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Subject: Re: an idea/suggestion
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-09-20


Glenn Ervin at home wrote:
> Or I wonder if the smallest known synthetic speech engine would fit into the
> OS? this would be fast because it would not rely on the hard drive
> spinning,

This, like many other neat sound hacks, falls on the fact that we can only mpeg audio streams. So in addition to syntesizing speech, we would have to mp3-encode it too before playing it. And then it's not so fast any more. :-)

-- 
Björn



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