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DSpeech v1.70.5 Updated

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2018
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for creating audio books from text sources. It also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc. using tags.

The program works out-of-the-box on WinXP and above, using the included Microsoft speech engine SAPI5. For WinNT/2K, you will need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

The program can import text from TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and output to MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA, OPUS and AMR.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft speech engine SAPI5
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DSpeech.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DSpeech-Changelog-36935.html
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2015-04-01 21:46

I tried to test DSpeech but it failed to run on my system (Windows 8.1)- what are its requirements?

AndTheWolf on 2017-02-22 20:48

Now at v1.63.0

Happy.Camper2 on 2017-06-10 17:28

DSpeech is now version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Mar 27 at Authors site.
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

Download Link=>
http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=5

DSpeech is now available in .paf format over at portableapps.com - version 1.63.3 Released 2017 Jun 09
https://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/dspeech-portable

Download Link=>
http://download3.portableapps.com/portableapps/dspeechportable/DSpeechPortable_1.63.3.paf.exe

Enjoy!

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Brynhildr v2.4.2 Updated

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 949KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Brynhildr allows you to connect to any remote computer by specifying the IP address and the port number. Includes both server and client tools and supports screen transfer, voice transmission, encrypted communication, clipboard sharing (text), file transfer and multi-monitor support.

Additional plug-ins available from the website.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch brynhildr.exe.
What's new? See Japanese changelog here.
Latest comments
Zero3K on 2017-08-22 00:53

Please try using a Dynamic DNS service such as FreeDNS (http://freedns.afraid.org/) and connecting to the address you've set up on there after making sure to forward the port that you assigned to the Brynhildr server running on your PC.

Zero3K on 2017-08-22 00:54

Oh, when you're connecting to the PC when at home via another device, just use the LAN IP assigned to it instead of the address you set up on FreeDNS.

hamasaki on 2018-02-18 10:25

No idea where the download link is anymore, it`s all in Japanese.

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Balabolka v2.12.0.659 Updated

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Balabolka is a feature-rich program to read text aloud from a variety of file types including DOC, RTF, PDF, ODT, FB2 and HTML. The program uses Microsoft's own Speech API 4 and 5, but lets you fine tune various voice parameters, including rate and pitch and a substitution list can also be applied to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. The program supports customized font and background color, skins, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys.

Balabolka can also save the synchronized text to external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When the audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text will be displayed synchronously (in the same way as lyrics for songs).

Also includes batch conversion tools from of a wide variety of document formats to audio or plain text and a file compare tool, file splitter and screen magnification window.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). This is included by default in Win2K and above.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable Version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch balabolka.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and help files.
Similar/alternative apps: DSpeech
What's new?
  • Updated the text extracting for AZW and MOBI files.
  • Text formatting was improved.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2014-08-07 20:37

@Checker:
I did something far better.
I uninstalled the flawed ver. 2.10.0.572 portable and installed desktop ver. 2.9.0.565 of Balabolka. My Avast AV doesn't complain anymore.

smaragdus on 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

Checker on 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

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CloneSpy v3.41 Updated

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 26 May 2018
  • Suggested by Fluffy

CloneSpy can help you free up hard drive space by detecting and removing duplicate files with exactly the same contents regardless of their name, date, time, or location. Also, CloneSpy is able to find files that are not exactly identical, but have the same file name. This can be an issue for example if you have different versions of a file and you want to find and remove the older versions. CloneSpy is able to find zero-byte files.

Note: The installer now allows you to choose between a 32 or 64-bit version of CloneSpy.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the installer and select 'portable version' at installation type. Launch CloneSpy.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: DoubleKiller
What's new? Added:
  • Files and folders that are ignored during scanning can now be logged (see Logging page of the Options window).
  • A new option remembers size and position of the Add folder window (see Priority page of the Options window).
  • The new command line option -s allows for silent scans (see the help file for details).
  • A message box now explains the Delete all (!) option on the Time + Size page of the Options window when that option is selected.
Modified:
  • Removed the entry Programme from the default folder ignore list (see Folders page of the Options window).
Fixed:
  • Hitting the space bar while a scan is ongoing no longer closes the scan progress window.
  • The context help now works for the edit box in the Insert mask window.
  • Corrected typo (spacing) in the Mode drop-down box of the Main window.
Latest comments
MarkyMark on 2015-04-09 15:36

A lot of people here trying to delete multiples of the same image - I just wanted to give a shout out to Dup Detector, which is a great piece of software that does exactly that.

Dup Detector doesn't just do file-size/checksum analysis, it actually analyzes the images to find similarities. E.g. one could be black & white and the other can be color, or one can be watermarked, or one could be taken 2 seconds later because someone blinked & it'll find both and display them to you and ask which one you want to delete or if you want to keep both. You can choose how strict it is in its matching algorithm - 100% mach, 95% match etc.

You can even have it set up to automatically select which one to delete based on rules - e.g. the smaller one. Then you just approve the selection by hitting the space bar, or you can just let it do its thing automatically, or you can go full-manual mode and click the image you want to delete. Super fast way to delete duplicates and easy to use. I've used it professionally to manage large image catalogs that had a lot of duplicates of different sizes.

Unfortunately, it's not portable.

The latest version I have is 3.3.02 from July 8, 2011. You can get an earlier version from rareware.

http://www.freeware-guide.com/rareware/DupDetector.html

I am Baas on 2015-04-09 16:44

@MarkyMark Dup Detector is in the database at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=225

MarkyMark on 2015-04-10 02:08

Oh awesome. Well, it's still great software - it does one thing & does it very well.

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NonCompressibleFiles v2.81 Updated

billon on 27 May 2018
  • 83KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 May 2018
  • Suggested by Checker

NonCompressibleFiles is a testing program that allows you to create on the fly one or more non-compressible files, or maximum compressible files. Can be used to test performance of compression programs, to find out if data transfer programs (such as FTP) are compressing the data, or test file behavior.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch NonCompressibleFiles.exe or NonCompressibleFiles_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Test on Windows 10 Update Build 1804 - 17134 (Redstone 4).
  • Code signing certificate.
  • Update the language files and new language: Chinese-Simplified.