daisy reader

Aldo blinuxman at tuxfamily.org
Fri May 6 16:54:40 UTC 2005

On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 09:35:48AM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Are the elements in the TOC navigable? Can I go next, next next, item by
> item? Can I go previous, previous, previous, item by item? Can I adjust
> the granularity and move next next next by chapter, or next next next by
> page? Or previous?
Navigating is quite intuitive, the reaction in Jos' daisyplayer is 
immediate, I don't know which features it should have more or less than 
Listenup, but maybe you can download and try it.
> If so, can I do this from within the content? Or do I need to go back to
> the TOC to do this?
The content in Jos' daisyplayer is played while you still are in Lynx, 
and can switch toanother chapter or so, so you continuously see the 
total "menu" of your cd. 

In Yannick's daisyreader you are not using Lynx as interface, so you 
can't do what you told above, but these two players are very very easy 
to install; maybe an effort can be done for Listenup so that more people 
can download and install it without having to read any doc or becoming a 
scientific :-)

> DAISY would require this kind of navigation within the structure. Early
> in the NISO specification process we specifically discussed this, and
> there are supporting documents to describe these things.

In my opinion, the most powerful application in the world can't be 
considered as 100% as long as it requires more efforts to install it 
than efforts to use it.
> PS: Though many books may not provide multiple navigational levels, the
> spec does support multiple levels. 

At this moment, as well in France as in Belgium where I live, lots of 
magazines are on cassettes; in the Netherland they have migrate to Daisy 
since 2004; I just asked for a cd, tried one from the speakup-goodies... 
but that's all, the goal/my goal was to check if I was able to obtain a 
daisy player who was functional and easy to install and to use.


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