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Subject: Re: Make voices script

Re: Make voices script

From: Peter Herngaard <>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 04:17:07 +0200

Hello Scott

You can adjust the volume and speed properties of the generated voice by
inserting the following lines in makevoices.vbs:

ospvoice.rate = (value))
ospvoice.volume = (value)

Please note that not all voices support all properties. But I have Scansoft
Solo RealSpeak Nanna from on my computer and it works.

For Sapi4 the method is slightly different but similar to that described
You should download sapi.chm from Microsoft (SAPI5):

Kind regards
Peter Herngaard

----- Original Message -----
From: "ScottLearned" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 10:14 PM
Subject: Re: Make voices script

> Hamish Mackenzie wrote:
> Hi All
> I have now managed to make voice files using the Australian scansoft TTS
> but
> have one further question. Is there somewhere in the script that controls
> the speed and volume of the clips that are made as I cant seem to find it.
> I know there is a place to change the speed in the speech area of the
> control panel and if this in turn changes the speed of the voice then that
> sorts out one problem but where do I adjust the volume? I know this can
> be
> achieved by modifying the script in the other vbs file that is used to
> voice
> folder and file names but I cant seem to find it in the script to create
> the
> english.voice file.
> thanks as always
> Hamish
> Hi Hamish,
> Yes, speed of the voice file is changed in the control panel under speech.
> If you want to change the volume, you would change it in the
> makevoices.vbs
> script.
> snip-snip
> Scale the input volume by <factor. The factor 0.6 is recommended. Higher
> values make the voice UI louder, lower values make it more quiet. Don't
> use
> values1, or the voice will probably get distorted.
> For instance, I changed the volume to 07 for my VF.
> MakeVoiceFile "english", "ScanSoft Karen_Full_22kHz", SPSF_22kHz16BitMono,
> 190, "-V 5 -B 64 --resample 22 --scale 0.7 --vbr-new -t -S"
> You can find out more about building and tweaking voice files at:
> HtH
> Scott
Received on 2006-10-17

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