[Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions

Joshua Hendrickson louvins at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 16:50:11 EDT 2015


yes, the first gen stream can format xfat.  I think its NTFS the
stream might have problems with.

On 4/18/15, rajmund <brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Can the stream format EXFAT?
>
>     Sent from the BrailleNote
>
>
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Rutherford" <tom.n8euj at gmail.com
> To: "'rajmund'"
> <brajmund2000 at gmail.com>,<adriencollins22160 at gmail.com>,<vrstream
> @vrstreamusers.org
> Date sent: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:48:45 -0400
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions
>
> That would be SDXC.  <grin!>  But, if the Stream gives you a
> Media Error 3
> or a "No Media" message, it's probably exFAT.
>
> -- 73 DE Tom, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
> "She said it was either her or the ham radio.  Over."
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 17, 2015 1:26 PM
> To: Tom Rutherford; brajmund2000 at gmail.com;
> adriencollins22160 at gmail.com;
> vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions
>
> Hello,
> I believe, its a XCSD, but not sure what format.  Stream
> recognised it, though.
>
>     Sent from the BrailleNote
>
>
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Rutherford" <tom.n8euj at gmail.com
> To: "'rajmund'" <brajmund2000 at gmail.com>,"'Adrien Collins'"
> <adriencollins22160 at gmail.com>,<vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Date sent: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:21:52 -0400
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions
>
> I'm not a Braillenote user, but I can tell you that transferring
> data
> between the Stream and a PC can be done using the long cable.
> There's a
> certain sequence that you have to use to have the Stream
> recognized as an
> external drive, but the problem is that transferring files that
> way is
> abysmally slow.  Also, if the SD card is formatted as exFAT, the
> Stream will
> not recognize it.  However, the Stream will format a 64GB card to
> FAT32, but
> then, you'll lose everything on it.  When you put the card in, it
> will say,
> "No media", but when you go through the menu to the "Format SD
> Card" entry,
> the Stream will format it to FAT32.  Hope this helps.
>
> -- 73 DE Tom, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
> "She said it was either her or the ham radio.  Over."
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:09 PM
> To: Adrien Collins; brajmund2000 at gmail.com; tom.n8euj at gmail.com;
> vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions
>
> Hello,
> The braillenote from humanware doesn't recognise my sd card,
> though.  And, I only have the user guide at this point, at
> therefore, it is a bug.  I have also asked someone (who is not on
> the list) uses a US firmware, much younger than mine, but the
> same result.  But, a question.  Braillenote users, can the stream
> act like a hard disk with the braillenote?
>
>     Sent from the BrailleNote
>
>
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adrien Collins" <adriencollins22160 at gmail.com
> To: "'rajmund'" <brajmund2000 at gmail.com>,"'Tom Rutherford'"
> <tom.n8euj at gmail.com>,<vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Date sent: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:05:19 +0200
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions
>
> Hi Rajmond
>
> The pitch for the user guide and the pitch on the stream
> itself are separate, if you change the pitch to listen to a
> book, it does not affect the pitch for the user guide, they
> are completely separate, this is not a bug but an
> intentional thing in the design of the stream.  You don't
> need to clean the sd card off to up-date the stream,
> download the file, copy it to the sd card, put the sd card
> back into the stream, plug the stream into the mains
> electricity and power the stream back on, it will up-date.
> If you get stuck, give us a shout.
>
> Regards
>
> Adrien
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vrstream [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org]
> On Behalf Of rajmund
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:31 PM
> To: Tom Rutherford; vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few
> questions
>
> Hello Tom,
> I do have Samantha, but instead of Tom, we have Daniel.
> Once I
> get my braille sense back, I will be able to take the data
> off
> the sd card, and update the stream, and all that.  I
> believe, its
> running 3.0.6, if that existed.  So far, though, I had no
> problems with the speakers.  I have one thing, that is
> bugging
> me, however.  I exit the user guide,
> try Daniel, return to Samantha, and reopen the guide.  Even
> though the unit says that I'm on pitch 7, she sounds nothing
> like
> pitch 7.  So, I then have to lower it, and get it back up.
> However, the rate is not effected.  Is that fixed in the new
>
> firmware?
>     Sent from the BrailleNote
>
>
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Rutherford" <tom.n8euj at gmail.com
> To: "'rajmund'"
> <brajmund2000 at gmail.com>,<vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Date sent: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:18:03 -0400
