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Subject: Re: New players for the blind and Rockbox?

Re: New players for the blind and Rockbox?

From: Buddy Brannan <>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:50:35 -0400

Perhaps I can clarify this issue somewhat.

If he wants Rockbox on the actual NLS players, he can pretty much forget about it. Two reasons. 1) Rockbox would take away the ability to play the protected NLS content for which the players were designed, and (perhaps more importantly) 2) the player is the property of the Federal government and on loan to you. Thus, you're not really allowed to reverse engineer it.

If, however, you want NLS content on supported Rockbox players, you can pretty well forget about that, too, again for two reasons: 1) the NLS will not authorize it, or very likely would not, and again more importantly, 2) Rockbox does not and, I understand, will not support DRM-protected content.
Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA
Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY
On Aug 20, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Sean Inglis wrote:
> Tom
> Can you clarify what it is you're after?
> It sounds as if you'd like the audio content available from these
> various publishers, but you don't particularly like the players
> themselves for whatever reason?
> Is this correct?
> Sean
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