[icon-discuss] Re: observations about NLS books

NLS has chosen to not mark all books converted from old tape masters.
Depending on how important they believe chapter navigation is, they have
marked some of those old books.  Most, will not be marked up though.  Phrase
navigation, as you say, is unreliable most times.  I prefer Icon's
implementation.  If NLS books were more marked up, which they're
unfortunately not, I would use phrase navigation.


Pratik


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[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jenny Axler
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 6:35 PM
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Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: observations about NLS books

That's really interesting.  I know I have some that are adapted from 
cassette and they are still marked up by chapter.  I was just curious if 
there was a difference in how some of them were done.  Thanks Matthew for 
the explanation.

It's not quite as quick, but we do have a move by time option.  If you press

and hold the Left and Right Arrows, the longer you press them, the larger 
the time increment.  So, if you want to move forward by 30 minutes, just 
hold down the Arrow until it says 30, and let go.  I believe they are 
working on a go to time option for 1.11.

Jenny

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 3:17 PM
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: observations about NLS books


> Jenny,
>
> I have one, close encounters of the third kind.  Navigation gives me 
> "Close
> Encounters of the Third Kind Chapter 1" and "end of Close Encounters of 
> the
> Third Kind.".
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jenny Axler" <jaxler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 6:08 PM
> Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: observations about NLS books
>
>
> Michael, I believe even those books taken from cassette tapes are supposed
> to be marked up.  You should still have navigation available.  If you 
> don't,
> what does happen when you try to enter the navigation contents by pressing
> and holding Menu?
> Jenny
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "michael d. barber" <m.barber@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, January 01, 1970 3:07 AM
> Subject: [icon-discuss] observations about NLS books
>
>
> greetings all:
> first, i want to thank the Icon Team for all their hard work on this
> great update we just received in the past week.
> second, I just wanted to make some observations about the NLS book
> playing capabilities of the Icon.
> the downloading of NLS books to my import folder goes extremely well.
> it's not as fast as my regular computer, but then i don't expect it to
> be.  even so, it's still pretty fast.
> secondly, though the sound quality is pretty good, it's not as good as
> the quality on the VR stream.  this is only an observation and not a
> criticism.  i do not use my Icon as my primary method for reading NLS
> books; that belongs to the VR stream.  being able to read NLS books on
> my Icon is, for me, a convenience.
> it appears to me that the higher speed you choose for reading, the
> quality gets a little poorer.
> i am about to read an NLS book which was not marked up like the others
> but taken from a book already recorded on tape and see how this works.
> What i mean is that this is a book which was not originally digitally
> recorded.  i want to see if the phrase option exists which would give
> me at least one option for moving through this book.
> keep up the great work, Icon Team.  you folks are doing a tremendous
> job.  when the docking station comes out, i really believe this will be
> the note taker of choice and i hope you have a great marketing strategy
> in mind to make this happen.  might i suggest you get a list of all the
> rehab agencies for the blind and send them each a flier about the
> docking station when it comes out?  i would also suggest an
> announcement be sent to both the NFB and ACT publications for printing?
> Make the biggest splash possible.
>
> cordially,
> michael d. barber
>
>
>
>
>
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