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Subject: Re: Changing voices in Voicebox

Re: Changing voices in Voicebox

From: Brian Wolven <bcwolven_at_jhu.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 14:05:00 -0400

Julia Aguilar wrote:
> Hi,
>
> How does one go about changing the voice in voicebox and knows the change
> will reflect in the filenames?
>
> I changed the voice and rate under the regular windows control panel and ran
> voicebox. When I looked at the filenames, however, they were in another
> totally different voice. Any clue as to why this is happening?

The voice should be the one you have selected in the Windows Control Panel; it
is no longer specified in the script itself, and defaults to your "System"
setting. The rate and volume may be altered however. In the file VoiceUtils.vbs
there is the following:

'--- Set speech characteristics - volume and rate (no pitch?)

  spkr.Rate = 1. '-10 <--> +10
  spkr.Volume = 100 ' 0 <--> 100

If you comment these lines out (place a single quote character (') in front of
them), then you should revert to the windows default settings AFAIK.

Having made those changes, and specified that any existing voice clips should be
overwritten (select the "Overwrite existing .talk files" option in the HTA), you
*should* have the new Windows voice settings in your new .talk files. If not,
then there's something going on that I don't understand - yet.
Received on 2006-09-18


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