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Re: pulseaudio



Taking the liberty to forward Will Walker's response to the list as I
believe he's not subscribed ...

Willie Walker writes:
> From the statement "Why orca chose to add one more layer with pulseaudio", 
> it seems clear to me there may be an incorrect assumption of how Orca works 
> with audio.
>
> Orca doesn't deal with audio directly.  There are no audio calls or 
> configuration or anything related to audio in Orca.  Instead, Orca relies 
> upon the speech synthesis system provider to manage the audio. As such, the 
> choice of audio system to use is up to the speech synthesis system provider 
> (e.g., Outloud, DECtalk, eSpeak, Cepstral, festival, FreeTTS/Java, etc.).
>
> If the speech synthesis system provider uses ALSA, it uses ALSA.  If the 
> speech synthesis system provider uses OSS, it uses OSS.  If the speech 
> synthesis system provider uses Pulse Audio, it uses Pulse Audio.  Orca 
> doesn't change this, and it doesn't even know or care.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> Will

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