Text To Speech - Its Simple

Looking for a natural voice speech engine? Curious about what software can read your e-mails. Here is the latest TTS (text-to-speach) news.

AT&T Natural Voices

AT&T Natural Voices are available in 16khz or 8khz Versions. The 16khz versions have a richer, fuller sound and are more natural sounding. The 8khz version is slightly less expensive and takes up less disk space, but generally doesn't sound quite as good. A good analogy might be that 16khz voices sound like voices over FM Radio, while 8khz voices sound much more like voices over the telephone.

NeoSpeech

Kate and Paul are US English voices, available in 16khz or 8khz versions, supporting SAPI5 Speech applications including all NextUp.com Products, most newer TTS programs from other companies, as well as TTS functions built into Windows XP. Each voice requires slightly under 300mb of disk space, and is available on CD or via download. They support speed and pitch adjustments, and require a minimum of Pentium II, 400mhz with 128mb RAM.

TextAloud 2.0

TextAloud converts any text into spoken words. Instead of the valuable time you spend reading on your computer, imagine being free to relax, get up and stretch, or work on other things while the information you need is read to you in a pleasant, natural sounding human voice. Better still, leave your computer behind. TextAloud's unique Text to MP3 conversion can save your daily reading to MP3 audio files to download to your portable MP3 player. Listen to email, online news, or important documents while you exercise, work or commute.

NewsAloud
http://www.deprice.com/newsaloud.htm

NewsAloud personal news agent finds the stories you want, then reads them aloud in a natural, human sounding voice. Stop plowing through email or spending hours surfing the net for the news that interests you. Instead let NewsAloud do it so you can listen while you work on something else, or get your news to go and listen while you excercise, commute, or get outside for a change.

In depth information on these TTS solutions is available at:

AT&T Natural Voices
http://www.deprice.com/attnaturalvoices.htm

NeoSpeech
http://www.deprice.com/neospeechsapi5voices.htm

TextAloud 2.0
http://www.deprice.com/textaloud.htm

NewsAloud
http://www.deprice.com/newsaloud.htm

More reviews for TTS software can be found at http://www.deprice.com

In The News:


pen paper and inkwell


cat break through


Faxing over VoIP

As far as VoIP has come in Voice telephone calls,... Read More

VOIP

This article contains the excellent information about the Voice Over... Read More

VoIP (Computer Phone) Warning

Warning! Warning! Warning!Beware of VoIP internet service providers that operate... Read More

How VoIP Will Affect Every Household and Business in the World

Seattle venture capitalist, Greg Gottesman, calls it "?one of the... Read More

VOIP: A Basic, Basic Intro

What is it?Most people are familiar w/ NetMeeting and other... Read More

Will VoIP be a Mass Market Product?

A common thinking among "Marketing people " is that for... Read More

Voice over Internet Protocal VoIP for Business

VoIP consists of 2 major technologies....Making Calls Over the Internet--ResidentialThis... Read More

Benefits of VoIP

You may not have considered it but there are many... Read More

Why VoIP is not Going to Fail

VoIP is an almost constant topic in our daily dose... Read More

Google Joins the Internet Phone Revolution

Its not so long ago that the idea of free... Read More

The Single Most Important Thing to Know About Computer Phones (VoIP)

Over 90% of computer phones (VoIP) are not secure because... Read More

VOIP Questions and Answers

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, has grown in popularity... Read More

Consumer Review on CallWave Call Alert Service

Missing phone calls while you are online?Are you thinking of... Read More

VoIP and 911 Warning

Be leery of your VoIP phone system in case of... Read More

How Voip Can Mask The Size Of Your Business And Save You A Bundle

Have you heard the buzz about VOIP (Voice Over Internt... Read More

Needless HIGH RISK Exposure For Business Using Computer Phones

The Facts? Computer phones (VoIP) offer the most optimal means... Read More

How to Never Pay a Hotel Phone Bill Again

The protocol is increasingly being adopted as the standard means... Read More

VOIP For Your Business

Many companies are now beginning to look into alternatives to... Read More

Finally Voip Worth a Look!

Everyone can Benefit from this Technology! Voip will be next... Read More

Try VoIP for Free - No Commitment, No Hardware

Try VoIP Before BuyingSo you like the concept of 'cutting'... Read More

VoIP 101: Voice over IP for Beginners

For those who have never heard about the potential of... Read More

Using a Bluetooth Headset with your PC

BluetoothFor those of you not familiar with the term, Bluetooth... Read More

VoIP Overview

Since we're using computers all the time to do our... Read More

What Is VOIP?

Confused about VOIP? Join the crowd. It's not as difficult... Read More

Use your Computer to make Cheap Long-Distance Telephone Calls

What is 'VoIP'?Simply put, VoIP refers to the carriage of... Read More

The Future of Communications - Voice Over Internet

When was the last time that you were able to... Read More

Voice over IP (VoIP) Features

Because with VOIP you can make calls from anywhere you... Read More

Does Voice Over IP Telephony Spell the End for Traditional Telephones?

Just What is Voice Over IP Telephony?Voice over Internet Telephony... Read More

Making PC to Phone VoIP Calls over Dial-Up Internet Connections

There's a lot of hype these days surrounding Internet-based voice... Read More

How Much Bandwidth is Required for VoIP Phones?

A long-standing question for potential VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)... Read More

World On IP Community versus Telecoms Monopoly

World on IP community versus the TELECOMS' monopoly or a... Read More

Security, Stability, and Interoperability Issues on VoIP Implementation

Now we have accepted that VoIP is no longer just... Read More

How VoIP Works -- Busting Out of Long Distance Rates

VoIP is the newest advancement in audio communications technology, and... Read More