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Allison 5.0 crashes when speech speed is changed

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:44 am
by Akuma
Good Afternoon,
I purchased this software package this morning after I was directed to the site from Microsoft. I installed the Allison 5.0 and entered my registration code correctly and everything was fine. I created a text document and exported it to WAV file. When I tried to change the speed in SwiftTalker and have her read the text again, SwiftTalker just shuts down. I tried to choose Allison from the Speech portion in Control Panel and it previewed just fine. When I chanaged the speed and tried to preview, that closed as well. I am running Windows XP will all current Windows updates. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 11:15 pm
by kremesch
Did you try re-downloading it? I was having a similar problem with David and pitch changes and was about to make a post similar to yours, before I thought of re-downloading it, and it seemed to solve my problem.

Yes, I have the same

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 3:16 am
by Soccy
You are right, Allison has some heavy problems I did never experience with William. The problems are exactly as you described before.

My solution (which seems to work) was to use the SSML syntax, like <prosody rate=\"-30%\">text</prosody> to make it i.ex. 30% slower. I don't know if this will help you ...

Still I hope, Cepstral will fix Allison's problems :)