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Re: Updates To Outloud Alsa Server



Bart-- this is useful -- please continue testing.

Basically the updated code is more careful about avoiding
underruns/overruns -- which helps with latency, but it may be
getting too aggressive, in which case the DMA  ring buffer might
be looping around.

>>>>> "Bart" == Bart Bunting <bart@ursys.com.au> writes:
    Bart> Raman, I just tested the new outloud code.
    Bart> 
    Bart> It appears quite snappy. Much better than previously.
    Bart> 
    Bart> I notice one artifact though which is some additional
    Bart> speech at the end of utterances.
    Bart> 
    Bart> For example, in Dired when arrowing down to the
    Bart> .thumnails file I hear: "dot thumnails thu" Where the
    Bart> thu appears to be the start of thumnails again. This
    Bart> varies depending seamingly on the length of speech
    Bart> sometimes there is no extra sound, sometimes it is very
    Bart> short and sometimes it's slightly longer.
    Bart> 
    Bart> Other than that it runs well in my ubuntu precice vm.
    Bart> 
    Bart> Also tried with and without the supplied asoundrc and
    Bart> it doesn't make any noticeable difference.
    Bart> 
    Bart> Cheers
    Bart> 
    Bart> Bart
    Bart>   
    Bart>  
    Bart> On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:15:38 -0800, "T. V. Raman"
    Bart> <tv.raman.tv@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> I have updated the emacspeak outloud server to use some of
    >> the newer libasound calls -- this may make things better
    >> for some -- it may potentially make things worse, so
    >> please test heavily.
    >> 
    >> It would be especially useful to test if:
    >> 
    >> 1. You have set up a custom .asoundrc to work around
    >> issues in the past -- test with and without your asoundrc.
    >> 
    >> 2. Cohabitation issues with pulse
    >> 
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Best Regards,
--raman

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