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Oliver Cookson
2004-01-13, 04:22
Hi,

One of the features of the a rival "mp3 streamer" caught my eye the
other day. I was wondering if it was possible (or if anyone has done
it...) to send the ID3 tag data to SqueezeBox.

The way I envisaged this working would be:

Get SLIMP3 Server to write the ID3 data to a text file which in turn
instructs the "text to speech" API in windows to read the text file and
broadcast the voice to SqueezeBox.

I think it would be a beat feature to have the title\track announced, I
know the "text to speech" application isn't perfect but it would be good
enough.

Any thoughts?

Cheers Oliver

Tim Morley
2004-01-13, 12:55
Just listen to the radio :)
Do we need an API to add adverts, therefore allowing these units to be sold
at a lower price as other costs created from ad revenue ??


;)


Trolling!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Oliver Cookson" <OCookson (AT) 3t (DOT) co.uk>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:22 AM
Subject: [slim] Sending ID3 data to a "Text to Speech" API which
getsbroadcasted over SqueezeBox


> Hi,
>
> One of the features of the a rival "mp3 streamer" caught my eye the
> other day. I was wondering if it was possible (or if anyone has done
> it...) to send the ID3 tag data to SqueezeBox.
>
> The way I envisaged this working would be:
>
> Get SLIMP3 Server to write the ID3 data to a text file which in turn
> instructs the "text to speech" API in windows to read the text file and
> broadcast the voice to SqueezeBox.
>
> I think it would be a beat feature to have the title\track announced, I
> know the "text to speech" application isn't perfect but it would be good
> enough.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Cheers Oliver
>
>