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Audio format for sounds?

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I've had no audio on Duolingo for the past few days. Neither voiceover nor effects.

What format are the sounds in Duolingo, so I can start diagnosis?

[Firefox browser, Linux o/s]

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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Duolingo Help Center web page "Duolingo's New Website"
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002969903

Speaking exercises on the new website only work on browsers that support the Web Speech API, the most popular being Chrome. Unfortunately, the old speech system was outdated and a burden on our system. If you use the Chrome browser, you will get speaking exercises again.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/impvam
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Firefox explicitly supports WebSpeech API

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/impvam
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More...

I can play full sentences in the exercises by clicking the 'speaker' icon, no problem.

However, hovering over a word does not play that word, nor do I hear the sound effects for correct/incorrect.

..which seems strange that the synthesiser works for some objects and not for others...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/impvam
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I'll answer my own question!

It was solved by moving over to the PaleMoon browser, instead of Firefox - even though they're both based on Mozilla...

It also /seems/ to have cured issues with 'New Question' not working within a topic, if there are no pre-existing questions.

So hurrah! PaleMoon, and Booooo! to Firefox.

1 year ago