06-03-2010 02:46 PM
My two cents worth....concerning text reader. I would probably go buy a View today if it had one. I currently have a fuze and am fairly happy with it. I'm shopping for something else that can read text files. My brother reads stuff on his cell phone, not great but he likes being able to carry a selection of books around. It would need to be able to read PDFs, all the free google books, and the ability to change font size, flip pages, etc. It could come loaded with the manual, a bible, and a koran in attempt to get two warring factions to understand one another and get nice free press.
06-03-2010 03:12 PM
What? No TORAH???
Are you meshugener?
06-03-2010 03:23 PM
And I work in a Jewish Temple!!! What a dope! Now we 'gotta add the "Bagvad Gita, Mormon stuff, etc....I should have realize once you open the door to religion it's only 'gonna be trouble.
Thanks for the reply-the pic was good!
06-03-2010 03:37 PM
Even if every holy book was there, and those of the different faiths all read each other's books, I'm afraid there would still be that minority of wackos who misinterpret the writings and want to fight the others anyways.
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
06-03-2010 06:00 PM
Hey there, I feel I know you! I read the Anythingbutipod pages. So...do you have a space modulator? I still love my Fuze. I just want something with a bit bigger screen and the ability to read text, plus I'm a cheapskate.
06-06-2010 06:11 PM
While it doesn't solve the text problem, remember that the "ebook to images" freeware program exists at merlinsoftware.com.
That will take text / pdf / Word files and convert the text part of them to a series of photos to load onto one's Fuze in the Photo section, with page numbers added and in folders of 100 (or as desired).
Extraneous headings, footnotes, etc can make the display a little messy if the original doc isn't nice and clean and simple. Just click forward and back to go through the photos. One down side is that the Fuze doesn't remember which photo was last viewed, unlike say for an Audiobook file.
The text is small but very clear, white on black by default.
So it doesn't make sense for text descriptions of albums etc, but I like it to occasionally read a text-heavy document.
06-12-2010 04:24 PM
Hey there, Yea...I've seen software to convert the text to pics, it's just that I'm lazy and would like smaller file sizes with the ability to flip to next page, next line and maybe enlarge or shrink text-I guess I don't want much! I'd like to be able to download free books from Project Gutenberg and other similar sites. I'd like to see Sandisk put the manual on the the actual player too. I'll probably get a smartphone in the near future, a lot of them reat text files, so maybe I'm looking for something that already exists. Mike
06-14-2010 06:51 PM
Only one teeny, tiny detail . . . Rockbox isn't ported to the View.