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Oliver Cookson
2004-03-01, 05:15
Hi,

Do you think it would be possible to integrate a text2speech (like the
windows version) with Slim Server? It would be great for reading ID3
tags and pronouncing song titles etc... I think it would be a cool
gadget, and a VERY useful feature for the blind.

Anybody feel this would be a worthy addition?

Thanks

dean
2004-03-01, 09:46
Hi Oliver,

It certainly is possible, although it would probably entail some
significant development effort.

-dean

On Mar 1, 2004, at 4:15 AM, Oliver Cookson wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Do you think it would be possible to integrate a text2speech (like the
> windows version) with Slim Server? It would be great for reading ID3
> tags and pronouncing song titles etc... I think it would be a cool
> gadget, and a VERY useful feature for the blind.
>
> Anybody feel this would be a worthy addition?
>
> Thanks
>

Bob Myers
2004-03-01, 10:54
On Windows, using SAPI which I know superficially, it's about three
lines of code to create a WAV file of any bit of text. XP comes with
all this stuff installed. Totally non-cross-platform but could be cute
enough to make it worthwhile. I'd write a plug-in but that's a little
beyond my level. Actually, if the goal is to announce the currently
song using TTS, it's not clear to me that the currente plug-in
architecture supports that kind of thing. Does it?

--
Bob Myers

Quoting dean blackketter:

> Hi Oliver,
>
> It certainly is possible, although it would probably entail some
> significant development effort.
>
> -dean
>
> On Mar 1, 2004, at 4:15 AM, Oliver Cookson wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Do you think it would be possible to integrate a text2speech (like
>> the windows version) with Slim Server? It would be great for reading
>> ID3 tags and pronouncing song titles etc... I think it would be a
>> cool gadget, and a VERY useful feature for the blind.
>>
>> Anybody feel this would be a worthy addition?

dean
2004-03-01, 14:02
Wow, I didn't know it was that easy. It should be possible to build a
plug-in to do this, with a little effort.

I'm not sure exactly what it would say, though. How do you imagine it
would work?

-dean

On Mar 1, 2004, at 9:54 AM, Bob Myers wrote:

> On Windows, using SAPI which I know superficially, it's about three
> lines of code to create a WAV file of any bit of text. XP comes with
> all this stuff installed. Totally non-cross-platform but could be cute
> enough to make it worthwhile. I'd write a plug-in but that's a little
> beyond my level. Actually, if the goal is to announce the currently
> song using TTS, it's not clear to me that the currente plug-in
> architecture supports that kind of thing. Does it?
>
> --
> Bob Myers
>
> Quoting dean blackketter:
>
>> Hi Oliver,
>>
>> It certainly is possible, although it would probably entail some
>> significant development effort.
>>
>> -dean
>>
>> On Mar 1, 2004, at 4:15 AM, Oliver Cookson wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Do you think it would be possible to integrate a text2speech (like
>>> the windows version) with Slim Server? It would be great for reading
>>> ID3 tags and pronouncing song titles etc... I think it would be a
>>> cool gadget, and a VERY useful feature for the blind.
>>>
>>> Anybody feel this would be a worthy addition?
>
>

Bob Myers
2004-03-01, 15:24
One obvious thing is more it to say the name of the song before it
starts to play. My cursory glance at the plug-in architecture didn't
yield any obvious way for a plug-in to get control at that point,
through...

--
Bob Myers

Quoting dean blackketter:

> Wow, I didn't know it was that easy. It should be possible to build a
> plug-in to do this, with a little effort.
>
> I'm not sure exactly what it would say, though. How do you imagine it
> would work?


> On Mar 1, 2004, at 9:54 AM, Bob Myers wrote:
>
>> On Windows, using SAPI which I know superficially, it's about three
>> lines of code to create a WAV file of any bit of text. XP comes with
>> all this stuff installed. Totally non-cross-platform but could be
>> cute enough to make it worthwhile. I'd write a plug-in but that's a
>> little beyond my level. Actually, if the goal is to announce the
>> currently song using TTS, it's not clear to me that the currente
>> plug-in architecture supports that kind of thing. Does it?

dean
2004-03-01, 15:43
Let's move this discussion to the developer list. The plugin API
doesn't have this call, but there are other ways to get at it.

-dean

On Mar 1, 2004, at 2:24 PM, Bob Myers wrote:

> One obvious thing is more it to say the name of the song before it
> starts to play. My cursory glance at the plug-in architecture didn't
> yield any obvious way for a plug-in to get control at that point,
> through...
>
> --
> Bob Myers
>
> Quoting dean blackketter:
>
>> Wow, I didn't know it was that easy. It should be possible to build a
>> plug-in to do this, with a little effort.
>>
>> I'm not sure exactly what it would say, though. How do you imagine it
>> would work?
>
>
>> On Mar 1, 2004, at 9:54 AM, Bob Myers wrote:
>>
>>> On Windows, using SAPI which I know superficially, it's about three
>>> lines of code to create a WAV file of any bit of text. XP comes with
>>> all this stuff installed. Totally non-cross-platform but could be
>>> cute enough to make it worthwhile. I'd write a plug-in but that's a
>>> little beyond my level. Actually, if the goal is to announce the
>>> currently song using TTS, it's not clear to me that the currente
>>> plug-in architecture supports that kind of thing. Does it?
>
>