Welcom to RodClock!
What’s so special about this clock?
The first thing you will notice about this clock is that it speaks the time in a more human-sounding way:
rather than “twelve-fifteen,” RodClock says “quarter after twelve,”;
rather than “twelve-thirty,” it says “half past twelve”;
And rather than “twelve-forty-five,” RodClock says “quarter to one.”;
it goes on to speak the day of the week, repeats the time, and repeats the whole process 55 seconds later, just in case you missed it the first time;
I also decided to do away with A.M. and P.M.
I have never seen a talking clock deliver the time in such a helpful way before, and so I decided to design one.
Choosing the time announcement device
When you first install RodClock, it will use Window-Eyes to announce the time.
Using Window-Eyes is not the best way to announce the time because your typing will interrupt the cloc.
If you have the Winamp media player installed, you can create a second copy of Winamp to announce the time.
This is because the time announcement messages are stored in audio files which are played by Winamp at the appropriate time.
RodWinampClassCreator, which is installed with RodClock, makes it easy to create additional copies of Winamp.
What’s so great about using Winamp as the time announcement device?
To begin with, here’s alittle about the nuts and bolts of Winamp.
First, if you have more than one copy of Winamp set up on your system, each one is completely separate from every other.
Second, each copy of Winamp can be configured to use any audio device on your system, whether or not that audio device is being used by other programs or other copies of Winamp.
This means that if you create a copy of Winamp to announce the time, you are free to use the same audio device which Window-Eyes uses, or a different one.
Most important of all, because every copy of Winamp has its own volume control, the clock volume can be adjusted independently of your other programs.
In my experience, one of the biggest hassles blind people have using Windows is the lack of control they have over the volume of individual programs.
This app solves this problem.
Supported Languages: English
Minimum Version: Window-Eyes 7.0
11/8/2013 10:31:18 PM
RodClock 1.1, bug fixes.
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- Date: 11/8/2013 10:31:20 PM
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