Festival and vchans

Chad Albert chad.albert at myhealthcarefirst.com
Fri Feb 18 16:23:45 GMT 2005

OK, I have found that I am a tone deaf idiot.  I have been
troubleshooting festival all this time and found that when I play an mp3
with sox it is playing in a low pitch also.  When I originally tested it
I only listened to the first few notes of a song then stopped it.  It
actually appears to be a problem with having vchans enabled.  All sound
seems to be playing in slow motion.  Now maybe since I have identified
the source correctly I can find a fix :-) 

-- Chad

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[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Zeng Nan
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Subject: Re: Festival and vchans

On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:41:16AM -0600, Chad Albert wrote:
> I recently set "hw.snd.pcm0.vchans=4" on a FreeBSD 5.3 box and now 
> when I try to get festival to speak I just get silence.  I can play 
> sound files with sox and if I copy a file to /dev/dsp I get noise as I

> would expect.  Festival worked before I turned on virtual channels but

> now I get nothing.  I have set festival's Audio_Method to 
> freebsd16audio and that does not work.  When I set it to netaudio I 
> get what sounds like "slow motion" speaking.  Has anyone seen/solved
this before?

I'm not sure what your problem is. I have the same vchans setting and I
use nasd as output method. It works fine. I use mwm voice by default.
Zeng Nan           
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