Re: Laptops and sound issues


Gerardo Corripio
 

Weird! I've been using NVDA for a bit over two years without sound problems on an HP Laptop running Windows7.


El 31/05/2017 a las 06:24 a.m., Nikos Demetriou via Groups.Io escribió:
Hi all.
Sorry if this issue has been discussed before.
I don't know what is going on with laptop sound cards these days, but nvda doesn't seam to work well with some of them.

I tried nvda on toshiba laptops, hp laptops and lenovo laptops and I didn't like the way nvda responds and sounds like.
I have got the impression that this problem started under windows vista or 7 and above.
I didn't find similar situations under windows xp.
I was using espeak in all situations.
I don't want to imagine how it would sound like with vocalizer or some other hi-q sapi5 voices which are heavier in resorces.
I found the following issues.
Sometimes nvda responds with some delay after we press a button on the keyboard.
The sound card cuts sometimes the beginning and the end of a word or sentence.
The sound card doesn't seam to cope well when doing things quickly such as typing, or when pressing arrow keys rubbitly.

Sometimes the issue can be fixed if we disable all the enhancements under playback settings but this option is not available in some laptops.

I am not very familiar with the issues system yet.
I searched but I didn't find something on laptops, sound cards, espeak etc.
If there isn't a similar issue perhaps I can create a new one.

Yesterday I encountered a very unusual situation where nvda was working well on a lenovo laptop, but it became very slow in responding after updating to the latest creators update of windows 10.

Narator on this particular laptop was responding well with the windows 10 voices.
I don't know if it would be possible to have different bitrates to choose for espeak in cases where nvda is not very responsive in some sound cards.

So what are your experiences with laptops these days and how did you fix any sound issues?
I don't know the exact models right now because the laptops belong to friends but if necessary I can find out.
Thanks
Nikos

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