what do I need?
Andrews, David B B (DEED)
David.B.Andrews at state.mn.us
Fri Mar 5 19:48:49 UTC 2010
Don't be so smug! The NLS player was primarily designed to play books from cartridges that come from libraries for the blind. Other players, such as Stream, Book Sense, Pocket, VR Classic, Wave, and commercial devices like iPod etc. do not unzip either.
From: blinux-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:blinux-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Janina Sajka
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 12:31 PM
To: Robert Jaquiss; Linux for blind general discussion
Subject: Re: what do I need?
You mean the NLS player can't handle its own unzipping? How quaint!
BTW: Since the question was about Linux, let me answer that there is an
unzip command in Linux. You don't need Windows to unzip. And, of course,
Linux is perfectly capable of mount USB drives, so you should be able to
copy files straight across to that drive.
Robert Jaquiss writes:
> The files from NLS have to be unzipped, and placed in their own
> directory. On a PC, Winzip creates a directory having the same name
> as the book. The directory then needs to be copied to a USB drive. I
> suggest using an empty drive. It is important that the files be in a
> directory on the drive and not at the root level. Then plug in the
> USB drive into the port on the side of the player. When the player
> starts, it will find the book.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Tew" <btew at nyx.net>
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> Subject: what do I need?
> >Ok I got a digital player from the library.
> >I can download books from bard noproblem.
> >What do I need to get the files from the computer to the player
> >using linux?
> >Do I need any special software for that?
> >t i a.
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