Solved

Where can I get text to speech (tts) voices for Vista?

Posted on 2009-05-13
4
1,383 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Windows Vista comes with one voice (Microsoft Anna) for it's built-in text to speech (TTS) engine. I am looking for additional voices. I am personally looking for free voices, but while I'm asking, I might as well open this up to create a full list of TTS voices that are out there. Please contribute links such as creators of voices, places that sell voices, or related communities that would be a good reference for new TTS voices or updates on the technology. Will try to distribute points based on contribution.
0
Comment
Question by:GrandPixel
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
khr2003 earned 168 total points
ID: 24381242
hi
I dont believe that you can free voices for vista tts. There some other alternatives like using other software for tts service.
check these links as they might interest you:
for use with vista sidebar:
http://www.tothepc.com/archives/instant-text-to-speech-from-vista-sidebar-with-say-it/

alternate applications:
https://www.cepstral.com/
http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/   (scroll to DSPEECH)
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:RDAdams
RDAdams earned 166 total points
ID: 24423707
You would need to purchase another tts engine and voice.  

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306902

http://www.naturalreaders.com/
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:beng_uk
beng_uk earned 166 total points
ID: 24574067
Microsoft does not provide additional speech engines (voices), but a number of third-party products are available that support the new Microsoft Speech API. For information on these products, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/speech/evaluation/thirdparty/engines.mspx

From
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306902
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Finding a job can be stressful - searches, resume tweaks, and networking events can be super boring. Luckily we're here to help you land your dream job!
Learn more about the importance of email disclaimers with our top 10 email disclaimer DOs and DON’Ts.
The Bounty Board allows you to request an article or video on any technical topic, or fulfill a bounty request to earn points. Watch this video to learn how to use the Bounty Board to get the content you want, earn points, and browse submitted bount…
Notifications on Experts Exchange help you keep track of your activity and updates in one place. Watch this video to learn how to use them on the site to quickly access the content that matters to you.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question