Tag: alsa

Google Speech API now supports Greek in Speech recognition

With the speech recognition that is available in the Google Speech API, it is possible to get voice converted into text. Here is an example on how to do this for Greek using Ubuntu. First, lets record a short sample of speech. $ arecord –format=S16_LE –rate=16000 –duration=3 myvoicerecording.wav We use the arecord command (package: alsa-utils) …

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From new user to kernel compilation to upstream fix

It is quite exciting when helping new users solve issues while migrating to the Linux operating system, and Ubuntu Linux in this case. A couple of weeks ago, a new member at the Ubuntu-gr forum posted a question about a sound problem in an Ubuntu Linux installation. Here is the timeline An initial post was …

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Εγκατάσταση του Ubuntu 8.04

Ολοκλήρωσα πριν λίγο την εγκατάσταση του Ubuntu 8.04 (έκδοση 64bit). Περιγράφω παρακάτω τις επιλογές που έκανα και τα τυχόν προβλήματα που αντιμετώπισα. Αν και είχα Ubuntu 7.10, επέλεξα να κάνω εγκατάσταση από την αρχή, διότι έχω κάνει τόσες αλλαγές στο σύστημα που είναι πολύ πιθανό η αναβάθμιση να μη λειτουργήσει. Ωστόσο, ο πιο σημαντικός λόγος …

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Create flash videos of your desktop with recordmydesktop

John Varouhakis is the author of recordmydesktop and gtk-recordmydesktop (front-end) which is a tool to help you record a session on your Linux desktop and save it to a Flash video (.flv). To install, click on System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager, and search for gtk-recordmydesktop. Install it. Then, the application is available from Applications/Sound&Video/gtkRecordMyDesktop. Before you are …

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Translating the OLPC

In a previous post, we covered how to install fonts and enabling writing support on the OLPC. The OLPC contains a limited number of applications that are available to be translated. These applications include NetworkManager, part of the GNOME project (HEAD, extras) alsa-utils, ??? aspell, external atk10, part of the GNOME project (GNOME 2.18, developer) …

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