Re: Jaws basic training in Daisy format:

Right. Daisy is not an mp3 file, let's get that out of the way. Daisy is 
just a simplified way of presenting information in both text and audio. FS 
used Mp3 files which is why you saw those, and there are htmll files as 
well. so  you get the text from the html, and the audio from the mp3, but 
you can use either or both.
It's just a way to make a choice very quickly without having to open a 
whole bunch of files at once. being able to skip from section to section 
like on a cd is the beauty of Daisy.
But we're getting off topic here and this is supposed to be about JAWS so 
i'll shut up now.


At 02:49 AM 3/4/2005, you wrote:
>I think that FS needs to make a simple instruction manual on how to use 
>this new
>format.  Cut out all the technical stuff
>But basically, skipping from section to section is just like skipping 
>tracks on
>a CD.  It's a new program, and like any new program, there are a whole 
>bunch of
>hot keys to learn.
>---- Original Message -----
>From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 2:32 AM
>Subject: Re: Jaws basic training in Daisy format:
>
>
>If you have the Daisy books installed into the proper folder, all you need
>to do is first open FS reader, press control plus o, shift tab once and
>there are your daisy books. press enter on one you want to read. then press
>control plus p to play or pause, control plus s to stop, or you can simply
>read the text associated with them. Perhaps FS needs to make things a bit
>simpler because soooooo many people on this list and others I've seen were
>having trouble with this.
>
>
>At 07:01 PM 3/3/2005, you wrote:
> >Freedom Scientific is advertising their basic training in Daisy format. Even
> >with technical assistance from the Canadian National Institute for the 
> Blind,
> >neither I nor they could get this feature to work.
> >I can read the audio files in  MP3 format--Winamp is invoked
> >automatically--but
> >none of the standard navigation available in Daisy format is available when
> >simply navigating the files as MP3's. I do have the fast forward and
> >rewind and
> >volume features in Winamp working but the speech compression and place 
> marker
> >features, available in the Daisy format are of course not available in 
> Winamp.
> >Question: Where and how are the training materials available in Daisy 
> format?
> >I installed the training files from the Jaws 6.0 program disk. These are
> >in the
> >training\enu file and the FS reader is on the desktop.
> >The instructions for using the FS Reader are indeed available in Daisy 
> format
> >with all the navigation keys but there are no training files available here.
> >Has anyone been able to get this to work.
> >I read Chris' post and did copy the files to the training\enu as he
> >recommended
> >and even put them in a Victor books directory on my desktop. Many other
> >Victor
> >books files I have in that directory read in the true Daisy format but the
> >Jaws
> >training files read only through Winamp.
> >I then uninstalled Jaws and reinstalled it and made sure the training
> >files were
> >installed through a guided install and still I can read these files only
> >through
> >Winamp but not with the FS Daisy reader nor with the Victor Soft software.
> >Sorry for the lengthy post but now that you know what I have done, Can you
> >now
> >apprise me as to what I haven't done or haven't done correctly?
> >
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