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Rockbox Voice Files


Introduction

This is the place to download voice files for making Rockbox speak. More info on how to do this can be found here.

Note that you need Rockbox 2.3 or later for this to work at all. If you do, select a suitable voice file from the list below but keep in mind the version of Rockbox you are using, as changes have taken place over the years. If you use a voice file not matching your Rockbox version, nothing will go wrong, but it's possible that not all of the menu entries, settings, and so on, will be voiced properly. If you have a text-to-speech software for your language available on your PC it's not hard to create your own voice file. Go to the tutorial and learn how to do this!



Voice Files for Current Builds

As of 11/18/07 we use the Speex codec in Rockbox for the voices on software codec targets. You must pick up a new voice file if you don't have an Archos box. We have daily built voice files for Archos and others on the daily builds page. Archos still use the same format, so there is no need to change the voice file.

Voice file Origin Voice/Speaker Target Contributor Last Update .lang SVN version
US English
english_vwkate_e200.voice neospeech VW Kate Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 21 Jan 2008
Finnish
finnish_espeak_e200.voice ESpeak SAPI5 v1.29 ESpeak-fi Sansa e200 Tuukka Ojala 11 Jan 2008 R15964-26 dec 2007
Manderin Chinese
chinese-simptrad-e200.voice neospeech VW Wang Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 21 jan 2008
chinese-simptrad_fast_neospeech_e200.voice neospeech VW Wang (very fast) Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 9 Mar 2008
Serbian
srpski_espeak_e200.voice espeak espeak-sr Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 8 Mar 2008
Spanish
espanol_castilian_realspeak_e200.voice real speak solo Isabel Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 9 Mar 2008
espanol_castilian_fast_realspeak_e200.voice real speak solo Isabel Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 9 Mar 2008
Russian
russian_espeak_e200.voice espeak (with new russian dict) espeak-ru Sansa e200 HarrisonTu 9 Mar 2008



Voice Files for Builds Between 11/18/07 and 8/06/07

Starting on 11/18/07, the voice files use a speex codec for non archos targets. You will need to pick up a new speex voice. Archos units can still use the same voice file. These are backlogs of voices usable with builds from 8/03/07 to 11/18/07. These aren't speex voices. Pick one of these if you are running one of these builds within those dates, and also want all entries voiced.

Voice file Origin Voice/Speaker Target Contributor Last Update .lang SVN version
US English
english_Reed_fast_ipodvideo_20070810.voice IBM ViaVoice Reed (fast) iPod Video PeterHerngaard 10 Aug 2007 ?
english_vwkate_4g.voice *     iPod 4G HarrisonTu 23 Sep 2007 ?
Swedish
svenska_espeak_4g_espeak_4g.voice     iPod 4G HarrisonTu 23 Sep 2007 ?
Portuguese
portugues-brasileiro_espeak_4g.voice     iPod 4G HarrisonTu 23 Sep 2007 ?
Greek
greek_espeak_4g.voice     iPod 4G HarrisonTu 23 Sep 2007 ?
Hungarian
magyar_espeak_4g.voice     iPod 4G HarrisonTu 23 Sep 2007 ?



Voice Files for Builds Before 2007-08-06

Pick one of these if you are running an older daily build of Rockbox.

Voice file Origin Voice/Speaker Sample Contributor Last Update .lang SVN version
US English
english_Reed_fast_svn.zip IBM ViaVoice Reed (very fast: 440wpm)   JamesTeh 17 Jun 2007 r13632
american-english_ibmtts_20070706.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Reed   ArnaudDeBonald 06 Jul 2007
english_Cepstral_David.zip Unknown Cepstral David N/A Andre Louis 07 Jun 2007 ?
english_Cepstral_Lawrence.zip Unknown Cepstral Lawrence N/A Andre Louis 07 Jun 2007 ?
english_Reed.zip Unknown Reed N/A Andre Louis 07 Jun 2007 ?
english_Simon.zip Unknown Simon N/A Andre Louis 07 Jun 2007 ?
english_VW_Kate.zip Unknown Kate N/A Andre Louis 07 Jun 2007 ?
english_VW_Paul.zip Unknown Paul N/A Andre Louis 07 Jun 2007 ?
British English
british-english_ibmtts_20070706.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Justin   ArnaudDeBonald 07 Jul 2007
english_Synthetic_Dave_UK_English.zip Unknown Dave N/A Andre Louis 07 Mar 2007 ?
French (Français)
francais-ibmtts-20070706.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Jacques   ArnaudDeBonald 06 Jul 2007
Scansof_Sebastien_22khz_francais.zip realspeak solo 4.0 Sébastien   SofianBabai 14 Mar 2007
German (Deutsch)
deutsch-lh-stefan-20060602.zip * L&H TTS 3000 Stefan   ArnaudDeBonald 03 Jun 2006  
Italian (Italiano)
italiano_Enrico.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Enrico   AlessioLenzi 11 Jul 2007



Voice Files for Release 2.5

Pick one of these if you are running a release version of Rockbox, and want all entries voiced.

Voice file Origin Voice/Speaker Sample Contributor Date Updated
US English
english_MSMary.zip Microsoft SAPI5 Mary MS Mary JensArnold
english_MSMike.zip Microsoft SAPI5 Mike MS Mike JensArnold
english_MSSam.zip Microsoft SAPI5 Sam MS Sam JensArnold
us-english.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Reed   ArnaudDeBonald 06 Feb 2006
British English
british-english.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Justin   ArnaudDeBonald 06 Feb 2006
French (Français)
francais.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Jacques   ArnaudDeBonald 06 Feb 2006



Outdated Voice Files

These voice files don't contain all necessary clips even for release 2.5. You can still use one of them if you need a language that is not covered with more recent files, but expect some entries not to be spoken.

Voice file Origin Voice/Speaker Sample Contributor last update
British English  
ukspoken_1.0.zip Human voice Christi Alice Scarborough   ChristiScarborough 27 May 2004
German (Deutsch)  
deutsch.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Max   ArnaudDeBonald 19 Jan 2005
deutschschnell.zip IBM ViaVoice Outloud Max   ArnaudDeBonald 19 Jan 2005
Spanish (Español)  
espanol_Carmen_cvs.zip L&H3000 SAPI4 Carmen Carmen AlbertoLozano 5 Apr 2005
espanol_Julio_cvs.zip L&H3000 SAPI4 Julio Julio AlbertoLozano 5 Apr 2005

2006-01-25: All voice files generated with AT&T Natural Voices have been removed, due to licensing problems with AT&T

2006-06-19: The Italian Luca Loquendo voice has been removed for copyright problems


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