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DSpeech v1.73.217 Updated

billon on 11 Jul 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by AlephX

DSpeech is a text-to-speech program with the option of saving the output to a variety of formats, great for reviewing text or creating audio books. The program uses Microsoft's included speech engine SAPI5 but also supports dynamically changing the features of the voices using tags e.g. insert pauses, emphasize specific words, spell them out etc.

The program can do simple audio/voice recordings to save to WAV, and include some basic dictation / voice control tools ("ASR" for Automatic Speech Recognition). Text can be imported from a variety of formats TXT, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, XML and PDF and outputs 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.

WinNT/2K users: need to install the speech engine separately. You will find links to plugins, speech engines and voice sets on the program website.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language and manual files.
Similar/alternative apps: Balabolka
What's new? See:
https://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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SoundVolumeView v2.15 Updated

billon on 3 Jul 2020
  • 188KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by Checker

SoundVolumeView displays general information and current volume level for all active sound components on your system, allowing instant mute/unmute. This is useful both for viewing audio management details as well as tracking down (and silencing) a given program sound from your system. Additionally, the program also allows for loading or saving custom sound configurations for a given situation or toolset. A config file contains volume level, mute/unmute state of all sound components and default sound devices.

A command-line interface is also available with extensive support, allowing you to save/load profiles, change the current volume of every sound component and mute/unmute every sound component.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SoundVolumeView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added /SetSpatial command-line option, which allows you to set the 'Spatial sound format' of sound device from command line on Windows 10, for example:
    SoundVolumeView.exe /SetSpatial "High Definition Audio Device\Device\Speakers\Render" "Windows Sonic For Headphones"
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2015-01-03 15:04

hmm, not for WinXP :(

Checker on 2015-01-03 20:28

@ bzl333: System Requirements: This utility works on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 2008. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.
Windows XP and older systems are not supported.

MIKLO on 2016-12-30 16:14

Another great product from Nirsoft... Keep em comin.
MIKLO

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VolumeĀ² v1.1.6.423 Updated

billon on 17 Jun 2020
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by Userfriendly

VolumeĀ² is an utility designed as a replacement for the standard Volume Control. It lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel, using keyboard hot keys or moving the mouse pointer to an edge of the screen.

It also includes an audio mixer with advanced volume controls support, a scheduler, an on-screen display, command line support and the ability to store and recall different unlimited presets via one mouse click or system-wide hot keys.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice.
  2. If needed, create a file called Config.ini in the application folder.
  3. Launch Volume2.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Volumouse
What's new? See:
https://github.com/irzyxa/Volume2/blob/master/History.txt
Latest comments
fullbug on 2014-03-21 23:17

I love this program, been looking for something like this, thank you!!

fullbug on 2015-08-12 16:14

As I said before, love this, but what is new in the newer version?

Checker on 2015-08-12 22:47

@ fullbug: Klick on "what's new" (the little eye icon) and you will see ;)

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AppAudioConfig v1.15 Updated

billon on 15 Jun 2020
  • 116KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by billon

AppAudioConfig displays the current audio settings for every application on your system and allows you to easily change multiple application settings at once. You can change a variety of functions including volume, right/left audio balance and mute/unmute status.

Category:
System requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder. Modifies the Windows registry under HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AppAudioConfig.exe.
What's new? Added:
  • /Mute, /Unmute, /SetVolume command-line option to set the mute/unmute status and volume level for the next time you run the application.
  • 'Device ID' column.

sLyrics v1.0.3

billon on 25 Dec 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 May 2017
  • Suggested by Checker

sLyrics allows the search and download of song lyrics from a broad database of songs. The program also allows search inside lyric text.

The program uses the ChartLyrics API.

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 ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch sLyrics.exe.
What's new?
  • Small tweaks now that the API is back online.
Latest comments
zorro on 2018-12-25 17:35

New version 1.0.3 as of 24.05.2017 - and the website link should be updated (actual one doesn't work):
http://www.dcmembers.com/skwire/download/slyrics/

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