Balabolka v2.14.0.669 Updated

billon on 8 Sep 2018
  • 15MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Sep 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 splitting.
  • Resources for Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), French, Spanish and Turkish languages.

32 comments on Balabolka  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Checker 2014-08-31 01:53

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v2.10.0.573

smaragdus 2014-08-31 01:36

Balabolka 2.10.0.573 released.

v2.10.0.572

Mixture 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.

v2.10.0.572

Checker 2014-08-07 17:27

@ Mixture: Checked with 'virustotal'. Only Avast shows it as 'Win32:Malware-gen'. It's 1/54.
Suggestion: Delete 'Avast' from your system.

v2.10.0.572

Checker 2014-07-21 18:32

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v2.10.0.572

smaragdus 2014-07-21 18:03

Balabolka version 2.10.0.572 is out.

v2.10.0.571

smaragdus 2014-04-01 22:16

Excellent program, better than the commercial ones!

v2.9.0.566

Checker 2013-12-27 19:51

Sorry for my typo.
Last version before v2.9.0.561 was v2.9.0.560 (not v2.9.0.839)

@ Emka: Changelog is within the ZIP as 'history.eng.txt'.

v2.9.0.561

Emka 2013-12-14 11:53

v2.09 is out, can't find a changelog

v2.8.0.557

Gemini Apollo Gomez 2013-03-31 17:21

Alternatively, Balabolka Portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/accessibility/balabolka-portable
is another portable version in the PortableApps.com Platform.

v2.7.0.543

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