[bookport] Re: Slow Mp3 files

Sarah,

Did the problem unit play MP3s slow with the original firmware?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Cranston" <cranston.sarah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 4:57 PM
Subject: [bookport] Re: Slow Mp3 files


> This is the only thing I know of that I haven't tried.  I did update the =
> firmware from 1.05 to 1.11.  How would I go about reinstalling the =
> firmware?  At this point, it couldn't hurt and it might actually help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sarah
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Barrett, Don
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 3:50 PM
> To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bookport] Re: Slow Mp3 files
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> It might be worth reinstalling the firmware on the BookPort; Rob/Larry, =
> =3D
> is this worth a try?
>
> Don
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sarah Cranston
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 4:41 PM
> To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bookport] Re: Slow Mp3 files
>
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> I will second what Richard says.  I first transferred the mp3 files onto =
> =3D
> =3D3D
> the BookPort, found the problem wherein they are played at less than =
> =3D3D
> half speed, reset the BookPort, tried the transfer with the same =3D3D
> results, reformatted the CF card, tried the transfer again with the same =
> =3D
> =3D3D
> results, tried the transfer on another computer system with the same =
> =3D3D
> results, tried another CF card, again with those same weird results.  I =
> =3D
> =3D3D
> have my own personal BookPort, which handles mp3 files just fine.  I =
> =3D3D
> transferred an mp3 file to another BookPort in the pilot project and the =
> =3D
> =3D3D
> file played perfectly.
> So, after all this, I can only believe that this particular BookPort is =
> =3D
> =3D3D
> defective and needs repair from APH.  If anyone has any more =3D3D
> suggestions, please don't hesitate to offer them, even if they sound =
> =3D3D
> obvious.
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> Thank you very much.
>
> Sarah
> =3D3D20
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Richard Ring
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 3:27 PM
> To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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
>
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> 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
> =3D3D3D3D
> message on this topic.
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> 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. =3D3D3D3D3D20
> 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=3D3D3D3D20
> http://www.blind.state.ia.us=3D3D3D3D20
> 515 281-1312
> 800 362-2587
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