Re: Festival with Gnopernicus to quick
Mario Lang <mlang <at> debian.org>
2004-03-02 15:46:29 GMT
Mario Fux <foxman <at> lugo.ch> writes:
>> > I think this is rather a common behavior because I've got here atm three
>> > PCs (2 PCs and a laptop). One works (Debian woody and soundcard Creative
>> > Audigy) and two doesn't work (Laptop: Debian sarge and soundcard i810 or
>> > something - 2nd PC: Debian sarge and soundcard C-Media PCI (CMI8338/8738)
>> > onboard).
>> I knew that the i810 onboard card has this problem. It is
>> also common to some laptop brands. However, not being able to playback
>> odd sampling rates is still a very bad thing for a soundcard
>> to do, since digital resampling is not very nice.
>> My laptop for instance (JVC MP-XP7250DE) had a Trident card, which
>> does nicely work with odd sampling rating, and also supports
>> multichannel operations.
>> I'd still try and get a decent soundchip if possible.
>> In the case of festival, it's not that hard to fix, but
>> if you're going to use commercial synths at some point
>> (e.g. DECtalk or ViaVoice), you'll probably have a hard
>> time getting software-resampling to work.
> That doesn't sounds good because I'm interested in DECTalk together with
> Gnopernicus. Is there (beneath the soundcard problem) an easy way to
> configure Debians Gnopernicus with DECTalk?
Right now, I'm afraid there is none. The problem here is that drivers
for DECtalk software speech require the DECtalk library header files,
which are not available for free. Therefore, package gnome-speech
(which is actually the package responsible for gnopernicus's speech output
backend) can't be shipped with DECtalk drivers precompiled.