Digitizing audio cassettes and extracting the contents of digital cartridges.

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Sep 13 12:45:09 UTC 2017

Assuming those for whom big buttons etc. is an advantage are a minority
perhaps there is a good compromise.

If there were to be a pad containing al the large controls and a speaker
which can attach to a pocket size device using headphones which is the
actual book reader; all needs could be met?

On Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 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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