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Subject: Re: Here's a newer script for generating "talkbox" voice thumbnails

Re: Here's a newer script for generating "talkbox" voice thumbnails

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:55:27 -0500

c s wrote:

> --- Brian Wolven <> wrote:
>>c s wrote:
>>>How do you give it other voice capabilities? I only
>>>have one choice... "Microsoft Sam" in my speech
>>>control panel. Are there other *FREE* voices available
>>>from Microsoft or elsewhere?
>>You may only have SAPI 4 installed - I think Mike
>>and Mary come along
>>with SAPI 5. Alternatively you may be able to just
>>DL those voices from
>>MS. Just a second here... yep, here is the link
>>(3.58 MB):
> That .exe file unzips to give the file: Sp5TTIntXP.Msm
> What do I do with that file?

Sorry - that is a apparently a 'merge module' that is to be used with an
MS installer (msi) file. I haven't been able to find any package other
than the (very large) Speech SDK that seems to do the installation for
you. I'd imagine there has to be an easier way though, perhaps just a
simple 'wrapper' msi script to do the install. I'll keep looking, and
hope someone else finds an easy answer before me. =)

Received on 2004-03-30

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