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Difference: VoiceFiles (r197 vs. r196)
Voice files are now built daily automatically as part of the build system. You can find the voice files made available by the Rockbox project by following the extras link on the website menu. Any other voice files may or may not work, but the ones provided there are expected to and should always be tried before seeking support over IRC, the forums, or the mailing list, or attempting to file a bug.
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!
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.
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.
Pick one of these if you are running an older daily build of Rockbox.
Pick one of these if you are running a release version of Rockbox, and want all entries voiced.
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.
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
CategoryBlindUsers: Voice Files
r199 - 06 Dec 2010 - 00:57:33 - JonasHaeggqvistRevision r197 - 03 Jun 2009 - 20:16 - PaulLouden
Revision r196 - 15 Aug 2008 - 20:36 - MarcGuay
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