[BCAB] USB players and talking book machines

Ibrahim Gucukoglu ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com
Mon Jun 20 10:49:08 BST 2011

Hi Tim.

Yes, the PTX1 from Plextalk which is the standard rental from RNIB will play 
from USB memory sticks, just as it will play from SD cards and of course 
cd's.  The formats supported are all the same across all media types.  Make 
sure though that the newspaper formats its pens using the standard FAT 
filing system to ensure compatibility.  I format all my pen drives using the 
NTFS filing system in Windows which is not compatible with the Plextalk 

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message----- 
From: tim.pennick at bt.com
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:45 AM
To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
Subject: [BCAB] USB players and talking book machines

Hi All,

Does anyone know if the machines rented out to people by the RNIB for the 
talking book service can play MP3 files on USB memory sticks?  Our talking 
newspaper is progressing towards digital distribution on memory sticks, and 
we're trying to work out how many of our users will already have machines 
that they would be able to use to play the material.

Regards and thanks in advance for info,

Tim Pennick

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