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Old 08-14-2009, 06:01 AM   #1
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Converting PDF to Audio


Hi Everyone,

Im currently trying to convert some of my pdf to audio (mp3, wav, etc) im using fedora 11 at the moment but havent found an application that can do this, does anyone have an suitable software for this?

Thanks in advance

Andy
 
Old 08-14-2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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Are you talking about some text-to-speech program? Anyway, googling pdf audio produced many hits. Here's one,
http://www.pdfzone.com/c/a/Other-For...asy-Listening/
If this doesn't suit you why not try googling yourself.
jdk
 
Old 08-15-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thanks jdkaye i have looked at that software before, but do you know of any free software that can be used to do this? I have googled around a few times but havent found a lot.

Thanks
Andy
 
Old 08-15-2009, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hi Andy,
I'm still not really sure what you want but will Festival do you?
http://www.xenocafe.com/tutorials/ph...eech/index.php
cheers,
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:53 AM   #5
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I simly want to convert a PDF file to a audio version so that i can listen to the book. Im sure there are applications out there that can do it, I have used festival but im currently having problems converting anything into audio. text2wave should be a viable solution but im having problems with that.
 
Old 08-16-2009, 08:04 AM   #6
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I simly want to convert a PDF file to a audio version so that i can listen to the book. Im sure there are applications out there that can do it, I have used festival but im currently having problems converting anything into audio. text2wave should be a viable solution but im having problems with that.
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What about making it a two-step process instead of trying to use one program end-to-end? Find some free .PDF to text converter (there are several), and then use a second program to convert from text to voice.

Not elegant, but it should work.
 
  


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