[HOW TO] Uninstall speech-dispatcher to get rid of crackling, buzzing and other bad audio

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[HOW TO] Uninstall speech-dispatcher to get rid of crackling, buzzing and other bad audio

Post by antikythera »

For some reason there's a package called speech-dispatcher installed that messes with sound output from certain realtek HD audio codecs. It is most noticeable playing back audio in Firefox as part of a stream from YouTube.

speech-dispatcher is not necessary unless you require orca for accessibility reasons.

If you do not, it is safe to remove them with this single command

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sudo apt-get remove speech-dispatcher
The same applies for the Main Edition of Mint.
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Re: [HOW TO] Uninstall speech-dispatcher to get rid of crackling, buzzing and other bad audio

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Alt+Super+S enables or disables speech-dispatcher
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Re: [HOW TO] Uninstall speech-dispatcher to get rid of crackling, buzzing and other bad audio

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you can disable autorun for speech-dispatcher

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/etc/default/speech-dispatcher

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# Defaults for the speech-dispatcher initscript, from speech-dispatcher

# Set to yes to start system wide Speech Dispatcher
RUN=no
reboot

or if you have no need for screen reading apt purge speech-dispatcher
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Re: [HOW TO] Uninstall speech-dispatcher to get rid of crackling, buzzing and other bad audio

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Good heavens, THANK YOU! That's bugged the crap out of me for ages.
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Re: [HOW TO] Uninstall speech-dispatcher to get rid of crackling, buzzing and other bad audio

Post by cretsiah »

this only recently became an issue for me
antikythera wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:00 pm For some reason there's a package called speech-dispatcher installed that messes with sound output from certain realtek HD audio codecs. It is most noticeable playing back audio in Firefox as part of a stream from YouTube.
thanks for this guide sound back to normal and louder
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