Text to Speech Software

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Paul Whybrow

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I previously mentioned, that Typely offers a text to speech service, which sounds a bit like Stephen Hawking's niece.

I came across this article on Quora, that discusses which Text to Speech services are the best:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-text-to-speech-software

hear-my-voice.jpg
 
I was wondering about this. Is there any mileage in getting some dictation software that could turn Pete's seminars into scripts? this would help out any deaf Litopians we may have.
 
Ipreviously mentioned, that Typely offers a text to speech service, which sounds a bit like Stephen Hawking's niece.

I came across this article on Quora, that discusses which Text to Speech services are the best:

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-text-to-speech-software

hear-my-voice.jpg

There's a text to speech app I use -- Adobe I believe -- I like it okay. It's not for reading a book -- it's for hearing my writing read out loud. But it's called Txt to Speech or Pdf to Speech ...and is the first one to come up for me when I search for text to speech apps.
 
All current TTS engines sound robotic. The most advanced one that I tried (while searching for a good engine to implement in Typely) belongs to Google which is quite scary on how close it can get to a human voice. You can listen to some samples here: Google's new text-to-speech system sounds convincingly human and Audio samples from "Natural TTS Synthesis by Conditioning WaveNet on Mel Spectrogram Predictions"

Unfortunately that engine is not available to programmers yet and no ETA available either. If they release something I'll be happy to upgrade Typely immediately but, for now, this is the best I could do.

Thank you for giving it a try.
 
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