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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca>
Date: 2006-01-30

Hi you wrote:
I think the dev that knocks up a reasonable voice synth will be the hero of
the hour.

Food for thought...
Do you mean a real little voice synth like say a text to speech engine? Or,
the MP3 clip types using a SAPI voice. I'm spoiled by some of the product
Dev's like Jenn's have put out. No Sam Please. I beg of you...nNo SAM! !
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! !

LOL...rocker

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bluechip" <csbluechip@gmail.com>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: Voices

I think the dev that knocks up a reasonable voice synth will be the hero of
the hour.

Food for thought...

If voice were enabled, then, at boot, rockbox could say "boot complete" or
<whatever>.
If that sample were "Powered by <sound-synth>" or similar, would one of the
voice synth companies consider that to be sufficient advertising in
exchange for allowing us to distribute voice fonts made by their
software. Not free. Not pay. Just good cost effective publicity!

I'm sure the blind people would happily hassle their repsective synth
companies to get one interested, and then Zagor can take over from there to
satisfyhis legal requirements?

Just something to think about is all.

BC

At 03:02 30/01/2006, you wrote:
>I noticed a tutorial on how to create voice files for rockbox using a
>Sappy 4 and 5. How would I go about creating voice files using my voice
>or a human voice? Is the process any easier?
>Dave
>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Grant Hardy"
><granthardy@gmail.com
>>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se
>>Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 18:51:05 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Voices
>
>>Lol, I'm no admin, I just liked the
>sound of your idea.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <jimfidler@gmail.com
>>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se
>>Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 5:20 PM
>>Subject: Re: Voices
>
>
>>>No problem,
>>>more than happy to pitch in.
>
>>>Now, what to do?
>>>I can be reached at:
>>>jimfidler+rockbox@gmail.com
>
>>>I look forward to hearing from you; who
>ever you are. <g
>
>>>Cheers,
>>>Jim
>
>>>www.republicofavalonradio.com
>>>www.jimfidler.com
>
>
>
>>>At 04:57 PM 29/01/2006 -0800, you
>wrote:
>
>>>>Sounds GREAT, thanks.
>>>>----- Original Message ----- From:
><jimfidler@gmail.com
>>>>To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se
>>>>Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 4:36 PM
>>>>Subject: Re: Voices
>
>
>>>>>I'd be willing to do the edit work.
>>>>>I have a recording studio and spend
>quite a bit of time editing anyway; I
>>>>>really don't mind it at all.
>
>>>>>I also do a podcast:
>>>>>www.republicofavalonradio.com
>
>>>>>The feed is:
>>>>>http://feeds.feedburner.com/republicofav
>alonradio
>
>>>>>I could even do the voice bits if
>needed...
>
>>>>>Cheers,
>>>>>Jim
>
>>>>>www.republicofavalonradio.com
>>>>>www.jimfidler.com
>
>
>
>>>>>At 12:04 AM 30/01/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>
>>>>>>Ronald Teune wrote:
>
>>>>>>>On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 01:45:53 +0100,
><rockbox-request@cool.haxx.se
>>>>>>>wrote:
>
>>>>>>>>usual voice prompts. I hired a female
>DJ to read my scripts into the
>>>>>>>>digitizer I'd set up in a PC. I think I
>paid her $50 for the session.
>
>>>>>>>>That might be the way to resolve this
>voice problem once and for all.
>>>>>>>>Find someone with voice training to read
>all the prompts, one right
>>>>>>>>after another, and split them up with a
>sound editor. Might not even
>>>>>>>>have to pay him/her.
>
>>>>>>>>John
>
>
>>>>>>>Christi did it:
>>>>>>>http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Ma
>in/VoiceFiles#Outdated_voice_files
>>>>>>>http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/pub/Main/Vo
>iceFiles/ukspoken_1.0.zip
>
>>>>>>>It's from may 2004 however, so somewhat
>outdated :-)
>>>>>>>I guess it's quite much of a job
>speaking all these things. How about
>>>>>>>asking everyone on the list to speak one
>or two phrases? This way you'd
>>>>>>>hear some other voices every once in a
>while :-)
>
>>>>>>Actually the killer is editing down the
>recording to seperate vice
>>>>>>files. I prefer to do a minimum of
>three takes of each phrase so I can
>>>>>>pick the best one. This then has to be
>manually picked out from the
>>>>>>recording and saved to a long filename.
>It's a highly repetative and
>>>>>>boring task. And then the things that
>need voicing change so often that
>>>>>>they quickly beome out of date.
>
>>>>>>I'd be willing to do an up to date
>recording with my now much better
>>>>>>recording equipment if someone else were
>willing to take my raw sound
>>>>>>file and turn it into a voice file.
>Even reading five hundred odd
>>>>>>phrases into a mic is not an
>insignificant amount of effort.
>
>>>>>>Christi
>
>
>>>>>Roots Cellar Productions Inc.
>>>>>P.O. Box 5851 St. John's,
>Newfoundland A1C 5X3
>>>>>Tel: 1--709--726-8663 Fax:
>1--709--726-3299
>>>>>"There are 3 types of people: those who
>know, those who don't and those
>>>>>who won't."
>
>
>
>>>Roots Cellar Productions Inc.
>>>P.O. Box 5851 St. John's,
>Newfoundland A1C 5X3
>>>Tel: 1--709--726-8663 Fax:
>1--709--726-3299
>>>"There are 3 types of people: those
>who know, those who don't and those
>>>who won't."
Received on Mon Jan 30 05:35:24 2006


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