[jaws-uk] Re: multiple soundcards and faq

After 4.51 you don't need to replace the file to specify the intended 
soundcard, it is there from version 5.0 onwards.  You will only need to make 
the INI file modifications.  The latest file to fix the entertaining if 
somewhat catostrophic easter egg retains the ability to operate through 
soundcard specified in the JFW.INI file.  Not long ago whilst attempting to 
resolve an issue I came accross the file that was previously intended to get 
around it, it had many curious spellings of the offending word and I wondered 
why.
If anyone finds another easter egg like that spell the word out if you post 
about it, I had an interesting time with someone who recieved the warning post 
about it which of course screwed the speech when they read it in the subject 
line.

Regards.

Tristram Llewellyn
Sight and Sound Technology
Technical Support
www.sightandsound.co.uk

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Graham Page 
  To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 7:11 PM
  Subject: [jaws-uk] Re: multiple soundcards and faq


  thanks Tris. this is indeed the article I am after.

  To save time, I also installed that eloquence patch that stops the synth 
  crashing when certain letter combinations are typed (fascinating error, a 
  bit freaky).  Will this file also be the updated eloquence file so I don't 
  need to replace it?

  Cheers

  Graham
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "Tristram Llewellyn" <tris-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
  To: <jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 11:09 AM
  Subject: [jaws-uk] Re: multiple soundcards and faq


  Hi Graham
  FS have subsumed the FAQ underneath the general support topics.  This I 
  think makes sense as it means you don't have to search two lists of things, 
  but it's still hard to find.  I typed "live" into the search and it came up 
  with two articles of interest, the latter of which I have reproduced below 
  because it's the one you want.

  Bulletin Type: FAQ
  Date Posted: 04/04/2003

  Product Name: JAWS

  Version: 4.51

  Category: Synthesizer

  Question:
  I have two sound cards on my computer. How do I make sure JAWS uses the one 
  I want?

  Answer:
  Many JAWS users who also use music or audio production software want JAWS 
  and Eloquence to speak through one sound card, while using the other for 
  their production work. To do this, you need to edit a file called JFW.ini 
  and install the updated Eloquence Speech driver in the accompanying zip 
  file.

  Editing the jfw.ini file:

  1. Using My Computer or Windows Explorer, browse your hard drive to the 
  currently running version of JAWS and find the jfw.ini file in that folder.

  2. Press ENTER to open.

  3. You should find some lines that read:

  Synth1Name=eloq

  Synth1LongName=Eloquence for JAWS

  Synth1Driver=eloq

  The number doesn't matter, it may be 1, 2, or 3, but it must be the same for 
  all entries for Eloquence.

  4. Add the following line after the driver line: Synth1Port=SB Live! Wave 
  Device Of course, you need to make sure that the synth number matches the 
  other lines, so that if the Driver line read:

  Sytn3Driver=eloq

  Then the port line would read:

  Synth3Port=SB Live! Wave Device

  The text after the = sign in the Port line comes from Control Panel/Sound & 
  Multimedia/Audio tab It must be one of the entries that can be chosen for 
  Preferred Playback device.

  5. Save your changes and exit Notepad.

  Now you must install the updated driver.As long as JAWS is running and 
  speaking through Eloquence, eloq.jls cannot be simply overwritten when 
  unzipping the file. You will need to switch to NoSpeech or MS SAPI to get 
  the eloq.jls to overwrite properly.

  1. Download the file from

  ftp://ftp.freedomscientific.com/users/hj/private/eloq.zip

  2. Unzip the zip file into the root of the active JAWS directory where you 
  made the change to the jfw.ini file.

  3. Restart JAWS and it should now be speaking from the sound card you 
  wanted.

  4. If not, make sure the entries are correct in the jfw.ini file and that 
  your sound card is indeed installed correctly. Most audio and music 
  production software allows you to select a sound device for it as well, so 
  it can use one sound card while JAWS uses another.



  Regards.

  Tristram Llewellyn
  Sight and Sound Technology
  Technical Support
  www.sightandsound.co.uk

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Graham Page
    To: jaws-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 10:59 AM
    Subject: [jaws-uk] multiple soundcards and faq


    Hi all.
    I have a new PC with a realtec card on the mother board and a soundblaster 
  live card.

    When I start JAWS, it always starts on the realtec card when JAWS loads 
  automatically at startup.  If I shut JAWS down and restart it it works on 
  the soundblaster live.

    I have seen a technical support notice about this but I am sure there used 
  to be an FAQ discussing how to make JAWS always work on whichever soundcard 
  you choose.  It involved adding a line to an INI file as far as I remember.

    Thinking of the FAQ list, I note it is not available on the support pages 
  of the freedom scientific website any more. what has happened to it?

    Regards

    Graham
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