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Subject: Re: Modifying Voice Clips

Re: Modifying Voice Clips

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 21:41:30 -0400

ScottLearned wrote:
> Hello,
> I just want to say thanks to all the Dev's out there who worked so hard
> making Rockbox accessible for Blind/Visually impaired users. I am really
> thrilled to have speech on such a small han-held player!
> I'm not sure how much you guys realize how this profoundly affects us
> users, but thank you again. Well anyways, sorry for the rambling.
> My question is, can I improve the quality of my voice clips? I changed the
> settings in Lame and checked out the scripts, but can't for the life of me
> find where to create a higher quality .talk file.
> Thanks for any help and keep up the excellent work!
> Scccott

The encoding options used by the voiceBox scripts are set in the
variable LameOpts in the voiceBox.wsf file, like so:

  Const LameOpts = "-m m -b 24 -S"

I'm not really sure what would provide the best *quality* voice clip. At
one time we had some constraints on the clips that limited our choices,
IIRC. I'm not sure if that is true any longer. I'd have to dig around in
the lame docs and experiment a bit first to see what might work better.
If anyone out there has used some different settings for Lame (or the
SAPI5 voices) and gotten better results, please post them here. I'd be
happy to make them the new default options in the voiceBox package.
Received on 2006-04-03

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