[Vrstream] new member with quite a few questions

Joshua Hendrickson louvins at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 17:28:44 EDT 2015


That's not true.  My 64 GB sd cards weren't fat32, and my stream
formatted them just fine.

On 4/18/15, Jim Barbour <jbar at barcore.com> wrote:
> The stream cannot format  sd cards with either ntfs or exfat. Only vfat
>
> Jim
>
> Written While on the Move
>
>> On Apr 18, 2015, at 1:50 PM, Joshua Hendrickson <louvins at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> 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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