The other day I was testing DeepSpeech and by mistake specified a long audio file. Longer than 10 seconds. It was one of the 45 to 60 minute audios.
Computer froze totally, no response, hard drive light on full. Only resolve was to power down. Now that computer has a ‘clunk’ noise when I power up. Past experiences have shown me this is early warnings of HDD failure.
Maybe the developers can check an audio duration when DeepSpeech starts up and if more than (say) 60 seconds, give the option of cancelling/aborting.
The computer I was using has Processors: 4 x Intel Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz
Memory: 3.8 GiB of RAM , so not what I would call ‘underpowered’. It was a gift from my son…hmm, not impressed.
I appreciate DS is still alpha but one would hope that common sense would prevail.