Need help with festival in red hat

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Tue Jan 24 06:48:56 UTC 2006

You might be using a sound card that does not properly handle mono files.
RedHat 8 is quite old now.  Esiest is to upgrade to Fedora.
You can also get alsa and install that.  That might solve your problem.
You can find out if that is your problem by having festival create a wave 
file and then use sox to convert it to a two channel file
sox file.wav -c2 out.wav
then play out.wav
to see if it sounds better.

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, mooncar at wrote:

> Hello!
> I have to install festival on a computer with Linux Red Hat 8. I have already installed FESTIVAL by tarball, but it speak too fast. The exact procedure that I have followed is
> tar xvzf speech_tools-1.2.95.tar.gz
> ./configure, make, make install
> tar xvzf festival-1.95-beta.tar.gz
> tar xvzf festlex_CMU.tar.gz
> tar xvzf festlex_OALD.tar.gz
> tar xvzf festlex_POSLEX.tar.gz
> tar xvzf festvox_kallpc16k.tar.gz
> ./configure, make, make install
> It seems that all goes well, but when I run Festival it speak too fast, and if I use the command
> (Parameter.set 'Duration_Stretch 2)
> the result is that pronounciation in stretched, but still deformed..
> Why? Has someone any idea ?
> thank you
> mooncar
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