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Subject: Re: an idea/suggestion
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2003-09-21


A speech system would not use the same engine as MP3 playback, and would
implicitly be coded to NOT suffer from this problem. I'm no MP3 expert, so
there could be issues I am unaware of.

>Wouldn't the playback be really gappy? We had a discussion of gapless mp3
>playback that mentioned that the recording had to be done sequentially for the
>nogap to work.
>
>On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 12:48:33AM +0200, Björn Stenberg wrote:
> > Glenn Ervin at home wrote:
> > > If synthetic speech is using up the 2 Mb ram, it may need more memory for
> > > processing the MP3s.
> > > I do not understand which data is loaded where yet, so I know that this
> > > might be wrong.
> >
> > You are missing the real problem: We can only play mp3 data. Even if we
> could synthesize speech, we need to mp3-encode it before it can be heard.
> >
> > The 12MHz cpu is much too slow to mp3-encode in real time.
> >
> > --
> > Björn
>
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