[Vrstream] Unzip Books

Alan Lemly walemly at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 14:42:35 EST 2011


Trish, I will add to Steve's comments that even if one is using the NLS
player, the Humanware Companion can be used to transfer content to either a
cartridge or a flash drive for use with the NLS player. Granted, the
Companion will create the $VR folder structure which the Stream requires but
any NLS books placed in the $VRDTB folder by the Companion will play just
fine on the NLS player with this structure. And the Companion will unzip the
books as part of the transfer process. If you use the Companion to transfer
mp3 books to flash media to be used on the NLS player, you should rename the
$VROtherBooks folder to audio+podcasts before using it with the NLS player.

 

Alan Lemly

 

-----Original Message-----
From: vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org
[mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org] On Behalf Of Steve Zielinski
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 8:38 PM
To: Trish; vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
Subject: Re: [Vrstream] Unzip Books

 

Trish,

 

The books on the nls site need to be unzipped.  

 

You also wrote:

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.

 

When you hit enter on the zip book, you actually did unzip the book and
looked at the contents inside.  You can indeed use the clipboard to copy
these books into a folder on the nls cartridge.

 

From: Trish <mailto:pzoellers at tx.rr.com>  

To: Steve <mailto:steveziel at sbcglobal.net>  Zielinski ;
vrstream at vrstreamusers.org 

Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:02 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 <mailto:steveziel at sbcglobal.net>  Zielinski 

To: Trish <mailto:pzoellers at tx.rr.com>  ; 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 <mailto:pzoellers at tx.rr.com>  

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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