[bookport] Re: Slow MP3

Good information Sarah.

If you bring the "problem" BP home and transfer mp3s to it from your home
system do they play slow?

Thanks
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Cranston" <cranston.sarah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 4:45 PM
Subject: [bookport] Re: Slow MP3


> I managed to fix the problem at the worksite, where the BookPort was not =
> being seen by the computer.  For anyone who might want to know this, I =
> reinstalled the BP transfer tool, removed the BP Launcher from MSCONFIG =
> and restarted the system with the BP connected.  Voile, it works great.
> Here's the really thing about this slow mp3 problem.  I transferred an =
> mp3 file to the problematic BookPort, got the slow result, and removed =
> the CF card and put it into my personal BookPort.  Absolutely no =
> problem, the mp3 files play just fine.  This leads me to believe that =
> it's not in the transferring, it's somewhere in the way this particular =
> BookPort handles mp3 files.
>
> HTH
>
> Sarah
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Rich Hartness
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 3:40 PM
> To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bookport] Slow MP3
>
>
> Hi Richard,
>
> Interesting problem.  Since you have a properly working set up at home =
> and a
> funky one at work, It might be fairly easy to determine if the problem =
> is in
> the work PC system or the work Bookport unit.
>
> Here are some things to try to help pinpoint what's misbehaving.
>
> 1. You said you have a personal Bookport.  If you attach it to the same
> system that sent the slow sounding files to the other Bookports at work =
> do
> they come out sounding slow on your personal model?
>
> 2. If you bring a work Bookport home that is playing the slow files and
> attach it to your home system and transfer MP3s to it, does it still =
> sound
> slow on the work unit?
>
> Good luck,
>
> Rich
>
> ----- Original Message -----=20
> From: "Richard Ring" <ring.richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 4:26 PM
> Subject: [bookport] Re: Slow Mp3 files
>
>
> > Yes.
> > And, these files play just fine on my personal Bookport.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Curtis Delzer
> > Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 3:16 PM
> > To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bookport] Re: Slow Mp3 files
> >
> >
> > I have had, not too long ago, my sound card or mp3 player play mp3 =
> files
> > at about half speed, and my solution which did work was to reboot,
> > however if you've already recorded the files on the bookport, that =
> won't
> >
> > help. Have you duplicated it, re-recorded the files on a bookport, =
> done
> > it more than once after a complete system reset?
> >
> > Curtis Delzer
> > On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 16:05:36 -0400, ROB MEREDITH wrote:
> >
> > No one has a clue. We really need more info as requested in our last =
> =3D3D
> > message on this topic.
> >
> > Rob Meredith
> >
> > >>> ring.richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 09/13/04 03:56PM >>>
> > Greetings:
> > I posted a message on this subject yesterday, but I would like to see =
> if
> > anyone has a clue.
> > We are considering a pilot program at our state library.  We would =
> lend
> > to patrons pre-loaded Bookports, just to test the possibilities that =
> are
> > available when it comes to digital books.
> > We would like to load an example of each of the major file types that
> > are supported by Bookport.
> > We began by testing a Bookport on Friday.  Our systems could not see =
> the
> > device.  I brought the unit home and formatted the card three times.
> > Finally, my home computer was able to see the device.  MP3 files were
> > transferred to the device using the Bookport transfer. =3D3D3D20
> > These files are playing at less than half the speed one might expect =
> to
> > hear them.  For those of you who remember records (I know, not many)
> > it's worse than playing a 33 and a third record at 16 and two thirds.
> > (Note these are record speeds, which were measured in RPMs revolutions
> > per minute)
> > Has anyone ever seen this?  Is there a solution?
> >
> >
> >
> > Richard A. Ring
> > Rehabilitation/Technology Specialist
> > Iowa Department for the Blind
> > Field Operations
> > ring.richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=3D3D20
> > http://www.blind.state.ia.us=3D3D20
> > 515 281-1312
> > 800 362-2587
> > Fax: 515 242-5781=3D3D3D20
> > TTY: 515 281-1355
> >
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