[ut2004] ALSA and voice chat?

Ian Hastie ianh at iahastie.clara.net
Mon Mar 22 18:59:49 EST 2004

On Monday 22 Mar 2004 21:38, Scott Call wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
> > > > Voice recognition (talking to the bots) isn't supported on Linux;
> > > > sorry.
> > >
> > > Will it be in a patch later on? its bloody hard to play Bombing Run
> > > without it
> >
> > This is done on Windows with a proprietary DLL from Microsoft. We might
> > be able to get _something_ running on Linux if there was a useful
> > non-GPL'd library (LGPL is fine, though) that we can feed audio data and
> > it feeds back a string of what it thinks it "heard".
> Does IBM still offer ViaVoice in any form for Linux? It might be overkill
> but it used to work quite well.

I had a look earlier today and as far as I can tell no they don't.  There is 
some information in the Linux Speech Recognition HOWTO, but it is nearly two 
years old now.



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