Solved

SAPI Voices

Posted on 2011-02-27
1
555 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Can someone recommend a good *English* TTS engine, SAPI compatible, that is freely available, I'm getting really sick of listening to Microsoft Sam/Mike/Mary. I need one that sounds fairly realistic, but it has to be free, since many of my friends need to use it as well.

If not, can someone recommend a way to create my own SAPI voices?

Thanks,
Shaun
0
Comment
Question by:shaunchristopher
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
shaunchristopher earned 0 total points
ID: 35016064
(sigh)

okay, nevermind. I managed to locate some very UNFREE voices.

I'll post up my research here, so that other people might find it useful:

MkVoice (Creating a voice font)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms720183(VS.85).aspx 

FreeTTS
http://freetts.sourceforge.net/docs/index.php 

Some decent quality SAPI voices are offered by NeoSpeech:
http://www.neospeech.com/

They can be tested at that site as well.

-- Shaun
0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Digital marketing agencies have encountered both the opportunities and difficulties that emerge from working with a wide-ranging organizations.
Computer science students often experience many of the same frustrations when going through their engineering courses. This article presents seven tips I found useful when completing a bachelors and masters degree in computing which I believe may he…
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
Starting up a Project

717 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