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Subject: Re: Voice files (.talk) generated using linux?

Re: Voice files (.talk) generated using linux?

From: Daniel Dalton <>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 10:04:18 +1100

On 8/12/2007 9:17 AM, Adam Cripps wrote:
> I see on the website that Voice files (.talk) can be generated with
> VoiceBox+, but this appears to be a windows app.

Yes. Its all in vb script I believe which is a ms thing. So your right
it won't run on linux.

> Is there an equivalent using Linux? I don't have access to a windows
> machine where I can install any software so I'd appreciate some advice
> on linux instead of windows.

Well you can generate .talk clips on linux but its not like voice box.
Its all command line.
You can either use (don't ask me how to use it I don't know :-))
or you can email me off list for a bash script which will generate them.
In the bash script a few options are hard coded but all you have to tell
it is what directory to run on.
And if you have a different synth than what it uses just modify the
espeak line for your synth. You can usually find what arguments to pass
to the tts engine by reading the man page.
I would recommend the bash script I use since it is a lot easier to use
and so much smaller.
I didn't write it; full credit goes to Stéphane Doyon. All I did was
update it for rbspeex. And got it working in my shell. So hopefully it
should work in your shell too.

Daniel Dalton
Received on 2007-12-08

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