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Play audio file or read text file at waypoint alert
« on: March 28, 2022, 03:07:15 »
Hi Locus Team and supporters. 
I have searched but not been able to find discussion on possibility to play an audio file linked to a waypoint, or conversely read (text to speech) of comment or description saved with waypoint, in point alert.  I can play basic information (name, distance and direction) in point alert but would like to be able to listen to more detailed information in file (audio or text) saved with waypoint.
Is this possible?
With thanks and best regards,
Gary
 

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Re: Play audio file or read text file at waypoint alert
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 08:46:58 »
Hello Gary
this is currently not possible. I'm thinking if this may be useful at all. Long texts read automatically during poi alert ... hmm. What about adding this option close to the point description text, so it may be executed manually if wanted? I'm also not sure if a basic text-to-speech engine will be easily able to read a long text ...
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Re: Play audio file or read text file at waypoint alert
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2022, 05:37:59 »
Thanks for the reply and your thoughts Menion.  I do not know if this option would be useful for others but I would find it very useful for my application.  Perhaps if it was available it would open up uses for others they may not have otherwise thought of.  Option to manually execute if wanted is perfect. If long text-to-speech not possible is playing audio file more do-able?
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Re: Play audio file or read text file at waypoint alert
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 09:13:46 »
Understand. Oki, let's try it in the next app version. I was already thinking about support for "translation" so good reason to add both options.
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Re: Play audio file or read text file at waypoint alert
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2022, 11:25:25 »
Fantastic. Good luck.
Gary