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Subject: Re: Using different voices to record directory names is possible

Re: Using different voices to record directory names is possible

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 16:36:36 -0500

Aman Singer wrote:
> Hi, all.
> This falls into the category of things everyone but me probably
> knew. You can, if you use Brian's old script, use any voice you like that
> happens to be SAPI 5 compatible to create your .dirname.mp3 files. Just
> switch to that voice in Windows 2K/XP's speech applet of the control panel
> and you're up and running. I've used Neospeech and AT&T to do it and they're
> both quite happy to work, though I think the voice parameters need some
> tweaking with the more human-sounding voices. With Jörg's new script, this
> doesn't work, as it seems to call Microsoft Mary and Sam specifically,
> rather than just using whatever voice the computer's default is set to, as
> opposed to Brian's script, which uses Jörg's speak.exe file, which just uses
> the default, which is selectable from the control panel.
> Aman.

Ok, now the new script version uses the default voice on your PC, as
selected in the control panel. If you've got something better than the
default MS voices installed, then by all means use it. =)

If there are any other glitches (or persistent problems, for that
matter) with the script, just post them here, and I'll try to resolve them.

Received on 2004-03-27

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