GUI (graphical frontend) for espeak machine speaker and recorder

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  • #139656
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    RJP

      Packages espeak, yad and sox to be installed. Not so good than Gespeaker but working with every systems.

      #139663
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      PPC

        Nice effort… but please see the thread https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/tts-text-to-speech-in-linux-piper/ on Piper, a much better tts engine. The thread includes instructions on how to install and use it and also a simple GUI that I wrote.

        Comparing espeak with Piper is like comparing riding a horse to flying in a plane (but that’s just my opinion).

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        #139665
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        RJP

          Horse is much reliable than airplane. 😉

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          #139668
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          PPC

            Well, Piper’s voice quality is very good in the 3 languages I tested… but not all languages have feminine and masculine voices (pt and pt_br don’t). Piper generates what I call “Google like TTS” in almost real time, even in relatively slow computers, and creates tts audio files about has fast as some on-line services (and as good or better than those audio files).
            I did not mean to say espeak is bad in itself, it’s been “reliable” (as you so well put it) for ages, I just wanted to remind you that the FOSS world if full of extremely nice alternatives for almost any task you can think of…

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            #139704
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            RJP

              If you think that espeak is too old, you can use espeak-ng version (MACHINESPEAKER-NG).

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