Mlxspeaker

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Purpose

mlxspeaker is a utility which listens to the MIDAS Message System and pipes these messages to a speech synthesizer application. mlxspeaker is for a Linux based system, and interfaces to the Festival speech synthesis package.

The speech synthesis system has to be installed prior to the activation of the mlxspeaker utility.

Usage

   > mlxspeaker -D

Arguments

       [-help ]          : help
       [-h hostname ]    : host name
       [-e exptname ]    : experiment name
       [-t mt_talk]      : Specify the mt_talk alert command
       [-u mt_user]      : Specify the mt_user alert command
       [-s shut up time] : Specify the min time interval between alert [s] 
                           The -t & -u switch require a command equivalent to: "-t play --volume=0.3 file.wav"
       [-c command]      : Used to start the speech synthesizer, which should read text from its standard input.
                           e.g.   mlxspeaker -c 'festival --tts -'
       [-D ] : start program as a daemon