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Subject: Re: A bit of advice for the best player that works with the firmware Rockbox

Re: A bit of advice for the best player that works with the firmware Rockbox

From: johnb via rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:57:57 +0200

Hi Remy,

what Sheldon wrote is true, but answering your original questions:
The clip+ should be great for your purposes. I have one running with voiced
menus due to a broken screen. Alternatives would be Clip Zip or Sansa E200
(the version with FM radio). They are available used on *bay.
There is no need for you to translate anything. It's already done. French
voice files are available on the rockbox website.

If you want me to, I can package a zip file for you with everything set up
properly, so you just have to unzip onto your player.
I suggest you run chkdsk on you player first. It was not completely clear
to me whether you have installed Rockbox on your player (at least the
bootloader).

Cheers
Johannes


Am Di., 25. Aug. 2020 um 23:39 Uhr schrieb Sheldon via rockbox <
rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>:

> There may be differences between a clip plus and a clip zip.
>
> Here's my fixed.cfg file, copied from the .rockbox folder.
> A few comments. I believe that rockbox will create a config file for
> you which you can copy to fixed.cfg
> To use this file, just cut it into fixed.cfg
>
> The big change you would want is to have the files and folders read what
> they are. To do that you need to create a file for each item beyond the
> main menu. A text to speech application will do that. Or perhaps you
> can use the tags on mp3 files. From page 77 of the Clip plus manual.
>
> Use File .talk Clips. This option turns on the use of .talk clips for
> files.
> On. Use special pre-recorded files for each file. This functions the
> same as for directories except that the .talk clip file must have the
> same name as the described file with an extra .talk extension (e.g.
> Punkadiddle.mp3 would require a file called Punkadiddle.mp3.talk).
>
> Off. No checking is made for file .talk clips; they are not used even if
> present. This can reduce disk activity. Use of a .talk clip takes
> precedence over other filename voicing. Otherwise (e.g. if a .talk cl
>
> Or you could have the words spelled out. This is discussed starting on
> page 76 of the manual.. I only get the front menu and battery level
> announced. This config file is optimized for podcasts and audiobooks.
> For clip plus, the details of the config are in Appendix E of the
> manual, starting at page 195. You want to change the talk options in
> the config file. They are set out on page 197. Here they are
>
> talk dir off, number, spell
> talk dir clip off, on
> talk file off, number, spell
> talk file clip off, on
> talk filetype off, on
> talk menu off, on
>
>
>
>
> Here is the fixed.cfg file I use.
>
> # .cfg file created by rockbox 5b9a505-120522 - for clip zip
> http://www.rockbox.org
> repeat: off
> shuffle: off
> volume: -13
> seek acceleration: fast
> fms: /.rockbox/wps/clock_lock2_zip.fms
> font: /.rockbox/fonts/13-Nimbus.fnt
> wps: /.rockbox/wps/clock_lock2_zip.wps
> bass: -17
> treble: 3
> backlight timeout: 20
> backlight timeout plugged: 30
> scrollbar width: 8
> time format: 12hour
> brightness: 15
> scroll speed: 7
> scroll delay: 600
> Screen Scrolls Out Of View: on
> scroll step: 31
> screen scroll step: 13
> scroll paginated: on
> foreground color: B5B6B5
> background color: 292C29
> line selector start color: DE7D31
> line selector end color: 5A3010
> line selector text color: E7E7E7
> show files: music
> follow playlist: on
> autocreate bookmarks: on
> autoupdate bookmarks: on
> use most-recent-bookmarks: unique
> talk filetype: off
> Announce Battery Level: on
> rec path: /Recordings
> rec mic gain: 1
> autoresume enable: on
> autoresume next track: all
> crossfeed: on
> timestretch enabled: on
> dircache: off
> show path in browser: off
> rewind duration on pause: 5
> fmr: /.rockbox/fmpresets/toronto fm rockbox.fmr
> sbs: /.rockbox/wps/rayboradio_ypr0.sbs
> backdrop: /.rockbox/backdrops/rayboradio_OB_bd.bmp
> start in screen: wps
> alarm wakeup screen: wps
> iconset: /.rockbox/icons/contrastaa.bmp
> viewers iconset: /.rockbox/icons/rayboradioOB_small_viewers.bmp
> sleeptimer duration: 60
> sleeptimer on startup: on
> qs top: wps
> qs left: wps
> qs right: wps
> qs bottom: wps
> shortcuts instead of quickscreen: off
> Timestretch mode: on
> hotkey wps: pitchscreen
> resume rewind: 10
> root menu order:
>
> wps,shortcuts,bookmarks,files,wps,radio,recording,settings,plugins,system_menu,shortcuts,
>
>
> Hope this helps
> Sheldon
>
>
>
> On 2020-08-25 4:51 PM, Rémy Ruiz via rockbox wrote:
> > Hi Sheldon,
> >
> > Thanks very much, but can you please tel me the code for build this
> > one, with exemple, thanks again.
> >
> > I have a Sansa clip plus.
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > Rémy
> >
> > Le 25/08/2020 à 21:54, Sheldon via rockbox a écrit :
> >> I've had the fancier Sansas that used a touchscreen. They break and
> >> you can't control them by touch in the dark. Currently, I have a
> >> sansa clip zip 4GB with a 32GB microsd card. All buttons.
> >>
> >> I'd say that almost as valuable as the player is the setup. I've got
> >> a configuration file designed for my use of listening to podcasts and
> >> audiobooks. Rockbox lets you use a file name fixed.cfg that will run
> >> everytime you turn on the player. That way if you aren't happy with
> >> where you are in the menus, you just shut off the player and turn it
> >> back on and it runs the configuration file. I use that often. My file
> >> has automatic shut off after an hour with creation of a bookmark and
> >> starts up 5 seconds before I shut it off. The manual explains what
> >> you can do with a config file. There's an amazing amount of
> >> customization possible. You'll probably need someone sighted to set
> >> it up. Connect the player to a computer and create a file called
> >> fixed.cfg in the .rockbox folder that you edit following what the
> >> config pages at the end of the manual allow..I haven't changed mine
> >> for years.
> >>
> >> I also shut off the database so that startup takes 5 to 10 seconds.
> >>
> >> Sheldon
> >>
> >>
> >> On 2020-08-25 3:31 PM, Rémy Ruiz via rockbox wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> My name is Rémy Ruiz, I'm blind and i'm French.
> >>>
> >>> I tried to put a long time ago in a Sansa Clip Plus the firmware
> >>> Rockbox and this never works well, maybe the player has problems, do
> >>> not know, and I would like to have a council to have a player that
> >>> have radio FM, recorder and music player, and be simple to operate.
> >>> not with touchscreen, but has buttons (arrow keys etc.
> >>> In a nutshell what the player works best with Rockbox with these
> >>> characteristics?
> >>> thank you for your advice
> >>>
> >>> Also let me know if I could translate the files for Rockbox into
> >>> French so that they are updated, note'm not a'm not programmer, but
> >>> nothing like helping by my spare time.
> >>> Which are the source files to be translated? where they are?
> >>> Thank you very much.
> >>> Cheers.
> >>> Rémy
> >>>
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