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Re: realaudio - clarifying things

The problems with ESD are two-fold:
1) sampling rate conversions  
2) performance 
things slowed down enormously when I ran a version of the
reco engine linked against libesd.so --and I haven't tried
the tts engine with ESD.
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I still miss AF (AudioFile) 
>>>>> "William" == William M Perry <wmperry@aventail.com> writes:

    William> "T. V. Raman" <ramantv@earthlink.net> writes:
    >> The G2 player is available for Linux as an alpha
    >> version --wish you luck in tracking it down on their
    >> goofy site

    William> http://www.real.com/products/player/linux.html

    William> Will get you the alpha version.

    >> ESD is not far enough along for using with something
    >> like a TTS engine yet.

    William> Well, it can deal with blasting lots and lots
    William> of audio through it, so it might be worth a
    William> try.  I think someone was working on making
    William> ViaVoice use it as an input source, I don't
    William> know if anyone is working on an output one
    William> though.  The esd api is... interesting though.

    William> -bp

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