LEB Read Aloud... Bug?

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Sep 25 2013 4:07 AM

When having Marv read aloud Colossians this morning, the transition from chapter 3 to chapter 4 switched voices from Marv's rich and supremely understandable baritone to Microsoft Anna's somewhat less rich or understandable robotic voice.  I reproduced this just to verify that it wasn't a stray cosmic ray causing it Wink. And, I also recall this occurring one other time, but didn't have either the time or inclination to document it.  Anyone else experiencing this oddity? 

It was simple enough to click on the LEB drop down box in the upper left corner to stop and restart the narration, which picked back up with Marv reading aloud as usual.  BTW, even though Anna was currently reading when I clicked the box, it showed that Marv was still the narrator.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 25 2013 4:26 AM

I can reproduce this.

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Ryan Gano (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 25 2013 8:50 AM

This is an issue with the resource. We are working on a resolution and will release an update for the resource when it's available.

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Ryan Gano (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 25 2013 8:54 AM

Brother Mark:
BTW, even though Anna was currently reading when I clicked the box, it showed that Marv was still the narrator.

This was a design decision. The selected narrator is your preferred reader. At times when we must fall back to OS narration we do not want to change your preference so we still show your selection.

In the normal case the narrator would be selected but grayed out. (Select Marv and then read from Jonah to see this behavior.)

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 25 2013 11:13 AM

Ryan Gano:

This is an issue with the resource. We are working on a resolution and will release an update for the resource when it's available.

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 25 2013 11:16 AM

Ryan Gano:

This was a design decision. The selected narrator is your preferred reader. At times when we must fall back to OS narration we do not want to change your preference so we still show your selection.

In the normal case the narrator would be selected but grayed out. (Select Marv and then read from Jonah to see this behavior.)

Yep, it seemed obvious to default to the OS narrator; but included all the observed data in the interest of completeness.   Although, MS Anna does seem, from a design perspective, to only be marginally preferable to no narration at all.  Indifferent

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