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Subject: Re: MakeVoices.vbs

Re: MakeVoices.vbs

From: Stephen Clower <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 08:14:07 -0400


Would you mind sending me your directory as well? My email address is Thanks.
At 08:44 PM 7/27/2006, you wrote:
>I had the same problems, and a good fellow from the list sent me his
>MakeVoices.VBS file, and it worked fine.
>If you need, I have zipped up my successful folder and can send it your way
>if you want.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Mitchell Smith" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 5:31 AM
>Subject: MakeVoices.vbs
>I am having some difficulties getting MakeVoices.vbs to function correctly
>on my system.
>My main objective is to create english.voice files using Neospeech and
>Cepstral voices, however I can't even get it working with Microsoft Mary at
>this point.
>Just to give you some background on my current setup ...
>I have downloaded the latest daily build source archive and unpacked it on a
>NetBSD box. I then ran the following command from inside the
>rockbox/app/lang directory "../../tools/genlang -o -e=english.lang -t=h300
>english.lang > newenglish.lang".
>I then copied newenglish.lang to C:\MakeVoices on a Windows XP machine and
>renamed it to english.lang. The rest of the files in my C:\MakeVoices
>folder are as follows ...
>I have also installed Microsoft SpeechSDK 5.1 so I have the Microsoft SAPI5
>I tried running MakeVoices.vbs unmodified, which has Microsoft Mary
>uncommented, "cscript MakeVoices.vbs".
>"Making english voice file with "Microsoft Mary" (SAPI 5)"
>and it drops straight back to the prompt.
>If I now look in my MakeVoices folder, I see english_Microsoft Mary.voice
>with size 4.9 KB.
>I have tried running "lame" "wavtrim" and "voicefont" from the MakeVoices
>folder, to make sure they can all be executed successfully.
>I have tried changing the voice to another installed SAPI 5 voice, with the
>same result.
>I am not sure what to try next, and with out any error messages from the
>MakeVoices.vbs script, I am not sure what is causing it to fail.
>Has anyone experienced similar behaviour from this script, and if so, what
>did you do to resolve the problem?
>Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Received on 2006-07-28

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