Re: [orca-list] orca-list] Orca speech slows down from time to time

I also am using espeak and have no interest in festival or flite due to the performance of those and the sounds of the voices. The only other software synth I would consider using is the IBM viavoice, except that has issues with speech-dispatcher (I think it was an issue of how it was behaving with the priority message level orca uses which lead to orca not producing full output).

Also, just a slight update as well, it certainly isn't specific to Mozilla products, I noticed the same problem occurring in gedit.

Are we fairly certain that this is a speech-dispatcher issue? Shall I report it to the speech-dispatcher list? Has anyone noticed this speech slow down with other speech-dispatcher clients or is it specific with orca? Could it be that speech-dispatcher expects different usage.

Michael Whapples
On -10/01/37 20:59, Steve Holmes wrote:
Yes, I use espeak.  I never tried festival.  Frankly, the flite voice
is awful enough that I never wanted to deal with the bloated sluggish

Dunno why you are having the output issues though. I sure wish these
sound issues in Linux weren't such a hassle.  Bring back the hardware
synth, that's what I say.<smile>  Of course, we need external ports
for that.  That renews my interest in developing a speech dispatcher
module for external synths.

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 02:15:58PM -0400, aerospace1028 hotmail com wrote:
I have asound.conf all commented out.  I'm running speech-dispatcher under the default configuration from the 
arch git package you provided.
I'm still having these output issues.

Do you run espeak?  I think I remember reading that S.D. recommends festival, but I never got around to 
checking out the difference in performance.

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 05:29:47 -0700
From: Steve Holmes<steve holmes88 gmail com>
To: orca-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [orca-list] orca-list] Orca speech slows down from time to time
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Follow my previous comments concerning PulseAudio! What do you bet, if
you comment out all the pulse stuff in /etc/asound.conf and basically
cripple pulse that speech dispatcher will work better.  I am not
experiencing these speech slow-downs.  Also I run speech dispatcher as
a central service and with ALSA and LIBAO and all seems fine in that
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