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eSpeak Reviews

eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for...

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  • Does anyone know any good TTS program for linux? I'm hoping for something free. There's a good option on windows, but I tried messing with wine to use it on linux and it wasn't working for me.
    You might try espeak or - for something that looks more feature-rich - festival. - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • I don't know if I'll be able to stream because of my mutism :((
    Hey! I’m mute too and I’ve been wanting to stream. So far I’ve decided on using eSpeak, a text-to-speech app for PC that allows commercial usage. You might also be able to find online text-to-speech that allows commercial usage, it just might take awhile to find. Depending on the time of content you make you could also dedicate part of your layout to a spot you could type in and... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Vocaloid 6
    Can someone point to a good open source alternative for vocaloid? I know of Sinsy [0] but I couldn't get it working. Ecantorix [1] is very old and rudimentary (it uses espeak underneath [2]). Searching just now I see OpenUtau [3] but I have no experience with it. Seems crazy there isn't a good FOSS solution for this. [0] [1] [2]... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Is there a website that reads the custom phonetically written words?
    The closest that I know of is espeak, . It certainly doesn't cover all of the IPA though. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How to generate high-quality text-to-speech for free
    I use one of the free alternatives: ESpeak. (Linux & Windows only). - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Dicio: Free and open source voice assistant for Android
    MicroG only works when signature spoofing is enabled for it, so if you have microG working, then that prerequisite should be met. I haven't checked every Android distribution, but I can confirm that Speech Services for Google works on LineageOS for microG. The original eSpeak project[1] that eSpeak NG was forked from dis get abandoned, and eSpeak also has an older Android implementation[2] that also got abandoned.... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • What vibration sensor (or smart plug) for laundry detection do you use?
    When it figures the machine was active and is now inactive that indicates the cycle is over. Then I have an Echo sitting next to the speaker of the Linux box and use espeak to have the Echo announce the laundry is done. The script basically talks to the Echo and says "Alexa, make an announcement" and then "The washing machine is done". - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What's a feature you wish a virtual assistant had?
    I would have no problem sharing the source code or even the binaries (the code compiled in a ready-to-go .exe file). But unfortunately it would have to be a whole different program if I was to distribute it to the public. That's because I'm taking advantage of a lot of stuff that I've already tweaked or installed on my Windows computer (e.g.: it uses ffmpeg/ffplay to play audio in the background, VLC to play... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What's a feature you wish a virtual assistant had?
    Hahahah we're definitely on the track for deepfaking famous people's voices (see: Jay-Z raps the navy seals copypasta). But the "Stephen Hawking mode" is pretty much what I use for the speech synthesizer in my UI. I use the eSpeak library/software, which you can download here and use it as a command-line program or via their graphical user interface. There's also an online generator version of it using the same... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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