Question/bug with voice dream

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Hello,
I'm having trouble with VoiceDream.
One of the libraries I use distributes daisy books that have both the text and audio of the book.
When I import the books into VoiceDream, I want to use the audio since it's human recorded. However, I find that it reads the text to me instead. Do you know how to fix that? Thank you.

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Submitted by Jessica Karim on Friday, July 30, 2021

Hi,

Can you tell us what library it is so we can best help you find a solution? Thanks

Submitted by techluver on Friday, July 30, 2021

It is Celia library from Finland.
They call the books daisy trio books, which means they have daisy text and daisy audio synced up. You download them as .zip files.
When you download and import them, instead of audio playing, the synthesizer reads the text of the book which is obviously not desired.

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Friday, July 30, 2021

Hi!
Simple import? for example, .mp3 in zip.
And listen to this book.
Cheers!

Submitted by Shawn T on Friday, July 30, 2021

As the majority of daisy books here in the states are either text or audio, but not both, I suspect the developer has not thought of this. I would suggest contacting him and asking for this. I believe the daisy consortium has some books with both text and audio.

While other apps would allow playing of the audio, you would lose the ability to navigate elements such as headings and pages which the daisy format allows.

Submitted by techluver on Saturday, July 31, 2021

Yeah.
These books even have page number functionality. It's actually really nice. The book information says tht you can track along if you use screen reader, you can read the text and audio together.

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hi!
Why not to buy daisy player?
Cheers!

Submitted by techluver on Saturday, July 31, 2021

I love voiceDream because I only have to carry 1 device around whenever I go places haha.