Re: problems wiht the nvda eloquence and sapi eloquence add on/apps


Arlene
 

Phew! I noticed that too. I downloaded a free trial of it back in the xp days.  Dectalk was better in Windoweyes.  Then years later to make a long story short. I tried system access as a free trial. I didn’t like dectalk anymore.  I got used to not having it!  I don’t like it anymore as a synth.  I got used to not having it after the dectalk express bit the dust. 

 

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From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: July 16, 2021 3:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] problems wiht the nvda eloquence and sapi eloquence add on/apps

 

Eloquence is lower than Dectalk in my window eyes.  Pam.

 

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:05 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] problems wiht the nvda eloquence and sapi eloquence add on/apps

 

At what point do you investigate hearing aids?

 

I have powered speakers on my computer or can plug in headphones, and either of those can get very very loud if need be.

 

On 2021-07-15 12:01 p.m., Sarah k Alawami wrote:

No, the inflectioni was a lot more in jaws way back in about 2000 to 2003. And the volume is way too low even with nvda cranked at 100 percent in volume control and in nvda itwwself. I'm now trying the add on and the result is the same, the volume is way way way too low for my liking. I need that thign blasting into my ears.

On 15 Jul 2021, at 7:52, Gene wrote:

I don’t see anything related to inflection in the SAPI program.  However, if you open the settings for Eloquence, not in NVDA, but in the program, you can tab around and see check boxes for volume and a few other settings.  You can check the checkboxs for the item you want and you can then tab to a field where you change the setting.  The check boxes say something like voice force change. 

 

But based  on your description, I wonder if there is a problem with how the SAPI 5 program is running on your machine.  When I tried the demo, there was inflection similar to that of JAWS.  The volume, as I recall, was fine.  I don’t recall if there was a volume setting in NVDA itself when using the program. 

 

If I understand what you are reporting, you hear no inflection.  this is definitely not expected behavior.  I’ve tried the SAPI program on more than one computer and had inflection similar to JAWS.

 

Gene

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Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:40 AM

Subject: [nvda] problems wiht the nvda eloquence and sapi eloquence add on/apps

 

Hello. I’m trying the eloquence add on and have also tried the sapi add on. I find that:

 

  1. The rate boost is gone.
  2. The inflection slider is missing
  3. The volume of the voice is way too low even at 100 percent.

I guess I’m too used to the IBM tts voice I’ve been using now since about 2017. I’m also used to the old eloquence from about 2003. Lol. Is there any way to get these sliders back with nvda? –

 

 

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