[Vrstream] Soft Pack:

Ray Foret Jr rforetjr at comcast.net
Sat May 29 15:57:17 EDT 2010


Yes, of course.  YOu purchase the softpak if you want it, and, I imagine that when you order a new Stream from HW, you can pay for the soft pak and get it right along with your Stream already activated.


Sincerely,
The Constantly Barefooted Ray!!!!!

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On May 29, 2010, at 9:10 AM, Heidi wrote:

> Just a quick question is the soft pack going to be available routinely for
> new Streams?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org
> [mailto:vrstream-bounces at vrstreamusers.org] On Behalf Of Russ Kiehne
> Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:05 AM
> To: Victor Reader Stream discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] SoftPack:
> 
>    From what I understand, the book port plus will not play mp4 files.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Juliette" <jmswiler at cox.net>
> To: "playful-puppy" <lap-dog2347 at sbcglobal.net>; "Suleyman Gokyigit" 
> <sgokyigit at gmail.com>; "Victor Reader Stream discussion list" 
> <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 3:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] SoftPack:
> 
> 
>> I don't think that this has anything to do with the attitude of blind 
>> people.  The fact is, I could pay full price for a Booksense or Book Port 
>> plus that already has those features of the soft pack offered by Humanware 
>> for extra.  I think Humanware should have been supporting Audible's 
>> enhanced format audio before now, as well as iTunes music files.  Again, 
>> this is just an opinion.
>> 
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "playful-puppy" <lap-dog2347 at sbcglobal.net>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:48 PM
>> To: "Suleyman Gokyigit" <sgokyigit at gmail.com>; "Victor Reader Stream 
>> discussion list" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] SoftPack:
>> 
>>> ok that is your opinion, however, when the stream was created, the choice
> 
>>> of wav or mp3 should have been included with the software, after all for 
>>> the rest of what the software pack has to offer , no it is a good price, 
>>> but I don't want all of that extra stuff, all I want is to record in mp3 
>>> or wav, and even if they only charged only 20 dollars for that, I would 
>>> not mind paying 20 dollars extra for the ability to record in wav or mp3 
>>> format.
>>> some doctors claim to be smart, however, stupidity speaks for it's self
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Suleyman Gokyigit" <sgokyigit at gmail.com>
>>> To: "Victor Reader Stream discussion list" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:32 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] SoftPack:
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> The attitude of blind people never ever ceases to amaze me.  Always 
>>>> wanting things for free, always wanting others to pay for our own 
>>>> things. Humanware has never ever charged for a single upgrade, and they 
>>>> are not "forcing" you or anyone to do anything.  It is not a right for 
>>>> us to be able to record in .wav or .mp3 format; it's a choice.  In this 
>>>> case, if we choose to do so, we have to pay $50.  Nothing could be more 
>>>> normal than this. Just...unbelievable.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Suleyman
>>>> 
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "playful-puppy" <lap-dog2347 at sbcglobal.net>
>>>> To: "Russ Kiehne" <wb6niu at 141.com>; "Victor Reader Stream discussion 
>>>> list" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:50 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] SoftPack:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> in my own opinion, I think that is a good peace of software, however at
> 
>>>>> the same time, it is pretty damn sorry for them to force 1 to buy there
> 
>>>>> extra software just to record in wav, or mp3 format, I'm going to find 
>>>>> someone who knows how to write software, and fix my software for what I
> 
>>>>> want, and guess what? it won't cost a thing extra. damn humanware.
>>>>> some doctors claim to be smart, however, stupidity speaks for it's self
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "Russ Kiehne" <wb6niu at 141.com>
>>>>> To: "Victor Reader Stream discussion list" <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org>
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:29 AM
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Vrstream] SoftPack:
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Here's the info on the softpack:
>>>>>> The SoftPak is a set of optional software features for your Victor 
>>>>>> Reader Stream.
>>>>>> What You Get
>>>>>> Your purchase will provide you with a Stream SoftPak activation file 
>>>>>> that has a KXO
>>>>>> file type and is named with your Stream serial number. Simply place 
>>>>>> this KXO file
>>>>>> in the root of your SD card and when you power on your Stream it will 
>>>>>> process the
>>>>>> file and activate your Stream SoftPak features. You will hear a 
>>>>>> message informing
>>>>>> you that the SoftPak has been activated. The Info key 0 will also 
>>>>>> report that you
>>>>>> have the SoftPak activated as part of the announcement of the Stream 
>>>>>> model number.
>>>>>> Your Stream must have software version 3.2 or higher prior to 
>>>>>> installing this activation
>>>>>> file. The latest Stream software  can be downloaded free from:
>>>>>> http://www.humanware.com/stream_software
