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Subject: Re: Generating Voice Files For v3.14: Not Working For Me Either

Re: Generating Voice Files For v3.14: Not Working For Me Either

From: Laz via rockbox <>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:08:18 -0400

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On 9/23/17, Matej Golian via rockbox <> wrote:
> Hi Laz and thank you for your very valuable response.
> I haven't noticed some of the bugs you have mentioned yet, but than
> again I haven't been playing around with v3.14 all that much apart
> from checking if CUE sheet support has been improved and therefore I
> assume that you are correct in your findings.
> Can I ask you what player you have? I know you mentioned it in your
> initial bug report, but now I can't remember. Was it a Clip+ as well?
> The player itself may not matter, but do you think that this could be
> a player-specific issue?
> I think that this is a large enough bug to deserve attention and a
> quick fix from the devs. As it is now voice generation is basically
> non-functional and for all practical purposes disabled which if you
> think about it renders RB partially inaccessible.
> The languages I tested were Slovak and Swedish and neither of them
> worked so I think that the assumption that this is a much bigger
> problem is not unreasonable. Perhaps the devs could roll out a quick
> update (maybe v3.14.1). It would be enough to address just these LNG
> and voice issues for the time being. I would contribute somehow if I
> could, but I have no idea about what needs to be done and how. The
> only contribution I can think of is a small donation.
I have found the issue on both Sansa Clip Zip and Clip Plus players.
Aside from both having the same issues having to do with the voice
file when I turn on the Clip Plus it says cent bookmarks instead of
recent bookmarks. This is happening on two Clip Plus players. I have
formatted them, reinstalled Rockbox, etc all to no avail.

To check my report on at least one of these voice issues being that it
doesn't speak bookmark created, set it to ask if you want to create a
bookmark, stop playback, create the bookmark, and you'll hear nothing.
I used to hear it say bookmark created with earlier versions but no
longer with 3.14 on either Clip zip or Clip Plus players.

I just remembered another missing voice announcement. When you delete
a folder it used to announce the next folder once the deleted one was
gone. Now the player is silent until you press a button.

like I said the above aren't deal breakers but it would be nice if it
worked properly as it did in the past and I'm sure it's just that some
things were overlooked when 3.14 was put together.


> 2017-09-22 19:25 GMT+02:00, Laz via rockbox <>:
>> Hi Matej,
>> I believe I was the only one who was posting about this issue. One of
>> the devs finally contacted me off list and he finally realized that
>> the English-US file had not been updated and the solution was to
>> create a voice using the English file instead. If other language files
>> are also not updated in 3.14 then it's a bigger bug than was realized.
>> Since that time I have become aware of other speech bugs here and
>> there such as some voice prompts not being spoken, the speaking of the
>> radio frequencies not working 100% if at all, and just things that
>> were spoken in past versions not being spoken in 3.14. I hesitated to
>> bring them up due to the poor response on list plus no one else
>> putting in their 2 cents with the bug in the lang file and voice
>> generation.
>> I've been using 3.14 due to the increased battery life but doing so
>> you give up some of the speech prompts you were used to in past
>> versions. Simple things like Bookmark created and others. Sorry but I
>> haven't kept notes of everything that I've noticed not being spoken
>> anymore.
>> laz
>> On 9/22/17, Matej Golian via rockbox <> wrote:
>>> Hello guys,
>>> I know I'm pretty late to the party, but yesterday I found out about
>>> version 3.14. Needless to say I was very happy about it at as I
>>> started to worry that Rockbox wasn't going to be updated anymore. I
>>> love the updates - mainly doubled battery time and improved seeking. I
>>> use single file album images + CUE sheets a lot and in the previous
>>> versions of RB i was unable to switch between tracks properly in some
>>> of my files, but now all of the problematic files I tested work
>>> correctly. 😊
>>> My only gripe with the new version is that I can't generate voice
>>> files for it. The Utility seems to do its job, but when I change the
>>> language to one I've generated a voice file for my player freezes and
>>> the language is switched back to English. I have a Sansa Clip+. I've
>>> read some posts in the archive and so I know that I'm not alone with
>>> this. In fact, that's why I write on here in the first place - to let
>>> others with this issue know that there are more of us out there. 😏
>>> Generating my own voice files is not all that essential for me, but it
>>> would certainly be fun to have voice files for all the languages I
>>> speak. I have successfully generated voice files for earlier releases
>>> of RB and so it's a little disappointing that the latest (and
>>> greatest) RB version to date misbehaves in such a way.
>>> Has anyone found a solution to this problem? If so, how did you get it
>>> to work and if so, what TTS voice/language did you use? I'm trying to
>>> generate the files with some of the voices found here:
>>> Many thanks and have fun.
>>> Matej
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