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Bought book in .daisy format (only format available), no OS X reader, now what?

MarilynsView's Photo
Posted Jul 27 2012 09:33 PM

I bought an older book (Digital Video Hacks) here on the O'Reilly site. It was out of print, and only available in .daisy format (audio format with assistive technology made for limited or no vision). I thought it would be interesting to hear it rather than read it, so went ahead and made the purchase.

I had no idea that there were no up-to-date, open source Daisy readers available for OS X 10.7.4 (my current OS). I've downloaded and installed Olearia, DBR, Daisy Pipeline (a converter). No luck.

Next I tried to open it in Calibre, iTunes, QuickTime. Then tried converting it with a video/audio converter. Nothing has worked so far.

Can anyone help me figure out how to read/hear/whatever this book? Thanks!

Best, Marilyn

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Posted Jul 28 2012 06:47 AM

I don't use DAISY, but give this a try:


It appears to be free, available for PC and Mac, and have both a visual and audio version.
  MarilynsView's Photo
Posted Jul 28 2012 07:00 AM

Thanks, I found that site, too, and signed up to volunteer. The software is only for its members, though, who must be certified to have a print disability (unable to read due to disability).