an espeak problem

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Jan 20 02:29:22 UTC 2021

Thanks. I was using pulseaudio. I've shut it off and will see if
the problem occurs.

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 03:13:44PM -0500, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > I'm using speakup with espeak and espeakup, and over the past
> > couple of weeks I've noticed an odd phenomena: on occasion,
> > the speech sounds gravelly. If I continue to use speakup the
> > gravelliness or roughness of the voice becomes worse and
> > worse. But If I stop the speech and wait a few seconds, the
> > speech smoothes out and I can use speakup extensively with no
> > problems, at least until the problem recurs a few days later.
> Are you using pulseaudio?
> If so, there seem to be some cases especially with espeak where pulse's
> adaptive latency algorithms get unstable and introduce some really
> horrible crackle.
> This can be particularly bad on HDMI audio out.
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Rudy Vener

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