[Athen] Brl back translators

Mike Gibson mikegibson at boisestate.edu
Wed Jul 9 08:15:48 PDT 2008

I would concur with you Jim. The TTS on the Stream leaves a little to be
desired. I have installed Vocalizer Tom and while the inflection is a
little more to my liking the sound quality is still that digital fuzzy
sound and it tends to studder a bit. When I worked at Humanware R&D told
me they had to reduce the sound quality to 8 bits and 11 khz to minimize
memory taken up by the TTS.

Mike Gibson
AT Coordinator
Boise State University
(208) 426-1583

From: "Marks, Jim" [mailto:marks at mso.umt.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 4:52 PM
To: "Access Technologists in Higher Education Network"
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Brl back translators

Norm, how do you like the text-to-speech feature of the Victor Stream?
While the Stream is by far the best audio player I've ever used, it's
text-to-speech is fuzzy and awkward. I'm curious if you find the

Jim Marks
Director of Disability Services
University of Montana
jim.marks at umontana.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org]
Behalf Of Prof Norm Coombs
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 5:42 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Brl back translators

Victor stream just announced it will play brf so I guess I don't need
one now.

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