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Subject: RE: Using different voices to record directory names is possible
From: Aman Singer (
Date: 2004-03-27

Hi, Brian.
        What I've been doing, and this is with no knowledge whatever of
Vbscript, is just to replace your line in your old script
         LameOpts = "-m m -b 24 -S" ' --resample 16"
         LameOpts = "-m m --vbr-new -t --nores -S" ' Joerg's new settings
        It seems to work, though it still requires the speak.exe file.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Brian Wolven
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: Using different voices to record directory names is possible

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
> 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,
> 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
> the default, which is selectable from the control panel.

Give me a few minutes and I'll see if I can get the new version to
behave the same way, such that it will use the default voice specified
via the control panel.



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