Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Sep 12 15:08:40 UTC 2017

I'm one of those who like the big buttons and the decent speaker of the 
NLS digital player, but you make a good point about the value of a 
device you can put in your pocket.


On 09/11/2017 08:22 PM, 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.

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