DSpeech - text to voice

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DSpeech - text to voice

#1 Post by AlephX »

Dspeech (ca. 600 kb)

Site: http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html
Download: http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=6

DSpeech is a Text To Speech program with functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) integrated. It is able to to read aloud the written text and choose the sentences to be pronounced based upon the vocal answers of the user.

It can create Audiobooks in a simple way, based on test files with tags.

DSpeech does not install itself, is very light, starts in a second and doesn't write anything to the registry.

The Web page has links to speech engines and voice sets.

Some features of DSpeech are:

1. save the output as a .WAV or .MP3 file.
2. quickly select different voices, even combine them, or juxtapose them in order to create dialogues among different voices.
3. vocal recognition system that, through a simple script language, allows you to create interactive dialogues with the user.
4. configure the voices in an independent way.
5. TAGs: dynamically change the features of the voices during the playback (speed, volume and frequency), insert pauses, emphasize specific words, or even to spell them out.
6. capture and reproduce the content of the ClipBoard.
7. compatible with all vocal engines (SAPI 4-5 compliant).
8. AI dialog system. Not really useful, but amusing. It does not work in every language.

To open PDF files, you must download the DSpeech PDF Plug-In (ca 250 KB).

On Windows XP, if you want use SAPI4 voices, you must install SAPI4.

On Windows NT4/2000 you must install SAPI5.

On Windows NT4/2000/XP, if you want use the Speech Recognition features, you must install the MS-Recognition Engine as well.

[edit: canceled version number, as requested by Midas 11 15 2013]
Last edited by AlephX on Tue May 27, 2014 8:16 am, edited 2 times in total.

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#2 Post by AlephX »

Hi, I would like to re-post this application.

Indeed it does not require anything to be installed. The "voices" can be the ones on the guest computer, even if XP (compared to Vista) does not offer a good quality.

This application is quite tiny and can be really useful for the ones who are interested in reading (and recording) texts.

For example: if you place it on your mp3 player, you can produce mp3s to listen while you want. Remember to place the Lame DLL in the same folder than DSpeech. :D

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DSpeech v1.55.1

#3 Post by Kimero »

DSpeech updated to v1.55.1 (from 1.55 in database)

http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

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#4 Post by AlephX »

Thanks again!!! DB updated

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DSpeech PDF Plug-In

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I want to submit the DSpeech PDF Plug-In

developers website http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/index.html

discussion on this website http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... pdf+plugin
To open PDF files, you must download the DSpeech PDF Plug-In (ca 250 KB).
this plugin works as a stand alone just drag the pdf to the app or

??could it use a batch compiled with an app on this site to open pdf's with??

I know this app just works

the only con is the loss of formatting.

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Re: DSpeech v1.55.1

#6 Post by webfork »

1.55.4 is out, but not really sure this is a very necessary update.

· Added the option "Enable Hotkeys" which lets you control DSpeech keyboard even when it is in the foreground.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... eech.shtml

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Re: DSpeech v1.56

#7 Post by webfork »

An update with a little more substance:

· Fixed a defect in the conversion Ogg Vorbis.
· Added the ability to save in AAC Mp4 format.
· Built-in Plug-in for reading PDFs.
· Fix minor.

Us:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1125

Dimino:
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/

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Re: DSpeech v1.55.1

#8 Post by webfork »

> DSpeech v1.56.1

Thanks Checker.

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Re: DSpeech v1.55.1

#9 Post by Checker »

@ webfork: This time I have to thank you, because I noticed that DSpeech wasn't listed in my version update script ... till today :wink:

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Re: DSpeech 1.51 (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

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Re: DSpeech (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

#11 Post by cxskate »

Could anyone help me figure out these supposed tags that will insert pauses, among other things? I just got this program working and it's going pretty good, but I'd love to be able to add in some pauses. Thank you!

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Re: DSpeech (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

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@cxskate

try
Right-click > Insert Keywords

eg
#DELAY500

on its own line

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Re: DSpeech (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

#13 Post by cxskate »

Oh excellent, thank you! I'm surprised I didn't look there haha

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Re: DSpeech

#14 Post by bitcoin »

latest DSpeech archive gets 6 hits out of 65 at Virus Total, including Malwarebytes

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Re: DSpeech

#15 Post by webfork »

bitcoin wrote: Sat Oct 08, 2022 11:03 am latest DSpeech archive gets 6 hits out of 65 at Virus Total, including Malwarebytes
The project has had excellent quality over the years, though I admit 6 is a little high for the false-positive category.

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