Re: NTLK HOW about audio capabilities of 2_00

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 16:23:47 CDT

Andrew Sorensen wrote:

> >I use a MP110 for basic contact and calendar purposes, but I am
> >intrigued by the possibility of getting a 2000 or 2100 and trying to
> >expand my uses. Specifically, I was wondering if their audio
> >capabilities and memory would be adequate to store about 150
> >ten-second sound files (bird calls) to be retrieved and rendered
> >satisfactorily on demand.
> I have tried to do exactly that but was very disappointed in the
> results. It seems the MP2X00 is just not capable of recording the
> subtle nuances that are a part of bird song through the built-in mic.
> Now if the hardware solution existed to record through the Serial
> Adaptor, or if there was a way to make each song recording into a
> package that could then be installed onto the Newton like any other
> package, the results may be much more acceptable. Anybody know if
> there is a way to do this?

I don't know the details, but I'm sure that if you already have the sounds, you can convert them into some kind of a Newton package that you could download to your Newton. I've seen a
lot of sounds packages that let you pick different alert/alarm sounds than the one that are built-in. At that point, I'm not sure what you could do with those sounds, except to pick
them as alarm/alert sounds. There might be an application that would let you play them to your heart content, but I've never heard of such an app.

I'm not really in the knowing, but it might also be easily possible to write such an app, if all you want is to play sounds.

Laurent Daudelin
Developer, Adaptive Infrastructure, CIS Fannie Mae
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