Hi Simon Dolphin do one. Can't remember the name but it'll be on their website. Not cheap at around £140. Roger ----- Original Message ----- From: goshawk To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; blindaudio ; blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; PC audio discussion list. ; VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; vires@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; tvi-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; RNIBTalkingBooksArena@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; electrobooks Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 6:00 AM Subject: [access-uk] dasy software packages? hello list, I have recently got a portable daisy talking book player, and would like to start making my own daisy book disks, from my own audio library. please can anyone recommend a good fully featured daisy creating software package? it needs to be fully accessible, using window-eyes. the package needs to be fully featured, as I would like to make the disks fully navigable, as I will probably put several books, radio series, or audio described film audio tracks, on to one disk, and would like to be able to select which book or series I want, and easily navigate my way around that book or series, by chapter or episode, or if a particular series had several seasons of it, I would like to be able to navigate by series, season, or episode. I hope I have explained that ok. however, just to make things interesting, the audio books in my library, are all formatted differently, as there are some, that have only as many files, as there were tapes or cds in the original, there are some, that have been taken from cd, with each track on each cd being a file, and there are some, that have just been formatted as a single big file for the whole book. also, the stuff I have, has not all been encoded at the same bit rate, and I have had problems with some mp3 disks before, that will play perfectly in mp3 cd players, dvd players, and my computer, but when I try to play them in my talking book machine, it says something like "audio format not supported" even though they are mp3 files, and I would like the software package to be able to sort this out if possible, as it is probably something simple, such as re-encoding the mp3 files, in a bit rate that the talking book machine will handle. it would also be quite useful, if the package could have some equaliser, volume boosting, sound enhancement, and unwanted noise removal tools. as some of the stuff I have, either because it was taken from very old recordings, was recorded at too lower level on one or both channels, or encoded at too lower bit rate, doesn't sound that good, which is something, that I would really like to improve if possible, before making daisy disks of it. it would also be nice, if the package could actually record directly from a line or digital in, as I still have a lot of stuff on tape, dat, and minidisk. and if it could also take audio from standard audio cds, which I could use the drive in the computer to read, it would be even better. finally, if possible, I would like the package, to be able to work with different audio formats, as not all the stuff in my library is in mp3 format, some of it is in .ogg, some in .wma, some in standard uncompressed .wav, and some in a form of compressed .wav format. I think it is going to be a bit much, to expect the software to work with things like free lossless audio codec, and monkeys audio files, but if the daisy software package could also use existing audio codec's, even this could be possible. Simon Wilkes, e-mail, dj.goshawk@xxxxxxxxxxxx skype name, dj-goshawk windows live id, goshawk-on-horseback goshawk-on-horseback@xxxxxxxxxx cb call, goshawk phone, 02082200261, +442082200261 if outside of UK, mobile, (voice or text) 07957880038, +447957880038 if outside of UK.