[Speex-dev] Speex hardware support?

Jean-Marc Valin Jean-Marc.Valin at USherbrooke.ca
Tue Jun 14 14:22:59 PDT 2005

I'm not aware of any hardware player supporting Speex, but if you want
to contact companies, you can always start with Rio, iRiver, ... or
Apple? :-)


Le mardi 14 juin 2005 à 16:45 -0400, Mike Feeney a écrit :
> Hello,
> This is really a user question, but I couldn't find the speex-user list
> (i.e., there wasn't one) so I hope posting it here will be okay.
> So, one day I was browsing around the Ogg site, already a fan of Vorbis
> and FLAC, and I came across Speex. Hey, this looks cool, I said. So I
> played around with it by encoding various voice recordings, and was
> quite pleased with the results. But they were just tests. Too bad I
> don't have much of a real use for this format, I thought to myself.
> Meanwhile, I have a small voice recorder device I got as a birthday
> present one year (2004). It's nifty for recording lots of stuff at once,
> although the quality kind of sucks. I bring it home at the end of the
> day, load up Windows 98 and a proprietary program, and convert the
> small, crappy files I get off the device into huge WAVs, which I then
> convert to huge FLACs. Now these days I'm thinking I'd like to start
> using a free OS like GNU/Linux, and what a pity it will be that I can't
> use this voice recorder anymore.
> It was inevitable that I would eventually put two and two together: Hey,
> why can't something like this device use Speex?
> So my questions are:
> Do little pocket recorders exist that support Speex? (I'm assuming not
> because they would probably be mentioned on the website if they did, but
> it can't hurt to ask.)
> If not, would making such devices be practical?
> If so, who should I write to and say that I want Speex support, or what
> else needs to be done?
> Thanks and nice work,
> -graue
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Jean-Marc Valin <Jean-Marc.Valin at USherbrooke.ca>
Universite de Sherbrooke

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