[access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 3:38 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players


> Hi
> Jonathan did a review of the H140, not 340, but I have produced a review
and
> a description of installation on the H340 for this month's Infotech if
> anyone receives that.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "kevin and emma" <kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:28 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
>
>
> > jonathon mosen also did an audio review of an h340 running the rockbox
> > software. i've pasted his message announcing the review in below.
> >
> > Hi all, recently I purchased an Iriver H140 MP3 player, and installed
the
> > talking Rockbox firmware on it. I review and demonstrate this on
> > MosenExplosion.com. You can listen to the review on the site, or if you
> > prefer, subscribe to my bloggy bits podcast and receive it in MP3. I
hope
> > you enjoy the review and find it helpful.
> >
> > Kevin - co-owner/moderator of the blind gamers discussion list
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> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 4:04 PM
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >
> >
> >> I personally think it is very very good, and assuming you have
installed
> >> a
> >> voice file, the menus will speak.
> >>
> >> In addition to voicing the menu items, Rockbox will spell file or
folder
> >> names, or there is a relatively complicated procedure to get it to
speak
> >> these synthetically using words.   However, the easiest way to voice
file
> >> and folder names I found is to use the voice clips feature.
> >> I have recorded my voice announcing the name of each artist and album
> > title
> >> as these are folder names, and so when you arrow to a specific artist
or
> >> album, the artist or album title will be automatically announced.
> >>
> >> The best thing to do as a starting point is to visit my Blind iPod
> >> portal,
> >> at
> >> www.hartgen.org/blindipod.html
> >> which contains links to go directly to the installation instructions
and
> > the
> >> voice files on the Rockbox site.
> >>
> >> ----- 
> >> From: "Andy Collins" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 2:41 PM
> >> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >>
> >>
> >> > Hi Brian -
> >> >
> >> > I know the Rockbox firmware wasn't written with blind users in mind,
> >> > but
> >> > is it's interface fully accessible?
> >> >
> >> > Andy
> >> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> > Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 2:32 PM
> >> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> Hi
> >> >>
> >> >> In reply to Andy's question, I feel I should be a little more
precise.
> >> >>
> >> >> In order to make the Rockbox software work, you need to "patch" the
> >> >> original iRiver firmware.  There is a program on the Rockbox site to
> >> >> do
> >> >> this.
> >> >>
> >> >> This means that you have a choice as to which firmware starts when
you
> >> >> power up the iRiver, either Rockbox or the iRiver firmware.
> >> >>
> >> >> I hope that answers your question.
> >> >>
> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >> From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 2:26 PM
> >> >> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>> Hi
> >> >>>
> >> >>> No it does not overwrite it.  Rockbox is alternative firmware, but
> >> >>> the
> >> >>> iRiver firmware is not overwritten.  What this means is you can
> >> >>> either
> >> >>> use the Rockbox firmware, which is a completely different
interface,
> > or
> >> >>> you can boot the machine up to use the iRiver conventional
firmware.
> >> >>> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >>> From: "Andy Collins" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 2:13 PM
> >> >>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >>>> Hi Brian and all -
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> If I understand it correctly, does the Rockbox firmware
> >> >>>> overwrite the existing IRiver firmware? Does it make all of the
> >> >>>> IRiver's features accessible to the blind user?
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> Andy
> >> >>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >>>> From: "Brian Hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>>> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:09 PM
> >> >>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>> The H340? They are about as common as fish and chips (smile).
Lots
> > of
> >> >>>>> them available on the web, and in high street retailers as well.
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> >>>>> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>>>> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:51 PM
> >> >>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>
> >> >>>>>> Hi Brian,
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>> Yep, I have one of those too, but they are very hard to get now.
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>> All the best
> >> >>>>>> --
> >> >>>>>> Computer Room Services:  the long cane for blind computer users.
> >> >>>>>> Telephone Voice:  +44(0)1438 742286, Fax/BBS:  +44(0)1438 759589
> >> >>>>>> mobile:  +44(0)7956 334938,
> >> >>>>>> Email:  Steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >>>>>> Web site:  http://www.comproom.co.uk
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >> >>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
> >> >>>>>> Behalf Of
> >> >>>>>> Brian Hartgen
> >> >>>>>> Sent: 15 January 2006 10:42
> >> >>>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>> Hi
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>> The iRiver H340 with Rockbox installed.  Its cool!
> >> >>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >> >>>>>> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> >>>>>> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 8:44 AM
> >> >>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> Hi Andrew,
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> Book Courier.
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> All the best
> >> >>>>>>> --
> >> >>>>>>> Computer Room Services:  the long cane for blind computer
users.
> >> >>>>>>> Telephone Voice:  +44(0)1438 742286, Fax/BBS:  +44(0)1438
759589
> >> >>>>>>> mobile:  +44(0)7956 334938,
> >> >>>>>>> Email:  Steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >>>>>>> Web site:  http://www.comproom.co.uk
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >> >>>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On
> >> >>>>>>> Behalf
> >> >>>>>>> Of
> >> >>>>>>> Andrew Ireland
> >> >>>>>>> Sent: 14 January 2006 20:56
> >> >>>>>>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> >>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Accessible MP3 players
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> Evening All,
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> Can anyone recommend an Accessible MP3 player that has a resume
> >> >>>>>>> facility?
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> Thanks in advance
> >> >>>>>>>
> >> >>>>>>> Andrew
> >> >>>>>>>
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