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PatrickMay16 09-26-2005 05:46 PM

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?

Melsync 09-26-2005 07:27 PM

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.

heema 09-27-2005 04:55 AM

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

Melsync 09-30-2005 09:04 AM

tts commercial apps
Do you guys know of any commercial application for text to speech that is also bash-capable and scriptable?

Melsync 10-06-2005 11:51 AM

record output from festival
The way to listen to the sound generated by festival is
$ echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts
$ 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 >
$ rec `echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts`

but it won't work.

Melsync 01-14-2006 12:35 PM

Here it is:
text2wave somefile.txt > somefile.wav

PatrickMay16 01-16-2006 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Melsync
Here it is:
text2wave somefile.txt > somefile.wav

This is exactly what I've wanted for a while now. Thanks very much!

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