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Subject: Re: MakeVoices.vbs

Re: MakeVoices.vbs

From: Andrew Hart <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:36:20 -0400

Someone else on this list had the same problem a while ago. It
turned out that his makevoices.vbs file was corrupted in some
way. Replacing it with another makevoices.vbs solved his
problem. Try downloading it again and see if that helps.
If that doesn't help, send your makevoices.vbs file to me and I can
compare it against mine to see if it is corrupt in any way. If you
need to do this, rename it to something wacky no antivirus filter is
likely to discard based on file extension alone.


At 06:31 27-07-2006, you wrote:
>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 this point.
>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 voices.
>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 same result.
>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

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