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Re: Incomplete Sentences



This is a Dell Latitude CPt laptop with 128 MB of RAM, a 466 MHZ processor,
6 GB disk of which about 3 GB is available, and the soundcard is running the
Neomagic chip, so I have the horsepower I need. Interrupt priority certainly
sounds like a good candidate. All irqtune links point to
http://www.best.com/~cae/irqtune/irqtune.tgz  which seems to be down.  I'll
keep searching.

Thanks. -Patrick

----- Original Message -----
From: <tcross@northnet.com.au>
To: "Patrick Gordon" <pcgordon@mediaone.net>
Cc: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: Incomplete Sentences


>
> This sound to me like you may need to increase the interrupt priority
> of your sound card so that it becomes more responsive. There is a
> program called irqtune which will allow you to do this - search for it
> with google.
>
> Also, make sure your running the latest viavoice (I think its 5.1). The
> earlier versions had some problems which resulted in the synthesizer
> dying after when trying to speak long chunks of text.
>
> How fast is your system and how much memory does it have. ViaVoice
> certainly seems to work better once you have 128 Mb of ram or
> more. I've also found it works better with better quality sound
> cards. Also, speeding u the speech may help (if you can understand it)
> as the buffers get flushed more quickly and are less likely to get
> filled. For ViaVoice, I've also found the faster the system the
> better. On an older 128Mhz system, I found sotwre synth was just way
> too slow.
>
> Tim
> Patrick Gordon writes:
> > I've install Emacs 15.0 and I am running the ViaVoice server. I can't
get emacspeak to speak more than a few words in a sentence before slowing to
an incoherent crawl. For example, in the sentence: "The quick brown fox
jumps over the lazy dog", it speaks just the first three words normally and
then I can hear only brief snippets of each remaining word as it continues
very slowly through the rest of the line. This sounds like a buffer size
problem. Is there a way to increase the size of the buffers? Or is there
another way to fix this?
> >
> > Regards, Patrick Gordon
> > <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
> > <HTML><HEAD>
> > <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
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> > <BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I've install Emacs 15.0 and I am running
the
> > ViaVoice server.&nbsp;I can't get emacspeak&nbsp;to speak more than a
few words
> > in a sentence before slowing to an incoherent crawl. For example, in the
> > sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", it speaks just
the
> > first three words normally and then I can hear only brief snippets of
each
> > remaining word as it continues very slowly&nbsp;through the rest of the
line.
> > This sounds like a buffer size problem. Is there a way to increase the
size of
> > the buffers? Or is there another way to fix this?</FONT></DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
> > <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Regards, Patrick
Gordon</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
>
> --
> Tim Cross
> mailto: tcross@northnet.com.au
> phone: +61 2 6772 5973
> mobile: 0412 969193
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