Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Emacspeak, TTS, Alsa And ASYM

This is a continuation of the earlier thread about using ALSA for software TTS using DMix --- see ASoundrc And Emacspeak.

I've now updated the CVS version of ASoundRC to use the ASYM plugin for the default ALSA device. The ASYM plugin allows you to configure both the playback and capture device, which removes the annoyance of having to specify an ALSA device when calling arecord --- as used to be the case when using DMIX in the pcm.default device.

Possible Caveats: I am having trouble getting speakfreely to work reliably --- I've used it with ALSA in the past --- though I'm not sure if the ASYM plugin is the culprit.