Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Sep 13 02:14:32 UTC 2017

Remember the Talking Book Player caters to a lot more then mobile device 
toting patrons. The cassette player we used to have was a tank compared 
to Walkmans and the like. I'm OK with the design of the current player, 
and I'm glad they put ease of use and durability at the top of the 
requirements queue. If I want a portable player, I have my Booksense and 
my smart phones.

On 09/12/2017 10:08 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> 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.
> Al
> 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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Christopher (CJ)
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