Speect packages don't work
Willem van der Walt
wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Thu Oct 29 06:49:40 EDT 2015
One can compile from source and then also the hts engine wich is mensioned
in the readme.
I think if there are packages, they are likely outdated.
I cannot remember if there are sample voices on the site, if not, contact
me when you have built it.
There are both python and C apis, so eventually writing something like
espeakup, but for speect, should be relatively easy.
one can add -dwith_tests or something to the cmake command and will then
get a binary synth_test that can generate a .wav file. Putting that in a
pipe using play from sox can
be used as a basic test binary and could be used with speech-dispatcher's
Note with speect as it is, you might have to do your own text
Kind regards, Willem
On Thu, 29 Oct 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:
> On 10/22/2015 10:40 PM, Willem van der Walt wrote:
>> I grabbed the demo .wav and am not impressed.
>> Our own tts, speect, is better.
>> It is available at http://speect.sf.net
>> It is using hmm tts methods.
>> It is more natural sounding than gnu speech or espeak, and not IMHO suited
>> for screenreader use.
>> HMM is synthesized sound, modeled after human voices which is actual
>> recordings, IE. the computer is tought how speech should sound by giving it
>> examples of how a real person would read some given text.
> I looked at the download site with interest. First, it would appear that
> fully installed, it's bigger than Gnuspeech. Gnuspeech without a dictionary
> weighs in at under 1 MB and with the data files at 3.8 MB. However, I
> wasn't able to get the Ubuntu package to install on 14.04.3, even after
> adding the PPA repository. Apparently packages are only available for 12.04
> Precise. That's too bad as I am always willing to give other synthesizers a
> chance. I'm always looking for high quality speech for reading text files,
> ebooks, etc. If the packages get updated, please post here.
> Also, to keep this on topic for the Speakup list, what about writing either
> a module for Speech Dispatcher or a Speakup connector? If it's as good as
> you claim it is, Orca users would probably also be interested, but there
> would need to be a module for Speech Dispatcher.
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