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[Solved] Text-to-speech software.
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:31:17 PM »
 

Alex

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I want to install some TTS program for Linux. After a search I found this YouTube video:



So I followed the instructions and installed both Festival and Xsel then I followed his entries into the command line, but somehow his results differed from mine:



I am not sure what I did wrong...

All i wanted was a TTS GUI interface...can anyone help?

THanks

:)
Last Edit: September 10, 2014, 12:40:56 PM by Alex
 


Re: Text-to-speech software.
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 10:55:41 PM »
 

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cat <<eof > talk.sh  not cat <<eof >> talk.sh

eof = end of file
You are seeing > instead of $ before the chmod command.   This means you didn't end the file.  Hence I looked back and saw you appended to talk.sh instead of just create talk.sh .

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Re: Text-to-speech software.
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 12:06:45 AM »
 

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Thanks heaps...I looked for ages but I could not see it. I guess that it would help heaps if I knew what I was doing! Lol

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 12:15:33 AM »
 

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BTW what a great web site you have! :)
 

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He336!

A number of programs use Festival to speak text. I use a Bible program called Xiphos that will speak any verses or other text you highlight.
 
Having played around with Festival some myself, most of the voices I've found sound like Stephen Hawking. If anybody runs into some more natural-sounding ones, let us know...

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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 12:40:05 PM »
 

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After my failed attempts at using the terminal, I went to the Lubumtu Software centre and downloaded "eSpeak speech synthesizer" . It works very well, altough it has only 2 voices, but you can adjust the speed.

You just copy the text you want read and paste it into the eSpeak window, then just press play.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2014, 10:02:19 PM »
 

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You can run espeak w/o espeak window - I do it all the time.  My script file has

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#!/bin/sh
#
# runs eSpeak with twice the volume and 150 wpm
#
espeak -a 200 -s 150  -f $1eSpeak.txt -w $1.wav

where $1 is a wildcard.
 


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