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Old 11-20-2007, 04:11 PM   #16
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Kindle plays MP3s only in shuffle mode. Assuming we can patch the OS, do you see anything in here that looks like it's being used to play MP3s? I am not sure alsaplay can play mp3s. Don't see anything obvious yet.

My Kindle won't be here till December. Hoping we can fix a few obvious bugs being advertised as features. You've got a device with Linux on it that's online 24/7, it shouldn't be hard to do many cool things with it.
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Kindle plays MP3s only in shuffle mode. Assuming we can patch the OS, do you see anything in here that looks like it's being used to play MP3s? I am not sure alsaplay can play mp3s. Don't see anything obvious yet.

My Kindle won't be here till December. Hoping we can fix a few obvious bugs being advertised as features. You've got a device with Linux on it that's online 24/7, it shouldn't be hard to do many cool things with it.
Patching the OS wouldn't change this. You would need to patch the application that is doing the MP3 playing.

It looks like Audible is only a foreground application so you can't read a book while listening to it. Too bad for those using the device to pick up a second language.

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DaleDe: Indeed. I meant to say as long as we can get shell access to be able to patch the application.

Regarding the music player being a foreground app, everything I have read suggests that it is actually a background music player but can only play songs on the shuffle. For e.g.: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...s/article.html
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DaleDe: Indeed. I meant to say as long as we can get shell access to be able to patch the application.

Regarding the music player being a foreground app, everything I have read suggests that it is actually a background music player but can only play songs on the shuffle. For e.g.: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...s/article.html
do you know the difference between the Mp3 player and the audible application?
check http://www.audible.com

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I did not. Since I was talking about the mp3 player I assumed you were referring to the same.
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I did not. Since I was talking about the mp3 player I assumed you were referring to the same.
Sorry, I started a new paragraph so I thought I could enter a related subject. Both are sound and books are available in both formats and neither format really leads to being able to sync the audio to the reading (for different reasons)

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Sorry, I started a new paragraph so I thought I could enter a related subject. Both are sound and books are available in both formats and neither format really leads to being able to sync the audio to the reading (for different reasons)

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I thought you might be interested in a vapor-ware company which has software to automatically sync audio and text: www.automaticsync.com/lipsync/products_eBS.html

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That is very interesting. I think there is a need for such a product but why do you call it vaporware?

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That is very interesting. I think there is a need for such a product but why do you call it vaporware?

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I called it vaporware because I saw nothing about price or ordering. I assumed that they are looking for a marketing partner.

Could be wrong. I'd like to be wrong. Let me know if you find that I'm wrong.

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I called it vaporware because I saw nothing about price or ordering. I assumed that they are looking for a marketing partner.

Could be wrong. I'd like to be wrong. Let me know if you find that I'm wrong.

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It is fairly common for a design/manufacturer not to be in the retail business. I do not find this enough justification to believe it does not exist. however it would have been nice if they could have listed a dealer or two. It might be interesting to email them I suppose.

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