speech-dispatcher and espeak

Kenny Hitt hittsjunk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 19:51:06 EST 2011

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On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 03:52:07PM -0600, Kenny Hitt wrote:
> Hi  Do you know if there has been any fixes for the speech-dispatcher alsa output since 0.7 was released?
> The 0.7 version crashes if I use alsa and pulseaudio isn't an option here since it locks my sound card.
> I still depend on espeakup for speech output in the console.  Fortunately, Debian still has the espeak gnome-speech driver.
> That's my current solution, but the upgrade to gnome 3.0 will likely end support for gnome-speech, so I need to get a working speech-dispatcher.
>           Kenny
> .
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 02:22:17PM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > More saga on pulse audio here.  I started messing with default sample
> > rate and at one point, I had really good sound from mplayer playing
> > music but as soon as I started speech-dispatcher, then it all went to
> > hell again.  In fact, the music playing through mplayer even got
> > distorted.  As soon as I killed pulse and restarted it again, then it
> > sounded good again.  Speech-dispatcher keeps screwing it up.  At one
> > point, I had pretty decent sound coming out of gnome along with Orca
> > using speech dispatcher but now I can't seem to get pulse back right
> > again.  I can't believe how volital pulse audio is.  No wonder so many
> > people have so much trouble with it.  It may be very complicated for
> > anyone who is simply trying to use it.  I thought alsa was bad at one
> > time but pulse really cuts the cake.
> > 

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