Author Topic: Text to speech/SAPI5  (Read 630 times)

jj2007

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12298
  • Assembler is fun ;-)
    • MasmBasic
Text to speech/SAPI5
« on: December 26, 2021, 01:12:24 AM »

Vortex

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2657
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 05:49:56 AM »
Hi Jochen,

Thanks, it looks like an interesting and useful tool.

jj2007

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12298
  • Assembler is fun ;-)
    • MasmBasic
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2021, 08:56:49 AM »
Hi Erol,

The quality of the voices is not overwhelming, but there are some in languages that Micros*t doesn't give us for free.

hutch--

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 9217
  • Mnemonic Driven API Grinder
    • The MASM32 SDK
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2021, 09:31:57 AM »
JJ,

See if this sounds OK. Its "pay for" software, a product called "Talkia". I copied a short piece of German poetry and fed it through a voice that is supposed to speak German and to my very uneducated ear for DE speech, it sounds something like spoken German.
hutch at movsd dot com
http://www.masm32.com    :biggrin:  :skrewy:

jj2007

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12298
  • Assembler is fun ;-)
    • MasmBasic
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2021, 09:57:55 AM »
Talkia is classes better, of course. How much did you pay for it?

hutch--

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 9217
  • Mnemonic Driven API Grinder
    • The MASM32 SDK
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2021, 10:43:52 AM »
I just checked and they no longer have a single price option. The ones that I have seen use either Amazon Polly or Google Wavenet but there are other techniques to access these, download a toy called Balabolka which can do the SAPI5 voices you can load onto your computer but you can also access online TTS and some of these are very good.
hutch at movsd dot com
http://www.masm32.com    :biggrin:  :skrewy:

jj2007

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12298
  • Assembler is fun ;-)
    • MasmBasic
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2021, 03:04:01 PM »
It seems Balabolka itself does not have new voices, but here are some.

hutch--

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 9217
  • Mnemonic Driven API Grinder
    • The MASM32 SDK
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2021, 09:19:58 PM »
It will do both SAPI5 voices and onlines voices from a number of sources. If you go to "Tools" then online services, you get another window that has a number of online sites. You type in the text, hit save and wait for the online TTS to finish. Some of these are very good.

With SAPI5 you have to mess around with window control panel and enable multiple languages, but some of the later M$ voices are a lot better than the old ones.
hutch at movsd dot com
http://www.masm32.com    :biggrin:  :skrewy:

daydreamer

  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1934
  • "follow the blue star!!!"
Re: Text to speech/SAPI5
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2021, 10:43:26 AM »
Voices is fun to play with if you want to test japanese voice read swedish text sound like read with Japanese accent
I like learn foreign Asian languages, download and install Chinese and Japanese language pack also comes with some japanese and Chinese voices beside install unicode characters
SIMD fan and macro fan
I am an Invoker
"An Invoker is a mage who specializes in the manipulation of raw and elemental energies."
if you wanna see an asm missile ,there is already a builtin:
AAM also means "Air to Air Missile" :D