Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Sep 12 02:37:16 UTC 2017

You can fit a player in your pocket, it just costs you to purchase it.
The stream fits nicely in your pocket and plays NLS books.
Also, you can use your smartphone to listen to NLS books and it fits in 
your pocket or on your belt.
I think the range of offerings should be good for anyone.
You can have the free offering, or you can purchase another one...

On Tue, 12 Sep 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> My apologies if it sounded like I was complaining. I'm actually
> pleasantly surprised the players are Linux based as opposed to
> something custom or even Windows based, and honestly, sticking to a
> working model for a decade is actually kind of refreshing compared to
> the mainstream electronics manufacturers who release some trivial
> redesign every few months and try to push some resource hogging bit of
> eyecandy or some alpha quality new feature that breaks or replaces
> existing functionality that actually works on older models as a reason
> to spend hundreds of dollars on a device with only marginally better
> specs.
> If I have a complaint unique to the NLS player(limited file format
> support and DRM are endemic problems with digital media players and
> digital media distribution respectively and a wide range of devices
> don't let the user swap in a spare battery), it's the fact the players
> are bulky compared to just about anything battery powered made this
> century. Granted, I imagine their are plenty of NLS patrons that
> appreciate the overly large buttons and the large, room filling
> speaker, but a cartridge player that could fit in my pocket or in my
> fanny pack with all my other gadgets would still be nice.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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