Rockbox mail archiveSubject: MakeVoices.vbs
From: Mitchell Smith <mjs_at_fastmail.com.au>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 20:31:05 +1000
I am having some difficulties getting MakeVoices.vbs to function correctly
on my system.
My main objective is to create english.voice files using Neospeech and
Cepstral voices, however I can't even get it working with Microsoft Mary at
Just to give you some background on my current setup ...
I have downloaded the latest daily build source archive and unpacked it on a
NetBSD box. I then ran the following command from inside the
rockbox/app/lang directory "../../tools/genlang -o -e=english.lang -t=h300
english.lang > newenglish.lang".
I then copied newenglish.lang to C:\MakeVoices on a Windows XP machine and
renamed it to english.lang. The rest of the files in my C:\MakeVoices
folder are as follows ...
I have also installed Microsoft SpeechSDK 5.1 so I have the Microsoft SAPI5
I tried running MakeVoices.vbs unmodified, which has Microsoft Mary
uncommented, "cscript MakeVoices.vbs".
"Making english voice file with "Microsoft Mary" (SAPI 5)"
and it drops straight back to the prompt.
If I now look in my MakeVoices folder, I see english_Microsoft Mary.voice
with size 4.9 KB.
I have tried running "lame" "wavtrim" and "voicefont" from the MakeVoices
folder, to make sure they can all be executed successfully.
I have tried changing the voice to another installed SAPI 5 voice, with the
I am not sure what to try next, and with out any error messages from the
MakeVoices.vbs script, I am not sure what is causing it to fail.
Has anyone experienced similar behaviour from this script, and if so, what
did you do to resolve the problem?
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Received on 2006-07-27