Getting real with speech

As part of the continuous research into new ideas, I’ve been helping out research and evaluate RealSpeak Telecom from Nuance.

One thing that’s not instantly clear from the documentation is how to play back the ‘standard.pcm’ file that the standard demonstration application they provide generates. To be fair to them, they do tell you that the generated file is a PCM wave file which is 16-bit 8kHz. What they leave out of the documentation is any kind of suggestion of the software capable of playing this back easily.

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