Re: An espeak question
All I know is that here I can have fenrir, espeakup and orca running,
a youtube video playing and hear all these at the same time.
Well, TBH, Orca speaks only in graphical mode (Alt+F7)
and the console screen readers in console mode (Ctrl+Alt+F2).
But I hear the video in both modes.
PulseAudio is used to play the video, other apps rely on Alsa
(through libao in case of Speech Dispatcher). PulseAudio uses dmix
as default sink.
So, that's just a matter of settings, I think.
PS I know that fenrir and espeakup shouldn't run at the same time.
I just tried for the fun of it <smile>.
@Chrys: as an aside, I thought that in this case the fenrir
keybindings wouldn't work but they do (at least <fenrir>+h does)
On 02/04/2019 15:06, Martin McCormick wrote:
> The older PC's I have for Linux are great and now speakup works
> as it should so I have a new question.
> When the espeak engine is not processing text to speech,
> is the sound device, usually card 0, really free to use for
> normal sound activities?
> It seems to be but sometimes, the law of unintended
> consequences rules.
> These systems do not handle multiple sound streams at all
> so if something has control of the sound device, espeak stops
> talking and if espeak is talking, playing and sometimes recording
> with that device fails.
> I did try pulseaudio more than once as it is supposed to
> give the effect of handling multiple streams but either I didn't
> install it correctly or there was some other issue because I
> never got it to work right.
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