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Subject: Re: Modifying Voice Clips

Re: Modifying Voice Clips

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:33:23 -0400

ScottLearned wrote:
> Brian Wolven wrote:
> 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.
> Hi Brian,
> Thanks for the info. I tried a couple of different settings and finally
> decided on 32, as this seems to be the best choice for me considering the
> size/ audio quality.
> Oh yes, this was done with NeoSpeech Paul.
> By the way, these scripts Rock! I converted a 5.5G folder including
> subfolders and files, in a little over a minute!

SAPI5 Lets you do text-to-speech direct to file, so you can go much faster than
real time. If only the [free] voices were better...
Received on 2006-04-03

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