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Topic # 8751 27-Jul-2006 14:05
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I would like some software (prefer for XP), that will accept text (directly or from file), convert to speech, and capture that speech to a sound file.

If anyone knows of an opensource or freeware solution, id like to hear about it.







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Reply # 42585 27-Jul-2006 14:45
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Google is your friend.

Try Natural Voice Text to Speech Reader



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  Reply # 42586 27-Jul-2006 14:49
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i have that now, was really after a recommendation if someone had used one before and had a favourite....







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  Reply # 42587 27-Jul-2006 14:50
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What is that one like?



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  Reply # 42588 27-Jul-2006 15:18
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the free version uses Microsofts SAM.

There is a pay for version with various 600MB voices, they provide a sample sound file - amazingly clear. Much better than Sam







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  Reply # 43808 12-Aug-2006 19:24
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Not free, but--you want Cepstral (http://www.cepstral.com/).

I used the Linux version (they support Windows/Mac/Linux) in an Asterisk application that reads off product descriptions from Amazon over the phone. It was easy to integrate and worked very well. I would expect the Windows version may work also.

It's cheap to try in any case ($30US/voice).



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