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Subject: Re: Further issues with creating voice files

Re: Further issues with creating voice files

From: Dominik Riebeling via rockbox <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:18:05 +0200


On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 7:44 PM, Laz via rockbox <> wrote:
> Okay after fiddling with the new Rockbox Utility I was able to finally
> create voice files using SAPI5 voices for both the Sansa Clip Plus and
> Clip Zip. It seems to work okay for the Clip Zip but the Clip Plus
> cuts off the first part of whatever comes up speaking when the player
> is turned on, such as cent bookmarks instead of recent bookmarks,
> after that things work well enough. The remaining issues on both

Sounds like the silence cutoff doesn't work as expected. What voice
are you using? Are you using the same voice on both players? Have you
changed any settings for voice / encoder between those two?

> players are that any new menu items in the latest stable Rockbox
> version aren't voiced. For example in sound settings the item between
> volume and bass is silent, and there are several silent items between
> dithering and Time stretch. While in Playback settings there is an
> item called Western European between autochange directory and last .fm

That doesn't belong there. There's something wrong with your voice
file -- between those two entries there's "Constrain Auto-Change".
> Apparently when the Rockbox Utility pulls the text to be voiced from
> the installation it's missing these new items. I checked back on the

No -- it's using wrong items. This happens when the file containing
the texts is wrong. Which shouldn't happen when the installation
works. I'm seeing a couple of possible reasons here:

- When installing Rockbox you ran out of space on the player, which
corrupted that file. Rockbox Utility checks for that, so it shouldn't
happen, but maybe there is a corner case where this still can happen.
- You have filesystem errors, which led to that file not being updated
properly. I consider that the most likely reason.

> voice which is downloadable from the Rockbox site and it speaks these
> missing items. So can this be fixed in the new Rockbox Utility or can
> the voice creation aspect be forced to get the list of items to be
> voiced from the rockbox site instead of from the installation?

Some time (years) ago Rockbox Utility retrieved the strings from the
website. I don't know if this is still functional, and even if I don't
think that would be a good idea -- if the voice file on the player is
damaged (or somehow wrong) you clearly have an issue with the player.
Getting the contents of that file from somewhere else won't fix that
but just hide the problem.

I can generate a voice file just fine for my Clip+ running 3.14. There
is a problem with your installation. We cannot fix that in Rockbox

Check the filesystem for errors, fix them (if any) and reinstall
Rockbox, then recreate voice files. If that still fails uninstall
Rockbox first (remove the .rockbox folder -- make sure to backup your
settings first.)

 - Dominik
Received on 2017-06-25

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