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Subject: Re: voiceing folder and file names?

Re: voiceing folder and file names?

From: Antony Stone <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:34:55 +0200

On Friday 29 October 2010 at 13:52, Alistair wrote:

> 1. I have photos in a directory called "photos" (funnily enough) but when I
> navigate to the folder Rockbox announces it is a empty folder, is there
> anything I can do about this?

Rockbox says it's empty because there are no audio files to play in it.
Rockbox is an audio player. It doesn't care about pictures :)

There may be a plugin which shows pictures / slideshows etc, but plugins
cannot access the voicing feature, so you can't get audio feedback about what
a plugin is doing :(

> 2. rockbox access's a few files which it plays but do not show on any
> directory either on the Sd card or on the Sansa drive, is this just a bug
> or am I missing something.

I think we need more details. Rockbox is playing an audio file, which you
cannot find on the device?

I suggest:
 - remove the SD card
 - delete the audio files (that you can find) from the player
 - see if Rockbox still plays the mystery track/s
 - if so, give us more details about what it's playing and how you get it to
play it

> 3. Rockbox plays the sound track to a mp4 video but not the picture, is
> this not supported? Or am I expecting too much.

Playing video as well is possible, but the file has to follow very strict
requirements for format and framerate etc (the processorss inside these
devices aren't powerful enough to process video on the fly, so the file must
be in the correct format to play on your player)

Video playback is also only supported by a plugin, so although you can use it,
you won't get voice feedback about what you're doing, where the controls are
etc :(

See for more info.


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Received on 2010-10-29

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