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No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:57 pm
by Carpet
Hey
I recently switched from windows to linux with using X-Plane. I was very satisfied with the plugin, however on linux I have not managed to get text-to-speech output (i cant hear ATC and the pilot's voice). I am not sure if this is really a bug, as it is not 124th ATC problem but rather X-Plane and linux. I nevertheless wanted to ask this short question hoping someone has an idea how to get audio output on linux. Is it even possible?

Cheers and thanks for the work
Carpet

P.S. libcurl4 is installed and a bug report is attached.

My System:
Linux Mint 19 Tara, Cinnamon

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:40 am
by ntnll
Carpet wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:57 pm
Hey
I recently switched from windows to linux with using X-Plane. I was very satisfied with the plugin, however on linux I have not managed to get text-to-speech output (i cant hear ATC and the pilot's voice). I am not sure if this is really a bug, as it is not 124th ATC problem but rather X-Plane and linux. I nevertheless wanted to ask this short question hoping someone has an idea how to get audio output on linux. Is it even possible?

Cheers and thanks for the work
Carpet

P.S. libcurl4 is installed and a bug report is attached.

My System:
Linux Mint 19 Tara, Cinnamon

Guys please read the FAQs!! You can find a lot of answers there!

Linux TTS is not supported by X-Plane, at least it wasn't in the previous versions, I suppose is still not supported.
In the past, I wrote an experimental custom OpenAL library function, in order to provide the TTS functionality. I later deprecated it because there were other plugins doing it well for the whole X-Plane simulator (my function was interfering with those software, generating a double audio stream). So basically I suggest to the Linux users to use one of them plugins.

If I fine remember, there were:
XLinSpeak
124thATC-speechaddon

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:08 pm
by Carpet
Hey
Now I feel really dumb. Sorry. Thanks for your reply anyway! Keep up the good work :) If I get it to run smoothly I'll surely consider donating.

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:15 am
by ntnll
Carpet wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Hey
Now I feel really dumb. Sorry. Thanks for your reply anyway! Keep up the good work :) If I get it to run smoothly I'll surely consider donating.
No problem at all Carpet, I hope you can fix it.
I love Linux, but unfortunately the TTS support is quite poor. Is one of the reasons because I'm still using Windows for XP

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:28 pm
by argonius
Carpet wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Hey
Now I feel really dumb. Sorry. Thanks for your reply anyway! Keep up the good work :) If I get it to run smoothly I'll surely consider donating.
I have audio output working on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine using XLinSpeak. You'll find a binary here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/f ... for-linux/

Just make sure speech-dispatcher is installed on your system. If you need help, just ask :-)

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:41 pm
by RandomUser
argonius wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:28 pm
I have audio output working on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine using XLinSpeak. You'll find a binary here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/f ... for-linux/

Just make sure speech-dispatcher is installed on your system. If you need help, just ask :-)
I'm curious about this, since missing TTS is basically keeping me from flying more on Linux.

I figure that you'll only get a single voice and that Voices.txt becomes basically useless?

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:41 pm
by ntnll
RandomUser wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:41 pm
argonius wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:28 pm
I have audio output working on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine using XLinSpeak. You'll find a binary here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/f ... for-linux/

Just make sure speech-dispatcher is installed on your system. If you need help, just ask :-)
I'm curious about this, since missing TTS is basically keeping me from flying more on Linux.

I figure that you'll only get a single voice and that Voices.txt becomes basically useless?
That's correct. Multiple voices are supported only on Windows for the time being

Re: No audio output (TTS) on Linux

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:34 pm
by RandomUser
Just for information: I've managed to get TTS to work on Arch Linux, but only using by espeak-ng as a TTS provider (Festival wouldn't work). And I had to keep the speech-dispatcher config at default values.