[access-uk] Re: Book Courier

Hi Steve, Cludge, never heard that one, will google it!
Barry G
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 8:25 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier


Hi Barry,

I realise you was not knocking the BC, but I just wanted to point out that
the speed control on the Bookport is a cludge, rather than a real workable
solution.

All the best
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barry G
Sent: 07 August 2005 09:51
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier

Hi Steve, I wasn't knocking BC, it's an excellent wee beastie and I wouldn't
be without it - and I am not inclined towards the bookport either...  I was
just interested, I do like the ability to speed things up, off the shelf
speed is so painfully slow!  I have a Victor Vibe and use that for DAISY
books and I guess I'll continue to use that for the time being.

All the best,
Barry G
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 9:38 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier


Hi Barry,

No, you don't at the moment.  But lest anyone says you do on the Book Port,
this is not quite true either.  With the Book Port, you have to set the
speed of the narration on the PC side, then transfer the file.  In other
words, once the file is in the Book Port, you can't control it either.  So
this is a kind of cludge, rather than a real speed control.  The only way
that Springer could give you control in either device itself, would be to
modify the hardware.

All the best
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barry G
Sent: 07 August 2005 08:18
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier

Hi Steve, do you get control of speed with RNIB talking books on BC?
Barry G
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:44 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier


Hi Barry,

Wow, you're a little behind the times <Smile>.  We have had Daisy for about
six months.

All the best
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barry G
Sent: 06 August 2005 17:52
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier

Hi Sharon, that's interesting, must go and try that, although I'll need a
bigger card!  I thought that only the TNAUK files were readable on BC.
Barry G
----- Original Message -----
From: "SHARON BOWELL" <sharon.bowell1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 4:58 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier


Hi Mark,

RNIB talking Books can be played on the BC, using the transfer tool to
transfer them across.

I do this all the time, and was one of the main reasons I bought my BC.

Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Mark Matthews
Sent: Saturday,06 August 2005 16:54
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier

Actually I've got a feeling where the RNIB is concerned, the material is in
a closed format that has to be played on one of the devices supplied.

I received my BC yesterday, and am just digging into it all now. Smile. I
must say so far I'm very impressed!

Cheers,

Mark

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
James O'Dell
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 4:39 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Book Courier


Hi Mandy

I think the main UK dealer for the Book Courier will be either Techno-vision
Systems or Computer Room Services.  Both have representatives on this list.
As far as where you can get books is concerned, it will read plain text
documents using an internal speech synthesiser, such as the texts from the
various public domain archives out there, like Project Gutenberg, or any
books you have scanned yourself.  It will not read e-books in formats such
as pdf format, or Microsoft Reader format, which are the main filetypes used
for commercial ebooks.  It will play mp3 files and daisy books such as those
from the RNIB Talking Book Service if you have a big enough compact Flash
card to copy them onto, and you can also play any audio books you have
bought from audible.com on the unit.  I think that's it, I'm sure George and
Steve can give you more information if you need it.

James
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mandy Palmer" <amanda.palmer@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Access-Uk@Freelists. Org" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 4:11 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Book Courier


> Hi there, I've been reading some old messages from this list all about
> the book courier.  Please can someone tell me about it, and where does
> one get the books from that can be read on it.  Are they down
> loadable, and where does one down load them from, may be stupid
> questions but I'd rather find out more about it until I go and spend
> the money buying one.  From what
I've
> read and heard it seems to be worthwhile having?
>
> Mandy
>
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