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Daniel Edwards | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 5 2013 7:50 AM
Good morning,

Can someone kindly show me where to find the Read-along Audio icon in my library? If possible, a screen shot will be deeply appreciated.

thanks in advance,

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 5 2013 9:55 AM

Daniel Edwards:
Can someone kindly show me where to find the Read-along Audio icon in my library?

Sure… and I will even give screen shots. Can you tell me first, however, what version of the app you are using AND what device?

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Daniel Edwards | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 5 2013 10:52 AM

Thank alabama,

Version 3.3.3 on IPad 2

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 5 2013 11:40 AM

In the first screen shot, I have performed a "swipe up" motion with my thumb. Notice the "play audio" button. In the second screen shot, I have accessed the resource's "Book Info" panel. This can be accessed either from the library, or from the reading view with the LEB selected. If you press "media downloads," you can download the LEB audio chapter by chapter (see third screen shot). If you scroll slightly upward in the third screen, you can access a "download all" button. NOTE: The LEB audio book is NT only. Also, the total size of the audio book is 785 MB.

Does that answer your question?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 5 2013 11:48 AM

I should have added another screen shot... If you activate the navigation menu in reading view (swipe down), you will also have a button to press. Notice the speaker icon to the left of favorites (star icon). Also in this screen shot: the audio controls once the audio book is playing.

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Daniel Edwards | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 5 2013 1:52 PM

Thank you Alabama; this is great. Does it works only with LEB?

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 5 2013 2:56 PM

Daniel Edwards:
Does it works only with LEB?

Yes. The desktop app (L5) has two separate (but related) features in "read aloud." The older feature utilizes the "text to speech" features of the host operating system (windows or mac). That feature is dependent upon publisher permission (not all books are allowed to utilize the feature… look for Zondervan titles, for example) and the quality is iffy (stock mac is probably better than stock PC). The second feature is the brand new, just implemented "audio book" feature. The LEB (which is owned by Logos) is the first to get the treatment. In all likelihood, users will need to purchase the audiobook versions of the various resources if they choose to do so. Logos had the LEB NT audio listed for $7, but it looks like they are including this resource in base packages and/or bundled with the Faithlife study bible.

The mobile app currently does not have "text to speech" capabilities. I know that iOS allows this feature for some apps… and Logos may choose to add it to the iOS app at some time in the future. The ability to utilize the new audiobook is brand new, which is OK since there weren't any audio books available before now anyway. Smile

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