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Subject: Re: idea for changing the way speech behaves

Re: idea for changing the way speech behaves

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 21:28:44 +1100

2008/11/1 alex wallis <>:
> hi list.
> In an earlier message suggesting changing some things about the sleep timer,
> One idea I had was to pause a file allow a voice message to play announcing
> the player would shut down in a minute, and then resume playing of a file.
> However I have now realised if this functionality could be introduced, it
> could actually be extended to help out with other problems of when speech
> and audio are trying to play at the same time.
> for example I find it very anoying if the player wants to give me an alert
> of low battery that it does it when a file is playing, so by drowning the
> file out for a second.
> so if you had this function that could automatically pause an audio file for
> a few seconds while the speech gave its message and then resume it this
> would solv that particular problem.
> I can also see a use if this function could be introduced for sdoyons patch
> that announces the playing time information of files and a play list,
> because at the moment there is no way to find out this information with a
> file paused you have to access the information his patch provides when audio
> playback is still running.
> in fact the more i think about it the more I can see uses for this idea,
> because at the moment, it is very hard to access the wps context menu,
> because at the moment the only way to do it with speech is with an audio
> file still running, because at the moment obviously speech can't be used
> when the player is paused.

1) we welcome patches
2) pausing the music wont allows voice to work, you have to STOP music
which means rebuffering on startup
3) we welcome patches
4) almost every voice problem can be fixed if/when the pcm buffer is
fixed to handle more than one buffer
Received on 2008-11-01

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