This "book" will announce it's title as all good DAISY books do and then start playing the soundtrack of the movie as a single audio file.
Now as I do not have access to the screen play I am not able to add more navigation. I could split the soundtrack at the DVD chapters if needed for example. But given that DAISY can remember where you are in the "book" I'm not sure that having navigation with in a movie is all that necessary.
Here are the steps I used.I used Handbreak to move the film to my hard drive and the used the Mac program AC3 to convert the MP4 file to an MP3 audio file. This dropped the size of the soundtrack on a 1 hour 47 minute film to just over 13 megabytes.
I then hand edited the ncc.html, .smil and other files for the DAISY portion this wasn't that much of a job as I only had two mp3 files to work with, the recording of the title and the soundtrack itself.
The whole file is less than 15 megabytes. Better quality sound would, of course increase the size but even at the best recording quality it would fit onto a single CD.
It plays without problems on a VictorReader, AMIS, TPBreader, the Curtain experimental Mac reader and validates with the DAISY 2.02 validator. I have the audio in playable order so it will also play on any CD player which accepts MP3 files.
I do not feel that I can send this to anyone as I do not have permission from either Studio Ghibli, or its English language distributor, Disney to do so. Should I ever attend any DAISY meetings I would be happy to demonstrate it.
Greg Kearney 535 S. Jackson St. Casper, Wyoming 82601 307-224-4022 gkearney@xxxxxxxxx
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