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Subject: Re: voice talk clips wiht acapella infovox

Re: voice talk clips wiht acapella infovox

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 17:36:03 -0500

Ivo Egger wrote:
> Hi rockbox users
> I followed a discussion concerning SAPI voice and talk clip generation.
> I also have some issues on that topic and I am looking for help.
> At my computer I have installed acapella infovox Gerhard to talk to me.
> This is as far as I know a SAPI4 voice. I can not update yet to the
> SAPI5 version, because one of my tools is not yet abele to work with
> the SAPI5 version of infovox.
> So here my Question.
> For the rockbox talk files I used the script of the rockbox page. Here I
> can select the TTS voice in the control panel and it works fine.
> In the TTS control panel I can only select the microsoft and L&H SAPI
> voices. The acapella infovox does not appear in this control panel.
> Is there a way to use my Gerhard infovox for my talk clips?
> - Make someting that this voice appears in the TTS control panel?
> - Modify the voice script file to access to the infovox voice stream?
> - other ideas?

SAPI4 does not permit direct Text-to-speech to a file, and is thus completely
incompatible with the current voicebox script. In order to use SAPI4, you'd have
to have a script that read each snippet of text in real time, simultaneously
capturing the audio output (in some additional application, yet to be
determined) and saving it to a file. It's not impossible, but I'm sure not going
to undertake such a task!

I wouldn't want to ever listen to it run, either. =P
Received on 2006-11-07

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