OpenTX voice file generator

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by rdeanchurch » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:40 am

You just can't beat having software with a guarantee. :D :mrgreen: :P
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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by dvogonen » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:58 pm

I have now added automatic cutting of the recorded files. This eliminates the most time consuming part of producing voice files: cutting out the silence at the start and end of the files.
Also fixed a memory leak that killed the application after 30 - 40 consecutive recordings. It is now stable on my hardware.

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by davidmc36 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:35 pm

Is your newest version at the same link as in the first post? I get an error on that link.
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Post by dvogonen » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:49 pm

As the first post said, the link was temporary.
Both OpenTX Speaker and OpenTX Recorder are now available for download from the OpenTX Web site.

Here is a direct link to the OpenTX download page :
http://www.open-tx.org/downloads.html

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Post by davidmc36 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:24 pm

Perfect, thanks.
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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by HC1969 » Sat May 17, 2014 8:39 am

I want to use this program. I put .NET 4 (MicrosoftNETFramework4_100628.exe) and try to start it.
I keep crashing on startup!
What could be the problem? :(
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Post by dvogonen » Sat May 17, 2014 10:47 am

The program needs sound generation components in the operating system that were introduced in Windows Vista. When I wrote the voice generation program I never tested on Vista, only on Windows 7, which is why the information on the download side says that it will only run on Windows7. Vista might work, I just do not know.
In any case, XP is not a supported platform.

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Post by jhsa » Sat May 17, 2014 11:06 am

Good old XP is going down :( :mrgreen:
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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by HC1969 » Sat May 17, 2014 1:16 pm

I became very, very sad now! :(
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Post by dvogonen » Sat May 17, 2014 5:13 pm

What is even sadder is that Microsoft removed the pretty excellent synthetic speech they introduced in Vista for Windows 8 and replaced it with - Nothing.
(Not entirely true, but almost ).

What is also sad is that they had high quality voices for all languages available at one point as free downloads. They have however removed the downloads by now. The reason is that there are quite a number of companies that try to charge for using synthetic voices, something that ought to come standard in all operating systems by now. As a result it is not possible to include speech generation in programs without bundling a high royalty language package that is locked down by DRM protection. That sucks. And if the customer pays for the language package for use in one product, he has to pay for it again if he wants to use it in another. This is not very popular, and as a result there is no speech support in most software, even if it would be almost trivial to include it.

The reason I am upset about this is that I have dyslexic family members who would greatly benefit from having speech generation available in all applications. Microsoft obviously couldn't care less about them.

Microsoft is basically just sad nowadays.

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by HC1969 » Sun May 18, 2014 7:14 am

Then there is no other solution, and use the dark side of the Internet. :)
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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by davx » Sun May 18, 2014 7:33 am

Hi,

You can keep running XP, just use a virtual machine, you can even test 64bit systems on XP 32 ;)

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by MicheleVilla » Sun May 25, 2014 4:42 pm

There is a possibility to having a version for Linux?

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Post by dvogonen » Sun May 25, 2014 7:21 pm

No. OpenTX Speaker is built using the very good synthetic voice component Microsoft introduced in Vista and removed in Windows 8.
As opposed to Companion it is built using C#, which is Microsoft proprietary.
So Windows Vista or Windows7 is required to run it.

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Post by MicheleVilla » Tue May 27, 2014 7:39 am

dvogonen wrote:No. OpenTX Speaker is built using the very good synthetic voice component Microsoft introduced in Vista and removed in Windows 8.
As opposed to Companion it is built using C#, which is Microsoft proprietary.
So Windows Vista or Windows7 is required to run it.
Thank you
What do you suggest for Linux OS?

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by dvogonen » Tue May 27, 2014 10:58 pm

Without any hesitation: Audacity for sound recording and editing.

There are no good options for synthetic speech on Linux.

Use a Web browser to go to one of the free demo pages available for voice demos. You can enter text there and record the result with Audacity. This is a really good one :
http://www.acapela-group.com/?lang=en

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by Velyks » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:57 pm

What voice does the default scottish/english woman in the default OpenTX sounds use?

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by DWiskow » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:13 pm

on a MAC computer there is quite sophisticated text to speech (with many voices and languages) built into OSX. Voice files can be very easily generated using the "SAY" command . . .

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      say -o tada.wav [email protected] "Welcome, to Open T X"  
. . . by putting multiple lines into a bin/bash script file and making it executable (using CHMOD 777) . . .

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     #!/bin/bash

     clear

     echo -n "Creating SOUNDS folder in "; pwd
     mkdir SOUNDS
     cd  SOUNDS

     echo
     echo "Creating EN folder"
     mkdir en
     cd en
     echo "Creating EN sound files"
     echo
     echo "smart.wav"; say -o smart.wav [email protected] "SMART Mode"
     echo "agility.wav"; say -o agility.wav [email protected] "AGILITY Mode"

     echo
     echo "Creating SYSTEM folder"
     mkdir SYSTEM
     cd SYSTEM
     echo "Creating SYSTEM sound files"
     echo
     echo "tada.wav"; say -o tada.wav [email protected] "Welcome, to Open T X"

     echo
     echo "HIT 'CMD+Q' to quit"
     echo
. . . it is possible to automate the entire process of generating a complete set of sound files.

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by subsunk » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:41 pm

Hi there,
i have just tried running opentxspeak on windows 7 but got an error message saying that .net framework v4.0.30319 must be installed
so i downloaded v4.0.30319.1 as i couldn't find the other version but it still comes up with the error.
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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by Rob Thomson » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:56 pm

Hi All

My old version of the simple sound generator 'vanished'.

Just whipped up a new one!

http://212.59.78.77/simple-sound-generator/

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Re: OpenTX voice file generator

Post by thebriars0 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:46 pm

Hi all, have you tried TTSautomate? This is the perfect solution for sound files for OpenTX. Works with Windows.

See here for something for the Mac. http://rcdiy.ca/create-voice-tracks-mac/


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