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This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.   This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies. Posted in: Widget Design

iPodTalk Gadget... a cool little idea.. and design

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bandar



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Location: Saudi Arabia

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

here... yes, iPodTalk ... ( or find a better name )

The default view:



you pick any text file or text clipping from the finder and you drop it on this gadget...

the drop view:



then it creates an .AIFF file ( using the Speech technology ) with that text spoken... you can put it in your iPod to hear it whenever you want...

here is the terminal command:

just type: say -f somefile.txt -o spokenfile.aiff

where somefile.txt is the name of the text file and spokenfile.aiff is the name of your output file.

Panther ( or Tiger ) will quickly creat an AIFF file, you might also want to use the -v flag to set which voice to use, you can specify any of the voices from the Speech preference pane ( -v Junior, for instance ).

any one? ... coders.... developers... should i say, Dashboarders....
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Chris



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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Location: Durham, UK

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Yup. That's an easy one

If no-one else wants to make this, I'll do it for you
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The Inn Keeper



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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Funky. I like. Suggestion: Have the sound files automatically added to a playlist called 'iPodTalk' in iTunes, so they can be thrown on the iPod easily.
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bandar



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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

yeah, very cool idea... sure... i think it is very easy to do...

and i think it will save a lot of time.....

thanks....
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cripen



Joined: 27 Mar 2005
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Quoting: The Inn Keeper

Funky. I like. Suggestion: Have the sound files automatically added to a playlist called 'iPodTalk' in iTunes, so they can be thrown on the iPod easily.


XFactor does this when it finishes downloading a music file, it places it in an iTunes playlist called XFactor, and deletes the original file, and starts to play it. So it must be possible.
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Jeremy
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

This would be a very nice lil' widget. It'd be nice if Apple would update the voices for the first time in 10 years though!
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Cap'n Hector
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Quoting: Jeremy

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You mean, like the Vicki voice in Panther?

Panther was 10 years ago? My, how time flies!
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Cap'n Hector
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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

I meant to quote Jeremy saying "This would be a very nice lil' widget. It'd be nice if Apple would update the voices for the first time in 10 years though!". Not sure what went wrong there.
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spauldingg



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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Wow, haven't been here in a while. I love this widget, anyone had time to build it?
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jackinloadup



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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

well maybe when imported to itunes it should be turned into an mp3 to save space? good idea though
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JackoMac



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Location: United States of America

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 - 12:40 pm    Post subject: Imported from The Dashboader Reply with quote

Quoting: spauldingg

Wow, haven't been here in a while. I love this widget, anyone had time to build it?


anyone?
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