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Old 04-09-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Text File to Audio File Program ?


There are software that already read out files input into them. Is there any software out there that converts text file that is input into it, into a .wav or .mp3 file ? If not, this seems to be a likely possibility in the future.

Such a software would benefit a project like librivox.org

Thanks.
 
Old 04-09-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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There's this command line program in OS X that does this. It's called say. The only reason I remember that is because I was helping my fiance use it to recite a few paragraphs of speech for a project she was doing. Don't think it's free software, but at least you now know there is software that does it for *nix systems.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 05:19 AM   #3
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There's this command line program in OS X that does this. It's called say. The only reason I remember that is because I was helping my fiance use it to recite a few paragraphs of speech for a project she was doing. Don't think it's free software, but at least you now know there is software that does it for *nix systems.
Here is a link to this program:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/speech/

It doesn't convert the file to an audio file. It just plays the voice.
 
Old 04-10-2006, 05:26 AM   #4
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Here is one that came in my Inbox:
http://www.naturalreaders.com/

Info. on any more such would be appreciated.
 
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I know that that program that came with OSX converts the output in to a sound file. I think it converted it to an aiff, then I used sox to convert it in to a wav. The results were pretty nice.
 
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There are software that already read out files input into them. Is there any software out there that converts text file that is input into it, into a .wav or .mp3 file ? If not, this seems to be a likely possibility in the future.

Such a software would benefit a project like librivox.org

Thanks.
festival can do this; it seems like a command called "text2wave" comes with the festival package by default on most GNU/Linux distributions.

The use of the command is

text2wave inputfile.txt -o outputfile.wav

I hope this helps you.

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