[access-uk] Re: Voice Recording on The Stream

Can't really comment, Tony. I only tested the Stream a couple of times with the 
built in microphone for short notes and stuff. I can tell you though that for 
that sort of recordings the Stream is definitely sufficient. But for more 
advanced applications, and for recording with an external directional 
microphone, don't know I'm afraid. Will leave that to someone with more 
knowledge to comment.

Talking of the Stream, unfortunately it doesn't support the new Enhanced 
Audible format at present as opposed to the BS that does. I hope Humanware will 
look into this soon.

Cheers,
Amro
----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tony Sweeney 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Cc: tony sweeney 
  Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 4:34 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Voice Recording on The Stream


  Hi Amro & All,

  Thanks for those very helpful comments!

  Now could you please let us know how you find the recording quality on the 
  stream in the sense  of recording one's voice for example?

  Tony
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Amro Bilal
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2009 4:05 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice re playing ogg files


    Hi Ted, just to confirm, I have now tried playing an ogg file on my Stream 
  and it works. Yeah, the BS sounded promising to me too until I listened to 
  the GW Micro guys extensive review and demo. From what they said, and they 
  spent at least 30 minutes of the review going through the BS features, I 
  find the Stream to offer better and easier navigation options and control 
  over what you're listening to. Plus, the where am I key that gives position 
  and book tag info in the Stream is particularly an excellent feature and 
  there was no mention of such feature on the BS. There was no mention of a 
  sleep timer on the BS either which something I find essential in a book 
  reader specially for bed time reading. The go to time/heading/bookmark and 
  the bookmarking options on the Stream are more advanced too from what I 
  gathered. As well, from what I was told, the Stream looks a lot more elegant 
  and stylish than the BS which looks just like an old mobile phone, not cool 
  at all. And finally, there's the pricing factor.

    Again, I can't offer an opinion from a firsthand experience of the BS, but 
  the demo didn't sell it to me at all even though I was listening with 
  anticipation.

    Maybe I should've changed the subject line so not to highjack your thread, 
  Ted, and to reflect the slight change in the discussion topic but...

    Cheers,
    Amro
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Ted Martin
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 7:27 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: advice re playing ogg files


      Hi Amro,
      I have heard of the Victor Stream's high reputation, but I didn't think
      it played ogg files.  I will look into that, and the Book Sense sounds
      very promising.  I'm still digging around, trying to find what the price
      of BS will be, and who will sell it in the UK.  I'm guessing Steve Nutt
      - am I right, Steve?

      Ted

      Amro Bilal wrote:
      > Hi Ted, have you checked with Humanware if the Victor Stream reads ogg
      > files? I couldn't find that piece of info on their site. If it does,
      > I'd say put it on the top of your options' list. It's an awesome piece
      > of kit. It has all the features that one would need for playing back a
      > book or music file. The navigation options on the stream are just
      > excellent, let alone the book marking features it has to offer. And it
      > does look stylish. I have one and use it for listening to Audible
      > books and music.
      >
      > HTH,
      > Amro
      >
      >     ----- Original Message -----
      >     *From:* Ted Martin <mailto:tedmart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      >     *To:* access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
      >     *Sent:* Friday, August 28, 2009 4:00 PM
      >     *Subject:* [access-uk] advice re playing ogg files
      >
      >     Having recently wasted money on a Samsung media player which was
      >     unusable with its touch sensitive controls, I am looking for a V I
      >     user-friendly  mp3 type player that supports ogg vorbis.
      >
      >
      >
      >     If such a machine does not exist, then another question:  I
      >     believe one can get some sort of wireless device which plugs into
      >     the PC, and plays through radios or hi-fi systems elsewhere in the
      >     house.  Are these any good, and what are they called?  I would
      >     Google for one, if I knew what to search for.
      >
      >
      >
      >     I am reluctant to convert my ogg files to another format such as
      >     mp3 or wma, as that is likely to degrade the sound quality.
      >
      >
      >
      >     I hope someone will have some answers,
      >
      >
      >
      >     Thanks,  Ted
      >
      >
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