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Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 am
by obermann
Presenting new eSpeak plugin.
eSpeak is a compact, portable and powerful TTS (text to speach) program.
Plugin is using portable eSpeak library (DLL) that will run on all 32bit Windows 2000 .. 10.

Open on Github:

Re: eSpeak

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:02 pm
by slattynan
Nice, I can use this to automate an Alexa skill when I get home :o.

EG "Alexa turn on SLatty home greeting" ...

Alexa... "Welcome Slatty would you like me to tell you how amazing you are today?"

Slatty... "Yes Please" --- I'm English even computers get the courtesy of politeness!

Alexa... "Well you're not amazing, so sod off out my house!"

Second thoughts might give this a miss :roll:

Re: eSpeak

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:20 pm
by kgschlosser

TY for creating a new plugin. we do appreciate it very much. If you can provide some use cases for it that would be awesome. this way people will know what they can use the plugin for.

Re: eSpeak

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:10 am
by obermann
I mentioned a use case on github. I created this plugin because I like to listen to podcasts, but there are no displays around (hard to believe these days). So, how about an interactive button on a remote control to tell me (voice) how long to the end of the track or which track it is? eSpeak has some capability to spell numbers, that may be enough for English, but I made additional EG plugin to spell numbers in Lithuanian language.

BTW there is alternative TTS plugin called Speech, that one uses Windows SAPI (big beast). So you may have even more choice of voices and technologies. Speaking of which eSpeak integrates with yet another-- MBROLA.

Re: eSpeak

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:44 pm
by obermann
Correction of GetParameter action UI "Default" checkbox inverted logic bug.
MBROLA build from GitHub sources.