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Subject: Re: more on voicing folder names

Re: more on voicing folder names

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 16:17:59 -0400

Grant Hardy wrote:
> Is there a way to change the rate in the script?

There is a way, if you don't mind opening up voiceUtils.vbs in a text editor.
There isn't an 'external' setting for this parameter right now (although there
may be in the next update!)

Look for these lines (52-55):

'--- Set speech characteristics - volume and rate (no pitch?)

  spkr.Rate = 1. '-10 <--> +10
  spkr.Volume = 100 ' 0 <--> 100

IIRC, increasing the rate value will speed up the speech. The valid range is
from -10 to +10, as noted in the comments. If you'd like the voice to be quieter
relative to music and/or menu speech, you might wish to lower the volume setting
as well.
Received on 2006-05-31

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