>>>>>> SoftPak Features
>>>>>> Support of Unprotected EPUB Books
>>>>>> A new format for commercial and public domain books is called EPUB. 
>>>>>> This is an e-text
>>>>>> book format. The Stream SoftPak can play unprotected EPUB books using 
>>>>>> its text-to-speech
>>>>>> voice. Each EPUB book is a single file that you place on the $VRDTB 
>>>>>> bookshelf. EPUB
>>>>>> is a subset of the DAISY specification so it does provide some basic 
>>>>>> navigation depending
>>>>>> on the book producer. Once again, as a Stream user, you are keeping 
>>>>>> pace with emerging
>>>>>> book formats. You will find many unprotected EPUB books already 
>>>>>> available on the
>>>>>> Internet from sources such as Gutenberg.org, the Internet Archive (
>>>>>> www.archive.org
>>>>>> ), and Google. Indeed, you may wish to refer to a blog from Google 
>>>>>> that announced
>>>>>> the launch of their EPUB repository of more than 1 million books. 
>>>>>> Visit:
>>>>>> 
> http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2009/08/download-over-million-public-domain.h
> tml
>>>>>> Now, with a Stream SoftPak, you have access to this incredible wealth 
>>>>>> of new content.
>>>>>> MP3 and Wav Recording
>>>>>> In addition to the standard high quality AMR-WB+ 3GP recording file 
>>>>>> type, the Stream
>>>>>> SoftPak allows you to choose either mono MP3 96kbps or mono wav 16 bit
> 
>>>>>> PCM recording
>>>>>> file types. Select the recording file type using the Menu key 7. Press
> 
>>>>>> key 7 multiple
>>>>>> times to find the Recording menu. Then use the left or right arrows to
> 
>>>>>> choose either
>>>>>> 3GP, MP3, or Wav. Press the pound key to confirm your choice and the 
>>>>>> star or Cancel
>>>>>> key to exit the menu. As you arrow across the choice of file types the
> 
>>>>>> Stream will
>>>>>> announce how many hours of recording remain for each file type. Once 
>>>>>> you have confirmed
>>>>>> your choice, all future voice notes and audio bookmarks will be 
>>>>>> recorded in the chosen
>>>>>> file type.
>>>>>> Your choice of file type will affect the size of the recording files. 
>>>>>> Stream will
>>>>>> produce similar quality with 3GP and MP3 recordings but the MP3 files 
>>>>>> will be considerably
>>>>>> larger. Wav recordings provide the highest quality but take the most 
>>>>>> space on your
>>>>>> SD card. For example, one hour of recording produces a 9 megabyte 3GP 
>>>>>> file, 41 megabyte
>>>>>> MP3 file, or 303 megabyte wav file.
>>>>>> Support of Unprotected MP4 Audio Files
>>>>>> The Stream SoftPak supports the Advanced Audio coding found in audio 
>>>>>> files of type
>>>>>> mp4, m4a, m4b and m4v. The most popular source of these files is the 
>>>>>> Apple iTunes
>>>>>> store which offers millions of MP4 music and podcast files that you 
>>>>>> will be able
>>>>>> to play on your Stream. Note that Stream SoftPak only plays 
>>>>>> unprotected MP4 files.
>>>>>> Files protected with DRM are not supported. To acquire iTunes content 
>>>>>> you will require
>>>>>> the iTunes program which comes with every Apple MAC computer or a free
> 
>>>>>> iTunes version
>>>>>> for Windows computers which can be downloaded from:
>>>>>> http://www.apple.com/itunes
>>>>>> Use the program to purchase content from the iTunes online music store
> 
>>>>>> and download
>>>>>> it to your computer. You can then transfer the iTunes files to your 
>>>>>> Stream using
>>>>>> Windows or the Stream Companion program.
>>>>>> Support of Audible Enhanced Books
>>>>>> In addition to the format 4 Audible books the Stream SoftPak will also
> 
>>>>>> play the new
>>>>>> Audible Enhanced books which are recorded in high fidelity stereo and 
>>>>>> provide an
>>>>>> enhanced listening experience especially for books with multiple 
>>>>>> narrators or books
>>>>>> that include music. Make your choice of whether to download format 4 
>>>>>> or Enhanced
>>>>>> Audio from the My Library section of Audible.com.  If you are not a 
>>>>>> member of Audible
>>>>>> you are invited to a free trial including 1 free book. Just visit 
>>>>>> www.audible.com/humanware.
>>>>>> Support of Microsoft Word 2007 DOCX Documents
>>>>>> The Stream SoftPak will play the native Word 2007 documents that have 
>>>>>> a DOCX file
>>>>>> type. If the DOCX document includes stylized headings, you will be 
>>>>>> able to navigate
>>>>>> the document structure using the 2/8 up/down arrow keys to select the 
>>>>>> heading level
>>>>>> and the 4/6 left/right arrow keys to move back and forth between the 
>>>>>> headings just
>>>>>> like reading a DAISY book. DOCX documents files are stored in the 
>>>>>> $VRText bookshelf
>>>>>> of the Stream SD card.
>>>>>> For more information about the Victor Reader Stream visit
>>>>>> www.humanware.com/stream
>>>>>> .
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The VR Stream list is configured so that when using Control-R in most 
>>>>>> e-mail programs, message replies will go directly to the sender of the
> 
>>>>>> message. To reply to the entire list, use the "reply all" function of 
>>>>>> your e-mail program; usually 
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>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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>>>>> 
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>>>> 
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>> e-mail programs, message replies will go directly to the sender of the 
>> message. To reply to the entire list, use the "reply all" function of your
> 
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