03-20-2010 04:35 PM - edited 03-20-2010 04:36 PM
My preference is that I'd be able to control playback speed on the clip. ... To be able to go at 2X speed for a portion of an audio and then 1.50X for another portion. (I'm stating this preference upfront just in case someone suggests a "desktop computer" solution. A "desktop computer" solution is fine, but an on-the-fly change-playback-speed ability on the Clip would be better.)
How can I do this?
Message Edited by ginger on 03-20-2010 04:36 PM
Solved! Go to Solution.
03-20-2010 05:33 PM
"Most of my audio files on my clip are NOT music. Most of my audio files are "spoken-word" audio. These are audio files of people talking to each other, or giving speeches, or of reading a book. I would like to be able to increase playback speed of the audio, while keeping a normal pitch (no "chipmunk" voice)."
Sandisk players don't do this. There is a fast and slow setting for audiobooks and podcasts, but it is only around 25% and no pitch correction. There are some other brands of mp3 players that do this to a limited degree, perhaps up to 1.4X, but I think the pitch correction may be a separate setting, and not automatic.
Some digital recorders have variable speed playback with automatic pitch correction, but perhaps only from 0.5X to 1.5X. Make sure that they have this for both mp3 and wma if you need it. Some recorders only have this for wma or only for files recorded on the recorder. I too want variable speed playback on an mp3 player, and haven't found a good solution. I want something that works like Windows Media Player, with 0.5x to 2 and automatic pitch correction.
03-20-2010 05:50 PM - edited 03-20-2010 05:52 PM
If your Clip is a V1(firmware number starts with 01), then you could install Rockbox on the player. I have heard Rockbox does have variable speed playback. Rockbox is an alternative firmware for the player. I have never used Rockbox, so I can't comment on how well it works. It is available for the V1 clip, but not the V2 Clip.
Message Edited by JK98 on 03-20-2010 08:52 PM
03-20-2010 05:53 PM
thanks for your posts. my clip is v1. Maybe I'll try Rockbox, a program i've heard of many times before but have never used. If but for this playback-speed feauture, it's worth a try.
03-20-2010 05:59 PM - edited 03-20-2010 06:01 PM
According to http://www.rockbox.org
Rockbox runs on v1 Clip, but is incomplete, less usable or has problems that limit it to advanced users.
On an inner page, it says:
Rockbox runs on the Clipv1 and is generally stable enough to use.
Time to give it a shot.
Message Edited by ginger on 03-20-2010 06:01 PM
03-20-2010 07:14 PM
Rockbox is great.
I was able to increase playback speed without any chipmunk voice.
I enabled TIMESTRETCH, which allows one to change playback speed wihtout it affecting the pitch of the recording.
Installation instructions for Sansa Clip v1 here: http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SansaAMS#Installation_for_Stable_e200v2_F
Manual is here:
Thank you, Rockbox!
03-20-2010 10:12 PM
Again, as nice as Rockbox can be, it still is in development and is not yet fully stable for the Clip, as the Rockbox webpage notes (please be sure to read that). It also consumes more battery power than the original Clip firmware.
It also is possible that if you use Rockbox, you will not be able to play DRM'ed files on your player in the future, even if Rockbox is removed (an earlier situation--unknown if this has been eliminated). Again, be sure to read the Rockbox pages for the Sansa Clip and similar chip players.