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We are beginning to make PodBible available in a new way. Bible 60 packages chapters from the PodBible reading of the CEV in convenient clusters. Each package will be about 60 minutes, ideal to dub to a C60 cassette, or write to an audio CD, for someone who’s eyesight is going, or an easy 20-30MB download to listen to on a journey…
The first book available in Bible 60 packages is the first book of the Bible, Genesis:
Other books will be available soon!
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We have had a small glitch in the Bible in a Year, the feed was dropped for a day or two and still one day is missing. I think that apart from the missing day, which I will try to fix, we are back on track. Please let me know if you spot anything else wrong!
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We are trying to make the PodBible audio Bible (podcasts) available to users on mobile phones, when that project is ready it will be at http://podbible.mobi but at present that’s just an experimental site. We have a problem though with MP3 files, they are still too big!
On FutureBible (the overarching project to deliver the Bible in various ways to mobile phones) David introduces us to a (to me) new file format AMR: An alternative to mp3, I have tried it, using the conversion tool David points to, and it works, a 1.11MB MP3 (at 32kbps) becomes a 218KB AMR (at 6.7 MR) which sounds “nearly” as good though till I amplified it was a bit “quieter”.
However, I have two questions you might be able to answer for me:
- What mobile phones can or can’t play AMR files? So if you have a phone can you try downloading this AMR file and seeing if it plays, and report the make, model and result below, please!
- What exactly are the licensing issues with AMR there is a link on the Wikipedia site to an VoiceAge legal page, but I go cross-eyed trying to find out what that means for ordinary non-commercial users. Any comments on that would be helpful too!
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David Ker, who works in Mozambique – where mobile phones are less expensive to run than NZ, and Internet less available – is putting together a project to make the Bible available in various ways by mobile phone. To listen in, or join the discussion just subscribe to the blog…
Incidentally if you have any knowledge or ideas that can help with making PodBible more accessible to mobile phone users please comment, we have the domain PodBible.mobi but do not yet really know how to use it!