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  • ibewgypsie
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    Now? I am writing a simple visual basic program to truncuate the bible into it's chapters and name them. I'll have to determine the <eof> character to add in.. Most the larger stories once configured into mp3 format are too large of a file to store on one cdrom (670mb). This is easy and doo-able.

    Kicking my butt at the moment.. but.. I know a stubborn man with a lot of tattoos.

    Crystal16's voice is pretty darned good. There are better ones out there but not at the cost of the software..

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  • ricksplace
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    David-

    Rob and I have known each other since high school. We both went separate ways after high school and wound up teaching at the same college 35 years later. Funny how life works like that sometimes.

    You and Rob might look a lot different, but I think the two of you are cut from the same intellectual cloth (so to speak).

    We had this great science teacher in high school. We were learning about bernouli's principle, and were throwing paper gliders around the room. 35 years ago, you could open the windows in the room, so the teacher suggested that we throw the gliders out the window (we were on the seventh floor), and see how they flew. Rob turned the elevators down on his glider to see if he could make it fly in the window of the room below us. Then he decided to light one on fire. Of course it was the one that went straight into the room of the most boring history teacher you have ever known.

    Does this sound like you?

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  • ibewgypsie
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    We are going up today to purchase a mp3 player for the lowrider (my commuter truck) I spend 2 hours a day in that thing.

    Alpine cd-mp3-WMA player is $199.. Sony MP3 is $129.. not sure which I want yet..

    FOR THE FUN OF IT? Using trueSpace6.6 and its motion-speech dynamic engine I could build a 3d puppet to speak these stories. I really am enjoying the truespace6.6 demo.. easy to use and it has Heads you can stretch, plastisize and play with, motion points (jaws and eyes) are linked in a manner to allow random movements as it talks. Just like a real person. Scary.. just wait till I get the 3d scanner up and running into a 3d truespace enviroment. I can do PEOPLE who talk in thier voice, that look like them, that.... On your desktop.. Ohh Marylynn Monroe, I love it when you talk dirty to me........................
    And put your clothes back on.............

    [This message has been edited by ibewgypsie (edited 07-02-2005).]

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  • ibewgypsie
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    Rick:

    They tell me I am odd and eccentric. Something about a 300lb man with over six square feet of colored pictures, a grey beard over eight inches long and a shaved head.

    I just live/act/learn/play in a manner that makes me happy. I used to be really high strung, now I am learning to be more low key.

    David

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  • ibewgypsie
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    NO MP3 PLAYER NEEDED for some books. A child can do this with a tape player in front of the computer speakers..

    FOR BEDRIDDEN people.. Go to the GLUTEN library link posted above. Go to English, or your preference language, GO to HUMAN read books, put your mouse on it, right click, save it as "whatever you want filename".wav on your computer.

    It talks through your windows media in a human voice. They have from Sherlock holmes to Edgar allen Poe poetry, to...

    I downloaded Edisons old tube records last night and put them onto my mp3 player to take to work. The world was a simpler place then.

    Yes Norman, I downloaded the paid for program and two voices I liked. I enjoy it, my daughter will enjoy it, My friends kids will enjoy it when I make them a cdrom of the stories.

    ------------------
    David Cofer, Of:
    Tunnel Hill, North Georgia

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  • ricksplace
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    David -great idea.

    Check out a freebie program called "readplease". It reads anything in your computer to you in a human voice. One of my fellow profs at work wrote the program for his Dad who loved to read and developed glaucoma. His name is Rob McCormack, and engineer and a real chiphead.

    Rob is one of those guys (and we all know at least one) who is so smart he is a little "off centre" without being eccentric.

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  • Norman Atkinson
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    Evan

    How long did it take to pronounce on such things?

    Norman

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  • Evan
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    Well, it seems that they (whoever "they" are) have finally made a special exception to the phoneme translator...

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  • hammerhead74000
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    Re: speaking longevity

    Well, I just tried it on my PowerBook.... and it pronounced it quite correctly (and intelligibly, too).

    Just using the built in speech synth in OS X....

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  • Evan
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    David,

    You gotta check out this video. It's worth it! Scroll down and click "download".

    http://www.compfused.com/directlink/48/

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  • Norman Atkinson
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    David,

    Have loaded the freebie- Naturalreader.

    Does it work when you are deaf?

    It's the Brune- told yer.First signs.

    Norman

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  • ibewgypsie
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    Phonetic change it.. simple to do.. thou I have not tried with "that " word..

    I just downloaded Edisons phono-graph tin-type music and some other neato recordings from 1800-1920.. some old stuff.. neat..

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  • Evan
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    I have yet to see a text to speech algorithym that can properly pronounce the word "longevity".

    [This message has been edited by Evan (edited 07-01-2005).]

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  • ibewgypsie
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    http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/2
    Computer spoken here..

    http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/1
    these are in plain HUMAN english, no conversion needed, just a cd or hard drive to store them onto..

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  • ibewgypsie
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    It will speak any text, be it on a computer screen, or off notepad, or... just high light the text and CNtrl-C and it starts talking..

    Webpages can be spoken in voice, or email.. or.. See? Tech manuals?

    I enjoyed the grim brothers fairy tales.. I downloaded them for my kid.. I am a big kid I guess.

    Speech recognition, now.. with me with no teeth and southern slang accents it don't stand a chance in hades of recognizing what I say..

    If ya was closer, I'd give ya the nickel tour.. a Lookie-lou... HA..

    Have a good one.. I am off to bed.. finally sleepy.. (tranqulizer and two beers)

    [This message has been edited by ibewgypsie (edited 07-01-2005).]

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