ViaVoice (98) in Wine

wino at wino at
Mon Jun 6 02:33:30 CDT 2005

I had similar probs with Dragon Naturally Speaking.

The GUI setup method kept complaining. I was able to get around one issue  
by finding the utility that did the setup (gentrain.exe) and running that  
under wine directly. That fixed that one nicely.

I would stay with ALSA plus oss-emulation on your linux system.

I would favour a clean VV setup on wine rather than copying the whole lot  
because there will inevitably be some filenames , device names , reg  
settings etc that are not there on you wine installation.

If you know you have working audio capture as you say, try to find  
something in the ini files and trick it into thinking you have run the  

HTH , keep us posted.

On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 08:49:50 +0200, René Rebe <rene at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> over the weekend I tried to get ViaVoice (98) running in Wine  
> (20050524). The
> installation goes smooth - even the embedded videos how to handle the
> microsfone, etc. are displayed ,-)
> However after the installation some "audio setup" tool is run to adjust  
> the
> mixer level and maybe more like capture channel. This tools does just  
> print
> an error that it can not find "mixer elements / devices" (translation  
> from
> the german text I had on screen).
> I tried a few install and wine config variations, including switching  
> from OSS
> to ALSA - however without success.
> I then tried to copy my trained profile from a real Windows box in order  
> to
> skip this audio setup stuff. However the real applications then also  
> complain
> about no mixer found. Capturing from my mic with some "proof of concept"  
> and
> tiny audio recorder as shipped with ViaVoice (snwave.exe IIRC) did work.
> Injecting all the windows partition content into the wine folder did  
> also not
> help.
> Are there some holes in some kind of mixer interface implementation? Is  
> there
> some kind of tracing I can enable in order to take a look what kind of  
> call
> did fail?
> Any help appreciated.
> Yours,

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