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It looks that you are using quite old version of Plextalk. It is creating files with old Windows 1252 encoding. This was also the cause of problem of accents that you reported some weeks ago.
Obi expects UTF 8 encoding, which is the most widely used standard at this time. We have added a checkbox in project preferences to import as per old Windows 1252 encoding. It will solve one issue but it is not possible to fix all the problems of old fileset while import. There are tools available to fix the old files like regenerator that you used, Pipeline 1 also has scripts for fixing errors in DAISY books. It would be good to use these tools for fixing issues in the files created by old tools, before importing in Obi.
Hopefully it will be temporary phase, once you migrate your production system to new technology, you will not face these issues
Thanks for the suggestion we will try to incorporate it in our next release.
1) finally I found why OBI 391 was refusing to Import our DTB: nothing to see with the Title not there.
If you look in the NCC HTML I provided you in the DropBox you will see line 128:
Louis XIII : ou comment se déb&rasser d'une mère sans la tuer ; page 77
Notice approx in position 111 you have a character & in déb&rasser. In french it means nothing of course the word is débarrasser. So I imagine it is a typo from our reader when he recorded the section.
I updated that line 128 like this
Louis XIII : ou comment se débarrasser d'une mère sans la tuer ; page 77
and OBI 391 is very happy to Import our DTB.
Now my main "comment" is : Why an Ampersand & is causing such a big problem in OBI that it refuses to Import the whole
book when Plextalk continues to Import it ?
2) Additionnally my other request to have a better error message in OBI remains...;-) I should get the information that the
error is within the NCC.HTML and possibly indicating the line where the problem is. I have to say that running the DAISY 2.02 Regenerator' on the PLextalk files, I could see that the DAISY 2.02 Regenerator found itself the error and explicitly told me that
it is on line 128 at Position 111....;-)
Is there a chance to have this implemented in OBI ?
Thanks for your help
I noticed the reader did not record a section 'Title' (usually the first one in our DTB) but started directly with the 'Legal statement'
(Mention légale in french). I do not see why it could be a problem, but who knows ?
The auto scrolling to next section while play all is going on, will put lot of load on the system.
The Obi screen refreshes to load all phrases in a section in Content view during play all.
This may lead the system to freeze or become unstable.
So we have disabled the feature of autoscroll while playback is on.
Thanks & Regards
The XML file is for logging the error, if its empty that means there is no error.The validation went well.
The validation report message box is shown up always,sometimes it comes behind the obi window.
Thanks Rachana. I have still my question 2: if I decide to have the error report in an xml file, this one is empty if the validation went well. Is this correct ?
yes ? No row in the report file means no error ?
I have also an aside question: if I decide not to file the validation report, then the result of the validation is displayed on the screen of OBI 391 for
one of my colleague but not for me: the validation went well, no error, which is normal but no message on my OBI screen.
After exporting, it is must to validate the book to ensure its compliance with DAISY standards.
We must correct the errors and export the DTB again, and continue the process of validating and exporting till all the errors are rectified.
It will be easy for the players to play the error free DTBooks.
I am good,thanks.
Hope you are doing great.
Obi helps you in selecting the input/output device name in Audio tab in Preference,it does not control any increase/decrease sound level.
The output(Speaker) and input(Microphone) of Obi is entirely depended on windows sound control panel.
Reply to: Some requests from our readers
If you are using VA-Insert profile,empty sections in TOC view have a magenta background color.
For custom profiles you can check the checkbox "Highlight empty sections in TOC view" in project tab in Preferences.
Sorry to say currently its not possible to hide/remove default profiles(Basic,Intermediate,Advance,SBS,3 VA profiles) in Obi.
You can create your custom profile and rename it.Select your favorite profile in Advance tab in Preferences(Ctrl+Alt+F) or through Transport bar(Ctrl+F5).
In Obi 3.9.1 , you can switch to English language , by selecting English or English(United States) in User profile tab in Preference.
To switch back to french language you can either select French or French(France) both are working in Obi 3.9.1.
For every language change Obi needs to be restarted.
Thanks & Regards