Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Sep 12 12:33:40 UTC 2017

You don't necessarily need a cart slot.
the stream uses a SD card and internal flash memory,
phones use there own internal memory.
Some of them also use sd cards as well.
Commercial devices like phones get there key to play books when the user 
logs into the service.
the stream gets its key when you register it and it is emailed to you.
Now, there are also other devices, but I am just giving some examples so 
you know that more is available.

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

> I'll admit part of the problem is ignorance. Until reading the
> description for the cartridges Perkins is selling on Amazon, I didn't
> know any cartridge players other than the NLS player existed, and
> those descriptions only name drop two players I didn't know about and
> warns one doesn't support NLS's DRM. As for the cartridges themselves,
> while they are at their core generic USB flash drives and the casing
> offers some nice features such as having room for a detailed label,
> being easy to handle, and being easy to find if dropped, the casing
> does render the carts incompatible with most USB interfaces and pushes
> the cartridges into the Territory of formats most outside of the
> target demographic will have never heard of. Granted, prior to this
> thread, I never thought to ask and was working under the assumption
> the NLS player was the only cartridge player, so my ignorance on this
> subject is probably at least partially willful. Still, if anyone knows
> of a pocket-sized player with a cartridge slot and support of NLS
> books, I'd be interested in a link.
> As for smartphones, there are far more fundamental accessibility
> issues to deal with before I try wrestling with DRM(touch dialing a
> phone number unassisted being first among them). Though, if you know
> of any devices built around a more traditional phone button layout
> while retaining the multi-function capabilities of touchscreen
> devices, I'd love to hear about them. In the mean time, I'll be
> sticking with my retro-styled flip phone for phone things, my Blaze ET
> for most of my media playback, and my Raspberry Pi with a wireless USB
> keyboard for notetaking on the go. Though, considering none of those
> has a truly accessible mobile web browsing experience, a fourth device
> for that niche wouldn't go amiss.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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