[Vrstream] Unzip Books

Tom Rutherford n8euj at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 7 14:31:58 EST 2011


When you opened the zip file, you actually did unzip it to a temporary folder.  You actually CAN copy files from this temporary folder to the cartridge, but if you want ot put more than one book on a cartridge, it's better to unzip the book to a folder that can be copied as a whole unit to the cartridge.  You can't examine the contents of a zip file without unzipping it in some way, shape, or form, just as you can't read a message without opening it in some way, or examine a webpage without downloading it.  The unzipping, opening, or downloading processes are most often completely transparent to the user, but they happen just the same.  HTH.

-- 73 DE Tom Rutherford, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Trish 
To: Steve Zielinski ; vrstream at vrstreamusers.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Unzip Books


But if someone does not own a stream and only has an nls player which uses other types of media for their books, then the window's unzip utility is what they have to use.
The question was...
does the zipped books downloaded off the BARD site, need first to be unzipped, or can the book's zipped folder that has been downloaded not be unzipped?
I tested this theory just to the point that the book does open without unzipping, but the items listed were interesting file extensions, with other info one being right protected.
So then these items can be copied to window's clipboard and then pasted into a cartridge suitable for the nls player without first being unzipped, this was the original queery.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Steve Zielinski 
To: Trish ; vrstream at vrstreamusers.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Unzip Books


You cannot just copy the zipped book to the stream because the stream doesn't have an unzipping utility built into it, so you are correct there.  You do need to unzip a book to play on the stream, but the HumanWare Companion does this for you automatically.  Perhaps this is why you are asking the qeustion.  If you use the companion it's a seamless process.  If you use the unzipping utility in wndows, it is not seamless.  The comanion is by far the fastest and easiest way to unzip a book, and even more so, multiple books at a time and place them on the stream.

Best,
Steve
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Trish 
  To: vrstream at vrstreamusers.org 
  Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 11:24 PM
  Subject: [Vrstream] Unzip Books


  I need some clearification on weather books need to be unzipped first in order to listen to or not.

  I have always used the unzip function first, but can you just press enter on the zipped book and copy the items listed into a digital player to play?

  I thought books had to be unzipped first before you could read them weather it be on the stream or the nls player, is this right or what?

  Trish


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