Puhoi Egerländer Dialect
It is most important for you to understand that every computer will treat these audio clips differently. Some computer are set up to save them to disk; some are set up to play them without saving. I know, it's confusing.
Why MP3 and Ogg?
- Having MP3 sound bytes is great for people with MP3 players.
- Not all browsers are born equal. Some browsers can not handle MP3; some can not handle Ogg. As you can see, it's not a perfect world. However, by including both MP3 and Ogg, you have more chance of successfully listening to the audio clips.
I can't hear any sound at all
- Check that your speakers are turned on and that the volume setting is correct.
- For Windows XP and above: Click Start. Click Help and Support. Search for the Sound Troubleshooter. Run the Troubleshooter.
I am having trouble using Firefox to play MP3
- Firefox doesn't handle MP3 well. So, if you are using Firefox, you may need the WMP plug-in to be able to play these MP3 audio clips. You might also try the IE Tab plug-in available from Add-ons for Firefox.
I don't know if I have Firefox or Internet Explorer
- Start by looking at the blue band at the top of this document --- it's called the Title Bar. The name of your browser should be there.
What is Ogg?
- Ogg is a free, open source format. What does that mean for you and me? Well, there are no patents to worry about. And being open source it is probably better for archiving when compared to MP3. Also, Ogg audio files are usually smaller then MP3 files. It's supported by the latest version of Firefox. Now for the bad news: it may not be supported by earlier browsers.
I would like to save individual clips to my computer but it doesn't give me the option
- Great idea. First the easy solution.
- Try right-clicking on the link. A menu should appear. Look for Save Link As... OR Save target As... If you see such a link, click it. You will be asked where you wish to save the download. If you are not very computer literate, Desktop may be the best choice.
- If that doesn't work, you may have to change your browser's settings. But be careful!
- If you have Firefox go to Tools on the menu. Then Options. Then Applications. Then look for MPEG. Click and choose Save File. You will be asked where you wish to save the download. If you are not very computer literate, Desktop may be the best choice.
- Alternatively, experienced uses can go to the Downloads page and download all audio clips as a zipped file.
I have an MP3 Player. How do I copy these clips to my MP3 Player.
- If your browser doesn't down load the clips when you play them, go to the Downloads page and follow the instructions there.
- Remember, it is better to just learn a few sayings well, rather than a lot poorly.
I have copied these clips to my MP3 Player but they won't play!
- You may have copied the Ogg version of the sound clips instead of the MP3 version.
- Delete them from your MP3 Player and try downloading again. Make sure you click on the MP3 links.
I would like to save all clips to my computer in one operation
- Experienced users only. If you are not an experienced user ask someone experienced to do it for you.
- Go to the Downloads page. You can save all audio clips in org format or mp3 format at the click of a button --- well, several clicks actually.
How do I play an audio clip over and over again?
- Repetition is a great way of learning. If you are playing an MP3 audio clip using Windows Media Player, hold down the CTRL key and tap the T key on your keyboard. If that doesn't work, try this. If necessary switch the Skin mode so that you can see the menu bar --- that's the line that says File, View, Play etc. Click Play on the menu bar. A menu will appear. Click Repeat.
- (How do I stop Repeat --- it's driving me mad? Just repeat the above process.)
I clicking on the "clickable" email link, but it doesn't work
- On the one hand, clickable email links don't work in all browsers --- some versions of browsers have issues with clickable links. On the other hand, maybe your browser is not configured correctly. (This problem seems to affect people using Outlook Express.)
- If you are using Firefox, go to Tools on the menu. Then Options. Then Applications. Then look for mailto. Click and choose the appropriate email program.
- If you are using Internet Explorer, you might try going to Tools on the menu. Then Internet Options. Then Programs. You might have a wrong email setting.
- If the above don't work, open up a new email and type in my address manually.
I want to register but the registration email doesn't appear
- Simply open your email program and create a new email as usual. Then type my email address and the answers to the list of questions --- you may be able to copy the questions and then paste them into your email (depending on your browser). Please make sure it is clear which question your answer applies to.
The Puhoi 150th Anniversary challenge...
To remember the simple Bohemian dialect greetings and to use them with your family.