Re: [orca-list] orca-list] Orca speech slows down from time to time
- From: Michael Whapples <mwhapples aim com>
- To: orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] orca-list] Orca speech slows down from time to time
- Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:19:54 +0100
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.
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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