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Old 09-26-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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Text to speech


For a year or so now, I've been using text to speech to read stuff to me while I lie in bed before going to sleep every night. It's very nice.

Do any of you do this?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 07:27 PM   #2
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I think that Festival of the University of Edinburgh outputs voice from text, although their demos are in English and Spanish only, I think.
Festival is probably a package included in many distros. At least it is in Fedora.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 04:55 AM   #3
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yeah festival is very good , i just tried it recently

i am starting to use it now in my scripts

this article talks about festival and has a nice rss reader script that will output the result to festival so that you could listen to the latest news

http://linuxgazette.net/114/john.html
 
Old 09-30-2005, 09:04 AM   #4
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tts commercial apps

Do you guys know of any commercial application for text to speech that is also bash-capable and scriptable?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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record output from festival

The way to listen to the sound generated by festival is
$ echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts
or
$ festival --tts hello.txt
where hello.txt is a file containing the text "Hello, world".

How do you record the output?

I've tried

$ echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts > hello.au
$ rec `echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts` hello.au

but it won't work.
 
Old 01-14-2006, 12:35 PM   #6
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text2wave

Here it is:
text2wave somefile.txt > somefile.wav
from
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eply&p=1610019
 
Old 01-16-2006, 08:01 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Melsync
Here it is:
text2wave somefile.txt > somefile.wav
from
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eply&p=1610019
This is exactly what I've wanted for a while now. Thanks very much!
 
  


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