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream]  new member with quite a few
> questions
>
> Hi, Rajmund.
>
> Well, if it's got Daniel, it's the UK version of the
> firmware.  I
> forget now
> what the female voice is, but it isn't Samantha.  But,
> anyway,
> I'm glad you
> found a pitch and speed that you're okay with.  It's too bad
> you
> don't have
> a PC.  You need to get with someone who has a PC so that you
> can
> do a couple
> of things.  The first thing you want to do is make sure
> you're
> running the
> last version of firmware written for the old Stream, which
> is
> version 3.5.4.
> You can get it on humanware.com in their support section if
> it's
> not already
> up to date.  But, other than the crummy little speaker, the
> original Stream
> is a solid piece of equipment.  You'll love the way music
> sounds
> on it if
> you have a decent set of headphones or powered speakers.  As
> for
> only
> getting English out of the thing, maybe it's only the North
> American
> Samantha and Tom version that has the Mandarin Chinese
> serial
> number at the
> end when you hit 0 three times quickly without an SD card.
>
> -- 73 DE Tom, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
> "She said it was either her or the ham radio.  Over."
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000 at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 3:31 PM
> To: Tom Rutherford; brajmund2000 at gmail.com;
> vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few
> questions
>
> Hello Tom,
> Hmm, this one said interesting things, but only in English.
> I
> think its running English firmware, which uses Daniel
> (sounds
> terrible) and Samantha, who isn't that bad, at pitch 7, and
> rate
> 10.  Yes, I like high pitches.  Thanks for the sd tip, but
> currently, I don't have anything that would read my 64 gb sd
> card
> to save the things off it, and I don't have a pc, either.  I
> have
> found the user guide, but this is all new to me.
>     Sent from the BrailleNote
>
>
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Rutherford" <tom.n8euj at gmail.com
> To: "'rajmund'"
> <brajmund2000 at gmail.com>,<vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Date sent: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:10:47 -0400
> Subject: RE: [Vrstream]  new member with quite a few
> questions
>
> Hi, Rajmund.  In addition to what Jim told you, if you're
> talking
> about the
> voice that says, "Welcome to Victor Reader" when you power
> it up,
> he's not a
> synthesizer.  He's Blair Stainton, a Canadian actor.  But,
> you
> have either
> Samantha or Tom for your other voice.  They're Vocalizer
> voices,
> and they
> don't sound all that good.  The 2nd-gen.  Stream uses
> Acapella
> voices Heather
> and Ryan if you have the North American English firmware.
> But,
> if you have
> the North American English firmware for the 1st-gen.
> Stream,
> it's Samantha
> and Tom.  But, I don't think you can speed any of the voices
> up
> except when
> they're reading text to you.
>
> There is a built-in User Guide on the Stream, either
> version.
> Press and
> hold the "1" key until you hear "User Guide", then release
> it.
> Once it
> comes up, you can navigate through it using the "6" key to
> navigate forward
> and the "4" key to navigate backward.  You can set various
> levels
> of
> navigation by using the "2" and "8" keys.
>
> BTW, before you start trying to put content on an SD card,
> put a
> fresh SD
> card in the Stream and it will create the folders
> automatically
> for you.
> Then, you can put DAISY books in $VRDTB, MP3 books in
> $VROtherBooks, music
> in $VRMusic, etc.
>
> I hope this helps.  I have one of the original Streams, and
> I
> still love it.
> I can't see buying a new one while this one still works.  I
> did
> buy a
> Stratus, though, because I liked the bigger speaker and the
> built-in optical
> disc reader.  (They call it a CD reader, but it will also
> read
> audio DVDs.
> I haven't tried a Blu-Ray disc in it yet, but I kind of
> doubt it
> would read
> one of those.)  BTW, if you hit the "0" key three times fast
> with
> no SD card
> in it, it will tell you all kinds of interesting things
> about
> your Stream,
> including the serial number in Mandarin Chinese.  I am not
> kidding.
>
> -- 73 DE Tom, N8EUJ, Burton, MI
> "She said it was either her or the ham radio.  Over."
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vrstream [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org]
> On
> Behalf Of
> rajmund
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:21 AM
> To: vrstream at vrstreamusers.org
> Subject: [Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions
>
> Hello all,
> Yes, I have never posted here, but I have just got my hand
> on a
> stream.  question 1.  How do I find out what type it is? No,
> it
> hasn't got wifi.  And it still uses vocaliser voices, but
> that's
> as far as I got.
> Question 2.  How do I speed up the main synthesizer, the guy
> who
> reads the menu items? Just to give you an idea where I'm
> wanting
> to go, I got the humanware braillenote to rate 16.  Is there
> a
> smilar setting with them synths? question 3.  How do I open
> the
> bookshelf, and things like that? Do I need to put content
> into it
> on an sd card before I can do that?
> Many thanks for any answers
> Rajmund
>
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