannot find the rockbox info > build info section
>> anywhere, although I did stumble across it in some completely unrelated
>> menu last night. In any case, it's using the rockbox supplied voice
>> file
>> and daily build from 27 Jun 2009. The same however happens with the
>> latest daily build which at the time of writing was 29 Jun 2009 and
>> voice
>> file from the same date. I've tried making my own voice file from a
>> different TTS but this makes no difference.


Thanks for your reply. However, I do not use the Rockbox Utility as it is
inaccessible to screen readers (more on this in a separate post as I'd
like to help make it accessible, but I digress). I've always downloaded
voice files from the rockbox site manually, and it's with those that I'm
having the problem.

Also, my own voice file generated with my TTS was created using cygwin and
the configure script following a full checkout from SVN on 29 June 2009.

Both of the above are giving the problems detailed previously.

On a separate note, not to throw a stick into the hornet's nest, but I'm
now confused about this top-posting rule. I thought new replies went
below the original one to make the thread easier to read? Yours was the
opposite. Again sorry if I'm getting muddled here, no offence intended.



Received on 2009-06-30

Page template was last modified "Tue Sep 7 00:00:02 2021" The Rockbox Crew -- Privacy Policy