#14259 TTS/Sound issues (SmartRace crashes when using TTS)

Closed Created by @Martijn - 3 comments

From @Martijn 25.01.2021, 13:21

I am running SmartRace on a Formuler Z8 box (Android 7)

SmartRace will crash when I install and use the Google TTS engine. When SmartRace is not crashing I have only the ambient sounds or I only have the TTS without sounds. These will not work together (TTS + ambient). I already disabled the ambient sound but this will not solve the issue. When I remove Google TTS or choose a different TTS engine (like Pico TTS) it is working flawless.

Can you please advise me ? When I run SmartRace on my phone (Nokia 7 Plus) I dont have any issues at all.

#1 From @smartrace 25.01.2021, 13:52 Owner

Hi Martijn,

I honestly don't have any idea whats going wrong there. Many hardware manufacturers customize Android to fit their needs, so I guess thats causing issues on your box, too. If I understand correctly, it's working fine with Pico TTS, so there is no real pressure here, right?


#2 From @martijn 25.01.2021, 15:30
Hi Marc,There is no real pressure. Thats correct. But Pico TTS sounds like a robot voice from a 80s movie. It must be a hardware thing I think. To bad for me :(Do you maybe have a hardware compatibity list ?
#3 From @smartrace 25.01.2021, 18:13 Owner

Hm, no, I don't have a list of compatible hardware. Do you have the chance to update to a newer Android version? 7 is already pretty old. Maybe the issue has been fixed in newer versions.

@smartrace closed this 26.01.2021, 08:23
@smartrace added the label Android 26.01.2021, 08:23

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