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Re: Emacspeak with eSpeak losing speech on Vinux 4



+1 for pulseaudio.  I think its unfairly maligned. I find it stable
and useful.  I like playing music on speakers and listening to TTS
onUSB headphones, and being able to easily move between them.


Tim Cross writes:
 > 
 > While I seem to be the exception, I find pulseaudio to be really good.
 > I've not observed the latency issues reported by others and really
 > like the simplicity of being able to set different volume levels for
 > different devices. I enjoy being able to now have TTS at the same time
 > as playing some background music or half listening to a podcast etc. I
 > also enjoy not having to tweak an .asoundrc file on every system I use
 > just to get the sound quality out of viavoice to be OK. 
 > 
 > Tim
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > Jason White writes:
 >  > Tim Cross <tcross@une.edu.au> wrote:
 >  >  
 >  > > I'm running espeak 1.47.05, which I built from source and which is
 >  > > configured to use pulseaudio. The distro supplied versions of espeak
 >  > > have never worked well for me. I always have to recompile and set to
 >  > > use pulseaudio before espeak works well and does not chop off words
 >  > > and crash every few lines. 
 >  > 
 >  > I think that will be due to the packaging bug I just fixed in Debian. I would
 >  > expect the bug fix to find its way to the corresponding Ubuntu package as
 >  > well.
 >  > 
 >  > I'm using a USB headset, which identifies itself as a standard USB audio
 >  > device. HOwever, I'm running PulseAudio 2.0, not the latest version, which is
 >  > now 3.0. Whenever I can upgrade without breaking lots of dependencies (as is
 >  > currently an issue with the state of Debian shortly after a release, with lots
 >  > of new packages being uploaded), I'll test again.
 >  > 
 >  > To be clear, I don't need PulseAudio as such; this is basically an effort to
 >  > help the community a little with an increasingly common configuration that
 >  > will be with us for a long time. An article on LWN a while ago indicated that
 >  > the PulseAudio developers are keen to resolve remaining issues, and it also
 >  > appears that Luke Yelavich, known for his accessibility work in Ubuntu and
 >  > elsewhere, is a PulseAudio developer too.
 >  > 
 >  > 
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