DSpeech

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
AlephX
Posts: 663
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 10:53 pm
Contact:

DSpeech

#1 Post by AlephX » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:04 am

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.

User avatar
AlephX
Posts: 663
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 10:53 pm
Contact:

#2 Post by AlephX » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:17 pm

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

Kimero
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:40 am

DSpeech v1.55.1

#3 Post by Kimero » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:55 am

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

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

User avatar
AlephX
Posts: 663
Joined: Thu May 11, 2006 10:53 pm
Contact:

#4 Post by AlephX » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:37 pm

Thanks again!!! DB updated

donald
Posts: 561
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:14 am
Location: knoxville TN USA

DSpeech PDF Plug-In

#5 Post by donald » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:58 pm

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.

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 10470
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: DSpeech v1.55.1

#6 Post by webfork » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:37 pm

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

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 10470
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: DSpeech v1.56

#7 Post by webfork » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:12 pm

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/

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 10470
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: DSpeech v1.55.1

#8 Post by webfork » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:52 pm

> DSpeech v1.56.1

Thanks Checker.

User avatar
Checker
Posts: 1624
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:00 pm
Location: Ingolstadt [DE]

Re: DSpeech v1.55.1

#9 Post by Checker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:20 pm

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

User avatar
Midas
Posts: 6231
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Location: Sol3

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

#10 Post by Midas » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:00 am


cxskate
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:09 pm

Re: DSpeech (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

#11 Post by cxskate » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:11 pm

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!

NickR
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:37 am

Re: DSpeech (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

#12 Post by NickR » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:18 am

@cxskate

try
Right-click > Insert Keywords

eg
#DELAY500

on its own line

cxskate
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:09 pm

Re: DSpeech (Text to Speech - Audiobook Maker)

#13 Post by cxskate » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:44 pm

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

<SILENCE MSEC="3500"/>

Post Reply