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Subject: Re: SAPI 5 voices

Re: SAPI 5 voices

From: Peter Herngaard <>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 18:36:29 +0100

Hello again

Well, I did it.
I have rewritten the voicebox script to support SAPI4.
There might still be some quirks, but now I have generated talk files for my mp3 files using Eloquence SAPI4 and folder structure.
Let me know if you are interested.

Best Wishes,
Peter Herngaard

----- Original Message -----
  From: Peter Herngaard
  To: Rockbox
  Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 8:07 AM
  Subject: Re: SAPI 5 voices

  Hello Daniel

  Yes, the line is the correct one.
  In order to use SAPI4 instead of SAPI5 in the voiceutils.vbs script, you must make some changes to the routines.
  Unfortunately I don't have time to rewrite the SAPI5 routine to support SAPI4.

  However, you should be able to find some documentation on SAPI4 and SAPI5 at Microsoft's homepage.

  Best Wishes,
  Peter Herngaard

  ----- Original Message -----
    From: daniel dalton
    To: 'Rockbox'
    Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 7:33 AM
    Subject: RE: SAPI 5 voices

    Hi Peter


    Thanks for replying to my last email. I still have a bit of a problem, the line I found in the script was the following.

    spkr.Rate = 1. '-10 <--> +10

    This seemed to be different to the one that you said I Should find but if this is all fine then what part of the

    spkr.Rate = 1. '-10 <--> +10 line do I have to edit.

    Also what part of the script do I have to edit to use SAPi 4 instead of SAPI 5.

    All help greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Daniel


    -----Original Message-----
    From: [] On Behalf Of Peter Herngaard
    Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2006 10:13 PM
    To: Rockbox
    Subject: Re: Sapi 5 voices


    Hello Daniel


    1. Yes you can. Just look for the following line:


     spkr.Rate = 2. '-10 <--> +10

    2. As far I know Eloquence isn't available as standalone SAPI5 voice. But you can modify voiceutils.vbs to use SAPI4 instead of SAPI5.



    Best Wishes,

    Peter Herngaard



    ----- Original Message -----

      From: daniel dalton


      Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 6:52 AM

      Subject: Sapi 5 voices


      Hi I have downloaded the voice box script and selected Microsoft Mary from the control panel as the computers default voice.

      I have a few questions.


      1. Can I speed up or slow down my talking mp3 clips in rockbox by adjusting the speed of the default voice in the control panel, and if this doesn't work is there another way to speed up or slow them down?

      2. Is it possible to get eloquence as a Sapi 5 voice or, is there any free Sapi 5 voices that I could get apart from Microsoft Mary Sam and Mike to create my talking mp3 clips for rockbox, and if so where would I get them from?


      All help greatly appreciated.

      Cheers Daniel

Received on 2006-11-12

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